California Dreamin’ Party

Styled by Golden Arrow Events & Design

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Party checklist

You’re only 3 steps away from the perfect party.

Purchase

Review the blueprint and purchase the party items in a few easy steps.

Prep

Follow our easy ideas to wow your guests.

Assemble

Follow our timeline and party tips for seamless execution.

Purchase

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Prep

Prepare perfect party decor.

DIY Wallpaper Backdrop

Materials

  • Sponge and gentle cleaner (to clean the wall)
  • Tape Measure
  • Level
  • Steel Ruler or Straight Edge
  • Razor Knife
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Plastic Smoother 
  • Enlist a good FRIEND!!!

Directions

 

  1. Apply the self-adhesive wallpaper to wall or freestanding backdrop. Before you begin installing the wallpaper, prepare your surface by cleaning with a sponge and all-purpose cleaner.
  2. Start on the left side of the wall, measuring out from the corner the width of the paper and mark the wall lightly with pencil. Place your level on this mark and draw a straight line from the stop of the wall to the floor – this is going to be your guide for the first piece. Allow an extra couple of inches on top and bottom of the paper for trimming.

3. The paper is numbered on the back, so you will apply in sequence. You will start by peeling back about 10” of the backing. Apply the paper to the top of the wall, leave an extra inch or two for trimming later.  Align the right side of the paper to your pencil line you created in step 1. Lightly press the edge to the wall.

4. Continue to work from top to bottom, carefully pulling the backing way as you evenly press the paper to wall. Be careful not to pull or stretch the paper as it may cause the pattern not to align. It is best to have someone guide the paper along the seam, while the other person holds the other side of the paper slightly away from the wall until all seams in place.

5 Grab the handy plastic smoother, start at the top and guide the tool in a back and forth motion smoothing out in air bubbles and will also secure paper to the wall. Then you will trim off the extra paper from the top and bottom using a firm straight edge and razor knife.

6. Follow the above steps for the rest of the wallpaper.  Helpful tip: play some fun music and have fun! 

Assemble

Pull it all together in just a few easy steps.

Timeline

 

4 Weeks Prior

Send out invitations

Purchase party décor and supplies for DIY project

Place orders with vendors – bakery, catering, florist, furniture rentals (optional)

 

3 Weeks Prior

Order balloon garland (if not making it on your own)

 

1 Week Prior

Put aside items you will need for serving…trays, cake stands, etc.

Complete DIY project (installing wallpaper for backdrop)

 

3 Days Prior

Purchase all food and beverages needed for your party

 

1 Day Prior

Pre-set any party decor / set-up that you can

If hosting at a venue outside your home, organize all of the items you will bring. Helpful hint: place items in bins/bags specifically for each area – this will help keep you organized!

 

Day Of

Finish any final touches to kid’s table and decor

30 minutes before guest arrive, set out food, desserts and beverages

Estimated Budget

10 Kids

Decor: $400 – $600

Food & Beverage: $100 – $300

TOTAL: $500 – $900

Styling tips

Golden Arrow Events & Design shares its top tips for pulling off this event.

Tip 1

Instead of renting a kid’s table, you can use wooden coffee table and create a comfy seating area with pillows.

Tip 2

This theme can be used throughout the year, just remove the winter touches and add your personal touch!

Tip 3

Purchase Mud Cloth inspired pillows from Etsy, Amazon, or Cost Plus.

Tip 4

A good way to keep budget down, just go way out on a few areas of party — no need to deck out adult tables too much.

Tip 5

Create a fun activity for your guest based around your theme.

Vendor Credits

Design/Styling/Backdrop: Golden Arrow Events & Design | Photography: Roxanne Mcclure Photography | Party Blueprint: Black Twine

Florals: Bat Country Design | Triangle Fringe installment: Michelle Rogers Styling | Balloon installation: Best Creationz

Invitation suite: Lazy Creative Designs | Mud Cloth stocking: Labour of Love Crafts | Rentals: Nineteen27 Vintage Rentals

Kids clothing: Joy + Love | Cake: Amriels Cakes | Desserts: Sugar Crush Sweets

Bar: Bottle and Blooms | Laser cuts goods: Creative Amme  | Venue: RSVP Event Space

Photo booth: Strike The Pose Photobooth | Wall decal: Rocky Mountain Decals | Catering: LA Paris Creperie

Need Help?

Questions or can’t find an item? We can help! Email us at info@blacktwine.co

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