Industrial Glam Party in Copper and White

You know what is delicious? A Moscow Mule!

I have been thoroughly enjoying this new trend. The drink itself – goes down so smooth, there is plenty of variation options out there so you never get tired of it, but you know what I love too? The mug! It’s got just enough shimmer to it, but could be held by men and women alike without fear of judgment. It’s easy to hold, and not a pain to walk around a busy room with. And bonus points: the copper mugs are not breakable.

My mind can’t help but wonder if the drink/mug combo became trendy because of its two winning elements, or if it caught on so well because the industrial themed slash steampunk inspired party and wedding is on the rise? Referencing industrial age design, event planners, decorators, and brides have been making their own twists on this theme for the last few years, with the concept gaining lots of momentum.

I have to suspect, that a huge part of the reason for this momentum gain is the sheer flexibility and scalability the steampunk and industrial theme allows for. It can be very vintage and grunge inspired, or it can be very modern and clean. It could be used for corporate decor, weddings, events for men or women, day or night, and really, any season. Check out some of the cool pins I’ve saved that are industrial themed or steampunk inspired.

For this week’s industrial glam party in copper and white idea board, I’ve chosen to go a more modern route, inspired by the Moscow Mule mug, with touches of nature brought in through small clusters of fresh foliage and greenery accents. In my head, this industrial glam themed event is for an evening corporate dinner, but I could just as easily see it transitioned over to a more social event, like a wedding reception.

The major elements to this party theme are:

  • Copper mugs and accents
  • Edison bulb lighting
  • Small clusters of fresh green foliage

Here’s what I had in mind:

Industrial Glam Party in Copper and White

Industrial Glam Party in Copper and White

Be sure to see where I found each element for this industrial glam themed party in copper and white:

Geometric Copper and White Modern Place Setting – spotted on Pinterest

Copper Industrial Modern Place Setting – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Copper Trellis with Greenery and Edison Bulbs Tablescape – shared on Inside Weddings

Industrial Centerpiece of Glass Tubes and Copper – also shared on Inside Weddings

Marble Vellum Invitation Wraps with Copper Wax Seal – created by Written Word Calligraphy

Copper Cups Display with Greenery Border – spotted on Pinterest

Industrial Edison Bulb Wall with Metallic Draping – shared by In The Event

Modern Industrial Metal Bar with Copper Bulb Lighting – shared on Contemporist

Moscow Mule Copper Bar Station – shared on Salve A Noiva

And if you are using this industrial glam party in copper and white for a wedding, might I suggest this as an altar idea:

Industrial Wedding Arbor in Copper with Green and White Floral Accents – featured on Flowers by Janie

 

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

Are you more into a modern industrial themed event, or would you prefer a steampunk inspired set of decor?

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Tropical Backyard Engagement Party

Are you the first person to toast to a good time?

I know I try to stay as upbeat and positive as I can, and never really need a reason to celebrate. But when I do, I like to do it in style! Thinking back on engagement party ideas I’ve done in the past, a lot of them seem very…serious. And when I say serious, I don’t mean the parties are happening in the library. No, I mean more along the lines of: the parties seem like more structured events. That are very official, with a specific start and end time. And an MC could direct the event if need be.

Maybe it’s the summertime sunshine that’s gotten into my brain, (or my cup!) but I’d like to see a more laid back, tropical backyard style, out on the patio engagement party. The vibe is relaxed, great music in the background, and of course….. some tiki torches!

