Jessie and Irving's Chic Bay Area Wedding

One of our favorite events we coordinated this year was Jessie and Irving’s beautiful wedding reception at the historic Preservation Park in Oakland, California. Working with the couple's all-star team of vendors, we coordinated the set-up and breakdown of the 200+ guest wedding reception. We were so happy to see the Bride shed tears of joy upon seeing the full set-up of the reception (which was all completed within a two-hour window, whew!). As event coordinators, those moments of joy are what we live for! Big shout out to The Social Stylist for all their hard work the day-of with the decor and set-up.

We loved the touches of décor the couple chose from the custom acrylic welcome signs and table numbers, to the handmade wooden name cards and donut wall (with none other than Krispy Kreme donuts placed on the wall, yum!).

Jessie and Irving are a dynamite couple who are both very humble, professional, and kind. Wishing many blessings to them in their union!

Photos by: JBJ Pictures, french wedding and lifestyle photographer based in San Francisco.

Tacos & Tequila Summer Cocktail Party

One of our favorite events this Summer was a fun taco & tequila themed cocktail party we styled for a client in Rockridge. We added a bit of flair to the backyard party with custom signage, a fun photo wall, colorful paper lanterns, lime floral centerpieces and more all within one week from the original concept of the party theme. This was one memorable and enjoyable event!

Beauty and the Beast Enchanted Rose DIY Centerpiece Tutorial

We’re so excited about the release of the Beauty and the Beast movie remake that we decided to DIY a replica of the infamous enchanted rose.  The DIY enchanted rose can be used as a centerpiece for birthday parties, wedding showers, or even as decoration for your home.  It’s relatively inexpensive—$45 total to create ($30 with Michaels 40% coupon!) and took about 45 minutes to complete. We lucked out and found all the materials we needed at Michaels Arts & Crafts.  Check out the full tutorial below.  If there are any questions, feel free to shoot us a note at hello@theparkwayevents.com.

Time: 30-45 minutes

Cost: $45 (could be cheaper with a $40% Michaels Arts & Crafts coupon)

Materials (click on embedded links below to view where to purchase)

  • 2 red silk roses (one to hang in the centerpiece, the other for the loose petals on the bottom)
  • 1 tube of super glue
  • 1 pack of 3mm clear adhesive rhinestones
  • 1 roll of 0.25mm clear monofilament illusion cord
  • 1 clear or white flat two hole button 0.63 inch in size (we already had a button handy, but any of the smaller clear ones from this pack would work too)
  • 1 glass bell dome 11" tall (this is the recommended dome to use since the ball at the top of the dome conceals the adhesive used in the top inside of the dome)

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Latex gloves (to protect your hands from the super glue)
  • 1 sewing needle

Instructions

Click the pictures below for the full list of instructions for each step (hover over the image once clicked if instructions don't show immediately).

Chris and Cassie's Oakland Wedding

Congrats to the beautiful couple, Chris and Cassie, on their beautiful wedding at Preservation Park in Oakland.  They were so kind and easy to work with throughout the process.  Wishing the very best to these two!

Monkeying around at the zoo!

All the party animals were out for this fun zoo themed one year old birthday party at the Oakland Zoo.  Our favorite table decor detail were the animal figurines we spray painted silver. This addition was both easy and budget-friendly.  The party favors included animal crackers for the kids and banana bread for the adults...yum yum.

...we all scream for ice cream!

We planned a sweet ice cream birthday party for a special two year old boy!  The centerpieces were so much fun, inexpensive, and EASY to make.  Definitely one of our favorite parties from the year!

Sesame Street Birthday Party Decorations

We had so much fun creating this decor for a special 2 year old boy who loves Sesame Street and Elmo. More details about the supplies used can be found below the images.

Below is the supply list of the items shown above, click on the hyperlinked text to visit the product pages. Thanks!

Centerpiece:  Pom Pom-Etsy | Vase-Dollar Tree | Confetti-Party City | White Gumballs-Candy Machine

Guest book: Black frame-Dollar Tree | Sign-Etsy | Just One You book-Amazon  

Juice: Elmo's Fruit Punch-Whole Foods | Custom Sesame Street Food Label Sign

Cookie Monster Guessing Game: Black frame-Dollar Tree | Sign-Etsy | Glass jar-Amazon

Water bottle labels-Etsy

Favors: Elmo Cookie Favor Tags-Etsy | Custom Sesame Street Food Label Sign

DIY Photo booth: Black frame-Dollar Tree | Elmo Photo Prop Sign-Etsy | Photo props-Amazon |Polaroid Camera-Amazon

Birthday party sign-Etsy

Bow-tie Paper Napkins

We created these bow-tie napkins for a birthday party earlier this year.  They're super easy to make and will add the perfect detail to your party that your guests will love.

Bow-tie paper napkin instructions and supplies:

Instruction video by Sharon Chase:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVOC3Kdkz0E

Lunch Napkins:  Party City-Black Cross Hatch Lunch Napkins

Forks: Posh Party Supplies-Metallic Gold Forks

Ribbon:  Michaels-Satin Black Ribbon

Mini Glue Dots: Michaels-Mini Glue Dots Roll

Source: www.theparkwayevents.com