Zoe's "Yoga in the Garden" Garden Party!

Last month we celebrated Zoe’s second birthday, if I may say, in style.  I decided earlier on that this year would be the year I would go a little crazy and style her party with as many details as I could possibly manage.

We hosted her party at Yoga Buttons, a local kid-friendly yoga studio in the heart of the Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver, with approximately 25-30 of our closest friends and family.  The theme was “Yoga in the Garden”, or a garden party, with a white, gold, light pink and mint green colour scheme.  For some reason it took me a while to think of the colours, but thanks to a bulk tissue paper purchase at my local dollar store, I was able to take some of those colours and pair it with white and gold.  The result?  Absolute perfection!

The party had to be all about Zoe [of course!}, so I made sure it was known with the help of a few {giant} gold balloons:
And a number “2”, just in case anyone forgot how old she was turning {I kid!}:
Zoe’s birthday banner and paper fan backdrop were both handmade by yours truly. I wanted everything to match the party’s colour scheme and I really just enjoyed getting crafty. The paper fan backdrop was actually meant for the dessert table but I think it worked a lot better here:
We had a snack station set up for all of the guests with a few nibbles and bites:
I scored an amazing deal on the plastic drink bottles {they’re actually spice bottles!} from our local dollar store and paired them with these gorgeous light pink and gold striped straws:
The tassel balloon and tassel garland {both made with love by me} truly complimented the snack station:
My favourite part of the party was the dessert table set-up.  As soon as guests walked into the studio, they were greeted by this table and I may have gotten a few compliments here and there!
Everyone was completely enamoured with Sweet Bake Shop’s mint green ombre vanilla cake {inside and out!} and flower-shaped cookies, also in mint green and light pink.  I may have sneaked a few cookies into my purse!

Photo by me
I also made confetti sticks as a fun party favour and displayed them on the dessert table. The original idea came from a post by The Confetti Bar on Best Friends For Frosting’s blog:
All of the kids had a blast with crafts, yoga and some fun play time:
Of course, they had to eat too:
After the kids stuffed their mouths with pizza and other goodies, it was time for CAKE!  Zoe was completely mesmerized by the sparkler on her cake and tried to each for it, but not before her protective big brother stopped her!  Love how it looks like he’s pulling her by the hair and she doesn’t even notice:
And then this happened:
The birthday girl actually blew out all of her candles!  No boyfriends here {Daddy was really happy}!

We had all of the moments captured by the ever talented Bethany Schiedel, owner of the Vancouver boutique photography studio, Images by Bethany.  We’ve worked with her before and absolutely love her style of photography and talent, which is clearly showcased through Zoe’s party photos.
In my eyes, this party was my most successful to date.  Usually after a party is over, I feel exhausted and glad that it's done.  This time, I was on a high for the rest of the weekend and the week after.  Almost seems like this is what I was meant to do!

Party style, cake pops and decorations by:  SwankMama
Photo credit:  Images by Bethany
Cake and cookies:  Sweet Bake Shop
Flowers:  The Flower Factory
Cake stand and straws:  Front and Company
Cupcake toppers, party circles and "Zoe" print:  Just a Bird Printables
Venue:  Yoga Buttons

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