My daughter (that used to hate pink) requested pale pink and gold and I was more than happy to oblige as that is one of my favorite color combinations. And of course, as you can imagine I have a bit of pink already around my house. Since their birthdays are in December, I also was able to decorate with Christmas items.
On the buffet I had vintage pink and gold ornaments, gold glitter trees, and pink roses in a wonderfully antique pink and gold vase. I also used my favorite pale pink milk glass cake plate, and a few other pink and gold bits. It really turned out lovely, but my photos did not, so you get to see up close details.
I used my vintage tea cart to set up a jewelry supply "buffet" so that everyone could just come pick out the pieces they would like to use. I had findings, chains, and lots and lots of floral cabs as you can see.
For the place settings I wanted to provide a tray so that each lady could use their tray to take to the supply buffet, and also to corral their supplies while they were creating. I found some simple silver trays at the Dollar Tree and we spray painted them a pale pink. The snowflake doilies are from my large collection of vintage paper doilies, and the gold frames are from the Michael's dollar section. I just took out the cheap plastic from the frames, added vintage pink and gold wallpaper and printed little name labels. I adhered the name labels with pop dots so they are a bit three dimensional. Everyone was able to take their trays and frames home with them. I had hopes they might use the trays to display their jewelry or other vanity type items. In all, the place setting cost me about $3 each including the vintage papers and spray paint!
We had ladies ages 8-87 at the party and most had never made jewelry before. My jewelry making skills are pretty limited as well so I chose kits and pieces that I thought would be very easy to put together. And I was amazed at all of the lovely pieces of jewelry that emerged from the party!
Most surprisingly for me was that my youngest daughter who had never shown any interest in jewelry making just kept creating, and creating, and creating! I love it. We may have a new jewelry maker in our family! Even the youngest attendee left with quite a few finished pieces.
We also laughed, told stories, shared ideas, ate great food, and just enjoyed each other way into the wee hours of the night. More than the jewelry pieces that were created, we created memories that will hopefully last a life time.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, we did have the party in my studio..so yes, that means I FINALLY finished my studio! I will be taking photos to share very soon. It feels so, so good to have that done. It's only been what, a year? Ha.