We love a good play on words and a gem themed first birthday party for a baby girl who is a total gem is totally perfect! So bring on the diamonds, gemstones, and sparkles! Jenny at Forrest and J filled the party with fun details such as metallic balloons, lucite signage, gemstone place mats, and a sweet dessert display. We think this theme is not only the perfect fit for baby, but also inspiring for a Galentine’s or grown up birthday party too!
Jenny says, Meagan from MV Florals and I teamed up to create an original GEM themed party for a special little 1 year old, Alivia. Her Mom thinks of her as the perfect gem and wanted to incorporate this fun theme for all to enjoy. Our challenge was to think of something original for the gem theme and find a color palette that was cohesive with the winter weather season.
Olivia’s mom loved the colors pink and purple, so I decided to play off the purple palette that most are weary of even attempting. My amazing friend Rachel, from Bonjour Fete, creates insane balloon installs and this is where my purple vision took the cake! With a color wheel of purples, from eggplant to lilac, we decided to mix in some gem metallics like rose gold and gold mylar. The large garland over the adult table was a showstopper and no doubt, the selfie icon of the night!
A kids table was a must for this themed event. I loved this Spoonflower.com design I spied and turned the roll of custom wrapping paper into placemats. Gem cut colored crayons and personalized coloring books were fun goodies for the kids during the event.
Pink and Purple can be hard to get just right without going over the top girly, so I had Meagan throw in some deep purples to play off the gem themed arrangements. The dessert backdrop was definitely going to be the main event with the biggest bling you’ve ever seen! A 3ft laser cut gem by Prim and Pixie was floral-ized to sparkly perfection by MV Florals.