Wednesday, January 26, 2011

{Real Parties} Monkey Love, Part II - Inside Decor

I have so many gorgeous pictures to share with you from the Monkey Love party! Ellen Johnson did a fabulous job capturing the party and literally sent me over a thousand images! Today I’m showing you pictures of the inside décor from the table arrangements, beverage station, cake and DIY ribbon backdrop.

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When my client and friend, Shannon, first started working on Alexandra’s party, she came across Kelly of The Party Dress and WH Hostess and enlisted her help to create an inspiration board and all of the paper goods. The board Kelly created was beautiful and served as a great inspiration piece for Shannon and I. One of our favorite ideas from the board was to use moss throughout the party décor. I contacted one of my favorite Houston florists, Lisa Tran of Wedding Flowers by Lisa, to turn our vision into a reality. Lisa did an AMAZING job!


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As guests walked up the pathway to the front door, they were surrounded by the most gorgeous ribbon moss balls hung on shepherd hooks.

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The inside tables were another focal point. Each table was draped in a pink linen and held three small arrangements. I found the daintiest ceramic vases from Heart to Heart which Lisa filled with bright yellow Billy Balls, pink roses and hydrangeas in pink and green. Lisa also designed a moss cone which she adorned with pink spray roses and yellow Calla Lilies.

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Shannon’s dining room is gorgeous to begin with! But we of course wanted to add to the party décor, so Wedding Flowers by Lisa created three stunning monochromatic arrangements that were set on top of a light pink satin tablecloth that adorned the table. Shannon’s buffet piece served as the table for the adorable monkey cake made by Cakes by Gina!

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To highlight the area where the birthday girl would dive into her smash cake, I created a ribbon backdrop which consisted of a mixture of satin and grosgrain ribbon in all of the party colors. I purchased ribbon in widths varying from 1” to 3”. The backdrop was stunning since the ribbons hung from Shannon’s tall ceiling. This was our labor of love since we had to be ever so careful with her draperies. You should have seen me on the tall ladder and on my tippy toes! Probably not the safest, but anything for a party, right?!

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In the kitchen, we set up the beverage station. We assembled a runner out of the adorable grass mats I originally saw on HWTM. This turned out really cute! Behind the runner, I placed 3 glass beverage servers which were embellished with drink tags (and ribbon) designed by Kelly. The dispensers were filled with strawberry lemonade, regular lemonade and iced tea. Water bottles, with custom labels by Kelly, we placed here as well. September is HOT in Houston, so we needed to keep the guests cool!

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For the adults, pink mojitos were offered! Cups were preset with mint and a pink striped straw from Hey Yo Yo.

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As a parting gift, the kids took home a plush monkey and custom bubble tin created by WH Hostess! These were perfect and my boys still love on their monkey!

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Here is a picture of the precious birthday girl, Alexandra, and her doting parents!

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Stay tuned for Part III which will highlight the outside decor. Incase you missed the dessert table details, you can see Part I here!



13 comments:

Half Baked said...

I just can't get enough of this party! I LOVE the birthday girl's high chair with the ribbon backdrop! And the cakes are just SO cute!

Amanda Joy said...

This turned out gorgeous. You did an amazing job. I love how the grass mat and the drink servers turned out.

Lili said...

the flowers are UNBELIEVABLE! sooo GORGEOUS!

Save the Date for Cupcakes said...

Every photo is better than the next! The ribbon moss balls are gorgeous.

Enchanted Expectations said...

This was beautiful. Love the flowers and the moss!

The Sweet Life Studio said...

Simply beautiful! Sorry if this is belated - love your new blog look!

Susan Crabtree said...

everything looks amazing-you did an incredible job!

Lori said...

Wow, what happens when she turns two!

FabiolaTeles said...

Beautiful party!!!
Fabiola-Brazil
http://blogencontrandoideias.blogspot.com/

Shelley said...

I'm just in LOVE with this party!!!!

Shelley@DivinePartyConcepts

Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

Those floral creations are just fabulous! Amidst all the grandeur, love those little stuffed monkeys and the high chair with the mini birthday cake!

TG said...

love everything!!! very very cute!

melissa atkinson said...

Where are the stuffed monkeys from? I am planning my best friends daughter's 1st and would love to incorporate these.

melissaatkinson07@gmail.com

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