Manicured Garden Soiree Ideas

I’m not saying this because green is my favorite color, I’m saying it because it’s true: green is an amazing color. Not just for events, though that is true too, but for all sorts of decor. Green is one of those few colors that is good year round, any season. It’s welcomed at just about every holiday, from a lively bright green to a dark and rich emerald green. It can soften and lighten a room, or intensify and enrich the space it is in. Shades of green have such a wide range of effects, it’s no wonder that green is always in style and often used at events.

This week I thought I would try to re-envision on of my earliest party idea boards, still found on my other blog, A Sparkly Life for Me (you can see the original idea board HERE). Partially inducing excitement, and the other part a bit of cringing (why the need for balloons?!), I like to look back and see what fresh new twists I could come up with on previous concepts. Plus, I think I’m on a green kick at the moment!

I thought I’d start with keeping that brilliant emerald green and gold concept from my original challenge, transforming it into a manicured garden soiree, still elevated, still formal, but with the emphasis on the emerald green. The gold, now with mirrors, would be subtle but well placed in strategic points throughout the decor. Boxwood hedges, cubes, arrangements, and topiary would be the defining decor at this event.

Here’s what I had in mind for this manicured garden party decor:

Manicured Garden Party Decor Ideas

Manicured Garden Party Decor Ideas

Be sure to see where each element of this week’s decor idea board was found:

Boxwood Wall Hedge with Mirror Seating Charts – captured by Dana Cubbage Weddings and shared on Borrowed and Blue

Boxwood Frames Covered in Mini Lights – shared on Instagram by HMRDesigns

Garden Topiary Stage Set with Twinkle Lights – also shared on Instagram by HMRDesigns

Twisted Topiary and Boxwood Entrance Wall – shared in a roundup post by BizBash

Mirror and Neutral Lounge with Topiary Accents and Boxwood Room Dividers – spotted on Pinterest

Green Chair Cover with Bustle and Green Flowers – available through Wild Flower Linen

Oversized Green Foliage Ring Suspended Above the Dancefloor – shared on Azumamakoto.com

Silver Compote Planters Filled with Boxwood Perimeter Decor – spotted on Pinterest

Pin your favorites for future reference:

I can see this boxwood and manicured garden themed decor working for a gala, fundraiser, evening corporate event, or even wedding.

What setting would you enjoy seeing this manicured garden event decor in?

 

 

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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?

 

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18 Champagne Bubbly Bar Ideas

You can never be too prepared when preparing the perfect champagne bubbly bar! It’s always good to have lots of options and ideas on hand so whenever the need to celebrate strikes, you’re ready. Be it New Year’s, a wedding anniversary, or even a milestone breakthrough, champagne is always in good taste. How you present that champagne, is up to you. From small bar carts, to large tabletop displays, and even into ice carved champagne chillers, there are so many options. I’ve put together some of my favorite ideas that I’ve come by. If you need more ideas, or are looking for inspiration for coordinating food buffet displays, be sure to check out THIS board on Pinterst, where I’ve pinned all of my favorites. Enjoy my top 18 favorite champagne bubbly bar ideas:

18 Champagne Bubbly Bar Ideas

18 Champagne Bubbly Bar Ideas

Be sure to see where each of these champagne bar ideas were found and get even more ideas:

Bubbly Bar Sign and Display – as created and sold by WhitWeddingDecor on Etsy

Pop Fizz Clink Champagne Bar in White and Gold – shared by Distinctive Décor Rentals on Catch My Party

Sweet and Sparkly Gold Glitter Bubbly Bar – shared by Hostess with the Mostess

Black and Gold Confetti Bubbly Bar – shared by Lia Griffith

Black and White Stripe New Year’s Eve Champagne Bar – shared by Evite

Bubbly Bar Cart for New Year’s Eve – shared by Anthropologie

Black and White New Year’s Eve Bar – spotted on Pinterest

Modern Gold and Black Cocktail Bar – shared by The Sweetest Occasion

Silver Lined Champagne Spread – shared on Pottery Barn

New Year’s Eve Bar Cart in Black and Gold – shared on Pizzazzerie

Framed Art Quote with Poured Champagne Display – shared on Style Me Pretty

Tassel Fringe Covered Bar in Black, White, and Gold – featured on Polka Dot Bride

Ice Sculpture Stylized Champagne and Caviar Bar – featured on Mariage.com

Regal Bubbly Bar in Black with Gold Accents – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Bubbly Bar with White, Silver, and Gold Balloons – shared by Paula Clemente Woods on CatchMyParty

Gold Glitter Bubbly Bar Cart – shared on Haute Off the Rack

White and Gold Sequined “Pop Fizz Clink” Champagne Station – shared in a roundup on BLovelyEvents

Gold, Pink, and White “Pop Fizz Clink” Champagne Station – shared by Natalie Dressed

Don’t forget to pin your favorites so you can use them at your next soiree:

How do you like to celebrate with champagne?

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Sophisticated Green Velvet Winter Wedding Decor with Gold

There was a time I was fearful that I had run out of things to see and discover on Pinterest, but oh how wrong I was! I have found several, absolutely one of a kind images the last few days, and have had an overwhelming sense of inspiration and ideas come to mind after discovering them.

