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Golden Arrow Events & Design - Modern Lego Birthday

Modern Lego Birthday

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Hands down, kid’s parties are my favorite celebrations to design.  So when my nieces and nephew’s birthdays are coming up, I always want to put my spin on the theme they have in mind.  When my adorable nephew, Collin told me he wanted “Lego” party, the look on my eyes said it all, because I was thinking of all the primary colors that comes along with Legos.   The first step to put A golden arrow spin was to come up with the a color scheme; settled on black, white, sage.  This color palette is super modern but still perfect for a boy’s 9th birthday. 

From there we started building all the elements to create the most epic celebration for my little man!  I enlisted my the favorite calligrapher and graphic designer friend @pirouettepapercompany to create this mud cloth inspired backdrop.  This pattern is simple but made a statement.  Next up paper goods,  these @ohhappyday grid plates have been on my list to use but was waiting for the perfect event to use them!  Balanced out this setup with a solid black napkin and @sophisiplate black and white forks.  We searched high and low for a modern sage green cup to tie into tabletop setup, no luck.  So my sister, Summer the DIY queen created these rad cups.  To finish off the design, I had my talented laser cut friend @creativeamme to make these awesome Lego face place cards and stir-sticks.  These elements tied the tabletop together and the kid’s got to take them home as a keepsake.  For the finishing touches I sourced Legos and décor from Amazon, these website has been a lifesaver during the pandemic.  Another DIY was needed to create these custom sage green Legos.  Spraying painting these little guys wasn’t the easiest task, however the final product was a wow!  These sage pieces made me not scared of Legos colors no longer. A birthday wouldn’t be a birthday without a jaw dropping cake right?!?  The brilliant team at @sweetnsaucyshop made these picture-perfect desserts, which are just as much yummy as pretty.  My nephew selected this Lego face which totally expresses his funny side and the way he looks at his Aunties when we up to one of our fun pranks.  My family is obsessed with @pacificorganicpops and her mini cart is definitely the way to go for small gatherings.  We love that they use fresh organic ingredients, my favorite flavor is Pineapple Chili Lime.  Final touches were our balloon installations on pop cart and backdrop.  The sage balloons were a custom color we created, loved how they paired up with the colors.  Much love to @nolafontanezphotography for capturing all the detail and my handsome boy.  We will treasure this celebration for many years!  

Golden Arrow Events & Design - Modern Lego Birthday
Golden Arrow Events & Design - Modern Lego Birthday
Golden Arrow Events & Design - Chasing Rainbows Birthday

Chasing Rainbows Birthday

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When I was coming up with a design concept for my niece’s birthday I really wanted her to continue seeing positivity in the world.   So I started thinking of things that she loved and could relate to my message, “RAINBOWS” are her favorite.  So I came up with “Chasing Rainbows”  because it provides a strong message to always keep positive and see the best in any situation.  At the end of every rainbow is a pot of gold a “beautiful lesson that made you stronger.”   But of course we couldn’t keep to the traditional primary color scheme of a rainbow,  needed to add a chic spin to it!  So we went with muted tones which complimented the modern boho vibe we love.   

When I am in need of awesome paper goods, I always visit Ellie and Piper Co..  They offer the best selections.  These terrazzo metallic plates were the perfect addition to the tabletop and added that pop of shimmer every little girl loves.  The rattan chargers were actually mirrors that I scored in the dollar spot at Target, definitely will be putting these to use for future events…favorite new item to our inventory.  When designing I wanted to bring in the rainbow element very subtly and so I created these DIY yarn rainbows.  Creating those rainbows was a labor of love and tons of fun, I had the pleasure of putting them together with my sister and niece.  Creative Amme always brings my ideas to life, the rainbow stir-sticks were a dream come true.  The rope element was the perfect boho touch to the super modern paper goods.  

The balloon installation was the perfect backdrop to the tablescape.  When creating I didn’t want to represent the typical arch shape of a rainbow, so layering the colors gave it that feel.

