Sophisticated Blush, Gold, and White Gala with Crystal Accents

What comes to mind with you think “black tie gala”? Is it the gowns, the champagne, or the socializing? Do you ever think of associating the color blush in a fundraiser or gala setting?

It’s easy to disassociate the two, as blush is a popular choice for weddings year round; however I think it’s worth exploring that soft shade of pink in the gala setting. Used sparingly and carefully, blush can add a sense of life and freshness into an environment that is often a little stiff. Below I’ve curated a few of my favorite inspiration pictures that I believe would be a great start to a sophisticated blush, gold, and white gala with crystal accents. The crystal chandeliers and candelabras make the event so refined, but it’s the subtle blush napkins or rose accents that help soften this design. Where I think this concept really shines is its ability to translate into an after party space or lounge on the lawn. The greenery in the grass only enhances the neutral color palette, enhancing the look further.

Would this look work for any fundraiser or gala? Certainly not! But for the right group with a focus on appealing to its female guests, this ideas board could be the perfect beginning to a lovely and elegant evening. Here’s what I had in mind:

Sophisticated Blush, Gold, and White Gala with Crystal Accents

Sophisticated Blush, Gold, and White Gala with Crystal Accents

Be sure to see where each element of this week’s sophisticated gala mood board were found:

Draped White Lounge Cabanas on the Lawn with Blush Furniture and Crystal Chandeliers – shared by Revelry Event Designers

Grand Entrance with White Tent and Drapery featuring Crystal Chandeliers – shared by Inside Weddings

Candelabra Estate Table in White – shared by Rafanelli Events

White and Gold Focal Bar with Blush Rose Arrangements – shared by Todd Events

Blush Place Setting with Gold and White Prints and Textures – spotted on Pinterest

Don’t forget to pin your favorites for future reference:

What type of organization do you know of that could throw an event like this?

 

Pink Carnation Inspired Spring Soiree – Party Ideas

Does it feel like spring near you, or is it starting to feel more like summer? This week we have been in the mid 80’s all week, and we are already having to run our AC. I’m trying SO hard not to get into “summer clothes” mode so early in the year, but it is hard with this weather!

So to help me try and cherish whatever spring we have left here in Florida, I’ve put together an adorable pink carnation party idea board. This soiree can be used for any get together you have coming up. I’m thinking baby showers, a bridal party, or even a birthday party with the girls. Carnations are such a versatile flower, and hold up very well. The sphere arrangements you see throughout the party inspiration board give this idea board a more modern vibe, don’t you think?

Here’s what I had in mind:

Pink Carnation Inspired Spring Soiree - Party Ideas

Pink Carnation Inspired Spring Soiree – Party Ideas

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

Pink and White Carnation Floral Sphere Centerpieces – shared in the Style Me Pretty Vault

Carnation Flower Photo Backdrop Tutorial – shared by A Practical Wedding

Pink Carnation Flower Cupcakes – spotted on Pinterest

Champagne Glass Tower Station – shared in the Style Me Pretty Vault

Pink Carnation Flower Escort Card Bed – shared on Elizabeth Anne Designs

Pink Cocktail Tables with Pink Carnation Centerpiece Wreath – spotted on Pinterest

Champagne Bottle Display with Frozen Flowers in Ice – shared in a round up post on OMG Lifestyle Blog

Pink Ruffle Cake –created and shared by Christina of Sweet Escape Cakes

Pink and Glass Sweet Dessert Table – shared on Catch My Party

Pink Floating Carnation Flowers Pool Spheres – spotted on Pinterest

Pink and White Carnation Flowers Sphere Table Décor – shared on United with Love

Are you a fan of carnations at your party? Or do you prefer different flowers at your celebrations?

Spring Peach Blossoms and Ribbon Bridal Shower Party Ideas

Did you know that March 3 is Peach Blossom Day? Or that February 28 is Floral Design Day?

That’s ok, I didn’t either. But after finding out that the two holidays were so close to each other, I thought, why not combine the two? They do go hand in hand.

