I recently styled a First Communion dinner with the theme of Pink and Grey. I just love how soft grey compliments so many different colours and pairing it with the softest of pink….well, it’s just a lovely, fresh palette.
When I worked corporately I was always cognizant of the finances and ensured that the final product stayed on budget without compromising on details.
So, when I consult or style with individual clients I still do the same. We all have a ton going on in our lives and there are few of us who have unlimited budgets.
I include myself in this.
While many would think that, as an event planner, I would go over-the-top in everything I plan, but I don’t really. I like to be more subtle and simplistic when I do my own parties.
It doesn’t mean I don’t go overboard sometimes, but for this party (which was actually a personal one), I kept it very paired down, and very simplistic.
But, that doesn’t mean you should compromise on the feeling and look that you want. You can still achieve something great by focusing on key elements.
As with all party design, I advocate finding an anchor that all your event details flow from. I even did a video about it, which you can check out here.
So, for this party, it started with the invitation.
The soft grey with the most subtle of pink and dash of cream was a great starting point. It’s a bit feminine without being too much so, and it created the understated palette that I wanted.
The key for me was the florals. This dinner was in a restaurant with limited ability for decor so the tables were really the only place to carry through the colour theme.
I found the perfect shade of pink in these hydrangeas, and the soft cream tulips added a little height and interest. Add in some silver stones and it’s perfect.
When going really simple, repetitiveness is key. I mimicked the same arrangement along the tables and interspersed with silver votive holders.
Guest treat bags kept the theme consistent with ivory bags and pale grey and soft pink ribbon.
Personal photos of family add another decor element when you can’t use walls or hang decor. Little moments, little touches, make all the difference. Here, I chose to frame each photo in silvers, mirror and creams to play into the overall colour theme.
A canvas with inspirational words really fit the feeling and theme of the whole party. Displayed on an easel by the favour bags, it gave an added element for guests to look at and talk about.
So, when planning your next party, think about the little moments that you can do to carry your theme through. You don’t need to go over-the-top or have a huge expense; consistency, simplicity and repetitiveness can help you create a wonderful design.
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