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Tiffany's baby Shower - it's a boy AND it's a girl!
1. The grand fete was swathed in neutral hues of grays, whites and earth tones honoring Tiffany’s tastemaker style and creating the perfect background for the newsprint accents and bouquets of flowers. 2. Cake toppers carry out the vintage newsprint theme and colors. 3. Tiffany Harris, co-owner of Layla Grayce and glowing mom-to-be wears a necklace from Kendra Scott. Photography: Tara Rochelle

They say lightning never strikes twice, but we’re feeling an extra bolt of good fortune as we get ready to celebrate a 2nd set of Layla Grayce twins. Nearly four years after Wendy Estes had identical twin girls, her Layla Grayce co-owner and good friend Tiffany Harris has extra big news of her own – she is expecting a boy and girl this fall! Wendy teamed up with Sara Westbrook of Sara Westbrook Designs (formerly with One Charming Party) and stylist Samantha Pothier for a big bash to shower Tiffany with blessings and baby basics for the big arrival.

Tiffany's baby Shower - it's a boy AND it's a girl!
The newsprint inspired theme had vintage elements with a modern twist, artfully incorporated into the smallest of details: 1. A vintage typeset frame with “T” for Tiffany accents the buffet table along with vintage inspired candlesticks and hydrangeas arranged in galvanized buckets. 2. An antique typewriter displays a welcome letter to guests, inviting them to partake in homemade caramels and take a name tag. 3.Vintage newspapers with a baby theme crossword puzzle and cleverly worded headlines entertained guests (plates resting on velvet trimmed napkins from Pom Pom at Home). 4. Name tags printed with typewriter font are arranged alphabetically by the entryway and adhere with diagonal black and white striped tape. 5. Vintage newsprint wrapped hydrangeas tied in jute string nestled into numbered crates from Gabby are displayed throughout the party. Inspired by newsstands from days of old when flowers were often sold wrapped in newsprint, they served a dual purpose of party decoration and post-party favors for guests. Photography: Tara Rochelle

Tiffany's baby shower - it's a boy AND it's a girl!
Delish to the eyes and palate: 1. Homemade caramels wrapped in vintage newsprint wax paper. 2. Carrot cake cupcakes with toppers from South Pasadena’s Heirloom Bakery. 3. The dessert table showcases a lemon cake filled with lemon curd and cream cheese frosting (designed by Sara Westbrook and Sam Pothier) flanked by carrot cake cupcakes displayed on Aidan Gray Metal plate stands and hostess style old-fashioned cupcakes. 4 & 5. A savory lunch from Heirloom Bakery highlights sliced Panini sandwiches resting on vintage newsprint waxed paper. A printed menu with gray and white pennant flags hangs over each buffet table. Photography: Tara Rochelle

Tiffany's baby shower - it's a boy AND it's a girl!
Tiffany’s ties to Layla Grayce are so much a part of her that incorporating them into the shower was a must: 1. Mixing elements made a modern statement with Aidan Gray decorative pillows scattered along a rustic bench juxtaposed with Eloquence gold trimmed chairs. A galvanized side table by Aidan Gray topped with the Grenich Urn table lamp gave this vintage inspired shower an edge. 2. Simple hydrangeas in old fashioned water bottles get wrapped in white cotton and burlap, secured with a white diaper pin. 3. Newsprint and decorative papers get pleated and folded to create decorative rosettes and swags. 4. Letterpress flash cards hang overhead. 5. An industrial chic Jamie Young steam punk lamp helps set the mood as guests arrive. 6. Hydrangeas displayed in numbered crates from Gabby. Photography: Tara Rochelle

Tiffany’s baby shower – it’s a boy AND it’s a girl!
The shower was held at a private residence in Pasadena where the black and white awning tied in perfectly to the party theme. Ruffled Audrey tablecloths from Pom Pom at Home add a feminine touch to the dessert and entry tables. Photography: Tara Rochelle

Tiffany's baby shower - it's a boy AND it's a girl!
Tiffany never stops, so no wonder we saw lots of wheels in the gifts from her Valco Baby stroller of choice to the motorcycle menagerie of Blabla knit dolls designed by the ladies of Layla Grayce. 1, 2, 3. Otto and Lola ride circles around a diaper ring filled with gifts from Little Giraffe and Skip Hop, perched on motorcycles assembled from diapers and Aden + Anais swaddling wraps. 4. Layla Grayce gals on hand to celebrate: Back row: Sydni, Tristan, Kerry, Layla Grayce co-founders Tiffany Harris and Wendy Estes, Luanna, Karine. Front Row: Yvonne, Natalie. 5. Wendy and Tiffany with celebrity guest and client, Roselyn Sanchez. 6,7,8. Valco Baby stroller Photography: Tara Rochelle

