Monday, September 19, 2011

{26th birthday party: part one}

Chris and my birthdays are three days apart so we usually have a joint birthday party each year.  Last year we choose to have a dinner party at our home in Silverlake with 18 of our closest friends.  It was so much fun that we decided we wanted to do the same thing every year.  One of the best things about our new loft is the versatility of the open space.  For this year's party we moved out our living room furniture and put a table for 16 in its place...

This year I decided to go with a Viceroy Palm Springs inspired color scheme using mostly black and white stripes with pops of yellow.  I picked up 5 yards of black and white striped cotton and a few yards of bright yellow.  I also grabbed some cardstock in the same colors to make hand-made confetti to sprinkle around the tables.  The finishing touch was some white hydrangeas and yellow craspedia from the flower mart placed in some simple white ceramic vases.

Tomorrow I will share the menu Chris created!


  1. love it! your confetti is the perfect touch for the table.

  2. Where did you find that table? What a beautiful and fun way to celebrate!!

  3. I would love to learn more about the darling backdrop of the photo of you and the pup. Is that your chalk board/frame?

  4. Lauren- yes the confetti was my favorite part!

    Penny- it is actually three tables pushed together to make one big square table. one is our actual dining rooming table and the other two are 30" by 8' tables we rented from a party rental company

    Katie Jo- omg its mini confetti system that I DIY-ed!! I am guest blogging a tutorial later this week on another blog so stay tuned! and yes it is our chalk board/frame!

  5. this is UHMAYZING. Like professional party planner amazing. ....where did you get all the white folding chairs?