Here’s what I had in mind for this tropical backyard engagement party:

Tropical Backyard Engagement Party

Tropical Backyard Engagement Party

Be sure to see where I found each inspiration for this idea board:

Curved Patio Bench Around Fire Pit – shared on HomeBNC

Tropical Cake Display – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Vibrant and Tropical Centerpiece – shared in a styled shoot on Bespoke Bride

Green Tropical Palm Leaves and Wood Food Buffet and Display – spotted on Pinterest

Palm Tree Cutlery Display – also spotted on Pinterest

“We love the nights we can’t remember… with friends we can’t forget…” Painted Sign – sold on Etsy

Floating Pool Décor with Tropical Foliage and Tiki Torches – featured on Jet Fete

Tropical Beach Invitation – sold by Nou Designs on Zazzle

Backyard Tropical Patio with Hanging Lanterns and Banana Trees – shared on Traditional Home

Brown Wicker Charger with Green Accents – spotted on Pinterest

To party, or not to party? Are you a fan of engagement parties? Or do you think they are unnecessary?

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?

Relaxed Cabin Engagement Party {with a Moose?}

This post is for the SUPER chilled, incredibly relaxed couples who love the mountains. The couple that is most comfortable in jeans and a comfy shirt, and are up for hiking any day. The nature loving couple that doesn’t need all the fluff and formalities, and just wants to ENJOY the moment.

I’m picturing this couple’s engagement party at a beautiful cabin in the woods. It’s chilly out, plenty of snuggling is going on, and warm comfort foods are in abundance. There are fires going, and conversations flowing. Families and friends are meeting and getting to know one another, and everyone is relaxed and having a great time.

Oh, and there are moose accents. That’s right, I said it. Moose ACCENTS. Because who doesn’t love a cute moose cookie? Honestly… what else would you tie this soiree together with? I almost picked bears because they are also high up on my list, but the moose won.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Relaxed Cabin Engagement Party {with a Moose?}

Relaxed Cabin Engagement Party {with a Moose?}

Be sure to stop by and say hi to all the places I found these images from:

Marzipan Moose Mousse Cake – recipe and tutorial shared by My Name Is Yeh

Rustic Pizza Food Bar – shared in a roundup post by Brides

Espresso Chocolate Moose Cookies – recipe share by The First Year

Rustic Cabin Hot Cocoa Bar – shared by Witney Carson

Candlewood Glass House Cabin and Fire Pit –shared by Travel Wisconsin

Welcome To Our Beginning Wood Sign – shared on Wedding Chicks

Pashmina Guest Scarf Favor – shared in a roundup post on Adorn

Foggy Forest Engagement Photo Ideas – shared by Green Wedding Shoes

Rustic Tables and Benches with Baby’s Breath – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Rustic Country Moose Wedding Invitations – created and sold by WhoaNelliePress on Etsy

Pinecone and Moose Escort Cards – shared on The Sweetest Occasion

Eco-Tree Pine Tree Seedling Party Favors – available on The Green World Project

Should I have picked bears over moose for the accent elements?

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?

Speckled Blue Egg – Spring Engagement Party Ideas

Good Morning!

Today’s inspiration board is spring inspired! I’ll be honest; I had a tough time with this board. Not the concept, no that was easy, I had a hard time narrowing down the TYPE of event. I really wanted to do a “speckled egg” inspired board. But what type of event to choose? My gut tells me it would be an adorable play on the traditional “love birds” engagement party, especially during the spring time. Other runner up ideas included this as a baby shower, bridal shower, luncheon, and a birthday party. Really the sky is the limit!

Here’s what I had in mind for this theme:

Speckled Blue Egg – Spring Engagement Party Ideas

Speckled Blue Egg – Spring Engagement Party Ideas

Check out where I found all of these inspirational images found in this week’s idea board:

