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This scene of a fabulous birthday fęte—styled by Angela DiVincenti Babin of Angela Marie Events—is whimsical yet sophisticated. Here, Babin shares a few tips to make any festivity memorable.

“When planning a party, your venue is always important to create the right feel. This semiprivate nook at French Market Bistro was perfect for an intimate get-together of girlfriends.”

“Save money by making your own tablecloth. You can find nice, heavy fabrics at specialty stores. Choose one, send it to a tailor for some quick hems, and you’re done.”

“Check online for decor. Some of my favorite sources are and

“Never forget a simple favor for your guests. These mini champagne bottles can be found at Matherne’s. Add pink glitter for extra panache. The tags are by Lauren Haddox, a local graphic designer.”