Race to the Finish Line – Racing Inspired Reception Ideas

This is getting out of control! A few weeks ago I shared an inspiration board on a fun, vintage feeling classic cars party. A few weeks before that, a party inspired by a mechanics garage. This week? A high end – race to the finish line racing inspired reception ideas. Will this trend end? I don’t know!

Part of it, or at least part of what I’m chalking it up to, is Pinterest’s ability to integrate things you have searched for into your feed, because you’ve clearly shown interest in it. Maybe all these ideas have been subconsciously making me want to keep curating car themed parties? I suppose we will never know. Don’t worry, I’ve been pinning all of my favorite classic car, race car, monster truck, NASCAR party ideas all on THIS board.

For this “race to the finish line” party ideas board, I really wanted to keep it modern and more traditional racing, which is why you see lots of red with the classic white and black checkers. To keep it feeling modern, I made sure the lounge groupings and furniture set ups had that nice clean look with the texture in the metal, with a pretty sweet metal bar.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Race to the Finish Line – Racing Inspired Reception Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

Be sure to see where each element of this race car inspired reception decor was found:

NASCAR Themed Race Centerpiece with Tire and Checker Flags – spotted on Pinterest

Hot Wheels Toy Takeaways and Place Settings – shared by BizBash

Red Spandex Chair with Checker Race Flag Accents – shared by WeddingCircle

Valet Parking Ticket Seating Chart Cards – spotted on Pinterest

Checker Race Flag Lawn Accent Entrance – shared on Hostess with the Mostess

NASCAR Party Checker Flag Place Setting and Napkin – shared by Stacy T’s Fundraiser on Catch My Party

Tribeca Silver Industrial Metal Bar – available through Palace Party Rent

White and Silver Lounge with Silver Stud Metal Accent Tables – featured on LuxeFinds

Red and White Lounge with Silver Metal Accents – available through AFR Events

Pin your favorites for future reference:

Pick your favorite: classic car, mechanic’s garage, or race car themed party!

Glamorous Gothic Halloween Wedding in Black and Red

Get ready, we are doing a complete 180-degree this week!

Last week I shared a rustic, goth inspired wedding, perfect for a county area with lots of natural landscape to harness, with candles everywhere. This week I present to you a completely different wedding look, created for the glamorous gothic couple that love all things luxurious. Glossy black finishes with the deepest red roses you have ever seen will line every surface your eyes may lay. Black crystals with delicate black lace accentuate everything from the chairs, to the chandeliers in black above. This has the makings of an unforgettable Halloween wedding. All that’s missing is the perfect chamber music faintly heard in the background. Here’s what I had in mind:

Glamorous Gothic Halloween Wedding in Black and Red #thisisUPevents

Glamorous Gothic Halloween Wedding in Black and Red

Be sure to see where I found each of this week’s inspirational ideas for this glamourous gothic Halloween wedding in black and red:

Black and Red Wedding Aisle Runner – shared in a roundup post by Wedding Newsday

Candles on Black Candlestick Aisle Décor Or Centerpiece with Red Roses – shared on United with Love

Black Lace Wedding Invitations – sold by Elegant Wedding Invites

Black Crystal Chandelier – shared in a roundup post on Weddingomania

Red Roses and Black Lace Tiered Wedding Cake – shared in a roundup post on Cake Wrecks

Black Chantilly Lace Chair Corset with Havana Skirt – available through Wildflower Linen

Black on Black Goth Tablescape with Red Accents – shared in a roundup post by Digsdigs

Red and Black Flower Centerpiece with Gothic Flair – spotted on Pinterest

Grand Entrance with Black Drapery and Red Rose Arrangements on Mirror Pedestals – shared by Eventure

Gothic Wedding Bouquet with Red Roses and Black Feathers and Accents – shared on High Society Event Planning

Black and Red Centerpieces with Gold Accents – shared in a roundup post by Destination Wedding Mag

Black Glitter Charger with Red Rose and Napkin Accent Place Setting – spotted on Pinterest

Would you prefer this wedding, or my rustic take on a vintage gothic wedding?

