Pink and Gold Confetti Nursery

 

Deliciously Darling | Pink and Gold Nursery

So excited to  share my sweet baby girl’s Pink and Gold Confetti Nursery today. A little background, I have two boys – 7 and 5 so when I found out I was having a girl I instantly knew her room would be pink, pink and more pink. My first stop was Pottery Barn Kids. I grabbed their solid pink bed sheet and decided that I’d match the walls to the fabric. Thankfully, Pottery Barn Kids is way ahead of us and has collaborated with Sherwin Williams to make matching paints. Once I got the paint home my husband said “are you sure you want to paint the walls Pepto Bism0l Pink?” Um, yeah. I totes do. As he is not one to argue with a pregnant lady the walls in the nursery became pink. Hope you enjoy the pics and check out more DIY details below!

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Details

I wanted the Nursery to be this happy place. A place that would make me smile when I’m changing the baby’s diaper at 3am. Confetti makes me smile so naturally that means gold Confetti Walls.  With my trusty Silhouette Cameo machine, I cut over 200 two inch gold vinyl circles. It was so easy to do and such an inexpensive way to jazz up the nursery.

I’m all for a DIY nursery, i feel like it makes the room so personal. I made the little gold lamb mobile out of twine, an embroidery hoop, glitter wrapping paper and glitter tape. It’s so glittery – I just love it. I also made the gorgeous pink ombre paper wreath that hangs above the changing table. A little DIY project that cost around $4.00 for me to make. I reused an old wreath that I had from a past event, added crepe paper and tons and tons of beautiful paper flowers. I’m such a fan of my Silhouette Cameo machine. I love that I can use it to make everything from paper lambs to paper flowers.

My absolute favorite item in the nursery is the “For Like Ever” print. I saw a pink and red version on pinterest and once I found out the seller had a gold version I was sold. Looks so cool. I’m picturing Ally college bound and the one thing she grabs from her childhood room (for her dorm room) is this poster. Ha.

Moving on to the furniture situation. I was very fortunate that I kept all of the nursery furniture from my two boys. The crib, sofa, night stand, changing table, rocking lamb and rocking chair were from my first son so they are about 7 years old. The thought crossed my mind to get a new more modern rocking chair but I opted to keep and use what I have. After all, I was having a girl and she would get new everything so having hand-me-down furniture is totally okay. I loved adding new little items to the nursery. The dollhouse book shelf was my absolute must. I searched everywhere for an affordable version and found this one at Target for $99.00. Kate Spade apple bank, an antique tea set, vintage looking hard cover books, baby books from her brothers and pink chevron baskets fill the shelves. Another new nursery addition is the gold Moroccan pouf. “Does the baby need a pouf” asks my husband. Of course she does! Can’t wait for her one year pictures when I plop her on top of it. Giggle.

I hope you enjoyed the little peek into our sweet baby girl’s nursery.

Vendor Credit || Design, Mobile, Flower Wreath & Gold Vinyl Dots: Deliciously Darling || Photography: Lauren Nicole Studios || Ombre Pink Bedskirt, Gold Chevron Changing Table Cover & Blanket: Caden Lane || Larkin Crib, Night Stand, Sofa, Crib Sheet, Bumper, Anywhere Chair, Rug, Window Panels, Small Throw Pillows: Pottery Barn Kids || For Like Ever Poster: Super Rural || Moroccan Pouf: Rosenberry Rooms via Amazon || Gold Dot pillows: Waiting on Martha ||

The Lego Movie Birthday Party

Deliciously Darling | The Lego Movie | Birthday Party |

My son is Lego obsessed. All day, every day – Legos, Legos, Legos. After watching The Lego Movie he knew he wanted it as his birthday theme. This year we kept it simple but just as awesome! Enjoy the pictures and check out the details below.
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Details
Normally mama goes all out for Malik’s birthday party, but this year was different. We had a new baby and so it had to be an easier party to put together. Throwing a party, however small is a challenge with a 5 week old and two big brothers! Thankfully, my sweet cousin Reema was there to help me bake & set up.

