DIY | GATSBY DREAM - Birthday Party Theme
This past weekend a client trusted that I turn her garage into a ‘Gatsby Dream’ for her 17th birthday. I was thrilled when she told me her theme for the party, as I am a huge fan of the book along with the spectacular film. There is something so magical about the 1920′s that can never be duplicated.
Per usual I thrifted for most of the decorations, bought them at the Dollar Store, or Party City. Remember, with a little imagination and DIY, your money can go a long way in decor.
Below you will find a brief description on how I put together some of the decorations from the party:
Floral Center Pieces: made entirely from candle holders and a vase stacked and glued together from Dollar Tree. The flowers were attached to a foam ball which was then glued to the top of the base.
Gold Jars/Wine Bottles: I recycled old wine bottles and misc. thrifted containers and revamped them by spray painting them gold. Most spray paint is suited for glass, but be sure and ask your local craft store when purchasing the spray paint.
Candy Holders/Trays: All made from jars, candle holders, and silver trays from Dollar Tree! I simply took a candle holder and hot glued it underneath a silver tray or glass jar/container. The variety in sizes and height make any dessert bar look stunning.
Cupcake Toppers: My client purchased Sprinkles Cupcakes and we then turned them into a cupcake cake. The toppers were created with white and gold glittery foam paper which were then hot glued onto a toothpick and placed in the center of each cupcake.
Dessert Table Background: The background was inspired by the iconic image found in the film. I created the background using a science experiment board, crazy, right? I then took black thick poster board and cut out one inch stripes, which were then glued onto the board in the patter you see above. The ‘K’ was a pre-made wood ‘K’ found at Michael’s Craft Store which was spray painted gold, then glued onto the board as well.
Photo Booth Background: The background was put together by putting two silver fringe curtains from Party City. Each 8ft long curtain runs at $8.99. I then interweaved a gold fringe curtain from Party City as well. Super quick and easy to assemble, but so festive!
Art Work/Paintings: I recycled the art work used from another decorating gig. I found these stunning photos online and had them all enlarged and printed. Printing images in that size can run expensive, but always look at your local thrift stores for paintings or art that goes well with your theme.
Hope you guys get some insight and inspiration on how you can create and throw a Gatsby themed party of your own.
Sending all of you lots of love and light,
Ps. Doesn’t my client look absolutely stunning in her 1920′s inspired dress?! I may have to borrow it sometime…