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A Preppy Couture Birthday ~ Reader Inspiration

 

Another one of our fabulous readers wrote to us on our Facebook page and asked for our ideas for a "preppy couture" birthday party for her tween daughter.  The first thing that came to my mind was THIS SHOOT styled by the fabulous team of Jubilee Events, The White Dress By The Shore, Coral Pheasant, Datura A Modern Garden, and Carla Ten Eyck Photography, and the sequin chair covers are from La Tavola.  Their Kate Spade inspired shoot really brought together the elements in our readers request perfectly:  Pink, Peach, Yellow and Grey, and maybe another color or two….well, may we suggest black and white stripes as the last colors on the list?  Preppy to the hilt, and no doubt couture, your daughter and her friends will have so much fun with the sparkle and sass of this theme! To see more from this shoot, click HERE

Why not announce the party in perfect preppy chevron stripes with this printed balloon invitation.  Festive and oh-so- fun!  Don't forget to request guests to wear colored tights and lots of sparkle for attire! 

Other decor options: Just a runner of stripes will do atop a perfectly pink underlay.  Just don't forget to trim the ends into the perfect ribbon V for a feminine touch. See behind the scenes details HERE.  Or, layer polka dot plates and top with a hot pink napkins tied in the center for the perfect preppy bow.  Other easy decor:  Metallic polka dots covering a canvas and crepe paper stripes covering any old glass hurricane candles will bring more prep to the party for a fete even Ms. Spade would be proud of!

What to do between gossiping and cake?  Why not have the girls sip mocktails and make pretty preppy hair flowers following this DIY project?  Alternatively,  how about setting up a manicure station with tons of nail polish colors and tutorials like these via Refinery 29 to give your gals preptastic digits while their fav movie plays in the background?  Don't forget the huge round grey balloons for a photo session outside!  Have the kids snap photos of each other on the new fuji instax, and make a scrapbook of their photos, leaving little notes and doodles for the birthday girl.

We had a blast creating inspiration for this adorable birthday party!  We hope we helped inspire you for your daughter's preppy couture birthday soiree, Michelle!  

Need some inspiration from our Bliss team?  Tweet, Facebook or Email us, and we can inspire you, too!

 

 

 

 

A Preppy Couture Birthday ~ Reader Inspiration

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A Preppy Couture Birthday ~ Reader Inspiration

 

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At Folia – things can get a little “personal”.

 

If you are looking for invitations, accessories and gifts with a more personal touch look no further than Event Planner Wendy Joblon’s adorable little shop, Folia in the equally adorable village of Padanaram in South Dartmouth, MA. There you’ll find everything for a perfectly coordinated party or event along with personalized items to make guests feel extra special.

Monogrammed items top the list as a great way to commemorate a wedding day or special occasion and Joblon suggests them on everything from save the date cards to invitations to cocktail napkins to thank you notes. New fonts and styles make it easy to incorporate them as a repeating design element for an event or party. If you are looking for a more modern interpretation of a classic monogram, Joblon suggests using a single graphic letter or spelling out names in a fun and funky script.

Personalized items make great gifts as well. Joblon’s favorite bridesmaid gift is a lovely cosmetic or toiletry bag embellished with each girls name or initials. For the guys how about a set of engraved glasses or a monogrammed shave kit? Personalized slippers, robes and towel wraps make a wonderful and thoughtful birthday or thank you gift and Folia also has plenty of gift ideas for babies and kids including little bathrobes, sweaters, dresses ,lunch boxes and much more!

 

Visit Folia in person for more great gift ideas and contact Wendy Joblon directly at wendy@nullfolia.biz for a private consultation to discuss all of the “personal” details of your next special celebration!

At Folia – things can get a little “personal”.

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At Folia – things can get a little “personal”.

 

If you are looking for invitations, accessories and gifts with a more personal touch look no further than Event Planner Wendy Joblon’s adorable little shop, Folia in the equally adorable village of Padanaram in South Dartmouth, MA. There you’ll find everything for a perfectly coordinated party or event along with personalized items to make guests feel extra special.

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Eggplant, Chocolate, Ivory, and Sage

 

Another one of our lovely readers asked us to help her with an inspiration board.  The colors for her December wedding are eggplant, chocolate, ivory, and a dusty sagey blue.  Over the moon for winter weddings already, this board was a blast for me to create!  The wedding was to have an elegant, candlelit feel, so we didn't want anything too cutesy or in the realm of glittery snowflakes.  But seasonality is a great element to incorporate into other ways, like using branches, twigs, fun winter food like a hot cocoa bar, and glamorous elegant fashions like fur stoles and winter boots!  I thought a dark chocolate brown suit would be a great alternative to a tux for the gentlemen, and vintage crocheted wraps would be wonderful to keep the bridesmaids warm.  I think long dresses would be beautiful in varying shades and styles in the eggplant color family.  Bouquets of pinecones offset a more traditional bridal bouquet, in hues of ivory with lambs ear and maybe a touch of a chocolate cosmos or scabiosa.  Fiddlehead ferns also would look fab any any of the floral arrangements, as would large branchy statement pieces like this escort card tree, and these fantastic branches suspended from the ceiling.  Candles line the center of elegant Tuscan style tables and give the atmosphere the warmth of family and the holidays.  A family style dinner would be the perfect choice, bringing everyone even closer!  Deep purple artichokes can also be used as decor from cocktail tables to place card holders.  Deep purple velvet pillows are the perfect finishing touch for the lounge area or the ring barer.  Have a color palette that is stumping you?  Post on our Facebook wall or Tweet us!

 

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Eggplant, Chocolate, Ivory, and Sage

 

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Glorious Affairs ~ a small caterer with big ideas

 

In the bigger is better world of supersized menus and multi event venues there is an equal amount of interest in the smaller companies known as “boutique caterers” whose focus is on the the same attention to detail and personalized service that you’d expect from a small boutique shop. From intimate in-home dinner parties to full-scale weddings and corporate events, don’t overlook the little guys when it comes to service, creativity and taste!

Glorious Affairs has been one of the leading “small” boutique caterers in Newport County since 1989 and Owner Barbara Behan-Howlett and staff come highly recommend by some of the areas most popular event venues (The Glen Manor House, Blithewold, Linden Place and Sweet Berry Farm just to name drop a few) not only for their incredible, innovative food, but for their expertise in menu customization, event planning and attention to the details that make an event personal, magical and memorable.

Howlett, backed by her team of fiercely dedicated and knowledgeable staffers, continues to set trends in fine boutique catering and event design and has been a top pick for local brides year after year. Glorious Affairs is a company that thrives on exceeding what is expected of them and in the process, continually impresses clients with their enticing eats, superior service, dedication to details and uniquely styles events that definitely set them apart. They may be smaller, but they deliver in a very big way!

 

Glorious Affairs ~ a small caterer with big ideas

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Glorious Affairs ~ a small caterer with big ideas

 

In the bigger is better world of supersized menus and multi event venues there is an equal amount of interest in the smaller companies known as “boutique caterers” whose focus is on the the same attention to detail and personalized service that you’d expect from a small boutique shop. From intimate in-home dinner parties to full-scale weddings and corporate events, don’t overlook the little guys when it comes to service, creativity and taste!

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