Big Hero 6 Party

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Just in case it wasn’t obvious to you, the 3 kiddos above are superheroes. They are smaller in size than their favorite Big Hero 6 characters – Wasabi, Baymax and Honey Lemon – and they don’t have the ability to fly on an armed marshmallow man, but they are brave, kind, smart and amazing kids who possess their own superhero powers.

We celebrated the superhero in them, and all their friends at a Big Hero 6 party this summer. After all, it is one of our favorite animated movies. Even Jessica’s girly, sparkle-loving, princess-adoring daughter loves the kids superhero action film.

So, we invited family and close friends to join us for outside, yard games and a special drive-in movie showing for a Big Hero celebration.

It’s all in the details, so here they are…

DIY Honey Lemon-ade Stand

While Gabriella was all-in for a Big Hero 6 theme, something had to be pink and colorful, and well, girly. She wanted to dress like the scientist character, Honey Lemon and host her own Honey Lemon-ade Stand. Jessica created her stand with a DIY balloon arch made with a Balloon Time helium tank above her new, red Wayfair table adorned with ribbon.

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Drive-In Movie with DIY Cardboard Box Cars

The DIY cardboard box cars were the hit of the party. Each kid had his/her own car at the Big Hero 6 drive-in, along with a ledge to hold their popcorn and candy. Since the party was in the daylight, we opted for a drive-in movie theatre in the garage. There was a bonus we hadn’t even considered – while the kids were at the DIY drive-in movie, the adults enjoyed some kid-free time upstairs.

The cardboard cars were made with cardboard boxes, duct and packaging tape, white paper plates {wheels}, black paper {wheels and grill}, green paper {license plates} and red paper {break lights}.

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No drive-in movie is complete without a concession stand. We transformed packaging styrofoam into a backdrop with colorful wrapping paper and photos of the Big Hero 6 characters.

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Yard Games

Before the kids sat to watch a movie, they played various yard games to release their boundless energy.

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We transformed our favorite Bucket Ball game into Baymax Bucket Ball. The game was played with the same rules, but players tried to shoot the ball into Baymax buckets filled with water, instead of plain, white buckets. To make the Baymax buckets, we simply cut circles from black card stock, and taped them with a large piece of clear packaging tape. The tape also made the eyes waterproof.

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Another fun game was Go Go Tomago Disc Toss. We bought hoola hoops, and hung them with rope in-between large trees. Players tried to score points by throwing the ‘Go Go frisbee’ into the hoola hoops.

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It’s not a party until you break open a piñata. Jessica bought a soccer ball piñata, and retrofitted it with red, fringe tissue paper and black eyes to make it a Baymax head.

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Favors/Details

Kids went home with white pint containers with DIY baymax shirts inside, balloons and their cardboard cars.

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Jessica’s hubby carved a DIY microbot for authentic Big Hero 6 decor. He made it from packaging styrofoam and the kids helped us by painting it black.

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Red lollipops were also a detail in the movie we re-created with wrapping paper sticks {spray painted white} and red plates glued to the top.

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Invitations were custom-made by Jenna, of course. We went with a modern, clean approach and added a playful Baymax balloon. You can buy the invites here.

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VENDOR LOVE
Invites: Fleur de Lis, a paperie
Balloon arch: Balloon Time Helium Tank

 

Black, White and Gold Glitter Party on Hostess with the Mostess

We’re thrilled and totally giddy to tell you that our latest party, Sparkle From Head to Toe, is featured on Hostess with the Mostess {Party of 5} today. OMG! Please take a moment and check it out here. Click on Sparkle From Head to Toe by Tre Sorelle.

We had so much fun styling this shoot…and we pulled it off with 5 kids under 5 running around behind-the-scenes, a first trimester preggo and very nauseous sister, a patient and kid-loving photographer {thanks Meredith Moran}, and our wonderful mom who made sure the kids were well cared for, and made sure we were done in 2 hours…in time to make it to Sunday mass.

We wanted to create a sparkly party to give women a chance to gossip with friends over cocktails and cookies, try on and shop for jewelry by local artists, and paint their nails at a OPI nail painting station. Women deserve to Sparkle from Head to Toe…and this party let’s them do just that! And it’s the perfect time of year to throw a sparkly party – or add it to the planning boards for your next bachelorette party, birthday party or ladies get together.

Thanks to OPI and Nicole by OPI for sending us gorgeous polish colors, and thanks for Kathryn Giarratano Jewelry to letting us model her gorgeous hand-made jewelry, and of course Jenna at Fleur de Lis for designing a beautiful invitation.

Check back in with us this week – we’re sharing details and tutorials on how to make the DIY striped tray bar and the small frames-turned-into trays/party favors.

