Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sweet Sixteen Bday Party

My youngest daughter turned 16 Thursday. She loves the Twilight series, so of course wanted a Twilight party. We were doing it on a budget as well, so it's been quite a bit of running around these past couple weeks to accomplish it. I'm very pleased with how it turned out.

The color theme was officially red and black. The setting we were going for was elegant, a reflection on the party Edward's family threw for Bella, with candles and glam.  For this party, I was worried about many candles and lots of teenagers, so besides a couple of carefully placed red tapers, I set out a lot of the small flameless tea candles.  I placed several in glass bowls through the livingroom and dining area, which added an elegant sparkle. I don't know why I didn't take pictures of other areas, but I'm sure everyone can sympathize with how hard it is to journal an event when you're in the middle of making it happen.

 Besides the Twilight themed party ware, I had draped some sheer black material over a golden colored tablecloth I had purchased for a fall tablescape. Then we sprinkled rose petals from the dollar store and added some glitter, ala vampires in sunlight. A few pieces of crystal and silver candlestick added to the glamorous look. I also put black and red licorice sticks in a crystal vase.

For cake, we made cupcakes and ran out on a color copier some Twilight images for cupcakes I found on the internet.  Those were cut out and pasted onto toothpicks. They made cute cupcake picks, especially with the red and black tubing decorating the girls did. Then of course we put out lots of snack food and let everyone enjoy the party.

I'm linking with Marty for Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life.


Terri said...

Oh how fun1 You did a fab job making this Twilight party. I especially love the cupcakes.

crazymotheringchick said...

It all looks so nice. I like the licorice, that's a cool idea. There are really a lot of cute things here.

Love Letters From a Poet said... how in thee world did yooh do that???
cuhz whenever i post a blog..they only allow meh to put up one pix at a time:O

Jane said...

Jen, do you put in a return or something between them?

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a fun party. Love the licorice and everything looks fabulous. Such a great and creative idea. Thanks for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Blondie's Journal said...

It looks like your party had to be a success!

Great job!


Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter...this looks like great fun. I hosted a Twilight movie party last year for the premiere of the movie to DVD and we had a ball. You can find the post in my archives, if you'd like to take a look. Thanks so much for following my blog...I've signed up to follow you and look forward to getting to know you.