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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Confetti Balloon Summertime Party

Glitter may be the herpes of the craft world, but confetti is its equal in the realm of parties.

There’s something about these massive clear balloons with colorful confetti that is so light and airy, but still creates a festive, high energy feeling. Plus, the cleanup is much easier than just putting confetti everywhere! The oversized circle confetti plays off the oversized balloons, making proportions a feature of the decor. The same confetti circles used as a photo booth backdrop make a white wall really pop, and is easy to make. Smaller, confetti filled balloons gathered together as a centerpiece make an excellent complement to the look as well.

If you are worried about your next get-together looking a little drab and low energy, mix it up and throw a confetti balloon summertime party! Use this contained confetti to bring in a whimsy playfulness to your party, without having to deal with the mess of it all. A clever invitation and a few smart and strategic decor pieces can transform the vibe of any party instantly. From bridal showers, to birthday parties, to baby showers, confetti balloons can be your saving grace, especially in a last minute soiree.

Here is what I had in mind for this confetti balloon summertime party:

Confetti Balloon Summertime Party

Confetti Balloon Summertime Party

Be sure to stop and see where each element of this week’s easy summer party ideas board were found:

Giant Round Rainbow Confetti Balloon with Tissue Paper Tassel Garland – created and sold by WillowDistributors on Etsy

Mini Confetti Balloon Centerpiece – shared by Modern Moments

DIY Floating Confetti Photobooth – shared by Studio DIY

Medium Clear Balloons with Circle Confetti Decor – created and sold by ThePartyPostman on Etsy

Rainbow Confetti Table Runner and Accents – shared by Mirabelle Creations

DIY Confetti Balloon Invites – shared by DIYs.com

Don’t forget to pin all these great confetti balloon party elements for future reference, you never know when you’ll need them:

Do you like the idea of contained confetti at a party? Or do you prefer to bring in color through flowers, like this colorful wildflower celebration I shared last week?

 

Colorful Wildflower Party Ideas

Normally I try to have a really thoughtful and heavily themed party decor ideas board to share with you. But this week, I don’t! I’m just so inspired by these colorful and free flowing wildflower elements I’ve found lately, that they really don’t NEED to be in some themed event. They ARE the theme. Having big arrangements of long stem wild flowers with lots of greenery but with every color of the rainbow involved, makes it such an eye catching and energy infused event, whatever the event is for.

To me, this colorful wildflower party ideas board gives off this boho glam garden party. No one is really sitting on the floor, maybe there is one of those beautiful white tents on a lawn, but there is also no formal tea service and scones getting handed out by fancy butlers. I could see this working for a lovely daytime wedding, baby or bridal showers, or maybe even a fundraiser luncheon.

Enough dreaming up in the clouds, let’s take a look at this colorful wildflower party decor ideas board:

Colorful Wildflower Party Ideas

Be sure to see where I found each element from this week’s garden and wildflower decor board at:

Wine Ice Bucket with Frozen Flowers – shared on Flickr

Wildflower and Greenery Boho Tablescape with Candles – spotted on Pinterest

Massive Colorful Wildflower Arch Grand Entrance – shared on Wild at Heart

Colorful Wildflower Dessert Table Display – spotted on Pinterest

Chivari Chair with Sequin Cover and Colorful Wildflower Swag – also spotted on Pinterest

Naked Tiered Fruit Cake with Fresh Colorful Flowers – shared by Blossom Sweet

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

Do you like this take on a garden party? Or do you prefer more of a manicured garden party?

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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?

