I recently had the pleasure to plan my youngest daughters baptism party and of course I wanted it to be as stylish as possible. After all, this might be the last time that I get to throw a stylish party in our house before the mini-decorators will take over.
I always pick a theme or a colour and this time I decided to go with gold. I do love mixing metallics so I’ve also introduced silver in smaller doses. I think the key with picking any theme is to mix it up a bit. Pick colours that complement each other and the end result will be a lot more unique.
Letter balloons are ideal for baptism, birthday parties or any big event really. I was a little worried they’d be too small but luckily they are the perfect size for our dining room. I decided to add some gold confetti balloons to the party scene to make a real statement. Confetti balloons are always a classy choice and they made our monochrome dining room feel even more glamorous. Remember to blow the latex balloons on the day if you can, so they will stay up as long as possible.
A pretty tablescape will never go unnoticed. I’ve been obsessing over the Gold Polka Dot range for quite some time now. I love that you can find matching napkins, cups, plates etc. I even got gold plastic cutlery to match the gold theme. Now, I do like to mix things up a bit so I made sure that our cake stand wasn’t gold. I thought the whole table setting looked very elegant which was exactly what I was going for. I felt I didn’t need to introduce any colourful accessories to it since the cake, flowers and the little nibbles added just the right amount of colour to our table setting. Of course I had to have a pink cake for my daughter’s baptism too. I’m loving drip cakes at the moment. You can get as creative as you like and they taste amazing!
My top tips
1. Pick a theme or a colour scheme but don’t be afraid to mix it up a bit.
2. For summer occasions, it’s always nice to keep the tablescape bright and airy. I love light grey tablecloths as they look almost white but are far more forgiving on the stains.
3. Measure all the accessories (especially balloons) before you order so they will fit in the space intended.
4. Buy all the tableware few weeks early so you have time for returns or if you change your mind.
5. Use paper cups or plates to keep the clean up to minimum. Also, always buy more plates and cutlery than you have guests. There’s nothing worse than running out in the middle of your party!
So, are you ready to start planning your next party yet?