Monday, February 15, 2010

Custom Inspiration Board: 70th Birthday Party Inspiration Created by Birthday Girl

Birthday Girl is a daily read of mine and I have always loved seeing the inspiration boards that Becca creates. So, I was thrilled to learn that she now offers custom inspiration boards! I knew I had to order one. Here is the board Becca designed for my Dad's upcoming SURPRISE party. If you know him....shhh!!!

I am so pleased with the outcome! Be sure to read below for the party ideas that she came up with. We chose a color scheme of olive green and sienna and this is her take.

Photo Credits

Row 1: table setting via elisabeth anne designs; bar via ariella chezar; antipasto; candy jars via rebecca thuss
Row 2: place card holders via the green bride; cake table via the cupcake company
Row 3: dessert buffet via amy atlas; olive wreath via the dirty shirt ; menu via style me pretty; olive oil via stonehouse
Row 4: wine table number via snippet & ink; centerpiece via style me pretty; chair garlands; mini olive trees via sur la table
Party Ideas

Colors: Olive green & sienna
Setting: Evening surprise party. Seated Italian dinner for 130.
Decorations: Incorporate olive branches and greenery into centerpieces of green, white, yellow lush flowers. Consider adding lemons to centerpieces or line in clear glass vases as they compliment nicely with olive green. Use wine bottles with labels as table numbers and insert seating cards into corks. I agree that a blackboard style menu would be perfect for this setting too.
Dessert: Set apart the cake table by using the cake as a centerpiece and have a few other desserts surrounding it. Drape the table with olive branch garland or add height by adding a few olive bushes or Meyer lemon trees at the back of the table.
Favors: Small bottles of olive oil, wine for each couple or create a take home dessert buffet in greens, browns and whites.
Other: Hang small copies of b/w family pictures from the branches of an olive wreath or olive tree, either at the cake table or in a separate area. Instead of a guestbook, have a glass wine carafe at the gift area with a sign instructing guests to drop notes and well wishes.


Here are two other great boards Becca designed...a classic carnival birthday and a fairy garden party for Kim at The Tomkat Studio.



6 comments:

birthday girl said...

yay- thanks christi! can't WAIT to see the pics. :)

Sandi said...

I love her boards too! can't wait to see what you do with this!

jackie fo said...

I love everything about the board she made for your dads party - so rustic and gorgeous!

Natasha @ FĂȘte Fanatic said...

These are great boards! I can't wait to see pics from your Dad's party!

Amy said...

fun! these are great!

Lindsey said...

Great boards! Can't wait to see pics from your dad's party!

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