It is with great pleasure that I introduce to you my Summer Boho New Year’s Eve party!! My absolute passion for bright colours found an unhindered outlet in this concept and design. As mentioned in my previous post, I wanted to break away from the traditional colour schemes usually associated with New Year’s Eve and bring a truer reflection of our lengthy Australian summer days to the table.
I found some beautiful multicoloured feathers on sale ( the pretty ones hanging down underneath the orange cake stand from Lark Store below) on one of my favourite online party stores, The Little Big Company, which became the inspiration for the whole design. I quickly added more feathers, bright coloured pom pom trims, fabric scraps and perhaps my favourite element in the whole party, four beautifully neon faux reindeer from a supermarket of all places!! Score! Nothing like a post Christmas sale!
I made all of my daughters crochet buntings for Christmas, so I used one of them to complement my backdrop. Again, I found another bargain in Spotlight with this gorgeous hot pink chalkboard frame on sale. The cheap wooden deer head, from Mega Chioce, was given new life with a coat of aqua paint and some feathers.
I discovered the absolute bliss of using a can of spray paint, transforming a kind of ugly coloured cake stand I had sitting in the back of my cupboard. My greatest triumph by far though, was making my own cake stands from IKEA candle holders that I also had lying around unused, and gluing old op shop plates to them. Winner!
Early on in my concept I knew that I wanted to use coconut covered white chocolate Tim Tam pops as the main dessert feature. I kept them neutral in order to decorate each pop with a bright feather and coloured string. This enhanced my Boho theme and I loved how they looked all together.
Mini vanilla cupcakes complemented the pops and my signature Nutella Cheesecake mousse pots tied with bright fabric scraps and hot pink party spoons were placed in neat little rows along the back of the table.
For weeks beforehand, when I should have been focussing on my Christmas preparations, I was a busy bee decorating mason drinking jars. I discovered the versatility of Washi Tape and had fun decorating jars, bottles and straws for the drink station. I found cheap hot pink paper roses for $1:00 a packet, which I tied around each jar with coloured string.
My daughters helped by decorating individual name tags and writing the sign to instruct guests to keep their jar with them for the night!
I keep thinking that every party I do is my favourite. This Summer Boho theme was definitely one that gave me enormous pleasure to create and was a fitting way to bring in the New Year. I hope you enjoyed it too. xx