Simple Succulent Event Decor Ideas

You know the saying “sometimes less is more”? I so rarely agree with it, but this week I make the exception, and agree less can be more. When I’m putting together an event decor concept board, I love to design event concepts that are rich and dynamic. Something that will continually wow guests as the event unfolds, from hidden elements mixed into perimeter decor, to thoughtful additions in the place settings. I’m the first one to advocate for bold colors and wild prints, textures everywhere with layers of details.

But you know what? Something just hit me this week, swaying me towards a more simple design direction. Make no mistake, it may be simple in concept, but there are still plenty of unique and specific design elements at play here in this simple succulent event decor ideas board. While there may not be as many layers and targeted wow features, there is still a continuity of design here that resonates beautifully throughout.

Where I would normally go all out with a high impact entrance, I went for a white will with strategically placed air plants. Where normally a focal bar would sit, I switched gears and went for a succulents arranging bar, where theoretically guests could create their own little arrangements and take them home.  It would be fantastic to have a horticulturist on site to help recommend combinations and placements, and give guests care tips for their new plants. The table that I normally love covered with linens and colors and perfect silverware with matching stemware, is simple neutrals with succulent accents. Even the lounge is a clean white, with sandy floors and pillar candles.

I could see these simple succulent event decor ideas working from events such as weddings, to luncheons, and even social events. The succulents are powerful enough to be the focus of the event decor, but not so dominating that they couldn’t be made the second focus of the event, so there would be room for whatever the message or goal of the event was.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Simple Succulent Event Decor Ideas

Simple Succulent Event Decor Ideas

Be sure to see where each element in this simple succulent event decor ideas board was found:

Entrance of Air Plants on White Wall – shared in a roundup post by Tickled Pink

Modern Event Lounge with Succulents and Candles – shared in a roundup post by The Knot

Succulent Photo Backdrop – shared in a roundup post by BuzzFeed

Simple Succulent Table Decor and Centerpiece – spotted on Pinterest

Tall Centerpiece with Candles and Succulents – shared in the Style Me Pretty Vault

Succulents Arrangements Bar – shared by SF Girl by Bay

Small Succulent Party Favors in Glass – shared on Martha Stewart Weddings

Don’t forget to pin your favorites for future reference:

How do you like to see succulents incorporated into event decor?

 

 

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Moonlight Masquerade Ball in Black, Purple, and Silver

There’s never a dull moment in life, and there is always a reason to celebrate. With fall right around the corner, I thought I would take this week as an opportunity to do something different for the season. While I’m no serious fan of Halloween (gore is just too over done for my liking), I do like the idea of a thrilling dress up party, and so why not have a marvelous moonlight masquerade ball?

Now, it’s important to note that this is not just any masquerade ball. No, this is a moonlight masquerade ball. It’s darker, a bit mysterious, and a heck of a lot more dramatic. On any given day when you google “masquerade party” or any variation, the go-to images that come up are gold, green, purple the majority of the time. While that is a great combination, with a warm and inviting sense to it, I think it’s over done. So to mix things up, I’ve created a masquerade ball idea board in black, purple, and silver.

Here’s what I have in mind:

Moonlight Masquerade Ball in Black, Purple, and Silver

Moonlight Masquerade Ball in Black, Purple, and Silver

Be sure to find out where each of this masquerade ideas were found:

Black, Silver, and Purple Tablescape and Centerpiece – shared by Lake Receptions

Sparkle Corner / Tinsel Photo Booth Backdrop – shared by James Wagner

Purple, Silver, and Black Masquerade Mask – shared by Damn Right, Masquerade on Tumblr

Grand Draped Entrance – featured on Ashley’s Bride Guide

Glamorous Masquerade Centerpiece with Purple and Silver Mirror – designed by Red Carpet Events & Design

Star Drop Silver, Purple, and Black Invitation – created and sold by DIYPartyInvitation on Etsy

Silver Candelabra Centerpiece with Crystal Accents and a Black and Silver Masquerade Mask – shared by Kapture Vision

Black Chivari Chair with Purple Ribbon and Rhinestone Accent – found in the Style Me Pretty Vault

Would your masquerade ball be more silver or gold?

