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?

 

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Classic Cars of the 50’s Party Ideas

This week we are taking it back to the fifties, party people! That’s right, a classic cruisers of the 50’s party ideas board awaits you!

A few weeks ago when I was working on my mechanic’s garage car themed party, I stumbled onto a ton of fantastic car related decor, for all sorts of different styles. Now, of course I pinned my favorites to my car and racing party ideas board on Pinterest, but I save a few just for this week’s classic car themed party.

Amazingly, I happened to have stumbled onto a venue that actually looks like a classic garage already – complete with cars! From there I built up the rest of the classic cars party decor ideas that would complement the space, without being too distracting. To me, the 50s era for party decoration was not as layered and intense as some of today’s modern parties, and with that I think it’s important to try and reflect that in the event decor, even if it is all hypothetical! That’s why there is a lot of simple white linens and flowers, with a few colorful accents here and there. Let the classic cruiser cars be the highlight, I say! Let the cars shine and the music play, as they will do more for setting the mood then any flower arrangement or tablecloth will. Here’s what I had in mind:

Classic Cars of the 50’s Party Ideas

Don’t forget to check out where the elements of this week’s party ideas board for all this classic cars of the 50’s were found:

Vintage Car Favor Boxes – featured on Kara’s Party Ideas

50s Car Food Display and Buffet – spotted on Pinterest

Classic Car Keys Invitations – shared on Wispy House

Rick’s Classic Cars Party Venue – shared on BizBash

50s Rockabilly Centerpiece with Vintage Car, Coke Bottle, and Record – featured on Rock n Roll Bride

Pin your favorites for future reference, you never know when you may need them!

Do you like more of the classic car themed party? Or do you prefer more of the high energy, racing style?

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?

14 Concrete Block Centerpieces for Any Event

Steampunk may be falling out of style on Pinterest, but the industrial chic revolution is really starting to pick up in the weddings and party decor categories. Everyone is looking for interesting plays on mixing softness with the rough edges of industrial decor. I have found a ton of great ideas this year, and have been pinning them as I find them HERE. I’ve even shared several party and wedding ideas boards with an industrial flair to them, you can see those HERE.

Centerpiece are a tricky element in the industrial event decor scene. You don’t want too many flowers, as that can take away from the desired look, but then what do you do? It’s already hard enough to come up with centerpiece with no floral at all, that aren’t just boring regular candles. So what’s a girl to do?

Why not incorporate some concrete blocks into your decor? I’ve put together 14 of my favorite cement block centerpieces. From simple to layered, I think you’ll find at least one that you will like. Here are my top 14 concrete block centerpiece ideas:

14 Concrete Block Centerpieces for Any Event

14 Concrete Block Centerpieces for Any Event

Here’s where I found each of these cinder block based centerpieces:

Concrete Block Centerpiece with White Flowers and Succulents – shared on Style Me Pretty

Narrow Concrete Cinder Block Centerpiece with Succulents – shared on Mon Cheri Bridals

Concrete Block Centerpiece with Burlap Accents and Mixed Flowers – shared on Wedding Chicks

Cement Cinder Block Centerpiece for Long Table with Daffodils and Candles – shared on BizBash

Small Concrete Block with Succulents Centerpiece for a Cocktail Table – shared on WeddingWire

Lemons and Greenery Concrete Block Centerpiece – shared in the Style Me Pretty Vault

White Orchids and Succulents Cement Block Centerpiece – shared on No Boring Parties

Gold Lion with Moss and Succulents Double Cinderblock Centerpiece – shared on White Magazine

Square Concrete Block Centerpiece with Succulents Surrounded by Small Bud Vases – shared by HGTV

DIY Cinderblock and Grass Centerpiece – shared by Design Sponge

Cement Brick with Lightbulb Vase and Votive Candles Cocktail Centerpiece – shared on Polka Dot Bride

Concrete Block with Overgrown Greenery and Leaves – shared by Janneke Storm

Colorful Stenciled Concrete Blocks – tutorial shared by Chica Circle

Whimsical Cinder Block Centerpiece with Candles and Moss Accents – shared by Paisley & Jade

Don’t forget to pin your favorite centerpieces, you never know when you may need them!

Looking for more ideas along these lines? Check out my industrial themed party board on Pinterest to see more ideas for concrete blocks (like food displays!) and more creative ideas. Or if you are looking for more of a “traditional” construction inspired party, might I recommend THIS board, dedicated to modern construction party theme decor.

Do you like seeing new elements, such as concrete blocks, working their way into party and wedding decor?

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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?

Simple Succulent Event Decor Ideas

You know the saying “sometimes less is more”? I so rarely agree with it, but this week I make the exception, and agree less can be more. When I’m putting together an event decor concept board, I love to design event concepts that are rich and dynamic. Something that will continually wow guests as the event unfolds, from hidden elements mixed into perimeter decor, to thoughtful additions in the place settings. I’m the first one to advocate for bold colors and wild prints, textures everywhere with layers of details.

But you know what? Something just hit me this week, swaying me towards a more simple design direction. Make no mistake, it may be simple in concept, but there are still plenty of unique and specific design elements at play here in this simple succulent event decor ideas board. While there may not be as many layers and targeted wow features, there is still a continuity of design here that resonates beautifully throughout.

Where I would normally go all out with a high impact entrance, I went for a white will with strategically placed air plants. Where normally a focal bar would sit, I switched gears and went for a succulents arranging bar, where theoretically guests could create their own little arrangements and take them home.  It would be fantastic to have a horticulturist on site to help recommend combinations and placements, and give guests care tips for their new plants. The table that I normally love covered with linens and colors and perfect silverware with matching stemware, is simple neutrals with succulent accents. Even the lounge is a clean white, with sandy floors and pillar candles.

I could see these simple succulent event decor ideas working from events such as weddings, to luncheons, and even social events. The succulents are powerful enough to be the focus of the event decor, but not so dominating that they couldn’t be made the second focus of the event, so there would be room for whatever the message or goal of the event was.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Simple Succulent Event Decor Ideas

Simple Succulent Event Decor Ideas

Be sure to see where each element in this simple succulent event decor ideas board was found:

Entrance of Air Plants on White Wall – shared in a roundup post by Tickled Pink

Modern Event Lounge with Succulents and Candles – shared in a roundup post by The Knot

Succulent Photo Backdrop – shared in a roundup post by BuzzFeed

Simple Succulent Table Decor and Centerpiece – spotted on Pinterest

Tall Centerpiece with Candles and Succulents – shared in the Style Me Pretty Vault

Succulents Arrangements Bar – shared by SF Girl by Bay

Small Succulent Party Favors in Glass – shared on Martha Stewart Weddings

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

How do you like to see succulents incorporated into event decor?

 

 

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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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