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?

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Mechanic’s Car Garage Party Ideas

Vroom vroom! Doesn’t it feel like this year is racing by? I swear not too long ago I was thinking, “Oh, I have PLENTY of time to prepare for Mother’s Day.” Boy was I wrong. Before I know it Father’s Day will be on us, and I thought it would be in my best interest to start brainstorming ideas for the perfect party for any special guy in your life.

This week I thought I would take our party ideas mood board and channel a home mechanics car garage as party inspiration. Of course, I think this would be great for Dad’s birthday party, or even Father’s Day, but it’s got a lot of potential for different uses.  Channeling the more casual home garage vibe in this party inspiration board, it allows the environment to be much more relaxed, perfect for an afternoon BBQ or even translate into an evening soiree with a few friends and family.

Here’s what I had in mind for a mechanic’s car garage party ideas board:

Mechanic's Garage Car Themed Party Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

Mechanic’s Garage Car Themed Party Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

If you are looking for even more ideas for hosting any sort of car themed party, take a look through THIS board dedicated to all things cars and monster truck party ideas I’ve curated on Pinterest.

Be sure to see where each element of this week’s mechanic’s car garage party ideas came from:

Garage Toolbox Drink Cart – shared on Hostess with the Mostess

Mechanics Toolbox Party Favors Station – spotted on Pinterest

Car Mechanic Party Food Buffet in Tool Box – spotted on Pinterest

Car Themed Party Tool Set Silverware Sets Display – spotted on Pinterest

Garage Tools Centerpiece – spotted on Pinterest

Car Party Oil Can Wraps for Bean Bag Toss – spotted on Pinterest

Diamond Plate Tile Photo Wall – tiles available from Car Guy Garage

Car Themed Diamond Plate Charger and Place Setting – spotted on Pinterest

**Normally I don’t have such a hard time finding the original sources for the images I use for inspiration boards, but this week proved exceptionally challenging. If you know of any of the original sources, please let me know so I can update the links accordingly! Many thanks!**

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

What type of unique party themes for guys have you discovered on Pinterest?

Ice Queen Inspired Winter Wedding

Do you find yourself getting all warm and fuzzy on the inside when you think of the coldest days of winter? Are you at your happiest spot on the icy, cold days when there is barely any sun to note? Or maybe you are just a fan of Frozen, and have your heart set on an icy, winter themed wedding.

If any of those ring true to you, or even if you are a bespoke bride who loves pushing the boundaries, you are going to love this week’s wedding idea board.

Channeling my inner Ice Queen love, I scoured the internet for some of the top ideas for an icy winter wedding. This wasn’t just any celebration, oh no. I’ve shared my take on a frozen icicle holiday party before. This wedding inspiration board had to be fit for the ice queen herself. A complete vision of venue, ice sculptures, frosted icicle accents, and of course: a massive ice bar.

After days of searching for the perfect images of what I was envisioning, I have created this Ice Queen inspired winter wedding ideas board for your viewing pleasure:

Ice Queen Inspired Winter Wedding

Ice Queen Inspired Winter Wedding

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

Icicle Crown – spotted on Pinterest

Ice Bar and Display – also found on Pinterest

Etched Icicle Wedding Invitation – shared on Ruffled

Frozen Crystal Snowflake Bridal Bouquet – created and sold by BridalBouquetsbyKy on Etsy (be sure to see their matching boutonniere!)

Icicle Ice Sculpture Centerpieces – captured and shared by Shaunae Teske Photography

Icy Venue and Tablescape at Snow Village, Parc Jean-Drapeau – featured on Elegant Wedding

Icy Winter Wonderland Champagne Wedding Glasses – created and sold by Alantida on Etsy

Don’t forget to pin your favorite elements:

Are you cool enough to handle an icy wedding like this? Or do you find yourself longing for a spring wedding on the countryside?

 

Once Upon a Time Storybook Gala Ideas

It’s getting to be that time of the year again….fundraisers, holiday galas, office parties….invites are starting to flow! With so many celebrations going on, it’s easy for guests to get bored with seeing the same festive looks, or “night in New York” themes. It’s time to suggest something new to the committee! Why not host a once upon a time storybook gala? It’s nothing too modern, so it suits all ages, but it’s whimsical enough to be appropriate for guests of all ages. With the emphasis on incorporating storybooks into this gala concept, the décor focus shifts from a specific storybook theme, to transporting guests to space where any of their favorite storybook can come to life right off the shelf.

Here’s what I had in mind for this once upon a time storybook gala:

Once Upon a Time Storybook Gala Ideas

Once Upon a Time Storybook Gala Ideas

Be sure to see where I found each element of this week’s gala inspiration board:

Storybook Event Gala Entrance – featured on Special Events

Once Upon a Time Gala Save the Date – shared by REDROSE Fund

Storybook Event Décor – shared on Design Sponge

Poison Apple Escort Cards – featured in a roundup post by BizBash

Oversized Once Upon a Time Storybook Photo Booth – shared by Wedding Chicks

Book Theme Centerpiece and Giant Book Event Décor – created by David Stark Design

Storybook Table Number – featured on BizBash

What’s your favorite storybook?

 

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Asian Infused Wedding in Red

It’s not too often I find myself designing concept boards based specifically around a cultural theme, but this week I was overwhelmingly inspired by the tablescape you’ll see below. The red and gold paper lanterns with an array of fresh flowers on the table caught my eye. After more digging into similar looks, I found myself disappointed in the number of higher end weddings that incorporated these beautiful red paper lanterns. With that in mind I challenged myself to create this Asian influenced wedding in red, featuring beautiful paper lanterns that looked luxurious and opulent, and less crafty.

