Here’s a celebration that was one week in the making. But my-oh-my how pretty it turned out with all the little hand-made pinwheels we had as our main decor :) Special thanks to Krissy Rodriguez of Little People Photography for recommending me to Mommy Hennie, and for sharing with me her snapshots from that bright afternoon.
The Japanese Room at Circles already had an orange and green motif for its interiors, so during my initial meeting with the Mom, I suggested to her that we play with these colors too for the decor. No need to re-invent the wheel when coming up with a theme or color story for your parties. A lot of times, it’s wiser to work with the aesthetics of your space so that the look of your party is coherent with the structure. :)
So from the Oranges and the Greens of the venue, below is the invite we designed for Baby Garrett’s baptism.
Two long tables were lined up with happy floral arrangements in our key colors. The pinwheels added a whimsical and dreamy feeling to the centerpieces!
For this party, we hand-made a little over 100 pinwheels in complementing paper prints. If you’re crafting pinwheels too, and are wondering where to get good paper, just head on down to the gift wrapping section of any bookstore for a wide array and selection of wrapping paper. We just used gift wrappers for this project, and the key to really making this work is to pick out combinations that will highlight your color story well :)
Guests were encouraged to write special messages for Baby Garrett on his baptism day.
Garrett’s accent table which doubled as a display area for his most precious things! Never underestimate the magic behind seemingly mundane objects. A pinwheel is such a simple craft project, and yet, when done in multiplicity, can beautify any space instantly.
Garrett’s baby items with anecdotes from the Mom :)
Feeling up to the challenge of creating your own Pinwheel Party? :) Follow the instructions below to create your own version of these fun, little objects!