Luxurious Halloween Wedding – with Ravens

You know I love a fun, unusual wedding. I pin a LOT of great ideas for that couple who wants something….a little more unique.

But I feel like I ALWAYS see comments or responses along the lines of, “I could never do that,” or “it’s too far out there for me,” or any variation along those lines. And to that, I always think: is it?

Is it really that far out there? Is there REALLY that big of a difference if a color is blue not white? Can it really have a detrimental effect on your wedding? Or at your next party?

For some, it seems that way. Others, have no second thoughts about it. The debate will go on forever, and there is no wrong or right answer. But with increased socializing and media sharing, I believe it will become more and more socially acceptable to trade in some traditions to see new ideas brought to the wedding world. Or at least I hope so!

This week I’ve challenged myself to come up with something that falls halfway between the traditional white wedding, and the all-out goth wedding. White and gold, with subtle touches of black raven make for a very interesting design. The perfect detail that I think brings it all together is the unusual invitation.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Luxurious Halloween Wedding – with Ravens

Check out the links below to find out where I found all of these pieces:

Black and Gold Table Design – created and shared on Hey Gorgeous Events

White, Gold, and Black Masquerade Bird Masks – spotted on Pinterest

Black Feather and Peacock Bouquet – created and sold by ColorOfmay on Etsy

“The Birds” Raven Cookies – tutorial shared on Camille Styles

Black and White Raven Cake – shared in a round up post on MODWedding

White and Crystal Lounge with Black Raven Décor – spotted on Pinterest

Black Feather Décor – spotted in this round up post on Deco Crush

Crow Décor and Black Feathered Wreath – shared on Midwest Living

Feather Neckpiece – spotted on Cultivnation Tumblr

“Crack Me” Black Raven Egg Invitations – custom made and sold by LittleElephantCrafts on Etsy

Could you do a Halloween wedding like this?

Under the Stars – Backyard Movie Party Ideas

Things needed for a fun movie night:

  1. A great movie
  2. Comfy seating
  3. Delicious snacks
  4. Twinkling stars

Yup. That about covers everything you’ll need for this backyard movie party under the stars! It’s hard to believe that the summer is already winding down, the kids are going back to school, and in parts of the country- the leaves are already starting to change ever so slightly.

This week’s party idea board is one of the simplest, but probably one of the most fun boards I’ve put together. Host this party for your friends and family, or have the kids have a sleepover and enjoy a good Transformers marathon. Any way you host this party, everyone is bound to have a great time. Be sure to have plenty of cozy blankets and pillows nearby, and it will be a hit!

Here’s what I had in mind:

Under the Stars – Backyard Movie Party Ideas

Under the Stars – Backyard Movie Party Ideas

Here’s where I found each of these inspirational images:

Under the Stars Backyard Invitation – spotted on Pinterest here

Under the Stars Backyard Invitation – spotted on Pinterest here

Under the Stars Backyard Invitation – spotted on Pinterest here

Galaxy Bark Recipe Tutorial – recipe shared by Life with the Crust Cut Off

Galaxy Bark Recipe Tutorial – recipe shared by Life with the Crust Cut Off

Galaxy Bark Recipe Tutorial – recipe shared by Life with the Crust Cut Off

Fire Pit S’mores Bar – shared on By Stephanie Lynn

Fire Pit S’mores Bar – shared on By Stephanie Lynn

Fire Pit S’mores Bar – shared on By Stephanie Lynn

Popcorn Bar – shared by Supermom vs. Me

Popcorn Bar – shared by Supermom vs. Me

Popcorn Bar – shared by Supermom vs. Me

Outdoor Movie Party – spotted on Pinterest here

Outdoor Movie Party – spotted on Pinterest here

Outdoor Movie Party – spotted on Pinterest here

 

Looking for more star and galaxy party or wedding inspiration? I’ve got a whole board dedicated to them on Pinterest. CLICK HERE TO SEE THAT BOARD.

If you were going to enjoy a movie under the stars this weekend, what would it be?

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?