Here’s what I created for this week’s Asian inspired wedding in red:

Asian Infused Wedding in Red with Paper Lanterns

Asian Infused Wedding in Red with Paper Lanterns

Be sure to see where I found each of these inspiration images:

Red Paper Lanterns Reception Entrance with Red Drapery – shared on WedMeGood

Hanging Red Paper Lantern Wedding with Chinese Influence – spotted here

Asian Inspired Tablescape with Red and Gold Paper Lanterns Hanging from Above – shared on WedLuxe

Asian Infused Bar – shared by Michael Habachy on Flickr

Large Red Paper Lanterns Grand Entrance – spotted on Pinterest

Red Paper Lantern Food Buffet and Display – also spotted on Pinterest

Red Wedding Reception Up Lighting with Red Paper Lanterns – shared by Bart Boehlert’s Beautiful Things

Do you know of any other weddings that incorporate paper lanterns in a high end style?

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Mermaid + Merman Under the Sea Summer Party

This week I knew exactly what I wanted to create when I sat down to make this week’s party idea board. I wanted something that would be fun for kids, boys and girls, and would be a hit this summer. I came up with the idea of having a mer-people (that’s mermaids and mermen) inspired party. Naturally, it would be fantastic if this was based around a beach location, but I think a pool party would be just as fun.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Mermaid + Merman Under the Sea Summer Party

Mermaid + Merman Under the Sea Summer Party

Check out where this week’s inspirational images were found:

Oyster “Pearl” Cookies Recipe – shared by Living Well Spending Less

Oyster “Pearl” Cookies Recipe – shared by Living Well Spending Less

Oyster “Pearl” Cookies Recipe – shared by Living Well Spending Less

Seaweed Snacks – shared by Sally M. on Catch My Party

Seaweed Snacks – shared by Sally M. on Catch My Party

Seaweed Snacks – shared by Sally M. on Catch My Party

 

Mermaid and Merman Goodie Bags – spotted on Pinterest

Mermaid and Merman Goodie Bags – spotted on Pinterest

Mermaid and Merman Goodie Bags – spotted on Pinterest

Mermaid Tail Cupcake Tutorial – shared by Mrs. Dork

Mermaid Tail Cupcake Tutorial – shared by Mrs. Dork

Mermaid Tail Cupcake Tutorial – shared by Mrs. Dork

Merman and Mermaid Tails – sold by FinFun

Merman and Mermaid Tails – sold by FinFun

Merman and Mermaid Tails – sold by FinFun

King Triton inspired Gold Crown – made by KeepsUInStitches on Etsy

King Triton inspired Gold Crown – made by KeepsUInStitches on Etsy

King Triton inspired Gold Crown – made by KeepsUInStitches on Etsy

Shark Gummies – shared on The Cottage Home

Shark Gummies – shared on The Cottage Home

Shark Gummies – shared on The Cottage Home

 

Need more inspiration for your under the sea and/or beach party or wedding? Check out my dedicated Pinterest board for more ideas.

 

What do you think on this take of a traditionally feminine party?

Sugary Sweet Pastels + Jelly Beans – Baby Shower Ideas

Ahhhhh yes. The smell of sugar.

You know what I’m talking about. At some point in your life you’ve opened up a bag of your favorite sweet treat and inhaled the sugary scent that was released. And you totally loved it. I would go so far as to say you even had a smile on your face after.

A lot of mommy-to-be ladies out there share a similar smile, for obviously more legitimate reasons – I mean they are making a tiny human after all – but they still are happy and smiling and full of positivity.

Those emotions are what sparked the inspiration for this sugary sweet baby shower inspiration board. Here’s what I had in mind:

Sugary Sweet Pastels + Jelly Beans - Baby Shower Ideas

Sugary Sweet Pastels + Jelly Beans – Baby Shower Ideas

Check out where all of these ideas were found:

Pastel Candy Bar – shared on Get Creative Juices

Pastel Candy Bar – shared on Get Creative Juices

Pastel Candy Bar – shared on Get Creative Juices

How To: Layered Candy Filled Vase with Flowers – also shared on Get Creative Juices

How To: Layered Candy Filled Vase with Flowers – also shared on Get Creative Juices

How To: Layered Candy Filled Vase with Flowers – also shared on Get Creative Juices

Yellow Chocolate Covered Strawberries – shared on Sweet Designs by Amy Atlas Events

Yellow Chocolate Covered Strawberries – shared on Sweet Designs by Amy Atlas Events

Yellow Chocolate Covered Strawberries – shared on Sweet Designs by Amy Atlas Events

Jelly Bean Baby Bottles – shared in a roundup post on Tip Junkie

Jelly Bean Baby Bottles – shared in a roundup post on Tip Junkie

Jelly Bean Baby Bottles – shared in a roundup post on Tip Junkie

Baby Shower Jelly Bean Guessing Game Sign – made by StudioTwentyNine on Etsy

Baby Shower Jelly Bean Guessing Game Sign – made by StudioTwentyNine on Etsy

Baby Shower Jelly Bean Guessing Game Sign – made by StudioTwentyNine on Etsy

Pastel Tissue Paper Pom Poms – tutorial shared on Two Twenty One

Pastel Tissue Paper Pom Poms – tutorial shared on Two Twenty One

Pastel Tissue Paper Pom Poms – tutorial shared on Two Twenty One

Pastel Cake and Dessert Tablescape – shared by Paper Fox LA on Project Nursery

Pastel Cake and Dessert Tablescape – shared by Paper Fox LA on Project Nursery

Pastel Cake and Dessert Tablescape – shared by Paper Fox LA on Project Nursery

Pastel Balloon Room Styling – shared on Style Me Pretty

Pastel Balloon Room Styling – shared on Style Me Pretty

Pastel Balloon Room Styling – shared on Style Me Pretty

What’s your favorite sweet treat?