Remember when I wrote that post telling you I wouldn’t be sharing many parties on the blog anymore?
Well, I lied.
I recently worked on three really fun events, and I just had to share at least one of them with you. My DIY faux zebra rug was a preview, and today I’m sharing pictures and a little behind the scenes of my work on event design. (If that sounds about as interesting as listening to sports radio, just scroll through and look at the pics. I won’t be offended.)
WHY I USE MOOD BOARDS FOR EVENTS
When I’m hired to do an event, I typically present a “mood board” to pitch an overall vision with a few specific ideas, so whoever I’m working with can visualize the concept. Also I get inspiration from Baby Shower designs and invitations.
I learned pretty quickly that when conveying design ideas, pictures are much better than my 1,000 words (and hyperactive crazy hand gestures).
I get so excited to share the concept brewing in my head that I morph into the Micro Machines guy from the 80’s. It only took a couple deer-in-the-headlight looks from some sweet clients after my 90 mile a minute word-vomit for me to learn this lesson.
At the initial meeting for this baby shower, my client shared that her friend and mama-to-be was using elephants in her little boy’s nursery. She thought it would be nice for her friend to be able to reuse a lot of the shower decor in the nursery afterwards. We brainstormed a bit and decided a posh, gold safari baby shower would fit both mama’s personality and baby’s nursery.
After my sweet client saw the mood board, she responded with, “YES. Love it. Everything. Do it all!”
I stinkin’ love when that happens.
Better than spray paint fumes in an enclosed room. (Only half kidding, y’all.)
We had gorgeous weather and great vibes all afternoon…And that is my adorable client and friend trying to “steal” the faux zebra rug.
PLANNING A BABY SHOWER?
If you find yourself planning a baby shower and in search of a fun theme, try incorporating the colors or plan for the nursery. That way some of the cute touches and splurges for the baby shower can end up being used much longer than just a few hours.
Plus most first time mamas are working to get the BIG stuff in their nursery…a crib, a glider that doesn’t cost more than a mortgage payment, maybe a changing table that doubles as a dresser. How much would she love to have some sweet little touches for the room just handed to her?
Kill two birds with one…gold elephant.
I know. That was terrible.SOURCES:
-“Welcome Baby” banner and other signs: Minted
-Tassels from Hobby Lobby
-Invitations via Ciera Designs on ETSY
-Mongolian fur white pillow from PB Teen -Gold dipped votives DIY project
-Gold animals- DIY project
-Floral design by Flowerama of Springfield
-Fabric squares and runners, custom made for the event