2016 – Year of the Monkey….. and BANANAS – Baby Shower Ideas

Did you know 2016 is the year of the monkey?

Well, if not, now you know!

I know it isn’t a literal meaning, as in monkey themed things will just pop up, but I couldn’t help being inspired by cute little monkeys and bananas. I thought I’d put together an adorable baby shower (or birthday party) inspired by cute jungle monkeys and bananas. Lots of brown and yellow elements of course, but I would love to incorporate a banana scent into the party room so it was just subtle enough to be noticed. And of course, if space permitted: large, leafy tropical foliage plants.

Here’s what I had in mind:

2016 - Year of the Monkey….. and BANANAS - Baby Shower Ideas

Be sure to stop by where I found each element in this week’s party idea board:

Banana Baby Shower Invitation – shared in a roundup post on Invitesbaby.com

Monkey Baby Shower Cake Display – spotted on Pinterest

Yellow Centerpiece with Lemons and Bananas – shared on Floret Cadet

Monkey Jungle Diaper Cake Decor – created and sold by PrincessAndThePbaby on Etsy

Frozen Chocolate and Sprinkle Banana Sticks – shared in a roundup post by babycenter.com

Banana Party Favor Box – shared on Oink! The Blog of Piggy Bank Parties

Monkey and Banana Cupcakes – shared by Cocoa Claudia on Flickr

Monkey Juice Drink Dispenser – shared on The Howard Family Blog

Did you know 2016 is the year of the monkey?

Enchanted Birch Forest – Winter Wedding Ideas

Are you in an area that doesn’t have the traditional white Christmas landscaping that all the holiday songs sing about? I am. Having never seen snow myself, it’s hard to imagine winter wonderland weddings, but that doesn’t stop me from trying. This week I thought I would challenge myself with putting together a winter wedding inspiration board that would work not only up north, but also here in the south, all while not looking out of place.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Enchanted Birch Forest - Winter Wedding Ideas

How’d I do?

Check out where I found the images in this week’s wedding idea board:

White Woodland Lace Wedding Invitations – created and sold by PerfectFavours on Etsy

Forest Wedding Photography – shared by Tessa Barton

White Birch Branched Wedding Arch – shared in a roundup post on Flirty Fleurs

Soft White Wildflower Handmade Alternative Wedding Bouquet – created and sold by TheSunnyBee on Etsy

Enchanted Winter Forest Cake – shared on Colin Cowie Weddings

Rustic Birch Paper Party and Wedding Straws – created and sold by RocheleauDesigns on Etsy

Pine Tree Fingerprint Wedding Guest Book – created and sold by AlwaysAboveandBeyond on Etsy

Can you see this wedding taking place up north or down south?

Modern Gold and White Holiday Dinner Party

Are you a fan of modern Christmas decorations? Or do you prefer the more traditional look?

When I saw this beautiful dining room the other day, I just KNEW this week’s inspiration board would be centered on it. It’s beautiful, modern, elegant and simple. All the characteristics I like in a design. I was envisioning a modern holiday dinner party. Here’s what I had in mind:

Modern Gold and White Holiday Dinner Party

Be sure to check out where I found each of the photos in this week’s inspiration board:

Gold Christmas Ornament Hanging Sphere Sculptures – spotted on Pinterest

Gold and White Christmas Ornament Modern Tablescape – shared by Cuckoo4Design

Modern White and Gold Winter Ornament Display – spotted on Pinterest

Mini Dessert Shot Glass Station Display – shared by Brooklyn Bride

DIY Gilded Glass Tutorial – shared by Heels and Sunkissed Curls

Gold Snowflake Holiday Party Printable Invitation – created and sold by pinkdahliaprintable on Etsy

Festive Christmas Table Place Settings – shared on Better Homes and Gardens

Are you a fan of modern Christmas decorations? Or do you prefer the more traditional look?

Frozen Icicle Holiday Party Ideas

It’s SNOWING!

Hah, I wish! Here in Florida we can only dream of snow. There is no snow in sight for us, but there is PLENTY of sun to go around. I’ve never even seen snow, but that’s part of the deal of being born and raised in Florida. I hope to see it someday. I have heard it can be absolutely magical when it is lightly drifting down from the sky.

Until I get to see snow, I will continue to dream about snowy, winter wonderland party scenes. This week, I’m imagining a snowy icicle inspired holiday party. Here’s what I’m dreaming of:

Frozen Icicle Holiday Party Ideas

The fiery sculptures really add an element of surprise to it, don’t you think?

 

Check out where these images were found:

Glitter Icicle Candle Holders – shared in a roundup post on Candle Making

Giant Icicle – tutorial shared on Better Homes and Gardens

DIY Garden Party Wedding Lights – shared on Studio DIY

Icicle Ornament Cookies – shared by kimsmom76 on Flickr

DIY Dip-Dyed Coffee Filter Backdrop – tutorial shared on Style Me Pretty

Glitter Ice Printable Holiday Party Invitation – created and sold by SunshinePrintables on Etsy

Let It Snow Cupcakes – tutorial and recipe shared on Not Your Momma’s Cookie

Fire Displays in Ice Sculpture Columns – spotted on Pinterest

How cold out do you think it would have to be to pull off a party like this?

Champagne, Metallic, and Pearl Wedding Ideas

One of the best sounds at a wedding is the sound of champagne glasses clinking. There’s always a light hearted laugh following and some sort of toasting happening in the background. Just thinking about that inspired today’s wedding inspiration board. I’ve envisioned lots of mixed metallic accents with just enough pearl decoration to bring a sense of sophistication to this wedding, without being too formal.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Champagne, Metallic, and Pearl Wedding Ideas

Be sure to stop by and explore where each of these images were found:

Champagne Bubbles Metallic Wedding Cake – created and shared by Sugarland

Embellished Rose Gold Letters for Wedding Décor Tutorial – shared on Fancy Pants Weddings

6 Inch Pearl and Rhinestone Monogram Cake Topper – created and sold by hotpinkhannah on Etsy

Blush, Gold, and White Place Settings – spotted on Pinterest

Pearl Wedding Gown – shared on Southern Weddings

Champagne Flowers and Pearl Gold Centerpieces – shared on Something Turquoise

Silk Pocket, Pearl and Crystal Rhinestone Glamorous Wedding Invitation – part of the Elizabeth Collection by EngagingPapers sold on Etsy

Pearl Table Number Frame – shared on Elizabeth Ann Designs

Pearl Brooch Wedding Bouquet – created and sold by RubyBloomsJewelry on Etsy

Silver Metallic Mesh and Champagne Sequin Wedding Ceremony Alter – shared as a styled shoot on WedLuxe

When do you think is the perfect time of year for this wedding?