Monday, April 27, 2009

Hot Off the Press!

While enjoying the beautiful summerlike weather on Saturday, I stopped by my favorite paperie, Paper-Source in Old Town. Picked up some plum and pool cardstock and ribbon to get started on mockups for a client's ceremony program. Here's what I ended up with by Sunday!

The simple half fold...

And now for some fun layered programs!

Looking forward to seeing which one she chooses!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Meredith's Bat Mitzvah

Meredith's Mardi Gras Bat Mitzvah was this weekend. From what I hear she was calm, cool and collected all day- and didn't slip up at all, absolute perfection! Even her mom couldn't believe how calm she was, (in mom's words...this is my daughter? I must be stressed and nervous enough for the both of us!)

The festivities were held at The Legacy Hotel in Rockville, MD. While dinner was held inside the restaurant, the dance, Adult lounge, and ice cream sundae & candy bar were held in the Meeting Centre, which can accomodate up to 275 guests for a seated dinner reception. Unique Dreams DJ's kept the hundred middle schoolers going strong with a plethora of activites. The DJ, MC and Dancers kept the energy high and led dances. Guests were greeted with mardi gras beads at the door, pop music flowing from the speakers. Faux casino games were available on one side of the dance floor. In the lobby, a photo booth let friends pose for photos, have them printed and put into their choice of fun frames to keep as a souvenir. At 9pm the ice cream sundae bar opened- which kept the kids dancing for another few hours!

The Mardi Gras theme flowed throughout each of the rooms- from balloons and oversized masks in the kids party room, to low, sophisticated centerpieces in the Adult Lounge, to the bright and vibrant centerpieces on teh cocktail rounds and guest tables. Green, purple and gold linens were used intermittently and layered onto one another to create a rich color explosion in the room. Oversized masks and artwork on the walls personalized the space enhanced the overall decor of the room.

Even Meredith's candle lighting ceremony had a hint of Mardi Gras- we put taper candles inside different heights of glasses filled with some special beads she caught while on her service trip to New Orleans.

Mazal tov, Meredith!