For my mom’s 55th birthday, she decided to gather her ten closest friends and make a girls trip to NYC. On the agenda: fancy dinners, Broadway shows, and even night clubs, but I wanted to make sure to throw some sort of FH element into the mix. I decided the perfect way todo so would be to host a Pre-Theatre Happy Hour – with a gorgeous champagne and desserts spread at Chateau FH for the ladies to enjoy.
To make it extra special I added some personalized touches which made some great birthday party ideas. Since Moet & Chandon Rose Champagne was on the menu, I loved the idea of custom straws to enhance my bar area. I found an amazing Etsy shop called Sheppardely that made hand calligraphied ones that could be tailored to say whatever you want, so I ordered two sets. On the first set I had “Leslie’s 55th” on the one side and her birth date on the other. On the second set I had them write “Party Time” on both sides. Mixed together, they were beyond cute!
On my dessert table, which I displayed front and center on my coffee table, I put together a cupcake tower using the most adorable mini cupcakes by Baked by Melissa accompanied by a glass full of C. Wonder Pom Poms. The pom poms were more for show since there weren’t any cocktails to mix. I then took mini Michael Aram picture frames and used them as buffet labels. In my entryway I filled the frames with labels that read “Leslie’s Birthday Bash,” a perfect photo op idea.
On my coffee table: Jonathan Adler Charade Tiered Studded Vase with an assortment of Peonies, C. Wonder Silver Pom Pom Drink Stirrers, Michael Aram coral mini frames, and a large cake stand filled with Baked by Melissa Cupcakes. Then at the Bar, was a Champagne Party Foil Art Print alongside a bucket of Moet & Chandon Champagne and a display of Custom Straws.
The evening was an absolute success! The women had a blast sipping champagne and loved the bite size treats, while the birthday party decor couldn’t have been more adorable – it was 100% an FH approved soiree!
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