Friday, June 04, 2010

Birthday post #3 - The Decorations

Ahhh...the decorations. Months of planning and work putting it all together but it was worth it. I think it turned out awesome. And the pics that I'm sharing right now don't show all the decorations. These are only the pictures that our photographer took. I wish that I had taken pictures myself of each area of the decorations because I don't have any pictures of the drink table or the food table. My mom and dad have some pictures that I'll prolly get and share but I'm not sure if they have any either. I'm gonna check and see if my FIL took any too.

I got lots of balloons for the party. There was prolly around 80 balloons. They served as both decorations and we used them for the balloon release. The colors I used for the party was white, purple, and light green. The colors really went well together. I bought light green candles with a tropical fruit scent (smelled really good!) that sat on the tables. There were larger green ones on the drink table and smaller tea candles in star holders on the cake table.

I made the favors myself. I got white M&Ms and some of the specialty M&Ms in purple and wrapped them in tulle and tied them with a purple ribbon. I had a little tag attached that was stamped with a baby's hand print. On the tables I had baby feet confetti that I punched myself out of scrapbook paper. My hands were sore from doing that!!

On the food table, I had 2 vases of flowers that I ordered from a local flower shop that I frequent. The flowers were purple roses with white daises and greenery. They were pretty. On the cake table, I had a little vase that was a surprise. Brenda, who is a member of our church, took some of Carleigh's flowers from her funeral over a year ago to dry and preserve for us. I had totally forgot about it. On the day of her party we were presented with them and it was such a wonderful gift. Today they sit in our bedroom until we have a special place for her things.

So here are some pics of the decorations:






18 comments:

mary said...

Toutes étaient magnifiques... Quels beaux travails...
Le gateau faisait pensé à une oeuvre d'art, je n'aurais jamais pu le découper tellement qu'il était superbe...

chadandnikki said...

That's absolutely beautiful.

Just Breathe said...

The decorations were beautiful. Those dried flowers are a wonderful treasure to have. What a sweet gesture.

croleyc69 said...

Everything looks so wonderful and beautiful.

Caroline

Hannah Rose said...

Wow...such beautiful pictures!! I just love reading your blog and have been catching up on your posts! :)

Karen said...

Holly,everything is just beautiful.You did an amazing job and all your hard work shows! The dried flowers were such a wonderful present. Something to cherish!

Blessings,
Karen

Monica said...

Holly that is absolutely beautiful. What a way to pay tribute to your sweet Carleigh!!!

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Oh, Holly...the decorations are so beautiful. You poured your time and your heart into every detail. I love it! It's just so amazing. Your mama-heart is so evident...your love for Carleigh shines through... =)

Lori said...

Just wonderful...I love these posts about her big day!

belle said...

beautiful!

Sweet Baby James said...

Oh Holly! It all looks beautiful!!

Christie said...

It all came together so well. What a beautiful tribute to sweet Carleigh!

AKD said...

This is so gorgeous - it's as ornate and delicate as a wedding! You did an absolutely amazing job.

Betty said...

Simple beautiful.

Nan & Mike said...

It is so sweet of you to share her special day with us, everything looks just gorgeous, and it also gives us all ideas for our own babies' special days. Hope you are doing ok! Nan xxx

Sarita Boyette said...

Holly, you outdid your self! It is all just perfect.I love the colors. The dried flowers from the funeral is really a good idea.

Jessica said...

beautiful decorations :) Love the purple!!

elena said...

Wow Holly, you did an amazing job!! I loved reading the descriptions of your decorations. I wondered if your hand was sore from punching out the baby feet from scrapbook paper and then you said it was :)

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