VENDOR LOVE
Photography: Meredith Moran Photography
Jewelry: Kathryn Giarratano, contact trejsorelle@gmail.com for more info/to order
Nail Polish: OPI  and Nicole by OPI
Personally Speaking
Honey Ryder
Kissed at Midnight
Totally in the Dark
Luke of the Draw
Invitations and Printed Supplies: Fleur de Lis, a paperie
Cookies: Homemade
Location: Fleur de Lis, a paperie

 {images via Meredith Moran Photography}

 

etsy love: fleur de lis

Our go-to spot for stationery is of course, Fleur de Lis, but sometimes its hard to make it into the store, so we are grateful Fleur de Lis is on etsy. Jenna has designed some beautiful invites, and although not all are up yet {we are working on it}, there are some lovely, fun and creative designs posted. And, if you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for your next party, just send us an email at trejsorelle@gmail.com and for just $20 Jenna can design it. Whatever your pretty little, party planning heart contents.

I promise, I’m her most difficult customer. :) Seriously, I don’t think anyone is more picky and obsessive compulsive when it comes to my invites than me. Would you agree Jenna?? So, she would happily take orders from other people.

Visit our shop today. All the old favorite are there…as well some of the newbies below.

French Bulldog Shower Invite

Ski Lift Ticket Rehearsal Invitation

Sparkle Engagement Invite

will you be my bridesmaid? 

beer and diapers shower invite

nursing party invitation and rx labels


bug invitation for all those summer birthdays coming up

baseball shower invitation and party set
{this is so cute, I can hardly stand it…love your taste Lori. btw, photos of this shower are coming your way soon}
 

Lemonade Invite
{perfect for this summer parties and showers}

carrie bradshaw quotes, 8×10 prints
{gotta love Sex and the City}

{images via Fleur de Lis}

Rainbow Wedding Inspiration and Colorful Table Setting

Somewhere over the rainbow where the MN skies are blue
red, orange, yellow and green are there too.
Colorful flowers, linens and stationery are perfectly placed,
with this shoot, the colors of the rainbow are beautifully embraced.

We fell in love with these GORGEOUS images from Drew Coleman, Event Consultant at Life Design Event Planning, and his team. The Phoenix-based event planning firm recently expanded their services to Minnesota, and they certainly brightened the planning possibilities for brides and others in need of their services in Minnesota with this colorful shoot. They teamed up with Minnesota’s best, and the results were stunning!

Drew said, “This concept was simply inspired by the rainbow. We wanted to prove that we could do a rainbow shoot….and do it well! Being new to Minnesota, we wanted to collaborate with some local talent and work on something that would bring us together for something fun with some fun vendors!”

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VENDOR LOVE
Desserts: Cocoa and Fig
Floral Design: Just Bloomed
Paper Products and Design: Paperista
Furniture: BeEvents Photography: Sewell Photography
Tableware and Linens: Apres Party and Tent Rental
Shoot Location: Calhoun Beach Club
Pillows: Pillowtalkk
Wedding Gown: L’atilier Couture Bridal
Hair and Makeup: Smart and Chic Bride
Concept, Design, Details, and Shoot Direction: Life Design Event Planning

{images via Sewell Photography}

navy chevron {baby shower}

Not only was I honored to design and print invitations for this baby shower at Fleur de Lis, but I was even more honored to attend this special baby shower for my dear friend Leigh (an absolutely gorgeous preggo woman!) who is expecting her first baby in November. The shower was hosted by Lauren, also a beauty and good friend, and her sweet mother Dana.

This baby shower celebrated the joy felt for Leigh by her friends and family, and created the perfect vision for little baby boy Harkness’ nautical navy room. The chevron invitation and decor were so adorable, with splashes of yellow and nautical motifs – so bright, happy, and stylish! Every detail was perfect – the blueberries in the champagne, the navy and yellow chevron banners, the lemonade and blueberry cupcakes. Lauren also treated everyone to chevron-wrapped shower favors, and a fun bingo game. Guess what the mommy-to-be was going to receive for gifts, check off as she opened gifts, and win on the bingo board! Another special touch was the wishing tree. Guests filled out a wishing card for baby Henry and hung them on a tree. We can’t wait to meet the little cutie! Great job planning this shower Lauren! And we are so happy for you Leigh! xoxo

baby shower host and honoree

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chevron frames

dining room decor

outside decor

shower candy

shower drinks

diaper cake

shower cupcakes

baby shower champagne

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shower favors

baby shower wishes

baby wish tree

baby shower bingo

{images via the hostess with the mostess :) , Lauren}