Colorful Streamers and Ribbons Party Ideas

Is it too much to ask for a summertime party that is colorful, doesn’t look cheesy, and also doesn’t cost a fortune? I don’t think so! While it’s easy to get swept up in beautiful tropical oasis soirees and exotic paradise island themed parties with all the inspiration on Pinterest, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to have all those specialty plants and decor to make a summertime party that wows. With some imagination, ribbon, streamers, and some string lights, you can create colorful party decor without it looking cheap or overdone. Here’s some ideas to get you started:

Colorful Streamers and Ribbons Party Ideas

Some of the key takeaways for this colorful streamers and ribbons party ideas board would be:

  • Keep your color range in the same hues – so do all warm colors, or all pastels, just don’t mix them together!
  • Length is key! Make sure you play with proportions and height for optimal impact.
  • Think about where there is movement. The great thing about using streamers and ribbon is they have natural fluid movement. Use that to your advantage with perimeter decor, hanging from trees, etc., and be careful of too much movement in traffic areas such as the entrance.

Be sure to check out where each of these inspiration images for a colorful streamers and ribbons party decor ideas board were found:

Hanging Rainbow Ribbon and Streamer Table Decor – shared in a roundup post by Felt Magnet

Colorful Outdoor Ribbons in a Tree with String Lights – shared in a roundup post by Decozilla

Rainbow Streamer Decorated Arch Entrance – shared in the Style Me Pretty Vault

Multi-Color Streamer Ribbon Photo Backdrop with String Lights – spotted on Pinterest

Vibrant Reception Lounge with Hanging Ribbon and Streamer Installation – featured on BizBash

Save and pin your favorites for future reference:

Do you think it’s possible to create party decor with streamers and ribbons without it looking too juvenile?

Summertime Unicorn Piñata Party

Higher temperatures = more outdoor parties!

While the temperatures are rising to meet their summer highs, so does the number of amazing outdoor party themes you have the option to choose from when getting ready for your next soiree. And what kid doesn’t love a fun party in the backyard over the weekend?

This week’s party idea board is a summertime unicorn piñata party, filled with pinatas of all sizes, and of course: the classic unicorn rainbow. I love the layered texture the pinatas naturally bring, but layering rainbows of colors just makes it that much more fun. It goes without saying, that plenty of colorful candy, treats, decorations, and drinks are a must for a successful unicorn party. I often think that a unicorn party is a lot like throwing a candy party, but with more of a whimsical and make believe element to it.

Quick tip: as the summer continues to heat up, I suggest going with warmer, more vibrant hues when selecting your unicorn piñata party decor.

Here’s what I had in mind for this week’s themed party idea board:

Summertime Unicorn Piñata Party

Summertime Unicorn Piñata Party

Be sure to see where I found each element of this summertime unicorn piñata party:

Unicorn Pinata Cake Topper – created and sold by LulaFlora on Etsy

Unicorn Pinata Table Centerpiece – shared on Kara’s Party Ideas

Miniature Unicorn Pinata Tutorial (for favors!) – tutorial shared on A Subtle Revelry

Unicorn Parade Balloon Photo Backdrop in Pink – shared by The Alison Show

Rainbow Unicorn Bacon Treat Bag Toppers – created and sold by SunshineParties

Custom Unicorn Pinata – created and sold by angelaspinatas on Etsy

Gold Glitter Name Sign Display – created and sold by HoorayPartyCo

Rainbow Treat Boxes – shared by Craftiness Is Not Optional

Oh, and if you need more ideas for throwing a unicorn party – be sure to check out my other posts inspired by the majestic creature, and enjoy my unicorn party board on Pinterest.

Don’t forget to pin your favorite elements of this week’s mood board:

What was your favorite party to attend over the summer when you were a kid?

** UPDATE: Check out how to create a set of DIY rainbow unicorn place mats AND a fabulous unicorn inspired centerpiece in my two new video tutorials, walking you through each DIY step by step!**

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Candy Gumdrops Party Ideas for Adults

Did you know that February 15 marks National Gumdrop Day? According to Holiday Insights, it is!

I love a good candy themed party as much as the next person, but I always wish there were more ideas out there for adults, either at the kid-friendly candy party, or FOR an adult focused, gumdrop themed party. So to help get some ideas out there for gumdrop candy party ideas for adults, I’ve put together a few of my favorite party ideas I’ve found so far.

