Modern Event Reception in Turquoise and Yellow (with a Touch of Paisley)

Years ago, and I mean YEARS ago, back when I started sharing these weekly wedding and party inspiration boards, I created an ideas board for a turquoise and yellow wedding, with a hint of paisley. That was 4 years ago, FOUR.

I like to think a lot has changed in the fluidity and cohesiveness of my boards. My inspiration has changed, and my interests have switched from weddings to more social and fundraising events and themes. Periodically I like to go back and look at some of my earlier work, revamp it, and take a stab at it with all of the new ideas being shared these days.

This week, I look back at my turquoise and yellow event, and bring it into a more modern and warmer design concept, with turquoise blue, bright yellow, and chartreuse green all mixed in. A little paisley print thrown in with the linens adds interesting contrast, while the colorful lounges and additional solid linens help balance out all the colors.

Here’s what I had in mind for this modern take on a turquoise and yellow event with a touch of paisley and wood:

Modern Event Reception in Turquoise and Yellow (with a Touch of Paisley) by Unique Pastiche Events

Be sure to see where each element of this reception idea’s and inspiration board were found:

  • Turquoise Blue, Yellow and Dark Royal Blue Event Reception Lounge – furniture by AFR Events
  • Chartreuse Green, Turquoise Blue and Wood Colorful Dinner Reception and Tablescapes – linens by BBJ
  • Tall Modern Centerpiece with White Vase and Yellow Flowers – shared on Style Me Pretty
  • Yellow and White Centerpieces on Turquoise Tablescape – spotted on Pinterest
  • Yellow, Blue, Green, and White Paisley Tablescape – shared by Blueprint Studios

Love some of these elements? Pin your faves for future reference!

Which do you like better? My original idea board from 2013, or the 2017 version?

 

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Navy Blue and Sunshine Yellow Summer Soiree Ideas

Some things just go together, like chocolate and peanut butter, or salt and pepper. In a not so foody sense, so does blue and yellow. One of my most favorite color combinations for the summer in blue and yellow, because I find that it tends to be greatly underused. It can be feminine or masculine, formal or informal, but still retain a quality to it that makes it appropriate to be used for guests of honor of all ages. It’s all about how you incorporate the colors!

Texture is always at the top of my mind when I am putting together this party idea boards, so when I was dreaming up this navy blue and sunshine yellow summer soiree ideas board, it was important to me to figure out where the texture and dimension would be. For this particular event, I opted to have the smaller scale texture double as the yellow, as lots of fresh sunshine yellow flowers are used to run down the table and make perfect centerpieces and room decor. To help create a larger sense of texture, but also integrate the navy blue, I decided to use oversized tissue paper pompoms that included yellow, navy blue, but also some neutrals such as gray and white via additional paper lanterns.

With such a colorful table full of contrast, and a well decorated dessert spread, it’s easy to host this summer soiree party, without it looking too nautical or themed. Here’s what I had in mind for this navy blue and sunshine yellow summer soiree:

Navy Blue and Sunshine Yellow Summer Soiree Ideas

Be sure to see where each element of this summer soiree ideas board was found:

Single Tier White Textured Cake with Yellow Ranunculus Flower – created by Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery

Navy Blue and Sunshine Yellow Summer Party Dessert Table – shared in a roundup post by Deer Pearl Flowers

Sunshine Yellow and Navy Blue Tablecloth Estate Table Decor – shared on The Knot

Navy Blue, Mustard Yellow, and Gray Pom Poms – created and sold by DellaCartaDecor on Etsy

White Square Vases with Yellow Flower Arrangements – also shared on The Knot

Yellow, Navy Blue, and Gray Pom Pom and Paper Sphere Decor – shared on Indulgy

Don’t forget to pin your favorites for later:

What is your favorite color combination for summer?

A Wedding on a Snowy Winter Night

Imagine a cold winters night, while it’s gently snowing outside. That serene feeling of calmness, layered with the beauty of the dark night and fresh white snow. Towering branchy white trees above, and dimly light lamp posts nearby to mark your path. Twinkling stars above, and candle accents here and there. What you are envisioning is my take on a wedding on a snowy winter night. As you are imagining this, did your fantasy look develop into something with dark, deep blues and crisp whites? Mine certainly did.

