Black, White, Green and ICE! – Wedding Anniversary Ideas

Yup- you read correctly: black, white, green and ice!

Picture this: it’s a decade or two from now. You’ve been with your other half for ages. You are surrounded by family, friends and loved ones. You want to throw a fabulous wedding anniversary. But it’s winter, and everything is red, green and gold. You want something modern, but elegant. You want something chic, dramatic…. You want WOW!

Go with a black, white and green (and ice!) color theme! It is modern, can be done easily, and is incredibly chic. This anniversary is going to be like no others. You’re having a specialty tent erected, custom ice sculptures crafted, luxurious linens delivered, and the best caterer in town.

Here’s what I’m envisioning for you, beyond that white carpet entrance:

Black, White, Green and ICE! - Wedding Anniversary Idea

Black, White, Green and ICE! – Wedding Anniversary Idea

Here are the details on the elements that will go into a memorable event like this:

Dendrobium Explosion Centerpiece – shared on Silk Flower Depot

Dendrobium Explosion Centerpiece – shared on Silk Flower Depot

Dendrobium Explosion Centerpiece – shared on Silk Flower Depot

Dramatic Black Satin Chair Covers - shared on DecorFox

Dramatic Black Satin Chair Covers – shared on DecorFox

Dramatic Black Satin Chair Covers – shared on DecorFox

Ice Sculpture Vase – spotted on Pinterest

Ice Sculpture Vase – spotted on Pinterest

Ice Sculpture Vase – spotted on Pinterest

Green, White and Black Cake – made by Maggie Austin CAKE

Green, White and Black Cake – made by Maggie Austin CAKE

Green, White and Black Cake – made by Maggie Austin CAKE

Modern Lattice Invitation Set – made by lauraleidesign on Etsy

Modern Lattice Invitation Set – made by lauraleidesign on Etsy

Modern Lattice Invitation Set – made by lauraleidesign on Etsy

Ice Sculpture and Food Buffet Station – spotted on Pinterest

Ice Sculpture and Food Buffet Station – spotted on Pinterest

Ice Sculpture and Food Buffet Station – spotted on Pinterest

Black and White Tent – shared on Whimsy

Black and White Tent – shared on Whimsy

Black and White Tent – shared on Whimsy

Ice Sculpture Champagne Display – shared by Pepper’s Fine Catering on Flickr

Ice Sculpture Champagne Display – shared by Pepper’s Fine Catering on Flickr

Ice Sculpture Champagne Display – shared by Pepper’s Fine Catering on Flickr

Black and White Lounge – spotted on Pinterest

Black and White Lounge – spotted on Pinterest

Black and White Lounge – spotted on Pinterest

 

I LOVE the ice element, don’t you? It just has so much impact! What I really love about this theme is its versatility. While I originally planned this inspiration board for a wedding anniversary, it would work just as well for a wedding, a holiday party, or a gala fundraiser. The sky is the limit with this design!

Fill in the blank: Black, White and ………? (What color would you choose?)

 

 

Holiday Cookie Exchange Party Ideas

Nom nom nom – COOKIES!

I’ve had cookies on the mind. I think it’s because a few weeks ago I shared an inspiration board for hosting a cookie decorating party. And I really think that it is a fun seasonal activity that kids (and adults!) can enjoy. Since that post I have been thinking about how fun it would be if you could host a holiday cookie exchange party. Maybe get all your neighbors together, or do this instead of a holiday office party. It would be fun, and way more interesting – ESPECIALLY if you tell people it is a competition. People get SUPER competitive…before you know it, people will be quoting the recipe from some top chef they spent hours perfecting, possibly arguing over who’s frosting is better. I can just see it now: everyone hyped up from all the sugar, possibly too many holiday cocktails, then the scoring begins…..oh what a night.

See what I’m talking about? There must be something about cookies. Here’s what I had in mind- and yes, I went on that sugar plum meets ginger bread land route. I think it’s appropriate, don’t you?

Holiday Cookie Exchange Party Ideas

Holiday Cookie Exchange Party Ideas

 

Check out where I spotted these fabulous elements:

Holiday Cookie Exchange Party Package – made by OhCreativeOne on Etsy

Holiday Cookie Exchange Party Package – made by OhCreativeOne on Etsy

Holiday Cookie Exchange Party Package – made by OhCreativeOne on Etsy

Cookie Swap Banner – made by BannerCheerJR on Etsy

Cookie Swap Banner – made by BannerCheerJR on Etsy

Cookie Swap Banner – made by BannerCheerJR on Etsy

Personalized Christmas Gift Bucket and Tumbler Set – made by DottedDesigns on Etsy

Personalized Christmas Gift Bucket and Tumbler Set – made by DottedDesigns on Etsy

Personalized Christmas Gift Bucket and Tumbler Set – made by DottedDesigns on Etsy