The candy party decor ideas I’ve shared in this week’s gumdrop themed focus, include all of the major elements I would want at my candy party for adults. Thoughtful theme accents, personalized elements, delicious themed cocktails, a focal centerpiece, and a breathtaking and colorful table decor. Of course, photo booths, big props, entrance decor, clever invitations, and a million other amazing options are out there, and I’ve been pinning 200+ of my favorites. You never know when you may need them. Check out my candy and ice cream themed party ideas board on Pinterest for more fun ideas.

Here’s what I had in mind for this candy gumdrops party for adults:

Candy Gumdrops Party Ideas for Adults

Candy Gumdrops Party Ideas for Adults

Be sure to see where I found each element from this week’s gumdrop candy party for adult’s ideas board:

Gumdrop Party Buffet Food Labels – tutorial shared by Gimme Some Oven

Gumdrop Tree Centerpiece – shared by Southern Scraps

Colorful Candy Bar Tablescape and Place Setting – spotted on Pinterest

Gumdrop Cocktails – recipe shared by Tablespoon

Gumdrop Place Settings – spotted on Pinterest

Be sure to pin your favorites for future reference:

Candy Gumdrops Party Ideas for Adults

Candy Gumdrops Party Ideas for Adults

How quick do you think your adult friends would RSVP to an adult-only, candy themed party?

Gold Glitter and Pastel Shades Unicorn Birthday Party Ideas

The cuteness! It’s taking over Pinterest. Unicorns are EVERYWHERE, like an adorable plague of happiness and glitter. And to be honest, I’m not even mad! While we are being honest, I’m not even a super unicorn fan. I mean, I don’t HATE unicorns, no, but I was never like “OH MY GOSH UNICORN EVERYTHING”. But the idea of having a young child’s birthday with a full on, unicorn-fever theme….sounds like something I want to be part of.

Now me being me, I like a bit of bling at my events, thus the gold glitter element of this kid’s birthday party decor. Spectacularly shiny, gold glitter unicorns are found in each element, from the invitation, to unicorn party games, to the cake and dessert display, to even the goodie bags and photo backdrop. Cohesion is what it’s all about!

To balance out all that sparkles and shines, the rainbow colors are all along the pastel shades family, so as to not fight with the sparkling gold glitter unicorns. From what I can tell, based on my extensive unicorn party pinning, (check out my unicorn board on Pinterest if you need more ideas for a unicorn party!), an abundance of rainbows are a must for proper unicorn party, birthday or otherwise. Choosing which shade directions, warm or cool, you choose to go can greatly influence the feel of the event, so be sure to have a clear idea of your event mood before you start your shopping!

Here’s what I had in mind for this gold glitter and pastel shades unicorn birthday party ideas board:

Gold Glitter and Pastel Shades Unicorn Birthday Party Ideas

Gold Glitter and Pastel Shades Unicorn Birthday Party Ideas

Be sure to see where I found each element of this week’s kid’s birthday party ideas board:

Gold Glitter Unicorn Party Dessert Buffet Table with Pastel Accents – spotted on Pinterest

Pin the Horn on the Unicorn Printable Party Game – created and sold by SunshineParties on Etsy

Gold Glitter Unicorn Cupcake Topper – created and sold by ShinySoiree on Etsy

Gold Glitter Unicorn and Pink Roses Birthday Cake – shared by All That Glitters

Pastels and Gold Glitter Unicorn Invitation – created and sold by propshopboutique on Etsy

Gold Glitter Unicorn Favor Bags – created and sold by twinepaperscissors on Etsy

Unicorn Rainbow Pastels and Gold Sequin Garland Photo Backdrop – created and sold by ohMycharley on Etsy

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

What do you think of Unicorns, THE trending party theme on Pinterest right now?

