Beach-side 4th of July Party Ideas

Is there a better way to celebrate Independence Day then on the beach with sparklers, cold drinks and evening fireworks? I don’t think there could be!

Here’s how I’d like to celebrate:

Beach-side 4th of July Party Ideas

Beach-side 4th of July Party Ideas

See where I found all of these fantastic ideas:

Red, White and Blue Starfish Tablescape – shared by Starfish Cottage

Red, White and Blue Starfish Tablescape – shared by Starfish Cottage

Red, White and Blue Starfish Tablescape – shared by Starfish Cottage

Nautical Starfish Beach Sign – made by MeetMeByeTheSea on Etsy

Nautical Starfish Beach Sign – made by MeetMeByeTheSea on Etsy

Nautical Starfish Beach Sign – made by MeetMeByeTheSea on Etsy

Let the Sparks Fly! Sparkler Holder – shared on Raenovate

Let the Sparks Fly! Sparkler Holder – shared on Raenovate

Let the Sparks Fly! Sparkler Holder – shared on Raenovate

Beach Chair Set Up – shared by Cape Cod Beach Chair Company

Beach Chair Set Up – shared by Cape Cod Beach Chair Company

Beach Chair Set Up – shared by Cape Cod Beach Chair Company

I Dig the USA Shovels – made by HappyLittleArt on Etsy

I Dig the USA Shovels – made by HappyLittleArt on Etsy

I Dig the USA Shovels – made by HappyLittleArt on Etsy

Patriotic Drink Cart – spotted on Pinterest

Patriotic Drink Cart – spotted on Pinterest

Patriotic Drink Cart – spotted on Pinterest

 

How do you celebrate Independence Day?

Modern Gold + White Celebration

Clean, modern lines with crisp colors. Those are some of the inspiration words I wanted to incorporate into the feel of this week’s idea board. Initially I put this post together as wedding, but truthfully, it could be used as a gala, a wedding, a party, an anniversary celebration …… the list goes on! Here’s what I had in mind:

Modern Gold + White Celebration Inspiration Board by Unique Pastiche Event

Modern Gold + White Celebration Inspiration Board by Unique Pastiche Event

See where I found all of these inspirational images:

White and Gold Modern Cake with Flowers – created and shared by For Goodness Cakes

White and Gold Modern Cake with Flowers – created and shared by For Goodness Cakes

White and Gold Modern Cake with Flowers – created and shared by For Goodness Cakes

Marchesa “Imperial Caviar” Gold Flatware – sold on Amazon

Marchesa “Imperial Caviar” Gold Flatware – sold on Amazon

Marchesa “Imperial Caviar” Gold Flatware – sold on Amazon

Gold Lighting – shared by dalbera on Flickriver

Gold Lighting – shared by dalbera on Flickriver

Gold Lighting – shared by dalbera on Flickriver

Art Deco Gold and White Wedding Invitation – created by JenSimpsonDesign on Etsy

Art Deco Gold and White Wedding Invitation – created by JenSimpsonDesign on Etsy

Art Deco Gold and White Wedding Invitation – created by JenSimpsonDesign on Etsy

Gold and White Tablescape with Flower + Balloons – shared on Belle The Magazine

Gold and White Tablescape with Flower + Balloons – shared on Belle The Magazine

Gold and White Tablescape with Flower + Balloons – shared on Belle The Magazine

Homemade Golden Cotton Candy – tutorial shared by Cooking Books

Homemade Golden Cotton Candy – tutorial shared by Cooking Books

Homemade Golden Cotton Candy – tutorial shared by Cooking Books

What type of party or celebration do you think BEST suits this week’s design board?

 

Pink + Lime Green – Paisley Summer Party Ideas

Textures. Patterns. Layers. Those are some of my absolute favorite design elements to work with when coming up with themes for events. I love playing with the sizes and colors of these elements to create dynamic design concepts that pop. This week I’m channeling a little Lily Pultizer, a little southern charm, and a little inner girly girl.

