Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to spend wonderful two days surrounded by inspiring people, setting up my table design for the Operation Shower Event at the Bethpage Park in New York . All I can say is WOW, what an amazing and fun experience it was. I am so grateful it happened and that I can now share it with you all.
As I had mentioned briefly in this post, I had been invited to style and execute one of the tables in which guests would be seated at this event. The design guidelines were simple. All of the designers and I were asked to incorporate the following into our tables design:
- the printable graphic designs from Paper & Cake
- the beautiful fabrics from Carousel Designs
- the super cute products from Garnish
and most importantly implement our creativity to bring about a fun book inspired table design for the deserving moms attending this event.
So without further ado here are pictures from my Aqua Blue + Lime Green Book Inspired Table Design:
For this table, I created a Tree centerpiece that carried a special message. As we all know, reading is important. Especially reading to children because not only it helps them learn but it also spark their imagination and allows dream. Therefore, I feel that our imagination and dreams connect us to one another. The idea for this table was to try to translate this message with the use of the tree, stacks of books, mini green lamps and the words “READ” and “BOOKS”. The books were all covered in beautiful lime green, aqua blue and white paper wrap jackets which were embellished with the same printable designs and titled some “ABC” and “1,2,3″. The table was completed with 2 small White centerpieces around it. The style for this table was modern, chic and playful.
To make it fun and playful I used the Snow White Story books as placemats. The open books displayed an image of a big green tree found in the story. The “placemats” were topped with white plates, the utensils and Aqua Blue Napkins which displayed a bookmark on top. Also on top of the placemats, I placed the clear acetate boxes from Garnish which held delicious Oreo Truffles from Sprinkle Parade.
CHAIRS: The white folding chairs were accented with a Aqua Blue Zig Zag Print which were detailed with same Green or Blue fabric used for the table runners. These were placed to left-side and tight with a thin white ribbon.
I absolutely loved working on my table. I loved the theme, color scheme, the fun elements used and not only that but that deserving moms who had the opportunity to attend, got to sit there while being showered at this event. I also loved the fact that this pretty design can easily be modified to translate into a book inspired birthday party or bridal shower!
Here a peek at the other designers beautiful table designs.
Last but not least, I enjoyed working with Amy and all of the amazingly talented designers with whom I got pleasure to share in this experience. A special THANK YOU to Sprinkle Parade for donating their delicious and super cute Oreo Truffles for my table’s guests. Also a big Thank You to Yari Gomez for her awesome assistance with the setup.
I hope you enjoyed this post. Stay tuned for Part 2 where I will be sharing more on this wonderful and meaningful event.