Pumpkin Themed Dinner Party Menu

Sometimes you just need a little pumpkin in your life. And sometimes you just want pumpkin EVERYTHING. Today’s idea board is for a pumpkin themed dinner party. I know my mouth is just watering looking at all these delicious recipes – wait to you hear the lineup:

Pumpkin Themed Dinner Party Menu

Pumpkin Themed Dinner Party Menu

Get all of these fantastic recipes for you collection here:

The Table:

Pumpkin Food Buffet Display – shared in a roundup on By Stephanie Lynn

Pumpkin Food Buffet Display – shared in a roundup on By Stephanie Lynn

Pumpkin Food Buffet Display – shared in a roundup on By Stephanie Lynn

Pumpkin Centerpiece – shared in a tutorial by Gwen Moss

Pumpkin Centerpiece – shared in a tutorial by Gwen Moss

Pumpkin Centerpiece – shared in a tutorial by Gwen Moss

The Appetizers:

Spiced Pumpkin Punch – recipe shared by Domesticate Me

Spiced Pumpkin Punch – recipe shared by Domesticate Me

Spiced Pumpkin Punch – recipe shared by Domesticate Me

Pumpkin Pie “Cheese” Ball – recipe shared by The Girl Who Ate Everything

Pumpkin Pie “Cheese” Ball – recipe shared by The Girl Who Ate Everything

Pumpkin Pie “Cheese” Ball – recipe shared by The Girl Who Ate Everything

Roasted Pumpkin Sage Soup – recipe shared by Skinny Taste

Roasted Pumpkin Sage Soup – recipe shared by Skinny Taste

Roasted Pumpkin Sage Soup – recipe shared by Skinny Taste

The Dinner:

Roasted Pumpkin Quiche with Caramelized Onions, Gorgonzola and Sage – recipe shared by Closet Cooking

Roasted Pumpkin Quiche with Caramelized Onions, Gorgonzola and Sage – recipe shared by Closet Cooking

Roasted Pumpkin Quiche with Caramelized Onions, Gorgonzola and Sage – recipe shared by Closet Cooking

Savory Pumpkin Rolls – recipe by Flour Arrangements

Savory Pumpkin Rolls – recipe by Flour Arrangements

Savory Pumpkin Rolls – recipe by Flour Arrangements

Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce – recipe shared by FEAEST

Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce – recipe shared by FEAEST

Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce – recipe shared by FEAEST

The Dessert:

Drunken Pumpkin Bourbon Tart with Mascarpone Cream – recipe shared by Tartelette Blog

Drunken Pumpkin Bourbon Tart with Mascarpone Cream – recipe shared by Tartelette Blog

Drunken Pumpkin Bourbon Tart with Mascarpone Cream – recipe shared by Tartelette Blog

Now- after I put this idea board together, I realized that THIS cocktail would be a yummy after dinner drink. What do you think?

What is your favorite pumpkin dish?

 

 

 

 

Outdoor Fall Wedding Ideas

Don’t you just love a cozy outdoor wedding? I wish we had a proper “autumn” season here in Florida so I could plan weddings like this. I’m envisioning beautiful red, yellow and orange roses with lots of vibrant hues from fall leaves scattered on the floor. Warm blankets for guests make an extra special touch that they are sure to appreciate. After the ceremony is over, everyone heads inside to celebrate the reception in a lavishly decorated room, with elegant chair covers, floral arrangements and warm up lighting around the perimeter of the room.

Here’s a little snippet of what I had in mind:

Outdoor Fall Wedding Ideas

Outdoor Fall Wedding Ideas

These great ideas were found from….

Keep Warm Guest Blankets – shared on Elle

Keep Warm Guest Blankets – shared on Elle

Keep Warm Guest Blankets – shared on Elle

Printable Fall Autumn Tree Wedding Invitation Set – sold by NotableAffairs on Etsy

Printable Fall Autumn Tree Wedding Invitation Set – sold by NotableAffairs on Etsy

Printable Fall Autumn Tree Wedding Invitation Set – sold by NotableAffairs on Etsy

Emma Chiffon Red Dress Chivari Chair Cover – available on Wildflower Linen

Emma Chiffon Red Dress Chivari Chair Cover – available on Wildflower Linen

Emma Chiffon Red Dress Chivari Chair Cover – available on Wildflower Linen

Fall Leaves Wedding Aisle – shared on Brides.com

Fall Leaves Wedding Aisle – shared on Brides.com

Fall Leaves Wedding Aisle – shared on Brides.com

Autumn Wedding Cake – shared on Project Wedding

Autumn Wedding Cake – shared on Project Wedding

Autumn Wedding Cake – shared on Project Wedding

Fall Wedding Bouquet – spotted on Flower Shop Network

Fall Wedding Bouquet – spotted on Flower Shop Network

Fall Wedding Bouquet – spotted on Flower Shop Network

Grape and Floral Centerpiece – shared by Preston Baily

Grape and Floral Centerpiece – shared by Preston Baily

Grape and Floral Centerpiece – shared by Preston Baily

Round Rose Tablescape – shared on Courtney Price

Round Rose Tablescape – shared on Courtney Price

Round Rose Tablescape – shared on Courtney Price

Autumn Wedding Aisle Décor – shared by Elizabeth Jane Events

Autumn Wedding Aisle Décor – shared by Elizabeth Jane Events

Autumn Wedding Aisle Décor – shared by Elizabeth Jane Events

What else would you like to see at an outdoor wedding in the fall?

