Green + Cream – Summer Bridal Shower

Picture this:

It’s a warm, sunny Saturday. Late in the morning, and the sun is still out and shinning bright. You’re headed to a bridal shower for one of your girlfriends. She’s feminine but not into the super girly red and pink flowers galore. She’s sophisticated and fresh at the same time. She loves mixing old with new.

You arrive, and the décor her maid of honor has put together is perfect for her. Light gold accents, with fresh crisp green, and touches of soft cream set the tone. Cute tea sandwiches are all laid out, with yummy peach pastries and chilled champagne nearby. Little arrangements of cream roses are spread throughout the room. The sun is shining in through big open windows.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Green + Cream - Summer Bridal Shower

Green + Cream – Summer Bridal Shower

See where I found these great ideas from:

Light Green Candy Box / Party Favor Box – made by sweetywedding on Etsy

Light Green Candy Box / Party Favor Box – made by sweetywedding on Etsy

Light Green Candy Box / Party Favor Box – made by sweetywedding on Etsy

Floral Lace Bridal Shower Invitation – made by BeccaLeePaperie on Etsy

Floral Lace Bridal Shower Invitation – made by BeccaLeePaperie on Etsy

Floral Lace Bridal Shower Invitation – made by BeccaLeePaperie on Etsy

Light Green, White + Gold Tablescape – shared on Style Unveiled

Light Green, White + Gold Tablescape – shared on Style Unveiled

Light Green, White + Gold Tablescape – shared on Style Unveiled

Green Apple Sorbet – shared on Kitsch in the Kitchen

Green Apple Sorbet – shared on Kitsch in the Kitchen

Green Apple Sorbet – shared on Kitsch in the Kitchen

Peach Crostata – shared on Everyday Occasions by Jenny Steffens Hobick

Peach Crostata – shared on Everyday Occasions by Jenny Steffens Hobick

Peach Crostata – shared on Everyday Occasions by Jenny Steffens Hobick

 

What other color combos do you like to see in the summer time?

Hot Pink + Gold Ladies Luncheon

Planning a summer luncheon for you and a group of ladies? Maybe you are part of an organization that hosts annual meetings over lunch. Spruce up your next luncheon with this fabulous color scheme: pink and gold!

And how cool would this floral infused hot pink and gold color scheme be paired up with a fundraiser for a local charity? I invasion this color palette at a women’s organization annual meeting, that has lunch and a fashion show. There are several trendy area boutiques and designers that attend and showcase their wares in the fashion show. Hot pink flowers adorn the stage, and of course each of the tables.

Here’s what I had in mind:

 

Hot Pink + Gold Ladies Luncheon

Hot Pink + Gold Ladies Luncheon

See where each of these images were found:

Printable Escort Card with Gold Floral Pattern – made by Oxee on Etsy

Printable Escort Card with Gold Floral Pattern – made by Oxee on Etsy

Printable Escort Card with Gold Floral Pattern – made by Oxee on Etsy

Mini Layered Cheesecakes – spotted on Pinterest

Mini Layered Cheesecakes – spotted on Pinterest

Mini Layered Cheesecakes – spotted on Pinterest

Gold Framed Menu with Flowers – spotted on Pinterest

Gold Framed Menu with Flowers – spotted on Pinterest

Gold Framed Menu with Flowers – spotted on Pinterest

Shades of Pink Tablescape – shared on Colin Cowie Weddings

Shades of Pink Tablescape – shared on Colin Cowie Weddings

Shades of Pink Tablescape – shared on Colin Cowie Weddings

Would you attend a women’s fashion show luncheon like this?

10 Non-Floral Centerpieces for Any Event

Want to mix it up a bit? How about swapping out your traditional floral centerpiece for something different at your next party? Here are 10 of my favorite non floral centerpiece ideas that you can use at almost any party or wedding:

 

Pearls, Silver, Old Books and Crystal

Pearls, Silver, Old Books and Crystal Centerpiece

Pearls, Silver, Old Books and Crystal Centerpiece – this has a great vintage vibe, and is perfect for a luncheon or shower.

Stacked Green Apples

Stacked Green Apple Centerpiece

Stacked Green Apples Centerpiece – add a nice pop of color, texture and height without breaking the bank.

Hurricane Candles and Beans Centerpiece

Hurricane Candles and Beans Centerpiece

Hurricane Candles and Beans Centerpiece – shared on Two Twenty One, a great idea for an easy and adaptable centerpiece.

Books, Globes and Candles Centerpiece

Books, Globes and Candles Centerpiece

Books, Globes and Candles Centerpiece – an arrangement that speaks of personality and depth. Some planning and collecting of items beforehand would be a little tricky to acquire, but worth it.

