Former bachelorette Emily Maynard wanted to throw a birthday party for her adorable daughter, Ricki and who did she ask to help her? None other than one of our very own Creative Contributors, the talented ladies of Anders Ruff!! Maureen and Adria threw a fabulous glam camping aka glamping party for Ricki and some of her closest friends complete with s’mores, cupcakes, teepees, outdoor activities and so much more and of course, all done in serious style. Check out all the details and photos from the party below!
If you’ve been following, you know that Adria and I got to work on an inspiring and exciting project recently. We got to style Emily’s Maynard’s daughter’s Birthday Party! Ricki turned 7 and chose to have a Glam Camping themed party. We have been wanting to style a party using our glam camping printable line for a long time and this was the perfect reason!
We had literally 5 days to pull together props, designs, decor, fabric and round up vendors for the party. With many long hours, we are proud to share the results and beautiful photographs from Becca Bond Photography. Most of all, what made us happy was to see Ricki’s face when she walked into the room! That was the icing on the cake.
Emily sent out our glam camping invitation to Ricki’s closest friends.
Ricki was wearing custom precious lounge wear that is available from Polka Dot Market (custom made by Lila & G). Her hair accessory was from Evelyn’s Whim. Two Lucky Cats sent precious felted flower cuffs for Ricki to wear on her wrist.
Adria and I knew that there were several elements we wanted to include in the party decor throughout. Yarn, twine, ric rac, chevron print and ruffles. Nothing cuter!
We were so inspired by the adorable tents that photographer Wendy Updegraff made for her daughter’s party, and what little girl wouldn’t love a tent for their room? We had Morgan (Made by Morgan) sew up a custom tents and Adria’s husband built the frame. (Thanks “Matt!”)
We shopped at our local adorable fabric store in Concord, We’re Sew Creative, for the fabulous and gorgeous fabrics used in the tent and pillows. Morgan also made adorable matching pillows that we gave to Ricki to keep for her bedroom.
Nancy of A to Zebra Celebrations happened to have a lime green chevron runner that we also used on the buffet. Everything coordinated perfectly!
Adria and I loved working with the glam camping color scheme – pinks, purples and limes. It was so fresh! I adore how the dessert table came together. We wanted to pull in camping and outdoor elements, while keeping it “glam” and girlie.
We painted kerosene lanterns and used white washed logs and 4x4s to add height and dimension to the table. We mixed in our girlie pink milk glass cake stands and glass domes to soften it up. Yarn, twine, ripped fabric buntings and ruffles were used throughout.
We used yarn to wrap soup cans to use for vessels for the cookie pops. So easy and cute!
Printables (from our Glam Camping / Glamping Printable Collection) were shown throughout the entire party. Bright and gorgeous french macarons (from Cupcrazed) were placed on a whitewashed log slice that was lined with our patterned paper.
Cupcrazed also made the yummy and irresistible s’mores cupcakes. (Remember how Cupcrazed won Cupcake Wars on Food Network? We know why!) We are talking chocolate cake, graham cracker crumbs, chocolate ganache and toasted marshmallow icing. Could you die? We topped them with ruffle backed printable cupcake toppers (Ruff Draft Tutorial here). Polka Dot Market provided the adorable liners.
We set up adorable terrariums with marshmallow flowers (tutorial here) and homemade purple meringue mushrooms (remember Kiss Me Kate did these for their Red Riding Hood party? We were so inspired so we made purple mushrooms!)
We made Trail mix and labeled cute jars with our printable “trail mix” label from the printable collection. Twine (The Twinery) was used to wrap the cute label around the jar. We slipped in a wooden spoon (with chevron print embellishment) from Sucre Shop.
I made chocolate dipped pretzels with fun zig zag purple chocolate embellishments. We displayed them on patterned paper and tied a cute printable party flag to each “bundle”.
