Nat Your Average Party {Berkeley Bound}

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

It's hard to believe that it has taken me this long to post about my first party I designed for real actual money (!) but here we are! I had the opportunity to help a friend plan a party for her son who just graduated from high school. He is very talented in water polo and is playing for Cal Berkeley in the fall. We went with a "Berkeley Bound" theme and incorporated all things "Cal." Take a look!

guests were greeted by a chalkboard sign (of course!)

then guests were immediately prompted to grab a prop and snap a pic!
we had to test drive my photo booth backdrop of course ;)

a large mantel displayed Thomas in all his glory :)

the dessert table was just awaiting the cake

i'm considering the water polo balls a masterpiece...M used a toothpick to do the detailing!
the cutest cake by "Creme de la Creme" bakery
yellow water polo balls lined the patio dining area

outdoor dining centerpieces

There is no way I could have done this party without the help of my trusty sidekick, Matt. The guy is a wizard I am convinced. It sure helped that he knew how to draw waterpolo balls since that was the theme of the party. Thanks again, boo, for all your hard work!

And if any of you are interested in NYAP then please email me! Unfortunately right now this would only be feasible for local parties.


  1. You did an AWESOME job!! Love the cake pops and hanging lanterns. Way to go you (and Matt!).

  2. I went to that party and meant to tell you that you did a great job! As soon as I arrived at the front door and saw the chalkboard sign I said, "that's Natalie's writing!" :)

  3. How cool, Natalie! You guys did a great job! I love how you incorporated the waterpolo balls into so much of the party!

  4. Nat - As a former collegiate water polo player - This is hands down AWESOME! I'm sure Thomas was thrilled!

  5. Where did you get the tiny polo balls?

  6. Where did you find those tiny polo balls?

    1. I think the woman hosting the party got them from a small online retailer. You should be able to google "mini water polo ball" and find them. :)


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