How is it even possible that Charlotte is already a year old??
With the help of Cassie from Dae Planner, we recently threw Charlotte the sweetest Peach-themed Party there ever was!So many local vendors, family, and friends made this day so incredibly special. I’m usually more low-key when it comes to my kids’ birthdays (Austin is having his 5th birthday party at Round Table Pizza, haha) but when Cassie reached out with me offering up her services, I knew this could be a fun opportunity to team up with local businesses and generate some really amazing content for you guys!
Everything came together better than I could have ever imagined and with the location from Distinct Locations as the backdrop, it was destined to be perfect. This location is set in the heart of Calistoga on a beautiful ranch. The gorgeous white barn and vacation rental on the property make it the perfect venue for an event or to stay at white visiting Wine Country. I have always been a big believer that the invitation sets the stage for any party! Call me old school, but I absolutely LOVE mailed invitations especially when they are designed as beautifully as these by Rachel Johnson! I mean, down to the stamp, these invites were beyond my wildest expectations. When I first walked up to the party, my eyes welled with tears. Cassie had gone above and beyond to surprise me with special elements to the party that I knew nothing about (this is exactly why you need to book her to help you with your next event!)! I couldn’t get enough of the custom signage done by Pip and Eva which included a big board showcasing photos of Charlie over the last year of her life and the cutest wood sign that hung over her highchair that said her name!
I also loved how the rentals by Encore Rentals all came together perfectly! They are hands down the best rental company to work with in Wine Country! The selection is endless and the service is top notch!To top off the cute rentals, Sonoma Prairie created the most lush floral arrangements! The flowers used in the arrangements were so stunning, I couldn’t believe they were real! One of my favorite things about this company is that they offer weekly home delivery arrangements, too! So if you are local and love fresh flowers in your home as much as I do, you MUST reach out to them.To add to the party, A Lil Somethin’ Sweet came and set up THE cutest mobile bar! They served up the yummiest peach Bellini’s and Fleur De Mer Rose! Everyone commented on how cute the set up was, how yummy the drinks were, and how nice the staff was! If you are throwing any type of party in the near future, I can’t recommend this company enough.Another show stopper was the food! Charming Fig Catering is an amazing catering company in the bay area that literally takes a table and turns food into art! Their variety is amazing, and everyone commented on how delicious everything was. I will 100% be using them for future events. Last but definitely not least, Sift Dessert Bar NAILED it with all the adorable and delicious treats! I mean peach cookies?! – It doesn’t get much cuter than that! They also made the cutest smash cake for Charlie that I literally had to pry away from her because she would have eaten the whole thing – lol. All in all, her first birthday was everything I could have dreamed of and then some! Thank you so much to all who made the trek out to the party and to all the local businesses who donated their time and services. But I have to give a special thank you to Cassie for all of her efforts in making this party perfect! We loved celebrating our favorite little peach with family and friends, delicious food, beautiful décor, and the most stunning setting! And how could I forget our outfits?!? Charlie’s cute little peach onesie is from Spearmint baby and my dress is sold out but its from Aritiza and I linked a similar one for ya!
And check out the adorbale video below that Sanyn Kiesler from Portola Studios did! I will cherish this for as long as I live!
Happy birthday Charlie!!
List of Vendors:
Planner: Cassie from Dae Planner
Venue: Distinct Locations
Cocktail Truck: A Lil’ Something Sweet
Desserts: Sift Dessert Bar
Custom Signage: Pip and Eva
Rentals: Encore Rentals
Paper Goods: Confete Party Box
Graze Board: Charming Fig
Flowers: Sonoma Prairie
Videographer: Portola Studios
Photography: Andrea Lowry
Calligraphy: Rachel Johnson Calligraphy