Guest Author - Sandra Sable
Creating theme parties is a great way of expressing small glimpses of your personality. You can pick themes from your past adventures or your dreams of the future. From places you would like to go, or places you hold fond memories of. Okay you know where I am going here. Anything can become a theme. Your animals, your favorite color. Okay stop already.
Picking one of these idea's and running with it is where the fun begins. One of my all time favorites is Breakfast at Tiffany's. The basic theme behind the movie makes for great party planning. Your mind can run wild, ( so can your checkbook if you don't watch it, trust me I know on this one). A great moment in time became my “thank you to my bridesmaids party”. I felt that combining the ideals of Holly Golightly, the world she lived in and the magic of the Tiffany blue box was without a doubt great party material.
I recently recreated a Tiffany thank you bridesmaids party, for a client who wanted to do something a little different. It started out with a vision of pearls, blue boxes, diamonds and white ribbons. Not a bad start if I do say so myself. I was having a hard time finding inexpensive pearls, so I bought a wholesale lot of Mardi Gras beads in silver and gold. I separated the silver and gold bead into piles. I kept the silver beads to drape as diamonds, I hung the gold beads up on coat hangers and spray painted them white and pearl.
So I had my jewels, next was my blue boxes.
I found a teal blue wrapping paper that closely matched the famous Tiffany blue. I wrapped twelve different size boxes in the paper and adorned each with a wide white ribbon. I tied the top bows with the signature Tiffany bow. The reason I use twelve different size boxes is I wanted to create a surrounding illusion. This was a mini party for eight people. In a small private room at a restaurant. I placed the wrapped packages around the room, stood different size glasses on them and draped the beads I had created over the glasses and packages. I secured some with scotch tape.
The table center pieces were essentially the same. I purchased a few glass rocks and filled glasses with the rock and the jewels, nestled In he middle of small wrapped packages The table was set in white. The signature champagne was blue. The bridesmaids gifts were wrapped in the blue paper, with the white bow. Around the room we scattered pearl white balloons to look like pearls. All in all an inexpensive version of my party, that still looked every bit as beautiful.
Just another idea from my idea pool. If you need more information just email. If you have any questions just drop an email or hop over to the forum. This is Sandra Sable signing off for now, until next time lets talk weddings.