Adorable twins, Raylee and Blair, celebrated their second birthday in Preppy Nautical style. Their creative mommy chose bright pink and blue for their color scheme and added so many cute details! I think the “Pin the Sail on the Sailboat” might be my favorite! Such a classic birthday game that is always loved! The sweet photos were kindly shared by Michelle Able Photography.

Happy 2nd Birthday, Raylee and Blair! What a sweet celebration! Find more ideas for your Preppy Nautical party on the blog HERE! Find the full Preppy Nautical Collection in the SHOP!

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Like so many little girls, Eliza loves dress up, playing mommy and tea parties. She is almost always in someone else’s shoes… usually her sisters’ tap shoes or my high heels. It started early and funny enough, “shoes” was actually her first word after “momma” and “dadda”. This year, pulling off a big party just wasn’t feasible, but fortunately, the only thing Eliza requested was a tea party with her best girlfriend, Blayke. Absolutely, I can do that! I sought the help of the talented Casey at Sugar Studios. She created the adorable silhouette and I just LOVE how it came out!

Eliza and Blayke are only one day apart, born in the same hospital and our rooms were just down the hall from each other! Her mom and I are dear friends and our daughters have shared such a special relationship, literally from the very start. Look at the most precious photos captured by Kim Craig Ali Photography. These two just adore each other!

The white dresses were hand-me-downs from my Anna Claire and Julia and I asked Blayke’s mommy to send along her pearls and heels. The girls were sooo eager to get dressed up. It’s easy to forget sometimes that the most simple things can be so exciting to little ones! I wish I had a picture of Eliza’s face when she saw her room. She was so excited! The night before the party, Eliza got to sleep in our bed and I transformed her room after she went to sleep. Timing was perfect as we were sadly taking down her crib, putting away the glider and making way for her big girl bed. We used our Carolina play table and chairs from Pottery Barn Kids. I pulled in Anna Claire’s nightstand for our cake table and we used Eliza’s dresser as our “serving station”. Our Harper Rug is also from PBK. It was a very simple setup, but the girls felt sooo fancy!

The Little Miss Collection includes the following: invite, pennant banner, water bottle wraps, place cards, favor tags, cupcake toppers, welcome sign, flat note, stickers and straw flags. No matter how small the party, I can’t help but still love all the details! My husband just laughs at how excited I get, but it is so fun! Enjoy it while we can, right?

The beautiful cake was made by local baker, Kate Petronis. Kate shares my love for parties and has designed some incredible cakes!! You can see lots more of her work and party ideas on her blog at And Everything Sweet. I found the inspiration for this cake in a random google search and sadly, I do not know where. To the creative mind behind the original cake, thank you for sharing your talent! I hope our take is a compliment to you! I apologize for not being able to give correct credit where credit is due. Kate did an awesome job and of course, it was sooo delicious! The whole “too pretty to eat” does not stand true in our house! We had a family party that night and dug in!

After we dressed up, the girls were ready for their “tea cake”. On birthdays, I let them completely spoil their meals so we ate cupcakes first. You can see Eliza was not keen on sharing. She took her time, yet the rest were ready to nibble hers as seconds! That face!
I only set the table for Eliza and Blayke, but the big sisters really wanted to be part of the fun. We decided Anna Claire and Julia could be the waitresses and they just LOVED that idea!! I set up Eliza’s dresser as a serving station with drink pitchers, napkins, snacks and their boxed lunch. The white gable boxes came from Smash Cake & Co. I dressed it up with the silhouette sticker and polka dot ribbon from JoAnn. The snack containers were filled with yogurt and can be found in the Sweet Peach shop. The pink striped napkins came from the Target party aisle and matched perfectly.

For the favor, I bought these white boxes at Michaels and filled them with some girlie fun…. pink nail polish, pink lip gloss that looked like lipstick (they loved that), and some play jewelry.