This is what I’m going for:

Pink + Lime Green – Paisley Summer Party Ideas

Pink + Lime Green – Paisley Summer Party Ideas

Here’s where I found all of these incredible products:

Pink Paisley Baby Shower Digital Invitation – made by digibuddhaPaperie on Etsy

Pink Paisley Baby Shower Digital Invitation – made by digibuddhaPaperie on Etsy

Pink Paisley Baby Shower Digital Invitation – made by digibuddhaPaperie on Etsy

Multi-layer Pastel Colored Roses Cake – shared on Cakes and Cupcakes Mumbai

Multi-layer Pastel Colored Roses Cake – shared on Cakes and Cupcakes Mumbai

Multi-layer Pastel Colored Roses Cake – shared on Cakes and Cupcakes Mumbai

Green and Pink Paisley Cookies – shared on Simply Bloom by Joy McMillan

Green and Pink Paisley Cookies – shared on Simply Bloom by Joy McMillan

Green and Pink Paisley Cookies – shared on Simply Bloom by Joy McMillan

Hydrangeas Tablescape with Pink and Green Tablecloth – shared in a roundup post on Weddingomania

Hydrangeas Tablescape with Pink and Green Tablecloth – shared in a roundup post on Weddingomania

Hydrangeas Tablescape with Pink and Green Tablecloth – shared in a roundup post on Weddingomania

Pink Flowers on Green Grass Tablescape Décor – shared on P Is For Party

Pink Flowers on Green Grass Tablescape Décor – shared on P Is For Party

Pink Flowers on Green Grass Tablescape Décor – shared on P Is For Party

Pink Paisley Butterfly in a Grass Centerpiece – spotted on Pinterest

Pink Paisley Butterfly in a Grass Centerpiece – spotted on Pinterest

Pink Paisley Butterfly in a Grass Centerpiece – spotted on Pinterest

Who do you know who would love to throw a party like this? Would you?

Ultimate Gamer Party Ideas

Are you a gamer? Do you know a gamer? I bet you answered yes to at least one, if not both, of those questions. I myself belong to multiple fandoms and gaming communities on various platforms. I’ve been a gamer of some sort since I was little……and I see no end in sight! There’s really a game out there for everyone, and always something new coming out soon to revolutionize the industry that you just have to play.

This week’s inspiration came from this “Computer Geek” printable party kit available on UncommonGoods.

It was when I was first approached by UncommonGoods to do the product review and giveaway that I first discovered these party kits. Be sure to check out their other kits HERE. They are not your average run-of-the-mill pretty printable kit, oh no, they are nothing you’ve seen before in a party printable. I love the designers unique twist on the themes and can’t wait to see more.  Oh – if you don’t know about the giveaway going on, CLICK HERE TO CATCH UP AND ENTER!

Here’s what I had in mind for this party inspiration:

Ultimate Gamer Party Ideas

Ultimate Gamer Party Ideas

Check out where I found all of these images at:

Printable Party Kit – Computer Geek – sold on UncommonGoods

Printable Party Kit – Computer Geek – sold on UncommonGoods

Printable Party Kit – Computer Geek – sold on UncommonGoods

Minecraft Green Party Drinks – shared on Hostess With the Mostess

Minecraft Green Party Drinks – shared on Hostess With the Mostess

Minecraft Green Party Drinks – shared on Hostess With the Mostess

Personalized Video Game Truck Party Printable VIP Passes – made by HHpaperCo on Etsy

Personalized Video Game Truck Party Printable VIP Passes – made by HHpaperCo on Etsy

Personalized Video Game Truck Party Printable VIP Passes – made by HHpaperCo on Etsy

Game Over Gumball Party Favors – shared by Bloom Designs

Game Over Gumball Party Favors – shared by Bloom Designs

Game Over Gumball Party Favors – shared by Bloom Designs

Pac Man Cheese Platter and Crackers – shared by Amy’s Party Ideas

Pac Man Cheese Platter and Crackers – shared by Amy’s Party Ideas

Pac Man Cheese Platter and Crackers – shared by Amy’s Party Ideas

Mario Tiered Gamer Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Mario Tiered Gamer Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Mario Tiered Gamer Cake – spotted on Pinterest

UncommonGoods Giveaway hosted on Unique Pastiche Events

UncommonGoods Giveaway hosted on Unique Pastiche Events

If you haven’t entered yet, make sure to get your daily entries in to win a $25 e-gift card to www.UncomonGoods.com ! CLICK HERE to enter.