The first piece of beauty I found was a regal looking altar, draped in a dark green velvet, adorned with crisp white orchid flowers along the top. To heighten the look even further, there are gold, regal tassels and fringe accenting the drapery, creating a simple but stunning design. There was no turning back once I started down the path of devising the perfect combination of elegance and class that this wedding inspiration board demanded. I am over the moon with the elements I’ve included in this week’s wedding post. Lots of gold accents, plenty of green velvet, and of course more bright white orchids. Together, they create an almost enchanting, storybook-esque winter wedding.

While I think this would be a beautiful Christmas wedding in general, I would particularly love to see this wedding done on a day like New Year’s, or perhaps even Valentine’s Day. There is something so romantic about the textures and bold use of this luxurious dark green velvet that could really play to those holidays.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Sophisticated Green Velvet Winter Wedding Decor with Gold

Sophisticated Green Velvet Winter Wedding Decor with Gold

Be sure to see where I found each element in this winter wedding idea board:

Draped Green Velvet Wedding Altar with Gold Tassels and White Orchid Border – spotted on Pinterest

Green Velvet Tablecloth Overlay with Gold Tassel Borders – available through PRI Productions

Green Velvet on a Gold Chameleon Chair – available through All Occasions Party Rental

Gold Wedding Favor Box with Gold Tassel – created and sold by UniqueDecorSUPPLIES on Etsy

Sophisticated Green Velvet and White Sofa Lounge – featured on 100 Layer Cake

Gold Candlestick Centerpiece with Bubbling White Orchids – created by Colin Cowie Weddings

Elegant Winter Wedding Scroll Invitation with Gold Print – created and sold by ArtfulBeginnings on Etsy

Pin your favorite elements:

What are your thoughts on this sophisticated winter wedding that mixes green velvet and crisp white orchids?

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Baby Shower

You won’t be seeing any baby blues or pinks in this baby shower idea board! Nope, this week’s party inspiration board is for the mom-to-be that loves to mix things up. Unlike some of my more traditional baby shower themes, this week I present you with a bolder baby shower theme. You’ll find richer hues, darker shades, and of course a few handfuls of gold glitter in this twinkle, twinkle, little star themed baby shower.

This baby shower would be AMAZING on a cool and breezy evening, especially on a back patio or yard, when it’s just a little chilly out. Twinkling lights overhead would make for perfect finishing touches, but if you don’t have the space for it, I wouldn’t worry about it. This unique theme makes this a great concept for year round celebrations.

Here’s what I had in mind for this little star themed baby shower:

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Baby Shower

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Baby Shower

Be sure to see where I found each element of this week’s star themed baby shower:

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Shower Invitation – created and sold by PaperFoxStudios on Etsy

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Food Display with Chalkboard Backdrop – spotted on Pinterest

Star and Moon Photo Booth and Props – spotted on Pinterest

Gold Glitter Star Invitation Box – spotted on Pinterest

Tiered Star Cake – shared on Events by Kristin

Gold and Black Sequin Food Display – shared by Hostess with the Mostess

Glitter Star Garland – shared on POPSUGAR

Need more ideas for a star and galaxy themed party? Stop by my Pinterest board dedicated to all things star and galaxy party ideas HERE.

What’s one of your favorite baby shower themes you’ve seen?

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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

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?

A Gilded Botanical Wedding

We’re doing it up like Midas today! Roses dipped in gold, garlands of gold bay leaves, centerpieces featuring gold garlands over crystal….the list of gold elements in this week’s wedding idea board is quite long. But don’t worry! I’ve included all the links below to the sites where each of these images were found.

The inspiration for this week’s wedding idea board actually came about when I was looking at my “Unusual and Unique Wedding Bouquet” board on Pinterest working on last week’s inspiration board. (If you missed that inspiration board, it’s a fun and modern tropical beach wedding. Go see it here.) I had been browsing through that board and saw it. A bouquet of golden roses. Over the top but completely fabulous. I knew I had to do something with it.

After thinking about it a little more, and looking back at some of the other posts I did with gold, I wanted to try something different. Botanical elements kept catching my eye, so I opted to feature lots of different types of gold leafs and foliage elements.

Here’s what I had in mind:

A Gilded Botanical Wedding

A Gilded Botanical Wedding

Be sure to see where I found each and every one of these elements:

Gold Leaf and Branch Wedding Cake – shared by Ruffled

Gold Script “The Best Thing to Hold On To Is Each Other,” Quote on Green Boxwood Wedding Ceremony Backdrop – shared on Ruffled

Folk Filigree Gold Foil Invitations – created and sold by pandercraft on Minted

Gold Rose Wedding Bouquet – shared on Bridal Guide

Gold Magnolia Leaf Escort Cards – shared on Southern Weddings Magazine

Golden Branch and Leaves Centerpiece – shared by The Arrangement Company

Bay Leaf Gold Garland – available on SaveOnCrafts

Crystal Candelabra with Gold Leaf Garland Centerpiece – shared by MODwedding

What do you think of this wedding with the gold touch of Midas? Would you prefer another metallic finish over the gold?

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