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Sahaee’s Hot Air Balloon Themed 1st Birthday Party at The Golf Club at Newcastle

With two months to plan Sahaee’s Hot Air Balloon themed 1st Birthday I discovered finding a balloon company during fall as well as a venue that suited my client’s vision proved a challenge. Yet this October my clients stood in front of an inflated balloon celebrating one unforgettable 1st Birthday at The Golf Club at Newcastle.

Face painting, coloring and a personalized painting activity for kids; a raffle drawing and cake decorating competition for adults; mouthwatering food stations from John Howie Catering including a gourmet mac ‘n cheese station, soup and grilled cheese station and a roasted chicken station inspired by their travels to Paris. And not to miss endless deserts, favors and tethered balloon rides under blue skies.

As guests arrived that late morning they left their thumbprint on the Hot Air Balloon guestbook and caught up on Sahaee’s milestones as she celebrates one year!

One of our favorite areas in the room was the seating vignette incorporating the Bella Pink Couch and Odette Chairs from Vintage Ambiance. Overhead metal hot air balloons with arrangements of soft blooms in the baskets hung above lounge area. Yarn wrapped letters spelling out the birthday girls name finished off the vignette.

Shantung blush linens and vineyard chairs surrounded dining tables dispersed around the room. Wood boxes filled with white hydrangeas, pink majolica spray roses, quicksand roses and cafe au lait dahlias were topped with metal globes and ribbons to mimic the look of a hot air balloon and made for the perfect centerpiece. Each table featured a picture of the birthday girl ranging from months one through twelve and a bit about her at that age.

While kids enjoyed one of the many activities or grabbed a bit from the kids buffet (fruit skewers, yogurt parfaits and beef meatballs), adults enjoyed a mimosa and nibbled on tray passed appetizers from John Howie Catering. Cheese stuffed red potatoes, pastry cups with roasted vegetables, American wagyu beef meatballs and mushroom stuffed filo crisps were well received!

With guests seated and a warm welcome from the hosts, a raffle drawing was held (winner received a $25 Amazon gift card) and the food stations were open!

A soup and grilled cheese station included a choice of roasted heirloom tomato-basil soup or porcini mushroom soup with black truffle creme. Toasted cheese sandwiches of cheddar on challah bread or a fontina & pesto on hearty Italian. Yum!

A mac ‘n cheese station allowed guests to customize their mac ‘n cheese with topping choices of bacon, caramelized onions, roasted tomatoes, mushrooms and zucchini.

Another station, a favorite of the hosts, featured fresh organic whole roasted chickens carved to order with sides of Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and gravy and grilled asparagus with a Meyer Lemon vinaigrette. Yum!

With bellies full, a cake decorating competition was rolled out! Teams of 8-10 were given a 6″ plain cake set on a disposable cake board; decorating tools, a spinning cake stand, sprinkles, writing gels, a container of white buttercream and three individual piping bags filled with colorful buttercream (pastel/dusty pink, purple and yellow) to create the hot air balloon designs. With the start of the timer friends and family had 10 mins to create a Hot Air Balloon inspired cake. The party hosts were given the task of deciding who the winning team was. The best cake designing team received a $10 Starbucks gift card for each person on the team. What fun!

The moment everyone was waiting for soon came as a round of Happy Birthday and a vanilla velvet smash cake was presented to Sahaee! The exterior finish of the smash cake was a smooth white Swiss meringue buttercream with a hand cut sugar paste balloon and a gold “1” topper.

It was now time for dessert for everyone! Three incredible cakes from Honey Crumb Cake Studio were a highlight. The focal cake, a three tiered cake (looked like a tall two-tiered cake), was a velveteen carrot and a toffee vanilla latte cake. The exterior of the cakes top tier was a smooth white Swiss meringue buttercream with gold gold lettering. The base tier was covered in a thin dusty pale aqua fondant with a hand painted abstract cloud design inspired by the party invitations. 2-D hand cut sugar hot air balloons, in dusty pink, pale dusty pink, rich aqua, dusty golden yellow, and dusty mint green were adorned to the cake. Stunning!

A kids cake of dark chocolate cake with milk chocolate Swiss meringue buttercream filling featured an exterior of smooth Swiss meringue buttercream tinted dusty pink, to match invitations, with vertical pinstripes in a darker dusty pink color.

