When I started thinking about Sienna’s first birthday in May, I knew I wanted a specific color – emerald. Being the graphic designer geek that I am, when emerald was announced to be the Pantone color of the year for 2013, I knew it was meant to be. Plus it happened to be May’s birthstone and Sienna is born in May. That’s when I decided to combine the color and the gem for an emerald gem themed first birthday.
As soon as the theme was decided my mind started thinking of all the possibilities and what could be done. With an emerald gem theme I knew one thing there would be green. Emerald green is a pretty dark color so I wanted to focus on lighting it up a notch and thought that mint greens and light blue with a touch of gold might just be it. I could have gone for brighter colors (I love fuchsia and emerald green), but it was a gem party and I wanted it to reflect the maturity of the stone. (Well to a certain extent… it is a first birthday party.)
Once I decided on a color scheme, I designed an inspiration board to guide me along in the planning process. I present you the official : C’est la Fête : Emerald Gem inspiration board.
All the Inspiration images used to create this inspiration board can be found on my pinterest board: C’est la Fête : Emerald Gem
1,2,3 – 36″ Latex Balloons : Sucre + Confetti | 4 – Sugared Gem Cookie : Cupcake et Macaron| 5- 40″ One Gold Mylar Balloon : : Sucre + Confetti | 6 – 1L Swing Top Glass Bottle : Amazon : 7 – Emerald Paper Straws | 8- Gold Cake Stand : A Fabulous Fete | 9 – Green polkadot treat bags : Sucre + Confetti | 10 – Wooden Bamboo Forks : Sucre + Confetti | 11 – Green Eco-Bunting : Sucre + Confetti
Stay tuned for pictures of the actual party.