I scheduled this spontaneously right before the holidays. I was inspired by a sparkly party that I saw in a 2010 issue of Martha Stewart Living that had lots of sequins and paillettes. This evite design sealed the deal on the theme.
I picked up red, purple, and fuchsia glitter wrapping paper from Paper Source, I happened to have a gold Chilewich runner from a sample sale, and I found a pack of eight fuchsia napkins at Home Goods for 99 cents. It was party kismet.
I used my circle punches to make "confetti" for the place cards and napkin rings. Each place card and napkin ring had a unique pattern.
I also made some party hats with the glitter paper and crowns by stapling crepe paper fringe onto dollar store crowns.
I started making some "HAPPY" signs to hang above the mirrors, but, as always, time got away from me. I didn't get past the "H" and "Y."
I forgot to take a photo of the food spread. The menu included:
- Orange LaCroix and O.J.
- Bacon, Leek, and Gruyere Quiche
- Ham, Shallot, and Cheddar Quiche
- Vegan White Bean Quiche (made by my friend)
- Mixed Greens served with Fresh Vinaigrette Dressing
- Fresh Berries
- Bread and Butter
I sent everyone home with a Godiva chocolate candy bar wrapped in glitter and more "confetti."
Our casual brunch turned into a four hour luncheon! It was so fun and a great respite from the snowy weather.
P.S. I used some scraps to make "Thank You" cards for the hostess gifts I received. I think that I want to make some "Tina" cards like this. Might as well use up the glitter spares before they become soooo 20XX.