When you are crafty and creative, friends and family often request (or in some cases, enlist) for you to design and implement party décor and favors for their fetes. But when it’s your best friend’s 30th birthday, the pressure to deliver something completely thematic, tailor made and on a shoe string budget then, it is time to break out the glue, tissue paper and beer (strictly for the empty bottles…) and call in the reserves for glitter duty.
The birthday girl loves Martha Stewart, the color pink, sparkles and gummy sharks. The party location was in the backroom of our favorite gin joint and required a lot of visual impact, but needed to be disposed of quickly when the room opened up for public debauchery – completely unlike our refine and tasteful gathering.
The canopy of Martha Stewart inspired pom-poms invited guest to nibble on a vast array of gummy candies and savories served in glitter covered metal pails purchased at a local gardening supply store. While wine bottles and beer bottles also covered in glitter served as candle sticks to illuminate the dim room.
partyjeanie’s sage words of advice:
- Use double the amount of tissue paper the MS instructions state. This will ensure a full size bloom.
- Martha Stewart fine glitter provides maximum coverage in minimal amounts.
- Use blu tack for quick removal and a stain free surface.
- Corona beer bottles have painted labels, which give a seamless effect when covered in glitter and glue.
- Be prepared to be covered in glitter for 3-5 days…