Tiffany’s baby shower – it’s a boy AND it’s a girl!
1. Tiffany with her sister Kristin and mother Marsha. 2. Custom printed “Extra! Extra!” thank you cards especially designed for post event notes of gratitude. 3. The headline making invitation for Tiffany Harris, “designer to the stars”. Photography: Tara Rochelle

***EXTRA*** Tiffany’s twins aren’t the only thing coming soon, we can’t wait to see them in their new nursery, complete with Tiffany’s first exclusive furniture design for Layla Grayce and Newport Cottages.

Photography Tara Rochelle
Event Planning & Details Sara Westbrook Designs
Event Stylist & Flowers Samantha Pothier
Catering Heirloom Bakery

Celebrate With Kate {Double The Fun! Birthday Celebrations For Twins}

Celebrate With Kate {Double The Fun! Birthday Celebrations For Twins}
Photo Credits: McAllister Photography

Celebrate With Kate {Double The Fun! Birthday Celebrations For Twins}
Photo Credits: McAllister Photography

Celebrate With Kate {Double The Fun! Birthday Celebrations For Twins}
Photo Credits: McAllister Photography

Celebrate With Kate {Double The Fun! Birthday Celebrations For Twins}
Photo Credits: McAllister Photography Invites, thank you notes and printed details: Anders Ruff Custom Designs

Kate Landers here to share with you twin and boy/girl birthday party celebration inspiration! It may seem daunting at first to create a party that works for celebrating the precious lives of twins, let alone a boy and a girl at once, however I am here to share some helpful hints and show you how to create double the fun. A lovely client Megan graciously allowed me to share with you her niece Olivia’s and nephew James’ first and second birthday parties. Megan and I had great fun coming up with themes, color-schemes, decorations and all the custom details to make these celebrations a perfect blend of each child’s personalities. Here are some helpful tips taken from their parties, to show you how fun and enjoyable the challenge of throwing a twins or boy/girl party can be and how to develop your party theme from year to year!

  • Color Scheme: Don’t be afraid to combine each child’s favorite colors. You will be surprised with how fabulous the mix can be! In this case, we used soft bright colors of orange, lime, watermelon pink and aqua for their first birthday. For their second birthday we used light blue, tangerine, raspberry and white.
  • Theme: Patterns make wonderful themes, as do things that fly! For James’ and Olivia’s first birthday we went with stripes and polka dots, incorporating those patterns into everything from printed party details to the cake decorations. It was fun, festive and bright. When coming up with a second birthday party theme, it proved more challenging as the children began developing more likes and dislikes. Megan had it covered: birds for Olivia and planes for James. These tie together beautifully as both fly high in the sky among the clouds. Other suggestions would be a farm theme; picnic: ladybugs & caterpillars; or mermaids & pirates.
  • Two Cakes: Twice as sweet! I love individual cakes for twins’ birthday parties, also providing you the perfect opportunity to mix in the color scheme and theme of the party, all on a pretty pedestal or tray. For Megan’s niece and nephew she went with identical polka dot smash cakes for their first birthday, tying in the theme and color-scheme. For their second birthday, Olivia received a bird themed cake using raspberry from the color scheme. James enjoyed an airplane cake, tying in to the party theme as well as light blue and orange from the color-scheme.
  • Coordinate Elements of the Party Year to Year: String together special details one year to the next, repurposing party decorations and creating new traditions. Twice the number of children does not mean twice the price! I love how the polka dot baking cups and tableware were able to be used at both James’ and Olivia’s first and second birthday parties. The cupcake liners served double-duty across the years as both cupcake adornments as well as snack cups for sticky fingers. Each year these twins get a custom fabric appliqué shirt with their age on it, in the colors and theme of the party. I recommend framing the shirts and soon you will have a wall of precious birthday memories.
  • Incorporate Your Theme Into Your Stationery: Marching thank you notes are a darling reminder to guests of the special day you shared with them. Let that theme linger a little longer by incorporating it into your stationery. Anders Ruff Custom Designs created the most darling matching invitations and thank you notes for James’ and Olivia’s second birthday. The printed signature at the bottom not only added charm, but saved a few moments while writing notes of gratitude.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post and sweet party inspiration. Are you a parent of multiples? How did you celebrate your children’s last birthday?