 

 

Asian Infused Wedding in Red

It’s not too often I find myself designing concept boards based specifically around a cultural theme, but this week I was overwhelmingly inspired by the tablescape you’ll see below. The red and gold paper lanterns with an array of fresh flowers on the table caught my eye. After more digging into similar looks, I found myself disappointed in the number of higher end weddings that incorporated these beautiful red paper lanterns. With that in mind I challenged myself to create this Asian influenced wedding in red, featuring beautiful paper lanterns that looked luxurious and opulent, and less crafty.

Here’s what I created for this week’s Asian inspired wedding in red:

Asian Infused Wedding in Red with Paper Lanterns

Asian Infused Wedding in Red with Paper Lanterns

Be sure to see where I found each of these inspiration images:

Red Paper Lanterns Reception Entrance with Red Drapery – shared on WedMeGood

Hanging Red Paper Lantern Wedding with Chinese Influence – spotted here

Asian Inspired Tablescape with Red and Gold Paper Lanterns Hanging from Above – shared on WedLuxe

Asian Infused Bar – shared by Michael Habachy on Flickr

Large Red Paper Lanterns Grand Entrance – spotted on Pinterest

Red Paper Lantern Food Buffet and Display – also spotted on Pinterest

Red Wedding Reception Up Lighting with Red Paper Lanterns – shared by Bart Boehlert’s Beautiful Things

Do you know of any other weddings that incorporate paper lanterns in a high end style?

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Precious Cargo – Vintage Airplane Baby Shower Party

Final boarding call!

This fabulous vintage planes inspired baby shower is about to take you on a trip of cuteness!

What’s not to love about the sweet hues of the soft clouds mixed with vibrant pops of reds and yellow in these amazing vintage airplane decorations? This airplane and travel inspired baby shower idea board is perfect for either gender, and is easily able to be transitioned into a birthday party theme for a young child.  Here’s what I had in mind:

Precious Cargo - Vintage Airplane Baby Shower Party

Precious Cargo – Vintage Airplane Baby Shower Party

Be sure to find out where I found each of this week’s inspirational elements:

Vintage Airplane Flight Path Floor Décor – shared by Kara’s Party Ideas

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun Vintage Airplane Invitation – available on I Heart to Party

Vintage Airplane Sandwiches – shared by Hostess with the Mostess

Next Stop: Parenthood Sign – shared by Nat Your Average Girl

Luggage Drop Off – also shared by Nat Your Average Girl

Travel Advice for the Parents-To-Be on Their Journey – shared by Le Petit Papier

Yellow and White Airplane Tablescape and Centerpiece – shared on Every Last Detail

Baggage Claim and Airplane Baby Shower Instant Download Kit – made and sold by MKKMDesigns on Etsy

In Flight Snacks Sign – shared by Mimi’s Dollhouse

Airplane Buffet Backdrop – spotted on Pinterest

In need of vintage travel wedding ideas? I’ve created an inspiration board for that specific theme, see it HERE.

Vintage Travel Inspired Wedding Idea Board

Vintage Travel Inspired Wedding Idea Board
See the full post here:
https://uniquepasticheevents.com/2015/08/12/vintage-travel-inspired-wedding-idea-board/

Looking for more travel and airplane inspired décor? You’ll want to check out my board on Pinterest dedicated to all things travel and airplane party and wedding related!

What do you think of travel inspired parties and weddings?

Backyard S’mores Party Ideas

It’s crazy to think that the summer is just a few weeks away from being over, and even harder to think about how this time last year, I was designing a party idea board for a backyard movie party under the stars. With today being National S’more’s Day, I thought it would be appropriate to add a new party idea board to our growing collection of summertime celebration themes. Why not combine a movie night under the stars with a s’mores campfire session? Seems like the perfect way to say goodbye to summer.

Here’s what I had in mind for this backyard s’mores party idea board:

Backyard S’more’s Party Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

Backyard S’more’s Party Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

Be sure to find out where I found each of the party elements in this week’s party inspiration board:

Bonfire and S’more’s Birthday Invitation Printable – created and sold by Invites2Adore on Etsy

Hay Seating Around a Fire Pit – spotted on Pinterest

S’mores Station – also spotted on Pinterest

Outdoor Bench Seating with Market String Lights – shared by The Home Depot Blog

Backyard Scavenger Hunt – shared on Apartment Therapy

S’mores Menu Printable Download – created and sold by SweetFestivity on Etsy

Campfire Cake – shared by Hallmark

Bonfire in Forest Near Party – shared by Capital Romance

 How to do you like to celebrate the end of summer and welcome the fall season?

