Emma’s SURVIVOR Party!

~Last Saturday I had the great honor to style a very special party for a MAGICAL little girl, Emma.  Emma is going into the 2nd grade at Baby Girl’s school and that is where we originally heard her story.

Emma will be starting the 2nd grade in September.

Almost 2 1/2 years ago (pre-school) Emma’s Mom found a lump on Emma’s head.  After several anxious tests,  every parent’s worst fear came true for the family.  Emma was diagnosed with Leukemia.  The family started the very long road of treatment at CHOC Hospital (Children’s Hospital of Orange County).

Just a couple of weeks ago, Emma’s long road to recovery was completed when she took her very last steroid treatment and  her last chemo pills (using a Waterford glass no less!).  She has finally been given a clean bill of health and it is time to celebrate!!!

Emma’s mom, Leigh Anne, told me that orange is the color of Leukemia and I just immediately imagined butterflies everywhere.  After all, Emma had just emerged from a cocoon with beautiful blond curly hair!

We took Emma on a field trip to Shinoda Design Warehouse.  Seeing her face light up by the beautiful decor was so sweet.  She nearly filled up her mom’s phone taking pictures of absolutely everything!  We found amazing sparkly, orange butterflies to use for her party.

{All of the balloon bouquets started out the same, but the balloons kept popping!}

The butterflies were on sticks with little springs. Every time the breeze blew, the sparkly butterflies danced! It was so beautiful!

Balloon bouquets are very easy to make and much cheaper than helium. (Plus, there is a helium shortage right now.)

I just love these three colors together! Isn’t the glitter butterfly fabulous?

We used the birdcage to hold gift cards and wishes on mini cards for Miss Emma.

Flowers from Mrs. Correa, a teacher at Emma’s school.

Emma chose this beautiful rainbow butterfly. She will be hanging it in her newly re-decorated bedroom.

The butterfly gift bag was found at Target in packs of 6 for $2.99. They carried out the theme throughout the room for little cost.

The colorful, sparkly butterflies came in a pack of 8 for $13.00. Perfect for sweet little centerpieces.

Emma and friends had a great time decorating the buckets with butterfly stickers.

Paper goods came from Target.

Baby Girl and guest Prudence, writing wishes on mini cards for Emma.

Emma and Baby Girl, how CUTE are they?!?!

Our special friend, Miss Emma!

I cannot express to you how truly honored I am that Miss Emma and her mom, Leigh Anne, trusted me to create a beautiful party celebrating Emma and her recovery.  I will forever remember feeling the love, gratitude and strength that Emma and her family have shown.  It is such an honor and blessing to know them.

~Please leave a comment for Emma. I know that Emma and her family will be reading every one!~

May Emma have every wish and dream come true, ALWAYS!  Continue to reach for the stars and dream big Miss Emma!!!

Until next time,

Butterscotch Lady


  1. Amber Bartlett says:

    What a beautiful celebration for such a beautiful and strong little doll! I am so happy that Emma will inspire people throughout her life. I know her family is so proud of her and I am proud of them as well! I could only imagine what they have each endured throughout the last 2 years. I love you all! Amber

  2. Gail Ross says:

    Butterflies are beautiful and so are YOU, Emma! Although I don’t know you or your family, any friend of the Rincons is a friend of mine! I’m thrilled to hear that you are healthy and wish you all the best! You are a brave and courageous fighter and should be very proud of yourself for being strong through all of your treatments!! Best wishes for a happy and healthy future!!

  3. Kimberly Valencia-Mercer says:

    What a beautifully themed party for a gorgeous young lady! Your bravery over the last couple years must’ve made everyone that you know SO proud to be a part of their life.
    Good girl, Emma! ~ ❤ ~

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