I basically put this together in about 24 hours, including the design, so it was a bit rushed. Thanks to my husband and brother-in-law it worked out nicely!
Of course, one of the first things I like to do is come up with a theme or color scheme that reflects the guest of honor. After going through the usual stuff - "Flirty Thirty", "Dirty Thirty", etc. nothing felt right. Gabby's favorite color has always been pink and I started going that direction. I'm not sure how but as I was playing around in my design program I worked up "Some Like It Hot... Pink" Perfect! I searched the web really quick and didn't find any parties with this title (though it was a quick search.) So that's the direction I went. I created an entry sign, banners, buffet cards, favor tags and bottle wraps. I had to put together the favors at the very last minute (actually during the party) and several items didn't get put up in time but I do have them in the photos. :DSeveral years ago I salvaged the bottom cabinet from my dad's workshop as he was going to get rid of it while moving. I loved the curve of the top and had to have it. We needed more shelving so I designed and built this shelving unit to compliment the bottom complete with crown molding too. For the party, it became the perfect little area for the desserts as our many little hands couldn't reach the goodies until it was time.
We had our family over along with some surprise guest friends of Gabby's. It was great! The weather wasn't too hot or humid so everyone enjoyed eating in the backyard. All of us have young children so it worked out really well for them as they played around the little blow up pool and play center.
And here she is - the birthday girl! She's just lovely!
Happy Birthday Gabriella! Wish you many more!
If you're interested in purchasing this party design it's stocked in my etsy shop as a print-it-yourself package.