I love decorating for parties, because the decorations, like an invitation set the tone for the event. When you decorate for a party it makes your guests feel special the minute they walk in. It’s the first thing they will notice when they enter the space and it makes them happy and excited, which in turn makes the party fun.
Have you ever been the first guest at a birthday party and experienced that awkward silence? You walk into a quiet, un-decorated house, with food laid out on a table and you instantly feel like turning around and walking back out the door? No music, no decorations, no flowers, no people, help!!!
Usually this happens because the person hosting the party doesn’t know any better. They may have cleaned their house perfectly and ordered some nice take out food but the “party feel” is missing without all the hoopla. I have a method to party decorations and a signature look which you will see at all the events I decorate. I love to mix textures and colors to make the event festive. I have been throwing elaborate parties for my 3 girls their entire lives. I am also the Mom who is in charge of decorations for the school auction, the school dance, the school graduation party, etc. So I have lots of experience and over the years I have gotten pretty good at streamers, lighting, and my signature decoration. My signature decoration is hard to describe but basically it is a combination of crepe paper, and ribbons in all different colors, shapes and sizes to coordinate with the theme. Thye are gathered together and hung from pillars, poles, ceilings and Chinese lanterns.
Here are a few examples of decorations I have done in the past. Unfortunately the pictures aren’t great quality but you can kind get the idea.
This is Trinity on her 3rd birthday. I did this same princess/castle entrance for Tabitha 19 years ago. I love this age.
These are the floral arrangements I did for Trinity’s princess party. I painted the pots and arranged the sweet peas into topiary’s myself. I no longer hire out for floral arrangements but I can also consult with your florist, if you need help.
This is the non-helium balloon arch Tabitha helped me build for the St. Joachim’s junior high dance. This was a first for me but it turned out pretty well.
We draped lights, and tulle from the disco ball to make the gym feel like a tent. It turned out really great and the kids were ecstatic when they walked in.
The final project.
This was the surprise 13th birthday party I recently completed. I covered the entire living room in a curtain of streamers. It was so fun and the girls were thrilled when they saw the transformation of the living room into a dance party area.
We set up this VIP wall for selfie’s.
One of my “signature decorations”. So fun, festive, easy to make and inexpensive.
So, there is a sampling of my work, I would love to help you decorate for any event. You can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org