Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Baby Shower for Michael

My sister Kathy was celebrating her first baby, Michael Floyd and of course I had to bring out all my creative juices for this shin-dig. I personally have no problem with balloons or streamers, but if you knew my sister, you would know that I had to think outside the box for this function. The first thing to tackle was the theme. I was working on Baby Michael's nursery around the time of the baby shower so it was obvious I had to find a way to tie in the shower with the alphabet theme. Unfortunately everything I came across was either mult-colored or too plain for my vision of this baby shower. During my initial research, these are the first few invitations I created:

After an unenthusiastic response, I kept the search...until I found the perfect invitation. If you haven't noticed yet, I have an obsession with the damask print and what a perfect wat to incorporate the alphabet than a set of blocks in the hand of the pregnant moda mom in a blue damask skirt. The final invites would set the tone for the brown and blue baby shower.

Store after store I searched for brown and blue baby items which would inspire my creative juices. Unfortunately, the season was filled with bright colors and summer inspired decor, so I had no choice but to create my design from scratch. To keep with the alphabet, I used gift wrapping paper to create blocks which spelled "Baby Boy." I utilized the blue and brown from the invitation and created a simple and classic design. This posh, yet understated baby shower theme represented my sister perfectly. I am so excited to introduce a new member to our family and Michael is blessed to have such a loving person as his mother. I am glad to pass off the motherly wisdom I was given for so many years to another.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Casino Royale

After watching the James Bond flick, I was inspired to throw my husband a fabulous Casino Royale themed birthday because ironically his birthday was 7-7-7, July 7, 2007. My imagination quickly bombarded my thoughts day and night. I constantly thought of all the ways I could include the Casino theme in an upscale birthday extravaganza. First on my list was the unique invitation design which included Kenneth, as the King of hearts with a dashing poker face and a winning poker hand, I will have to admit, I am only lucky wife.

The details on this event are almost endless, so to keep from having to write a novel, I will just touch base on a few of my favorites. Guests were welcomed to a red carpet and a photo opportunity with the guest of honor. The backdrop of course was the casino-inspired collection of party favors and prize winning gifts for our game players. Black tie was requested for the event and everyone enjoyed the opportunity to let their hair down,slip on some stilettos and recreate the feeling of high school prom all over again.

We did have poker dealers on hand for guests to try there skills at winning a hand in a few card games. Our delectable menu was displayed in fabulous over sized drinking glasses and constant hints of spades and diamonds surrounded every corner to keep the James Bond atmosphere afloat. Keep in mind, I'm not a profession photographer, and party planning had not been a profession at the time of this event, but these
   pictures capture my attention to detail and passion for coordinating an event.