Pumpkin Patch Birthday Party

Happy Wednesday!

Today I’ve got a fun party idea board to share with you. I originally envisioned a fall birthday party for kids, but I think a lot of these elements would be great at a school carnival or neighborhood block party. Between the cute pumpkin cupcakes to the pumpkin bowl games, kids could have a lot of fun just running around and enjoying the beautiful weather outside! If you wanted to take this event to the next level, I’ve shared this post with tons of ideas for hosting a pumpkin decorating party. Here’s what I was thinking:

Pumpkin Patch Birthday PartyPumpkin Patch Birthday Party

Pumpkin Patch Birthday Party

 

See where these fantastic images were found:

Pumpkin Patch Party Customized Cupcake Toppers – made by CutiePuttiPaperie on Etsy

Pumpkin Patch Party Customized Cupcake Toppers – made by CutiePuttiPaperie on Etsy

Pumpkin Patch Party Customized Cupcake Toppers – made by CutiePuttiPaperie on Etsy

Pumpkin Patch Printable Birthday Party Invitation – made by GraceandGuy on Etsy

Pumpkin Patch Printable Birthday Party Invitation – made by GraceandGuy on Etsy

Pumpkin Patch Printable Birthday Party Invitation – made by GraceandGuy on Etsy

Pumpkin Bowling – shared in a fantastic round up from My Life and Kids

Pumpkin Bowling – shared in a fantastic round up from My Life and Kids

Pumpkin Bowling – shared in a fantastic round up from My Life and Kids

Welcoming Haystack Front Door – shared by Mix and Match Family

Welcoming Haystack Front Door – shared by Mix and Match Family

Welcoming Haystack Front Door – shared by Mix and Match Family

Custom Pumpkin Patch Sign – made by HenwithaHammer on Etsy

Custom Pumpkin Patch Sign – made by HenwithaHammer on Etsy

Custom Pumpkin Patch Sign – made by HenwithaHammer on Etsy

 

What was your favorite autumn activity as a kid?

Afterschool Midweek Treat – Candy Corn Themed

Happy October! And a happy Wednesday! It’s really a double treat today- it’s hump day (Friday is so close!) AND it’s the start of Fall, as far as I’m concerned.

So to celebrate, I thought it would be fun to throw a little midweek party. If I was a kid still in school, I would be surprised and so excited to come home and have a candy corn themed dinner.

Here’s what’s on the menu:

Afterschool Midweek Treat – Candy Corn Themed

Afterschool Midweek Treat – Candy Corn Themed

Grab all the recipes here:

Candy Corn Quesadillas – shared by Julie’s Eats & Treats

Candy Corn Quesadillas – shared by Julie’s Eats & Treats

Candy Corn Quesadillas – shared by Julie’s Eats & Treats

Candy Corn and White Chocolate Softbatch Cookies – shared by Averie Cooks

Candy Corn and White Chocolate Softbatch Cookies – shared by Averie Cooks

Candy Corn and White Chocolate Softbatch Cookies – shared by Averie Cooks

Payday Caramel Corn – shared by Shugary Sweets

Payday Caramel Corn – shared by Shugary Sweets

Payday Caramel Corn – shared by Shugary Sweets

Healthy Halloween Snack Candy Corn Fruit Cocktail – shared by Family Fresh Meals

Healthy Halloween Snack Candy Corn Fruit Cocktail – shared by Family Fresh Meals

Healthy Halloween Snack Candy Corn Fruit Cocktail – shared by Family Fresh Meals

Candy Corn Veggie Tray – shared by Real Housemoms

 

Candy Corn Veggie Tray – shared by Real Housemoms

Candy Corn Veggie Tray – shared by Real Housemoms

What’s a sweet treat that you can go for on a Wednesday afternoon?

Give {glittery} Thanks

Have you noticed most stores are pretty much skipping thanksgiving décor and going straight to Christmas everything? Well I have!

And while I’m all for Christmas décor, (it is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for) it kind of seems that Thanksgiving gets the short end of the décor stick.

This week I am sharing with you an inspiration board for your thanksgiving 2013 table. I’m obviously a huge fan of glitter anything, but I really love the idea of having a sparkly thanksgiving table. While the traditional orange and tan and yellows are great, they can get a little boring year after year. Plus, if you shop smart, you can get a TON of post-Halloween pumpkins and décor super cheap, and glitter them up yourself to save a bundle.

