Styled By Belle had a lot of fun recently styling a chic 21st birthday party. The client was looking for a stylish event filled with glamour, in the colour palette of pink, black & white. Styled By Belle managed the entire event from the invitation selection, marquee hire & setup, food & beverage selection, venue themeing & decoration, entertainment and of course a gorgeous dessert table to complete the look!
We hired a beautiful white marquee and lined the roof with silk draping. Black wooden flooring covered the entire surface. Fairy lights were hung around the perimiter of the marquee giving a wonderful shimmer throughout the evening. The marquee was filled with a lounge area for guests to chill beside the dance floor and a chic bar and dessert table.
Lounge area & dessert table setup
The ceiling was a real "wow" factor with a big bunch of stunning tissue paper pom poms in pink, black & white hanging from the centre, and eye catching cardboard chandeliers that were spray painted black hanging either side.
The roof lined with silk, and chandeliers hanging alongside the bunch of tissue poms
Tissue paper pom pom bunch
Battery operated candles were stuck onto the chandeliers and gave a gorgeous pink hue along the roof. These chandeliers were ordered from America and gave the venue a glamourous look!
As guests walked into the venue, they came past the swimming pool, in which I had custom foam letters cut with the words "Happy 21st Melissa". The letters were painted black & pink and strung along the length of the pool. Tea light candles and pink & white gerbera flowers floated around the letters giving a whimsical look as guests arrived!
Foam letters before the flowers & candles were floated in
Welcome sign at entrance to marquee in glamourous black frame
For the dessert table I used a bold striped tablecloth, and the backdrop was made from black velvet pinned with crystal embellishments.
Glass jars were filled with an aray of pink & white sweets and black ribbons tied around their necks
You might notice little crystals were stuck onto the bow of the menu tag giving a little extra touch of elegance
Pink and white m&m's
Pink polka dot lolly bags sitting in treasure box with signature "21st" key
Styled By Belle also featured some delicious desserts and baked items on the table...
Vanilla cupcakes topped with white chocolate frosting & pretty pink flower
Black & white striped cupcake cases
Vanilla pannacotta topped with a blackberry and raspberry. I also adhered a black lace trim around the jars.
I adore these elegant silver teaspoons (which you wouldnt believe were disposable!)
The ever so popular oreo cake pops which I dipped in pink & white chocolates
Mini glasses filled with white chocolate mousse and topped with glamourous pink Persian fairy floss
I tied silver teaspoons to the glasses with fine black ribbon
Macarons in 3 flavours: Rose, Cherry Blossom & Moet Champagne! mmmm....
Mini meringues topped with fresh cream and berries
The birthday cake was a made by my talented friend, Kylie Bourban. Kylie created a striking cake to the match of a cake designed by Jessicakes
(albeit the monogram letter "M" was changed to match the font of Melissa's stationary). The client selected this cake herself, and Kylie did a wonderful job replicating it beautifully for her. Jessicakes actually provides a great tutorial online on how to decorate the cake which you can view here
Over at the bar, a black velvet backdrop was hung with ribbons tied to vintage keys dangling along it.
Bubbles on ice
Pink striped paper straws
Liquid delights in glass beverage dispensers
A champagne cocktail flowed through an electric fountain, which the ladies especially loved refilling their own glasses
Fresh berries & fruit which guests could add to their own cocktails
One of the highlights of the evening was a photo booth where guests could go and have pictures taken of themselves. A fantastic feature of this machine, is that it also records video messages, so guests could also leave a recorded video clip for the party girl. All the clips and photos get put onto a DVD for her to watch over and over and keepsake forever!
The booth prints 2 copies of the photo strips (with "Melissa's 21st Party" logo printed at the bottom). Guests got to keep one copy, and the other was stuck into a memory book by the guests, alonside a written message for the party girl.
Of course I had to test the machine out myself!! :)
Styled By Belle's, Belinda Ramanauskas, in front of the completed setup!
A truly fabulous party that I was so delighted to plan, manage & style!
Special thanks to Elise from Sweet Scarlet Designs
for her design work of the printable stationary & Danielle Cutri
for her wonderful photography!
And also an amazingly big thankyou to Amy Atlas Events
for my 3rd feature on her wonderful blog! It just blows me away.. thankyou Amy & Lisa!! You can view the feature here
Event Styling & Management - Styled By Belle
Photography - Danielle Cutri Photography
Printables - Sweet Scarlet Designs
Birthday Cake - Kylie Bourban