Launching a new venture wouldn’t be complete without hosting a party to celebrate the event! I was so excited to put together a fun evening to celebrate At Home With The Zierings. An intimate gathering with other amazing influencers in the mom and blog space. I choose the creative space at Au Fudge. It is currently the hottest playspace and childrens event location in the Los Angeles Area. (I also adore the event planner there.)
I knew I wanted to do the event décor/ planning and logistics myself. I wanted to incorporate our home and our style into the event. It had to feel organic and rustic with a California vibe. I also wanted to keep the decor costs down so I knew I had to be creative. Instead of ordering tablecloths, I went to the fabric store and found the perfect fabrics that I felt would look good in the event space and match my style. I borrowed vintage crates from a good friend and decided to fill them with pineapples and lemons. I still needed to decorate the space a little more. I got the idea from my favorite massage place to hang ferns, from outside our house, on twine that I use in our garden. It didn’t cost me a dime to do this!
In the creative space at Au Fudge there is a separate space for a children’s room. In the room the children played with the beautiful toys from Au Fudge and painted rocks with the Au Pairs.
I worked with Wild Child Party + Peacock and Company to put together the most creative balloons with palms hanging from them! They were the perfect touch.
As you may have read, we love street art in Los Angeles. While following one of my favorite artists, Chris Uphues on Instagram ( @chrisuphues ) I saw that he had the most beautiful canvas of our favorite piece of street art. After speaking with him I was able to get this amazing piece shipped in from Chicago. It was the perfect backdrop for photo fun!
The gift bags from our event had so many great children’s products in them! Put together, they made the most perfect kids picnic! Ian’s clothing company Chainsaw Brands even sent hats for the men who attended!
One of the most exciting giveaways of the evening was a 2 night hotel stay at The Hotel Del Coronado courtesy of Celebrity Hideaways! Rachel Pitzel won the drawing. We can’t wait to hear about her trip! (I swear I closed my eyes and pulled it in front of other guests!) It was definitely her good karma for helping inviting some amazing people to the party.
Our guests arrived and we all had so much fun! We mingled while our kids played with the Au Fudge AuPairs. Our menu included Beef and Turkey Sliders, Fries and a veggie platter for the kids. Sparkling Rose was served to the guests.
At the end of the night I celebrated with a glass of the sparkling Rose and bid my guests farewell ! Ian and I stayed to take down the décor and we even planned a date night after. It was a perfect party! Lots of amazing, inspiring people. While typing this I realized that Ian and I forgot to give a speech to thank everyone who came and for being behind us on our journey. We are so excited to share our passion for family with all of you and share our creative ideas. We hope you enjoy our journey and continue to follow us!
with love and gratitude,
Erin- Dress by Alice and Olivia, Shoes by Alice and Olivia, Hair by @MarqEdward
Mia and Penna- Dress by Hannah Banana , Shoes Pediped
Ian Ziering- Clothing by Chainsaw Brands