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Vineyard Wedding in Shades of Plum

How many states do you know that has world class beaches, shopping, amusement parks, AND vineyards? Not too many states coming to mind, do they? Here in Florida we are lucky to have all of those, and so much more. People often forget that we have a number of great wineries here, perfect for an end of summer wedding. This week, I channeled the beauty of wineries from around the world, with shades of plum purples, to create this week’s vineyard wedding idea board. Here’s what I had in mind:

Vineyard Wedding in Shades of Plum

Vineyard Wedding in Shades of Plum

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

Autumn Fall Inspired Centerpiece – shared on Rock My Wedding

Vineyard Inspired Wine Bottle Centerpiece – shared on David Corey Photography

Frames Photo Booth Backdrop – spotted on Pinterest

Cocktail Hour Tables of Wine Barrels – shared on Wedding Wire

Plum and Burnt Orange Ceremony Vine Covered Altar and Mandap Overlooking Vineyard – spotted on Pinterest

Tablescape of Floating Candles in Glass Bubbles Under Vines – shared by wedsource on Etsy

Wine Barrel Bar – shared by Elegant Wedding Invites

Plum Wedding Aisle Décor Flower Arrangements – shared on Ruffled

Plum and Purple Flower Wedding Bouquet – shared by Field and Florist

Vineyard Wedding Wine Pouring Ceremony – shared by Floridian Social

Need ideas for a wine themed event? Never fear! I have a Pinterest board dedicated to all things wine themed, check it out HERE.

Have you ever been to a wedding at a vineyard?

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End of Summer Dinner Party Soiree in Berry Hues

Yes, I realize that TECHNICALLY summer isn’t over for a few more weeks. But you know what? It’s hot. It’s realllllly hot here in Florida. Low to mid-90s, high humidity, all sunshine, minimal rain. It’s brutal. So to take my mind off the heat, I thought about what I would do to make the most of this weekend, leading me into this week’s party ideas board. I was thinking how great it would be to have a beautiful patio, with nice rich shades of dark purples and plums. This fairytale patio would be the perfect setting for my end of summer, dinner party soiree.  Delicious berries would be the highlight of the menu. From cool drinks to sweet treats, a hint of berry could be found throughout the evening. Simple centerpieces near a vibrant, living wall of succulents with candlelight shimmering from hanging lanterns, would just make for a wonderful evening among friends and family. While I’m waving my magic wand to dream this up, I throw in an extra swish and flick to get a personal chef who would prepare this meal. Oh and a helpful staff that would help tidy up after!
Here’s what I had in mind for this berry hued summer dinner party:

End of Summer Dinner Party Soiree in Berry Hues

End of Summer Dinner Party Soiree in Berry Hues

Be sure to see where I found each of the different elements from this week’s summer dinner soiree:

Berry and Plum Modern Outdoor Living Room Patio – shared by the Seattle Times

Plum and Purple Party Invitation Printable – created and sold by Time4TeaParties on Etsy

Purple, Plum, and Berry Food Display – spotted on Pinterest

Vertical Succulent Wall (to be used as a photo backdrop) – spotted on Tumblr

Red Wine Berry Spritzer – recipe shred by Aggie’s Kitchen

Purple Plum Submerged Wisteria Centerpieces – shared by Desiree Banka on Flickr

Blackberry Ombre Popsicles – recipe shared by Tutti Dolci, All Sweets

Purple Plum Petal Photo Booth Backdrop – shared by blkbridalbliss on Instagram

What is your favorite end of summer tradition?

Pop of Purple – Countryside Spring Wedding Ideas

I’m dreaming of a whiiitttteeeee…wedding! I’m actually dreaming of a white wedding with pops of purple. Something beautiful, with lots of fresh flowers in shades of white and cream with pops of purple. I’m thinking lilac purple with an occasional darker shade of purple mixed in. Don’t you think that would be a lovely wedding to attend on a nice spring afternoon? Imagine it, a wedding on a sunny countryside side estate, tons and tons of fresh floral flowers is everywhere, and there’s white flowy fabrics blowing in the breeze. I invasion nothing short of graceful and chic. Here’s what I had in mind:

Pop of Purple – Countryside Spring Wedding Ideas

Pop of Purple – Countryside Spring Wedding Ideas

Be sure what to stop by and see where I found each of these images:

Purple and White Tent Tablescape with Crystal Chandeliers – shared on Hostess with the Mostess by Fresh Events Company

Gardenias and Lavender Rose Satin Wrapped Bouquet – shared by Mindy Weiss

Wedding Invitations with Embossed Roses with Lilac Ribbon – made by Violet Wedding Invitations

White and Lilac Purple Rustic Centerpiece with Fresh Flowers and Candles – shared on WedLuxe

Purple Rose Wedding Cake on Flower Tablescape – shared by Colin Cowie Weddings

Romantic Lilac Outdoor Spring Wedding with Purple Flowers – shared in the Style Me Pretty Vault

Purple French Macarons – shared in a roundup post by MODwedding

Would you love to have a countryside wedding like this?

