I don’t have time for much these days as a full time mother of 2 little ones, but I do always find the time to plan events for them. Clearly my blog posts (or lack there of) is a reflection of the only time I get on here to post and share their events I work on ha ha (sorry to any avid readers of mine – I will be back!). I plan my children’s events so far in advance, most would think I am crazy. Actually, any sort of crafting, styling, or design brings me so much calm that I love to turn to it to take my mind off things and help me relax. Anytime they sleep is when is when I stay up and craft or brainstorm designs. I take advantage of their downtime and enjoy my “me time” crafting. It takes me a long time to get things done but since I enjoy it, I don’t mind.
All that said, in my husband’s Armenian culture, they celebrate the appearance of the baby’s first tooth (although Milan has two teeth now). The mother props the infant up on a table or on the floor and places five objects in front of the child – the first object the baby selects predicts his or her future occupation. All in fun + tradition we celebrated my precious Milan. I can’t deny the soccer ball wasn’t strategically placed in front of him but that’s what he chose. My husband had the opportunity to play professional soccer until he broke both of his legs so his dream is for his son to pursue that path.
As for design: I wanted to incorporate florals of course but I didn’t want it to look too feminine for my son. I chose to use eucalyptus because of the Fall season upon us. I had some faux white floral roses around the house and added those to the eucalyptus. I chose the go to corner in my home where I design all my events and chose to go with an Italian Carrera marble inspired cake to match the top of my console table. I also found the marble cake to have a masculine and modern element to it for my son. I then contacted my go to artist for my cake topper and shared with her my inspiration. She made the most beautiful cake topper I could have dreamed of. I trust her taste implicitly and she knows mine well too so she pulled together exactly what I wanted and that much more! It’s so important to work with vendors who know your taste. When it comes to teething parties they can be borderline playful and cheesy. Both in which I was trying to avoid. So in my cake topper, Anh from The Bleu Dahlia added a tooth in place of the dot that goes above the “i” in Milan’s name. As for my cake – I contacted my sweet and talented friends at Belladonna Sweets who made my daughter’s second birthday cake. Their cakes are not only delicious but they over deliver in terms of quality, details and design. I sent them my inspiration and they blew me away upon delivery. Again, so important to work with vendors who know your taste and you know that their taste can align with yours. I found the cutest teeth pops from Etsy. Thank you for reading and stopping by as always. Wishing you guys a wonderful holiday season until I check back in.