Gingerbread Décor Wall Decals – made by Twistmo on Etsy

Gingerbread Décor Wall Decals – made by Twistmo on Etsy

Gingerbread Décor Wall Decals – made by Twistmo on Etsy

Candy Cane Cookie Holder – shared on Pottery Barn Kids

Candy Cane Cookie Holder – shared on Pottery Barn Kids

Candy Cane Cookie Holder – shared on Pottery Barn Kids

Christmas Cookie Dessert Station – shared on Delish

Christmas Cookie Dessert Station – shared on Delish

Christmas Cookie Dessert Station – shared on Delish

See- all you really need for this party is some friends, some festive decorations, and a batch or two of cookies on a table. Easy as pie!

If you could only eat ONE Christmas cookie a year- what would you choose to have this year?

Gatsby Inspired New Year’s Eve Dinner Party Ideas

I know, I know: Christmas hasn’t even happened yet! Why am I talking about New Year’s Eve already?

And I hear you, fair point. But if you are looking to throw an unforgettable New Year’s Eve party, you’ve got to get planning now! I’m channeling my inner Gatsby for this party. Black and gold, with a hint of art deco flair and a champagne tower: all the makings for a good time.

Ask your friends to dress their best in modern Gatsby inspired ensembles. This is not a costume party; this is a party worth dressing up for! Besides, “dressing up” adds a bit of fun to a party, don’t you think?

Now I put this idea board together channeling a dinner party, but if that’s not your speed, or you have too many friends you’d want to invite, this design concept will translate beautifully to any party style.

Ok, enough chit chat, more pictures. Here’s what I’m thinking:

Gatsby Inspired New Year’s Eve Dinner Party Ideas

Gatsby Inspired New Year’s Eve Dinner Party Ideas

See where I’ve spotted all these fantastic elements on the web:

Deco Scallop Invitation and RSVP Cards in Black and Gold – made by punchpaper on Etsy

Deco Scallop Invitation and RSVP Cards in Black and Gold – made by punchpaper on Etsy

Deco Scallop Invitation and RSVP Cards in Black and Gold – made by punchpaper on Etsy

Gatsby Inspired Cake – shared on Cakes Décor by Esther Williams

Gatsby Inspired Cake – shared on Cakes Décor by Esther Williams

Gatsby Inspired Cake – shared on Cakes Décor by Esther Williams

Art Deco Pattern – shared on Deviant Art by ghazaryang

Art Deco Pattern – shared on Deviant Art by ghazaryang

Art Deco Pattern – shared on Deviant Art by ghazaryang

Art Deco Scallop Candy Bar Wrappers – made by tableauparty on Etsy

Art Deco Scallop Candy Bar Wrappers – made by tableauparty on Etsy

Art Deco Scallop Candy Bar Wrappers – made by tableauparty on Etsy

DIY Printable Art Deco Menu – made by ChameleonWeddings on Etsy

DIY Printable Art Deco Menu – made by ChameleonWeddings on Etsy

DIY Printable Art Deco Menu – made by ChameleonWeddings on Etsy

Black, White and Gold Balloons Decorations – spotted on Pinterest

Black, White and Gold Balloons Decorations – spotted on Pinterest

Black, White and Gold Balloons Decorations – spotted on Pinterest

Black, Gold and White Tablescape – spotted on Style Me Pretty

Black, Gold and White Tablescape – spotted on Style Me Pretty

Black, Gold and White Tablescape – spotted on Style Me Pretty

Black and Gold Art Deco Table Setting - spotted on Pinterest

Black and Gold Art Deco Table Setting – spotted on Pinterest

Black and Gold Art Deco Table Setting – spotted on Pinterest

Party Like Gatsby Print – sold by theloveshop on Etsy

Party Like Gatsby Print – sold by theloveshop on Etsy

Party Like Gatsby Print – sold by theloveshop on Etsy

How do you like to celebrate New Year’s?

Christmas Cookie Decorating Party

I know TECHNICALLY Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and I should probably do one last “fall” inspired inspiration board. But you know what? I don’t feel like it. I’m ready to dive into Christmas! That and I am not a huge fan of autumn (mostly out of never having experienced it) and today is an abnormally cold day for us here in Florida. And by cold I mean it’s 65 out. That’s cold for us, don’t be jealous!

Now that we are past that, and we have both come to terms that it’s pretty much been all about Christmas in the US since, November 1 (you know it has!), what better way to REALLY dive into the season then by decorating cookies? Cookies + Sprinkles + Eggnog = a good time. Add some friends, some Christmas classics on the radio and you will be having a great time.

This would also be a fun theme for a kid’s birthday party that happens to fall close to the holidays. I know if my birthday was around this time of the year I’d want to do this with all my friends. Though, I also think a snowman building party would be a blast too.

