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!

Midsummer Night’s Gala Event Decor Ideas

A fantastical feast awaits those who attend this midsummer night’s gala! All the stops are brought out for this magical evening. Lush greenery and twinkling lights are at every corner with wrapping vines and warm glowing hues spilling out from the corners and shadows. This enchanted midsummer night’s gala event decor ideas board has a little touch of modern influence to it. The shape and set up of the food display lends itself to trends of today, while the indoor garden lawn lounge allows guests to feel as if they are wandering through a magical forest.

Galas, parties, fundraisers, and even weddings with high guest counts will be the type of events that really make this concept shine. With a high guest count, more space is needed to accommodate those guests, and with that extra space allows for these cohesive, yet distinct separate spaces. A vine covered dining space, a lush lawn for mingling and lounging, and even a quite garden space with a few acoustic musicians. The key to a successful midsummer night’s gala is the decor, and making sure lots of fresh greenery and florals of all sorts of shapes and textures are incorporated.

Here are some of my favorite midsummer nights’ gala event decor ideas:

Midsummer Night’s Gala Event Decor Ideas

Midsummer Night’s Gala Event Decor Ideas

Be sure to see where each element of this enchanted evening of greenery and foliage were found:

  • Indoor Garden Reception Lounge Seating with Foliage and Warm Lighting – shared by BizBash
  • White and Green Food Buffet and Dessert Display with Wave Bars, Topiary Bushes, and Green Foliage – spotted on Pinterest
  • Ballroom Ceiling Covered in Growing Green Vines and Fairy Lights – spotted on Pinterest
  • Enchanted Garden Tables Decor and Centerpieces with Lush Greens and Candles – also spotted on Pinterest
  • Lush Tall Garden Centerpiece with Green Foliage and White Flowers – shared on Style Me Pretty
  • Indoor Apple Grove Garden Reception Lounge Space with Grass and Trees – shared on BizBash

Don’t forget to pin your favorite midsummer nights’ gala event decor ideas for future reference:

What do you think of all this greenery? Do you think it needs some pops of color with flowers, or is the greenery enough?

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Classic Cars of the 50’s Party Ideas

This week we are taking it back to the fifties, party people! That’s right, a classic cruisers of the 50’s party ideas board awaits you!

A few weeks ago when I was working on my mechanic’s garage car themed party, I stumbled onto a ton of fantastic car related decor, for all sorts of different styles. Now, of course I pinned my favorites to my car and racing party ideas board on Pinterest, but I save a few just for this week’s classic car themed party.

Amazingly, I happened to have stumbled onto a venue that actually looks like a classic garage already – complete with cars! From there I built up the rest of the classic cars party decor ideas that would complement the space, without being too distracting. To me, the 50s era for party decoration was not as layered and intense as some of today’s modern parties, and with that I think it’s important to try and reflect that in the event decor, even if it is all hypothetical! That’s why there is a lot of simple white linens and flowers, with a few colorful accents here and there. Let the classic cruiser cars be the highlight, I say! Let the cars shine and the music play, as they will do more for setting the mood then any flower arrangement or tablecloth will. Here’s what I had in mind:

Classic Cars of the 50’s Party Ideas

Don’t forget to check out where the elements of this week’s party ideas board for all this classic cars of the 50’s were found:

Vintage Car Favor Boxes – featured on Kara’s Party Ideas

50s Car Food Display and Buffet – spotted on Pinterest

Classic Car Keys Invitations – shared on Wispy House

Rick’s Classic Cars Party Venue – shared on BizBash

50s Rockabilly Centerpiece with Vintage Car, Coke Bottle, and Record – featured on Rock n Roll Bride

Pin your favorites for future reference, you never know when you may need them!

Do you like more of the classic car themed party? Or do you prefer more of the high energy, racing style?

Disco Ball Party Decor

You know how sometimes, people say “Let’s host a summer luau party” and a lot of the time the initial reaction is “EEEHHHH” because it’s been SO commercialized and become less and less authentic, and incredibly predicable and cheesy? I think the poor disco ball has also waltzed into that arena. It’s hard to work with disco balls and make them look high end. The proportions, proper lighting, and necessary ambiance needed to really pull them off is hard to do. Then there are the other questions that come up, such as what type of party is this? Is it a neon party themed? Or just disco balls? Can you even use disco balls without other decor?

This week I’ve put together a disco ball party decor ideas board to help navigate and inspire your inner decorator. I think the key is to work with lots of quantities, you can’t just have one big disco ball over the dance floor, and to work with lots of different sizes. There is a reason people are fascinated with the disco ball; it’s just so shiny! So to keep the focus where it should be, I’ve opted to make the focal “color”, if you will, white. It’s not really a focus, but it’s what everyone else will be seeing in the areas not touched by the disco ball decor. Plus, white is an excellent background to make the disco ball effects pop on!

Here’s what I had in mind for my disco ball party decor:

Disco Ball Event Decor Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

Be sure to see where each element of this dazzling disco ball party was found:

Bubble and Disco Ball Hanging Event Decor Installation – shared on BizBash

Giant Disco Ball Event Decor – spotted on Pinterest

The Silver Belles Stilt Walkers with Disco Balls Event Entertainment – featured on Contraband

Hanging Disco Ball Installation (would be fantastic as something that hangs over the entrance!) – shared by Lisa Edoff

Tiered Disco Ball Centerpiece – spotted on Pinterest

Disco Ball Mirror Mosaic Curved Bar in White – also found on Pinterest

Disco Ball Table Top Event Decor – spotted on Pinterest

Disco Ball Hand Balancer Event Entertainment Show – featured on MishMash Management

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

From wedding reception, to modern gala, to holiday party, I think this theme could translate into any celebration, don’t you?

