Feminine Soiree in Blush and White – Event Decor Ideas

It’s the simple things sometimes that make events great. A good color combination. A fantastic live band. Amazing food served to perfection. I often think that it’s the event decor and concept behind the event that makes it not just memorable, but enjoyable.

Now I’m not saying you have to go all out themed to the max or anything. But a little thought and a little planning go a long way, For example, a few weeks ago I shared this sophisticated blush and gold decor ideas board, perfect for any number of events. It’s traditional, elegant, sophisticated. It looks like it is a higher end event, not because of the blush pink, white, and gold. No, it looks so refined because of the strategic use of items and shapes combined.

Using those same colors: blush pink, white, and gold- I am able to create many feels to an event. For example, the board below is the same color combination, but with a modern flair, with an emphasis on feminine softness to it. Here’s what I had in mind for this take on a feminine soiree in blush and white:

Feminine Soiree in Blush and White - Event Decor Ideas

Feminine Soiree in Blush and White – Event Decor Ideas

Be sure to see where each element of this soft pink reception decor came from:

  • Ribbon Chandelier in Shades of Pink and Blush – shared by Todd Events
  • White Baby Grand Piano with Pink Hurricane Vases on a White Circular Stage Under a Crystal Chandelier – by The Angels
  • Blush Pink Sequin and White Reception Lounge Seating – spotted on Pinterest
  • Blush and White Event Tent and Decor with Draped Ceilings, Lounge Groupings, and Chandelier – shared in a round up by MODWEDDING
  • Tented Blush Pink Draped Bar with Crystal Chandelier Accents – spotted on Pinterest
  • Ivory White and Blush Pink Hydrangea and Rose Simple Centerpiece with Green Foliage Accents – shared by Katelyn James
  • Simple Bud Vase Centerpiece with Blush Pink Roses on Blush Rosette Tablecloth Linen – shared on MODWEDDING

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

 

Which do you like more? This week’s modern and feminine soiree, or the more traditional and classic gala ideas in blush and gold?

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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End of Summer Dinner Party Soiree in Berry Hues

Yes, I realize that TECHNICALLY summer isn’t over for a few more weeks. But you know what? It’s hot. It’s realllllly hot here in Florida. Low to mid-90s, high humidity, all sunshine, minimal rain. It’s brutal. So to take my mind off the heat, I thought about what I would do to make the most of this weekend, leading me into this week’s party ideas board. I was thinking how great it would be to have a beautiful patio, with nice rich shades of dark purples and plums. This fairytale patio would be the perfect setting for my end of summer, dinner party soiree.  Delicious berries would be the highlight of the menu. From cool drinks to sweet treats, a hint of berry could be found throughout the evening. Simple centerpieces near a vibrant, living wall of succulents with candlelight shimmering from hanging lanterns, would just make for a wonderful evening among friends and family. While I’m waving my magic wand to dream this up, I throw in an extra swish and flick to get a personal chef who would prepare this meal. Oh and a helpful staff that would help tidy up after!
Here’s what I had in mind for this berry hued summer dinner party:

End of Summer Dinner Party Soiree in Berry Hues

End of Summer Dinner Party Soiree in Berry Hues

Be sure to see where I found each of the different elements from this week’s summer dinner soiree:

Berry and Plum Modern Outdoor Living Room Patio – shared by the Seattle Times

Plum and Purple Party Invitation Printable – created and sold by Time4TeaParties on Etsy

Purple, Plum, and Berry Food Display – spotted on Pinterest

Vertical Succulent Wall (to be used as a photo backdrop) – spotted on Tumblr

Red Wine Berry Spritzer – recipe shred by Aggie’s Kitchen

Purple Plum Submerged Wisteria Centerpieces – shared by Desiree Banka on Flickr

Blackberry Ombre Popsicles – recipe shared by Tutti Dolci, All Sweets

Purple Plum Petal Photo Booth Backdrop – shared by blkbridalbliss on Instagram

What is your favorite end of summer tradition?

Black, White, Green and ICE! – Wedding Anniversary Ideas

Yup- you read correctly: black, white, green and ice!

Picture this: it’s a decade or two from now. You’ve been with your other half for ages. You are surrounded by family, friends and loved ones. You want to throw a fabulous wedding anniversary. But it’s winter, and everything is red, green and gold. You want something modern, but elegant. You want something chic, dramatic…. You want WOW!

Go with a black, white and green (and ice!) color theme! It is modern, can be done easily, and is incredibly chic. This anniversary is going to be like no others. You’re having a specialty tent erected, custom ice sculptures crafted, luxurious linens delivered, and the best caterer in town.

