This magazine inspired party for Elle is too clever (but seriously, how can you have a daughter named Elle and resist this theme, right?) Elle's mom Phu, designed much of the party herself with the help of family and friends, incorporating Chinese, American, and Vietnamese traditions and food. Super fun and fabulously girly... there's even a red carpet style 'Elle'
backdrop. Read on below for all the details from Phu...
susan hudson photography
From Phu: After taking her 7 month photos, there was a very posed photo that inspired Elle's 1st birthday party. Elle Magazine. As someone not so fashion forward, we concentrated on photos, the font for ELLE on the cover, some of the magazine's standard headlines, and the colors pink, black and white to carry on the theme throughout the party. Invitations were the inspiration photo mocked up as a magazine cover with taglines indicating elements of the party.
ARE YOU A MILK-A-HOLIC? How Desserts Can Help You Cope: This was a catchy phrase used to showcase our dessert table. Everything but the two layer birthday cake was made at home. The simply decorated birthday cake by Jackie Spratt emulated the design from the invitation and I hand made the ELLE topper by dyeing, molding and drying fondant on sticks. We bought toppers from Cake Sugar Designs for the homemade cupcakes to carry on the design theme. The other desserts were simple, theme oriented, milk-friendly, and all made at home with love: chocolate chip cowboy cookies (recipe taken from bakerella), brownies, pink rice crispy treats, red velvet cake balls, and homemade chocolate ganache filled pink macarons. To incorporate some other elements of fashion and the magazine, the kids took home small swag bags with an ELLE cup containing sunglasses and candy and served as a container to take desserts home with them.