Party Decor Collaborations with my Amazing and Creative Friends

Sunday, May 29, 2011

I am so lucky to be part of a group of fabulous women friends who are not only the most caring and loving beings in this world but are also supremely talented and blessed with extra doses of creativity. This past week I had the honor to collaborate with two of them, Margalit Lankry of Margalit Lankry Interior Design and Chavi Chase of Pret-a-Partee Party Planning and Decor
Me, Margalit and Chavi
This is really nothing new; we are all always busy going from one creative project to the next and we all have the same values of volunteering our time and talents for good causes, friends and family. We also all believe in creating magnificent beauty that brings good feelings to an event for little or no cost. How is that possible? Well this past week I had 3 wedding and 2 sheva brochos (this is the 'after' party that Jewish people celebrate nightly for seven days following the wedding) to attend and help decorate. My friend Margalit salvaged a massive quantity of hydrangeas and peonies from her niece's wedding the night before, and we recycled them for the first party by borrowing crushed mirror and metallic vases, silver votives, and tiffany blue silk table cloths from our local 'g'mach' (this is a special place that is stocked with items to be borrowed out for parties and events as a charity and service to the community).

PARTY #1 - Dinner at Tiffany's
We created this centerpiece by clustering pink and white peonies in various metallic vases  at different heights.

One pink peony in a cluster of hydrangeas adds a soft touch to the arrangement.

A Tiffany blue napkin with a white ribbon simulates a Tiffany gift box
For the next night, my aunt requested that I decorate the drab hallway of the wedding hall for my cousin's wedding and I enlisted the help of my gorgeous, talented, super-power friend Chavi Chase of Pret-a-Partee party planning and decor.  She packed up her glass shelves and several other items from her garage and we recycled the surviving flowers (the peonies didn't make it) using some of the same vases but configuring them into a modern and glowing tablescape (this is Chavi's specialty!):

PARTY #2 - Hydrangea Silverscape

Me and Chavi at my cousin's wedding

The next night I was falling on my face and on my own. But I couldn't say no to helping out with my cousin's 1st Sheva Brochos (same cousin from the previous night's wedding). So I quickly threw together a gorgeous chef salad for 50 people (see recipe link below),  packed up the vases again and transferred the hydrangeas, kept overnight in cool water in my bathtub, into garbage bags to the next party!
Flowers being saved in my poor kids couldn't shower for 2 days!!
PARTY #3 Lime Green Dream

I had to leave this party early because by the time the salad was done my eyes were closing, but after a restful weekend I'm ready to tackle my next project (which I'm actually working on with Margalit), a fundraising event for our local EMS. Can't wait to share the photos from the decor of that's going to be fabulous!

Expressing your creativity is the key to feeling fulfilled!
Happy Memorial Day weekend,

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  1. pretty and well done happy Memorial day!

  2. Love peonies. *Gorgeous*

    I am your newest follower.

  3. Hi and thank you so much for your super sweet comment on my blog! So happy I found your blog, I really enjoyed your photos. You girls are so talented! Peonies are my favorite flowers, and I loved all of your arrangements.

    PS: Your salad looks so yummy!

    xox Linda