Karrie and Elizabeth from Posh Paperie designed this super clever & creative “ASCOTS, CARDIGANS, & BOW TIES” party to celebrate the 30th birthday of Karrie’s husband – (who also happens to be Elizabeth’s brother!) – “manly style“. All of the guests in attendance were asked to wear one of these items, which always makes for fun pics… and “party decor”! ;)
From “Manly Munchies” and custom matchbooks to a scrumptious-looking dessert bar á la Sweet and Saucy, the fabulous stationery elements by Karrie & Elizabeth really pulled everything together perfectly. Read on for lots more fun pics & party details…
PARTY DETAILS, as told by Elizabeth…
“When my sweet brother, Brian (and Karrie’s awesome husband!) turned 30, Karrie came up with THE cutest theme ever for his party: Ascots, Bowties and Cardigans – with the ‘requirement’ that everyone attending wear one of those items!
The party was held at a funky, contemporary restaurant in San Diego (URBN) – and the food was amazing! Pizzas (bbq chicken, mashed potato & margherita), several kinds of beer & a few really amazing salads.
Melody Brandon of the Sweet and Saucy Shop catered the dessert bar – which was divine, as always! She made custom sugar cookies, mini pumpkin cupcakes, mini apple streusel cupcakes, vanilla macarons, red velvet cake ball lollipops and peach pie on a stick. YUM! :)
Karrie and I had so much fun designing the paper products. Karrie came up with the fun and different color palette of pennyite (bronze), mint and lake blue. We did a cute striped blue mount on top of shimmery pennyite and brought all of the colors in to the printed invitation. We also used a velvet ric rac that was a pumpkin color, to add some ‘detail’ – but still keeping the invitation masculine.
We also did a ‘favor’ station with mini pumpkin candles and custom-made matchbooks featuring artwork from the invitations.
The kids enjoyed a coloring & silly putty station…and there was also a ‘Brian’s Favorite Snacks’ bar with sesame snaps, bubble mint cigars, caramel popcorn & butter mints.
Of course, we designed tons of paper to display all around the restaurant…and had so much fun with every piece!”