Let’s get to it, here’s what I’m thinking:

Christmas Cookie Decorating Party Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

Christmas Cookie Decorating Party Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

 

See where all of my inspiration for this board was found. There are LOTS of great options on Etsy this week:

Cookies and Milk Printables – shared on Today’s Mama

Cookies and Milk Printables – shared on Today’s Mama

Cookies and Milk Printables – shared on Today’s Mama

Pine Tree Cookie Decorating Kit – sold by sweetestelle on Etsy

Pine Tree Cookie Decorating Kit – sold by sweetestelle on Etsy

Pine Tree Cookie Decorating Kit – sold by sweetestelle on Etsy

Custom Gingerbread Monogramed Apron – made by HeatherRogersDesigns on Etsy

Custom Gingerbread Monogramed Apron – made by HeatherRogersDesigns on Etsy

Custom Gingerbread Monogramed Apron – made by HeatherRogersDesigns on Etsy

Custom Gingerbread Monogramed Apron – made by HeatherRogersDesigns on Etsy

Custom Gingerbread Monogramed Apron – made by HeatherRogersDesigns on Etsy

Wooden Spoons with Bells as favors – shared by A Bushel and a Peck

Christmas Cookie Cutter Wine Charms -made by LittleThingsByLaurie on Etsy

Christmas Cookie Cutter Wine Charms -made by LittleThingsByLaurie on Etsy

Christmas Cookie Cutter Wine Charms -made by LittleThingsByLaurie on Etsy

Digital Christmas Cookie Decorating Party Invitation – made by 5foot12studio on Etsy

Digital Christmas Cookie Decorating Party Invitation – made by 5foot12studio on Etsy

Digital Christmas Cookie Decorating Party Invitation – made by 5foot12studio on Etsy

Cookie Decorating Station – shared by The Pear on Hostess with the Mostess

Cookie Decorating Station – shared by The Pear on Hostess with the Mostess

Cookie Decorating Station – shared by The Pear on Hostess with the Mostess

Giant Gingerbread Man Décor – made by Taylorshandmade on Etsy

Giant Gingerbread Man Décor – made by Taylorshandmade on Etsy

Giant Gingerbread Man Décor – made by Taylorshandmade on Etsy

Christmas Cookie Cutter Wreath – made by paperbloomsnmore on Etsy

Christmas Cookie Cutter Wreath – made by paperbloomsnmore on Etsy

Christmas Cookie Cutter Wreath – made by paperbloomsnmore on Etsy

If you had to decorate cookies, would you rather decorate sugar cookies or gingerbread cookies?

Beads and Lace – A Glamourous Vintage Wedding Inspiration Board

I don’t know what it is, but I am totally in such a vintage mode lately! This week I just kept feeling like I need to do an inspiration board that was for the classy couple that loves that refined, vintage vibe. For this week’s inspiration board, I’m focusing on ornate beading, with light floral and lace accents, and a neutral but sophisticated color palette. Here’s what I had in mind:

Beads and Lace - A Glamourous Vintage Wedding Inspiration Board and Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

Beads and Lace – A Glamourous Vintage Wedding Inspiration Board and Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

See where these beautiful images were found:

Beaded Cake Server and Knife Set –made by WEDUP on Etsy

Beaded Cake Server and Knife Set –made by WEDUP on Etsy

Beaded Cake Server and Knife Set –made by WEDUP on Etsy

Beaded Chair Cover – spotted on Pinterest

Beaded Chair Cover – spotted on Pinterest

Beaded Chair Cover – spotted on Pinterest

Silver Beaded Wedding Bouquet – made by hairbowswonderworld on Etsy

Silver Beaded Wedding Bouquet – made by hairbowswonderworld on Etsy

Silver Beaded Wedding Bouquet – made by hairbowswonderworld on Etsy

Art Deco Inspired Wedding Dress – by Johanna Johnson and shared on Bridal Musings

Art Deco Inspired Wedding Dress – by Johanna Johnson and shared on Bridal Musings

Art Deco Inspired Wedding Dress – by Johanna Johnson and shared on Bridal Musings

Deco Beaded Clutch – sold on BHLDN

Deco Beaded Clutch – sold on BHLDN

Deco Beaded Clutch – sold on BHLDN

Lady Absinth Fountain Set – spotted on Pinterest

Lady Absinth Fountain Set – spotted on Pinterest

Lady Absinth Fountain Set – spotted on Pinterest

Sophisticated Centerpiece – shared on MODWEDDING

Sophisticated Centerpiece – shared on MODWEDDING

Sophisticated Centerpiece – shared on MODWEDDING

Fancy White Laser Cut Wedding Invitation – made by WishmadeCards on Etsy

Fancy White Laser Cut Wedding Invitation – made by WishmadeCards on Etsy

Fancy White Laser Cut Wedding Invitation – made by WishmadeCards on Etsy

When you hear “classic wedding”, what comes to mind?