I also made chocolate zig zag dipped apples. (Green apples, of course!) White and purple chocolate helped tie in the desserts with the decor. Printable bunting flags from the glamping printable collection were added to the stick.
I love the gumball pipettes that Polka Dot Market provided. We embellished the tops with a printable party flag and tied them together with twine.
The printable cupcake wrapper and party logos (cupcake toppers) all helped tie in the desserts with the decor.
We worked closely with Mandie of Got What It Cakes, who created the most beautifully crafted cake for the table. (Did we mention it is delicious, too!? We had to leave early so we wouldn’t be tempted to eat more cake!)
We loved doing a non-symmetrical table for this theme and the cake fit perfectly within the setting under the fun printable bunting banner and yarn pom garlands.
The cookies were made by the incredible Firefly Confections. Incredible detail work!
Mini S’mores cupcakes were made by Cupcrazed and labeled with a small party logo.
I made swirl meringues and added them on top of purple and pink chocolate covered oreos. A cute little printable flag was added for an extra touch.
Clarabelle and the Hen made custom canteens for Ricki’s party for all of the guests. Aren’t they just precious!?
The girls all enjoyed the custom tent and were greeted with a gorgeous tote bag from SookEe Designs. Just wait until you see what was inside each of the totes! Monica (of SookEe Designs) was so amazing to work with and even added custom rosette pins on the bags so the girls can use it on their shirts or as an accessory elsewhere after the party. We tied a printable favor tag onto each of the bags.
The “Camp Ricki” pillowcase was made by Polka Dot Market. Sally was SO wonderful to work with and provided not only the party ware (straws, cupcake liners, balloons and more), she whipped up the gorgeous pillow case at a moments notice.
Ricki was excited to open her custom bag from SookEe Designs, of course!
Each girl received a unique headband from Evelyn’s Whim. We fell in love with her work!
The girls also received their own set of lounge bottoms and ruffled tanks. These are available at Polka Dot Market (made by Lila & G). They also received a “Camp Ricki” custom bottle/canteen fromClarabelle and the Hen.
The girls also received felted flower cuffs from Two Lucky Cats. I love the cute button closure and how each piece was so unique on the girls’ wrists.
Clarabelle and the Hen also sent Ricki a custom blanket, tote and t-shirt. I adore it all!
We printed up some personalized thank you cards (in the printable package) for Ricki to send out to her friends later.
Don’t the girls look precious in their lounge wear and accessories? They enjoyed the treats, drinks and favors so much!
Emily had an ADORABLE setup out back. She had precious lanterns for the girls as well as butterfly catchers and some activities. She set up a tent for the girls to play in as well. They had so much fun (even though it was 100+ degrees out!) Becca captured some precious photos.
Emily had adorable wooden bird houses outside for the girls to paint.
After some outdoor fun, the girls came in to sing Ricki “Happy Birthday” and to serve her cake (from Got What It Cakes).
What a beautiful girl and a beautiful day! Thanks Emily and Ricki for welcoming us into your home and for being so grateful! We loved working with you and spending time with you!
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Cake: Got What It Cakes
Cupcakes and Macarons: Cupcrazed Cakery
Sugar Cookies: Firefly Confections
Chocolate Covered Apples, Pretzels, Meringues, Marshmallows, Chocolate Oreos: Anders Ruff
Supplies, Gifts and Decor:
Balloons, Bags, Baking Cups, Gumballs, Pipettes, Straws and more: Polka Dot Market
Canteen Water Bottles, Tees, Tote by Clarabelle and the Hen
Wooden Chevron Utensils: Sucre Shop
Twine: The Twinery
Clear Smores Kit Boxes: Nashville Wraps
Terrycloth Party Bags: SookEe Designs
Chevron Runner: A to Zebra Celebrations
Custom Tent and Pillows: Made By Morgan
Fabric for Sewn Tent and Pillows: We’re Sew Creative
“Camp Ricki” Pillowcase: Polka Dot Market
Label Paper: OnlineLabels.com