We are so excited to share with you this new children’s book, “I am Mixed”, written by Garcelle Beauvais and Sebastian A. Jones (a wonderful book teaching kids about diversity). Celebrity stylist, Anya Sarre, contacted us to design an invitation for the book launch party in Santa Monica at an adorable children’s book store, Books & Cookies. We also designed stickers, and bag tags for their fabulous party gifts. We were honored by the request and loved being a part of Garcelle’s special day. The gorgeous photography was captured by Jay Lawrence Goldman.
Garcelle Beauvais showing off our party invitation – so sweet of her to capture a photo with our work! (above)
See all the fun details and party pics below!
Garcelle Beauvais and two sons, Jaid & Jax (above)
Garcelle Beauvais with friends, including Holly Robinson Peete (above)
Garcelle Beauvais with Henry Simmons
Holly Robinson Peete with friends, including Anya Sarre & Baby Sawyer (above)
Garcelle Beauvais and Happy Family Snacks (above)
MommyJuice Wines were served to guests (above)
Kid’s craft table with Anders Ruff Custom Party Sticker Designs (above)
Garcelle Beauvais with Anya Sarre and Baby Sawyer (above)
Our friend, Anya Sarre, shares the details of this memorable event as follows:
Garcelle Beauvais celebrated with friends and family at the launch for her new children’s book “I Am Mixed” written with Sebastian A. Jones at Books and Cookies in Santa Monica. Friends who came to celebrate with Garcelle included Holly Robinson Peete, Laila Ali, Lisa Leslie, Dania Rameriz, Nicole Ari Parker, Boris Kodjoe, Chi McBride, Henry Simmons, Vanessa Angel and Toni Duclottni.
Guests enjoyed a morning filled with brunch by Citron Catering, snacks by Happy Family Snacks, activities for the kids and a book reading by Garcelle. The adults sipped wine from MommyJuice Wines under Mixed Up Clothing t-shirts and ethnic inspired printed accessories that hung on colorful clothespins as decoration. Attendees were seen checking out Foxy Vida bags with “I Am Mixed” books that were all around the store.
The kids had a ball making custom stuffed animals with “I Am Mixed” t-shirts from Johnny’s Animaland. After kids finished arts & crafts with Urban Sitters, they used wipes from Ubër Mom Wipeboxes to clean their hands before diving into the bite-sized cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery. While kids drank juice from Lollacups with their treats, the parents drank Conscious Bean’s organic coffee from Daddy Scrubs mugs at the Daddy Scrubs coffee bar.
Garcelle did an exclusive reading of “I Am Mixed” to a packed room of adults and kids including her three sons, Oliver, Jax and Jaid. The room was decorated with custom Butterscotch Blankee pillows bearing the names of the characters in the book. After the reading, guests like Christie Lynn Smith and her kids nibbled on cookies in the shape of “I Am Mixed” characters baked by 3 Men & a Lil Lady Sweet Treats.
Guests left with a signed copy of Garcelle’s book along with an elephant print from The Animal Print Shop in gift bags with bag tags made in theme with the invitations by Anders Ruff.
The event was planned by Style Expert, Anya Sarre of Styled by Anya, Inc and Chudney Ross of Books and Cookies.
The book launch was a huge success, and we loved working on the designs with Anya – does she know how to throw a party or what?? Check our her recent party, Sawyer’s Crab Shack, from earlier this summer – we were able to do some printable custom designs for this amazing birthday party as well!
Don’t forget to buy a copy of “I am Mixed” while in stores now!