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not your average birthday | Kimberly Jarman

Whenever you have fifteen plus 11 year olds, more purple than you will ever know what to do with, balloons galore, and a themed birthday party entitled “top chef” you know that this is not your typical 11 year old birthday party. There has to be a master mind behind the entire thing!

That is where Emily Edwards, from Your Hearts Desire, comes in.  Emily is an amazing event planner and called me up to take pictures of her exciting birthday party that she created for 11 year old, Shelby. She let me now that there was going to be a lot of purple (which of course excited me)  and a theme entitled, “Shelby’s Top Chef Birthday Party”. She had invited Chef Doug from Creative Hand Cuisines to help the girls learn to cook an amazing meal. There were 3 different stations where each of the girls were able to participate and make their own Italian Iced Sodas, Salad Dressing, and Raviolis. (Shoot, I want a party like this for me!!!)

Of course the party was phenomenal and a huge success. When the parents dropped of the girls and saw the amazing decorations their mouths dropped. The girls were totally into it as well!!

Emily totally outdid herself with the party favors, decorations, and decor.

Boxes with each individual girls name on them. In the boxes were purple Aprons, purple spatula’s, purple nail polish, and so much more. The girls were ecstatic when they opened up their boxes.

The birthday girl sported her purple apron and hat with pride!

Chef Doug explained the rundown to all the girls. He split them up into groups and sent them on their way.

First stop was Italian Sodas. The girls got to pick out their own flavors and make their drinks! Each section had information about what they were doing and they were quizzed later in the party so they had to pay attention!

Next they created salad dressing. They each created their own and then took it back to their table for once they were ready to eat.

Then, my favorite. The Ravioli station! It was so fun to watch the girls make Ravioli’s. They had a blast.

The end result was some very yummy looking food and a lot of very happy 11 year old girls!

What an amazing time! Happy Birthday Miss Shelby! I hope it was more than you could hope or expect!!

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November 21, 2011 - 8:07 pm

Ilze - WOWIE !!!! Keeping this one in the archives to pull up for my daughter’s next one !!!

June 11, 2010 - 8:20 am

Kelly Batezel - Where did you get those gorgeous straws from ?

June 10, 2010 - 10:31 am

kimberlyjarman - Thanks Alexis

June 10, 2010 - 10:31 am

kimberlyjarman - Thanks Adriana! I totally agree!!!

June 10, 2010 - 10:24 am

Amanda - Gorgeous party and such a cute idea! I was wondering where you found those super cute straws?


June 10, 2010 - 8:11 am

kristina - Love it!

June 10, 2010 - 7:15 am

Alexis - Best party i have seen in a long time!

June 9, 2010 - 11:28 pm

Adriana Garcia - I’m 31 years old and I want to have a party just like this. What a fabulous theme and all the pictures are gorgeous!

April 21, 2010 - 6:14 pm

Jessi - How fun!! 🙂

April 21, 2010 - 6:14 pm

Jessi - How fun!! 🙂

April 21, 2010 - 3:53 pm

Jennifer Thye - Oh my! I love that birthday party, and I am not even 11. Great job Emily and Kim!

April 21, 2010 - 12:26 pm

Amanda Holcomb - Holy Cow, can I do that for my next birthday, awesome and of course the pics are birthday fabulous!

April 21, 2010 - 2:53 am

Jennifer Bowen - What a fantastic birthday idea Emily! I’ll have to call you when my daughter turns 11 or 12 🙂 And of course, great coverage by you Kim!

April 20, 2010 - 12:01 pm

Emily Edwards - Your Heart's Desire - Oh my! I love these! Thanks again Kim for being there to capture the details and fun! It was such a blast to put together and all the girls had such a great time. Love it!

April 20, 2010 - 11:01 am

Jennifer Loving - What an awesome birthday! I love all of the little details that you captured. Looks like all of the girls had a great time!

April 20, 2010 - 10:55 am

kimberlyjarman - I know. Seriously. I told Emily I was going to have to hire her to do all of Kailee’s birthdays! Hmmm… I better start saving!!

April 20, 2010 - 10:52 am

Eunice - WOW. For my 11th birthday, we went to Disney World and I thought that was cool.

This…well, this is awesome! Great photos, as always. 🙂

Now my juices are churning for my daughter’s b-day!

April 20, 2010 - 10:29 am

kimberlyjarman - Ahhh. Thanks Mary!!!

April 20, 2010 - 10:25 am

marry - love it! you did great capturing all the details… as usual 🙂

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