Here’s what I’m envisioning for you, beyond that white carpet entrance:

Black, White, Green and ICE! - Wedding Anniversary Idea

Black, White, Green and ICE! – Wedding Anniversary Idea

Here are the details on the elements that will go into a memorable event like this:

Dendrobium Explosion Centerpiece – shared on Silk Flower Depot

Dendrobium Explosion Centerpiece – shared on Silk Flower Depot

Dendrobium Explosion Centerpiece – shared on Silk Flower Depot

Dramatic Black Satin Chair Covers - shared on DecorFox

Dramatic Black Satin Chair Covers – shared on DecorFox

Dramatic Black Satin Chair Covers – shared on DecorFox

Ice Sculpture Vase – spotted on Pinterest

Ice Sculpture Vase – spotted on Pinterest

Ice Sculpture Vase – spotted on Pinterest

Green, White and Black Cake – made by Maggie Austin CAKE

Green, White and Black Cake – made by Maggie Austin CAKE

Green, White and Black Cake – made by Maggie Austin CAKE

Modern Lattice Invitation Set – made by lauraleidesign on Etsy

Modern Lattice Invitation Set – made by lauraleidesign on Etsy

Modern Lattice Invitation Set – made by lauraleidesign on Etsy

Ice Sculpture and Food Buffet Station – spotted on Pinterest

Ice Sculpture and Food Buffet Station – spotted on Pinterest

Ice Sculpture and Food Buffet Station – spotted on Pinterest

Black and White Tent – shared on Whimsy

Black and White Tent – shared on Whimsy

Black and White Tent – shared on Whimsy

Ice Sculpture Champagne Display – shared by Pepper’s Fine Catering on Flickr

Ice Sculpture Champagne Display – shared by Pepper’s Fine Catering on Flickr

Ice Sculpture Champagne Display – shared by Pepper’s Fine Catering on Flickr

Black and White Lounge – spotted on Pinterest

Black and White Lounge – spotted on Pinterest

Black and White Lounge – spotted on Pinterest

 

I LOVE the ice element, don’t you? It just has so much impact! What I really love about this theme is its versatility. While I originally planned this inspiration board for a wedding anniversary, it would work just as well for a wedding, a holiday party, or a gala fundraiser. The sky is the limit with this design!

Fill in the blank: Black, White and ………? (What color would you choose?)

 

 

Holiday Cookie Exchange Party Ideas

Nom nom nom – COOKIES!

I’ve had cookies on the mind. I think it’s because a few weeks ago I shared an inspiration board for hosting a cookie decorating party. And I really think that it is a fun seasonal activity that kids (and adults!) can enjoy. Since that post I have been thinking about how fun it would be if you could host a holiday cookie exchange party. Maybe get all your neighbors together, or do this instead of a holiday office party. It would be fun, and way more interesting – ESPECIALLY if you tell people it is a competition. People get SUPER competitive…before you know it, people will be quoting the recipe from some top chef they spent hours perfecting, possibly arguing over who’s frosting is better. I can just see it now: everyone hyped up from all the sugar, possibly too many holiday cocktails, then the scoring begins…..oh what a night.

See what I’m talking about? There must be something about cookies. Here’s what I had in mind- and yes, I went on that sugar plum meets ginger bread land route. I think it’s appropriate, don’t you?

Holiday Cookie Exchange Party Ideas

Holiday Cookie Exchange Party Ideas

 

Check out where I spotted these fabulous elements:

Holiday Cookie Exchange Party Package – made by OhCreativeOne on Etsy

Holiday Cookie Exchange Party Package – made by OhCreativeOne on Etsy

Holiday Cookie Exchange Party Package – made by OhCreativeOne on Etsy

Cookie Swap Banner – made by BannerCheerJR on Etsy

Cookie Swap Banner – made by BannerCheerJR on Etsy

Cookie Swap Banner – made by BannerCheerJR on Etsy

Personalized Christmas Gift Bucket and Tumbler Set – made by DottedDesigns on Etsy

Personalized Christmas Gift Bucket and Tumbler Set – made by DottedDesigns on Etsy

Personalized Christmas Gift Bucket and Tumbler Set – made by DottedDesigns on Etsy

Gingerbread Décor Wall Decals – made by Twistmo on Etsy

Gingerbread Décor Wall Decals – made by Twistmo on Etsy

Gingerbread Décor Wall Decals – made by Twistmo on Etsy

Candy Cane Cookie Holder – shared on Pottery Barn Kids

Candy Cane Cookie Holder – shared on Pottery Barn Kids

Candy Cane Cookie Holder – shared on Pottery Barn Kids

Christmas Cookie Dessert Station – shared on Delish

Christmas Cookie Dessert Station – shared on Delish

Christmas Cookie Dessert Station – shared on Delish

See- all you really need for this party is some friends, some festive decorations, and a batch or two of cookies on a table. Easy as pie!

