Yesterday was party day and the weather was lovely, the sky blue and all was right with the world. If party topics is not your thing, please feel free to skip over this post entirely. I'll be back to home decor related topics shortly.
The "theme" (I really hate that word, I wish there was a more chic way to explain what I mean without conjuring up the cheesy themes concepts) was birds/feathers/nests. The colors were a pale turquoise blue and white. The decor of the restaurant was fairly dark so we added candles everywhere (and accented anything that sit still with some glitter to reflect the light). The baby's initials ("C" and "A") were carried through on the party elements from everything from the invitations to the dessert.
We used a feathered wreath on the front door and created a pair feathered lettered wreaths for interior display.
Glittered birds, birdhouses and feathered nests were scattered all around.
Instead of seating cards, I made little flags on the posts of tiny birdhouses. The birdhouses were lined up in feathered grapevine nests.
The photo centerpieces worked out well...simple and appropriate for the homey style of the restaurant and a treat for guests to see photos of the guest of honor at various stages/locations.
Glittered scrapbooking letters were used to explain the "stations".
The glittered signs that were favors were set out in a feathered nest.
Table runners using quilting fabric in shades of blue, seagreen and white were used to bring a bit more color to the tables. Menus were made that matched the invites.
And finally, I made tiny little cupcake flags to adorn the dessert.
Since this wasn't "my" party (I did or helped with all of the projects you see above but I didn't pick out the location, do the seating plan, or the million other things involved in throwing a party) it was relatively low stress. I wasn't up all night the day before finishing up projects, I didn't have to stay til after the party was over to clean up and bring all my materials home, etc.. So I actually got to enjoy myself as a guest here - the food was great and the baby was super cute.
Ok, the party is behind me so now home decor blogging can continue. Maybe :)
Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!