And with that idea in mind, I put together this springtime peach blossom bridal shower party idea board with accents of flowy ribbon and fabric strands to balance out the organic nature of the flowers and food. This is a very soft and feminine soiree, just like the peach blossoms celebrated- and absolutely perfect for a springtime bridal shower.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Spring Peach Blossoms and Ribbon Bridal Shower Party Ideas

Spring Peach Blossoms and Ribbon Bridal Shower Party Ideas

 

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

Peach Filled Cake with Dulce de Leche Buttercream Recipe – shared by Smells Like Home

Pink Maison Stock Flowers – shared by Maria Starzyk on Flickr

Country Chic Peach Blossom Bridal Shower Invitation – created and sold by LifeOnPurpose on Etsy

Peach, Pink, and Gold Ribbon Chandelier – shared by Maine Season Events on WeddingWire

Peach Pashmina Guest Wrap Party Favor – shared on Bridal Musings

Haru’s Cherry Blossom Cocktail – recipe shared by Polka Dot Made Weddings

Coral Verbena Stems Table Settings – shared on EAB Designs

Blush, Nude, Rose Quartz, Peach, with Silver Sparkle Sequin Fabric Ribbon Backdrop – created and sold by ohMYcharley on Etsy

Whimsical Floral Menus – created and sold by BoJackStudios on Etsy

Peach and Pink Flowers in Mason Jars – spotted on Pinterest

Blush, Peach, and Emerald Wedding Centerpiece – shared on Wedding Sparrow

Rosette Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies – recipe and tutorial shared by Simply Suzanne’s

Spring Blossom Bridal Shower Date Jar Card Printable – created and sold by MaggieJDesigns on Etsy

Did you know that March 3 is Peach Blossom Day? Or that February 28 is Floral Design Day?

Sweets for Your Sweetie – Valentine’s Day Dessert Soiree Ideas

What is it about Valentine’s Day that makes everything have to be sugar coated? Fruit? Muffins? Exchanged words? EVERYTHING just has a sweetness to it, which –don’t get me wrong- it’s welcomed, but it can sometimes borderline on TOO much. And I’m sure for some people, at some point, it is too much. But sometimes, everything is just perfect and that extra sweetness just works perfectly and is welcomed with open arms.

Enough about sweets……yeah who am I kidding. That should have read: SO BRING ON THE SWEETS!

Sweets are the hero of this week party idea board for Valentine’s Day. This soiree can be scaled up or down in size for all sorts of events, though my favorite would be a stay at home bake-a-thon with your sweetie, whipping up one scrumptious dessert after the other, and enjoying the creations that you made together. But hearts are universal, and are easily included in themed baby showers, bridal parties, girl’s night, or even a festive family and friends gathering.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Sweets for Your Sweetie - Valentine's Day Dessert Soiree Ideas

Sweets for Your Sweetie – Valentine’s Day Dessert Soiree Ideas

If you find yourself in need of some clever Valentine’s Day inspired breakfast ideas, check out my post covering what I believe to be the perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast.

Be sure to stop by and say hi to all these great sources of inspiration and tutorials for this week’s idea board:

Strawberry Hearts Valentine Snacks – tutorial shared by Modern Parents Messy Kids

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Heart Cake Surprise Cake – tutorial and recipe shared on Mom Loves Baking

Red Sugar Rimmed Cocktails – shared on Bird’s Party

Sweet Cherry Pie Pastry Envelope – recipe and tutorial shared by Liz Bushong

Valentine Gourmet Chocolate Caramel Apples – created and sold by BigBearChocolates on Etsy

Candy Hearts Table Décorspotted on Pinterest

Valentine’s Popcorn White Chocolate Popcorn – recipe shared by Gimme Some Oven

Red Hearts Valentine’s Day Décor – shared on Advice from a Twenty Something

Strawberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting – recipe shared by Life, Love and Sugar

DIY Valentine’s Day Table Candy Décor – tutorial shared by The DIY Dish

Valentine’s Day Balloon Heart –tutorial shared by The House That Lars Built

Red and White Valentine’s Day Place Setting – shared by Pier 1 Imports on Pinterest

Candy and Tulips Table Centerpiece – shared in a roundup post by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body

Valentine’s Day: do you love it or hate it?

Lingerie Shower in Mint and Gold

Breathe in……breath out!

I always find a nice big breath of fresh air to be so relaxing. And there is something so refreshing and relaxing about mint and gold. That combination is always so fresh to me. This week I used that color combo as the inspiration for this lingerie bridal shower. I love the accents of chevrons and cleverly used polka dots. Here’s what I had in mind:

Lingerie Shower in Mint and Gold

Lingerie Shower in Mint and Gold

See where I found all of these inspirational images:

Watercolor Mint Green and Gold Lingerie Shower Invitation Printable – made by posypaperprintables on Etsy

Watercolor Mint Green and Gold Lingerie Shower Invitation Printable – made by posypaperprintables on Etsy

Watercolor Mint Green and Gold Lingerie Shower Invitation Printable – made by posypaperprintables on Etsy

