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CHIC FLORAL FIESTA

By Tara at One Stylish Party

Get your maracas ready, because today I am sharing the details from the Chic Floral Fiesta that I recently hosted with Black Twine, as seen on Martha Stewart! While I don’t necessarily need a reason to entertain, holidays such as Cinco de Mayo provide the perfect excuse to throw a party! I decided to invite a few of my closest girlfriends together for a fiesta that I hosted in a gorgeous industrial venue with soaring windows and ceilings. I’ve found that a great way to personalize a popular party theme is to use unexpected colors, so I went with an all-white color pallet with pops of mint green and pink to give the party a modern, feminine Mexican vibe.

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CREDITS:

Photography: Brittany Gidley Photography | Styling + Balloons: One Stylish Party | Collaboration Partner: Black Twine

Venue: Market Square | Florals: Ashley’s Floral | Rentals: Borrow Rentals

Tequila: Casamigos Tequila | Candy: Sugarfina | Pinatas: Lula Flora

Cake: Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes | Stationary: Minor Details CLE | Papel Picado: Mesa Chic

Calligraphy: Seaworthi | Linens: Wolf & Irving | Cookies: Itty Bitty Bakeshop

Food Styling: Teaspoon of Sparkle | Hair: Hair by Mackenzie | Cocktail Styling: Cocktails and Spanx

Sign Holders: Esselle | Party Napkins: Slant Collections | Drink Stirrers: Eliza Made | Dinnerware: Pier1

MARTHA STEWART PROJECT

Story by By Alexandra Lim-Chua Wee // Photos by Brittany Gidley Photography

This idea comes from Tara Berger of One Stylish Party. They were featured at her Cinco de Mayo Floral Fiesta in collaboration with Black Twine, calligraphy provided by Seaworthi, and linens provided by Wolf & Irving. "Whenever I am styling a party, I always like to come up with a DIY project to add to the décor," Berger says. "For my Chic Floral Fiesta, I decided to personalize plain maracas with fun fiesta phrases and a gold leaf finish. This project was simple, inexpensive, and helped to tie the party details together." These maracas can be passed out to guests as party favors or, if hand-lettered in their name, a fun take on a place card. If you're setting a formal dining table as part of the celebrations, a bouquet-style napkin fold adds to the presentation.

 SEE THE WHOLE TUTORIAL HERE: https://www.marthastewart.com/1527732/gilded-maracas