Best Event Design And Décor, Budget Under $25,000
A mother wanted an elegant and whimsical tea party to celebrate her daughter’s first birthday. Vintage-inspired china and linens were paired with floral and moss topiaries and draping to create the right atmosphere. A “dress up” area was stocked to appeal to both boys and girls, and a fairy-costumed face painter entertained guests. “Alice in Wonderland” arrived to tell stories and serve tea.
Many items were custom made for the event, including the invitations and topiaries. The invitations were sent in pink boxes decorated with handcrafted flowers. Inside, a multi-layered card with ribbons and jewels rested on a bed of pink feathers. Pink and yellow topiaries decorated the table. In addition, the planners customized the birthday girl’s high chair with a white and pink tutu and jewels. She also had a custom-made birthday hat with ostrich feathers.
• Pete Nelson, Event Lab
• Kathy Bakeberg, Festivities