The addition of lamp post accents in the escort cards, and in the area decor take this winter wedding to a more unique, one of a kind look. Having a lamp post is not the most traditional of decor choices, but certainly lends itself to this unique theme, and adds to the ambiance of the decor, especially if the event is held in a specialty tent with taller ceiling options. Here’s what I had in mind for this nighttime winter wedding:

A Wedding on a Snowy Winter Night

A Wedding on a Snowy Winter Night

Be sure to see where I found each of the elements of this week’s wedding idea board:

Nighttime Snowy Winter Wedding Altar and Ceremony Decor with Lamp Post Accents – designed by Lid’s Event House

Dark Blue Tent Ceiling with White Seating and Tables – shared in a roundup by Bodas and Weddings

Tall White Branch Winter Centerpiece with Hanging Crystals and Candles – spotted on Pinterest

Mini Lamp Post Escort Cards – shared in the Style Me Pretty Vault

Dark Blue Up Light Room with White Winter Branches and Lamp Post Decor – created and designed by GreyHare

Winter Wedding Invitation with Trees in White and Blue – created and sold by GooseCornerGreetings on Etsy

Pin your favorite elements:

Have you ever seen a lamp post incorporated into event decor before?

Modern and Clean Thanksgiving Decor in Maroon and Turquoise Blue

As we find ourselves in that final stretch before Christmas madness takes over, it’s important to remember that all of the stress we put on ourselves during the holiday season is not as significant as who is around us. It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season and forget that all these get togethers and parties are there for us to connect with our friends and family, not to show off or one-up someone’s pumpkin pie. With that mindset at the forefront of your thoughts, allow me to present to you the concept and idea for this week’s Thanksgiving decor idea board.

For this week’s theme, I choose to create a calming but welcoming effect with this modern and clean styling Thanksgiving decor. Maroon and turquoise blue are the heroes of this color palette, with crisp whites and silvery greys accent in the background, merging with the inevitable orange hues of natural autumn decor. Creating such a warm and inviting environment for you and your guests to share can help foster a relaxed and more intimate visit, with the focus on each others company, and not overwhelming decor. Why not try it in these shades?

Here’s what I had in mind for a modern and clean Thanksgiving decor in maroon and turquoise blue:

Modern and Clean Thanksgiving Decor in Maroon and Turquoise Blue

Modern and Clean Thanksgiving Decor in Maroon and Turquoise Blue

Be sure to see where I found each of the elements in this week’s party decor inspiration board:

Turquoise Blue Macaron Tower – featured on OPRAH

Turquoise and Fuchsia Rustic Tablescape – shared in a roundup post by Happy Wedd

Teal, Turquoise, and Maroon Thanksgiving Dinner Printable Invitation – created and sold by inglishdigidesign on Etsy

Modern Thanksgiving and Autumn Table in Grey, White, Blue, and Maroon – spotted on Pinterest

Blue Front Door with Modern Autumn Wreath Decor and Pumpkins – shared in a roundup post by Brit+co

Vibrant Blue Pumpkin with Sequin Details – shared by Squirrelly Minds

Looking for more modern takes on Thanksgiving decor? Or perhaps you find you’re looking for more traditional decor? I’ve got plenty of suggestions for both! Take a look at my Fall party inspiration gallery. Or better yet, pin along with me on Pinterest to see more inspiration!

Citrus Themed Thanksgiving Decor

Do you ever find yourself drawn to unusual takes on traditional decor? Maybe when everyone is focused on red and green, you opt for a stylized modern white and gold vignette? Or perhaps you find a unique way to incorporate warm citrus hues into your Thanksgiving table. When I first saw this teal buffet, with its rustic branch elements and citrus accents, I knew it wouldn’t be for everyone, but it would absolutely be a look for me. As a native Floridian, I am often spoiled by our year-round access to fresh and delicious citrus. There is something to captivating and warming about the vibrant hues of the lightly textured fruit. After seeing this simple but beautiful buffet spread, I thought that Thanksgiving and citrus really do make for quite the duo. They both emanate warmth and happiness, but I think it’s the citrus that really elevates this Thanksgiving decor to a higher level, bringing in a sense of freshness to the table.

Shades of a teal blue and off white help balance out the orange hues, as to protect them from overwhelming the decor, but it’s the textures and shapes that really help to keep this look from becoming overdone. The different shapes and sizes of the fresh fruit table runner softens the design, especially with the foliage and branch accents mixed in. This teal blue and citruss hue styling lends itself to a smaller, more intimate dinner party experience.

