A few weeks ago, we celebrated our daughter’s 3rd party with a donut party! She was very involved with the planning for the first time, so I cannot take all the credit.

We had it at Morgan Falls, which is a stunning park, on a lake, in Sandy Springs, which allows for pavilion rentals and has a playground. Sadly, the weather did not cooperate (it was 38°F!) but we made the best of it and still had a sweet day.

The party took place mid-morning, so we wanted to keep things light, we served donuts, fruit, sausage rolls, Pirate Booty, coffee and hot chocolate. We also had a piñata, which we filled with donut rings, pullback trucks, kazoos and fruit snacks.

It was my dream to have a “donut wall” (here) and we were lucky enough to have a friend offer to build it. All it took was a peg board, pegs, some hooks (so that it would be free standing) and spray paint.

The favors were especially fun to make, we ordered these favor stickers on Etsy, attached them to half pint jars (that I found in $1 section at Target!) and filled them with glittery, homemade playdoh, that we called “donut dough”.

*Disclaimer: I never thought I’d be the mom who makes playdoh, but one day preschool asked us to make a batch and it was suprisingly easy. Below is the recipe if you are feeling inspired:

Playdough recipe: 

4 tsp cream of tartar
2 cups of flour
2 tbs oil (not peanut oil)
1 cup salt
2 cups of water
food coloring
glitter (optional)

Stir together, cook over medium heat until desired consistency. When cool to the touch, knead dough and store in a ziplock bag.

Luckily donuts are a hit with kids and grownups alike, so you can’t really go wrong with this theme!

Photo: Gaby O Photo


Jeffrey proposed to Nicole on a gondola in Venice, Italy and the magic definitely did not stop there.

Their beautiful wedding took place at Callanwolde and was full of personal touches – their brother-in-law married them, a ‘tree planting ceremony’, their sister-in-law’s performed during their first dance, cultural food stations (which included their favorite sauces and dressing!), Georgia Peach Cobbler Jam as favors, mini Coca Cola bottles as escort cards, among many others.

You might have already caught a sneak peak of their wedding video, but here is the full version and it is one of my favorites ever: Nicole + Jeff. 

Fun fact: Up until the morning of the wedding, a movie was being filmed at the venue. Hint: a (very) famous woman comedian stars in it…



Venue: Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Catering: Zest Atlanta

DJ: Black Tie Events

Florist: Rhapsody in Blooms

Photographer: Joseph Stevens

Videographer: Lifeview Motion Pictures

Cake: Publix

“And I know that I can’t ever tell you enough
That all I need in this life is your crazy love
If I never get to see the Northern lights
Or if I never get to see the Eiffel Tower at night
Oh if all I got is your hand in my hand
Baby I could die a happy man
A happy man, baby, hmm” – Thomas Rhett


I met Emily through Amanda, whose wedding you might remember from my last blog post. I’m so grateful when clients refer me to their friends, I love having that common connection and they were both the sweetest (and most organized) brides.

Emily and Bill met through mutual friends and it was his “clean apartment…and late night snacks” that really caught her attention.

Their Jewish wedding ceremony took place outdoors, the backdrop – a nature conservation area and a beautiful chuppah built by Bill’s family. The rest of the evening was full of love, laughter and cannoli cake!



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Venue – Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina 

Photographer – Over Here Photography  

Officiant – Congregation B’nai Israel (Rabbi Rick Harkavy)

Florist – Rhapsody in Blooms

DJ and Uplighting – EEP Events (James Economos)

Hair and Makeup – Bombshell Creations (Aubree Kimmons and Amber Longo)

Photobooth – Stop The Time Photobooth

Cake – Zukerino Pastry Shop

*Thank you Joseph for the lovely images!

Amanda and Lee’s wedding was such a dream! From the weather, to the vendor team, to their sweet families…it was a perfect day. All of the wedding festivities took place on the terraces, by the Japanese zen garden, overlooking a 30-foot waterfall, in the middle of Buckhead, need I say more? Also, how fun is their last name (Peacock)?!

A little history – the couple met in Piedmont Park when they were “randomly assigned to the same co-ed softball team…they’ve been smitten with each other ever since.” I’m excited to share some photos (thanks Kelli!) and their video if you want to take a peek.




Venue: Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead

Officiant: Get Wed by Ed

Photographer: Sweet Life ATL Photography (Kelli Bell)

DJ: Black Tie Events (Brett)

Florist: Peachtree Flowers (Don Chestnut)

Videographer: Zach Veatch Videographer

Hair/makeup: Bombshell Creations

Cake: Confection Perfection

Cake topper: Paper Daisies Stationery


Zqff5ZMhTPuZyKIVkMDs_CRATEDPrincessParty6Jasmine is a fellow Atlanta event planner (& mama!) and the co-founder of Crated. I’ve been eagerly anticipating the launch of her new venture and have had so much fun perusing all the crates (the Bollywood one is really calling my name).
As someone who just threw an airplane themed 2nd birthday party and struggled tremendously to find party supplies without movie characters on it, I think the idea behind Crated is fantastic! Another thing I love, is that Crated has partnered with Birthday Wishes, an organization that provides birthday parties to children experiencing homelessness.
Can you remember the exact moment when you came up with Crated? What exactly prompted the original idea? Having planned many parties over the last 5-6 years, I’d always felt a gap in the market for modern, chic, minimal, stylish party supplies, especially for kids’ parties! I would spend quite a bit of time sourcing items from different stores to make a theme come to life for my clients, and for my own kids. As Yana and myself were working on details for her son’s LEGO party, she was quite surprised with the amount of time and effort it took to source party supplies that didn’t have a million patterns and characters all over them. Being a busy corporate mom, she thought it would be so helpful to have a one-stop-shop with one-click-shopping. And that’s how CRATED™ was born!
Where do you and Yana find your day to day inspiration? From each other! Yana is a financial mastermind, her keen sense of business inspires me to sharpen my design skills to their very best. Together, we are thrilled to bring the convenience of shopping for stylish & simplified celebrations from wherever you are, with a single click. No spending hours trying to coordinate british_london_future_royalty_first_birthday_prince_partynapkins with plates, we’ve already done that for you!
Which has been the most popular crate so far? Our “Pink & Gold” kids’ crate has been a crowd favorite, along with the “Future Royalty” London-themed crated (left), which is a personal favorite of ours too. So excited we’re not the only ones!
Do you have any other crates in the works? We have an ongoing list of popular themes we’d love to introduce in the next season, and we’re also saving all suggestions being made on social media and otherwise. Keep ’em coming party lovers!
If you could offer one piece of advice to someone planning a party, what would it be? Take the stress out trying to find the perfect party supplies online or otherwise, only to be disappointed with the quality or style, instead spend that precious time with the person you’re celebrating… whether its your child, your spouse, your sister or your best friend! Our party crates come fully coordinated with EVERYTHING you could possibly need to set up a beautiful party in no time at all. And we hold your hand all the way by providing a digital guide on exactly HOW to set up your CRATED™ party!
Thank you again Jasmine, I wish you guys much continued success!