 

Art Deco {Scalloped} Inspired Wedding

Happy Wednesday and welcome back!

Today’s inspiration board is so much fun. It’s a wedding idea board for the couple that wants timeless classic, with a hint of the fabulous Gatsby flair. Inspired by the Art Deco era, I’ve put together this wedding idea board focusing on bright gold and white, with scallop accents. Naturally, I’m drawn to black as a bold accent color, but a mint green, rich cobalt blue or any other color you’d want to incorporate for a pop of color would work too.

The whole idea of this Art Deco inspired wedding actually came to me because I found out that today is World Architecture Day. Now, I’m no architecture buff or anything, but one of my absolute favorite styles of design is Art Deco. I just couldn’t resist all of the beautiful inspiration!

Here’s what I had in mind for this Art Deco inspired wedding:

Art Deco {Scalloped} Inspired Wedding

Art Deco {Scalloped} Inspired Wedding

See where all of these fabulous images were found:

Printable Deco Wedding Invitation and RSVP – made by DanaMarinoDesign on Etsy

Printable Deco Wedding Invitation and RSVP – made by DanaMarinoDesign on Etsy

Printable Deco Wedding Invitation and RSVP – made by DanaMarinoDesign on Etsy

Deco Inspired Cake – shared on Cakes Décor by Sarah from Barney’s Bakery

Deco Inspired Cake – shared on Cakes Décor by Sarah from Barney’s Bakery

Deco Inspired Cake – shared on Cakes Décor by Sarah from Barney’s Bakery

Champagne Tower – shared on Love Luxe Blog

Champagne Tower – shared on Love Luxe Blog

Champagne Tower – shared on Love Luxe Blog

DIY Art Deco Favor Boxes – tutorial shared by Maker Crate

DIY Art Deco Favor Boxes – tutorial shared by Maker Crate

DIY Art Deco Favor Boxes – tutorial shared by Maker Crate

Sequined Gold Scallop Background – shared on Jasmine Star Blog

Sequined Gold Scallop Background – shared on Jasmine Star Blog

Sequined Gold Scallop Background – shared on Jasmine Star Blog

Gilded Magnolias – shared by Martha Stewart Weddings

Gilded Magnolias – shared by Martha Stewart Weddings

Gilded Magnolias – shared by Martha Stewart Weddings

White, Crystals, and Gold Glamorous Centerpieces – shared on Storyboard Wedding

White, Crystals, and Gold Glamorous Centerpieces – shared on Storyboard Wedding

White, Crystals, and Gold Glamorous Centerpieces – shared on Storyboard Wedding

What’s your favorite era?

Apple Themed Fall Dinner Party

I had so much fun creating last week’s pumpkin inspired dinner party, I created another fabulous dinner party idea board for this week – but themed around apples! I was channeling a cool fall night, some close friends over….and thought about what would I want to have. I knew good food was a must (and these recipes have rave reviews!) with simple but pretty apple elements. Here’s what I had in mind:

Apple Themed Dinner Party and Menu Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

Apple Themed Dinner Party and Menu Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

Grab the recipes for these great dishes and find out more about these ideas at their sources:

 

Tartelelettes Pommes Bouquets Et Caramel Au Beurre Sale (Caramel Apples Tartelelettes Bouquets And Butter Sauce I think) – recipe shared by DOLLYJESSY

Tartelelettes Pommes Bouquets Et Caramel Au Beurre Sale (Caramel Apples Tartelelettes Bouquets And Butter Sauce I think) – recipe shared by DOLLYJESSY

Tartelelettes Pommes Bouquets Et Caramel Au Beurre Sale (Caramel Apples Tartelelettes Bouquets And Butter Sauce I think) – recipe shared by DOLLYJESSY

Apple Pie on the Rocks – recipe shared by Vegan Yack Attack

Apple Pie on the Rocks – recipe shared by Vegan Yack Attack

Apple Pie on the Rocks – recipe shared by Vegan Yack Attack

Apple Place Card – shared in a roundup on Curbly

Apple Place Card – shared in a roundup on Curbly

Apple Place Card – shared in a roundup on Curbly

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Apple & Gruyere Bites – recipe shared by Table for Two

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Apple & Gruyere Bites – recipe shared by Table for Two

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Apple & Gruyere Bites – recipe shared by Table for Two

Napkin Leaf – shared in a roundup by Canadian Home Trends

Napkin Leaf – shared in a roundup by Canadian Home Trends

Napkin Leaf – shared in a roundup by Canadian Home Trends

Apple Candles - spotted on Pinterest

Apple Candles – spotted on Pinterest

Apple Candles – spotted on Pinterest

If you had to choose only one to enjoy during Autumn, which would it be: Apple or Pumpkin?