What are some of your favorite fandoms you belong to?

UncommonGoods Review + Giveaway Announcement

UncommonGoods Giveaway hosted on Unique Pastiche Events

UncommonGoods Giveaway hosted on Unique Pastiche Events

One of the greatest things about being a blogger is learning about different blogs and shops out there that share similar esthetics and values as me. Week after week, I continually learn about awesome Etsy shops, unusual suppliers and even occasionally completely unexpected awesomeness. (Don’t worry, I’ve pinned it all!) Recently, UncommonGoods approached me and asked me to review products from their site. They also offered my wonderful readers such as you, the opportunity to win a $25.00 e-gift card to spend as you’d like on their site!

The team over at UncommonGoods sent me several items to review. Here are the details on what they sent over:

Indigo Textile Dye Kit from UncommonGoods

Indigo Textile Dye Kit

Indigo Textile Dye Kit

Convertible Herb Pots – set of 3

Convertible Herb Pots – set of 3

Convertible Herb Pots – set of 3

Flavor Infuser Water Bottle

Flavor Infuser Water Bottle

Flavor Infuser Water Bottle

When I was looking through the seemingly limitless options of things I would love to review, I ended up with these three. I choose these items based on some criteria I had set for myself: I wanted to look for a popular item that was well reviewed, something brand new, and something in the lineup that looked cool and was just not reviewed yet. And on top of all that, I wanted to review things that I may want to give as a birthday gift to someone, someday. Or you may want to give. Or you may want to put on your wish list. The team over at UncommonGoods has put together quite the collection of birthday gift ideas for everyone on your friends list.

During this review process I got to learn a lot more about UncommonGoods, certainly more than I usually do when browsing online retailers- but I’m so glad I did! UncommonGoods is a privately-owned company that is all about bringing us unique designs and gifts that are not harmful to animals or people. I am really impressed by the lengths and efforts they go through to treat their employees well, support artisans here in the USA, be eco-conscious and support various non-profits: all while delivering spectacular wares. They even go so far as to host “How to Make It” events for designers and local artisans to develop their business through panel discussions. Be sure to check it out if you are a designer looking to improve your creative endeavors.

As of right now- I have nothing but positive things to say about the items they’ve sent me! I’ve got three beautiful herbs growing, a water bottle full of yummy fresh fruit soaking, and an awesome indigo dye project I’m hoping to start soon. Don’t worry; I’ll be keeping you posted as I get to use my new goodies more. In the meantime – be sure to stop by UncommonGoods and see what’s new!

Be sure to enter the giveaway too! Visit the Unique Pastiche Events Facebook page for all the details or click on the image below.

UncommonGoods Giveaway hosted on Unique Pastiche Events

UncommonGoods Giveaway hosted on Unique Pastiche Events

In the meantime, I’m going to keep reading the Studio Tours posts that UncommonGoods exclusively shares, that shows the work spaces of the artists and designers that make your favorite pieces from the site. You should be sure to enter the giveaway and tell your friends! Stay tuned for the detailed reviews coming soon.

*UncommonGoods provided the above items for me to review for my honest opinion. All ideas and opinions expressed are 100% my own.*

Luxurious Gem Themed Party + Celebration Ideas

Can I just start by saying how much I adore this week’s party idea board? It’s bright, bold and oh so perfect. I love the gems, the sparkle and the lux feeling it invokes. To me- this could be a wedding theme, a birthday party, a theme for an upcoming celebration – I’d even go so far as to say it would be a perfect concept for a fundraiser or gala.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Luxurious Gem Themed Party + Celebration Ideas

Luxurious Gem Themed Party + Celebration Ideas

Be sure to see where all of the inspirational images from this week’s idea board were found:

