Celebration Type: Adult Birthday Party
Concept: Autumn, Country with a Glitz & Glam feel
Color Palette: Blue, Orange, and Brown
I felted so honored and blessed to throw this party for my Auntie. She came to me and asked me if I would design and host her next birthday party. My Auntie's favorite color is Blue so I knew I definitely wanted to have that as a main color and she loves Fall, so I wanted Fall colors too. And also when my Auntie said, "I'm thankful to turn 41". I knew right then and there I wanted a Autumn theme because whenever I hear the word Thankful I imminently think of Thanksgiving.
The color palette was Blue, Brown, and Orange. And I wanted a Sophisticated print because my Auntie is a very Classy lady and I thought Damask would be perfect.
I wanted to create something with a Autumn Country feel using Bold and Bright colors with Glitter elements.
For the centerpiece I used Fall items like Pumpkins, leaves, and pine cones, and I wanted it to be very sophisticated with a little added glam so I used Glitter. I had a glitter pumpkin, glitter ribbon, and even had glitter on the pine cones. I found a picture of my Auntie when she was a little girl and I also used one of my favorite pictures of her.
BACKDROP & BIRTHDAY BANNER
For the Backdrop I used Damask fabric and added some Lanterns. No Balloons were used because I wanted a more sophisticated feel.
Of course I had to add some D.I.Y. elements. To me having D.I.Y touches here and there make the party even more special. To created the HAPPY BIRTHDAY Banner I found free Printable Letters for a Pennant banner from Shanty2chic. If you want to get your hands on these free printable then click here and head over to Shanty2Chic to check them out. I just love their blog it's full of amazing projects.
Almost everything was custom made. I made the birthday Banner, the Food & Drink Labels, Tissue pom-poms, Water bottle wrappers, and Mason jar cupcakes.
I used Mason jars to hold the forks, spoons and tongs.
Here is an up close look at the labels I created for the party. To create the labels I used gift tags and cut the top part off and glued them to blue paper squares.
We had the party the day after Thanksgiving so I knew everyone was going to be still stuffed from the day before so I wanted something small and easy. A Mashed Potato Martini Bar is a super fun and a great idea for a large party on a small budget.
Its served Buffet style with a Martini glass in place of a plate. This was amazing because a Mashed Potato Bar allowed me to not cook! lol
I just chopped, cut, diced, opened, and microwaved stuff, it was super easy and easy to clean up :0)
A MARTINI GLASS + MASHED POTATOES = A MASHTINI
Pepper Jack Cheese
Sparkly Orange Punch
This year for Grandma's birthday we went to Las Vegas and we went to a brunch buffet and had Mimosa and they were delish. Me and Auntie still always talk about those Mimosas so I decided to create a Mimosa punch. I wanted to create a drink that tasted just like Mimosa but without the alcohol Mission accomplished because everyone LOVED my punch.
For the punch I used: Sprite, Ginger Ale, Frozen Orange Juice, and topped with Sparkling Cider. I named it Sparkly Orange Punch because the color of the punch is Orange and when I top it off with the Sparkling cider it sparkles ;0)
Where from the south and use Mason jars all the time and for a Autumn country feel I served the Sparkly Orange punch in Mason jars and I love to "dress my drinks" so I added a sliced orange and cherry.
To create the water bottle wrappers I found 5 Free Digital Damask Paper Pack from Shery K Designs and you can too at SheryKDesignsblog
Cupcakes in Mason Jars
I made Golden Caramel Cupcakes with Cream Cheese frosting and drizzled caramel on top.
My Auntie said she Loved everything I did... the colors, the damask print, the Mashtini Bar, the Mimosa punch and even the cupcake mason jar favors. I was so pleased that she loved everything. This party was so fun to plan and I can you believe I only did all on a $100 budget!
I will be posting Family pictures of the party very soon :0)
Love & Blessings,
Party Styling & Design: by me
Party City: Martini Glasses and Lanterns
Hobby Lobby: Napkins, Forks, Spoons, Lanterns, Fabric, Scrapbook paper and Ribbon
Walmart: Mason Jars
Banner: Shanty 2 Chic
Damask Paper: Shery K Designs