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Surprise Launch Party

Let me just start this post by saying that I am blessed to have the most wonderfully supportive family and friends in the world. I came home from a weekend trip to a friend's lake house to a room full of people yelling, "Surprise!" My cousin Emily and the rest of my family had planned a surprise launch party for the boutique — and somehow I really had no idea!
Emily gathered ideas from her Pinterest to plan the decor and food. Of course she thought of literally everything! The navy and pink palette was right up my alley and she divided the table with breakfast on one side and lunch on the other. I think I ate about 58 ten bruschetta. So good! 
The house was filled with flowers which is of course the most wonderful treat. My grandmother — who is quite possibly Design Darling's number one fan! — send this beautiful bouquet up from Florida.
Emily thought of every last detail right down to filling the candy bowls placed throughout the family room and kitchen. Did you know Party City now sells M&Ms by the color? This makes me endlessly happy.
Of course the biggest gift was everyone who came out to celebrate this new venture of mine. My aunt was visiting from Boston and my sister even drove down from Amherst for the occasion! Family, friends, flowers... I am the luckiest girl in the world!
And the pièce de résistance... The cake that my cousin and her friend made after my logo, illustrated by Gadabout. Apparently it took them three hours to get the colors just perfect. Aren't the bows just the sweetest touch?
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Thank you to everyone involved for the best surprise of my life! How they tricked my nosy nature is still beyond me ;) Now let's speed this week up to Thursday and let it be launch day already!!!

55 comments:

Jessica Rowe {The Aestate} said...

How adorbs is that cake!! You're so blessed to have such supportive friends and family! Congrats! xo

Liz {Sequins And Stripes} said...

What an adorable + thoughtful little soiree! Definitely necessary, can't wait for Thursday!! xo

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

So adorable... lucky you!
Can't wait for the big LAUNCH!!

Landi said...

Absolutely adorable! Wish I could have been there to have a slice of that irresistible cake... but then again, IDK if I'd want to cut into it at all it looks so good!! Can't wait for March 1!

renée [crossed and dotted] said...

so adorable! just a few more days!

K.slademade said...

Having a great support team is priceless! Congrats! Only a few more days my dear! xo

Emily said...

WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU KENZIE!! Planning this was so much fun! I know the boutique will be a blockbuster!

{Emily} Simply Southern said...

How sweet of them, looks like it was a fun day! Cannot wait for the launch!
xo

victoria | vmac+cheese said...

Amazing!!!! How wonderful to have such supportive friends and family. And they nailed every single detail of your brand. Perfect. Cheers to the launch!

Paislea Elyse said...

how fun! i love the cake! it is amazing!

drop by allister bee soon!

Leslie said...

That cake is amazing! What a wonderful party to support such a wonderful step you're taking. :)

One Stylish Day at a Time said...

How sweet! That cake is my favorite. It's so realistic!

Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

What a fabulous surprise! You are blessed to have a wonderful family and friends. I cannot wait for the launch!

Lisa said...

Awww!! What a special party for a very special occasion! :)

Sheri Ann {Sprinkles and Style} said...

What a wonderful surprise! That cake is amazing! Can't wait for the launch of your boutique on Thursday!

Simone Howell said...

How sweet! You are so fortunate to have wonderful and supportive friends and family! Good luck on Thursday!

Jillian Nicole said...

So sweet! What a great support system you have! So excited for the launch!:)

Lindsay (Collect 5) said...

Congrats! What a great family you have! Love the details of the party, especially the M&Ms and the cake! Best of luck and cannot wait to see the boutique this week!

Lindsay
www.collect5.blogspot.com

Maria said...

It looks so beautiful! I love your colors. Congratulations on the launching!

Sharon@house58blog.com said...

Wow! You are very loved, I can tell by all of the great thought and detail that went into this. I'm so excited for you!

Nuha said...

how sweet!! i love the mini pancakes - and the logo on the cake is perfect! gorgeous :-) good luck with the boutique!

Allyson [Mimosas in the Morning] said...

What an adorable party! Everything looks perfectly "Design Darling", not to mention delcious!

Sarah Brue said...

Omgosh, how wonderful! What a great feeling to be so loved by your family ;) Good luck with the launch I'm sure it will be just as perfect as this :)

brooke said...

How adorable! Good luck!!

Viviana said...

It looks like a fabulous launch party! Your family and friends really did an amazing job. oh! and that cake! wow!
Can't wait for the launch!!!

GiGi Reed said...

Awww! How sweet is that? Congrats! The party looked like a lot of fun . . . and a nice surprise! ;)

Megan Abigail Chandler said...

I seriously adore the navy and pink ... what a clever cousin you have! And I'm so overjoyed that the week is finally upon us!

Jessica @ Lavender and Lilies said...

Congrats!

designstiles said...

How sweet. What a great surprise.

sarah | chevrons and stripes said...

So fun Mackenzie. That cake is crazy amazing! PS I'm so nosy too - it makes it that much more special and surprising when they pull one over on you!

Taylor said...

so sweet of everyone!! that cake is absolutely incredible! so excited for the launch :)


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Gameday Stylist said...

That is awesome! love those flowers + the M&M's by color = amazing.

- Sara @ Gameday Stylist

Mollie said...

How cute and amazing are you family and friends?! The cake is so perfect - your cousin is adorable! Can't wait for the launch!

Alyson said...

can't wait for the launch!! that cake is amazing!

Anna H said...

That all looks amazing! What sweet, sweet people you have in your life to do that for you! Can't wait for the launch.

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Sweetest thing ever!!!

That cake is just too much!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Your family are just the sweetest EVER! Hope I get to meet them one of these days! Roll on Thursday...!

Jin said...

congratulations!!! your cousin did an amazing job :)

Sarah Roads said...

What a great surprise, you are very loved. And how cute is that cake!
I am so excited for Thurs. tick tock

amy. said...

Such a preppy, perfect bash! Your friends and family know you very well & you deserve every ounce of support and success, Mackenzie. Can't wait til the launch !

- amy

Mandy said...

Wow! I am so impressed by all the navy and pink details. Love the cake! It looks like a professional made it. Can't wait until Thursday!

Mandy
Kini Style & The Klury Report

Carly {a simple affair} said...

Oh my gosh this is fabulous! Such an amazing surprise and so deserving! CANNOT. WAIT. FOR. THURSDAY!

Grace said...

That cake is too adorable! So excited!

Kate {domestikatedlife} said...

Aw you have the sweetest family! I still can't get over how amazing that cake is -- there may a future for that cousin in cake decorating!

BeyondTheBolt said...

I love the table setting and splashes of color! Fabulous!

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Daily Cup of Couture said...

how beyond fabulous!! what a lovely surprise! xx

Meredith Perdue said...

So incredibly sweet! It looks as though it was a lovely celebration!

The "Friend" said...

Logo really came out perfect... I should go pro in decorating cakes. Two days to go!

cait - pretty and fun said...

It looks like you had the most amazing party! I love all of the little details - can't wait for your launch and congratulations again!!

xo.

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

It's lovely! You have a wonderful family. And the cake is simply AWESOME.

Mica said...

Best cake ever! <3

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

What an AMAZING support of family you have! That was so incredibly sweet to come up with such a celebration with all of the details of your branding in mind! Love that cake!!

Vanessa {vanillaandroseblog.com} said...

How sweet! The cake is adorable! That's awesome that they made it :)

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