Over the weekend, I had the privilege of helping out with a dear friend’s surprise 30th birthday celebration! Jessica was the birthday girl and we like to call her our “roomie” because she currently lives in our little basement apartment.
Jessica’s lovely sister, Karen planned the party and chose some super cute papers and colors for the theme. She appointed my friend Emily and I to be in charge of “decor”.
We knew we wanted to make some paper flowers for the centerpieces, but we weren’t sure how we’d go about doing it. Since Jessica has an obsession with office supplies, we thought it would be cute to glue the flowers on pencils and put them in mason jars. (I think that was all Karen’s brilliant idea!)
So, Emily and I got to work and this is what we came up with!
Each jar had three little blooms.
We just layered different papers and stuck a button on the center and glued everything on the pencils with a hot glue gun
Once we figured out what we were doing, it all came together quickly!
The best part is that now Jessica has 2 dozen new pencils that she can sharpen and use at work! Plus, they will look like a cute little bouquet sitting on her desk.
I also made some tissue paper poms in the party colors (teal, orange & yellow)
We hung them from the lights over the food table.
The party was held in a super cool loft downtown, so not much decor was required.
I also made a few little paper banners and sewed them together on my sewing machine.
Oh and Emily made some cute little frames for Jessica to take home. Good work Emily!
Here we are with the birthday girl!
(Emily, the other decorating mastermind, is on the far right)
Happy Birthday, Roomie!