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Be my Rosey Valentine

We have been loving, well more like lusting, all over the girl parties highlighted from amazing creatives all over the web.  From disco glitter to candy colored heart themes, we are totally down for a soul sister evening.  Here at Forrest and J we felt being a bit more romantic this Heart Day and creating a Rosey Metallic palette for you and your scrumptious sweetheart.  We're kicking off our heels and snuggling up under candlelight at this flirty table setting.

A shimmery tablecloth in rose gold is a bit unexpected and will make every girls heart go all a flutter.  The art deco plates are from Anthropologie were the perfect inspiration for the moody color palette of navy blues, marigolds, and dusty purples.  Keeping with a NY art deco state of mind, we loved this Kate Spade 'Manhattan Room' cheese plater hosting all our Valentine sweets.

Oh and that gold lady planter!  Oh Joy you be still our hearts with all your whimsy treasures.  She was the perfect finishing detail for our lovers sugar feast.

Getting creative with napkins can be just plain daunting -  you know you feel me out there stylists.  But this heart folded style was too much fun to resist!  Impress your boo, little sweeties, or gal pals by setting your table with these.  Check out our girl Lauren Conrads tutorial and make your own.

The barcart is the quintessential styling moment you need for any good party and in this case romantic evening.  Target always has the perfect little accessories in their dollar section that won't break the budget and keep you Pinterest festive for any occasion.  These tassels by Nate Berkus we can't get enough of lately - we may have purchased some in black too. :)  

This weekend we were in Palm Springs enjoying some much needed sun and stubbled across this gorgy gilded ballon 'PARTY' sign.  We become fast friends and brought this little guy home with us.  

Spread the love today and tell someone you love and adorn them. xo

Florals: Trader Joes / Design & Styling: Forrest & J / Dishware and glassware: Anthropologie / Party decor, neon heart: Target / Gold lady planter: Oh Happy Day for Target Sweets: Sugarfina /  Fringe napkins: Opt by No Rest For Bridget / Candlesticks, holders, rose gold tablecloth: Hobby Lobby  / Gold pineapple tumblers: The Pineapple Co.

Get Your Sparkle On - Where it all began

Rainbows and Unicorns have certainly made their comeback since the Rainbow Brite days that I remember as a kid.  And lucky little Lucy got the most epic sparkle birthday bash of a lifetime last fall.  This is an event I will forever remember because it was the moment I stepped out on my own.  Forrest and J went from a little dream to a reality overnight.  We were featured on 100 Layer Cakelet and highlighted as one of the TOP Kid's Birthday Parties of 2016!

Lucy may have been turning 9, but she was going on 15 and we needed to make this rainbow bash extremely ultimate and cool.  We decided on a head table for Lucy and her 9 best friends to sit around and enjoy their summer juice in colored glass.  This brought immediate cool factor and with MV Florals designing a stunning rainbow spectrum mantle piece, she was the envy of every girls birthday dreams come true.

I was given so many special and super fun requests by the birthday girl.  One being a candy and popcorn bar for movies on the lawn at dusk in their gumdrop bean bags.  I probably have a more refined sweet tooth than I do for fine wine, so of course I contacted my friends and local Newport Beach candy shop B. Candy.  The store makes you feel like a kid again and their rainbow cakes are a must if you've never tried.  We also wanted a wow moment so Sweet and Saucy Shop came up with a rainbow unicorn floaty cake for the dessert tower.  Did you see the little fun Ban.do 'Herbie' the heart cookies?!  

Dancing the day and night away is what these kids did best!  A pool house turned into a sparkling dance hall with gold disco balls shinning from the sky.

Pool Party!  No adult swim at this soiree and they even had a hunky local Newport Beach lifeguard on duty.  We filled the pool with Bando, SunnyLife Australia, and Packed Party goodies.  As if they were paryting at a swanky LA rooftop pool!

Thank you to everyone who contributed on this amazing party!  We couldn't have done it without this amazing group of vendors.  

Photography: Noelle Bouman Photography / Floral Design: MV Florals / Design & Styling: Forrest & J / Furniture Rentals & Goblets: Archive Rentals / Laser cut signs, name plates, drink stirrers: Happily Ever Etched / Bean bags & pillows: La Tavola / Paper décor & balloons: Oh Happy Day Party Shop / Décor: ban.do & Packed Party / Paper utensils: Pixie Dust Party Spot / Tabletop paper goods: Meri Meri / Cookies & rainbow cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop / Candy bar & cookies: B Candy Corona Del Mar / Drink station accessories: Target / Custom signage: TheFabledPapery / Candy goody bags: CreativePartyDesign / Rainbow pom pom garland: MidgetGems / Custom flamingo goody bags: Finch + Fox