Knights, fair ladies, and fire-breathers unite! From gilded invitations to a faire-worthy feast, see how Kristy Rice of Momental Designs planned a rennaissance-inspired bash for her son Izzy's second birthday.
Once Upon A Time
Some might say it was a "like father, like son" story.
"My husband is a tad obsessed with all things renaissance," Rice explains. "So Izzy's nickname, 'baby dragon', just sort of happened." Then, during a recent family adventure to Scotland, Izzy fell in love with a touch-and-feel book about the Loch Ness Monster (which he thought was a dragon). When it came time to play his second birthday, the party theme was a no-brainer: "It only seemed fitting we plan a dragon party."
The fruit displays were not only kid-friendly (shatter and spill-free!) accents, but also doubled as party favors for guests to take home afterwards. “"Individually painted watercolor leaves also added style and whimsy to an otherwise ordinary collection of fruit."
Another personal touch included the table number cards: playful watercolor illustration cut-outs, inspired by Izzy'z favorite stuffed animal, Zi (short for Zion!).
Put a Crown On It
Upon arrival, guests were encouraged to — as happily dictated by the corresponding sign — "put a crown on it." A circular table displayed a treasure trove of gold paper crowns, beside a dish of hair pins for extra-secure fastening.
Corn cakes with salsa and creme fraiche
Grilled cheese with tomato soup shots
Caesar salads in mini Parmesan cups