Saturday, March 5, 2011

Black and White Party!

Exactly a week ago a friend hired me to plan her daughter's 11th birthday party! If you know me at all, you know there are few things I like more than party planning! Actually sometimes the planning is even more exciting to me than the party, does that make me weird? Guess that means I belong behind the scenes! Take a little black and white walk with me to see what I came up with in only a week's time!It is a slumber party so the girls were gonna need LOTS of snacks. I made these popcorn cones out of pretty scrapbook paper and double sided tape. The stand is actually called "dress me up plate" from Southern Living at Home. I've had it for years, and usually I weave ribbon matching the theme, through the holes. I went rummaging through my cabinets trying to figure out how I was going to hold the cones UP...I came up with this! The bowl is Ikea, I've had it for a couple of years too! It fit perfect! The cones stood up great!

It really is ALL in the details! I designed this little label for the gourmet popcorn I made with my Silhouette software and just printed it on my printer instead of the cutting machine. {font -LD Dainty $2.99 at the Silhouette online store}

My friend had some black and white fabric tablecloths from previous parties so I went ahead and used one on the table.

I also designed and printed this Happy Birthday sign and put it in one of my frames this morning. These two prints took me about 10 minutes to design, print and cut! Only a small amount of work will sometimes give you great details.

I made both of the cake stands last year, I love them! The plates are from HomeGoods and Marshalls, and candlesticks from thrift stores.

I bought the "lace" cupcake cutout wrappers from Hobby Lobby. They are kind of a pain in the butt because they're so tedious to wrap and they get caught on each other, but they sure do add great detail! I made the cupcake toppers myself! I was kind of proud that I can now make my own! I just downloaded a free sheet of Easter toppers and then opened it with Photoshop and edited it to look the way I wanted. Obviously I changed EVERYTHING about the file, I just used it to already have the squares perfect size.

I originally wanted to use white gable boxes for the gift bags, but since I only had a week, it didn't leave any time to order online {cheaper}! SO, I used my white paper bags. I bought a stamp at Hobby Lobby, and the stamps came out SO crisp and perfect! It looks like the bags came with the damask emblem already on them!

The matching tags were also from Hobby Lobby. Next, after I got the girls' names that were attending, I cut them out of black adhesive vinyl and put them on each bag! I think this makes it so personal! My silhouette did most of the work, I just had to peel and stick! I just simply folded the tops down, hole punched and tied with ribbon! Inside the bags: See's candy sucker, Bath and Body Works mini hand sanitizer with the purse/backpack rubber hanging case, handmade
rosette headbands, and a nail polish.
Here is a sample of the headbands I made. Each one is different.
She wanted to do smores with a fire pit in the backyard, so this is the smores tray!
When we settled on the black and white theme I had just received a package of treat bags from one of my online party stores. They were perfect for the girls to fill with candies for their movie night!

I made two fabric bunting banners and they turned out great! I made them out of stuff I already had. I used white lace that is flat on one edge, and scalloped on the other. I already had that too!
Here is a close up of the four patterns.
Another view of the table.
I removed the labels from water bottles, and replaced it with strips of black and white scrapbook paper and double sided tape!

Here is the second banner!
I hope you enjoyed our little black and white walk through the party pictures! I am honored that people trust me enough to allow me {and pay me!} to do what I love- plan their parties! It's a big responsibility and I don't take it lightly, I am very grateful!


  1. What a fun looking party. Thank you for sharing. Don't forget to join me for More The Merrier Monday and link up all of your great projects.

  2. Very pretty! I love how you used the Southern Living plate for your cone stand - works great!

  3. I would love a party like that! What a great job!

  4. Everything turned out so great. I love the black and white carried it throughout the party details so perfectly. Thanks for sharing.

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