Malik really wanted to have his party at Lego Land Discovery Center. Having a party out of the house is definitely easier but I didn’t want it to loose that personal touch that at home parties have. Working within their rules, I was able to come up with a fun and creative The Lego Movie inspired party.

Tablescape
The party room was so colorful. The tables and chairs were in bright colors so I didn’t need to add much. I opted for paper table runners. I love Targets party section. There are these rolls of wrapping paper that are $1.50 each. They are the perfect width for a table runner and come in fun colors and patterns. I used the orange diagonal  stripe paper for the tables.

I made simple center pieces using gumballs and yellow ceramic berry baskets. I added a homemade paper “Emmett” holding a flag that said “Happy Birthday Malik”. I would have loved to add some colorful balloons but balloons were not allowed in the party room.

I made lego men decals out of red glitter vinyl and put them on cute little milk bottles that I purchased from the Petite Party Studio shop. I also got the cool red plates from there. The red stripe wooden forks were from The Sucre Shop. I adore their wooden cutlery!

Finally, I added a crinkle taffeta chair sash to each chair. I have a box of chair sashes from parties past and thought, “why not”?!

Desserts
The Lego Discovery Center staff was so amazing. They let me set up a little mini dessert table. The most challenging part was to keep things simple. Simple desserts and super simple decor.

In the spirit of simplicity. I made only a handful of desserts. My cousin made the delicious French vanilla cupcakes topped with chocolate lego bricks. Chocolate covered marshmallows with mini chocolate lego figures, jello cups with chocolate lego figures and amazing Lego Movie sugar cookies {made by the always awesome Sandy from Firefly Confections}. Just to let you know how much I adore Sandy because she sends me texts like “I only work in black and sometimes very very dark grey”.  LOL. I heart her!

The blue butter cream cake was made by My Sweet Things. I know, swirls for a boy but I think it works so well. Malik really wanted a blue cake this year. I topped the cake with two lego movie character plastic figures {they are actually pens so “yay” for an added bonus of being useful} and a little Happy Birthday flag.

Favors
I’m a firm believer in useful favors. Each kid took home a personalized beach bucket filled with goodies. A Lego Movie sketch / sticker book, homemade lego crayons, a Lego Movie mini figure, and a pencil. I wish I was the genius who thought of the homemade lego crayons – that honor goes to Anders Ruff. They have an awesome tutorial on their site if you want to learn how to make them yourself. Warning, making lego crayons is totally addictive. I had plans on making only a few colors and that morphed into 6 colors.

I hope you enjoyed our “Everything is Awesome” Lego Movie party inspiration! Spaceships, Spaceships, Spaceships!!!

Vendor Credit || Dessert Styling & Paperie: Deliciously Darling || Photography: Lauren Nicole Studios || Cake: My Sweet Things || Sugar Cookies: Firefly Confections || Wooden Forks: Sucre Shop || Milk Bottles & plates: Petite Party Studio || Favor Buckets: Michaels || Notebook, lego mini figures, lego chocolate & crayon molds: Lego Store ||

 

Red, White and Blue Desserts

If you are anything like me, when it comes to Holiday meal planning the first thing I think of is desserts. With a name like Deliciously Darling it’s not surprising. Here are a few of my go-to’s for 4th of July. Berry Trifle – super easy to do: pound cake, fresh whipped cream and berries. French Macarons, I know aren’t very 4th of July but when colored blue I think they fit beautiful! Finally star sugar cookies.

Deliciously Darling | Red White and Blue Desserts | Fourth of July | Desserts

Deliciously Darling | Red White and Blue Desserts | Fourth of July | Desserts

For more Fourth of July inspiration, check out my “Let Freedom Ring” post.

Wishing you wonderful 4th of July dessert planning!