Gem Escort Card Tray – shared in a roundup post on Tied Bow Inspiration

Gem Escort Card Tray – shared in a roundup post on Tied Bow Inspiration

Gem Escort Card Tray – shared in a roundup post on Tied Bow Inspiration

Grape Jell-O Shot Cupcakes – recipe shared on That’s So Michelle

Grape Jell-O Shot Cupcakes – recipe shared on That’s So Michelle

Grape Jell-O Shot Cupcakes – recipe shared on That’s So Michelle

Edible Sugar Jewel Gems – made by APocketFullofSweets on Etsy

Edible Sugar Jewel Gems – made by APocketFullofSweets on Etsy

Edible Sugar Jewel Gems – made by APocketFullofSweets on Etsy

Bohemian Floral and Gold Tablescape – shared on The Wedding Chicks

Bohemian Floral and Gold Tablescape – shared on The Wedding Chicks

Bohemian Floral and Gold Tablescape – shared on The Wedding Chicks

Mixed Jewel Tone Jars and Votive Décor – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Mixed Jewel Tone Jars and Votive Décor – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Mixed Jewel Tone Jars and Votive Décor – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Pink Gem Invitation – sold on Paperless Post

Pink Gem Invitation – sold on Paperless Post

Pink Gem Invitation – sold on Paperless Post

Is a gem filled party like what I shared in this week’s inspiration board too over the top for you? Or do you love a look like this?

Vibrant Summer Birthday Party Idea for Her

It’s later in the day – the sun is still shining. The guests are starting to arrive, and the music is the background to great conversation. The drinks are cold and the aromas of sensational food are sifting through the air. The mood is light and upbeat, with the sun shining in through the windows. A bottle of champagne is popped and the toasts for the guest of honor start.

That’s the sort of mood I’m envisioning for this week’s inspiration board. I really want something bright. Something up beat. Something high energy with a relaxed undertone. Here’s what I had in mind:

Vibrant Summer Birthday Party Idea for Her

Vibrant Summer Birthday Party Idea for Her

Be sure to see where I found all of the images in this week’s idea board:

Turquoise and Floral Cake – share by Le Dolci Cupcakes and Cakes on ModWedding

Turquoise and Floral Cake – share by Le Dolci Cupcakes and Cakes on ModWedding

Turquoise and Floral Cake – share by Le Dolci Cupcakes and Cakes on ModWedding

Pink Gladiolus Flowers and Lime Centerpiece – shared on Hostess With the Mostess

Pink Gladiolus Flowers and Lime Centerpiece – shared on Hostess With the Mostess

Pink Gladiolus Flowers and Lime Centerpiece – shared on Hostess With the Mostess

Colorful Tablescape with Gold Accents – shared on Oh Joy Blog

Colorful Tablescape with Gold Accents – shared on Oh Joy Blog

Colorful Tablescape with Gold Accents – shared on Oh Joy Blog

Vibrant Balloon and Tassel Décor – shared on Bash, Please

Vibrant Balloon and Tassel Décor – shared on Bash, Please

Vibrant Balloon and Tassel Décor – shared on Bash, Please

Vegetarian Light Blue Frosted Cookie Recipe – shared by ShugarySweets

Vegetarian Light Blue Frosted Cookie Recipe – shared by ShugarySweets

Vegetarian Light Blue Frosted Cookie Recipe – shared by ShugarySweets

Lemoncello Cocktail Recipe – shared by A Communal Table

Lemoncello Cocktail Recipe – shared by A Communal Table

Lemoncello Cocktail Recipe – shared by A Communal Table

Raspberry Sorbet – recipe shared by Crème de la Crumb

Raspberry Sorbet – recipe shared by Crème de la Crumb

Raspberry Sorbet – recipe shared by Crème de la Crumb

Gold and White Polka Dots Party Favor Box – made by Gracefuleventfavors on Etsy

Gold and White Polka Dots Party Favor Box – made by Gracefuleventfavors on Etsy

Gold and White Polka Dots Party Favor Box – made by Gracefuleventfavors on Etsy

I think this would be a perfect color scheme for a woman’s birthday party this summer, but how else could you see this theme working for? Maybe a bridal shower? A wedding?