When thinking of the cake design, I wanted to have modern boho feel with a rainbow touch.  I was inspired by yarn art that had meticulous detail, so I gave the image to Amriel.  I would have to say Amriel Cakes nailed my vision while giving the cake her own spin.  Her dessert are beautiful to look at and delicious to eat! 

When you are forced to have a “Shelter in Place” birthday celebration, a #MINNImesh was in order for the littles to have a ball.  I love that Minidip and Mesh Kids Co. have paired up to create these fashionable inflatable ball pits that are perfect for any age kiddo to have hours of fun at home.   No virus is going to take away our fun.   

Stay Golden!

Golden Arrow Events & Design - Dragons Love Tacos Birthday

Dragons Love Tacos Birthday

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We were so excited when our client asked us design her son’s third birthday, based on the book “Dragons Love Tacos.”  This book is a super cute story, but the illustration speak to my design eye!  Modern patterns, simplicity and primary color palette; is a win for me.  First step of this design process was finding a fun and colorful color palette, that would make for cheerful statement.  This color scheme would bring the pages of the story to life throughout this beautiful backyard.  For the kid’s tablescape we selected Meri Meri’s hexagon mint and red plates and matching cups.  Creative Amme’s laser cut stir-sticks always complete the look and add a personalized detail. To channel the adorable dragon characters from the book, we used a ridged napkin.  Also did a little DIY detail to the forks by adding ridges.  The fun mini taco piñatas were the perfect addition to bring everything to together.  Down the center of the table I placed honeycombs, these definitely provide a fiesta vibe and pop of color.  Behind the kid’s table we created a lavish balloon garland, to highlight this adorable area.  

The dessert area was the focal point of the party and needed to make a statement.  Using Archive Rentals chevron wall and yellow dresser created that grand moment we needed.  The red laser cut wording with the fun ridge detail was a great way to tie in the theme.  To highlight this area we created a playful balloon garland with a fringe installation.  Sugar Crush Sweets desserts were the cherry on top for this area.  The attention to detail brought the pages of this book to life through her incredibly adorable desserts. 

The most important thing to our clients was that they wanted the adults to equally enjoy themselves as the kiddos. So cocktails were in order!   Our friend’s at Punch Catering created craft cocktails to fit the occasion  “Nacho Average Mule” and “Spec-Taco-Cular Paloma.” Their service and setup is 5 stars!  A Dragons Love Tacos party wouldn’t be complete without a taco bar.  The ambiance was created by a fantastic mariachi duo from Mariachi Romanza.  

The kiddos all had a blast building a stuffed dragon from Little Artist Party and getting air brush tattoo of the books famous characters from We Adorn You LA.  

This birthday bash definitely was “Nacho Average” birthday celebration!  

Photos captured by Nate Dumlao

 

20 Year Vow Renewal

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Where to begin wit this 20 year vow renewal for our very own GA Babe. When Bri and Miguel decided they wanted to renew their vows, we got to work on the planning. There were so many personal touches that Bri wanted to add. In our family time is so important to us, the time we spend together, creating beautiful memories to hold on to. With that being said, you will notice time being the overall theme. From the cake table back drop to the table numbers, it all had meaning. The ceremony had and reception had an industrial boho flair with copper, DIY’d dream catchers, and dip dyed accents.
Bri and I feel that your wedding should be a reflection of you and your soon to be husband. Having personal touches will do just that!

Stay Golden,

Mel

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Floral Baby Shower

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When I found out my youngest sister (the other half of Golden Arrow) was pregnant, I was beyond excited. I couldn’t wait to get the planning started! Mel’s baby shower had a whimsicality flair with touches of boho accents. With Mel’s love of flowers, we knew we had to have blooms touching every part of this shower. Jackie with Penelope Pots Floral Design did just that! From the floral table arch to the floral crown station, it was a dreamy site to see. It was such a beautiful day of showering Mommy and baby! I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed designing it!

Stay Golden,

Bri

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Blush Baby Shower

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Best way to welcome a baby girl in this fabulous world is with shades of pink, lots of sweets and pretty florals, right?! This celebration was filled with personalized touches, that’s one of our favorite things to incorporate into our designs. We feel by adding those touches, really makes the celebration unique.

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