DIY Speckled Egg Cake – recipe shared by The Cake Blog

DIY Speckled Egg Cake – recipe shared by The Cake Blog

DIY Speckled Egg Cake – recipe shared by The Cake Blog

DIY Speckled Egg Centerpiece – tutorial shared on Good Housekeeping

DIY Speckled Egg Centerpiece – tutorial shared on Good Housekeeping

DIY Speckled Egg Centerpiece – tutorial shared on Good Housekeeping

Light Blue and Gold Tea Cups – shared on Zsa Zsa Bellagio

Light Blue and Gold Tea Cups – shared on Zsa Zsa Bellagio

Light Blue and Gold Tea Cups – shared on Zsa Zsa Bellagio

Golden Speckled Eggs – shared by Craftberry Bush

Golden Speckled Eggs – shared by Craftberry Bush

Golden Speckled Eggs – shared by Craftberry Bush

Eggs Nest Mini Cheesecakes – recipe shared by Kraft

Eggs Nest Mini Cheesecakes – recipe shared by Kraft

Eggs Nest Mini Cheesecakes – recipe shared by Kraft

Speckled Egg in Nest Invitation – shared by Kendra Scott

Speckled Egg in Nest Invitation – shared by Kendra Scott

Speckled Egg in Nest Invitation – shared by Kendra Scott

Vintage Blue Printable Invitations – sold by InvitationSnob on Etsy

Vintage Blue Printable Invitations – sold by InvitationSnob on Etsy

Vintage Blue Printable Invitations – sold by InvitationSnob on Etsy

 

What type of “speckled egg” party would you throw?

Love Is Sweet – A Cocktails and Sweets Engagement Party

Have you heard the phrase “Love Is Sweet” before? As the rise of themed candy bars grows, so does the popularity of that saying!

Do a quick search for “Love Is Sweet Take A Treat” and you will get MILLIONS of picture results with every color candy bar imaginable. Crazy isn’t it?

I thought: why not take that theme, and go a little bit further?

This week’s inspiration board was for a young, recently engaged couple who are fun loving and want to celebrate their engagement with their family and friends.  They want a relaxed and fun environment where everyone can mingle and chat. So what better way to do that then to have a cocktails and sweet party?

love is sweet cocktails and sweets engagement party ideas teal blue bronze unique pastiche events

Love Is Sweet – A Cocktails and Sweets Engagement Party

Everyone loves desserts and can’t resist a yummy drink. I went with a light blue, almost turquoise color, paired with a bronze for this idea board, but any color combo you choose would do.

A must have for this type of party is a signature drink, extra points if you can make it match one of your theme colors.

Another must is lots and LOTS of desserts. I tried to get a little of everything in, but the highlight of the evening will undoubtedly be the Ferrero Rocher inspired desserts.

If you REALLY wanted to run with this color scheme, you may want to take a trip to the thrift store. They often have odd mix and match glasses, and I bet you could probably pick up a few blue glasses for your guests to use. Don’t worry, they don’t all have to match, in fact, it’s almost better that way. Everyone will have their own unique glass, and they will help enhance the party’s décor! Win win!

See where these lovely images were found:

Tiffany Blue Cosmopolitan shared on Host the Toast

Tiffany Blue Cosmopolitan shared on Host the Toast

Tiffany Blue Cosmopolitan shared on Host the Toast

Blue Dessert and Candy Bar

Blue Dessert and Candy Bar

Blue Dessert and Candy Bar – spotted on this pin

Teal Cupcakes

Teal Cupcakes

Teal Cupcakes – spotted on this pin

Ferrero Rocher Cake – shared on Let the Baking Begin!

Ferrero Rocher Cake – shared on Let the Baking Begin!

Ferrero Rocher Cake – shared on Let the Baking Begin!

Love is Sweet Cupcake Toppers – made by chocolatecanary on Etsy

Love is Sweet Cupcake Toppers – made by chocolatecanary on Etsy

Love is Sweet Cupcake Toppers – made by chocolatecanary on Etsy

Love Is Sweet Banner – made by DCBannerDesigns on Etsy

Love Is Sweet Banner – made by DCBannerDesigns on Etsy

Love Is Sweet Banner – made by DCBannerDesigns on Etsy

Love Is Sweet Treat Favor Bags – made by mavora on Etsy

Love Is Sweet Treat Favor Bags – made by mavora on Etsy

Love Is Sweet Treat Favor Bags – made by mavora on Etsy

Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes – spotted on this pin

What is your go to celebratory cocktail?