Celebrating Seventy with a Whimsical Garden Party
Now seriously speaking....I have an addiction. To celebrating. Sounds a bit ridiculous, but people who know me will tell you, I'm obsessed. So you bet your bottom dollar I was gonna be riding my sister, Mandy to put together the best damn party our mother would ever see, for turning 70. Mandy is an intuitive one, who has an eye for bringing people's passions to life. Our Mom loves color, flowers and breakfast. So Mandy and I both knew a beautiful brunch with close family was a no brainer. Mandy found the most perfect invitation on Minted and we were hooked. The palette, the whimsical flowers and the pop of gold. Too too good. The Pinterest board was born and Mandy got to pinning. At the end of the day....she made the Pinterest board come to life. So how does one do it? How do you put the pieces of a Pinterest board together? One would start like this... The table. If your dining room table doesn't work, rent one! Mandy found this rustic wood beauty online through a vendor who purchased these for his wedding and now rents them out. Genius! Do yourself a favor and spring for a few inexpensive rentals. Chairs, plates and linen napkins. Add cutlery and glassware if you need to. Bring the outside in! Look at the runner. The incredibly talented Becky of Blush & Bloom styled lush greenery and flowers to make the most stunning runner my eyes have ever seen. Becky offers flower styling classes in Toronto...wishing I could be there a bit more often to take them with her! For brunch we called upon the talented Food Dudes to whip up a menu that was both delicious and beautiful. They were a pleasure to work with and brunch was off the charts. To drink, Mandy made a simple strawberry syrup and added it to prosecco with a fresh strawberry to garnish. Since nobody has an event without taking pictures any longer....a backdrop is a pretty fun way to create interaction at the party. We found this pretty pattern from Minted and customized the backdrop for our Mom. What comes next? Dessert! I'm SURE you're aware of the NAKED CAKE trend that is happening. These days a bare bottom cake is all the rage. Well Becky went right on over to our naked cake and added some stems to dress it up for the occasion, while we topped it with a glittery "seventy" from the All that Glitters Shop. For the cupcakes our Aunt Debi of the Garden of Eatin' worked with her friend Baked with Joy to design these hand painted cupcakes which styled perfectly into our Boobie's vintage tea cups. The party was perfection and Mom had the most wonderful time.
We owe a huge thank you to the vendors that we collaborated with on this party as well as a shout out to the team at Style Me Pretty Living who featured our party last week!
LMP LOVES...Scarlet O'Neill: Photographer Minted: Invites/Menus/Backdrop Woodstock Rentals: Wood Table Blush & Bloom: Florist The Food Dudes: Caterer Baked with Joy: Cake & Cupcakes All that Glitters Party Shop: Cake topper Event Rental Group: Chair, Tabletop rentals