Here’s what I had in mind for this citrus themed Thanksgiving decor:

Citrus Themed Thanksgiving Decor

Citrus Themed Thanksgiving Decor

Be sure to see where each element for this teal and citrus Thanksgiving idea board came from:

Citrus and Teal Rustic Food Buffet Display – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Blue and White Thanksgiving Place Setting – Decor Tutorial shared by The Kitchn

Teal Blue and Orange Fruit Runner Medley Table Centerpiece – shared by MYDOMAINE

Shades of Teal Blue and Orange Candle Holder Tutorial – shared by Martha Stewart Weddings

Orange Basket and Candle Accent Decor – shared on DigsDigs

Chocolate Orange Cake with Salted Cream Cheese Frosting – recipe shared by Hummingbird High

How adventurous are you with your Thanksgiving decor?

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Rockets and Ribbons – Patriotic 4th of July Party Ideas

Can you believe that the 4th of July is less than a month away?

With all of the tragic events that have occurred in our country in the last week, especially in Orlando, I felt as if it was necessary to create an inspired, red white and blue themed party. As our country mourns the deaths of countless individuals from the Orlando shootings, I think it’s important to highlight our ability to come together as a community, and as a nation.

This week I have created a party idea board for Fourth of July celebrations, with an emphasis for family friendly festivities. It’s so important for our country to come together and rejoice in the many freedoms we are fortunate to have, especially in times like these. This family-centered patriotic party idea board has two elements I’m quite fond of: rocket fireworks and free flowing ribbons!

I loved seeing so many great takes on fireworks as party décor, that I just knew I had to incorporate them in this week’s party idea board. To balance out their straight, rigid lines, I’ve brought in free flowing ribbons in red, white, and blue to soften the design.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Rockets and Ribbons – Patriotic 4th of July Party Ideas

Rockets and Ribbons – Patriotic 4th of July Party Ideas

Be sure to stop by and see where I found each of these elements in this week’s patriotic party idea board in red, white, and blue:

Fabric Rockets for the Garden – shared by HGTV

Patriotic Tissue Paper Tassel Garland – tutorial shared by Landeelu

Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Centerpiece with Fireworks and Rockets – found on Pinterest (no link working)

4th of July Candy Rockets – tutorial shared by All Things G&D

Firework Photo Outdoor Stand Photo backdrop – available on Lemondrop Backdrops

4th of July Bike Parade Décor – spotted on Pinterest (link not working)

Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Ribbon Garlands with Market Lights – shared in a roundup post on Babble

If you need more ideas for Independence Day, or any red, white, and blue patriotic party, check out my board on Pinterest lots of inspiration.

How do you like to celebrate Independence Day?

Rustic Sunflower and Navy Country Sunset Reception

“Never look directly at the sun. Instead, look at the sunflower.” This quote resonates seamlessly with this week’s wedding and party idea board. Picture a rustic country soiree, with lots of lanterns filled with candles, and vibrant sunflowers everywhere you look. Hints of navy help balance out the bright yellows in the sunflowers, and add pops of color to the rustic elements.

I’d love to see this summer celebration take place outside on a beautiful country property, perhaps with rolling hills and a vintage barn a little off in the distance.  If you felt so compelled to, this party idea board could easily transform into a rustic country wedding filled with the same sunflowers and navy blue elements. A natural branch altar adorned with sunflowers and navy ribbons would be all you need to add. And I’ll be the first to say I’m not normally one to choose country anything, but sunflowers have always been a favorite of mine. They have such a happy energy that they seem to radiate out, naturally making them the perfect flower to be at the center of this event design. I can only imagine what the ambiance would be like after the sun sets, as the candles are all flickering and enhancing the glow of the sunflowers that are everywhere you look. I bet it would be magical!

Here’s what I had in mind for this summer soiree idea board:

Rustic Country - Sunflower and Navy Soiree at Sunset

Rustic Country – Sunflower and Navy Soiree at Sunset

Be sure to stop by and see where I found each of these images for more information:

Rustic Brown Weathered Wood and Metal Candle Lantern – sold by LittleBitMyStyle on Etsy

Yellow and Navy Summer Centerpiece and Tablescape with Sunflowers – shared by Southern Bride and Groom Magazine

Country Place Setting – shared on Burnett’s Board

Popcorn Bar – available by Grand Rapids Popcorn

Country Lanterns with Candles and Sunflower Vignette – spotted on Pinterest

DIY Sunflower Save the Date Printable Postcard – created and sold by VGInvites on Etsy

Rustic Sunflower Cupcake Dessert Bar – shared in a roundup post by Deer Pearl Flowers

What is your favorite summer flower?

