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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Kidchella Party


Brother and Sister Kidchella Birthday Party | November 2015

Chicagoland Photographer Christina Marie Photography

Opening Act Magic and Balloon Art by Lori Wheeles

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Backyard Beach Bash


Amira’s 5th Birthday Party | August 2015

Chicagoland Photographer Christina Marie Photography

Balloon Arch and Floating Centerpieces by Balloons by Tommy

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Star Wars Valentines


Star Wars Valentines - Free Printable 2015

Last year my son was obsessed with Jaws and this year it’s Star Wars. Since I was born in 1978, you can imagine how delighted I am…

I borrowed the super cool character sketches from Alecia Dawn Photography, who has been kind enough to share her designs on Pinterest since 2012. But of course, I had to make them my own to please my picky child…slightly different wording, only four of his favorite “guys” and enough space for a Starburst. 🙂

Feel free to borrow the image below for your own personal use…and if you’re a grown-up who wants to hand these out, Yoda best. Happy Love Day!

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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

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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
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Baggage Claim { Favors } – Luggage Tags from Etsy { VeryVerdant } and Suitcase Sugar Cookies from Mrs. Campbell’s Cookies.
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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 | 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

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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

The Tide is High


Anchors Away and all that nautical stuff…lately, I have been very inspired by the thought of an All-American summer, sandy beaches and that salty sea air. Featured are my two invitation designs, coordinated, whimsical lined envelopes, registry cards and handmade, patriotic rag swags. My designs are available on Etsy in the PAPERandPASTICHE shop. Here’s to, what will be, a wonderful summer!

The Tide is High Celebration Invitations by PAPERandPASTICHE on Etsy, $1.80 ea. { Sail Boat Vintage Inspired Nautical Sailing Anchors Way All Aboard Patriotic Americana } The Tide is High Celebration Invitations by PAPERandPASTICHE on Etsy, $1.80 ea. { Sail Boat Vintage Inspired Nautical Sailing Anchors Way All Aboard Patriotic Americana } Rag Garland Swag by PAPERandPASTICHE on Etsy $38 { Sail Boat Vintage Inspired Nautical Sailing Anchors Way All Aboard Patriotic Americana } The Tide is High Celebration Invitations by PAPERandPASTICHE on Etsy, $2.00 ea. { Anchor Sail Boat Vintage Inspired Nautical Sailing Anchors Way All Aboard Patriotic Americana }The Tide is High Celebration Invitations by PAPERandPASTICHE on Etsy, $2.00 ea. { Sail Boat Vintage Inspired Nautical Sailing Anchors Way All Aboard Patriotic Americana }

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

 

Gummy Shark Valentine’s Day Treats


This free printable banner is for personal use only. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Shark Valentine's Day Bag Toppers by Pastiche Events