Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Frills and Ruffles Party Continues

Dear Diary,
Nothing is ever as effortless as it seems! And hosting a party is definitely NOT effortless!

12:00 AM - frantically pump up balloons to make balloon chandelier

Balloon Chandelier How-to:
Pump about 50 balloons in various sizes using a balloon pump. Attach 4’ of ribbons to each balloon. Pick one medium to large size balloon and hold the ribbon by the tip and let the balloon drop. This will be the lowest tip of the chandelier. Build your balloon chandelier by adding one balloon at a time and build up layers upward by adjusting the length of the ribbons in your palm. Once you’ve achieved the size of chandelier you like in width and height, twist all the ribbons in your hand and tie a knot. You can add large silk ribbons or bow to add texture to your chandelier!

Tips: Seal the balloons with plastic balloon clips so they can be reused for future events! Invest in a balloon pump ($5) to make the task much easier! I purchased the pearlized latex balloons, ribbons, pump, and balloon clips all from

9:00 AM – drive to SF Flower Mart to pick up fresh white and green hydrangeas to create the centerpieces. Pick up bright colored flowers to add pops of colors to your table setting

11:00 AM – pick up pre-ordered sandwiches and individual cakes from amazing local bakery Patisserie Philippe

12:00 PM – Set up the table with a table runner to add texture, layer with dessert plates, large modern serving plates, and colorful cake stands

2:00 PM – make-up artist Christina Chen arrives to doll up all the ladies

3:00 PM – free-lance photographer Brian Li captures the precious moments of the party and individual self-portraits for the ladies to keep!

6:30 PM – a glam dinner out in the town

What a day! And I loved every second of it!


Anonymous said...

Celebration sounds like a dream! And speaking of dreams, how dreamy is that table, food and all! Cute cute!

Anne Dee said...

You definitely did a great job planning this party. Everything looks so good! I really like the idea of the chandelier balloons. And the macaroons look so delish. I've yet to try it! Congratulations on your 100th post celebration. Can't wait to see what you'll have in store for us on your 200th post celebration :D!

.:Chelsey:. said...

Looks like all of your hard work definitely paid off!

Rajesh said... definitely throw great parties and thanks for the Balloon Chandelier how to..

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