Garden Party: Posies, Paisleys and WOW on a Budget

I’ve spent the last couple years helping people design all kinds of different parties, but the one thing that people ask about time and time again is how can I stay on budget and still get the “Wow” factor? Let’s be honest, we all want to throw gorgeous parties without regretting it when our credit card statement arrives the next month in the mail, right?!  So, I decided to give myself a challenge… create a fun, colorful party that has tons of “Wow” factor without breaking the bank. Possible? You bet!!!
I’ve been swirling with Spring Fever lately, so Garden Party seemed like the perfect theme! What’s more fun then the combination of Posies and Paisley?! I started with the backdrop, and rummaged through my fabric stacks and old table cloths to see what I had that might work for my theme. I came up with a leftover table cloth from last year’s Pirate and Fairies Party and a couple from our Easter Egg Hunt. 
Then I set about figuring out how to dress up my backdrop and sweets, as well as pull in my Garden Party theme without breaking the bank. I decided on Tissue Paper Flowers, all types and sizes… bright, colorful, inexpensive and oh SOOO much fun!! I only needed about 10 packs of 20×20″ tissue paper and one pack of crinkle cut paper from Party City to pull off all the decorations. 
For the backdrop I created Giant Tissue Paper Flowers…
Then to bring the flower theme to the table top, I created Pom Pom Flowers for the Cake Pop “Garden”…
And Tissue Paper Fan Flowers for the Cupcakes…
I also created Large Tissue Paper Flowers to help my macarons really pop…
And to top it all off, I made a small double layer, fondant covered cake and decorated it with Marshmallow Flowers inspired by “What’s New Cupcake?”, small Icing Flowers and a bit of ribbon…
So there you have it… a fun, fresh, modern Garden Party on a budget! Perfect for a birthday party or even a Mother’s Day brunch!
Stay tuned to my blog as tutorials for all the decorations are coming soon, so that you, too, can create your own summer Posies and Paisley Garden Party!

2 Responses to Garden Party: Posies, Paisleys and WOW on a Budget

  1. Lissa (Bellenza) June 13, 2012 at 7:58 am #

    How nice that you’re back to posting! This party is truly budget-friendly AND beautiful. 🙂

  2. Brandi Garcia March 26, 2014 at 6:12 am #

    Are you uploading a tutorial for the flower tissue papers?

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