Once our theme was set, I spent a lot of time online looking through Style Me Pretty, Martha Stewart Weddings, and The Knot. I wanted something elegant and feminine which incorporated orchids. Also, because it was a birthday party and I did not want the room to look like it was set up for a wedding, so I stayed away from all-white themes. I found this image at finestationery.com, which I used for inspiration:
Since so many people were contributing to Aunt Carmen’s party, we needed to keep our costs low. The best way to do this was to use as many the hotel’s services as possible, so I started with the room. The hotel’s Arboleda salon is surrounded by windows and reminded me of a conservatory, so I thought it would be fun to turn each table into a miniature floral garden.