When planning a party and thinking about decorations, it can feel overwhelming. I like to first look over the different types of invitation styles and then select a color scheme based on the invitation chosen. For this party, we sent out an Evite with a nice shade of blue and green in the layout. When I discovered these plates and napkins in aqua blue with avocado green trim (on sale at Hobby Lobby) I began to search with excitement for all the complimentary decorations that would complete the celebratory look of the party. Found these cups for cold and hot beverages at Party City, along with tablecloths (not shown) and wrapping paper all within our color scheme. The brown craft paper was purchased at Ollies.
Had a scuffed up dry erase board in storage and decided to change it up using chalkboard paint from Hobby Lobby.
Thought the wood trim could use some color, so I painted it with Valspar's Liquid Jade, that comes in a small 8oz. container found at Lowes.
Instead of a guest book, bought a clip board at the Dollar Tree and found assorted scrapbook papers at Hobby Lobby.
Then made a guest sign in sheet that could be placed in the baby's keepsake book.
Used cut scrap paper for a decorative mat under this birdhouse.
Designed customized pendants for the party with our color scheme in mind. All you need is decorative paper, scissors, glue stick, hole puncher, twine, measuring stick and alphabet stickers.
Since most event facilities ask that you only used battery operated candles, I decided to dress our candles up with burlap, paper and twine.
The dry erase, now new chalkboard turned out really well with handmade pendants. The family pictures added the perfect touch!
This big chalkboard sign seen below use to be my son's old train table top, that I painted with chalkboard paint. It already came with a hole in the top for easy lifting, so I use different accent pieces, like the colorful pinwheel to make it fun and festive.
(As requested, pictures of faces were blurred and gray boxes were inserted to hide names, in order to maintain privacy.)
Love this family pic, even if the faces are blurred.
Found this frame for a low price because the glass was missing. No problem, just paint the back board with chalkboard paint and turn into a menu board.
In the pic below, the letter R snuggled too close to letter B and made letter A feel very sad. Making me feel a little O and C!
I'm a big fan of recycled Scrabble tiles and tin cans paired with burlap . . . . . Knives, with 13 points, WINS!
These decorative wood props where featured in another blog post. Really happy with how well they turned out.
These centerpieces brought the beautiful outdoors IN with fresh clippings of Rosemary resting in tin cans wrapped with burlap and ribbons, along with Poinsettias and vines placed in recycled green glass wrapped with burlap, paper and twine. Tea lights sit in the mason jars with moss and burlap, the tops tied with twine. Around the bases I placed some more clippings, pinecones and mossy rocks found at the Dollar Tree. All these items resided on a dinner plate charger topped with burlap, which makes it easier to clear tables after the party.
I precut the teal wrapping paper into nice square shapes to sit on top of the light green tablecloths and under the earthy centerpieces, which give the tables a nice pop of color. The color of the round tablecloths match the Poinsettia flowers just perfectly.
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