3.12.2012

my weekend.


This weekend I painted bedsheets, hunted giraffes all over town and ironed paper tablecloths just to see what would happen.

Anything in the name of a good party, right? 

I'm feelin' good about my bestie's baby shower. I'm the type who stresses at the beginning of planning a party, but that's due to that whole "blank page" fear. Once there's an inspiration board, I'm mostly chill. (Is that still a thing? Can I say ' chill'? Meh.)

Now that we're under the two week mark,  it's crunch time since everything has to be mailed out to California. So, I hit it hard this weekend. She's always loved giraffes, and we wanted to incorporate them in a more classy, sophisticated way than usual. While I was slathering these dudes in paint, I wasn't totally sure of my decision. But, once the first guy was dry and had donned a mini-bowtie...I was in love.

They'll be sitting on the guest tables (here's a little mock up I made) next to arrangements of dusty green succulents and blooms in shades yellow and white. I have no clue what my seasonal + affortable floral options will be when I get to CA, so that will be a fun surprise. :)

Are you a calm, collected party planner? Or do you run around like a crazed woman until the last second?

11 comments:

  1. That is going to look fantastic! I am such a bad party planner, I leave it all to the last minute. I did a little better with my sisters 21st but I need to work on my attention to detail, this is definitely inspiring me.

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  2. I hope it all turns out well but I am sure it will and she will love it ! I am planning Mother's day I am thinking a special breakfast and lunch is on the cards ... oh it is so much fun but I agree there is something very daunting about a blank canvas but I just put my faith in God :) xxx

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  3. I hope you post more photos of the shower decor! You have such great taste and decoration style, I'm sure it will be fabulous!

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  4. These giraffes are just adorable! great job bethany! When I'm planning I'm pretty calm and do my best to keep things organized :)

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  5. These are adaorable! Your mock-up shows such a classy, sophisticated edge for a baby shower! So wish I could go with!

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  6. it looks perfect, love the creativity! and i have just the place for you to get those ranunculus

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  7. the bowtie is the perfect touch! i'm a wedding planner so when it's someone else's party, i'm a calm cucumber. when it's my party, i'm a stressed mess!

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  8. I can't wait to see more - you have such incredible style.

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  9. You know me, I'm both. I will plan things to DEATH but then run around like an insane person at the last minute (putting a s'mores bar together on a midget bar for example). This shower is going to be adorable, you sure know how to class up a jungle ;)

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  10. I'm the crazy, but I internalize the crazy pretty well. Most people think I have it all together but if you ask my husband, he'll tell you. There's this one picture of me right before the start of a bridal shower where I look super intense and moderately insane. That's pretty much me in a nutshell while planning.

    I love the idea of doing this with the succulents. What a fabulous decor idea.

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  11. I like to think I'm calm, but then at the last minute I go nuts with all the things I've suddenly remembered!

    I can't wait to see photos of this party! Those little guys are just too cute!

    x Jasmine

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