December 19, 2012

Party Planning

This year I'm excited to host a christmas party that sparkles, shimmers and shines. Something with lots of gold glitter, silver twinkle and a sense of being enveloped in a midnight black mystery. There'll also be a surprise woodland theme.

Step one in describing my vision to my co-host is to create a mini table-setting. I gathered my supplies from the Artfull Crafts Shop and started crafting. The rustic comes from elements like the picket fence, foliage and nest of twigs. Sprayed with gold mist, sprinkled with gold dust and embellished with pearl and rhinestone sparkle starburst, they get a sort of gucci-fied transformation.

Not being much of a turkey eater, I propose goose confit for the table as symbolised by this origami bird place card. I used a snow swirl vellum and followed the folding instructions in this video. And since we are celebrating, no boring white linen, instead some gold tulle to add to the festive mood.

After dinner there will be chocolate truffles presented tto the guests in individual treat holders. This example is folded from one piece of 6" paper and has a self-locking mechanism. Just to fancy it up I pushed some crystal and pearl pins through the top.

Everything is starting to feel really festive and I'm getting into the mood to party this holiday season.

Linking up to these parties.

Supplies : Kaisercraft (Turtle Dove Bird's Nest, Wood Flourishes Twig &Berry, 13th Hour Jewels, Metalic Gold Paint), Webster's Pages (Let's Celebrate Pins& Trim), Echo Park Everyday Eclectic Kraft Doily,  Karen Forster Sparkle Burst Brads, Fundamentals Wedding Words Rub-on, Scrap Matrix Out There Chippy Lattice, Cristina Re Transparency Provincal White, Jenni Bowlin  Doily Flowers, Ranger Ink (Perfect Peal Mist Heirloom Gold, Stickles Dry Fine Glitter Gold Rod)


monia said...

i love your works! :)

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Sandy, these are so delicate and beautiful. Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Jenna LaFevor said...

Love these! They are so beautiful, the gold is gorgeous!

Jenna @