A smaller 5″ GF chocolate cake with espresso buttercream filling and a smooth Swiss meringue buttercream with a gradient coloring was also on display.

Since you can never have enough desserts, a complete dessert buffet included hot air balloon cookies, creme puffs, mini apple pies, mini blackberry pies, banana pudding cups and to honor the birth of daughters everywhere Pink Ladoos.

With the weather uncertain that day, we gave guests a few minutes to grab a dessert as we ushered the family outside for family photos underneath the inflated balloon before inviting friends and family outside for the big surprise. With jaws opened wide guests gathered around for a group photo, thanks to both Kirsten Honeycutt Photographer and the aerial photographer before taking turns riding in the hot air balloon.

While friends and family took turns taking tethered hot air balloon rides Street Treats was on hand serving made to order ice cream sandwiches! The combinations were endless with multiple choices of ice cream (vanilla, chocolate, coffee and toasted coconut and a strawberry sorbet) and cookies (chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal cranberry and funfetti).

As loved ones said their goodbyes a personalized gift went home with each kid. Personalized canvas totes filled with books, personalized pencils and a few other goodies to enjoy. Each family was also gifted a board game to play when they got back home from the birthday girl!

Thrilled to have been able to plan and design not only Sahaee’s 1st Birthday Party but a few years ago her sister Daiya’s 1st Birthday too!

“Thank you so much it was such a perfect day!! Can’t wait for our next adventure…” ~ Sharnjit

Event Planner & Design: Pink Blossom Events
Photography: Kristen Honeycutt Photographer
Venue: The Golf Club at Newcastle
Catering: John Howie Catering
Rentals: Vintage Ambiance & Pedersen’s Event Rentals
Birthday Cakes & Hot Air Balloon Cookies: Honey Crumb Cake Studio
Desserts: Delicately Sweet Confections
Ice Cream Sandwiches: Street Treats
Floral: Aria Style
Stationery: Paper Fling
Chalkboard Signs: Chalk & Pine
Face Painting: Happy Faces Facepainting
Childcare: Stay & Play Childcare
Art Project: AR Workshop Mill Creek
Hot Air Balloon Rides: Balloon Depot
Aerial Photography: Carol Harrold Photography

Newcastle Wedding Showcase

This fall we had the opportunity to design The Golf Club at Newcastle’s Murfield Room with a rock start team of vendors and what fun it was to see all the details come together. Pulling in inspiration from the dark wood tones of the room we chose a warm color palette of ivory, champagne, copper and orange to create this fall inspired event that gave off a touch of masculinity and warmth. We feel in love with the stationery and signage from Sablewood that featured the most beautiful ribbon, copper wax seals and elements of paper and wood. Oh, and those cakes by Blue Box Bakery, almost to beautiful to eat! A big thank you to Alante Photography for capturing all the details!

Wedding Planner & Designer – Pink Blossom Events
Photography – Alante Photography
Venue & Catering – The Golf Club at Newcastle
Floral – Aria Style
Stationery – Sablewood Paper Company
Rentals – CORT Party Rental
Bar – Happy Hour Designer Bar Rentals
DJ & Lighting – Chris Graves Music
Wedding Cake & Favors – Blue Box Bakery

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Celebration of Life ~ Bravern Signature Residences, Bellevue

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As an event planner the greatest accomplishment is creating an event that truly speaks to your client and leaves a long lasting memory for both the guests and the host. When I received a call from Kathy she had recently lost her husband and was not sure she wanted a Celebration of Life but knew that this was something she needed to do for their family, friends and colleagues as they were asking for closure. With less than two months of lead time, a lot for a Celebration of Life, and knowing he was a sharp dresser, a seeker of fine shoes and nice ties and enjoyed a good scotch I set forth planning a Celebration of Life that would allow eighty five loved ones a chance to celebrate his life and enjoy a night of only the finest as that is what Steve would have wanted!

As the night came to an end one could not have found a better way to pay tribute. From the shoe shine station to ensure guests left with a better pair of shoes to bars featuring his private collection of single scotch malt whiskey served by an man in a kilt to a menu showcasing his favorite foods and not to mentioned a display of his prized shoes asking; Cinderfella if the shoe fits, wear it home. Not a detail was missed.

