When you imagine the Italian coast, what do you see? Cobalt blue waters, bright yellow lemons, lush leafy greenery, and beautiful people come to my mind. This elegant Italian inspired 40th birthday party feels like you are sitting seaside at a star-studded resort. Christina at M & J Kreations is the event planner behind this stunning soiree, and as usual, her attention to detail is unmatched!
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The elegant tablescape showcases the event’s color palette perfectly. Bright pops of cobalt blue and flashes of yellow stand out against the white linens and muted greenery. Have you heard of the Blue Grotto near the little Italian isle of Capri? It’s a dark cavern where the sea glows electric blue, the result of sunlight passing through an underwater cave. The beautiful blue glassware helps evoke that feeling of the sea.
We love the simplicity of this setup: a long garland of greenery that stretches the length of the table, small arrangements of yellow and white roses, and place settings accented with a rhinestone napkin holder that reminds you that this is a party for an upscale crowd. And believe it or not, Christina found some of the dinnerware at Home Goods!
Refined Dessert Table
An over-the-top dessert table is always fun, but the refined design of this dessert table is perfect for this adult party. The beautiful handpainted cake by Daisy’s Cakes is flanked by beautiful pedestal candle holders, matching drip cakes, and plates of coordinating cake pops and sugar cookies (which are truly a work of art!) by Sweets by Gigi. A basic green archway with a lush rose floral arrangement sets the stage as the backdrop.
This is our favorite detail from this party: see that tower of lemons? Well, they’re not lemons! Strawberries dipped in yellow candy melts make for a great looking lemon, don’t you think?
Bring the Elegant Italian Inspired Look to Your Party
M&J Kreations works out of Orange County, California, but if you are not near, don’t fret! This is a pretty easy theme to DIY at home. The overall feel is simple and only requires a few core decorations. Below are some links to items you can purchase to execute this look at your party. Of course, you can opt for fresh for the florals and lemons if you don’t want to use faux greenery.