Sunny Party

By Mariam, CEO and founder of Minted

I recently threw a 6th birthday party for my daughter, Sabine, up in Calistoga, about an hour and a half north of San Francisco.  Sabine is crazy about ponies, and I thought it would be fun to have a combination pony and petting zoo party.  I asked the wildly talented Carrie O’Neal, a member of Minted’s design community, to come up with an invitation and matching party décor items.  I loved her bold red design – playful, fun, colorful, and great for guys or gals.

As inspiration, I thought of a party in a meadow, sort of what I vaguely remember the 1970s were like… sunny, relaxed, and people in fields with flowers in their hair, like the Syracuse, New York summer camp I was at in 1976 or like the famous Coca-Cola TV ad (“I’d like to teach the world to sing…”).

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Maja’s Up Up and Away 2nd Birthday Party

By Meta Coleman of One More Mushroom upupandawayparty Both my husband and my daughter have Birthdays right after Christmas.  However much I prepare for their Birthdays beforehand, somehow they still leave me scrambling to get things finished.  This January we celebrated my daughter Maja’s second Birthday.  We kept her party small and simple, inviting the grandparents and serving drinks and Birthday cake.  This year I was happy to use the Up Up and Away balloon party accessories from Minted…

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