Colorful Dinosaur Party Ideas for Girls

Girls like dinosaurs too!

I never got why boys were always the ones having the dinosaur and ninja themed parties, and girls always had to have the spa or princess themed parties. That is just absurd! Girls can like dinosaurs, ninjas, and event racing themed parties too.

And so to honor the strong, confident girls around the world who want to celebrate among dinos, I have put together this week’s inspiration board, for them. The concept was to have a colorful dinosaur birthday party for girls, which was not completely pink, purple and full of gentility.

But you know what I found? It’s actually pretty hard to find dinosaur themed birthday party posts for girls that are not full of princess crowns, tutus, and bright pink. So I thought I would incorporate lots of vibrant colors throughout to make this event perfect for the dino loving little girl that could care less about a tiara and a doesn’t mind what color her dinosaur friends are.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Colorful Dinosaur Party Ideas for Girls by Unique Pastiche Events

Colorful Dinosaur Party Ideas for Girls by Unique Pastiche Events

 

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

“Girls like dinosaurs too” T-shirt – sold via CafePress by WhiteDogBlackDog

Printable Dinosaur Food Signs – created and sold by iwedfred on Etsy

Dino Tails Favors – shared by Buggie and Jellybean

Dinosaur Party Cutlery and Napkin Flatware Set – created and sold by MadHatterPartyBox on Etsy

Dinosaur Birthday Cake Video Tutorial – shared by My Cake School

Krispy Colorful Eggs (Dino Eggs) – recipe shared by The Pioneer Woman

Digital Girl Dinosaur Birthday Party Invitation in Green and Orange – created and sold by ZoeyBlueDesigns on Etsy

Green, Blue, and Purple Polka Dot Balloons with Dinosaur Weights as Table Décor – shared by Craftiness is not Optional

Dinosaur Birthday Party Hat – created and sold by PoshBoxParties on Etsy

Colorful Dinosaur Track Print Biscuits / Cookies – recipe shared by Tesco

Personalized Dinosaur Birthday Party Favor Bags – created and sold by ShopPsychobaby on Etsy

DIY Dinosaur Party Plate Tutorial – shared by Spaceships and Laser Beams

I think there is just the right balance of femininity in this week’s birthday party idea board, what do you think?

Oh – if you need more ideas: stop by my Pinterest board dedicated to all things dinosaur party ideas.

**UPDATE** Check out my DIY decor and party site A Sparkly Life for Me to see some cute DIY Dino party tablescapes!

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Elaborate Serenity Blue Hydrangea Wedding Ideas

Serenity or Rose Quartz? If you had to pick one, which would it be?

If you aren’t sure what I’m talking about, let me fill you in. The 2016 Pantone Color of the Year is actually two colors: Serenity and Rose Quartz. Check them out here if you haven’t seen them already.

I can’t say I normally would have opted to use either of those colors in anything I normally do, but you know I like a good challenge. This week I set forth with the challenge to do an elaborate wedding in the tricky color: Serenity. From what I see, Serenity is a periwinkle blue-purple that is cool and very soft. Loving the softness of the color, I decided to put together an over-the-top wedding inspiration board for you this week, full of soft colors and delicate hydrangeas.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Elaborate Serenity Blue Hydrangea Wedding Ideas

Be sure to stop by and see where each of the images from this week’s idea board were found:

Romona Keveza’s Stunning Fall 2016 Hydrangea Wedding Gown –shared on The Knot

Serenity Blue Hydrangea Wedding Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Purple Blue Watercolor Floral Escort Cards – created and sold by PaperbyCharmCat on Etsy

Serenity Blue Hydrangea Floral Arrangement – shared in a roundup post on MODWEDDING

Blue and Purple Hydrangea Wedding Aisle Décor – spotted on Pinterest

Custom Wedding Invitations with Hydrangea Flowers – shared on Mospens Studio

Serenity Periwinkle Rose Petal Flower Basket Petals – available on Advantage Bridal

Lavish Blue and White Wedding Reception Table Centerpieces and Décor – shared in a roundup post on MODWEDDING

Serenity or Rose Quartz? If you had to pick one, which would it be?