Thursday, March 18, 2010

Sweet 16 Party-Part 1

For my daughter's 16th birthday we were inspired by this fabulous wedding color scheme after purchasing and customizing these invitations

 The color scheme was charcoal grey, pale blue and white. 

The beautiful flowers: fuji mums, roses, stock, tulips and baby's breath.
We also loved the little birds' nests and made our own for each place setting.
Birds became a big part of our theme.

She designed and printed up her own menus and helped with all the party decor.

We shopped at Ikea for some tablescape pieces: vases, candles and other containers. We bought the other supplies at Michael's and AC Moore's. Each guest went home with a mini lantern (we thought they looked sort of like a bird cage) with a battery operated tea light.  They also got a full size Dr. Pepper Lip Smacker lip balm (one of her favorites).  A lot of the girls took home their bird nest and menu too.

The lanterns made the room really glow along with all the candles and the cozy fireplace.

We held the party here.

The birthday girl getting her first look at her cake.
 Isn't the cake fabulous?  It was amazing, lemon sponge cake with lemon cream, lemon curd and buttercream icing. YUM!!! 

Happy Birthday Honey!

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Charla said...

It looks so beautiful. Love the color and theme,what a special Sweet 16!

Niki said...

So adorable! Thanks for visiting me, and pointing me to your site.

I'm going to become a follower. Since we have so many interests in common, I hope you will follow me, as well. HTTP:// love your party! Can't wait to see more.

Allie and Pattie said...

Happy Birthday! Allie was 16 just a couple of months ago- it's such an exciting time! very pretty table
xoxo Pattie

Lori Lucas said...

What a wonderful Sweet 16th. Ever detail looks as scrumptious as the cake! Lori L

Debbiedoos said...

Oh what a cutie pie. What a great sweet 16th birthday. Funny I remember mine like it was yesterday.....such a great day. Lucky gal for sure:)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty -- a birthday she'll always remember -- it sounds like you had fun together planning too - sweet!

Tricia said...

Wow, what a wonderful way to turn 16! The table is just breathtakingly beautiful, and I know all your daughter's guests were delighted with all the special touches. Definitely a night to remember!

Marigene said...

What a lovely table for the birthday girl! The tiny bird's nests are adorable.

Shelia said...

What a pretty birthday girl! Love the table settings and the invitations look so sweet! I'm sure this party won't be forgotten.
Be a sweetis,
Shelia ;)

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

What fun!!! Your daughter is gorgeous. Love the cake and love the table. The little bird nests are so cute.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, how cute! Your birthday girl is adorable, and your tables, stunning. This was a wonderful party, and I'm glad you included us!

Happy Tablescape Thursday...


Sheila :-)

Barbara said...

What fun! It is such a great color scheme. That cake looks wonderful!

Donna at the Scarlet Petticoat said...

a lovely happy your daughter took such an active part in the design. she looks like quite the elegant young lady! best wishes and happy sweet sixteen!
i especially love the mixing of the paper bird with the twig nest and the little lanterns...great for a favor.
all the best,

xinex said...

What a beautiful table, so elegant! The celebrant is lovely. Happy birthday!...Christine

Unknown said...

How VERY special! Sweet 16 to your dear daughter :)


Cass @ That Old House said...

What a beautiful and elegant table for such an important event! I love it -- and I also know that teenagers respond to being treated with the respect and kindness and consideration they need -- these girls will remember this party and the setting for a long time.

Your daughter is beautiful! Sixteen -- you are in for wonderful years to come. (My girls are 22 and 24 -- old ladies!)


Maryrose said...

What a darling sweet sixteen party and an even more darling birthday girl. Table was just beautiful....lucky girl.

Denise Marie said...

Very precious event!! What a gorgeous young lady with the world ahead of her!!

Room to Inspire said...

This looks like such a great party! What a great event she will always remember. Thanks for linking it up to Be Inspired this week!


Sheila said...

WOW!!! What a beautiful young lady and such a fabulous party! I bet she had a great time and I'm sure you had a great time putting it together. Everything looked wonderful!

mle said...

Oh! what a fabulous celebration for a Sweet 16!!

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