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Marie Antoinette Inspired Party


One of my readers, Sasha, sent in these pictures of her Christmas party, which could so easily be turned into a wedding shower. Mostly this party was Diy and a lot of the items used were found at home.

Sasha used glass decanters as centerpieces, filled with water, coloured with food colouring. Pretty teacups, wine glasses, and jam jars held bunches of mixed fresh roses alternating with a few sprigs of silk roses. Peonies, Christmas roses or Lisanthiums would also do the trick. She sprinkled faux snow between the flowers and decanters.
Silver candleholders in varying sizes complimented the display together with small votive holders. Pastel plates on silver chargers graced each place setting, with a plain white napkin folded in three under each main plate. Sasha used crackers but instead you could use a little favour box in pastel colours filled with sweets as your thank you gift.

Different pastel ribbons were hung from the chandelier together with strings of pearls available at most party or fabric shops. Crystals were added from last years Christmas and lots of greenery was placed above the chandelier.

Cake buffet consisted of cake stands in different sizes, decorated with pastel ribbon and angel hair around the base. These were all placed on top of mirrors. Twinkling fairy lights were put inside the birdcages. Different coloured sweets in cups, glasses and bowls were dotted randomly around the table. She even used lemons to create a bit of colour

Silhouettes were printed from the Internet and attached to ovals cut out of pastel board. Sasha made the biscuit tower with cardboard and then hot-glued Marie biscuits onto it. She used candy floss in two silver stands.

What an amazing, fun party and Sasha makes it sound so easy.
Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  • Globetrottingbride December 10th, 2008 at 1:13 pm/time

    What a fun time! At our wedding we had Marie Antoinette dolls served at dessert. They had hair made out of spun sugar and were delish!

  • bridechic December 10th, 2008 at 3:06 pm/time

    Ooooh la la! So original and fun.

  • Wedding Obsession December 10th, 2008 at 11:47 pm/time

    haha the wigs are awesome

  • juliette c. December 11th, 2008 at 3:52 am/time

    Really amazing! and it sounds simple to replicate.

  • Jess September 9th, 2010 at 6:37 pm/time

    I am planning on being Marie Antoinette for Halloween, but I am stuggling to find a wig. The ones in your picture is amazing! Does anyone know where I can get a baroque style wig?

  • Carol September 9th, 2010 at 9:45 pm/time

    Where are you based?

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