Colorful Dinosaur Party Ideas for Girls

Girls like dinosaurs too!

I never got why boys were always the ones having the dinosaur and ninja themed parties, and girls always had to have the spa or princess themed parties. That is just absurd! Girls can like dinosaurs, ninjas, and event racing themed parties too.

And so to honor the strong, confident girls around the world who want to celebrate among dinos, I have put together this week’s inspiration board, for them. The concept was to have a colorful dinosaur birthday party for girls, which was not completely pink, purple and full of gentility.

But you know what I found? It’s actually pretty hard to find dinosaur themed birthday party posts for girls that are not full of princess crowns, tutus, and bright pink. So I thought I would incorporate lots of vibrant colors throughout to make this event perfect for the dino loving little girl that could care less about a tiara and a doesn’t mind what color her dinosaur friends are.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Colorful Dinosaur Party Ideas for Girls by Unique Pastiche Events

Colorful Dinosaur Party Ideas for Girls by Unique Pastiche Events

 

Be sure to see where I found each and every one of these images:

“Girls like dinosaurs too” T-shirt – sold via CafePress by WhiteDogBlackDog

Printable Dinosaur Food Signs – created and sold by iwedfred on Etsy

Dino Tails Favors – shared by Buggie and Jellybean

Dinosaur Party Cutlery and Napkin Flatware Set – created and sold by MadHatterPartyBox on Etsy

Dinosaur Birthday Cake Video Tutorial – shared by My Cake School

Krispy Colorful Eggs (Dino Eggs) – recipe shared by The Pioneer Woman

Digital Girl Dinosaur Birthday Party Invitation in Green and Orange – created and sold by ZoeyBlueDesigns on Etsy

Green, Blue, and Purple Polka Dot Balloons with Dinosaur Weights as Table Décor – shared by Craftiness is not Optional

Dinosaur Birthday Party Hat – created and sold by PoshBoxParties on Etsy

Colorful Dinosaur Track Print Biscuits / Cookies – recipe shared by Tesco

Personalized Dinosaur Birthday Party Favor Bags – created and sold by ShopPsychobaby on Etsy

DIY Dinosaur Party Plate Tutorial – shared by Spaceships and Laser Beams

I think there is just the right balance of femininity in this week’s birthday party idea board, what do you think?

Oh – if you need more ideas: stop by my Pinterest board dedicated to all things dinosaur party ideas.

**UPDATE** Check out my DIY decor and party site A Sparkly Life for Me to see some cute DIY Dino party tablescapes!

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Elaborate Serenity Blue Hydrangea Wedding Ideas

Serenity or Rose Quartz? If you had to pick one, which would it be?

If you aren’t sure what I’m talking about, let me fill you in. The 2016 Pantone Color of the Year is actually two colors: Serenity and Rose Quartz. Check them out here if you haven’t seen them already.

I can’t say I normally would have opted to use either of those colors in anything I normally do, but you know I like a good challenge. This week I set forth with the challenge to do an elaborate wedding in the tricky color: Serenity. From what I see, Serenity is a periwinkle blue-purple that is cool and very soft. Loving the softness of the color, I decided to put together an over-the-top wedding inspiration board for you this week, full of soft colors and delicate hydrangeas.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Elaborate Serenity Blue Hydrangea Wedding Ideas

Be sure to stop by and see where each of the images from this week’s idea board were found:

Romona Keveza’s Stunning Fall 2016 Hydrangea Wedding Gown –shared on The Knot

Serenity Blue Hydrangea Wedding Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Purple Blue Watercolor Floral Escort Cards – created and sold by PaperbyCharmCat on Etsy

Serenity Blue Hydrangea Floral Arrangement – shared in a roundup post on MODWEDDING

Blue and Purple Hydrangea Wedding Aisle Décor – spotted on Pinterest

Custom Wedding Invitations with Hydrangea Flowers – shared on Mospens Studio

Serenity Periwinkle Rose Petal Flower Basket Petals – available on Advantage Bridal

Lavish Blue and White Wedding Reception Table Centerpieces and Décor – shared in a roundup post on MODWEDDING

Serenity or Rose Quartz? If you had to pick one, which would it be?

 

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?