Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Special 60th Birthday Celebration: The Planning Begins

I had the chance to work on some paper goods for a VERY special 60th surprise birthday party for my mom at the beginning of July.  It was so much fun to work on the paper goods and the planning {which I luckily had a chance to work on this with my uber talented sister}.

To start off the planning, we really needed to focus our vision.  Luckily my sister and I were on the same page with the overall feel so the rest was a breeze. 

Naturally, I created an inspiration board way back in April to get the juices flowing.

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{sorry for the lack of credit keeping…I wasn’t really planning to share this part of our experience but I think its necessary…}

We knew that we wanted something that was earthy and organic in feel and we didn’t want the event to be this explosion of bright colors.  We wanted it to feel really elegant and thoughtful.

We honed in on the glass jars as the mainstay for our tables.  We wanted to keep the florals light and fresh so we chose to go with white and a bit of green.  We both really loved the thought of using burlap on the tables too.  We recognized that we didn’t want the tables to be over the top and in order to keep things feeling really organic, we chose burlap as a jumping off point.

We also felt it totally necessary to use old vintage photos of my mom somehow.  In the beginning we didn’t really know how we were going to do that but we came up with a great solution that was definitely the talk of the party!

I can’t wait to show you how this all turned out….Check back next week for some chit chat on the paper goods that we created for this special event!

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