Sand, Shells and Candles Centerpiece

Sand, Shells and Candles Centerpiece

Sand, Shells and Candles Centerpiece – an easy to do arrangement that could be made in any sort of glass. A quick trip to the local thrift store would most likely get you all of the glassware you could need. Try playing with heights and widths of glasses for different effects.

Fruit Centerpiece

Fruit Centerpiece

Fruit Centerpiece – functional and pretty! Edible centerpieces add both color and functionality to a table. Guests enjoy nibbling and admiring a pretty work of art.

Feather Centerpiece

Feather Centerpiece

Feather Centerpiece– arranged on a tall platform, feathers add texture, volume and dimension to a table. With so many varieties of natural and synthetic feathers out there, you should have plenty of options to choose from.

Tissue Paper, Rock and Moss Centerpiece

Tissue Paper, Rock and Moss Centerpiece

Tissue Paper, Rock and Moss Centerpiece – a completely untraditional look, but easy to play with height and color. Lots of options if you are making these yourself.

Glass, Candles and Beads Centerpiece

Glass, Candles and Beads Centerpiece

Glass, Candles and Beads Centerpiece – these look like marbles, but they are actually water beads that are used to in arrangements to help regulate water. Easily accessible at most craft stores, these jelly like beads come in several shapes and colors.

Glass Candlesticks and Tall Candles Centerpiece

Glass Candlesticks and Tall Candles Centerpiece

Glass Candlesticks and Tall Candles Centerpiece – a simple but beautiful combination. Finding the perfect candlesticks will be the biggest challenge, but with enough time to hunt for the right ones, it will create a beautiful effect on your table.

What other non-floral centerpieces do you like? Share them with me on my Facebook page!

Glow in the Dark Kids Birthday Party Ideas

Is it hot out where you are? It’s getting hot here! Warm summer nights are really heating up around here, especially as our daytime temperatures are reaching triple digits. Those high heat numbers during the day can be somewhat of a deterrent for outdoor kid’s parties. It’s hot, you’re sweating, it’s hard to stay hydrated and keep up your energy levels.

So why not throw an overnight kids birthday party with a glow in the dark theme? Grab a few black lights and tidy up your backyard, and get ready for a good time! There are lots of great ideas out there. Here’s what I had in mind:

 

Glow in the Dark Kids Birthday Party Ideas

Glow in the Dark Kids Birthday Party Ideas

Make sure you check out my Glow in the Dark party board on Pinterest for even more inspiration:

 

Check out where these awesome images were found:

Glow in the Dark Birthday Party Invitation with Dots – made by yourblissfulday on Etsy

Glow in the Dark Birthday Party Invitation with Dots – made by yourblissfulday on Etsy

Glow in the Dark Birthday Party Invitation with Dots – made by yourblissfulday on Etsy

Glow in the Dark Tablescape – spotted on Pinterest

Glow in the Dark Tablescape – spotted on Pinterest

Glow in the Dark Tablescape – spotted on Pinterest

Glow in the Dark Party Banners – made by SweetLemonsDesigns on Etsy

Glow in the Dark Party Banners – made by SweetLemonsDesigns on Etsy

Glow in the Dark Party Banners – made by SweetLemonsDesigns on Etsy

Glow in the Dark Party Ring Toss & Hop Scotch – shared by Momma Did It

Glow in the Dark Party Ring Toss & Hop Scotch – shared by Momma Did It

Glow in the Dark Party Ring Toss & Hop Scotch – shared by Momma Did It

Glow in the Dark Tic Tac Glow – shared on Coffee Cups and Crayons

Glow in the Dark Tic Tac Glow – shared on Coffee Cups and Crayons

Glow in the Dark Tic Tac Glow – shared on Coffee Cups and Crayons

Glow in the Dark Floating Luminaries – spotted on Pinterest

Glow in the Dark Floating Luminaries – spotted on Pinterest

Glow in the Dark Floating Luminaries – spotted on Pinterest

Glow in the Dark Ceiling Decorations – shared on Flickr

Glow in the Dark Ceiling Decorations – shared on Flickr

Glow in the Dark Ceiling Decorations – shared on Flickr

Glow in the Dark Yard Decorations – spotted on Pinterest

Glow in the Dark Yard Decorations – spotted on Pinterest

Glow in the Dark Yard Decorations – spotted on Pinterest

Are you a fan of the glow in the dark or neon parties?

Colorful Paper Based Wedding

I’m beginning to think I may be addicted to Pinterest.

Ok, I’m lying: I AM addicted to Pinterest.

There is just so much amazing inspiration on there; I doubt I’ll ever be able to see it all! If you enjoy pinning party and wedding inspiration as much as I do, you should come follow my boards.

