Navy Blue and Sunshine Yellow Summer Soiree Ideas

Some things just go together, like chocolate and peanut butter, or salt and pepper. In a not so foody sense, so does blue and yellow. One of my most favorite color combinations for the summer in blue and yellow, because I find that it tends to be greatly underused. It can be feminine or masculine, formal or informal, but still retain a quality to it that makes it appropriate to be used for guests of honor of all ages. It’s all about how you incorporate the colors!

Texture is always at the top of my mind when I am putting together this party idea boards, so when I was dreaming up this navy blue and sunshine yellow summer soiree ideas board, it was important to me to figure out where the texture and dimension would be. For this particular event, I opted to have the smaller scale texture double as the yellow, as lots of fresh sunshine yellow flowers are used to run down the table and make perfect centerpieces and room decor. To help create a larger sense of texture, but also integrate the navy blue, I decided to use oversized tissue paper pompoms that included yellow, navy blue, but also some neutrals such as gray and white via additional paper lanterns.

With such a colorful table full of contrast, and a well decorated dessert spread, it’s easy to host this summer soiree party, without it looking too nautical or themed. Here’s what I had in mind for this navy blue and sunshine yellow summer soiree:

Navy Blue and Sunshine Yellow Summer Soiree Ideas

Be sure to see where each element of this summer soiree ideas board was found:

Single Tier White Textured Cake with Yellow Ranunculus Flower – created by Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery

Navy Blue and Sunshine Yellow Summer Party Dessert Table – shared in a roundup post by Deer Pearl Flowers

Sunshine Yellow and Navy Blue Tablecloth Estate Table Decor – shared on The Knot

Navy Blue, Mustard Yellow, and Gray Pom Poms – created and sold by DellaCartaDecor on Etsy

White Square Vases with Yellow Flower Arrangements – also shared on The Knot

Yellow, Navy Blue, and Gray Pom Pom and Paper Sphere Decor – shared on Indulgy

Don’t forget to pin your favorites for later:

What is your favorite color combination for summer?

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Modern Blue Pumpkin Thanksgiving Decor Ideas – in Light Blue and Navy Blue

With Halloween just behind us, and Thanksgiving just a few short weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about what your Thanksgiving dinner is going to look like. If you are looking to mix up the traditional rustic orange color palette and go for something more modern, you’ll love the Thanksgiving party decor idea board I have put together for this week. Shades of light blue, mixed with a dark navy blue and hints of taupe and ivory combine to create this modern Thanksgiving dinner styling. To me, having lots of pumpkins in various sizes and colors help make this a cohesive look. I’d love to see the buffet have a few pops of blue or a gentle metallic accent, perhaps in the plates. To add just a touch of freshness, the pumpkin succulent planters have been incorporated. A fun dessert display is always in good taste, and this hanging dessert buffet stays within the color palette, but brings that modern touch with its clean lines. Beyond Thanksgiving, this is a great concept for transitioning from the end of summer into the fall season.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Modern Blue Pumpkin Thanksgiving Décor Ideas – in Light Blue and Navy Blue

Modern Blue Pumpkin Thanksgiving Décor Ideas – in Light Blue and Navy Blue

Be sure to see where I found each of this week’s inspiration images:

Light Blue and Navy Blue Pumpkin Centerpiece Tablescape – shared by casadeperrin on Instagram

Modern Pumpkin Food Buffet Display for Thanksgiving – shared on About.com

Blue, Taupe, Metallic, and Ivory Pumpkin Display – spotted on Pinterest

Blue Ladder Hanging Dessert Display – shared on The Knotty Bride

Modern Ivory Paper Wreath – tutorial shared by HGTV

Modern Pumpkin Centerpiece with Succulent – shared by A Shade of Teal

Have you incorporated blue into your Thanksgiving décor?

 

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Rustic Sunflower and Navy Country Sunset Reception

“Never look directly at the sun. Instead, look at the sunflower.” This quote resonates seamlessly with this week’s wedding and party idea board. Picture a rustic country soiree, with lots of lanterns filled with candles, and vibrant sunflowers everywhere you look. Hints of navy help balance out the bright yellows in the sunflowers, and add pops of color to the rustic elements.

