This is a continuation of “Pearls, Lace and Diamonds! A Girl’s Best Friends!”, Part 1.
Take a look at “Paper Lace” Inspiration for lots of ideas for decorating with paper lace and lace doilies. Decorate all your table surfaces with paper lace flowers and doily liners under party bowls and trays. Use Diamond-cut Crystal Jewels to make table surfaces sparkle and drape jeweled or mirrored garlands for additional eye level sparkle. Use lots of inexpensive strands of pearls as well. Think about ways to embellish table signs or trays with stick-on 1/2 pearl and rhinestone embellishments. Make lots of Glitterized Decorated Clips (see tutorial) as you see in the above picture, to hold table signs and for other uses.
Put together beautiful pearl or rhinestone encrusted framed pictures of your Guest of Honor! It isn’t difficult to plan a short photo session and touch up the photos on your home computer with photo software such as ‘iPhoto’, then change the photos to black and white and print using good quality photo paper. See more details on this idea in “DIY Hollywood-Themed Tabletop Frames“.
Prep a “BLING Your Beverage” Station to let guests have fun decorating their own beverage glass (works fine on plastic as well as glass). Get lots of sparkly stick-on rhinestones and 1/2 pearls for embellishing the glasses. Then, pre-attach a 4 inch doily to the bottom of each glass with double stick tape to get them started. This is a really fun ice breaker to get guests chatting with each other as they decorate their glass or comment on each other’s handiwork.
If you’d prefer not to dedicate an entire station to embellishing glasses, do it for your guests ahead of time. Pre attach a 4 inch paper doily to the bottom of your glass with double stick tape. If using wine glasses, make customized Wine Glass Charms threaded with pearl beads or mini ‘diamond’ jewel ornaments which have a hole for threading your wire ring (usually sold in the vase filler/wedding supply aisle of a craft store). You might also like to include other ‘fashion’ themed silver or gold charms for fun. Slip a bunch of the charm rings on each stemmed glass to mimic bracelet bangles.
Another FABULOUS wine glass jewelry idea that has lots of sparkle factor are jeweled wine glass bracelets! Make them ahead and prep the wine glasses ahead of the party. See ‘DIY Jeweled Wine Glass Bracelets‘ for all the details. If your guest list isn’t too long, make enough to put two or three on each wine glass stem to imitate the current fashion trend of wearing bracelets in multiples. You’ll love them!!
Continue to “Pearls, Lace and Diamonds!”, Part 3.