After lunch, the girls just played… squealed, scooted around in heels, laughed and played! It was a simple celebration, but so sweet! I’m sooo thankful I had Kim Craig Ali Photography come over. She captured some of the most precious pictures that I will absolutely treasure! My little Minnie Pearl…

I wish this picture was a video! I would love to remember what they were laughing about! Something extremely silly, I’m sure, but they do have the cutest giggles together!

Happy 3rd Birthday to our dear friend, Blayke! {We sang to both of them!} You have such a sweet, tender heart, Blayke!! We are so thankful for you and your precious friendship!

And Happy 3rd Birthday to my my most precious, Eliza! You absolutely brighten our family! Your spunky personality, contagious giggle and 3 going on 13 conversations bring us so much laughter! I am so blessed to be your momma!

All printable supplies for the Little Miss Collection are available in the SHOP. If you are desiring professionally printed invites, please see pricing and info HERE.

Party Printables & Plastic Containers: Sweet Peach Paperie
Photos: Kim Craig Ali Photography
Silhouette: Sugar Studios
Cake: And Everything Sweet
Gable Boxes: Smash Cake & Co.
Striped Straws & Favor Boxes: Michaels
Table, Chairs & Rug: Pottery Barn Kids
Napkins: Target
Polka Dot Ribbon: JoAnn
Black Stitched Ribbon: Hobby Lobby
Table Runner Fabric: Hancock Fabrics
White Dresses: Bailey Boys
Bow Top & Bloomer Set: Posh Pickle

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Sweet Customer, Grace, turned one with a pink and gray princess party! The very talented Andrea Wood Photography caught all the details of her pretty princess celebration. Happy 1st Birthday, Grace! I’m honored that Sweet Peach was able to be a small party of your very big day! You are a beautiful princess!

What a sweet day! Happy 1st Birthday, Princess Grace! Thank you to Grace’s mommy and Andrea Wood Photography for sharing your party with us!

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It’s always fun to see the creative ways SPP party collections are put to use! Sweet Sophie turned one with a pink and navy Preppy Nautical party. Isn’t she a cutie? If you are a Cricut lover, check out all the ways Sophie’s mommy added special details to her big day. Thank you, Nivetha, for sharing your daughter’s party with us!

Happy 1st Birthday, Sophie! I hope it was a very sweet day!

Vendor Credits:

Party Printables: Sweet Peach Paperie

Photography: Event Capture Studio

Cake & Cupcakes: How Sweet It Is

Cricut Cartridge: “Life Is A Beach”

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I spotted this adorable farm themed party feature on Little Big Company and had to share. It was as if it was designed to match the Fresh on the Farm Collection! The party was designed by Peace of Cake and I just love the clean simplicity! A few sweet choices arranged in one neat space. To see the full party feature, visit Little Big Company.

Photos by Photography by Brígida Brito Fotografia – Recém nascidos, bebés e familia

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Love is in the air! In honor of Valentine’s Day, I am sharing this Preppy Pink and Navy Bridal Shower. I must say that this sweet customer had to win “Bridesmaid of the Year” after planning this shower. She worked so hard on the many details and was just precious to work with! From the invitations to the favors, she covered it all and gave this gorgeous bride an incredible surprise!! Thank you Breathtaking Memories Photography for sharing your beautiful photos with us! So so pretty! Happy Valentine’s Day!!


What a beautiful, glowing bride!! Congratulations, Cristina! Happy 1st Valentine’s Day! It was a pleasure to be a small part of your very special day!

Vendor Credits:
Invitation & Party Printables: Sweet Peach Paperie
Photos: Breathtaking Moments Photography
Location: Zielo Restaurant

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I’m excited to finally share with you Anna Claire and Julia’s “Mermaids & Mommies” party! It was such a sweet day with dear friends. We decided to leave the dads, boys and babies at home for an all girl celebration. I don’t think makeovers, tutus and dancing would have been top on their list!

