I love to create a fun birthday celebration and making guests feel so special. I loved designing this 18th birthday party for our dear family friend. This is such a fun boho surfer theme and the color scheme was so soft and sophisticated looking. Here are the details to create this fun theme.
I created this theme because the birthday girl recently learned how to surf and loves neutral colors and organic looking decor. So the boho surfer girl theme came to my head. I wanted to give this an organic and neutral feel. Something soothing, feminine and soft but not overly girly. The organic elements of the table made this a casual yet chic vibe.
I started with natural tones of jute, bamboo and rattan. Then incorporated soft blush and rusty tones for some added color. Dried palms, pampas grass and green palms made a perfect color combo with the beautiful flowers.
One of my favorite things to do for party’s is create a fun party favor for the guests. I also like to incorporate them into the tablescape to complete the look. These little gable boxes are perfect to fill with all kinds of goodies. Then I just embellish them with various flowers and ribbon.
They also make great place card for the place settings . I just make labels and fun sayings on my computer and print them off at home. Usually the saying is a hint to what’s inside the favor box. For this party, I added the birthday girls favorite candy.
For the place settings I started with the rattan placemats, layered on a pretty palm leaf and then some disposable bamboo plates. I just love the organic feel of the plates and wanted easy care and cleanup. I originally was going to use pink linen napkins, but decided to go with a natural napkin and flatware that would also be disposable.
For the centerpiece, I used a wood stand for the base and then created an arrangement with flowers, dried palms, babies breath and candles. I kept it low so that guests could see each other over the center. I also created a focal wall by covering the china cabinet with a painters drop cloth. I had a pretty balloon arch made and created this pretty sign on the computer. Then, I tucked in a few flowers, pampas grass and some dried palms to mimic the table centerpiece.
For the cake, I bought a 3 layer plain cake then added my own embellishments to it. I ordered the personalized surfboard and eighteen along with edible flowers and leaves to dress it up. To create a sand look, I sprinkled on some brown sugar around the base and on the top. It was pretty easy and felt more customized for the birthday girl. I love the simplicity of it and she loved the whole look!
Overall it was such a wonderful celebration and the birthday girl loved every detail. I loved making her feel special and capturing all of her favorite things. Since we also had her dad and brother’s there, I wanted to be sure it was still comfortable for them and this theme worked out perfectly.
For more party ideas and inspiration you can check out these posts How To Create A Beautiful And Fun Boho Themed Party,Creating A Beautiful & Simple Dinner Party, How To Create A Beautiful, Summer Cherry Themed Tablesetting
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