Friday, January 30, 2009

A Sneak Peek

Wow! This week has really flown by! I have been busy preparing for my Mardi Gras themed birthday party! I have had so much fun decorating, but in the process I have made a huge mess of my house. My plans for tonight-clean the house like a mad woman! I thought I would share a few photos of the decorations so far!

The two photos below are poor quality shots of my mantle. I decorated the mantle with two arrangements made up of hurricane vases, colorful tinsel, masks, and beads. I also draped the mantle with two feather boas and a lot of Mardi Gras beads.



Here are a few close-up shots of the arrangements on the mantle.


I made arrangements for my side tables that are on either side of my couch. These arrangements are simpler because guests are welcome to grab the "party favors" that I used to create them. This is the first arrangement.


The second arrangement.

I decorated my nesting table with votive candles. I am using a lot of candles to set the scene for the party. Below are a few photos of the nesting table. It is simple, but I think it's cute!

I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek of my party decorations! I will be back on Monday with pictures from the party! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

25 comments:

USCEmily said...

How cute! I hope the party is a lot of fun!!

Ms. Attitude said...

Looks great! Have fun!

Nicole said...

Cute arrangements. Looks very festive. :)

AG said...

So cute! Have fun at the party. :)

LyndsAU said...

you are too creative!! it's so precious! i wanna come :)

A Belle and her Beau said...

lookin festive my friend!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Oh my gosh, how fun! I want to come to your party! Love the masks.

SassyEngineer said...

I love it! I hope you have an awesome time :)

The Fabulous Life of a Southern Belle said...

Looks great chica! Have fun!

Southern Belle said...

Looks like your par-tay is going to be a hit. Hope you have loads of fun:)

Little Pink Magnolia said...

That looks like it's going to be such a fun party!

Jules said...

You did a great job on the decorations! It looks so festive. Have a great time!

Pink Julep said...

Looks great!!!
Mr. Julep and I had a joint Mardi Gras for his 40th and my 26th - it was awesome! We ordered loads of stuff from Oriental Trading Company for it - so if you're short on beads, hats or anything cheesy like that, get it there - super cheap!

Sara said...

I love your decorations! Very creative!

NatalieDeltaGam said...

oh, princess jen, as usual you are too cute--i love the decorations. happy birthday again!!

Melissa said...

Awesome job! Your party looks like it will be amazing!!

Tara said...

I love your decorations and I really wish I could be there with you!!

I tagged you on my blog-twice:) The I have been tagged blog part 1 and dos:)

Lara (Mommy, Honey or Sunshine) said...

It looks great. I love Mardi Gras and miss living in Louisiana. We just got our King Cake yesterday from Gambino's and dove into it last night....Delish! I hope you have a great party. Can't wait to see pics from the party.

Catholic Runner said...

It looks fabulous! Have a great time!!

Lindsey said...

Soooo pretty!!!

LISA C PARSONS said...

Wow, what a cool idea for a party. I was in Pier One Imports the other day and found the coolest and fanciest Mardi Gras Mask with a stick on it and big feathers and rhinestones. They come in purple and royal blue and cost from $50-65.00 but it is well worth it. You should get one for yourself. I am going to get me one just to have it for fun!!!

Sabrae Carter said...

Ooh I love Mardi Gras!!! I so want to go to New Orleans one of these years!!!

Just Ask Beth said...

How Presh!! Love it, you have a knack for decorating..

pearls and bows said...

Thank you so much for you kind thoughts. Hopefully I'll be out in the next few days. I am feeling a lot better then I was a few days ago.

Rachel H. said...

Great decorations! That looks like it'll be so much fun.