This week’s wedding inspiration board was put into motion by this colorful paper based wedding arch I spotted on Pinterest. I love the use of untraditional materials and themes in weddings, don’t you?

Paper is one of those elements that can be super cheap to use, but unbelievably sensitive and time consuming to make look picture perfect.

That being said, it is SO easy to incorporate any color combination you want for a wedding or party. This week: I took on more of a colorful palette then I’d normally go with. I think it works, what do you think?

Colorful Paper Based Wedding

Colorful Paper Based Wedding

 

See where all of these images were found:

Colorful Paper Based Wedding Arch – spotted on Tumblr

Colorful Paper Based Wedding Arch – spotted on Tumblr

Colorful Paper Based Wedding Arch – spotted on Tumblr

Rainbow Striped Paper Straws – sold by sweetestelle on Etsy

Rainbow Striped Paper Straws – sold by sweetestelle on Etsy

Rainbow Striped Paper Straws – sold by sweetestelle on Etsy

Alternative Wood Guest Book – sold by FreestyleMom on Etsy

Alternative Wood Guest Book – sold by FreestyleMom on Etsy

Alternative Wood Guest Book – sold by FreestyleMom on Etsy

Giant Flower Bouquet – photographed by Tresal Photography

Giant Flower Bouquet – photographed by Tresal Photography

Giant Flower Bouquet – photographed by Tresal Photography

 

Tissue Paper Pom Pom Table Décor – shared on Lisa Storms

Tissue Paper Pom Pom Table Décor – shared on Lisa Storms

Tissue Paper Pom Pom Table Décor – shared on Lisa Storms

Colorful Wedding Invitation – made by RubyMayDesign on Etsy

Colorful Wedding Invitation – made by RubyMayDesign on Etsy

Colorful Wedding Invitation – made by RubyMayDesign on Etsy

Multi Layered Colorful Cake – spotted on The Knot

Multi Layered Colorful Cake – spotted on The Knot

Multi Layered Colorful Cake – spotted on The Knot

 

Colorful Ribbon Swag – made by elliebelladesigns on Etsy

Colorful Ribbon Swag – made by elliebelladesigns on Etsy

Colorful Ribbon Swag – made by elliebelladesigns on Etsy

 

How do you feel about having a paper based wedding?

Up for the challenge? Or heck no?

For Her: Flamingo Birthday Party

Another week down and another inspiration board to share!

Today’s party idea board is completely based on this fantastic cake I found on Pinterest. It’s this fabulous gold and pink flamingo cake; take a look at it in the idea board:

For Her: Flamingo Birthday Party

For Her: Flamingo Birthday Party

I absolutely loved the idea of a refined and more sophisticated take on the flamingo party, and thought what a great theme for a summer time birthday party.

Take a look at where I found this great inspiration from:

Pink Decorated Wooden Forks – spotted on Pinterest

Pink Decorated Wooden Forks – spotted on Pinterest

Pink Decorated Wooden Forks – spotted on Pinterest

40th Birthday Cake with a Flamingo Theme – shared on Cake Central

40th Birthday Cake with a Flamingo Theme – shared on Cake Central

40th Birthday Cake with a Flamingo Theme – shared on Cake Central

Festive Flamingo Party Invitations - available on tinyprints

Festive Flamingo Party Invitations – available on tinyprints

Festive Flamingo Party Invitations – available on tinyprints

Raspberry Mojito – shared on Eat Drink Pretty

Raspberry Mojito – shared on Eat Drink Pretty

Raspberry Mojito – shared on Eat Drink Pretty

Tassel Garland in Flamingo Island – made by CarouselLane on Etsy

Tassel Garland in Flamingo Island – made by CarouselLane on Etsy

Tassel Garland in Flamingo Island – made by CarouselLane on Etsy

Gold, Raspberry and Pink Tissue Flower Napkin Rings – made by SouthernHoneysuckle on Etsy

Gold, Raspberry and Pink Tissue Flower Napkin Rings – made by SouthernHoneysuckle on Etsy

Gold, Raspberry and Pink Tissue Flower Napkin Rings – made by SouthernHoneysuckle on Etsy

Pink and Gold Confetti Balloon – spotted on Pinterest.

Pink and Gold Confetti Balloon – spotted on Pinterest.

Pink and Gold Confetti Balloon – spotted on Pinterest.

White and Pink Meringues - shared on Eat Good 4 Life

White and Pink Meringues – shared on Eat Good 4 Life

White and Pink Meringues – shared on Eat Good 4 Life

I love the extra sparkle the hints of gold bring. Fun tassels really liven up the theme, without going full on tropical flamingo.

What is your summer time cocktail of choice? Hard lemonade? Scotch and soda? How about Sangria?