An Evening in Paris | 1st Birthday Party


You might say that this magnificent 1st Birthday party, from the summer of 2016, took a village to make happen…

For real: a Crepes Stand, a fresh frites station, an Eiffel Tower photo booth, a Mini-Monets Art Tent, a trackless train, a bounce house, a face painter and balloon twister made this party the most magical Paper and Pastiche party yet!

Enjoy the photos taken by Christina Marie Photography and Au Revoir!

Invitations, program, decor and signage were designed by Patty Fanella of PAPERandPASTICHE

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The Mini-Monets Art Tent was managed by Bottle and Bottega of La Grange, Illinois. 

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The Crepes Tent was managed by Gotta B Crepes of Evanston, Illinois. They were fantastic! The Frites Station was managed by PAPERandPASTICHE staff. The rest of the catering was provided by a combination of the Willowbrook Whole Foods and the Wheaton Mariano’s. 

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Face Painter, Margi, and Balloon Twister, Michelle, made a great team! They are both very difficult to book so I recommend contacting them as early as possible. 

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Eiffel Tower Family Photo Booth. Props were designed by PAPERandPASTICHE.

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Baseball Baby Shower


Styled for new mom and dad-to-be, Brynn and Justin – their party host, Amber, requested a fun, unique, vintage baseball theme. Since the Baby Shower took place in late October, we were inspired by a Fall color scheme and a ballpark-themed menu.

Peruse the gallery to view our retro concessions stand, Cracker Jacks Cupcakes, Sporty Pennant Flag Toppers, Baseball Cards and Ticket Stubs Centerpieces, Balloon Thumbprints Guest Book and Baseball Sugar Cookie Favors!

Anything you see here, including the invitation, can be customized for your baby shower or birthday party – just request a custom order through PAPERandPASTICHE.etsy.com.

Vintage Fall Baseball Baby Shower by Pastiche Events - Concessions Stand

Vintage Fall Baseball Baby Shower by Pastiche Events | Floral Centerpieces

Vintage Fall Baseball Baby Shower by Pastiche Events | Chicago Style Dogs
Vintage Fall Baseball Baby Shower by Pastiche Events | Floral Centerpieces

Vintage Fall Baseball Baby Shower by Pastiche Events | Cracker Jacks Cupcakes
Vintage Fall Baseball Baby Shower by Pastiche Events | Basbeball Invitations

Vintage Travel Bridal Shower


Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events
Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events

Alayson hired me all the way from Portland to help style and cater her little sister’s bridal shower here in Illinois. Alayson and the other bridesmaids asked me to execute their collective vision: a vintage travel, adventure concept for Amber’s May 3rd shower in Homer Glen.

Amber and her fiance, David, love to travel together and the notion that Marriage is a Journey { Not a Destination } was so inspiring: A little English Patient, a smidgen of Roman Holiday and a bit of Before Sunrise (I tend to pull my inspiration from my love of film), this shower looked and felt as beautiful as I had hoped it would…

It always helps when your new clients have amazing taste and pitch-in to help! They were a delightful family to assist and I hope they have a wonderful time at the upcoming June wedding. All the best to the beautiful couple! { Le meilleur! }

Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events | Mimosa & Bellini Bar
Mimosa and Bellini Bar for the In-Flight Cocktails
Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events | Centerpieces
Hydrangea Centerpieces with touches from the couple’s engagement photo shoot, as well as vintage paper airplanes.
Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events | Cupcakes
Chocolate and Sea-Salted Caramel Cupcakes | White Chocolate on White Vanilla Cupcakes
Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events |Favors Display
Baggage Claim { Favors } – Luggage Tags from Etsy { VeryVerdant } and Suitcase Sugar Cookies from Mrs. Campbell’s Cookies.
Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events | Advice for the Couple
Vintage-looking Postcards were used to write advice, well wishes or travel recommendations to the happy couple.
Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events | The Pretty Bridal Party and Guest of Honor
The Pretty Bridal Party and Guest of Honor

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Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events |Pastry Bar

Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events

Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events

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Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events

Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events | Advice for the Couple

Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events | Vintage Postcards for the Advice Cards

Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events | Well Wishes and Advice

Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events | Airplane and Hydrangea Centerpieces

Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events | Pastry Bar

Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events | Pastry Bar

Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events

Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events | Luggage Tags by VeryVerdant on Etsy
Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events | Luggage Tags by VeryVerdant on Etsy

River North Anniversary


Coral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | Chicago

The Guests of Honor were Gary and Kathie and the event was hosted by their very thoughtful children, Amanda and Greg. The event took place in a family member’s private penthouse suite in River North, Chicago.

