Once we picked a date and location (my house), I began planning and scheming. I had three weeks to pull it all together, and literally did something every day. Gold and Silver Glitter was our theme.
It ended up being the best party ever! It was classy, elegant, and fun! My mom had a blast, and it looked like the guests enjoyed themselves too.
|Aubri and I testing out the photo booth the day before. Separate photo booth post coming soon!|
The first thing guests saw when they entered the front door was the candy bar. I loved the candy bar, but it was definitely the costliest touch. Gold candy is expensive!
We invited over 60 guests, so we knew we needed to have seating (and dancing!) outside. We didn't know what the weather would be like, and nights are almost always chilly here, so we rented a 20x20 tent. It was really reasonable because we (I mean my dad and husband) opted to put it up ourselves.
In our living room/dining area we cleared out some of the furniture to make it more open.
The fireplace mantle looked really pretty lit up at night!
We took our dining room table out and replaced it with a card table to hold the ice cold drinks.
I visited 3 bakeries trying to find the right cake. My kids loved this because every stop they got a treat so they would sit while I tried to get ideas and prices. Gina's piece of Cake was the winner! They were so helpful helping me find the design I wanted. Even though they charged me wedding cake prices, it was still a bit cheaper than any other place. And it was delicious! Spice cake and apple filling on the top, and white cake and fresh strawberries on the bottom.
Cupcakes (from Gina's as well). mini cheesecakes, shortbread cookies (mom's favorite) and cream puffs finished it off.
My little brother somehow has a flock of flamingos. He spray painted them gold for me and we line both sides of the walkway with them for a fun and silly party greeting.
We opted for an adult only party. My kids got to hang out because they are my mom's only grandkids, and they know what they are allowed to do at our house! We love kids, but it changes the entire dynamics of a party (as well as the level of destruction my house would have undergone). My little dancing machines had a blast though!
|Dancing with Grammy|
|You can see the photo booth backdrop in the front room.|