Vintage Dinner Party

Ancient Inspired Dinner Soiree

Georgic chic by day, vintage dream by night, this ancient-inspired soiree was one to remember. We opted for an understated color palette of creamy neutrals and added thoughtful touches of botanics and rustic details which allowed guests to “step over” and into the nature-infused vintage haze. While there, flickering tealights and timeless adornments created a soothing ambiance that allowed sincere conversation to become its own design element.

Vintage Dinner Party

We were tasked with creating a Non-Profit dinner fete inspired by memorable, epic scenes found in Ancient artworks. Meeting our clients for the first time, we felt their graciousness flow over us with every smile and knew instantly that we needed to incorporate their sense of humility and generosity into the design scheme. Influenced by vintage botanics and backyard memories, a feeling of homeyness served as the perfect juxtaposition to the antique relics.

Joining past with present may seem difficult at first thought, but we focused instead on celebrating life. Primordial depictions of family, love, and friendship tied together the design in harmony, subtly showcasing that through our differences, even eons apart, those virtues prove to be most meaningful. Our design quickly morphed into a vehicle, carrying gracefully the message that we are, each and every one of us, part of a greater whole.

Offset by QI’s time-honored displays, centerpieces with natural burlap fabrics, nostalgia-inducing Scrabble tiles, and charming mason jars added a rustic, backyard feel. An urge to become ‘unplugged’ and an air of community filled the space; even the few empty seats felt full. As the sun set behind them, guests still felt wrapped in warmth. Vintage brass adornments and antique frames upheld the room’s brightness while organic greenery breathed life into every corner.

Vintage Dinner Party

Vintage Dinner Party

We were honored to have contributed to the evening’s success and truly loved creating this antique-inspired event. A special thanks to QI for their impeccable story theme!

 

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A close friend of yours that you care for dearly is having a baby! The spoiling begins. You’re trying to find the perfect gift for when the special event comes. Gifting a baby shower scrapbook might just make your friend cry.

As the main host of the baby shower event you can collect a few special keepsake items to incorporate into the baby shower scrapbook. Some might be the baby’s first early sonogram  photos, the baby shower invitations, guest list, and copies of the mother and father-to-be pregnancy photos.

Most parent(s)-to-be register for some baby store or subscribe to a catalog at some point in their “having a baby” journey. As the host, you might even consider capturing the milestone by attending a registry selection appointment with the parent(s)-to-be. A fun idea, would be to make the appointment a photoshoot opportunity with the parent(s)-to-be. Capturing moments of shopping, selecting baby items, funny poses in front or inside the store, and photos of the baby catalog subscriptions.

Baby Shower

A nice thought: request of guests to send you a special photo of one or both of the parent(s)-to-be with the guest. Ask them to send a few encouraging words about having a baby or a memorable moment they recall with the parent(s)-to-be that you can place into the scrapbook album. The best thing about this idea is it works for both guests attending and those who may not be attending the baby shower event. A nice way for those not attending the baby shower event to still play a role in the baby shower event and in making the baby shower scrapbook album rather than just sending a gift.

Another photoshoot opportunity awaits just an hour or so before the baby shower event begins. Ask guests to arrive a bit earlier before the parent(s)-to-be do so you may take photos of the guests in front of main table displays, decorations, or backdrops of the baby shower event to avoid missing special moments during the event such as the opening gifts or cake cutting.

Baby Shower Cake

Other great milestone moments to capture during the event would be the welcoming of main guests, playing baby games, opening of gifts, and cutting of the cake.  The moment that the parent(s)-to-be arrive you can take photos of big hugs and kisses. While baby playing games make the most of it by capturing the funniest and most adorable moments. When the opening of gifts take place, capture photos of each gift being opened with or without the gift-giver and cards read aloud. Make notes of gifts received so that you can include those notes in the scrapbook album. Oh, cake! Take photos of the main guests cutting their beautiful cake and sharing their special slice together.

The most important suggestion of all is hiring a “day-of coordinator” professional to assist with capturing this baby shower event to the fullest. While doing all of the above as suggested, you as the host may not be able to fulfill you host duties to the parent(s)-to-be in excellence. It helps with the stresses that come with planning a baby shower event and the creation of a baby shower scrapbook.

If you’re looking for an expert day-of coordinator, consider hiring Queen Isabella’s Events & Creative Consulting as your personal event planning professional!

 

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Coffee Break Party Box

Party in a Box

Can you imagine receiving a special delivery of a party in a box by your personal event planner? A party in a box package on your door step day of your special event that is a predesigned party in a box you just get to unwrap and enjoy. How much fun would that be to just be able to be your own host?

