May 28, 2012

real party....{40th celebration}

a very good friend of mine recently hit the "big 4-0" and we decided to throw her a surprise party. we had only about a week to pull it together but i think it came together nicely :-)

i chose a color scheme of purples and reds.....vibrant and fun, just like the birthday girl! another friend graciously hosted poolside so i aimed for casual elegance.

cocktails and finger foods were the menu for the evening: prosciutto wrapped asparagus, cucumber rounds topped with crabmeat salad, pinwheel sandwiches, pita chips with spinach & artichoke hummus, mini quiches and shrimp cocktail. a few bottles of wine joined pre-mixed cocktails presented in mason jars - they were delicious!

given the fact that this was an evening soiree, instead of flowers for color, i chose candles - mainly candle sleeves i designed to match the rest of the printed materials i created.

we even had some floating candles in the pool but the evening was a bit windy with an occasional sprinkle....

each party-goer received a little goodie courtesy of bonhomie jewelry - yup, that's me ;-)

we all had a wonderful time but most importantly, we were able to show the birthday girl a good time! stay tuned - in the next few days, i'll share with you one of my diys from this gorgeous event!

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