Last night I set up for a surprise birthday party that my sister-in-law had asked me to do.
The guest of honor is a young mom of 4 boys so it was decided that we would use as much pink as possible. :)
In this post I shared some ideas for plates and napkins we would use.
We decided upon the pink snakeskin plates and the brown zebra napkins.
Well, last minute we realized it wasn't going to work out to get them on time, so I had to improvise and I think it turned out just fine anyway.
Here are a few pictures.
The items that were in the favor boxes ~
the paper they are on was just light brown text paper that I found a zebra print as was able to print on there and I think it looked good....matched the tablecloth well. Place setting ~
Plastic shoes I had found at the dollar store....filled with m & m's.
The fabric tablecloth was purchased at JoAnn's.
I was on clearance and then another % off that too! :)
I used a $5 door mirror from Walmart for the center of the table.
The vases are filled with coffee beans and used flowers I had on hand.
There are little clear gems sprinkled on the mirror also.
The placemats are just scrapbook paper.
Favor bags were found by my sister-in-law.
I have to say that this party was one that really made me nervous. I left most of the planning of it till very last minute and things DID NOT come together for it very easily. One crazy thing that happend was that my sister-in-law had given me this bag of nail polish and lip gloss and I had it in my car like for a day. I kept smelling something but thought maybe it was the air mattresses that I still had in the car. Well...once I started putting the favor bags together I quickly realized that the smell was from 1 broken bottle of nail polish that spilt in the bag getting some of the other polishes and gloss full of polish! We do not live near a Walmart so I had to quickly try to remove some of the polish...it didn't go well.
I ran out of ribbon for the vases...had to use other stuff I had on hand.
I ran out of coffee beans...had to pay big bucks at the local grocery store for more.
I forgot to buy spoons....thankfully I had some light pink ones that fit right in. :)
I love planning parties. :)