My sister, known around my office as The Diabolical Party Genius, threw a surprise bash for our 5-year-old niece, Khloe. At this party, she and my mother conspired to hang hot pink feather boas from the ceiling. Killer idea.

Secure them with thumbtacks, then mix with paper lanterns and paper flowers. Easy insta-party.

(Below, the tea party awaits.)

At this same party, my sister Kapri served The Barefoot Contessa’s Coconut Cupcakes — without the coconut. And you know what? Those are the BEST vanilla cupcakes you’ll ever have. The cream cheese icing (again, sans coconut), is key.

Below: pretty little Scooty, post-cupcake.