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.
Row 1: table setting via elisabeth anne designs; bar via ariella chezar; antipasto; candy jars via rebecca thuss
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.