I am so happy to be sharing photos from the masquerade party I’ve been talking about for months! It was a special party for my dear friend (aka brother from another mother) and I’m honored to show off a few of the Birthday bash decor details. A 30th Birthday party should be celebrated in a big way so when the Birthday boy told me he wanted a masquerade party with a touch of fancy I was all kinds of thrilled, I’m always game to get fancy for fun.
The Birthday boy and his better half actually changed the paint on the walls of their home before the party, true story. They have been wanting to update their wall color for some time and the masquerade bash was the perfect time to do so. Not to sound like a party planning diva but I’m so glad they did! The new color went perfect with the candle lite soiree and party colors; white, black and gold.
The fancy yet minimal dessert table was a hit! I found glass decor pieces to showcase in place of traditional flowers and they can easily double as New Years eve decor. The cluster of paper and plastic lanterns were a steal from the Martha Stewart JCPenney line. I got a call from the birthday boy after the party and they decided to leave the lanterns up a little longer. Yay me!
A close friend of the Birthday boy made the cake (wow) and I picked up brownies and black and white cookies to compliment. The amazing glittery Oreos where created by Love and Sugar Kisses and they flew off the cake stand in minutes! I told my gal Maria the party theme and colors and as usual she totally blew me away. They look too pretty to eat but you must, they are divine. To add a salty and unique touch to the traditional dessert table I made popcorn and chocolate covered bacon. Many people where shocked by the combo but I think it was pure genius. Traditional butter popcorn with a chocolate drizzle and chocolate covered bacon pieces to accent the fancy boxes and BAM!, best dessert table snack ever.
We wanted an ambiance during the party so we used white lights under the entry table as well as under the drink and dessert tables. I can’t throw a party without fresh flowers. Adding in a glittery 30 sign, gold painted feathers and a gold mask, I made two small arrangements that fit the party theme perfectly.
The drink table consisted of some spumante with raspberries, a white sangria and sparkling water.. everything had to sparkle, wink wink. A gold linen along with black and white stripe straws completed the drink table giving another minimal yet fancy display.
The photo booth section was my absolute favorite! Having the option to get silly while you sit or stand was ideal. Their white couch rocks! We draped a roll of shimmer ribbon on the backdrop along with strands of lights to go with the overall Birthday party display style. I also had two jumbo gold balloons tied to the sites of the photo booth but wasn’t able to capture it in this photo, bummer. I must add it was good practice taking photos in a room with no lighting and in the evening.
We ended the party with sky lanterns (coolest thing ever) and sparklers. All parties should end that way.
Here’s a photo of the Birthday boy, his better half and my bestie. This is my favorite photo of the evening, I’m SO glad we decided to have a confetti toss.
Until the next party…