14 Concrete Block Centerpieces for Any Event

Steampunk may be falling out of style on Pinterest, but the industrial chic revolution is really starting to pick up in the weddings and party decor categories. Everyone is looking for interesting plays on mixing softness with the rough edges of industrial decor. I have found a ton of great ideas this year, and have been pinning them as I find them HERE. I’ve even shared several party and wedding ideas boards with an industrial flair to them, you can see those HERE.

Centerpiece are a tricky element in the industrial event decor scene. You don’t want too many flowers, as that can take away from the desired look, but then what do you do? It’s already hard enough to come up with centerpiece with no floral at all, that aren’t just boring regular candles. So what’s a girl to do?

Why not incorporate some concrete blocks into your decor? I’ve put together 14 of my favorite cement block centerpieces. From simple to layered, I think you’ll find at least one that you will like. Here are my top 14 concrete block centerpiece ideas:

14 Concrete Block Centerpieces for Any Event

14 Concrete Block Centerpieces for Any Event

Here’s where I found each of these cinder block based centerpieces:

Concrete Block Centerpiece with White Flowers and Succulents – shared on Style Me Pretty

Narrow Concrete Cinder Block Centerpiece with Succulents – shared on Mon Cheri Bridals

Concrete Block Centerpiece with Burlap Accents and Mixed Flowers – shared on Wedding Chicks

Cement Cinder Block Centerpiece for Long Table with Daffodils and Candles – shared on BizBash

Small Concrete Block with Succulents Centerpiece for a Cocktail Table – shared on WeddingWire

Lemons and Greenery Concrete Block Centerpiece – shared in the Style Me Pretty Vault

White Orchids and Succulents Cement Block Centerpiece – shared on No Boring Parties

Gold Lion with Moss and Succulents Double Cinderblock Centerpiece – shared on White Magazine

Square Concrete Block Centerpiece with Succulents Surrounded by Small Bud Vases – shared by HGTV

DIY Cinderblock and Grass Centerpiece – shared by Design Sponge

Cement Brick with Lightbulb Vase and Votive Candles Cocktail Centerpiece – shared on Polka Dot Bride

Concrete Block with Overgrown Greenery and Leaves – shared by Janneke Storm

Colorful Stenciled Concrete Blocks – tutorial shared by Chica Circle

Whimsical Cinder Block Centerpiece with Candles and Moss Accents – shared by Paisley & Jade

Don’t forget to pin your favorite centerpieces, you never know when you may need them!

Looking for more ideas along these lines? Check out my industrial themed party board on Pinterest to see more ideas for concrete blocks (like food displays!) and more creative ideas. Or if you are looking for more of a “traditional” construction inspired party, might I recommend THIS board, dedicated to modern construction party theme decor.

Do you like seeing new elements, such as concrete blocks, working their way into party and wedding decor?

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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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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?

Taco and Tequila Tuesday Party Ideas

Who loves tacos? Let me rephrase: who DOESN’T love tacos? And really, what could go better with tacos then tequila?

Did you think of anything yet?

Fresh made guacamole was a close second in my mind… but that’s just the healthy one in my talking.

This week’s inspiration board is all about color, fun, and yummy food inspired by the always loved, taco Tuesday celebration. I’ve included the best taco bar, nacho bar, salsa bar AND tequila bar I could find on the internet in this inspiration board.

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

Taco and Tequila Tuesday Party Ideas

See where I found these fantastic ideas at:

Colorful Fiesta Tablescape – shared on Be Lovely Events

Colorful Fiesta Tablescape – shared on Be Lovely Events

Colorful Taco Bar Printable – created and sold by SunshineInkStudio on Etsy

Colorful Taco Bar Printable – created and sold by SunshineInkStudio on Etsy

Textured Succulent Place Setting – shared on Ruffled

Textured Succulent Place Setting – shared on Ruffled

Acrylic Drink Dispensers and Display – shared on The Kitchn

Acrylic Drink Dispensers and Display – shared on The Kitchn

Colorful Food Display – shared on Street Scene

Colorful Food Display – shared on Street Scene

Felt Taco Party Banner – created and sold by Tastefully Mismatched on Etsy

Felt Taco Party Banner – created and sold by Tastefully Mismatched on Etsy

Salsa Bar Station – shared on Paper and Party Love

Salsa Bar Station – shared on Paper and Party Love

Chalkboard Menu – shared on SaveOnCrafts

Chalkboard Menu – shared on SaveOnCrafts

Taco and Tequila Fiesta Invitation Printable – created and sold by TownleyDesigns on Etsy

Taco and Tequila Fiesta Invitation Printable – created and sold by TownleyDesigns on Etsy

Tequila Bar Station – shared on Wedding Chicks

Tequila Bar Station – shared on Wedding Chicks

Taco Bar Food Spread – spotted on Pinterest

Taco Bar Food Spread – spotted on Pinterest

Individual 7 Layer Bean Dips – recipe shared on Cooking Classy

Individual 7 Layer Bean Dips – recipe shared on Cooking Classy

Mini Taco and Tequila Spread – shared on Pinterest

Mini Taco and Tequila Spread – shared on Pinterest

What’s your favorite kind of taco?