If you could only eat ONE Christmas cookie a year- what would you choose to have this year?

Beads and Lace – A Glamorous Vintage Wedding Inspiration Board

I don’t know what it is, but I am totally in such a vintage mode lately! This week I just kept feeling like I need to do an inspiration board that was for the classy couple that loves that refined, vintage vibe. For this week’s inspiration board, I’m focusing on ornate beading, with light floral and lace accents, and a neutral but sophisticated color palette. Here’s what I had in mind:

https://uniquepasticheevents.com/2014/11/19/beads-and-lace-a-glamourous-vintage-wedding-inspiration-board/

Beads and Lace – A Glamorous Vintage Wedding Inspiration Board by Unique Pastiche Events
See the full post here:
https://uniquepasticheevents.com/2014/11/19/beads-and-lace-a-glamourous-vintage-wedding-inspiration-board/

See where these beautiful images were found:

Beaded Cake Server and Knife Set –made by WEDUP on Etsy

Beaded Cake Server and Knife Set –made by WEDUP on Etsy

Beaded Cake Server and Knife Set –made by WEDUP on Etsy

Beaded Chair Cover – spotted on Pinterest

Beaded Chair Cover – spotted on Pinterest

Beaded Chair Cover – spotted on Pinterest

Silver Beaded Wedding Bouquet – made by hairbowswonderworld on Etsy

Silver Beaded Wedding Bouquet – made by hairbowswonderworld on Etsy

Silver Beaded Wedding Bouquet – made by hairbowswonderworld on Etsy

Art Deco Inspired Wedding Dress – by Johanna Johnson and shared on Bridal Musings

Art Deco Inspired Wedding Dress – by Johanna Johnson and shared on Bridal Musings

Art Deco Inspired Wedding Dress – by Johanna Johnson and shared on Bridal Musings

Deco Beaded Clutch – sold on BHLDN

Deco Beaded Clutch – sold on BHLDN

Deco Beaded Clutch – sold on BHLDN

Lady Absinth Fountain Set – spotted on Pinterest

Lady Absinth Fountain Set – spotted on Pinterest

Lady Absinth Fountain Set – spotted on Pinterest

Sophisticated Centerpiece – shared on MODWEDDING

Sophisticated Centerpiece – shared on MODWEDDING

Sophisticated Centerpiece – shared on MODWEDDING

Fancy White Laser Cut Wedding Invitation – made by WishmadeCards on Etsy

Fancy White Laser Cut Wedding Invitation – made by WishmadeCards on Etsy

Fancy White Laser Cut Wedding Invitation – made by WishmadeCards on Etsy

When you hear “classic wedding”, what comes to mind?

 

Apple Themed Fall Dinner Party

I had so much fun creating last week’s pumpkin inspired dinner party, I created another fabulous dinner party idea board for this week – but themed around apples! I was channeling a cool fall night, some close friends over….and thought about what would I want to have. I knew good food was a must (and these recipes have rave reviews!) with simple but pretty apple elements. Here’s what I had in mind:

Apple Themed Dinner Party and Menu Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

Apple Themed Dinner Party and Menu Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

Grab the recipes for these great dishes and find out more about these ideas at their sources:

 

Tartelelettes Pommes Bouquets Et Caramel Au Beurre Sale (Caramel Apples Tartelelettes Bouquets And Butter Sauce I think) – recipe shared by DOLLYJESSY

Tartelelettes Pommes Bouquets Et Caramel Au Beurre Sale (Caramel Apples Tartelelettes Bouquets And Butter Sauce I think) – recipe shared by DOLLYJESSY

Tartelelettes Pommes Bouquets Et Caramel Au Beurre Sale (Caramel Apples Tartelelettes Bouquets And Butter Sauce I think) – recipe shared by DOLLYJESSY

Apple Pie on the Rocks – recipe shared by Vegan Yack Attack

Apple Pie on the Rocks – recipe shared by Vegan Yack Attack

Apple Pie on the Rocks – recipe shared by Vegan Yack Attack

Apple Place Card – shared in a roundup on Curbly

Apple Place Card – shared in a roundup on Curbly

Apple Place Card – shared in a roundup on Curbly

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Apple & Gruyere Bites – recipe shared by Table for Two

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Apple & Gruyere Bites – recipe shared by Table for Two

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Apple & Gruyere Bites – recipe shared by Table for Two

Napkin Leaf – shared in a roundup by Canadian Home Trends

Napkin Leaf – shared in a roundup by Canadian Home Trends

Napkin Leaf – shared in a roundup by Canadian Home Trends

Apple Candles - spotted on Pinterest

Apple Candles – spotted on Pinterest

Apple Candles – spotted on Pinterest

If you had to choose only one to enjoy during Autumn, which would it be: Apple or Pumpkin?