Golden Pineapple – Summer Party Ideas

What a colorful summer it’s been, here on the blog! I’ve been loving the combination of vibrant summery hues with strong golds lately. If you were to take a look at some of my most recent posts, you’d see all the color I’ve been incorporating in all sorts of interesting elements for each event.

This week I thought I would combine gold (in the form of golden pineapples) with bold summer hues, with a touch of elegance by incorporating black and white stripes. While it sounds like a lot, I actually think the trio is quite impressive together. There’s something about each of these elements that balances the other out, so as to not let any one element overly dominate the design. This themed party could be used for summer wedding receptions, birthday parties, or even just a fun night with friends and family. Lots of great options!

Since I could probably go on and on about how intriguing I find incorporating golden pineapples as party décor, I’d rather have you see what I had in mind. Here’s what I’m thinking for this week’s party idea board:

Golden Pineapple – Summer Party Ideas

Golden Pineapple – Summer Party Ideas

Here are some great party add-ons you can buy on Amazon:

Golden Pineapple Dessert Plates, 24 ct

Gold Foil Pineapple Plates, 16 pcs

Golden Metal Mesh Pineapple LED String Lights – Battery Powered

Golden Pineapple Wedding Party Foil Paper Favor Boxes

Golden Pineapple Beverage Napkins, 48 Count

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

Golden Pineapple and Tropical Green Palm Leaves – shared by HOMEPOLISH

Colorful Tiered Cake with Black and White Stripes and a Golden Pineapple – shared by MidwestBride

Outdoor Bowling with Golden Pineapples – shared in a roundup post on POPSUGAR

Golden Pineapple Layered Cake – shared by MidwestBride

Golden Pineapple with Black and White Stripes Tablescape – shared by Better Homes and Gardens

Colorful Party Food Dessert Table with a Golden Pineapple – shared in a roundup post on Happy Wedd

Party Table with Hot Pink Napkins, Palm Leaves, and a Golden Pineapple – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Could you sip an ice cold piña colada out of a golden pineapple while laying poolside?

 

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Gatsby Inspired New Year’s Eve Dinner Party Ideas

I know, I know: Christmas hasn’t even happened yet! Why am I talking about New Year’s Eve already?

And I hear you, fair point. But if you are looking to throw an unforgettable New Year’s Eve party, you’ve got to get planning now! I’m channeling my inner Gatsby for this party. Black and gold, with a hint of art deco flair and a champagne tower: all the makings for a good time.

Ask your friends to dress their best in modern Gatsby inspired ensembles. This is not a costume party; this is a party worth dressing up for! Besides, “dressing up” adds a bit of fun to a party, don’t you think?

Now I put this idea board together channeling a dinner party, but if that’s not your speed, or you have too many friends you’d want to invite, this design concept will translate beautifully to any party style.

Ok, enough chit chat, more pictures. Here’s what I’m thinking:

Gatsby Inspired New Year’s Eve Dinner Party Ideas

Gatsby Inspired New Year’s Eve Dinner Party Ideas

See where I’ve spotted all these fantastic elements on the web:

Deco Scallop Invitation and RSVP Cards in Black and Gold – made by punchpaper on Etsy

Deco Scallop Invitation and RSVP Cards in Black and Gold – made by punchpaper on Etsy

Deco Scallop Invitation and RSVP Cards in Black and Gold – made by punchpaper on Etsy

Gatsby Inspired Cake – shared on Cakes Décor by Esther Williams

Gatsby Inspired Cake – shared on Cakes Décor by Esther Williams

Gatsby Inspired Cake – shared on Cakes Décor by Esther Williams

Art Deco Pattern – shared on Deviant Art by ghazaryang

Art Deco Pattern – shared on Deviant Art by ghazaryang

Art Deco Pattern – shared on Deviant Art by ghazaryang

Art Deco Scallop Candy Bar Wrappers – made by tableauparty on Etsy

Art Deco Scallop Candy Bar Wrappers – made by tableauparty on Etsy

Art Deco Scallop Candy Bar Wrappers – made by tableauparty on Etsy

DIY Printable Art Deco Menu – made by ChameleonWeddings on Etsy

DIY Printable Art Deco Menu – made by ChameleonWeddings on Etsy

DIY Printable Art Deco Menu – made by ChameleonWeddings on Etsy

Black, White and Gold Balloons Decorations – spotted on Pinterest

Black, White and Gold Balloons Decorations – spotted on Pinterest

Black, White and Gold Balloons Decorations – spotted on Pinterest

Black, Gold and White Tablescape – spotted on Style Me Pretty

Black, Gold and White Tablescape – spotted on Style Me Pretty

Black, Gold and White Tablescape – spotted on Style Me Pretty

Black and Gold Art Deco Table Setting - spotted on Pinterest

Black and Gold Art Deco Table Setting – spotted on Pinterest

Black and Gold Art Deco Table Setting – spotted on Pinterest

Party Like Gatsby Print – sold by theloveshop on Etsy

Party Like Gatsby Print – sold by theloveshop on Etsy

Party Like Gatsby Print – sold by theloveshop on Etsy

How do you like to celebrate New Year’s?

Blush Pink and Gold Wedding

Today I’m going to keep this intro short because, well the pictures and ideas for this week’s board are just too darn pretty. You need to see them for yourself. This wedding inspiration boards is all things blush pink and gold. There are lots of floral and gold accents, arguably, the girly-est of girly weddings.

Blush Pink and Gold Wedding

Blush Pink and Gold Wedding

You can see all of the lovely places where these pictures are from by the follow links:

Pink and Gold Cake – shared on Beautiful Cake Pictures

Lovely Water-lily Cupcake & Flower Cupcake – by Connie Cupcake, shared on their Facebook

Rose Aisle Décor – by Jada Lee Events

Candelabra Spray Roses for Wedding Ceremony – seen on Christine Farah Photography

Wedding Ceremony (Drapes, Chandeliers and Floral) – seen on White Lilac Inc.

Pink and Gold Cake Pops – shared by My Cake Pops

Pink and Gold Vintage Wedding Invitations – by Alexandria Lindo on Etsy

Pink and Gold Place Settings and Dinner Menu –  seen on Capital Style

Candelabra Centerpieces and Tablescape – seen on this pin

Pink Reception Room – seen on this pin

Would you rather have a super girly wedding, a more “neutral” wedding, or a really themed wedding?