party decor


Today, we are “flashing back” to an absolutely perfect cake decorating party! My dear friend, Sally, threw her daughter, Kate, a sweet (pun very much intended) soiree for her birthday. Sally is so creative, thoughtful and just plain fun! She thought of all of the little details without over doing it, which we can TOTALLY appreciate. As a matter of fact, Leah and I were just talking about how inspirational a photo of a simple banner, cute cake topper, and a beautifully wrapped gift are to us. We definitely love a big party with details that most people may not even notice, but it really is about the few simple touches that can really make a party. That is how we feel about this party…… simplicity makes it stunning.
Sally’s garage is party play area…. part garage. She decided to decorate a small space in there to accommodate a few party guests. Icing + Kids can equal a bit of a mess, so it made sense. We just adore Sally’s love of color and pattern.
 Something about this tray of icing tubes makes us smile!

Sally embroidered the name of each guest onto their own personal apron.

Don’t you want to just lick eat every. single. cupcake?

Milk glasses with colorful striped straws never get old.

Thanks for sharing this with us Sally!! I know you had just as much fun as those kids. 
Happy Friday everyone…. we sure are ready for the weekend!


Is there anything more summery than a beautifully made paper flower crown? If your answer is “no”, then there is no doubt in our minds that we could be besties. Lauren and Jess, the lovely (and super talented) ladies of Paper Fox L.A. generously made these incredible pieces for us, and we have been DYING to show them off! Leah and I certainly share their love for a good party with unique decor. That is the root inspiration behind our blog venture afterall. These crowns are the perfect accessory for weddings, parties, photo shoots, birthday parties…… so basically everything! Have you also seen their banners? Everything they create is just so stunning….. the end.
Our kiddos are generally running around somewhere outside of most of the shots that get posted on Love & Lion. We had to grab them for a quick photo op!
If you are in need of beautiful paper products for the celebrations in your life, PLEASE visit Paper Fox L.A. It makes throwing a party that much more fun. 
Thanks again Lauren & Jess! You ladies are amazing!!!