You may recall me mentioning my sister’s nautical themed surprise 30th BBQ which we held recently. We had so much fun, and she was soooo surprised!
I thought I’d just post a few images of the party so you can see all the nautical details that went into making this the best party ever!
I made these ‘mad-libs’ type things for Anna. I mocked them up on Illustrator and got them professionally printed. They went down a treat, and some of the things people wrote were hilarious! The crate behind was used for cards and pressies, and I added a bit of mini bunting onto it to keep it within the theme.
The table was decorated with blue anchor confetti, with the cake and cupcakes, as well as blue and red cups, napkins, paper straws, and white wooden window boxes lines with napkins and filled with crisps. Yum!
We made some cutlery and napkin rolls using some mint Polos and string for a nautical twist.
I made red and blue cupcakes, as well as the main birthday cake (read this post about how I made it!).
My sister had a BBQ in my parents garden for her 18th with a bouncy castle, so we thought we’d keep the tradition going and hire one for her 30th. Although this time there were quite a few little kiddie-winks to take advantage of it.
I bought this nautical mirror from The Range, which fitted with the theme perfectly.
We finished off the garden with big ’30′ silver helium balloons, and red, white and blue balloons tied in a bunch and secured into the ground using tent pegs.
I also made about 30 metres of nautical themed bunting and hung it all around the conservatory and pergola.
And last but not least I had her friends send me some hilarious photos of her throughout the years, and added a few cute baby ones to the mix and made this huge ’30′ collage.
For more inspiration, checkout my Nautical Themed Party Pinterest board.
I’ve only posted the ‘before’ pictures. As soon as the party kicked off it got rather messy! But it was such a brilliant day. Here are just two of my sister and I enjoying ourselves. You can probably guess how things ended…
I thought I’d add a little animated fun to my Motivational Monday today.
So cute, and so wise!
Have a great week everyone.
Last weekend I headed off to the Sorting Office in Eastleigh for a day of bangle making with six other ladies. The workshop was hosted by Joanne Tinley – I’ve had a private lesson with her before, so knew I was in for a great day.
The workshop taught us how to make an anti-clastic bangle. The ‘anti-clastic’ bit is talking about the shape. In the same way that a Pringle crisp curves outwards, so do these bangles. This outward curve is called anti-clastic.
It was a really fun day. Joanne does more than just show you how to do it – she really takes the time to explain what to do and why, so you really get a good understanding of the process.
It ran from 10am-4pm, although we were all such excellent students we finished early!
It’s really got me wanting to get back into jewellery making. I do dabble a bit here and there, but I really want to make sure I put time aside on a regular basis to do it. I’ve got a lot of the kit now, so it seems a shame not to make the most of it.
So you may start to see more jewellery posts on here soon!
Victoria, x victoriachapman.co.uk