To celebrate Ali’s bachelorette party, a group of us rented a house in Palm Springs, CA for the weekend. I was charged with organizing and decor. As a paper nerd / DIY enthusiast, I was horrified at the tackiness of all things bachelorette. From the Barbie pink colors, to the plastic tacky phallic decor, I had to DIY some elegant & chic alternatives! I wanted to break the mould by using an elegant color palette, a fun mix of materials / shapes, elegant type, and no glitter (I hate glitter).
Here is some inspiration that I found on the Etsy that were cool but still not cutting it for me. Lia Griffith’s Fairy Paper Crown was a huge inspiration in making this crown for Ali. Ali has simple and elegant taste with a love for patterns!
Color Palette — I love the idea of mixing gold/embossed textures with dark hues and minimal pinks.
- Adobe Illustrator for custom artwork
- Cricut Explore Air for all of the electronic cutting.
- Gold embossed paper 5 sheets
- Pink paper 5 sheets
Behind the scene process shots, for their hilarity and amusement.
The decor items were a hit!
I can’t really post any other pics since we were sworn not to post from the bachelorette. But I’ve receive a lot of great feedback and will be setting up an online shop for the elegant party peckers, so stay tuned!