Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Thank You!

Yarah Designs would like to send a very big thank you to all clients, fans, supporters and all those who have inspired! Yarah Designs is extremly fortunate to have you. Your support and encouragement along the way has truly enabled Yarah Designs to thrive. Thank you for all your inspiration.

Yarah Designs has been incredibly lucky and continues to get amazing opportunities that continue to open doors never imagined. In addition, what Yarah Designs honestly and truly loves are the emails, comments and feedback received every day from people applauding the business and its creativity.

So, thank you.

Orange & Khaki Color Palette

Yarah Designs has been on a Jenna Lyons kick.  Jenna is the super stylish director at J. Crew.  How adorable are these series of pictures with Jenna Lyons and her son Becket. It is truly beautiful when the innocence and purity of a child is beautifully captured in pictures.  The color palette of orange and khaki is so very simple and so beautiful.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Back To School Bash

How clever is this party theme to get all the kiddos excited for the new school year!?  Yarah Designs found this idea on Brilliant Bash

This event could be approached in two ways:
1) Host the party before shcool actually starts and invite all of your child’s neighbourhood friends

2) Host the party sometime during the first three weeks of school and invite your child’s class.

The pre-September option could be a fun way to say goodbye to summer and to allow your child one last chance to have all of the neighbourhood gang together before the weather turns cold. Alternatively, the second option is a nice way to help your child get acquainted with his or her classmates, and also gives you the opportunity to meet some of the parents.

Tom Kat Studio has just created a new line of back to school printables that will dress up a party like this.

Here is a great idea for dessert from Pen & Paper Flowers!  Ice Cream Apples!  So cute & delicious

Simple food works well for a back to school party theme. Sandwiches, fruit, juice boxes, and some special treats for dessert would be fitting and welcome. You could even have your child decorate plain brown lunch bags for each guest, and place the party meal inside the lunch bags.

And here are some Game ideas!

Pencil Box Game

Fill a pencil box with school items – scissors, pencils, crayons, etc. Show the children the filled box. Leave the room and remove one item. When you return have the children guess what is missing. Replace the missing item and play again. They can take turns removing the items for the game as well.

Show and Tell
Invite your guests to bring pictures (photos or magazine cut-outs) of their favorite summertime activities, a recent family vacation, etc. Set aside time for “Show and Tell,” so everyone can learn what each guest did over the summer.

Certificates of Summer
Before the party, create your own certificates or buy blank awards at a local craft store. Make sure they have a space to write what the award is for, as well as an area to write the child’s name. After everyone has had a chance to share their stories of summer, hold an anonymous vote for special awards. Some ideas: who had the most fun, traveled the farthest, grew the most, got the best hair cut, changed the most (and least), had the funniest experience, etc. Collect the votes, fill out the certificates, and have an awards ceremony.

Enjoy the party!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Birthday Girl Attire

Yarah Designs is always on the lookout for fabulous fashion options for your little girls big day.  The options are endless but you cannot go wrong with pettiskirts!  Check out these layers of full, fancy fabric by Dreamspun kids

Layla Grayce pettiskirts are always fabulous.

You simply cannot go wrong with a Kaiya Eve pettiskirt - It is the original!

Also getting more popular are these adorable pettiskirt dresses by DreamSpun Kids!  Simply fabulous!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

French Inspired Bridal Shower

Does it get any more dreamy than this?  Yarah Designs found this Bridal Shower shoot featured on Style Me Pretty and it was all about glamour and beauty.  You are goign to flip your lid over this shoot!  This is by far the prettiest and loveliest of bridal showers.

The color palette was a soft, blush pink with accents of crisp white and black.  Just look at all the beautiful details!

The "guests" were invited to adorn themselves in beautiful handmade jewelry provided by All Things Tinsel, Angel Black Designs and Renee Pawele Brides.

Another fun station - Mixology... the girls were able to create their own custom scent.

The dessert table is amazing! It is a French dessert bar with chocolate croissants, eclairs, macarons, creme brulee, pots de chocolat, petit fours. How decadent and gorgeous!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

"Mr. Man" Birthday Party

This Yarah Designs featured party is one of the cutest and most creative boy parties we have stumbled over.  This party found through A to Zebra Celebrations, featured on HWTM, was created by Christina of the Full House blog to celebrate the birthdays of her triplet boys AND her brother!  The triplets wew turning 2 and were not longer babies - This party meant that they were kind of a coming of age.  Why not throw a "Mr. Man" Party!

This party features a garland of ties, chocolate mustaches and truly is an inspiration for all ages!  Even boy baby showers!

Check out all the fun pictures!  So creative!

 Love the "Comb" over - get it!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Barbie Themed Party

Yarah Designs came across this over the top Barbie Party through hwtm  This party can be recreated for a bachelorette party, adult or child birthday party and any theme party for someone who adores Barbie!  It may not be to the scale this event was thrown, but Yarah Designs is certain you can find some inspiration.

This particular party was in honor of Barbie's 50th Birthday/Anniversary.  Mattel went all out with this very cool, very pink bash.  Colin Cowie was the brains behind this bash. 

Construction Themed Party

Ok boys, Yarah Designs has a party for you. 

Who doesn't love Bob The Builder? 

Here is the perfect party for those fans.  Done by Juicy Bits, this party uses the colors orange, brown and yellow for a little boys second birthday.  A lot of fabric was used for decorations, table runners and of course the food display was everything construction!  Fabulous party!