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Roaring Great Gatsby Themed Christening {Teal & Rose Gold}

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The Great Gatsby was an absolute hit movie last year, making it the perfect inspiration for a lively, fun party! Astrid Jayengsari of PAPERplayground created just that with this Roaring Great Gatsby Themed Christening for baby Cruz. I absolutely love the gold, teal, black & white color palette with lots of bow ties, which would be so perfect for a little boy’s birthday or even a gender neutral shower (you could just add girl’s bows in)! With ornate detailing and art deco style patterns, this christening is definitely the bees knees, as Gatsby might say. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Hand-painted (WOW), rose gold, art deco style backdrop + glittering gold, bow tie topped cake pops
  • Giant silver ‘CRUZ’ balloons, ornately decorated cookies & gold dusted macaron towers
  • Delicate, gold-tipped flower topped cookie sandwiches + long, formal dining tables
  • Gold art deco cake & cupcakes topped with teal bow ties + matching art deco candy wraps & invitation

teal and gold bow tie cake pops

art decor printable chocolate car wrappers

ornately decorated and glamorous sugar cookies

gold art deco cake and cupcakes topped with bow ties

long table and big balloons for a party

bow tie decorated party favor boxes

great gatsby, roaring 20s party desserts

gold flower topped cookie sandwiches or cupcakes on a great gatsby dessert table

yellow cake in a jar

teal, white, gold and black macaron tower

PARTY DETAILS as told by Astrid…

I absolutely loved working on Cruz’s Christening — a Great Gatsby theme with lots of
sequins and glitter juxtaposed with a very masculine colour palette of teal, black, white and gold and touches of rose-gold…totally right up my alley =)

The dessert buffet was based on the invitation I designed, with the art-deco Great Gatsby-inspired lines and pattern carried throughout the entire station from the backdrop, to the cake, cupcakes, cake pops, cookies and all paperie.

The bowtie was a strong focus also, as well as my favourite I may add, as I started seeing and wrapping everything in bowties, such as: bow-tie jar tags, bow-tie menu labels, and bow-tie thank you tags on take-away boxes!

In line with the roaring 20s, more is more with lashings of sequins, feathers and all that glitters is gold (keeping in mind the party is still for a boy!)

Guests were treated to delicious desserts such as vanilla cupcakes, chocolate cake pops, cookies, cake in a jar, assorted flavoured macarons such as salted caramel popcorn and mixed berry, and endless chocolates and candy. Besides the main dessert buffet, there was also a candy station for extra sweets =)

Finishing touches were the art-deco lines backdrop that I hand-painted with rose gold paint (yes…took me about 5 hours in total!) and the stunning CRUZ silver balloons above the dessert buffet and around the room.

Thank you so much for viewing my work and I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have enjoyed creating it =)

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  1. Amanda {Planning It All} February 19, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    I’d never think of Great Gatsby for a Christening – so creative!

  2. @La_CandyBar February 20, 2014 at 1:50 am

    Great Gatsby themed party. Inspiración art-deco para una fiesta muy divertida. http://t.co/fpRGHpOxVB

  3. @EliteStylesNYC February 20, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Roaring Great Gatsby Themed Christening {Teal & Rose Gold} http://t.co/HyCK2fbX4v

  4. @La_CandyBar February 20, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Si te gustan los años 20, ésta es tu fiesta. Great Gatsby themed party. http://t.co/P8x7F5gEKB

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