Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pop*Fizz*Clink - A Party to Remember

I mentioned in the latest Snapshot Saturday post that I was prepping for a champagne-themed party for a client.  Today, I'm excited to share the party set-up!

The entryway served as a glamorous interpretation of champagne bubbles with crafty crystal strands and balloons.

The strands were made using glittered string, crystals, and various shimmery/glitter papers.

Gold-rimmed glasses were stacked into a champagne tower with a simple sign I designed to fit the theme.  The tower was the first thing guests saw as they arrived and the glasses set the tone for a grown-n-sexy affair while also serving as a great focal point.

Above photo was taken during set-up.  

The sign reads, "Time to drink champagne and dance on the table."

The formal living room was transformed into a swanky lounge area (Clarissa posted some awesome daytime photos here).

It was lovely during the day but at night, the room came to life!

I loved her use of fabric to drape the lounge space.  Don't the Ikea curtains bring an intimate feel to the space?  O!  The living room also served as home to one of the champagne stations.

Keeping with the theme, the primary drink option was, you guessed it, champagne!!!!  The champagne stations provided drink mixin's and stirrers I made.  The stars of the tables, however, were the awesome glittered champagne bottles:

I can't wait to share how I transformed the bottles!  Stay tuned for that tutorial :)

The dining room table became the buffet table.  Before the event, we designated platters for each of the delicious menu items.  With the *pop*fizz*clink* banner and the skirting above it, the sideboard became the dessert display.  I snagged some photos before I left.

I covered the surface with a gold polka dot wrapping paper (purchased from Michael's) and the gold dots added the perfect accent to the surface.  

I know you're wondering and Baker Joy made the cake and delicious cake pops.  The cake is exactly what I wanted.  Check the inspiration:

I wanted a mini version and she delivered!  We'll talk more about the cake topper.  For now, can I just swoon over its awesomeness?

I also asked for blush-colored cake pops with gold glitter and they were exactly what I wanted.

Sure, the dining room looked great when I left earlier in the day but this photo taken moments before the party started...

I think I fell in love!!! It's just pure magic.  In the above photo, you can see the sliding doors that lead to their beautiful screened-in porch.  This area was transformed into the cigar bar.  White Christmas lights, an assortment of drinks and plenty of seating served as the perfect space for guests to sample, sip, and socialize.  I am so glad I was able to FINALLY use my antique frame; it made the perfect border for this pretty sign:

Can you see the gold tray where the glasses were placed?

Does it look familiar?

Yep, it's one of the thrifty finds from our recent family trip to Columbus, Georgia (we talked about it here)!

Not far from the cigar bar, guests could access the dance floor (aka the sun room) where the DJ was playin' the hits!  Above the dance floor, I released lots of balloons.  Clarissa wanted to mix the huge (like 36") balloons among the standard-sized balloons.  I thought it was a great idea!  That is, until I remembered I drive a tiny VW Beetle.  O yea, did I tell you I traded the Mom Mobile for a smaller turbo-charged putt-putt?  Well, I did.  She may be small but she packs a punch! 

I had to make two trips to the party store!!  

It was all worth it because at midnight, she popped one of the large balloons to release confetti and glitter.  I'm sure it made for an awesome moment  My only regret is that I didn't get to stay and cover the event for photos!

The second champagne bar was an eclectic blend of design with a chalkboard wall, a sequined mirror, an antique candelabra, monochromatic serving dishes and sparkle champagne bottles!!

Photo taken during set-up

It all turned out amazing!

All-in-all, this event was fabulous.  It was a reflection of my new e-friend who, BTW, is *totally* a real person!  Clarissa has an impeccable sense of style.  She is one of those people you just want to talk to; she's funny, personable, grounded, intelligent... she's great and I consider it an honor to have been afforded the opportunity to help bring her first REAL birthday party dreams to fruition.

I have a few tutorials to share so stay tuned for them in time for the holidays!




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