 

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Colorful Streamers and Ribbons Party Ideas

Is it too much to ask for a summertime party that is colorful, doesn’t look cheesy, and also doesn’t cost a fortune? I don’t think so! While it’s easy to get swept up in beautiful tropical oasis soirees and exotic paradise island themed parties with all the inspiration on Pinterest, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to have all those specialty plants and decor to make a summertime party that wows. With some imagination, ribbon, streamers, and some string lights, you can create colorful party decor without it looking cheap or overdone. Here’s some ideas to get you started:

Colorful Streamers and Ribbons Party Ideas

Some of the key takeaways for this colorful streamers and ribbons party ideas board would be:

  • Keep your color range in the same hues – so do all warm colors, or all pastels, just don’t mix them together!
  • Length is key! Make sure you play with proportions and height for optimal impact.
  • Think about where there is movement. The great thing about using streamers and ribbon is they have natural fluid movement. Use that to your advantage with perimeter decor, hanging from trees, etc., and be careful of too much movement in traffic areas such as the entrance.

Be sure to check out where each of these inspiration images for a colorful streamers and ribbons party decor ideas board were found:

Hanging Rainbow Ribbon and Streamer Table Decor – shared in a roundup post by Felt Magnet

Colorful Outdoor Ribbons in a Tree with String Lights – shared in a roundup post by Decozilla

Rainbow Streamer Decorated Arch Entrance – shared in the Style Me Pretty Vault

Multi-Color Streamer Ribbon Photo Backdrop with String Lights – spotted on Pinterest

Vibrant Reception Lounge with Hanging Ribbon and Streamer Installation – featured on BizBash

Save and pin your favorites for future reference:

Do you think it’s possible to create party decor with streamers and ribbons without it looking too juvenile?

Enchanted Evening Garden Party Ideas

Hello, whimsy! This week I am taking a step back away from modern or industrial event decor ideas, and sharing a classic enchanted evening garden party idea board. There are hundreds, probably thousands, of ideas on the internet that are all so magical and enchanted. I’ve picked just a few of my favorite to share with you this week. Given the fact that the options and ideas are limitless, I choose to hone in on elements that I believe to be must haves for any event. To me, these are the make or break elements that really bring your theme from concept to reality.

For example, if you were to throw an enchanted evening garden party, some of the most important elements would be the table decor and the fairy lights. Ideally, a themed invitation and entryway would be incorporated into your design, to help set the mood. And in today’s modern world, a magical photo backdrop to remember the evening by is a must.

Here’s what I had in mind for this enchanted evening garden party ideas board:

Enchanted Evening Garden Party Ideas

Enchanted Evening Garden Party Ideas

I’ve shared a number of other enchanted and fairy inspired boards in the past, you can see those HERE. And if you’d like even more inspiration, I suggest checking out THIS board on Pinterest, where I pin all of my favorite ideas for butterfly – fairy – garden parties and weddings.

Be sure to see where I found the inspirational elements in this week’s party decor ideas board:

Enchanted Forest Firefly Invitation – available by Soumya’s Invitations

Enchanted Forest Evening Perimeter Decor – shared by RoninWarriorRyou on DeviantArt

Forest Inspired Tablescape – shared by Green Wedding Shoes

Illuminated Moss Covered Jar with Butterfly Accent – found on Tumblr

Mia’s Enchanted Forest Wooden Sign – shared by Louise Sanders of Sunshine Parties on Kara’s Party Ideas

Don’t forget to pin your favorite elements for future reference:

Have you ever attended an event that was themed “enchanted garden”? What was it like?

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Mechanic’s Car Garage Party Ideas

Vroom vroom! Doesn’t it feel like this year is racing by? I swear not too long ago I was thinking, “Oh, I have PLENTY of time to prepare for Mother’s Day.” Boy was I wrong. Before I know it Father’s Day will be on us, and I thought it would be in my best interest to start brainstorming ideas for the perfect party for any special guy in your life.

This week I thought I would take our party ideas mood board and channel a home mechanics car garage as party inspiration. Of course, I think this would be great for Dad’s birthday party, or even Father’s Day, but it’s got a lot of potential for different uses.  Channeling the more casual home garage vibe in this party inspiration board, it allows the environment to be much more relaxed, perfect for an afternoon BBQ or even translate into an evening soiree with a few friends and family.

Here’s what I had in mind for a mechanic’s car garage party ideas board:

Mechanic's Garage Car Themed Party Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

Mechanic’s Garage Car Themed Party Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

If you are looking for even more ideas for hosting any sort of car themed party, take a look through THIS board dedicated to all things cars and monster truck party ideas I’ve curated on Pinterest.

Be sure to see where each element of this week’s mechanic’s car garage party ideas came from:

Garage Toolbox Drink Cart – shared on Hostess with the Mostess

Mechanics Toolbox Party Favors Station – spotted on Pinterest

Car Mechanic Party Food Buffet in Tool Box – spotted on Pinterest

Car Themed Party Tool Set Silverware Sets Display – spotted on Pinterest

Garage Tools Centerpiece – spotted on Pinterest

Car Party Oil Can Wraps for Bean Bag Toss – spotted on Pinterest

Diamond Plate Tile Photo Wall – tiles available from Car Guy Garage

Car Themed Diamond Plate Charger and Place Setting – spotted on Pinterest

**Normally I don’t have such a hard time finding the original sources for the images I use for inspiration boards, but this week proved exceptionally challenging. If you know of any of the original sources, please let me know so I can update the links accordingly! Many thanks!**

Don’t forget to pin your favorite elements for future reference:

What type of unique party themes for guys have you discovered on Pinterest?