Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Party Planning: A New Color Scheme

Creative ventures -at least in my life- rarely go as planned from start to finish. This is not necessarily a good thing or a bad thing; it's just how it is. The plans for the sophisticated safari party were no exception. Once we realized the lovely coral fabric we wanted was unavailable in the time frame needed, we had to rethink things. Other textiles we'd wanted ended up having patterns too large to work well in our setting. I have to say we were pretty disappointed because it basically changed the entire look of the party (remember me saying textiles were the backbone of our design?). We felt like we were back to square one.

However, this is usually where creativity really has a chance to shine, right? We ended up finding a bunch of curtains in a clearance bin in the discontinued floral Barbro pattern (below). We decided to use this for our tablecloths, and I have to say the high poly/cotton ratio is making me happy. I won't need to iron tablecloths at the party venue! Dark pink/purple and a light pink will be the main colors with a bit of sky blue and a pinch of peach to round things out. The guest of honor really likes this, so we're all happy.
This week is filled with all the last-minute preparations that lead up to a big party: prepping the kitchen, baking cakes, finishing several DIY projects, making lists and checking them twice, etc. The pom-poms have all been assembled and we'll wait to fluff them up until we start decorating the space. Pomettes are still to be made (ahem). Tablecloths have been cut; flowers will be bought at the street market on the morning of the event. RSVPs are in and the interactive guest book has been assembled. I'm still messing around with Photoshop to make tags for the napkins and labels for the cake buffet. Tinkering.

I'm also realizing there's going to be quite a lot of fabric left after this event. Is it bad that I'm already conjuring up projects to repurpose the projects I'm currently making?! Anybody else do this?

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