You guys may recall these invitations I posted a little while back. If not, click the link and ch-ch-check them out. They are for my actual birthday party. Hi I’m Darcy and you’re invited! Okay, maybe not. Please don’t show up at my house. But maybe you can feel like you were there next week when I post pictures of how I decorated the place. I’m super into party planning and I am so excited to have this little get together with my friends. I’m making all sorts of goodies: shrimp and avocado tacos, margarita cupcakes, and home-made sangria, among many other things. Click the links to see recipes for all of those delicious things.
As you can see, I’ve gone with a Spanish theme because nothing brings people together like tacos and alcohol. I added the poppies because I love the way the colors play off each other, which brings me to my next point. Decorations! What is a party without decorations? A buffet. And I do not want my birthday to be a buffet. So there will be decorations. I’m thinking colorful bunting, a la the invitations (kraft paper, red paper, and neutral colors) and paper poppies galore. My inspiration comes from Brittany Jepsen of The House That Lars Built. She lives in Copenhagen and makes amazing things out of paper. Basically, she’s living my dream. Here are some of my favorite projects she’s done including those inspirational paper flowers.
How cute are all of those things? Especially the new ice cream cone paper flower vases. Those are new! So I’m hoping my party decorations have the feel of her lovely creations, and I’ll be using Martha’s help to create mine in case you were wondering. I’d never get anything done without my Marfa. See you next week with pictures of the party decorations, three different versions of graduation announcements designed by ThePaperGnome, and more papercraft and design inspiration to whet your appetite. Also don’t forget to stop by tomorrow to get to know me a little better for the second installment of Friday Facts.