I recently mentioned that I'd taken a quick jaunt to Vegas...and I always come back inspired in some way. For anyone that hasn't been to Vegas, forget all of those mental images of blaring lights, scantily clad women, and slot machines. I'm talking about the opulence of The Bellagio, The Wynn, The Venetian, and The Encore. It's truly magical...like a Disneyland for grown-ups.
This trip to Vegas I became mesmerized by all hanging decor - most notably the hot air balloon replicas at The Bellagio and the vibrant parasols at The Wynn. They were just stunning. The vibrant colors raised high above accented the tall ceilings and architectural details and immediately lightened the mood in interiors that might otherwise feel a little stuffy.
My favorite thing about these very elaborate displays is that I believe they can easily be translated into event decor by mere mortals such as you and I. Sure we may not have custom silk with hand sewn beading, but I don't think we need it. All you need is help from our friends at Luna Bazaar.
Luna Bazaar has always been a great resource for Hip Hostess with event supplies. They have an amazing assortment of paper lanterns and parasols in all colors and textures. I believe they would work perfectly well as an alternative as is...or if you are feeling extra crafty, they could easily be dressed up a bit to personalize.
And as for those balloons, I'm pretty sure that we could make a mean DIY out of turning a paper lantern into a hot air balloon if anyone would like to see us try...