January 14, 2014

the planning continues

grown-up party ideas
...there are other tasks to tend to.
 Ideas for the signature cocktail
** Champagne Bar: prefect for the cream, silver & peaches- themed gathering (recipes & how-to via Mint Love Social Club).

** Mint Love Julep: for the peach & mint-themed gathering (recipe via Mint Love Social Club). 

** DIY Cocktail Station: we love the gold details on this DIY cocktail station. Perfect for the black, white & gold theme! (recipe & how-to via Hostess with the Mostess).

** A Fall Themed Cocktail Station: although it may be wintertime, we love the fall season and feel that this theme can blend with a winter themed-party quite nicely (recipes & how-to via Waiting on Martha).  

...of course, one can always hire a mixologist.  

Must haves for the menu
** DIY Crostini station: who doesn't love crostinis? Find a sweet & savory station at thekitchn

** Tapas: a tapas menu from The Fresh Market. How delicious do mini brie tarts with lemon curd sound?! yum.

** Simply party food ideas from Martha herself.  

...of course, one can always cater. How delicious & fresh does the food from Kitchen 12000 look? (for those in SoCal) and the food from The General Store (for those in NorCal) is amazing!!! 

Clever ways to capture the evening's memories
** DIY Photo Booth: with mustaches of course (how-to & details at Made+Remade).
** An Instagram Photo Booth: a clever costume idea from Glitter N' Glue; it could also by used for a photo booth and people can hold cardboard hashtags!

Each picture is taken twice with a polaroid camera. One photo is given to the guest and the other, put in a photo album for the birthday girl (we mean birthday grown-up). In addition to this guest favor, these are also cute!

Some outfit inspiration

outfit inspiration

namaste, m&s

1 comment:

  1. two thumbs up for this post! excited to see how the party turns out :)