Rockets and Ribbons – Patriotic 4th of July Party Ideas

Can you believe that the 4th of July is less than a month away?

With all of the tragic events that have occurred in our country in the last week, especially in Orlando, I felt as if it was necessary to create an inspired, red white and blue themed party. As our country mourns the deaths of countless individuals from the Orlando shootings, I think it’s important to highlight our ability to come together as a community, and as a nation.

This week I have created a party idea board for Fourth of July celebrations, with an emphasis for family friendly festivities. It’s so important for our country to come together and rejoice in the many freedoms we are fortunate to have, especially in times like these. This family-centered patriotic party idea board has two elements I’m quite fond of: rocket fireworks and free flowing ribbons!

I loved seeing so many great takes on fireworks as party décor, that I just knew I had to incorporate them in this week’s party idea board. To balance out their straight, rigid lines, I’ve brought in free flowing ribbons in red, white, and blue to soften the design.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Rockets and Ribbons – Patriotic 4th of July Party Ideas

Rockets and Ribbons – Patriotic 4th of July Party Ideas

Be sure to stop by and see where I found each of these elements in this week’s patriotic party idea board in red, white, and blue:

Fabric Rockets for the Garden – shared by HGTV

Patriotic Tissue Paper Tassel Garland – tutorial shared by Landeelu

Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Centerpiece with Fireworks and Rockets – found on Pinterest (no link working)

4th of July Candy Rockets – tutorial shared by All Things G&D

Firework Photo Outdoor Stand Photo backdrop – available on Lemondrop Backdrops

4th of July Bike Parade Décor – spotted on Pinterest (link not working)

Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Ribbon Garlands with Market Lights – shared in a roundup post on Babble

If you need more ideas for Independence Day, or any red, white, and blue patriotic party, check out my board on Pinterest lots of inspiration.

How do you like to celebrate Independence Day?

Sweets for Your Sweetie – Valentine’s Day Dessert Soiree Ideas

What is it about Valentine’s Day that makes everything have to be sugar coated? Fruit? Muffins? Exchanged words? EVERYTHING just has a sweetness to it, which –don’t get me wrong- it’s welcomed, but it can sometimes borderline on TOO much. And I’m sure for some people, at some point, it is too much. But sometimes, everything is just perfect and that extra sweetness just works perfectly and is welcomed with open arms.

Enough about sweets……yeah who am I kidding. That should have read: SO BRING ON THE SWEETS!

Sweets are the hero of this week party idea board for Valentine’s Day. This soiree can be scaled up or down in size for all sorts of events, though my favorite would be a stay at home bake-a-thon with your sweetie, whipping up one scrumptious dessert after the other, and enjoying the creations that you made together. But hearts are universal, and are easily included in themed baby showers, bridal parties, girl’s night, or even a festive family and friends gathering.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Sweets for Your Sweetie - Valentine's Day Dessert Soiree Ideas

Sweets for Your Sweetie – Valentine’s Day Dessert Soiree Ideas

If you find yourself in need of some clever Valentine’s Day inspired breakfast ideas, check out my post covering what I believe to be the perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast.

Be sure to stop by and say hi to all these great sources of inspiration and tutorials for this week’s idea board:

Strawberry Hearts Valentine Snacks – tutorial shared by Modern Parents Messy Kids

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Heart Cake Surprise Cake – tutorial and recipe shared on Mom Loves Baking

Red Sugar Rimmed Cocktails – shared on Bird’s Party

Sweet Cherry Pie Pastry Envelope – recipe and tutorial shared by Liz Bushong

Valentine Gourmet Chocolate Caramel Apples – created and sold by BigBearChocolates on Etsy

Candy Hearts Table Décorspotted on Pinterest

Valentine’s Popcorn White Chocolate Popcorn – recipe shared by Gimme Some Oven

Red Hearts Valentine’s Day Décor – shared on Advice from a Twenty Something

Strawberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting – recipe shared by Life, Love and Sugar

DIY Valentine’s Day Table Candy Décor – tutorial shared by The DIY Dish

Valentine’s Day Balloon Heart –tutorial shared by The House That Lars Built

Red and White Valentine’s Day Place Setting – shared by Pier 1 Imports on Pinterest

Candy and Tulips Table Centerpiece – shared in a roundup post by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body

Valentine’s Day: do you love it or hate it?

