I recently co-hosted a (pre) Mother's Day Cocktails & Crafting Party with my friends and fellow nursery school moms Chase Beckerman & Stephanie Nortman, as a fundraiser for our school. Twink + Sis designed it, Chase supplied a flight of delish spring cocktails from Stillhouse Moonshine and Stephanie provided her stunning home as the venue. We had such a fun night and were honored to have the party featured on ELLE Decor last week. Now I get to share even more images and details with you on the blog today! All images by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.
Since the party was in honor of our fellow moms, we wanted to make the decor really feminine, with touches of pinks, peach and gold. The vintage runner and gold candlesticks had a glamorous 1960’s feel that contrasted really well with the bare wood tables and marble serving platters.
The original plan was to have the party outside but it ended up pouring rain that day! Luckily the modern farm tables and wooden bistro chairs (from Circa Vintage Rentals) worked just as well inside Stephanie's home. It was an indoor garden party!
Our friends at Makers Mess brought in the craft and all of its elements -- including an instructor who helped guide us through through the whole process. Each guest was greeted at their place setting with materials for seed bracelet making, including a gold or silver charm they could hammer with special letters or numbers of their choosing. A lot of us did our kids' initials!
Iris & Daughter created stunning floral arrangements in a palette of pinks, white, coral and yellow — using anemones, ranunculus, peonies and wax flowers. The modern white hexagonal vases were the perfect offset to the feminine flowers.
Pretty Rosaline goblets from Borrowed Blu.
Loved these gold and white hexagonal runners paired with the fuchsia-bordered napkins -- both from Hostess Haven.
The goal was to create a comfortable and intimate table where our guests could enjoy their drinks and conversation, while still being able to focus on their bracelet-making. Keeping that in mind, Whisk and Whittle created four delicious sweet & savory bites that we served right there on the table.
Asparagus crostini with fresh ricotta, lemon zest & pink pepper.
Tomato & zucchini polenta cakes with roasted corn salsa.
Fig Crostini with goat cheese, truffle honey and fig jam.
Lemon tartlets with raspberry drizzle and fresh berries.
Stillhouse Moonshine created an amazing flight of spring cocktails for the evening. I loved the way the bar looked!
“A Sip of Spring” - A blend of Stillhouse Peach Tea Whiskey, organic fresh peach agave lemonade and fresh organic raspberries.
I obviously couldn't wait to get my paws on it.
"Pineapple Express" - Stillhouse Coconut Whiskey, fresh pineapple juice, lavender and fresh blueberries.
"Mint Condition” - Stillhouse Mint Chip Whiskey mixed with soda, chocolate shavings and fresh mint.
After the instructor got us acquainted with what we were doing, we got rolling with our bracelet-making!
If you are looking to host a similar party at home, you can! Makers Mess actually created a seed bead bracelet party kit with everything you need for your next crafting party. I included it here in my May Favorites!
We did it! (iPhone pic by me)
Thank you to my beautiful co-hosts and all of the lovely ladies who attended!!
Happy Mother's Day!! xoxoxo!!
Party Design: Twink + Sis
Photography: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography
Cocktails: Stillhouse Moonshine
Craft: Makers Mess
Flowers: Iris & Daughter
Food/Dessert: Whisk and Whittle
Rentals: Circa Vintage Rentals
Glassware: Borrowed Blu
Linens: Hostess Haven
Candles: Yummi Candles
Laurén's Dress: For Love & Lemons
Laurén's Braid: 901too