If you have clicked over from any of my links recently to Cakes Likes a Party, then you know how talented Annika is. I had no doubts that her inspiration board would turn out amazing. And at the time I didn't know that she had two little boys and, like me, is dying inside to host a girly little party instead of Monkeys Donkys Robots and Pinatas.
This inspiration piece couldn't have been better. It allowed her to put together a sweet (yet salty) party that is totally different than our usual affairs. I want to have this party. Who is with me? (Do I say that about every inspiration board??? - I'm pretty sure I do because they are all so great!)
Here is what Annika had to say about this party:
I loved this image so much because though it's pink and ballerina-ey, it's also tough as nails. And if you think about it, ballerinas are pretty bad-A because their toes may be mashed and smashed but they have smiles on their faces and buns on their heads.
Immediately I thought of a 21st birthday party. Just like a tough ballerina, a 21-year-old gal is walking through the door where sweet innocence meets the edgy real world. I am envisioning this party in a beautiful field where the guests will all sit inside a tough geo-dome to dine that's decked out all girly inside. Dance the night away, then all pack in the airstream for a ride home from the caterers. Huh? Well, an airstream caterer (do they exist? If not, they should!) will feed you and be parked right next to the geo-dome just to look super cute. The rest is kind of explained below.
|21 poster - to hang above the Birthday girl's chair|
Airstream - to be served out of. Basically a mobile kitchen.
Plate - to eat upon, silly.
Word confetti - all over the floor to dance on and throw at each other
Mini berry cakes - who needs food?
Pink table & black striped runner
Gnarly bracelet - to use as napkin ring then take home as a party favor
Pretty, but tough, flowers - to add some loveliness
Black stemware - No more solo cups for you!
Geo-dome - where the party will be set
Black poster - The look of the invitation
Ballet slippers - Tough & Sweet! The inspiration piece!
Black chandelier - overhead
Chevron napkins - wipe your face, dear.
Look like a biker angel - Tough and beautiful! Just like all 21 year olds should be!
Puh-Lease! This party could not be more my style. Annika and I might be the same person (ok, her taste is totally better than mine). That tent!!! Those black glasses (which my mom in law has - including shot glasses, champagne flutes, goblets - And I'm not sure if she knows that I am totally coveting them. And that I know where she stores them. But I would never take them. At least all at once. I think it would be easier to sneak one piece at a time. Oh no, I've said too much!) So I know I just had a birthday and all, but let's put this party on the list of parties to throw me.
Thank you for participating Annika! Can't wait to see you again soon!