Ideas for National Chocolate Cake Day for Two….with wine.

What are the odds, that not only is today both Wine Wednesday AND National Chocolate Cake Day? As if we needed a reason to consume either! This year they both line up perfectly into one glorious day. Maybe it’s because it’s getting close to Valentine’s Day, or maybe I’m a fan of date nights that involve a good red wine and a luscious cake, but I feel like this week’s idea board should be an ever-so-lightly romantic evening for two. And you guessed it: chocolate cake and wine are on the menu. Here’s what I had in mind:

Ideas for National Chocolate Cake Day for Two….with wine.

Don’t you think that card is adorable? How cute would it be to write a little love note and ask if your other half will join you for a little wine and chocolate and mail it to them? I would be thrilled to get that in the mail! Here’s where I found all of these great images for this week’s inspiration:

National Chocolate Cake Day Greeting Card – created and sold by NeedAHolidayCalendar on Etsy

Swarovski Crystalline Red Wine Glasses – available on Swarovski

Wine Decanter – featured in a post by Food & Wine

Darkest Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Glaze – Recipe shared by Bon Appetit

Double Chocolate Cake Truffle Cake Balls – baked and sold by SugarpopBakeshop on Etsy

What would you do if we created a National Wine and Chocolate Cake Day holiday?

I’d insist I had to take the day off.

Purple and Orange Orchid Wedding Ideas

Is it winter yet?

Honestly, the weather we have been having here in Florida makes me second guess what my calendar has been telling me. It’s hot, humid, and generally pretty sunny out. It’s hard to imagine some of the fall idea boards I’ve been sharing the last few weeks in a tropical climate like this.

Naturally, I had to wonder what would be a tropical friendly fall wedding look like? Here’s what I had in mind:

Purple and Orange Orchid Wedding Ideas

As you can tell, lots of orange orchids with purple accents are what I went with.

Be sure to see where I found all of these inspirational images at:

Purple and Orange Orchid Cupcakes – shared on The Cupcake Blog

Orange and Pink Orchid Bouquet – spotted on Pinterest

Purple Orchid and Tropical Chair Covers with Purple Drapery – spotted on Pinterest

Tropical Floral Modern Décor – spotted on Pinterest

Purple Tropical Tablescape with Orange Flowers – spotted on Pinterest

Hot Pink and Orange Orchid Cake – shared in a round up post by Calligraphy By Jennifer

Submerged Orange Orchid Centerpieces with Candles – shared on Bridal Guide

Orchid and Calla Lily Boutonniere – available from DebbiCoFlowers.com

Could you see this as a fall wedding in the tropics?

Beach-side 4th of July Party Ideas

Is there a better way to celebrate Independence Day then on the beach with sparklers, cold drinks and evening fireworks? I don’t think there could be!

Here’s how I’d like to celebrate:

Beach-side 4th of July Party Ideas

Beach-side 4th of July Party Ideas

See where I found all of these fantastic ideas:

Red, White and Blue Starfish Tablescape – shared by Starfish Cottage

Red, White and Blue Starfish Tablescape – shared by Starfish Cottage

Red, White and Blue Starfish Tablescape – shared by Starfish Cottage

Nautical Starfish Beach Sign – made by MeetMeByeTheSea on Etsy

Nautical Starfish Beach Sign – made by MeetMeByeTheSea on Etsy

Nautical Starfish Beach Sign – made by MeetMeByeTheSea on Etsy

Let the Sparks Fly! Sparkler Holder – shared on Raenovate

Let the Sparks Fly! Sparkler Holder – shared on Raenovate

Let the Sparks Fly! Sparkler Holder – shared on Raenovate

Beach Chair Set Up – shared by Cape Cod Beach Chair Company

Beach Chair Set Up – shared by Cape Cod Beach Chair Company

Beach Chair Set Up – shared by Cape Cod Beach Chair Company

I Dig the USA Shovels – made by HappyLittleArt on Etsy

I Dig the USA Shovels – made by HappyLittleArt on Etsy

I Dig the USA Shovels – made by HappyLittleArt on Etsy

Patriotic Drink Cart – spotted on Pinterest

Patriotic Drink Cart – spotted on Pinterest

Patriotic Drink Cart – spotted on Pinterest

 

How do you celebrate Independence Day?