A Few Things...Boutique Party Stores

Seriously!??!  Oh Happy Day kills it!

Seriously!??!  Oh Happy Day kills it!

If you know us then you know we LOVE a good party and even more than that we LOVE to throw a good party.  For years we have hosted dinners, amazing kids parties, random shindigs and even New Years hangover brunches because anything can be used as an excuse to decorate and have people over. 

We have buckets in the basements/garages filled with decor we have bought and are waiting to use or saved from previous bashes.  We love them so much we even decided to style parties on the side!   So where do we go for the best supplies?  The ones that make Party City and Target unnecessary?  Read on to find out our faves...the BEST part?  Not only do they all have the most incredible selection and range but they are small, women owned businesses, so supporting them is even more important than ever.  Cute party and support small business?...IN!

Bonjour Fete- One walk into this Studio City, CA store and consider your wallet empty.  It is stunningly styled and laid out.  Rachel Huntington's curation of goods is other worldly.  You couldn't not have a beautiful party after a stop here.  It is hard to walk in and not want everything!  We are so happy to get to be inspired here!  But lucky you they have an online store too! And an Instagram that will excite your party girl/boy inside.

Shop Sweet Lulu- We found this fantastic shop (online for anyone not in Frankfort Illinois)  years ago before Instagram existed (yes there was a time in our day there was no Insta) and we have been getting supplies from Jessie Senese ever since!  Her prices are great, her selection is perfect and inspiring and she ships super fast!  

Oh Happy Day- If you like incredible (yet easy) DIYs, spectacular Instagram accounts and seeing pictures that give you no choice but to smile and say "I want to do that" then you have seen Jordan Ferney's Oh Happy Day.   Her account and brick and mortar shop are the mecca for anyone throwing a bash of a life time.  She and her team are the queens and kings of incredible ideas and massive amounts of inspiration.  

Get your party on!  Even in times like these where you just want to crawl under a rock putting a little thing together will make you smile!  And if you go to one of these shops you support small business and women!

Shop Sweet Lulu honeycombs

Shop Sweet Lulu honeycombs

xoxo TWH

 

Party Time...(super) excellent!

Layer Cake

Layer Cake

As you know we are not the DIY moms, the Pinterest worthy create your own bulletin board/post card holder moms,  we are not even the make your kids a pillow moms...but what we ARE is (are?) inspired curators and incredible party throwers!  

Things We Heart

Things We Heart

We LIVE to throw parties...so much that we send photos back and forth to each other about our next dinner party/brunch idea or we constantly pin for each others kids birthdays.  

But you may ask... "If you aren't DIY moms, how in the world do you throw these parties???"  Well TWH loves...we curate them :)  And the first thing we do is scour the globe for the best party decor.  Nothing is off limits for the parties we throw.  They are always tasteful, yet perfectly themed and FUN!

We even got the big kids engaged at a 3 year olds birthday party!

We even got the big kids engaged at a 3 year olds birthday party!

Things We Heart

Things We Heart

Here are our top 3 party decor sites... when you have these in your back pockets you don't have to go over board like a rainbow puked at the party...you can be clean and minimal but with great accents.  

Blue Bird Supply-  Her super cute emoji cupcake toppers will almost force you to bake a few!  This amazing woman and mama hand cuts and creates each party piece by hand.  Now we need to throw a Harry Potter party asap!  PS Want to buy a ton of stuff from her but make it feel like a present to yourself?  Blue Bird Supply has it's own Amazon shop...so it's kinda like you don't even have to worry if you accidentally add it to your normal order...(we may or may not do this... A LOT!  Sorry Tony & Tom...secret is out!)

Oh Happy Day-  You can get lost for hours in her online shop we can only imagine what her brick and mortar is like.  Don't feel like throwing a party?  Well you will after you see her stuff

Shop Sweet Lulu-  Her shop is filled with everything you need to throw the perfect party.  From cute baking and packing supplies to confetti filled balloons she's a one stop shop! 

Now that you're inspired...get out there and throw that party!  Still scared?  Call us!  

Things We Heart

Things We Heart

Things We Heart

Things We Heart

We figured since we love to throw parties and get inspired by each one we do we have decided to get into the party planning game!  With our little ones getting older our home party planning days are getting further and further away from us so what's a better way to hang on to the magic and wonderment of a childhood than help other people throw parties too!  We got you...we will help you throw the party/brunch/dinner/tea of your dreams... without the Mariah Carey budget.  

Things We Heart

Things We Heart

xoxo TWH