Thursday, September 4, 2014

Royal Purple Birthday Party

I love throwing a party for a guest of honor - planning the theme based around their personal preferences is such a fun gift to someone. In this case, the birthday boy was British, so I decided on a color scheme of royal purple with gold accents. Plus lots of British chocolate and his favorite dessert, chocolate mousse, in lieu of birthday cake. (Which nearly killed me, but I managed.)
Giant Round Balloons - they could have been blown up bigger but I was worried they wouldn't fit through the door! 
Perhaps the biggest hit of the party were these photo party hats. I followed the tutorial found on Sugar and Charm.
British chocolates from Dewey's Candy in Dumbo were supposed to be party favors, but the birthday boy insisted on keeping them all for himself! 
The cocktail of the evening was a gin-spiked tarragon lemonade.
Guests were ask to fill out these pre-addressed cards, complete with vintage stamps from Verde Studio, that prompted them to fill in their wish for the birthday boy's upcoming year. 
Chocolate mousse with fresh whipped cream and strawberries in individual cups with wooden spoons
Purple m&m cookies, recipe by Bake or Break

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