As the girls arrived, we welcomed them with mermaid makeovers. The mommies helped the mermaids change into their matching tanks and tutus. They also had the opportunity to put on a little makeup and paint their nails, which the girls loved. They were then ready to dance! Our sweet baby-sitter choreographed an adorable dance to “Under the Sea” to teach the girls. While the mermaids danced, the mommies and grandmommies enjoyed their dinner. I quickly decided that I LOVE smaller parties! We could enjoy each other’s company and actually relax. It was just as much fun for the moms and it was for the mermaids!

Our dessert table was simple, but perfect for our smaller group of mermaids and mommies. The beautiful cookies were designed by Kristie of Peapods. She also designed the cookies for Eliza’s Watermelon Picnic. I love how she takes our theme and designs something so perfect each time! Her package is always a fun surprise to open! The striped straws, gable boxes and wooden utensils came from Smash Cake & Co. What an adorable shop for all your party supplies! I used the larger white boxes for the “Mommy” lunches and the white lunch bags for the “Mermaids”. The eyelet scallop was created by using Martha Stewart’s edger punch and the plastic snack containers have become a staple for our parties. I just love using them! They can be purchased in the shop and coordinating stickers are available for many of the collections.

The shell art used on the invitation and throughout the collection was hand drawn by the talented Kori Clark. I wanted something very simple and delicate so her art worked perfectly. Anna Claire and Julia’s sweet necklaces were custom made by Lil Mar & Co. They were a really fun addition to their mermaid makeover and the girls LOVED them! Kim Craig Ali Photography was also back to take the wonderful photos. Thank you, Kim, for all your hard work and time!! I’m so thankful for the precious photos you captured!

The beautiful table and chairs came from Events Rental Unlimited. I worked with Laurie in the Atlanta office and she was so accommodating! It was one of those weekends with scattered summer storms one minute and sunshine the next. We took a risk, had a huge storm and the sun peeked out just before the party. Praise!! Check out those clouds lingering in the sky! Laurie was wonderful about giving us the extra time we needed with the unpredictable weather.

The girls had so much fun dancing and dining! For their favor, we sent them home in their tutu along with a sweet treat for the dads. Each favor bag held an adorable Sweet Goosie Girl cookie. We wanted to say thank you to the fathers for taking care of the family while we had a fun girlie evening. Thank you, Terri, for always creating such yummy and beautiful treats! The striped favor bags were also from Smash Cake & Co. along with the giant pink balloons.

Happy Birthday to my favorite 5 year olds! I love you, Anna Claire! I love you, Julia! I’m so thankful that I was chosen to be the momma of these two! What an incredible friendship they share and blessing it is to watch them grow!

A huge thank you goes to all the wonderful vendors who contributed their time and supplies:
Invitations & Party Printables: Sweet Peach Paperie
Photography: Kim Craig Ali Photography
Party Supplies: Smash Cake & Co.
Cookies: Peapods
Favor Cookies: Sweet Goosie Girl
Necklaces: Lil Mar & Co.
Cake & Cupcakes: Publix
Table & Chairs: Event Rentals Unlimited

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I know I say it all the time, but I just LOVE seeing your party photos!! The Preppy Nautical Party was the #1 selling collection of 2013 and it makes me so happy to see the precious smiles behind it! Miss Emilia celebrated her second birthday in preppy style and I’m excited to share these beautiful photos with you!

Emilia’s talented momma made this adorable party hat using the coordinating plate liners from the Preppy Nautical Collection. What a beautiful party girl ready for her big day! The wonderful photos were taken by Chelsea Victoria Photography. So so pretty! The pink and navy nautical cake was made by Cakes by May. With the design help of Elizabeth, Emilia’s mommy, a perfect plan was created. I love how they included the coordinating Preppy Nautical banner and matching monogrammed sailboat in the design. Wow, just darling! For those of you local to West Palm Beach, be sure to check out Cakes by May.

