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Family celebrations are my thing. I love to plan and host holidays parties and also milestones from family members. There is just something so festive and sentimental about each and every celebration. But how and where to start cause there are a million big and small things to do before. I love to lay out all the things I have gotten so far on the same table to see how they will go toghether. This gives an impression on what won´t work, what I still need and how much space it is taking up.
How I plan our family celebrations
Color Theme and Invitations
The first thing I start with is the color. For me it is always the color theme and then I build around it. For Emilia´s baptism it was totally clear to me that I wanted an all blush theme so I went and picked invitations and ideas for a cake in the colors I wanted it to be and got the rest from there.
For Helena´s baptism I wanted the majority of things to be in a gorgeous eucalyptus shade. I always loved the way this frosted green looked and now is finally the time I can use it for her big day.
The invitations are from kartenmacherei.de. I get all of our cards there. Our first Christmas card was printed by them as well as our wedding invitations and everything for following events. The quality and service is always perfect, the shipping is fast and the price is very reasonable for the gorgeous cards.
Table Setting and Decor
After that I start planning on the table scape / setting. For this event we don´t have a classical seating around our dinner table causer there will be too many people so I made the dinner table the main focus with the decor, the flowers and all the food. So for eating and drinking we are going to use bar tables all around the living room. Of course there will also be decor there but way less.
The cake is going to be the main attraction and from there I am building around with vases and beautiful flowers and candle holders. I love sequins so I got these emerald green table runner from etsy. They are a little darker than the actual colors I am using but they fit great. Having the cupcakes, napkins and cake equipment on one side and the etagere with little sandwiches and plates on the other.
Putting the drinks on a bart cart seperate from the dinner table was one of the best ideas cause it will be less crowded everywhere. I think I am adding a little hot chocolate station cause in the midst of November what hot drink could be more fitting.
So for backdrops I have had several things. From a tassel garland to a ballon arch to paper rosettes but the ballons are definitely my favorite.