9.17.2007

Happy Birthday to Mariela!

Over the weekend I did a birthday party for Mariela who is my good friend. When we started planning her party about a month ago, she gave me a budget to work with for the decor. But then her dear husband secretly "slipped" me some more funds so I could go all out for her. She loves pink -like myself- which made it easy to do. However, since there were going to be gentlemen friends there, I toned it down just a wee bit and the flowers were more mauve in color than pink. But the guys don't seem to mind - I don't even think they notice!

I put together the floral arrangements, the tables (we used what tables we own - 54" rounds and 6' banquets), the poles with the willow with cymbidium orchids, hanging crystals and candles, the candy table (remember my glass vase find?) etc. I didn't get pictures of it, but I also provided pink fleece blankets for the ladies shoulders and laps. They were a big hit. Also in the corner of the backyard, I set-up one of those portable round patio fire things and the guys were hanging out around the fire, smoking cigars and drinking port. It was THE BEST port wine I have ever had!

Shown is the set-up during the daytime, then photos of it during the nighttime with the candles glowing. It was so difficult to capture how purty it was with the candles......the photos don't do it justice.

Come back in a couple days and I will have a link for the photo gallery. I will also post "a day in the life of an event planner" which is kinda silly....


UPDATE: Click here to view photos from the party.

12 comments:

Joyce said...

wow this is absolutely stunning!

The Charmed Life Online said...

This is amazing! You have a very lucky friend!

heathergyoung said...

I'm a new visitor to your blog and just wanted to say "hello!"

These pink photos are beautiful enough to frame!!!!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Oh Mariela you forgot to put me on the invitation list!! Tsk,tsk. I would have loved that party too!

Jenny said...

What a beautiful party! Thank you for your pictures and tips, they are inspiration for me as I attempt to start a party planning business of my own.

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Risa,

What a beautiful composition you did for this party! Congratulations, it's just amazing.

Gabriela Delworth

Flea Market Queen said...

What a fabulous party!
I would love one just like that...
beautiful & pink,
Priscilla

Christy said...

Gorgeous pictures! I love all of those jars with "pink" in them! So much fun. Great job!

One Crabapple said...

You did a Beautiful Job on Mariela's Bday Party !

REALLY REALLY BEAUTIFUL !

It must have been enchanting after dark that way.

Just Gorgeous (((so much work !!))

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Oh Risa i sooo wish you were here in Australia to plan a Birthday Bash for me. Maybe then i wouldnt mind getting older :)

Everything is just beyond amazing and beautiful. You do a such wonderful job. I am in total awe of you.

Shannon xo

karin (creativechaos) said...

Gorgeous.......stunning.... breathtaking....

SJB Weddings & Events said...

This is a beautifully designed table. You did a wonderful job!

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