Another fun detail is this adorable custom made piñata! Using the monogram sailboat design, Rosalba of Miami, made a perfectly matching piñata! This is the first time I’ve seen a Preppy Nautical custom piñata! So so cute! Happy 2nd Birthday, sweet Emilia! Thank you, Elizabeth, for sharing your beautiful photos with us! I love that Sweet Peach could be a small part of Emilia’s very special day!

To see more of the Preppy Nautical Collection, check out all the DETAILS and visit the SHOP!

Vendor Credits:
Invitations and Paper Décor: Sweet Peach Paperie
Photography: Chelsea Victoria Photography
Cake: Cakes by Mayleen
Pinata: Pinatas Factory By Rosalba

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Happy New Year!! Wow, 2014! It’s exciting to think of what the new year holds! 2013 was a really great year for Sweet Peach! I’m so thankful to have Lauren, my orders assistant, join me as we move into the new year. She was definitely a highlight of 2013. Lots of new collections were added, many which still need to be revealed. I’m learning more and more each year and continue to enjoy this journey!

Julia and Anna Claire went back to pre-school today and our wonderful break has officially come to an end. I’m actually the mom that did not want to send them back. We enjoyed our vacation so much, but it is back to the routine for all of us! I’m excited to share with you a beautiful party that took place over the holiday. Meet this sweet and southern little gentleman, Thornton!

Thornton’s momma wanted a classic southern party for her little gentleman. We worked off the Preppy Nautical Collection with revisions to the colors, added wide stripes and a bow tie as the theme. The color requests were navy, gray and cranberry and I just love how they came together! Andrea Wood Photography captured the party details so well. Andrea is a very talented Atlanta photographer for those local. Thornton’s momma did such a beautiful job!! I’m honored that Sweet Peach was able to be a small part of it. Happy First Birthday, Thornton! You are a little southern gentleman from head to toe!
The bow tie cake and red velvet cupcakes came from a local Atlanta baker, Sugar Bends Bakery in East Cobb.
Even the gingerbread men were dressed for the occasion! I also love the bow ties added to the aprons!

If you have a need for a preppy cookie, Terri of Sweet Goosie Girl is your lady!  She created the anchor cookies for our Preppy Nautical Party and I have been hooked ever since!
The party favor was a gift card for a Chick-fil-a lunch, an Atlanta founded favorite!

Every southern party needs sweet tea and check out those beverage napkins!

How adorable is this family!  I love when a daddy is willing to participate in the fun!  Beautiful momma with her matching gentlemen…

Happy Birthday, Thornton!  I’m so glad you had a special day!  You are ONE!

Invitations & Party Décor: Sweet Peach Paperie
Photos: Andrea Wood Photography
Bow Tie Cookies: Sweet Goosie Girl
Cake & Cupcakes: Sugar Benders Bakery

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Earlier this summer, sweet Lucy celebrated her first birthday with the Ice Cream Parlor Collection! Do you recognize the red and white parlor stand? It is just like the one we used for Anna Claire and Julia’s 3rd birthday. My dad whipped up another that was just perfect for their backyard event. In fact, Lucy’s smart mommy purchased all our extra party supplies and put them to fabulous use! Paula is an amazing planner!! She had Lucy’s party theme chosen before she was even born!
New 2.5 inch circle stickers were designed for the ice cream cups and straw flags are also now available.

These beautiful photos were taken by the very talented Atlanta Photographer, Andrea Wood. Andrea took one of my very favorite pictures of the girls for our Christmas card two years ago!

Atlanta’s famous diner, The Varsity, catered with their food truck. I just love that idea!

Ice cream coloring, stickers and ice cream bubbles are perfect ideas to keep all ages entertained!

And of course, lots of ice cream! Paula always puts together the sweetest parties and this one was no less.

Happy 1st Birthday, Lucy! Thank you, Paula, for allowing Sweet Peach to be a small part of this special day!

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