How adorable would it be for loved one or close friend or distant family member to receive a surprise party?  Some people are worth throwing a party for.  This is awesome for super exhausted and busy moms, who want to be the hostess with the mostest known for the creative parties. Yet, the busy moms are doing too much already without enough time as it is. Adding more to the tasks list is a pain and consumes more time. It takes lots of time to plan and shop for a party even doing so online, ordering from all kinds of different vendors can get a little nerve recking.

 

Lunch Break Part Box

 

Social Party in a Box Ideas

How about a fun social party idea? Small ladies night gathering or kids’ play date at the park, little girls’ tea party, or cute sleepover event on a Friday night? Plan it in your head, tell your event planner every single detail and have your Event in a Box delivered right to your party event, your girlfriend’s house, a local park, and or your work place.

The convenience of the of the Event in a Box service is priceless and absolutely memorable for both the host and party guests. The host actually gets to JUST host and take advantage of the festivities of the event while leaving the entire event planning and design to the event planner.

Party in a Box Frozen and TMNT Ninja TurtlesIt’s so nice not having to worry about the little details of things when it is all collected, designed, and created for you and packaged in to your very own party in a box. It’s a real party surprise, the Event in a Box service.

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Whether it is an anniversary party, baby shower, graduation event, or anything celebrating life’s milestone events in between, celebrating life’s milestone events are occasions that we all enjoy. These events create memories that last a lifetime, but can sometimes break the bank to achieve the vision you have for your event. For those who don’t want to empty their bank account, there are many options available to keep the cost of every life’s milestone event celebration within your budget.

Getting Ideas for Your Life’s Milestone Events

Your best friends when hosting a party are Pinterest for DIY inspiration, discount or wholesale stores and savvy sales for all your party supplies, and items you may already have in your home or a family member or friend’s home. Depending on the type of event you are hosting, check out Pinterest for ideas that you would like to incorporate into your event. Keep this in mind while you are shopping and checking what you have at home. If time allows, handmade items are usually more economical then store bought.

How to Cut Costs for Your Life’s Milestone Events

There are many ways you can cut the costs for your event without sacrificing quality. The internet allows you to send evites through email or even on Facebook. You can also call or text people to let them know about an event. Formality is no longer a requirement for today’s milestone events!

Food can be a budget breaker. In this case, it is always a good idea to go homemade. If the event’s theme matches, you can also go potluck and ask guests to bring sides to the party. You can also provide snacks and drinks if the event is in between meal times. To cut costs on décor, you can use desserts, like cupcakes or small single layer cakes, as fun and whimsical table décor.

The most cost-effective venue is your home or a family member’s or a friend’s home, if the weather is nice, outdoors. You can also call around to small event halls in your area for cheap rates if you have many party guests. Depending on the season, fresh cut flowers are an excellent item for the décor or you can choose paper florals. Vases could be made of unique glasses bought at a dollar store and spray painted the color of your theme. Paper products of a solid color would be excellent to enhance the color scheme.

 

| Celebrating Suzanne’s Retirement Party Event |

 

Retirement Party

 

Planning Your Budget for Your Life’s Milestone Events

Now that you know what you need to plan for and how to cut costs, you need to break down the price of each thing you want and make sure the total does not exceed your budget. You may have to adjust or cut some things to get in that budget. Here is an example:

Items that you can save on cost:
  • Invitations online
  • Alternatives to cake: cupcakes and frosting, cookies, or donut towers
  • Simple appetizers and snacks: two large fruit pizzas, peanuts and mints
  • Coffee, tea, and punch
  • Paper products (plates, cups, napkins)
  • Plastic table cloth or borrowed
  • Material for games (pens and paper in your home)
  • Gifts for game winners
  • Baby things for main centerpiece and on gift table
  • Onesies for guests to decorate (Instructions available online) (different sizes for baby growing to use later)
  • Fabric paint
  • Garland material (all things baby for use later such as animals cut out of patterned paper, clothes, accessories, etc.)
  • Helium balloon arrangement for decor

These prices can even be reduced if you shop smart. The sky’s the limit when using your own imagination or getting inspiration from an event planner for creative design ideas for your life’s milestone events!


So, whether you’re hosting a family gathering, a baby shower, a brunch, or planning your own wedding, I encourage you to consider hiring an experienced, creative event planner who can help make your event come off stylish and affordable.

When your life’s milestone events come, you deserve to be able to enjoy the full experience of the events you’ve created rather than frantically running around putting out fires. The right event planner will make it stress-free for you.

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