Sunday, March 14, 2010
A Party for Katy
My very dear friend, Katy, turned 28 this past week. Since we have met (almost four years ago) we always host birthday dinners for each other and our spouses. Katy's parents travel from California to New York to celebrate her birthday with her, which is just so sweet. Last year was the first dinner that included her parents. It is so much fun to decorate, eat, chat and drink great champagne (that Katy's parents were kind enough to bring). This year Katy's dad made her childhood favorite cake - one that Katy made up when she was a little girl). It was a delicious chocolate angel food cake with cherry butter icing. YUM. Cherry is a shared favorite between Katy and I. We have a slight obsession with Wegman's Cherry Meatball cookies. Have you ever had the pleasure of eating one? Lucky for us the bakery was stocked with them yesterday. Not only are they the best cookie on the face of the planet, they are pink in color which was a perfect compliment to the black, white and pink decorations that I created for Katy's special dinner!
If you have ever been in the home section of TJ Maxx, Marshalls or visited the store Home Goods, you must have seen these wire jewelry holders. For Michelle's bridal shower I used the white metal holders for centerpieces. I hired a florist to tie beautiful brown satin ribbons around the waist and attach a gorgeous lavender flower to the ribbon. She fluffed lavender tulle under the skirt so it flowed down onto the table. This dress form was left over from the shower so I decided to use it as part of the birthday table centerpiece. I attached a strip of black and white polka dot paper around the waist and stuffed the dress with pink tulle. Recently I have been seeing similar wire forms in the shape of shoes and purses. How cute would they be stuffed with tulle that coordinated with your color scheme? The dress wire frame coupled with the two white vases I picked up on clearance at Michaels (for $4.49 each) created the exact look I was going for.
I have been so inspired by all of the writers of the blogs listed in the "Sites I L-O-V-E" section of my blog. This dinner was a melting pot of many of the things I have read about on various party blogs mixed with Katy's style and ideas of my own. Happy Birthday Katy!
PS I am in love with the Badgley Mischka tablecloth I picked up at TJ Maxx for $16.99. What a steal! I can't wait to pair it with hot pink, lime green or red.