I’d love to see this summer celebration take place outside on a beautiful country property, perhaps with rolling hills and a vintage barn a little off in the distance.  If you felt so compelled to, this party idea board could easily transform into a rustic country wedding filled with the same sunflowers and navy blue elements. A natural branch altar adorned with sunflowers and navy ribbons would be all you need to add. And I’ll be the first to say I’m not normally one to choose country anything, but sunflowers have always been a favorite of mine. They have such a happy energy that they seem to radiate out, naturally making them the perfect flower to be at the center of this event design. I can only imagine what the ambiance would be like after the sun sets, as the candles are all flickering and enhancing the glow of the sunflowers that are everywhere you look. I bet it would be magical!

Here’s what I had in mind for this summer soiree idea board:

Rustic Country - Sunflower and Navy Soiree at Sunset

Rustic Country – Sunflower and Navy Soiree at Sunset

Be sure to stop by and see where I found each of these images for more information:

Rustic Brown Weathered Wood and Metal Candle Lantern – sold by LittleBitMyStyle on Etsy

Yellow and Navy Summer Centerpiece and Tablescape with Sunflowers – shared by Southern Bride and Groom Magazine

Country Place Setting – shared on Burnett’s Board

Popcorn Bar – available by Grand Rapids Popcorn

Country Lanterns with Candles and Sunflower Vignette – spotted on Pinterest

DIY Sunflower Save the Date Printable Postcard – created and sold by VGInvites on Etsy

Rustic Sunflower Cupcake Dessert Bar – shared in a roundup post by Deer Pearl Flowers

What is your favorite summer flower?

It’s Written in the Stars – Astronomy Themed Wedding

A few weeks ago I shared a party idea board for an under the stars backyard movie night. If you missed it, check it out here.

I absolutely loved the theme of the party, and just couldn’t stop thinking about how beautiful a wedding in a science museum or planetarium would be. Something under the stars, but without the bugs and heat. That was all I needed for inspiration – the next thing I knew I had found some fabulous inspirational images and compiled them into this idea board:

It’s Written in the Stars – Astronomy Themed Wedding

It’s Written in the Stars – Astronomy Themed Wedding

Find more about the images that create this week’s inspiration board:

Constellation Stars Midnight Blue Wedding Invitation – made by HipHipHoorayStudio on Etsy

Constellation Stars Midnight Blue Wedding Invitation – made by HipHipHoorayStudio on Etsy

Constellation Stars Midnight Blue Wedding Invitation – made by HipHipHoorayStudio on Etsy

Navy and Gold Wedding Setting and Menu – featured on Every Last Detail

Navy and Gold Wedding Setting and Menu – featured on Every Last Detail

Navy and Gold Wedding Setting and Menu – featured on Every Last Detail

Astronomy Centerpiece – spotted on Pinterest here

Astronomy Centerpiece – spotted on Pinterest here

Astronomy Centerpiece – spotted on Pinterest here

Stars and Moon Photo Booth Backdrop – featured on After Yes Weddings

Stars and Moon Photo Booth Backdrop – featured on After Yes Weddings

Stars and Moon Photo Booth Backdrop – featured on After Yes Weddings

Planetarium Wedding Alter – featured on The Offbeat Bride

Planetarium Wedding Alter – featured on The Offbeat Bride

Planetarium Wedding Alter – featured on The Offbeat Bride

Navy and Gold Wedding Cake – spotted on Pinterest here

Navy and Gold Wedding Cake – spotted on Pinterest here

Navy and Gold Wedding Cake – spotted on Pinterest here

Time to Drink Champagne and Dance Under the Stars Poster – shared on Love My Dress

Time to Drink Champagne and Dance Under the Stars Poster – shared on Love My Dress

Time to Drink Champagne and Dance Under the Stars Poster – shared on Love My Dress

 

Looking for more star, galaxy or astronomy inspired ideas? Check out my board dedicated to just that on Pinterest!

Would you get married in a science themed museum?

Navy, Mint, Peach + Gold Bridal Shower

Hello!

This week is all about colors! Not just bright and bold, but those sought after spring tones. I’m lucky to not have any sort of serious winter season here in Florida, but still appreciate spring themed parties. We tend to enjoy the few days out of the year it is not excessively hot and humid out.

This week I’m introducing you to a navy, mint and peach bridal shower, with the slightest hint of gold mixed in.

