Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Beach and garden themed party

Today I finished styling a clients beach house for a luncheon for 8 of her friends.    This decor would also be fun for a birthday party or a ocean themed bridal shower.


For this floral ocean themed centerpiece... I cut hydrangea and sea grass from my garden (I have poison ivy on my calves to prove it :-(  )  .  Then I circled the sea grass into the container, cut the hydrangea to the height of the glass, filled with water, then tucked some sea shells into the grass.
For decorating each place setting, I took some faux tea roses, a star fish, and raffia to represent dried beach grass.

After cutting some of the roses off the stem, I tied them to the starfish with white thread to secure, then with the raffia for a finishing touch and to hide the thread.

For a little touch of whimsey, I folded some napkins and tucked sunglasses and set at each place setting.


For the bar, I used one of the star fish creations, with shells glued around white lights and more shells and glass gems were scattered on the bar leaving space for mixing the drinks.




For the dessert station, we put some joke napkins into each coffee mug.