Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Sweet Sixteen Scene

My sweet friend Jill was telling me about her plans for a sweet 16 party she wanted to host for her daughter’s  big day. Jill is very talented and always entertains with a beautiful sense of style, so I knew this was going to be a fun party for  her daughter and 24 of her friends.  She had a few craft ideas she wanted to know what I thought about, so I asked her to come to my house and we talked about her plans…then raided my stocks and supplies and began to create what she had been toying with.  Jill had purchased invitations, papergoods and fabrics that she wanted the party to be coordinated with.  We got to work and here are the results…

Jill wanted to line her walkway with candles and she liked the idea of mason jars, so we wrapped the jars with strips of paper and added her daughter’s monogram in the middle.IMG_0797

Here’s the adorable chevron fabric that she based the color scheme for the party.  Love that gorgeous urn on the right…she filled it with ice and drinks.  Jill had a ball planting all of her pots and window boxes…look at this beauty!IMG_0787 

I love the rectangle dinner plates!  I took more of the paper stock and made food place cards and a pennant banner.IMG_0789

Behold Miss Berkeley, the family’s 6 month old Welsh terrier who loved having her family outside with her getting ready for the party!IMG_0790 

I painted the autograph below to coordinate with her daughter’s bedroom.  Her friends and family signed the banner at the party and now she can hang it up in her room and enjoy it.  I made a stuffed canvas birthday hat with burlap trim for Jill to hang up for all the birthdays in their family.

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The dining area was set up in the carport because the weather report called for rain…Jill used boxwood bushes as centerpieces and put a big monogram on each pot.IMG_0794  

I made the party favor purses to hold custom cookies that Jill had ordered for the guests to take home. Using the fabric that Jill bought to decorate the party tables, I scanned the fabric and added the monogram.


Jill hung the party invitations to tree branches and later added pictures of her daughter.IMG_0800 

A close-up of the wonderful cookies…monogram and the black flower from the party invitation, and the paper party favor purses.   I’m so glad they had a great time at the party…and that the rain stayed away!  Great job, Jill!IMG_0802

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