Events & Party Planning

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Luau Bridal Shower

My friend Kristy's bridal shower luau was a casual get together with lots of fun, bright accents.  The color scheme of pink, green, orange and blue made for a festive get-together!

 The invite set the tone for casual fun

 Centerpiece on food table.
Kristy LOVES little pigs so this guy had to be included- he wasn't roasted though!

The Bride's tropical inspired space for opening gifts

  Dessert table included brightly topped cupcakes and yummy truffles

Cupcake Close-Up

The Bride and her Maids

Outdoor Engagement Party

Invite for the party, I love the green, 
gray & brown color scheme.

Cupcakes made with fresh strawberries & Strawberry Cheesecake- Yum!

 So pretty!
These were made by a very talented friend of mine,
check out her blog, Me and My Pink Mixer, here

The Beverage Station
Wine chilled in a metal bucket complemented the outdoor setting so nicely

 The food tables was accented by a lovely backdrop of
planted flowers and greenery

 I love white lights! They make any space festive.
These were draped around the exterior of the pool
and tea lights lined the spa area.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

50's Diner Theme 60th Birthday Party

My Dad is a child of the 1950's and has a strong connection to that era.  For his 60th Birthday, we celebrated with a Surprise 50's Diner Theme Birthday Party. The party was hosted at a place known locally as "The Hawksbill".  It's been around for years and has a ton of character all on it's own.

The "Diner" counter was open to guests all night where they 
could order burgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese and fries
Close up of donuts in retro glass cake stand

Mini Jukebox and vintage Rock-n-Roll 
sign completed the diner atmosphere
A slideshow played throughout the night with this
cutout made to look like a car at a drive-in. The figures
in the car were traced from an actual photo of my parents-
yes my Dad used to sit and stare at my Mom like that!

 50's Memorabilia

 My parents actual letterman jackets from high school

Classic cars parked around the entrance to the party greeted
the guest of honor when he arrived.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Teal and Red 30th Birthday Celebration

My friend is quite the fan of "Tiffany" blue ( and anything that comes in that little blue box) so her 30th Birthday incorporated teal, and as an accent color, red. The event was held at Blue5 Restaurant in Roanoke, VA.  The space itself provided a nice backdrop for the teal and red embellishments, setting off the existing decor and retro charm of the room perfectly.

Photos of the birthday girl were hung with ribbon
from exposed pipes around the room

For a twist on the old standard, we opted for these
yummy donuts from Blue Collar Joe's in Daleville, VA
I love tea lights and these lining the foyer table were the
first hint of what was to come for the birthday girl
What better way to celebrate a birthday
than to display photos of good times with family and friends? 
These photos are mounted on scalloped edge borders of teal and red scrapbook paper

Monday, August 15, 2011

Welcome to the Nest Baby Shower

"Welcome to the Nest" invite created by me for the shower

"About to Hatch" banner greeted guests as they arrived

All of the brunch items were served in "bite size" form

This two tiered nest was the perfect spot
for mini blueberry and white chocolate raspberry muffins

Metal birdcages as the
centerpiece for the food table

Baby Bird Cupcakes

Bird silhouettes added an extra touch

The Mama-to-be and friends

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