PARTY ET CIE EVENTS - TERRAZZO - A MODERN GIRL'S PARTY
Truth: I have been dying to do a Terrazzo themed party for a while now. It's making a comeback in interior design (did it ever really go away?) and I love the fun color palettes that are intrinsic to the creation process. My sweet first baby was celebrating her 11th year around the sun, which in my books makes her officially a pre-teen. Gone now are the days of unicorns and princesses, so I wanted to throw her a party that was "mature" yet still playful, colorful and fun. This was the perfect year to throw a Terrazzo party!
Although there does exist terrazzo partyware, it didn't come in a color scheme I liked, so I decided to create my own in order to incorporate my theme into the table setting. I purchased and downloaded a terrazzo graphic from Etsy, which happened to include one in a perfect pre-teen color scheme: blushes, nudes and browns. I used this graphic as the jumping point for the design and color scheme of the party.
I wanted to keep the table fairly simply in design in order for the place settings to be the main focus. I decided to leave the table "naked" because I love the color and texture of the natural wood, and felt that it complemented the party colors. I strewed a blush colored gauze runner down the center of the table, and added a simple single arrangement of dahlias and greenery.
I started by creating an arch shaped placemat, which I simply just printed and cut out. I selected my prettiest-hued partyware: the Ballet collection from Oh Happy Day. To add interest to the plates and contrast in the table setting, I decided to make the dessert plate in a terrazzo pattern. I used the cricut to cut out matte gold, ivory, blush and brown vinyl "terrazzo tiles" and placed them randomly on the plate to create the terrazzo effect. It was definitely a labor of love, but the results were fantastic. You can check out this process in my Instagram Story Highlights under "Terrazzo Party."
I am an unabashed place card and mini menu lover, and created a half circle "place card" with a menu inside. The menu was a pre-teen friendly meal: pizza, fruits and veggies, shirley temples (as requsted by the birthday girl) and of course, birthday cake!
Again wanting to keep things simple, I decided to just have 5 large balloons floating above the table center. I enlisted balloon artist Jacky of My Blush Peony to create the balloon centerpiece in tones of blushes, taupes and browns. She created a mix of sizes and colors, and added mini balloon tails to two of the balloons. I then added a mix of tassel streamers and ticker tape tails for a fun effect.
THE PARTY TREATS
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