Pink and Blue Carousel Birthday Party

The historic carousel at the Santa Monica Pier made the perfect spot for Ava’s carousel themed first birthday party, planned and designed by her mom, On to Baby member, Majell del Castillo Events. Majell wanted the event to be colorful vintage with a slight modern touch that was fun for all ages. After choosing the venue, she started on the invitation, which Etsy designer B Designs created to match the Santa Monica Pier venue. For table decor, Majell created centerpieces with patterned pinwheels placed in glass vases filled with pastel mini marshmallows.

Guests enjoyed carnival food favorites from a build-your-own nacho bar and a gourmet hot dog bar, along with crab deviled eggs and pancit, vegetable yakisoba noodles, and chorizo tacos. Dessert featured a delicious two-tiered fondant cake from Vanilla Bake Shop, topped with a hand made custom carousel cake topper by Ava’s dad. He also created a canopy to go over the fully stocked dessert table, which was overflowing with homemade desserts including red velvet and dark chocolate salted caramel whoopie pies, caramel espresso dessert shots, and espresso muffins. ‘Lette Macarons provided the beautiful french macarons. Beyond the yummy treats, guests also enjoyed unlimited carousel rides and a custom silhouette art party favor from Sylhouettes by Sylvia. To see all the photos from this fantastic first birthday party, visit the full gallery of images.

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Event Planning & Design, Desserts, Cupcake Toppers, Banners: Majell del Castillo Events
Photographer: Patricio A. Tagudar III
Venue: Carousel at the Santa Monica Pier
Invitations: B Designs
Ava’s tutu: Tutus Chic Boutique
Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop
French Macarons: ‘Lette Macarons
Custom Carousel Cake Topper & Dessert Table Canopy: Ava’s dad, Steve del Castillo
Silhouette Artist: Sylhouettes by Sylvia

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    Beautifully done! LOVE the theme & colors!:)RT @ontobaby: Pink and Blue Carousel Birthday Party

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    Pink and Blue Carousel Birthday Party

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    My second daughter’s 1st birthday party was featured today on “On To Baby”!! I’m extremely humbled!! Thanks for…

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    Honored to have Ava’s 1st birthday featured @ontobaby!! Thanks for the love ladies!!

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    Ava’s 1st B-Day Party @ #silhouettesbysylvia

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    jesse says:

    congratulation!!! you did such an outstanding job majell.

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    Blessie says:

    ///wow..beautiful picturers..

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    Gina says:

    SWEET! I love the cake.

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    Laura Krager says:

    It all looks so beautiful! You guys do such a great job! HAPPY Birthday Ava! Nice Cake Topper STEVE!

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    Christina says:

    Your party is gorgeous! I am wondering what size cube vases you used? Thank you!