 

** UPDATE: Check out how to create a set of DIY rainbow unicorn place mats AND a fabulous unicorn inspired centerpiece in my two new video tutorials, walking you through each DIY step by step!**

 

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7 Colorful Watercolor Wedding and Party Ideas

Don’t you just love showing up to a wedding or a party and being instantly energized by the vivid colors and pulsating energy produced by the decor and the space? It’s easy to spice up your next soiree by inviting color to your decor design, without turning it into a rainbow painting party (which would also be pretty fun, but I think we’ll save that for another time). This week’s wedding and party ideas board introduces you to 7 colorful watercolor wedding and party images that you should consider for your next event.

While each of these individual images of watercolor event decor ideas can be used together to create a beautiful wedding, they can just as easily be used for a luncheon, birthday party, or any other celebration. I would love to see this concept utilized for a spring time luncheon, in perhaps more pastel shades. But these energizing hues are also perfect for end of spring, beginning of summer soirees.

If you are looking for more ideas for your next painting, watercolor, or art inspired celebration, check out my board on Pinterest with 100’s of more ideas.

Here is what I had in mind for this colorful watercolor wedding and party ideas board:

7 Colorful Watercolor Wedding and Party Ideas

7 Colorful Watercolor Wedding and Party Ideas

Be sure to see where each inspirational image was found:

Colorful Watercolor Canvas Wedding or Photo Backdrop – shared in the Style Me Pretty Vault

Watercolor Burst Wedding Invitation – featured on Hello May

Watercolor Ceremony Welcome Sign – created and sold by BuffyWeddings on Etsy

Paint Splattered Cookies – shared on Instagram by SoniaSharmaEvents

Painted Colorful Cocktail Escort Cards – shared by Rachel Clingen

Colorful Modern Table Decor – spotted on Pinterest

Tiered Watercolor Wedding Cake – shared in a roundup post by Cake Wrecks

Don’t forget to pin your favorite elements for future reference:

Have you ever attended a wedding or dinner party in an art gallery?

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11 Kid’s Science Themed Party Ideas

Looking for a different theme for children’s birthday parties? Tired of seeing the cowboy or princess party every other weekend? Why not go for something fun and unexplored, and try hosting a science themed birthday party?

Not only is it not something you see in a cookie-cutter box store, but it has lots of opportunity to bring in fun learning and exploration possibilities. I especially am fond of it because it is a way to make science and curiosity fun for kids, but also a theme that girls and boys alike can share, without any gender bias.

To help get you brain flowing with ideas, I’ve put together 11 of my favorite ideas for a kids science themed party. Of course, they can be used together or apart, but they cover all of the major elements you’d want at a party like this. A cool food display, fun treats, and of course lots of decor ideas to make the day extra special. Here they are:

11 Kid’s Science Themed Party Ideas
11 Kid’s Science Themed Party Ideas

Be sure to see where I found each element from this week’s party ideas and inspiration board:

Lab Security Scan Entrance – spotted on Pinterest

Science Lab Party Food Buffet Display – shared by Michelle’s Party Plan-It

Petri Dish Jelly Party Treats – shared in a roundup post by Hip Hip Hooray

DIY Printable Mad Scientist Badge – created and shared by Rays of Bliss

Chocolate Science Molecule Printable Party Favor Wrapper – shared by Hostess with the Mostess

Kid’s Science Themed Dessert Station – shared by Emily Waltenbaugh on Kara’s Party Ideas

DIY Molecule Decor – tutorial by Style be Emily Henderson

Dry Ice Science Beaker Drink – shared by Penny’s Parties

Printable Science Birthday Invitation – created and sold by ThePartyDarlingLLC on Etsy

Kid’s Tiered Science Themed Birthday Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Bio-hazard Lab Birthday Favor Treat Box – shared by Spaceships and Laser Beams

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

Need more ideas for a science or medical themed party? Check out my board on Pinterest dedicated to all things science and medical party ideas. I’ve pinned a lot of great party activities that kids of all ages will enjoy.

Have you ever attended a science themed party before?

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