Thursday, February 23, 2012

RE-ceiving Guests: Mom's 80th Bday Color Ideas

We are throwing a sit down dinner party for our mother's 80th birthday.  We will have 200+ guests.  We all agree we should use yellow roses for the centerpieces because those are my mother's favorite flowers.  Reba and our sister, Elsa, went to talk to the lady about the tables and flowers and before things are finally decided, I wanted to share some looks  I liked.   I would like the party to be deeply personal and capture not just my mother's, but also, my father's journey.  For this reason, navy and yellow is speaking to me.  When my mother ran for public office in our small town, those were the colors of her campaign posters/stickers/cards.  They are also the colors for the advertisements for our family business.  I worry it will seem cheesy because we do use those colors for the family business, but at the same time, there are memories attached to those colors.  I remember learning way back when my mom chose these colors for her election ad campaign, that black and white have the most impact in advertising because they have the most contrast and yellow and dark blue have the second most impact and my mom deciding she'd use yellow and blue because it looked prettier than black and white.  The site for the party will have gold chairs like the ones above, and I like how the dark blue table cloths, the white centerpieces, blue napkins and gold accents work together.   Image Source http://www.hwtm.com

The dessert table is very cool, but the two tiered cake in the middle especially caught my attention.  Very unique design.  I'm not sure it is right for this occasion, but I do admire it greatly.  Image Source: http://www.hwtm.com
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Image Source: Google image at http://pinterest.com/kbiason/wedding-decor/
Image Source: http://calligraphybyjennifer.net/blog/navy-blue-and-yellow-wedding-tablescape//

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Image Source: http://thetwistedsifter.wordpress.com/2011/01/26/fondant-wedding-cake-navy-yellow-gerber-daisy-bardstown-ky/


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12 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning! I wouldn't worry at all if in the family, yellow, blue and white is been used, better yet! Wonderful and a yummy color scheme and go ahead and make a memorable 80th. b'day for your dear mom. Thank you so much for your lovely and kind visit. I'm also your new follower...so nice meeting you ladies.
    FABBY

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    1. Fabby,

      Thanks for the feedback. This party almost feels like planning a wedding because there are so many choices to make. It is making me feel a little stressed to make the right choices.

      And Fabby, you're totally welcome for the comment. I meant every word. *LOVED* your pictures. We're following you, too. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts. :D

      Eldarose

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  2. Love the color scheme. Hope the celebration is grand.

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    1. Gayle,

      Thanks so much. I haven't talked to Reba about it. Our sister, Elsa, liked the idea, but the lady with all the tablecloths, dishes etc. may not have inventory to create a look like this. Bummer.

      Hopefully, we'll get it to all work out.

      Eldarose

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  3. I love parties and all these pretty party photos are making me happy! The yellow and blue color combination is fresh and clean and chic!

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    1. Holly,

      I love a good party, too. I especially like being a guest at a great party. It makes me feel so special. I'm glad you like the party pics. I do like yellow and blue. I normally like, lighter, more muted yellows and blues together, but this is a festive combo definitely.

      Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment.

      Eldarose

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  4. A plethora of beautiful tablescapes. Thanks for putting this together. I'll be excited to see your design for your mom's birthday party. Cherry Kay

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    1. Cherry Kay,

      Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. I'm glad you liked the inspiration pictures. I hope it all comes together for our mom.

      Btw, I will hopefully be dropping by your blog today. I saw your post on BNOTP and I immediately wanted to go by for a closer look. I just didn't have the time right then. I swear, having a blog is taking up much more of my blogland time than I ever imagined.

      Eldarose

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  5. Fabulous ideas!! Love the Navy and yellow :) I just started following you, found you through Harrison Home Blog :) love your stuff! Keep it coming! Would love it if you followed me back :)

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    1. Hi!

      Thank you for visiting and following. I believe we are following back everyone who is following us via GFC and Linky at this point. If I am mistaken, PLEASE let me know and I will try to correct it.

      I'm so glad you liked the ideas. I am hoping they work for the party.

      Eldarose

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  6. Stopping by from the Grow your blog {blog Hop}! http://queenofsavings.com

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    1. Justine,

      Thank you for visiting, commenting and following. We are following back I believe.

      Eldarose

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