When everything else in the city is closed, why not host a pink boho bash? This past weekend a few friends and I gathered up our living room decor and pulled together a rooftop party accompanied by a home-made naked cake, charcuterie board all the boho decor and warm cozy lighting. It truly was the best way to get dressed up and spend a Friday night “in” but with a “going out” sort of feel. Even better yet? In total, we probably only spent about $50 on party decor. 2020 may be the year of picnics and intimate parties, so if you’re looking for some inspiration on how to throw a themed party of your own, keep on reading for all the details for how we pulled this off!
As I mentioned previously, a lot of the decor we used was pulled together from each of our homes. However, if you are wondering where to begin, grab some fun throw pillows, greenery/flowers & their vases, picture frames, a large rug, perhaps a side table or two and last but not least, a bar cart if you have one. I already had a patio furniture set, but for those who do not, bring out a small table or any accent chairs that you may have around the house to create a unique seating arrangement. Another option, is to place cushions/pillows on the rug for the true boho experience.
There were a few things we purchased for the party including these adorable paper plates, rose gold balloons, greenery and globe lights. Adding these minor details really pulled everything together – especially these lights which I LOVE.
THE SNACKS + TREATS
No party is complete without a few snacks and treats. When in doubt, a charcuterie board is a great go-to for a simple and aesthetically pleasing snack. Grab an assortment of entertainment crackers, a few yummy cheeses (we love a smoked gouda!), meat slices or fruit and pepper jam for an easy and budget-friendly board.
I can’t take any credit for this beautiful home-made naked cake – all the kudos to my friend Jenn on this one! Instead of getting an overpriced store-bought cake, make your own! To make this cake, Jenn baked 3 layers of funfetti cake in round slim pans. To stick the layers together, she used Pillsbury vanilla icing (before layering, she slightly shaved the top of each layer). To get that effortless look, she “painted” on the icing to really fill in the layers. Lastly she finished off the cake with some fresh flowers from Trader Joe’s.
This year has been so strange, but finding different ways to get together with friends has never been more important. Whether it’s in your living room, backyard or on a patio/rooftop, throwing a little get-together is good for the soul.