We were asked as party planners to decorate a private house in Knightsbridge for a small and intimate birthday party.
This was a last minute request and without much brief other than ‘nothing tacky’. So we focused on small and beautiful details, such as a beautiful birthday cake, floral arrangements, intimate lighting and use of candles/tealights and small balloon arrangements. Whilst the house was not that large, we didn’t want to crowd it with too many objects or clutter the space. To protect our clients’ privacy, we have just included photos of details such as the cake, fruit stand and one of the bespoke floral arrangements, created by Lilac and Bloom.
The main room that we put balloons in was the basement, where the pre-dinner drinks would take place. This we kept grown-up and warm for the couple with a palette of rose gold, pearlescent, navy and red – as well as occasional touches of copper/white gold. Simple groups of helium balloons placed around the room as well as individual floating balloons made for a fun, relaxed atmosphere for champagne and canapes. Strategically placed tealights, candles and fairy lights further warmed the room for party mode.
On the ground floor, we put the red velvet cake, simply decorated with gold candles and a Happy Birthday chocolate lettered disc placed on top of the cake on a glass cake stand. We also built an opulent 2 tier fruit stand using autumnal fruits, pomegranates, figs and petals as well as making 4 beautiful floral displays as a visual showpiece on the dinner table. We were asked on the afternoon to also decorate the bedroom, which didn’t have a lot of space. So we kept it simple with some fairy lights, one balloon cluster and some scattered petals and confetti.
Whilst it’s easier to get to know our clients when less last minute (booking was the day before the party) and work to slightly more specific briefs, it’s always a fun challenge to dress spaces according to mood and occasion. As Knightsbridge birthday party planners, we’re used to working in beautiful spaces. In this case, due to social distancing, it wasn’t possible to bring live musicians in, although we love to provide music as well since it enhances the ambience and works so well in private house parties.
Contact us to discuss your party plans and hire us to be your party planners in Knightsbridge. Whether in one of London’s wonderful venues or your own home, we love to bring your ideas to life and give you a wonderful party that you won’t forget.