I really think the navy with a touch of gold helps welcome the fresh mint and peach tones into this inspiration board theme. I’m loving this color scheme as a baby shower, or bridal shower, but really think it could be used in a ton of functions. Hellloooo ladies luncheon!

Here’s what I’m thinking:

Navy, Mint, Peach + Gold Bridal Shower

Navy, Mint, Peach + Gold Bridal Shower

Check out where I’ve spotted all of the elements in this week’s design board:

Naval, Coral, Mint and Gold Bridal Shower Printable Invitation – made by SouthernArrowDesigns on Etsy

Naval, Coral, Mint and Gold Bridal Shower Printable Invitation – made by SouthernArrowDesigns on Etsy

Naval, Coral, Mint and Gold Bridal Shower Printable Invitation – made by SouthernArrowDesigns on Etsy

Mint Green Mini Dessert Candy Cups – made by TableauParty on Etsy

Mint Green Mini Dessert Candy Cups – made by TableauParty on Etsy

Mint Green Mini Dessert Candy Cups – made by TableauParty on Etsy

Navy Dress – sold on Weddington Way

Navy Dress – sold on Weddington Way

Navy Dress – sold on Weddington Way

Chevron Curtain in Navy, Mint and Coral (to be used as a photo backdrop!) – made by GatheredNestDesigns on Etsy

Chevron Curtain in Navy, Mint and Coral (to be used as a photo backdrop!) – made by GatheredNestDesigns on Etsy

Chevron Curtain in Navy, Mint and Coral (to be used as a photo backdrop!) – made by GatheredNestDesigns on Etsy

Coral and Navy Party Food Station – spotted on Pinterest

Coral and Navy Party Food Station – spotted on Pinterest

Coral and Navy Party Food Station – spotted on Pinterest

Mint, Peach and Gold Tassel Garland Décor – made by ohtobehappy on Etsy

Mint, Peach and Gold Tassel Garland Décor – made by ohtobehappy on Etsy

Mint, Peach and Gold Tassel Garland Décor – made by ohtobehappy on Etsy

Navy and Coral Tablescape with Baby’s Breath – shared on Wedding Colors

Navy and Coral Tablescape with Baby’s Breath – shared on Wedding Colors

Navy and Coral Tablescape with Baby’s Breath – shared on Wedding Colors

How do you start transitioning spring colors into your winter wardrobe?

Navy, Polka Dot and Pearl Wedding

Picture this: It’s the end of summer. You are at a lakeside country club; the sun is getting ready to set for the evening. The “I Dos” are said near a rustic dock, which is perfect for pictures after.  Your favorite vintage car is sitting out front, ready for your grand exit later that evening.

After the ceremony you walk into the banquet room at the country club and see pearly white and polka dot accents throughout the room, and a band is already playing in the background.

I’ve got a retro-y throw back wedding in mind for this event. Retro, but modern. I was trying to capture a little bit of the fifties feeling with this week’s inspiration board. A modern pearl finish cake, a little bit of pearly decorations with some polka dots thrown in for accents.

Possibly my most favorite part of this wedding would be the end. Well not the end of it, but towards the end of the reception. I LOVE the after dinner cordials bar. Set up with the right liquors, fresh hot coffee and hot chocolate, and those chocolate mint stirring sticks everyone loves. How could you not enjoy that?  Anyways, less talking more pictures! I give you this week’s design board:

Navy, Polka Dot and Peal Wedding

Navy, Polka Dot and Peal Wedding

Check out the awesome places these pictures came from:

Navy and White Polka Dot Cupcake Flags – by Bbond0520 on Etsy

Navy and Peach Confetti Wedding Invitation Package – by Love Love Me Do Designs on Etsy

Navy Blue Polka Dot Napkins – by ME2Designs on Etsy

Polka Dot Navy Table Runner by Plumfield Shop on Etsy

DIY Pearl and Candle Centerpiece – seen on this pin

Baby’s Breath and Pearl White Centerpieces – seen on this pin

Navy Chair Sashes – seen on this pin here, shared by Lindsey Pantaleo Photography

Pearl Polka Dot Wedding cake – seen on this pin

Coffee & Cordials Station – shared by Crystal Ballroom NJ on this pin

What do you think about using polka dots at weddings?