Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Happy Happy Birthday!!

Here's to an impromptu post!

I just got home from an event I put together today.  I was - and still am - so proud of the way it turned out, I had to share it with you right away!  The event was for a lady who turned 90!  She's still very much involved with the university she is a professor at!  Not only that, but this fabulous person loves Hot Air Balloons & Motorcycles!

Knowing that, we had to come up with some pretty ingenious centerpieces in her honor!

And as I have said before, leave it to my designer to come up with something nothing short of amazing!

I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as the guests enjoyed being able to take the arrangements home with them!  And lucky me - I was able to snatch one up to bring home too!   :o)

This was a two part event.

The first part of the event was a reception for about 250 people.  For this part, we went with the Hot Air Balloon aspect!  So, needless to say, we used a lot of color and gave everything an "airy" feel.

For cocktail tables, we created topiary style arrangements using small metal buckets and "football" mums.

For the buffet pieces, we used ginger, protea, and baby's breath.  To give the bubble bowl on the top of the arrangement more color, alstroemeria leaves were glued directly on the glass.  These pieces were great because they brought the theme of Hot Air Balloons to the room without having to use actual hot air balloon replicas.  They were great.  Kudos to my designer for her ingenuity and creativity!

The second part of the event was a seated dinner for about 60 of the birthday girl's closest family, friends, and colleagues.  Since the first event had a lot going on with the colors, we brought things down a little bit.  While we chose to go with a simpler centerpiece that were easy on the eyes, they were still WOW!!

My legs may be very tired and as soon as my head hits the pillow I will be out, but it's all worth it!  Everything turned out fantastically - and I sure hope you agree.  When I saw the smile on the birthday girl's face I knew we nailed this one!  Woo-Hoo!

Again, I hope you enjoyed today's spontaneous post and I look forward to having more in the near future!  I have quite a busy month of events ahead of me and I can't wait to share them with you!

Enjoy and you will be hearing from me soon!


1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed your spontaneous post! I liked the second half better, though they were both outstanding!!!!! Great job guys!!