The inspiration for this event’s decor was from a couple celebrating their anniversary. Not only were they celebrating an anniversary, but they were going to embark on a week’s cruise. Family and friends wanted to commemorate their anniversary and send them off in style! Balloon Divas was brought “on board” (sorry, I couldn’t resist) to create decor for the anniversary celebration.

We decided to do a life-sized anchor, complete with sea darlings, to welcome guests into the party area. Our sea darlings included Oscar the Octopus, Carla the Crab, Spark the Starfish, and Phil the Fish.

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As guests mingled and made their way to be seated, pint-sized anchors greeted them as centerpieces. Small candles filled with sand and decorated with sea shells further carried the theme and were placed around the anchors.

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We were pleased to find out that the life-sized anchor did double-duty as an entrance piece and a photo backdrop where family and friends took pictures as keepsakes for the couple.