Monday, June 29, 2015

A very pretty goodbye party

So better late than never and all that but I finally have photos of the June party setup. This month I went for a travel themed goodbye party. The starting point was folder of old block printed planes and birds that I came across while cleaning out my desk. I went with a mostly red white and blue theme, thinking about airmail envelopes and cancellation stamps and that sort of thing.
I set the table with a white tablecloth, white dinner plates and some more rustic rectangular side plates, as well as light blue napkins and my vintage silverware. I added the pale blue flags to the red striped straws and used white paper airplanes as place cards. The red envelopes hold favors, which I will try to do a post about as well. Down the middle of the table I sprinkled red and blue circle confetti that I made with a large paper punch, as well as the extra printed birds that weren't used in the background. 
For the wall decoration I just sewed through the birds and planes with my sewing machine and strung them up with washi tape. The lettering was cut out of two layers of paper, red and blue, and then glued together to create the shadow effect, and hung with double stick tape. Both parts were super quick but have a big impact.
The cake was topped with a bird and a long blue banner, like a plane might pull with a message, both glued to kitchen skewers.

The budget was pretty straightforward

red and blue papers............................................$3
rectangle dishes.................................................$6
jewelry chain.....................................................$8
total...................................................................$17

Again, mostly using paper and dishes and things I already had, this party came together for almost nothing and I'm glad I was able to reuse something that I made for an old project so long ago (the birds and planes) and turn it into something new.






















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