Leo’s First Party

JillianBaby, Decor, Holiday Decorating, Life, My Heart18 Comments

When I first thought about having a baby shower … I knew that I wanted Leo to be there so that people could meet him and we all could celebrate his birth together (including me). One of the reasons I didn’t want a typical Baby Shower was because we really didn’t want or need any gifts. So the longer Justin and I thought about it the more we realized we wanted a “Sip & See” instead. We wanted to celebrate our newest addition while being able to enjoy time with our loved ones. It was a great way to get everyone together to meet Leo if they hadn’t already. We of course, tried our best to say NO presents and instead make the entire event all about Leo!!!

I have worked with the Countdown Events team before on other parties so I KNEW I wanted them to help me make Leo’s FIRST party above and beyond beautiful. BUT, as soon as I started to see things come together … I knew they were going to totally exceed my expectations and turn what I thought was going to be a simple event into a complete masterpiece. Justin, Leo, Nacho and I were totally spoiled and showered with so much love … I don’t know HOW any of Leo’s parties to come will ever compare!!!!

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ALL of the food catered by Boy With A Knife was TOTALLY vegan and totally delicious!! They clearly knew mine and Justin’s love for Mexican food and created a GORGEOUS taco bar on top of other amazing appies. The flower arrangements by Celsia Floral were so beautiful they looked like royal bouquets. They had EVERYTHING personalized from coasters, to cake toppers, to wooden Leo signs, to balloons … to name a few.

The Countdown Events team helped Leo pull off his first party and make it a huge huge beautiful success. I can’t thank everyone who was involved in pulling this Sip & See off enough. I want to acknowledge the huge community of companies who made it all possible … everyone came together to make Leo’s First Party so AMAZING and so beautiful. So much time, effort and gifting was put into every last detail as you can see from the photos (if you can believe it, it was even more beautiful in person) …

Design and Planning: CountDown Events Planning & Design
Photography & Film: Hong Photography
Rentals: Avalon Rentals
Calligraphy Stationery: Written Word Calligraphy
Florals: Celsia Floral
Décor:  Vintage Origami
Marshmallows: Archimallows
Cakes and Cookies: Le Gateau
Catering: Boy with a Knife
Vegan Ice Cream: Earnest Ice Cream
Local Beer: Postmark Beer
Wine: Sandhill Winery
Candy Jars: Karameller
Vegan Chocolate: Beta 5
Favour Essential Oils: Saje Wellness
Vegan Pies (dessert bar): Vancouver Pie Hole
Organic Cotton Candy: Cloud Nine Cotton Candy
Matcha Favours: Matcha Ninja
Décor Details: The Cross Design and Décor
Invites: Minted
Cake and drink sticks: Shope Tineke
Balloons (Baby Leo): Tickle Trunk
Balloon Garlands: Balloon Studio
Hand woven wall hanging: Saige and Skye
Custom coasters and napkins: Love by Phoebe
Large wooden Here Me Roar and Lion Signs: DeLovely Details
Black and White striped linens: Pedersen’s
Fresh Juice and Nut Milk (Bar): The Juice Truck
LOVE light sign: Confetti & Co
Live Musician: Colin Bullock of Musos Entertainment
Tree Custom Art: Art by Design 
PR Firm: BeInspiredPR
Tents: Simon Cooksley Pergola Tents

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Calligraphy Stationery: Written Word Calligraphy

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Live Musician: Colin Bullock of Musos Entertainment

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Large wooden Here Me Roar and Lion Signs: DeLovely Details

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Cake and drink sticks: Shope Tineke

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Marshmallows: Archimallows

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Vegan Pies (dessert bar): Vancouver Pie Hole

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Thank you all SO much again for making #LeosFirstParty so magical and beyond perfect!

xo

Jilly, Justin, Nacho & LEO

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