Bohemian Patio Party Ideas

I could go for a party this weekend, how about you?

I’m in the mood for a patio party. I don’t actually have a patio for entertaining; much less the patio featured in this week’s inspiration board, but it doesn’t make me not want to throw this party any less. It’s getting warm out here in the evenings, so I’m thinking ice cold cocktails, star lights, great food and summery colors would make for a fun get together. Here’s what I had in mind:

Bohemian Patio Party Ideas

Bohemian Patio Party Ideas

Here’s where I found all of these images:

Bohemian Garden Patio – shared on DigsDigs

Bohemian Garden Patio – shared on DigsDigs

Bohemian Garden Patio – shared on DigsDigs

Succulent Centerpiece – shared on From Ezter With Love

Succulent Centerpiece – shared on From Ezter With Love

Succulent Centerpiece – shared on From Ezter With Love

Blackberry Gin Lemonade Recipe – shared by Inspired by Charm

Blackberry Gin Lemonade Recipe – shared by Inspired by Charm

Blackberry Gin Lemonade Recipe – shared by Inspired by Charm

Tin Star Lights – spotted on Pinterest

Tin Star Lights – spotted on Pinterest

Tin Star Lights – spotted on Pinterest

Turquoise and Lime Chairs – shared on Apartment Therapy

Turquoise and Lime Chairs – shared on Apartment Therapy

Turquoise and Lime Chairs – shared on Apartment Therapy

Rustic Food Spread – shared on Burnett’s Boards

Rustic Food Spread – shared on Burnett’s Boards

Rustic Food Spread – shared on Burnett’s Boards

 

 

Does this party feel like something you can relax and enjoy? Or do you need a more formal party look this weekend?

Wood Grain Spring Wedding Ideas

Hello and HAPPY Wednesday! This week’s inspiration board was inspired by the grain in wood. I envision a magical forest wedding, mid-morning with the sun shining. Fabric bunting in beige and light blue decorates the area. The guests and bridal party dance the evening away in a clear tent with scattered tea candles everywhere.

This is what I had in mind:

Wood Grain Spring Wedding Ideas

Wood Grain Spring Wedding Ideas

Be sure to see where I found all of the elements from this week’s inspiration board:

Printable Bridal Shower Invitation in Wood Grain Floral – made by inglishdigidesign on Etsy

Printable Bridal Shower Invitation in Wood Grain Floral – made by inglishdigidesign on Etsy

Printable Bridal Shower Invitation in Wood Grain Floral – made by inglishdigidesign on Etsy

Rustic Table Décor with Wood – spotted on Pinterest

Rustic Table Décor with Wood – spotted on Pinterest

Rustic Table Décor with Wood – spotted on Pinterest

Large Wood Monogram Décor Hanging – made by BloominBridal on Etsy

Large Wood Monogram Décor Hanging – made by BloominBridal on Etsy

Large Wood Monogram Décor Hanging – made by BloominBridal on Etsy

Woodland Inspired Centerpieces with Moss – shared on Ruffled

Woodland Inspired Centerpieces with Moss – shared on Ruffled

Woodland Inspired Centerpieces with Moss – shared on Ruffled

Wooden Cutlery Silverware Bags – made by CherishedBlessings on Etsy

Wooden Cutlery Silverware Bags – made by CherishedBlessings on Etsy

Wooden Cutlery Silverware Bags – made by CherishedBlessings on Etsy

Digital Buntings Clipart in Turquoise and Beige – made by PompOwl on Etsy

Digital Buntings Clipart in Turquoise and Beige – made by PompOwl on Etsy

Digital Buntings Clipart in Turquoise and Beige – made by PompOwl on Etsy

Fruit and Cheese Food Spread – shared on WedLuxe

Fruit and Cheese Food Spread – shared on WedLuxe

Fruit and Cheese Food Spread – shared on WedLuxe

Emerald Forest Wedding Cake Topper Bunting – made by AthenaandEugenia on Etsy

Emerald Forest Wedding Cake Topper Bunting – made by AthenaandEugenia on Etsy

Emerald Forest Wedding Cake Topper Bunting – made by AthenaandEugenia on Etsy

Pin Wheel Favors - shared on Cake Events Blog

Pin Wheel Favors – shared on Cake Events Blog

Pin Wheel Favors – shared on Cake Events Blog

Mint Green Wooden Candy Scoops – made by thebakersconfections on Etsy

Mint Green Wooden Candy Scoops – made by thebakersconfections on Etsy

Mint Green Wooden Candy Scoops – made by thebakersconfections on Etsy

Succulent Decorated Wedding Cake – shared on The Wedding Chicks

Succulent Decorated Wedding Cake – shared on The Wedding Chicks

Succulent Decorated Wedding Cake – shared on The Wedding Chicks

Candles and Wood Wedding Ceremony Alter – spotted on Pinterest

Candles and Wood Wedding Ceremony Alter – spotted on Pinterest

Candles and Wood Wedding Ceremony Alter – spotted on Pinterest

Do you like the mix of succulents in a forest wedding like this?