Nature is an inspiration. All these colors, smells, and textures, it just can't leave me indifferent.
I've decided to include an element of nature in this post. I just couldn't make up my mind. What would it be? I love butterflies, and clown fishes, I love horses, leaves, and grass, I also love flowers, especially tulips. Humm, the choice was too vast. I decided to make my son decide for me, he just answered with a wise voice :" Why don't you flip a coin?"
Kids are too wise nowadays, but I am going off topic. So I decided to take my wise son's advice. I wrote all things I loved in nature on small pieces of paper. I then, looked at them, stared at them, tried to cheat a bit, but didn't. I closed my eyes, and picked " BIRDS".
I was happy with my luck. Birds, Birds, which bird? the answer was clear : LOVE BIRDS
Love birds are active birds ( just like me ) , they love water ( just like me ) , they love raspberries ( just like me !! ), they're social and love the others of their kind ( just like me, maybe I was a love bird in a previous life). I was happy with my choice, and here is the result of some research and inspiration.
The Love Bird wall stickers are a perfect way to turn any boring space into an exciting one. I found these at Ferm-living
I fell in love whith that necklace. I can just picture the maid of honor wearing a plain turquoise, red, or chocolate brown dress and that necklace as an accent. Erm Originals has beautiful necklace designs with birds.
For favors, I thought of two ideas. First the bird's nest , it fits perfectly within the whole theme. Or to be more subtle, a simple box with ribbon and label, that can be filled with raspberry candies. This box I have designed last year for a couple, I found the colours to fit well within the whole theme. Favors could be alternated for a more ecclectic look and feel.
And this absolutely adorable love bird felt embellishment, I couldn't resist. it was so cute I had to include it. What to do with it, I am not sure. But what I'm sure of, is that you will find tons of ways to use it. Get it at Tessa Ann
I added the last picture, cos I can just picture that party to be very vintage / rustic, and the long bare wood table is something I always dreamt of having. I thought for someone that is crafty ( of has a crafty entourage) these tables could be built for a special event, for not much money. I wouldn't put any tablecloth. I would live it raw, just like nature.
Let's be realistic. This is no theme attractive to men ( I do love polka dotted ties though! ). But if you're thinking bridal shower, baby shower or even your little girl's birthday party then think polka dots. Polka dots are fun. Seeing them always makes me smile, maybe because it reminds me of that song. I am sure all of you have heard at least once. Doesn't make you happy just listening to it? So if happiness, joy and smiles is what you're looking for at your next event, then think of giving the polka dot theme a try.
You can try different color combinations for a different feel. Yellow and white is very refreshing, and black and white a bit more edgy.
These invitations and favor boxes I created for a client's bridal shower. And from what I heard, happiness was in the air.