Monday, January 23, 2012

{Event Recap} Armenouhi's 85th Birthday Celebration

Last November I was asked to help out with Armenouhi's 85th birthday celebration. It was being hosted by RAFFI, the Romanian-Armenian Cultural Assosciation, to honor all of the dedication, generosity and support Armenhoui has contributed to the group over her many years of membership.

I chose a traditional palette of gold, ivory and beige for the event. The association provided the food and location so I incorporated a navy blue as the one pop of color to coordinate with the linens that were donated. Here are a few photos of the details I put together for her birthday.

Seating Chart and Coordinating Invitation

Greeting Table Layout

Armenouhi asked that guests donate to the Association in lieu of gifts

Gold and White Baby's Breath Arrangement

Table Centerpiece by Enchanted Events & Design
White Iris, White and Gold Baby's Breath, and Stock

Cookie Favors by Pop Culture Desserts

Cake by Porto's Bakery

Armenouhi with her two daughters

Party styling/photography/flowers: Enchanted Events & Design
Paper products and printables: Enchanted Events & Design
Custom cookies/Favors: Pop Culture Desserts
Location: Romanian-Armenian Cultural Assosciation

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

{Tip} Quick Decor for any Table

As you all know I was extremely busy at the end of this past year. Each Christmas I host breakfast for our parents and siblings before we all exchange gifts. I wanted to put together a nice table again, but I just didn't have time to get creative and fancy like last year. So I wanted to share a quick tip for creating an inexpensive centerpiece for your holiday table, which would also work nicely as a centerpiece for any gift giving event (birthday, shower, etc)!

Pretty wrapped boxes!

The larger gift in the center was a real gift I stole from under the tree. I then grabbed two kid shoe boxes and wrapped them up in the same paper. This is perfect for the holidays since most people have endless amounts of wrapping paper, empty boxes, and already wrapped gifts.

For a shower or birthday you can use any wrapping paper color to match the theme and wrap up small gifts for the guest of honor, empty boxes just for decor or prizes for any games you might be playing during the party and have them double as the centerpiece. Easy, cost effective and something a little different than standard flower arrangements.

Another benefit to wrapped gifts is that they're a great way to include different shapes, sizes and heights to a table. Utilize them in a dessert table if you want to put your desserts on different levels. I used this technique for my Candy Shoppe party and put a wrapped box under the cake stand to create a bit more drama with the cake since it was sitting on such a large table.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving ... Belatedly

So the New Year has passed and we're now into 2012! I've had a lovely time off with my family and I'm now ready to get back to work and catch all of you up on what I was working on at the end of 2011!

Here are a few more pictures (as promised) of my Thanksgiving table this year. I went for a fairly simple design with lots of earth tones. My inspiration was the beautiful centerpiece my mom was sent (and I got to borrow).

Place settings

Adult menus

Children menus

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