As the planner of this celebration I took pride in knowing that I had done my absolute best to honor a man that I had never met in person. When I first met with my client, there were no plans beyond a venue, a date and a desired caterer and she trusted me to become the guidance and vision she needed to pull off this event. Through planning with his wife and speaking with his treasured friends and family I couldn’t help but feel that I knew him in every sense and showcased a life that most only dream of fulfilling.

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…I simply have no words!  …I will gush in a much more professional manner when I’ve had some sleep.  It was truly the nicest, loveliest, beautiful, and meaningful party I have ever been to.  The feedback from attendees and vendors was so positive.  You have done a superb job and Ravan represented you and your company to the highest degree.  ~ Kathy

Event Planner & Designer – Pink Blossom Events 
Photographer – Katie Parra Photography 
Venue – The Bravern Signature Residences
Caterer – Amato Catering
Bartender – Shake Bartenders
Floral – Aria Style
Linens – BBJ Linen
Rentals – Pedersen’s Event Rentals & Glassybaby
Dessert – The SweetSide
Paper Goods – Paper Fling
Audio & Visual – Blue Danube Productions
Shoe Shine – Old Style Shoe Shine & Events Co.
Video Messages – Lorbaniah Cameography LLC
Favors – Wine: DeLILLE CELLARS & Macarons: Lady Yum

Tanya & Dan ~ October 9, 2015

As we work on final wedding details for two upcoming Alderbrook Resort & Spa weddings we look back at Tanya and Dan’s Alderbrook Wedding last October. Having met on Match.com Tanya and Dan knew they wanted their families to enjoy a relaxing and memorable wedding with their close friends and family. With a small team of vendors their wedding day was exactly what they envisioned! Truly a beautiful day captured by Dana Pleasant Photography.

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BreeAnn ~ You are right that it was a pretty perfect wedding and everyone had a great time. I am so grateful for the wonderful job that you did with everything. It was such a relief to know that Tanya and I didn’t have to worry about ANYTHING because you were taking care of EVERYTHING! It was great working with you and thanks again for all your help. We will definitely be recommending you to any and all of Tanya’s friends in Seattle. ~ Barbara, Mother of the Bride

Wedding Coordinator – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Dana Pleasant Photography
Venue, Cake & Catering – Alderbrook Resort and Spa
Floral & Linens – Aria Style
Hair & Makeup – Alderbrook Resort & Spa

Patty & Chad ~ August 8, 2015

In 2011 Patty and Chad were both attending the University of Redlands and taking Intro to American Politics. Patty woke up early everyday for that class to get ready for the cute football player, while he always made sure he could snag the seat next to her. While she may have turned him down for a dance at a party they spotted each other at it was second times a charm as the next party they spotted each other at, they met eyes and just knew. From then on, not a day was spent apart. Fast forward to Easter 2014, Chad proposed to Patty on their morning walk around their Freemont neighborhood and the wedding planning soon began! Working with Pink Blossom Events for a year and a half to plan their wedding it was magical to see all the details come together and watch them marry at First Free Methodist Church (the same church both her grandparents and parents married) and celebrate at the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle! Photos by Carol Harrold Photography. PattyChad.5 PattyChad1 PattyChad2 PattyChad3 PattyChad4 PattyChad5 PattyChad6 PattyChad7 PattyChad8 PattyChad9 PattyChad10 PattyChad11 PattyChad12 PattyChad13 PattyChad14 PattyChad15 Wanting more? Check out this highlight video by Pixel Dust Weddings. Congratulations Patty & Chad!

Thank you so much for everything!  Patty and Chad were commenting all night how you were so on top of things and said many times how happy they were that you were their wedding planner. We’ve had several guests comment that was the most elegant wedding they’ve ever attended! They really appreciated all the fine details…I feel very fortunate you were the wedding planner for Patty and Chad’s big day! Thank you so much for all you have done to make their day special. They will have so many treasured memories thanks to you! ~ Jane, Mother of Bride

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Carol Harrold Photography
Ceremony – First Free Methodist Church, Seattle
Reception Venue, Catering & Cake – Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
Florist – Aria Style
Videographer – Pixel Dust Weddings
DJ – Affairs To Remember DJ Entertainment
Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison Bridal Beauty & Style Bar
Transportation – British Motor Coach
Paper Goods – Just Milled
Rentals – Pedersen’s Event Rentals
Room Draping – Prop Gallery Events
Bridal Gown – Luly Yang Couture
Bridesmaids Attire – J.Crew
Rehearsal Dinner – Assaggio Ristorante Seattle