We’re Almost There!

So thankful for all our friends and family that have supported us all along our journey to open our first COOP!  We couldn’t have done it without them.  Some work (and fun!) in progress.  And the space in our courtyard looks great in the evenings as well.

Location, Location, Location…

We will be opening early this summer in a great new retail space with plenty of convenient parking!  The COOP will be in an amazing brand new space in the Greenstreet Center on North Catalina Avenue, just off of PCH in South Redondo Beach.  Easily accessible from all the great beach communities as well as Torrance and the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

King Harbor is just 2 minutes away, and our wonderful neighbors in the center include a great Italian Gran Caffe called Roman Aroma, the Lux Nail Spa and Salon, and the King Shabu Shabu Restaurant.  You and your family may end up spending the entire day with us and our terrific neighbors!

http://www.romanaroma.com

http://theluxnailspa.com

 

 

OCTONAUTS

Hey OCTONAUTS Fans!!  Check out this super spectacular party we did recently for a client who loves Captain Barnacles and the crew!  As is always the case with the COOP — we tried to keep it bold and chic!  We skipped the branded plates — an instead did dotted napkins with a bright square plate topped with beautiful felt Octonauts themed mask on top.  Way more chic then a store bought themed cupcake plate!!  We kept the color scheme bright and happy — bright blue and green and silver — with some punches of orange in there for good COOP measure!!  For the main table centerpiece we did rectangular vases filled with some bright aquarium bubbles that we place a couple of characters in doing their underwater exploring.  This is such a simple centerpiece — but it is creative and fun and looked so great!  We love how it turned out!  Glittered HAPPY BIRTHDAY letters marching down the table added some sparkle and shine — and is always a festive way to celebrate the big day.  We also dipped our party balloon bring in glitter for extra sparkle…  and used our favorite glitter paper placemats as well.  To celebrate in true OCTONAUTS style — we had a touch tank brought in do the kids could actually interact with and learn some facts about some cool sea creatures.  The gorgeous cake was from the Cake Divas and the photos are all curtesy of Bebe Jacobs Photography!It was such a beautiful fun celebration… we hope you enjoy the pics!!!

DREAMY CALIFORNIA WILDLIFE PARTY AT HOME…

We were so excited to have one of our favorite COOP at home clients request a California Wildlife Party. This was a very new theme for us and with only 4 days to prep we got busy creating something truly special.
What an inspired theme but how to style it? My brilliant business partner Juliet had found these really cool and graphic plates by Oh Joy at Target and I knew as soon as I saw them that they would be the perfect inspiration for this unusual theme. The colors chosen which were inspired by the plates were gold, pink and teal with lots of fun and fabulous glitter elements. I really wanted it to have a cool almost desert feel but also wanted to show case the California animals.

On the day the chairs I had rented didn’t look the best when they arrived so I quickly improvised by attaching the left over colored ribbon to the backs of all the little chairs and the effect was dazzling. We loved it so much that we have added this detail to all our COOP at home parties.
We chose a white fur runner and just loved the effect – modern and simple and yet a little wild like our California wildlife. I hand painted cool California animal stencils that I found on Etsy on the goodie bags and Julie of Blue Cupcakes highlighted all the elements with her cake and sumptuous cupcakes in wild neon pinks and blues.
On each place seating we added different hand glittered animal figure along with glittered mason jars that we used to house the napkins and the glittered wooden cutlery. We also added some very California succulents in clay pots and then jazzed them up with gold glitter rims.
Our little birthday girl Vivi dressed so beautifully in her Mulholland Girls dress was thrilled especially when all the very real California animals paid a visit.
I made one of my favorite banners to date of foam hearts glittered in gold with the pink and teal ribbon on the ends. It was perfect for this party that was so full of love and glitter.

ROCKSTAR!!!

It was SO much fun putting together this GOLD and SILVER ROCKSTAR party for one of our sweet COOP kids. The mom showed me the sweetest picture of her little guy rockin out to his favorite tunes and it helped to inspire all the little details of the party. We had the always AMAZING Julie of Blue Cupcake create the Rockstar cake with non other than a replica of the birthday boy as a topper.
I was a little stuck on how to have the star symbol and the guitar symbol blend together as a standard star just seemed to perfect…That very day I arrived at the COOP to see stars that Juliet had dreamt up for her upcoming COOP at Home party and I knew that, that hand drawn star was perfect! (Thanks Jules). I then set to glittering guitars and adding the star elements. I found 2 giant guitar photo frames at Michaels and glittered them black for my main center pieces. I hand made the silver and gold banner that seemed to scream ROCKSTAR to me and I decided that a one hit single record with a touch of glitter would be perfect for the plate decor although non of the kiddies had any clue what a record was.
All our little Rockers went home with a cool inflatable guitar, a tinsel wig, a boa and some very cool Rockstar sunglasses. It really was a rockin good time!