Graphic design, sweets table display, floral arrangements, pretzel treats and cupcakes provided by Pastiche Events.

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s Cupcakes


Breakfast at Tiffany's Cupcakes by Pastiche Events

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Breakfast at Tiffany's Cupcakes by Pastiche Events

Happy Birthday, Rita Darling! #quelnight
Happy Birthday, Rita Darling! #quelnight

 

Forest Friends Baby Shower


Photo by Rita Norkiewicz

Twins Baby Shower at The Red Oak Room of Cantigny in Wheaton, Illinois.

Parents-to-be: Holly and Pierre | Babies-to-be: Jacques and Julien

Free Printables for the Cupcake Circles are at the end of the post. Just click to open the 8.5 x 11 image and save/print as PDF.

To order an instant download of the Forest Friends Thumbprint Tree, please visit my shop, PAPERandPASTICHE.etsy.com. Each download is for personal use only and costs $8.00.

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Forest Friends Thumb Print Tree by PAPERandPASTICHE.etsy.com

Forest Friends Sweet Table for Twin Boys by Pastiche Events, Chicago.Pennant Flag Banner by Pastiche EventsForest Friends Sweet Table for Twin Boys by Pastiche Events, Chicago.

Forest Friends Sweets Table Jars by Pastiche Events

Forest Friends Sweet Table for Twin Boys by Pastiche Events, Chicago.

Carrot Cupcakes | Forest Friends Sweet Table for Twin Boys by Pastiche Events, Chicago.

Forest Friends Sweet Table for Twin Boys by Pastiche Events, Chicago.

Book Crate | Forest Friends Baby Shower by Pastiche Events, Chicago.

Book Crate | Forest Friends Baby Shower by Pastiche Events, Chicago.

Forest Friends Baby Shower by Pastiche Events, Chicago.
The prizes for the games were all items that Holly either loves, misses or craves – Yankee Candle Summer Scents, Mint Scarves, Mint Soap, Coconut Coffee, Red Wine and mini cans of Sofia Champagne.

Forest Friends Baby Shower by Pastiche Events, Chicago.

Forest Friends Baby Shower by Pastiche Events, Chicago.

Forest Friends Baby Shower by Pastiche Events, Chicago.

Forest Friends Baby Shower by Pastiche Events, Chicago.

Event Styling, Graphic Design and Sweets Table Confections provided by Pastiche Events.

Fox Cake and Mason Jar Floral Arrangements provided by Holly’s Mom and Aunt Linda.

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Click to open and right-click to save/print as a PDF
Click to open and right-click to save/print as a PDF
Click to open and right-click to save/print as a PDF

Vintage Pooh Bear Party


Winnie the Pooh Pull Apart Cupcakes and Tigger Tails Party Favors for Parker’s 1st Birthday

Favorite Things Cupcakes


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Holly's Favorite Things Cupcakes

This box of cupcakes was inspired by my friend, Holly – vanilla cake flavored with almond, topped with a light, fluffy homemade buttercream frosting and white nonpareil candies.

Each cupcake was placed in a polka-dot cup and was topped with a picture of one of her favorite things. I decorated the bakery box with a poodle-loving pinup girl that reminded me of her. The favorite things:

Buffy Summers

Black poodles

Wes Anderson

Coca Cola

Red Ray Bans

John Hughes

Battlestar Galactica

The National

Records

Tiffany’s

Polka-dots (and she wore them before they were cool)

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Beignet Cupcakes


Gold Glitter Kitty Cupcake Box

Cherry Berry Beignet Cupcakes with Orange Zest ButtercreamCherry Berry Beignet Cupcakes with Orange Zest ButtercreamOrganic cherry pie filling, fresh mixed berries, orange zest, vanilla buttercream and mini beignets made this the sexiest box of cupcakes ever. Joyeux Anniversaire, Rita – thank you for inspiring these cupcakes. 🙂

Recipe

Happy Birthday, Rita - thank you for inspiring these cupcakes!

Backyard Poetry Party


DIY Giant Magnetic Poetry Board

A casual, backyard party to celebrate a Masters Degree in Poetry. Fun details included a catered dinner by Moe’s Southwest Grill, Mexican Hot Chocolate and Tres Leches cupcakes, a giant magnetic poetry board and a poetry reading at dusk.

Poetry Party | Giant Magnetic Poetry Board

Cupcake bookmarks included lines from Jan's Thesis, which were selected by her proud husband.
Cupcake bookmarks included lines from Jan’s Thesis, which were selected by her proud husband.
Friends and Family Poetry Reading
Friends and Family Poetry Reading

Poetry Party by Pastiche Events | Chicago

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