Friday, June 3, 2011

Kati's Communion Party~

When I started planning this party I knew that I wanted to have it at the local lake.  The park is so peaceful and the party pavilions have some beautiful views of the lake.  I was going for a very upscale picnic vibe and started picking up pretty crystal serving pieces, dainty cake plates, vases...everything would be champagne, pearls & feathers, it would be beautiful!!
 Then I got a letter from the Dept. of Parks & Recreation stating that there couldn't be ANY glass used at the pavilion!!!
So on to plan B~ Kati's rustic chic celebration... lavender, brown, and green...

~The B.F.F.'s with their matching lavender hair clips xo

Welcome to Kati's party!!!  We had a wonderful day with family and friends!

We had a gorgeous day to celebrate my daughter's First Holy Communion.  A little humidity to start, which in no time at all was replaced with a cool lake breeze and sunny skies!  : )

~I made lots & lots of sugar cookies

These bird seed bird feeders were made using a recipe found here~ Intimate Weddings
I hung a few as decorations and gave away larger, flower shaped bird feeders tied with lilac twine as favors.

The cake was a vanilla butter cake with butter cream icing, covered in fondant.  I made the little communion cutie on top out of fondant.
These purple flowers are actually hair clips that I made as favors for the girls.  I found a tutorial on line for these & really wish I'd saved the link so I could give proper credit  to them.  It was actually pretty easy once I stopped burning my fingers!  {I cut lots of circles out of silk, used a lighter to seal the edges, I used hair clips bought at a local beauty supply shop & hot glued the finished flowers to the clips.}

Have you seen these GIANT marshmallows? They make such a great treat dipped in white chocolate. I sprinkled these with sugar crystals and tied a little ribbon on each one.

These mini flower pots are just too cute!  I was originally going to make regular sized cupcakes until I found these at A.C.Moore.  I love all things miniature.  {You can draw whatever you'd like on them with chalk, I was heart happy with this party xo}...I don't have a clear pic. but the back 3 flower pots are sitting on a little green bench. : )
Some of our artists painting bird houses,such concentration on those little faces!!!  
It's hard to believe that the forecast for the day called for all day thunder storms... 
Thank you for stopping by!  And a HUGE thanks to everyone who was a part of making this day so special!

~The Amazing Vendors used for this party~

*Kati's custom made dress and matching head piece by~ Boutique Elli'Ette 

*Photography by~ Expressions by Nicole Marie

*Custom Invitations and thank you cards, congratulations sign, & favor tags by~  Sweet Craft Cakes

*Lilac twine used for the bunting and hanging labels & thank you tags by~The Twinery

*Sweet table {baking, decorating & styling}, bunting, purple flower hair clips, bird seed bird feeder favors by~ Me! {Frog prince cake & cookie design}  : )


  1. Wow! How beautiful everything is!! Just gorgeous!

  2. Such sweet & wonderful party details! You planned (and made) everything so beautifully! Love that last jumping pic. :-)

  3. I'm here via Tip Junkie.


    Beautiful party, ALL FOR JESUS!

    I host a linky party to share First Communion Joy. You’re invited to visit and add your party/links.

    Pax Christi – Lena

  4. Very cute! Love that dress and hat!