Unusual Ways to Incorporate Green at Your Next Event

Have you ever seen something that was just so weird, so unusual, maybe so out there – that it just worked? And maybe at another point in time in the not too distant future, you find yourself looking at something that is incredibly predicable?

The later of those two thoughts happens far too often, at least for me, at events. Someone tried to be trendy by making a table full of “Greenery”, because Pantone made it the color of the year. But they just over did it. At the beginning of the year, I shared THIS post on how to include greenery into your corporate event. Like many corporate events, I took a very clean but modern approach to this decor. And I stand by it. I can think of a lot of corporate events that would do well by those concepts.

But what about the high end galas, which are counting on wowing guests for donations? Or the social event for a great cause? Or, the brand that is launching their new line and really want to make an impact at the launch party. These types of events are often burdened with the sometimes overwhelming task of what theme to channel. Sure, there are a million “Night in Paris” or casino themed events. I’ve said it a million times before, and I’ll probably say it a million more, but I continuously challenge planners, creative directors, and designers to try something new!

With shades of green, and of course greenery, being on point this year, I thought I would start to see a lot more unique and unusual green event decor circulating. But I haven’t! So to help get your creative ideas firing, I’ve put together some of my favorite unusual ways to incorporate more green at your next event. I’ve included my favorites from high impact receptions, entertainment, and clever uses of lighting. All green, and all unique.

Here’s some unusual and unique ways to incorporate more green at your next event:

Unusual Ways to Incorporate Green at Your Next Event

Unusual Ways to Incorporate Green at Your Next Event

Be sure to see where each of these great ideas were found:

Green Fern Bar with Green Lighting – shared in a roundup by BizBash

Woodsy Green Forest Patch for Photo Opps – also shared in a roundup on BizBash

Green Woods Tent and Ceiling with Green Fern Lamps – shared in a roundup post by Food52

Green Draped and Illuminated Entertainment Cube – shared in a roundup post by BizBash

Garden of Eden Themed Greenery and Foliage Decorated DJ Booth – spotted on Pinterest

Hovering Floating Land with Green Grass and Wood – created by Daniel Ost

Don’t forget to pin your favorite ideas for later:

Need more ideas for your events? Check out my Pinterest board “Entertaining by Design” for lots of big picture event ideas.

How do you incorporate unique decor into your social events?

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Milestone Memories Birthday Celebration Ideas

Do you have someone in your family that has a milestone anniversary or birthday coming up, who doesn’t really need anything in regards to presents, doesn’t really want anything in particular, but you still want to do something special for them?

I’m going through that right now. I’ve been doing my darndest to think of something, but really there is not much in way of options. Having said all that, I think the effort and time of putting together something special and unique, like this week’s inspiration board shares, is a great idea. It’s personal, it’s meaningful, and it’s something you can’t just buy off the shelf. Here’s what I had in mind:

Milestone Memories Birthday Celebration Ideas

Milestone Memories Birthday Celebration Ideas

Get all the details where these inspirational images were found:

 Photograph Tablescape and Centerpiece – shared on Ruffled
Photograph Tablescape and Centerpiece – shared on Ruffled

60th Black and White Photo Birthday Numbers – shared by Sarah Dawn Designs
60th Black and White Photo Birthday Numbers – shared by Sarah Dawn Designs

Photo and Chalkboard Milestone Birthday Party Invitations – made by nowanorris on Etsy

Photo and Chalkboard Milestone Birthday Party Invitations – made by nowanorris on Etsy

Black and White Photo Birthday Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Black and White Photo Birthday Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Black and White Photo Background – shared on Scrappy Sugar Girl

Black and White Photo Background – shared on Scrappy Sugar Girl

Ages to Perfection Milestone Birthday Cupcake Picks – made by simplifiedlivingshop on Etsy

Ages to Perfection Milestone Birthday Cupcake Picks – made by simplifiedlivingshop on Etsy

Custom Personalized Wine Bottle Label – made by LushLabel on Etsy

Custom Personalized Wine Bottle Label – made by LushLabel on Etsy

 

Candle Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Candle Cake – spotted on Pinterest

How would you want to celebrate a milestone birthday in your life?