Dream catchers

Photos by Carolyn Seibert


Sisters share a birthday party where colorful wishes come true


When Kelly Kriger, owner of Whatchawant Design, decided to throw a whimsical birthday party for her daughters Ella and Addy, she turned to neighbor and party planner Angela DiVincinti Babin, owner of Angela Marie Events. The duo teamed up to create an “Oh-So-Boho Powwow” with room-sized tents, comfy sofas for lounging, a big-girl beauty station and plenty of crafts.

“This year, I fell in love with the idea of dream catchers, so I decided to create a version for our welcome table,” says Kriger. “We cut various sizes and shapes of feathers out of cardstock and asked guests to write their dreams for Ella and Addy on them.”

Young guests also gathered around a low table surrounding a fire pit, complete with custom-made pillows for seating, to make their own necklaces and keychains. A nearby teepee housed a sand-art station that was a big hit for all. Guests young and old enjoyed the Cactus Café, which offered a build-your-own taco experience as well as hot-dog hearts, fresh veggies, and Kriger’s mom’s beloved pepper-jelly dip.

“This party was so adorable,” says Babin. “The girl’s white dresses gave the afternoon a perfect touch. The feminine colors used throughout and the beautiful succulents really gave it a soft Southwest feel. It was so much fun to put together!”

Kelly Kriger with daughters Ella and Addy
Kelly Kriger with daughters Ella and Addy



Event planner: Angela Marie Events
Signage: Whatchawant Design
Chocolate Oreos: The Party Boss
Sugar cookies: Silly Gilly Desserts
Cake: Clark Robertson
Fish & pulled pork tacos: Mestizo
Tent: Stout bell tent
Teepee: Agra’s Avant Gardens
Accessories: Afloral