Give {glittery} Thanks

Give {glittery} Thanks

 

Images from inspiration board found at:

Thanksgiving Pumpkin and Turkey Cupcake Toppers – made by wishdaisy on Etsy

Autumn Sparkle Stone Coasts Set (perfect hostess gift!) –  made by theends on Etsy

Silver and Gold Glitter Pumpkins – shared here by Parent Map

Fall Burlap Glitter Leaves Banner – made by LittlePumpkinPapers on Etsy

Glittered Monogram Pumpkin – shared by Unoriginal Mom

Glittered Gold Turkey Thanksgiving Place Cards – made by jacolynmurphy on Etsy

{DIY} Thanksgiving Tablescape – shared here on FabHousewife

Gold Glitter Thanksgiving Mason Jars – made by LexiesShop on Etsy

 

Would you mix up your Thanksgiving table one year for a sparkly look like this?

 

 

Wedding Bouquet Ideas for EVERY Fall Bride

Wedding Bouquet Ideas for EVERY Fall Bride

Wedding Bouquet Ideas for EVERY Fall Bride

Attention autumn brides: (and anyone else who happens to love pretty bouquets!) Check out these incredibly stunning and unique bouquets perfect for a fall wedding!

I love looking at pretty things, don’t you? Let’s skip to the chase and get to browsing!

Annasinclair on Etsy made this autumn rhinestone brooch bouquet:

BrideinBloomWeddings on Etsy made this silk tiger lily autumn bouquet:

BeadFloraJewels on Etsy made this crimson passion french beaded bouquet:

PetalsbyClaire on Etsy made this autumn bouquet with silk mums, roses and calla lilies:

MomoRadRose on Etsy made this rustic pine cone bouquet:

KristinesByDesign on Etsy made this sunflower fall bouquet:

The Flower Patch on Etsy made this spicy dried flower autumn bouquet:

TimelessWedding on Etsy made this autumn bouquet with roses and calla lilies:

Homestead Burlaps on Etsy made this light brown burlap rose arrangement:

Southern Girl Weddings on Etsy made this autumn wedding bouquet with gold pumpkins:

FlowerThyme on Etsy made this handmade paper flower bouquet:

Modage Floral on Etsy made this cascading silk flower bouquet with calla lilies, hydrangeas and roses:

Eliza and Charleston on Etsy made this dusty pink and brown feather bouquet:

SmokyMtnWoodcrafts on Etsy made this woodland wedding themed rustic bouquet:

Fairyfolk Weddings on Etsy made this felt wedding bouquet in oranges, reds and yellows:

Refinerii on Etsy made this metal wedding bouquet with pearls and crystal accents:

Wedding Flower Shop on Etsy made this autumn dew cascading rose bouquet:

*Whew* I think that’s it for now!

When I was putting this collection together I really wanted to make sure I included something for every personality out there. Did you see one out there I missed? Let me know and I’ll add it!

 If you were having a fall wedding RIGHT NOW and had to pick ONE of these bouquets, which would you choose?

Candy Apple Dipping + Decorating Party Ideas

Are you ready for autumn? I know here in Florida we don’t really get  the full effects of the season, and sometimes it’s just hard to have pumpkin flavored everything when it’s still 90+ degrees out you know?

Last year on my original blog, I shared a really fun post about hosting a pumpkin decorating party. I love those types of parties because literally ANYONE can go and participate. And there doesn’t have to be a birthday or wedding reception to happen.  Just a party for the sake of a party!

Today you will see my favorite ideas for hosting an apple dipping party. As always, anything I could find an original recipe, shop or tutorial for I always share below, so check them out!

Candy Apple Dipping + Decorating Party Ideas

Candy Apple Dipping + Decorating Party Ideas

See the homes of all of these pretty pictures in their links below:

Give Thanks Caramel Apple Card – created by Penelope Poppy on Etsy

Apple Pie Caramel Apples – recipe shared by Miss Candiquik

Homemade Caramel Apple Dip – recipe shared on Betty Crocker

Candy Apple Dessert Bar – shared by A Peach of a Party

Mini Apple Dips – seen on this pin here

Chocolate Covered Caramel Apple Slices – recipe shared by Chocoley

Chocolate and Bacon Covered Apples – shared by Little Chief Honeybee

Apple Wedges Dipping Station – seen on this pin here

Caramel Apple Dip – recipe shared on Big Oven by Amandahamblin

 

 What is your FAVORITE type of topping on a covered apple?