Raising the Bar Friday: Equestrian Themed

 Hi my dear readers!  I apologize for the silence on the blog.  But as summer winds down, we squeezed in a family vacation to the Berkshires and VT.  Not too mention a website redesign (yes, we are getting a make-over but that’s for another post) and several events have been keeping me busy.  Since I missed yesterday’s post, I decided to give you a Bat Mitzvah feature today.

When I stumbled o this equestrian themed Bat Mitzvah on The Martha Blog  I was truly impressed. It is truly a reflection of the young lady who wanted green glitter and took an active roll in planning it with her mother.  I love the  fresh take on white and green.  This is definitely a high-end mitzvah celebration, but I do think there are lots of element here that you can use that won’t break the bank.  Read on and I’ll tell you how!

Guests were greeted by these stunning horses borrowed from Bergdorff Goodman, a department store in NYC.

These pictures are definitely drool worthy, so sit back and enjoy!  The Bat Mitzvah was held at Center 548 in Chelsea neighborhood of NYC.  The photos were taken by Donna Newman.
The horses were covered in natural elements…moss, stone, flowers,etc.  The hoof were glitzy with diamonds.

The fabric used in the decor is a green horseshoe pattern.

Yes, even the ping pong table is glittered up and serve as one of the entertainment options for the kids.

Entertainment also included a Japanese schultor and a roller coaster simulation ride
The equestrian theme was backdrop was simple but quite elegant….

The bar table was decorated with tho of these flower made equestrian trophies.  Notice how the two horseshoe’s from the letter E for Emma.

There was lots of sparkle on these horseshoes!
This was the kids’ dining area. I love how the “flower arrangements” were candy.  If you look closely you’ll see green gummy rings, bubble gum, etc.  Plus these tables got the same treatment as the pin-pong tables.

The parents’ dining area…check out the mirrors running along the wall!
Adult menu

Kids’ menu

Dessert included a rice pudding bar from Rice to Riches.  These place makes the best rice pudding ever!
There was also a candy bar for the kids….

This is probably my favorite element of the party……
the favor bags looked like feed bags.

So what elements of this party can you do on a budget you’re asking???   Well, here are some ideas.  The fabric is an excellent one. Fabric can cost as little or as much as you’d like.  A place like Jo-Ann Fabrics  offers lots of choices at a reasonable price.  The candy centerpieces are a great DIY project.  Michaels  or Hobby Lobby are great places to get vases, flower foam, ribbon, glitter, etc at a great price.  The candy for the centerpieces and for the candy bar can be bought online at places like the Candy Warehouse.   Lastly, those feed bags are an easy DIY project, enlist the help of a friend or family member who can sew and see what you come up with!  

A little pink and green…….

Thinking summer again, what fun colors for a baby shower, wedding or birthday party!  You can get more details over at Style Me Pretty.  I’m loving the little pink rose cake and the bubble necklace.

Happy Friday!

Spring Green Wedding Inspiration

A few weeks ago, I styled a spring inspired table for the Rooftop at Rockville Town Center Wedding Gala.  I designed this inspiration board and created this table! I wanted a clean and very elegant feel that was simple and chic.  Since I was inspired by the green apples, I went with the color palette of green, white and some silver.    Using natural elements like the green apples can really make your design pop.  I also went with apple green linen that was covered by the  most exquisite lace I found at Jo-Anne’s fabric.  You can’t tell from the picture but the the beading was sparkly.

Those beautiful rosettes I used on the cake came from a lovely little shop called Little Bits. They do not have a website but it is a gem of a store if you live in this area and are a baker or event designer. The apples were dipped in white chocolate that I also got from Little Bits.  I worked with Blue Snail Stationary to design the menu cards and invites.

Excuse the quality of the pictures, my photographer was not able to make it so I took them myself.

A little more green……layered cake!


Pinned this on Pinterest, my latest obsession these days!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I made these for the girls this morning, you can find this Green Smoothie recipe here!
One Charming Party
Later, they can have on of these……..
Have a great day!

Collection of St. Patrick’s Day Treats!

Get your baking on!!!!!  With St. Patrick’s Day at the end of the week I thought I give you some easy treats that you can make!  You can find all the recipes here!

Clover Cookies
Rainbow Cupcakes
Clover Cupcakes
Rainbow Cupcakes
Kiwi Lime Pie

Sophisticated St. Patrick’s Celebration

If you’re looking to kick it up one notch this St. Patrick’s Day, then you must read on.  Preston Bailey has created a magnificent tablescape using some very “green” elements!  Eco-friendly and beautiful to boot……a must see!

Elements Deconstructed……