Gold Chevron and Polka Dot Party Labels Set – made by ModParty on Etsy

Gold Chevron and Polka Dot Party Labels Set – made by ModParty on Etsy

Gold Chevron and Polka Dot Party Labels Set – made by ModParty on Etsy

Mint and Gold Glitter Edible Lollipop Favors – made by SmashCandies on Etsy

Mint and Gold Glitter Edible Lollipop Favors – made by SmashCandies on Etsy

Mint and Gold Glitter Edible Lollipop Favors – made by SmashCandies on Etsy

Mint and Gold Circle Garland – made by FunkyFrillsUK on Etsy

Mint and Gold Circle Garland – made by FunkyFrillsUK on Etsy

Mint and Gold Circle Garland – made by FunkyFrillsUK on Etsy

Custom Gold Glitter Cupcake Toppers in Mint and Coral Monogramed – made by WhenItRainsShop on Etsy

Custom Gold Glitter Cupcake Toppers in Mint and Coral Monogramed – made by WhenItRainsShop on Etsy

Custom Gold Glitter Cupcake Toppers in Mint and Coral Monogramed – made by WhenItRainsShop on Etsy

Printable DIY Pennant Banner in Mint Green, Gold and White Polka Dots – made by Sprinkled Design on Ets

Printable DIY Pennant Banner in Mint Green, Gold and White Polka Dots – made by Sprinkled Design on Ets

Printable DIY Pennant Banner in Mint Green, Gold and White Polka Dots – made by Sprinkled Design on Etsy

French Macaroon Cookies in the “Baby Boy Trio” – made by SplendidSweetShoppe on Etsy

French Macaroon Cookies in the “Baby Boy Trio” – made by SplendidSweetShoppe on Etsy

French Macaroon Cookies in the “Baby Boy Trio” – made by SplendidSweetShoppe on Etsy

Mint and Gold Table Setting – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Mint and Gold Table Setting – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Mint and Gold Table Setting – shared on 100 Layer Cake

What other events or occasions do you love to see the mint and gold combination used in?

Navy, Mint, Peach + Gold Bridal Shower

Hello!

This week is all about colors! Not just bright and bold, but those sought after spring tones. I’m lucky to not have any sort of serious winter season here in Florida, but still appreciate spring themed parties. We tend to enjoy the few days out of the year it is not excessively hot and humid out.

This week I’m introducing you to a navy, mint and peach bridal shower, with the slightest hint of gold mixed in.

I really think the navy with a touch of gold helps welcome the fresh mint and peach tones into this inspiration board theme. I’m loving this color scheme as a baby shower, or bridal shower, but really think it could be used in a ton of functions. Hellloooo ladies luncheon!

Here’s what I’m thinking:

Navy, Mint, Peach + Gold Bridal Shower

Navy, Mint, Peach + Gold Bridal Shower

Check out where I’ve spotted all of the elements in this week’s design board:

Naval, Coral, Mint and Gold Bridal Shower Printable Invitation – made by SouthernArrowDesigns on Etsy

Naval, Coral, Mint and Gold Bridal Shower Printable Invitation – made by SouthernArrowDesigns on Etsy

Naval, Coral, Mint and Gold Bridal Shower Printable Invitation – made by SouthernArrowDesigns on Etsy

Mint Green Mini Dessert Candy Cups – made by TableauParty on Etsy

Mint Green Mini Dessert Candy Cups – made by TableauParty on Etsy

Mint Green Mini Dessert Candy Cups – made by TableauParty on Etsy

Navy Dress – sold on Weddington Way

Navy Dress – sold on Weddington Way

Navy Dress – sold on Weddington Way

Chevron Curtain in Navy, Mint and Coral (to be used as a photo backdrop!) – made by GatheredNestDesigns on Etsy

Chevron Curtain in Navy, Mint and Coral (to be used as a photo backdrop!) – made by GatheredNestDesigns on Etsy

Chevron Curtain in Navy, Mint and Coral (to be used as a photo backdrop!) – made by GatheredNestDesigns on Etsy

Coral and Navy Party Food Station – spotted on Pinterest

Coral and Navy Party Food Station – spotted on Pinterest

Coral and Navy Party Food Station – spotted on Pinterest

Mint, Peach and Gold Tassel Garland Décor – made by ohtobehappy on Etsy

Mint, Peach and Gold Tassel Garland Décor – made by ohtobehappy on Etsy

Mint, Peach and Gold Tassel Garland Décor – made by ohtobehappy on Etsy

Navy and Coral Tablescape with Baby’s Breath – shared on Wedding Colors

Navy and Coral Tablescape with Baby’s Breath – shared on Wedding Colors

Navy and Coral Tablescape with Baby’s Breath – shared on Wedding Colors

How do you start transitioning spring colors into your winter wardrobe?

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?