Luxurious Gem Themed Party + Celebration Ideas

Can I just start by saying how much I adore this week’s party idea board? It’s bright, bold and oh so perfect. I love the gems, the sparkle and the lux feeling it invokes. To me- this could be a wedding theme, a birthday party, a theme for an upcoming celebration – I’d even go so far as to say it would be a perfect concept for a fundraiser or gala.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Luxurious Gem Themed Party + Celebration Ideas

Luxurious Gem Themed Party + Celebration Ideas

Be sure to see where all of the inspirational images from this week’s idea board were found:

Gem Escort Card Tray – shared in a roundup post on Tied Bow Inspiration

Gem Escort Card Tray – shared in a roundup post on Tied Bow Inspiration

Gem Escort Card Tray – shared in a roundup post on Tied Bow Inspiration

Grape Jell-O Shot Cupcakes – recipe shared on That’s So Michelle

Grape Jell-O Shot Cupcakes – recipe shared on That’s So Michelle

Grape Jell-O Shot Cupcakes – recipe shared on That’s So Michelle

Edible Sugar Jewel Gems – made by APocketFullofSweets on Etsy

Edible Sugar Jewel Gems – made by APocketFullofSweets on Etsy

Edible Sugar Jewel Gems – made by APocketFullofSweets on Etsy

Bohemian Floral and Gold Tablescape – shared on The Wedding Chicks

Bohemian Floral and Gold Tablescape – shared on The Wedding Chicks

Bohemian Floral and Gold Tablescape – shared on The Wedding Chicks

Mixed Jewel Tone Jars and Votive Décor – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Mixed Jewel Tone Jars and Votive Décor – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Mixed Jewel Tone Jars and Votive Décor – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Pink Gem Invitation – sold on Paperless Post

Pink Gem Invitation – sold on Paperless Post

Pink Gem Invitation – sold on Paperless Post

Is a gem filled party like what I shared in this week’s inspiration board too over the top for you? Or do you love a look like this?

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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?

 

 

Modern & Bright Peacock Wedding Ideas

Modern & Bright Peacock Wedding Ideas

Modern & Bright Peacock Wedding Ideas

Do you love peacock feathers?  I do! They are one of my favorite color combinations. Not to mention they naturally have a shimmer and shine to them. This week’s idea board is for a modern and bright peacock wedding.

Why modern and bright? If you were to do a quick search for “peacock weddings”, you’d see tons of beautiful events shared, but so many of them are so dark! Not intentionally, but the colors that people tend to pick out of the feather usually combine into a rather dark and almost dated look.

For this idea board, I really wanted to focus on the bright and vibrant colors in a traditional peacock feather and have those be the front and center part of the design scheme.  I’d love to see this theme used for a young couple, in the middle of summer, looking for a bunch of color at their wedding, but still keeping it clean and modern looking.

Key details for this event:

  • Don’t over do the peacock feather itself – you don’t need to plaster them on everything!
  • Use pops of colors – pick your top two choices, for this event blue and green, and use the other colors as “pops” throughout the event design
  • Keep it clean – for this to work, you need to keep clean lines, keep thinking modern, and don’t get carried away with the peacock clutter that is so easy to get
Modern & Bright Peacock Wedding Ideas

Modern & Bright Peacock Wedding Ideas

I got all of these pretty pictures from….

Modern Peacock Cake – shared on Craftsy

Blue Napkin & Peacock Feather Place Setting – seen on this pin

Peacock & Blue Tablescape – shared by A Day to Remember

Peacock Candy Buffet – seen here on Wedding Bee

Peacock Cookies – seen on Arty McGoo

Blue & Peacock Place Setting – shared by Pier 1 on this pin

Green & White Reception Lounge – seen on this pin

Green & White Tablescape – seen on this pin

Peacock Wedding Cookie Favors – by Whimsical Originals DB on Etsy

Peacock Wedding Invitation Suite – by Allis Studio on Etsy

If you were having a peacock wedding, what two colors would you choose to be your main color scheme?

Rainforest Jungle Themed Fundraiser Inspiration

Looking for a fun new theme for your next party? If you are looking for ideas for your next celebration, fundraiser, or anything else in between, say no to the done (and overdone!) Night in New York or Derby themes, and try something new!

The rainforest jungle theme is so versatile, and can be used for so many different types of events.  For those willing to go all out at their events will be sure to leave their guests saying WOW!

Now, if you are not in Florida like I am, this event will probably only make sense during the summer time. But if you COULD host it, and you COULD go all out, wouldn’t it be awesome?

In the perfect setting, guests would be welcomed in through an outdoor butterfly habitat, and walk through luscious tropical plants as they make their way into the party. Light fog and background music true to the sounds of the rainforest would welcome them into the jungle of a party. Oh, and lots of fruity drinks for everyone! Umbrellas optional.

Key elements to this event would be:

  • The surrounding- The more tropical foliage, the better!
  • The palate – fruity fun drinks and tropical flavors are a must.
  • Linen prints – keep the prints to a select few of your favorite animal prints that are roughly the same scale for a cohesive look. Use them as accents if possible, so to not overwhelm the look.
Rainforest Jungle Themed Fundraiser Party Inspiration

Rainforest Jungle Themed Fundraiser Party Inspiration

 

You can see where I’ve used these beautiful images from here….

Images used:

Butterfly Habitat – shared on Flickr by Black Diamond Images

Green Bamboo Paper Straws – by Jazzy Apple Gal on Etsy

Jungle Drink Station – shared by Charlene on Catch My Party

Zebra Cake Pops – by Creative Cakepops

Parrot from Pineapple – seen on this pin

Palm Tree Food Spread – seen on this pin

Palm Tree Leaf & Pink Tablescape – seen on this pin

Tropical Leaf Green Tablescape – seen on this pin

Animal Print Place Settings & Napkins – by The Jewish Hostess

 Would you attend a rainforest themed fundraiser party?