Cakes, doughnuts, tarts and more…This “Let Them Eat Cake” Birthday Party is something to adore!
So if you love Marie Antoinette, this fabulous birthday party by Juliet Boydstun of The COOP, out of Studio City, CA, is something you won’t forget!
So grab your masks and disguise away, but be sure to spot the the following favorite party details, to help you today:
- Monochromatic Marie Antoinette flower print
- Gold glam ruffle cake
- Sketched standees
- Pink Marie Antoinette wigs
- Black and white pinwheel plates
- Jumbo balloons with tassel tails
- And ribbon streamer backdrop!
Vendor credits at the bottom of this post!
“Let Them Eat Cake” Birthday Party
“Let Them Eat Cake” Birthday Party Details:
This is what Juliet shared about the party- “Oh my gosh – this party was so so fun to create. My beautiful little girl Hazel was turning three and I wanted something unique and fun . I own a kids party place called the COOP and I do lots of fabulous theme parties – so when it comes to my kids I like to do more unique themes that I haven’t seen before. I decided on Marie Antionette “Let them Eat Cake” as a theme because – #1….CAKE! and #2… Hazy had this darling costume from H&M that fit the theme perfectly!
I just wanted it to be gorgeous and opulent and over the top fun and I am so pleased with how it turned out. So, I went for mostly pinks and whites – with the hand drawn black and white pops as the color sheme – but for the backdrops inside I wanted to add some color punch so I added orange and yellow to the massive amount of crepe paper streamers I used to create the backdrops! I love the colors all together – so bright a nd fun. I’m an artistic girl – but wouldn’t say I am an artist – so I decided to stick with a black and white sketch portrait of Marie Antionette as the centerpiece of the treat table. After I painted that I added paper flowers to her hair for a 3D effect which I just love.
I also Painted the black and white Marie for the outdoor table. I had seen an Anthropologie window with a manequin walking loads of balloon dogs and I thought that would be a fun way to illustrate Marie Antionette style EXCESS. So the night before the party I handed my 11 year old son Grant a bunch of pink balloons, a balloon pump and told him to find a how to video on You Tube and get to creating a mass of puppies for “Marie” to walk on ribbon leashes. He did a great job and I always love when my kids get involved in the creative process. He actually had so much fun making them he brought his goodies to the party and made more on the spot for his little sisters little guests. So sweet.
Antique It Up
I knew I wanted antique elements – like candelabras… but I didn’t want the party to look old lady. So I came up with the idea of sketching elements of the party – like candelabras, Champagne bottles, extra pieces of cake, cupcakes, cookies, etc. I also drew strawberries to put on the champagne glasses – which I thought looked so so cute. I love a black and white sketch and just think those pops of hand drawn elements really made the party super special and unique.
When we opened the COOP 7 years ago, I had the idea to paint a fitted tablecloth with a trompe l’oeil opulent antique looking table for tea parties, etc. It took me a long time, but I FINALLY did it and I LOVE it!! I decided to go with a pink table as I had all the other black and white elements, and I just think it is so cool… a great way to change the look of a table. We have already used it again for a recent Princess Party. I hand made the eye masks with just sparkly white paper, dowels, ribbons and paper flowers and placed them at each place setting… on top of the Meri Meri black and white paper plates. I also am quite in love with the gold wire and stars that I swirled out of the champagne glasses on the table to look like bubbles floating out of the bubbly!
The most time consuming and over the top part of the party was the hand made Marie Antionette wigs… which were a major labor of love – but so worth the time and energy! I made super tall forms for each hat from strips of cardboard and covered them in cotton batting that I then sprayed pink. Then I added a hand drawn feather and some paper flowers as flourish and… VOILA!
A super fun fabulous wearable piece to get everyone in the mood at the party! All of the black and white elements were created on a foamies roll – I just hand drew everything with a jumbo black sharpie and then cut them out – the Eat Cake sign was also done on foam roll and cut out – but I used liquid leaf paint for that one. I really love a party that is not just curated… there are a lot of ways to make a party fab by buying lots of cool things… but for me a party is super special when there are hand made, hand painted, crazy ideas come to life in a beautiful unique way – and I really think this party is just that. It was the perfect way to celebrate my creative, wild over the top fabulous and fun little girl!”
Venue and Styling – The COOP
Photography – Greg Fiore
Cake, macaroons, cupcakes, and sweet treats – Blue Cupcake
Marie Antionette cupcake toppers (used in fruit cones – Papernosh on etsy
Cameo Fondants added to rice Krispie treats – Seasonably Adorned
Eat Cake – glitter cupcake toppers used in straws on donuts, etc. – Confetti Momma Party
Cupcake shaped crazy straws – Birthday in a Box
Black and white plates – Meri Meri
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