This weekend was Homecoming for Highland Park High School, and we do everything bigger in Texas! We took one look at the fabulous views in the Park City Club - where the kids were having pre-homecoming dinner - and our minds started racing to come up with a fun, light-hearted decor. The theme of the kids' dance was "Candy Land" so we knew we needed some sweet treats to take over the tables.
We really loved mixing the heights, textures, and colors to create this "Katy Perry-esque" decor. We used a variety of colors, but kept them within the same hues, inspired by the Candy Land board game. We mixed the warm and cool colors to imitate the frenetic fun.
We were truly impressed with all the textures we found in different types of candy. The sour orange candies provided a great contrast against the pearly Sixlets and technicolor gumballs. We lost track of time in Fuzziwigs Candy Factory trying to choose from their plethora of sweets. To top it off, we bought adorable and delicious cookies from Panini. The kids took some of the fun along with them by scooping up the candy into their own goodie bags. (Plastic scoops and "celo" bags from The Container Store.)
The colors and textures played well together to make this dinner fun. As the kids entered the room, they forgot about the sophisticated club and found a fantasy world that awoke their inner child. We loved transforming the space and stretching our imaginations!
Highland Park High School has a tradition of each girl receiving a nosegay bouquet from her date. The girls received beautiful bouquets from a variety of Dallas florists like Cebolla Fine Flowers and Dr. Delphinium.
(Photos by Carmen Bright Photography)