Saturday, August 14, 2010

Paper | Party Accents

Like I mentioned in my previous post, I am going to incorporate my other love {paper} and it's uses with desserts!  For those of you who are just visiting my blog, I have a tendency to want to make things pretty - it might be the perfectionist in me, but I love to plate and dress food up!  One of the easiest ways to dress up your desserts or even a party is by adding paper accents.  

Seeing how much I love paper, our stationary set for our wedding was very important to me!  We love ferns and it's symbolic meaning, so we ran with a fern theme.  See below for how we incorporated it into our special day

Our complete set: save the dates, invite, cupcake wrapper, menu, thank yous and welcome recipe cardsPhoto courtesy of Soul Mates Photo.
Paper fern cut out and cupcake wrappers. Photo courtesy of Soul Mates Photo.
Close up of the cupcake wrappers.  Photo courtesy of Soul Mates Photo.

Paper mini fans, name place holders and menus.  Photo courtesy of Soul Mates Photo.

Paper labels on wine bottles displaying seating assignments.  The roses on the bottles were made out of paper.  Photo courtesy of Soul Mates Photo.
More nameplates and using the ferns in our flower arrangements. Photo courtesy of Soul Mates Photo.
The photos make my stationary set look extra fancy, but in all honesty, these were all DIY - Do it Yourself projects {just in case you wanted to know what that stood for mom}.  You can easily create these items at home by purchasing fun paper at Michaels or Paper Source and cutting items out using scissors or dies and dies.  

We took this pic of great stationary ideas at Paper Source today!
I love the Asian themed dinner party set, especially the chopsticks holder!
I love Martha Stewart and she has some great templates available online for you to download for free and use for your next party!  Up next, some places to purchase some pre-made party stationary sets ~ I think you'll be excited, I am!

Hope you are able to dress up your next party!

Where credits are due:
Soul Mates Photography ~
Cupcake wrapper die ~
Florals for the cake display, Teresa Sena Designs ~
Penguin Cake Toppers, The Pink Koala on Etsy ~

1 comment:

  1. Great post! I wish I knew who created all of the ideas for the Mau-Holmes wedding. That was pretty impressive. Well put together and cohesive.