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?

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Elegant Sheet Music Inspired Event Decor and Party Ideas

It’s always around this time of year there is a burst of energy, directed at the planning the next season of afternoon luncheons or fundraisers galas. Everyone seems ready to take on their next challenge and plan big grand events. Unfortunately, during this excitement and period of motivation, I often think many event designers and planners seem to think so little of their event decor and concepts. Is it because they are in such a rush in their excitment to keep the planning train moving on schedule? There have been way too many “Night in New York”, or “Great Gatsby”, or even “Evening in Paris” themed events ever done, and I have to assume part of it is due to rushed deadlines and frustration trying to come up with something new and exciting. With that said, I’d like to challenge planners to come up with new and invigorating concepts, pushing their decor vendors to new creations and designs.

A theme that I think would work particularly great for an afternoon luncheon,  a corporate event, or even a symphony fundraiser gala, would be an elegant sheet music inspired event. Think classical instruments, traditional or vintage washed sheet music. I can honestly say out of the many, many events I’ve been a part of over the years, I’ve never seen one like this. It is elegant, and refined. Unique, and also able to be fitted into a larger concept or branding. What I especially like most about this sheet music party decor, is that it could be done with or without floral elements. With proper instruments, some accent candles, and plenty of sheet music accents, it is possible to pull off this concept, without having a huge floral expense.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Elegant Sheet Music Inspired Event Decor and Party Ideas

Elegant Sheet Music Inspired Event Decor and Party Ideas

Be sure to see where I found each element in this week’s elegant sheet music inspired event decor and party ideas board:

French Horn “Sweet Symphony” Music Themed Centerpiece – created and shared by Kristeen Labro Events

Trumpets and Brass Instrument Music Themed Centerpiece – featured on Style Me Pretty

Sheet Music Wedding Table Markers – mentioned in this post on Wedding Bee

Music Themed Wedding Dessert Buffet Display – shared by Antojitos Eventos on Catch My Party

Sheet Music Notes Invitations with Black Accent Ribbon – created and sold by craftypagan on Etsy

Vintage Sheet Music Photo Background – created and sold by FabDrops on Etsy

Be sure to pin your favorite ideas for future reference:

Like pinning ideas for future events and parties? Check out THIS board on Pinterest, with all of my concepts in one place for easy reference.

Have you ever attended a music themed event? Was it with a classical or modern flair?

Rustic Goth Wedding by Candlelight – Halloween Wedding Ideas

There is something so intriguing about themed weddings. The sky is the limit of opportunity when it comes to themed wedding concepts. I really believe a well done, alternative themed wedding, can truely set the tone for a marriage. I say this for this reason: for the couple that really knows themselves and each other, and are in tune enough to break away from the standard white-dress mold and do something bold, develop an extra layer of strength and bonding during the process. As stressful as it is to plan a “traditional” wedding, creating a perfectly themed wedding can be exponentially harder. If you can get through that, you are off to a good start.

And for the couple that is up for the challenge, I present to you this rustic goth wedding by candlelight. I see this as an ideal theme for a wedding around Halloween, or for any evening or dusk timed wedding in a rural area year round. It’s all about playing up the dark of the night!

Here’s what I had in mind:

Rustic Goth Wedding by Candlelight – Halloween Wedding Ideas

Rustic Goth Wedding by Candlelight – Halloween Wedding Ideas

Be sure to see where I found each of these elements:

Branch Centerpiece with Candles and Crystal Accents over Black Tablecloth – shared by Wedding Design Studio

Black Tiered Cake with Flower Accents – featured on 100 Layer Cake

Vintage Skeleton Key Wedding Invitation – designed by Jinaiji on Zazzle

Rustic Cascading Floral Wedding Bouquet – featured on MODWEDDING

Crystal Tree Centerpiece with Candle Accents – spotted on Pinterest

Black Wedding Altar with Rustic Branch Accents and Suspended Light Bulbs – featured on Trendy Bride

Black on Black Table Setting with Candle Centerpiece – shared on LANE

What do you think of this take on a rustic gothic wedding with a touch of sparkles?

 

**Update** If you are trying to attempt some of this in a DIY, you may really like THIS post I shared on my other site, where I share DIY event and tablescape ideas all the time, including this goth inspired tablescape:

DIY Goth Candle Tablescape (Thrift Store Version)

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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?

Beads and Lace – A Glamorous Vintage Wedding Inspiration Board

I don’t know what it is, but I am totally in such a vintage mode lately! This week I just kept feeling like I need to do an inspiration board that was for the classy couple that loves that refined, vintage vibe. For this week’s inspiration board, I’m focusing on ornate beading, with light floral and lace accents, and a neutral but sophisticated color palette. Here’s what I had in mind:

https://uniquepasticheevents.com/2014/11/19/beads-and-lace-a-glamourous-vintage-wedding-inspiration-board/

Beads and Lace – A Glamorous Vintage Wedding Inspiration Board by Unique Pastiche Events
See the full post here:
https://uniquepasticheevents.com/2014/11/19/beads-and-lace-a-glamourous-vintage-wedding-inspiration-board/

See where these beautiful images were found:

Beaded Cake Server and Knife Set –made by WEDUP on Etsy

Beaded Cake Server and Knife Set –made by WEDUP on Etsy

Beaded Cake Server and Knife Set –made by WEDUP on Etsy

Beaded Chair Cover – spotted on Pinterest

Beaded Chair Cover – spotted on Pinterest

Beaded Chair Cover – spotted on Pinterest

Silver Beaded Wedding Bouquet – made by hairbowswonderworld on Etsy

Silver Beaded Wedding Bouquet – made by hairbowswonderworld on Etsy

Silver Beaded Wedding Bouquet – made by hairbowswonderworld on Etsy

Art Deco Inspired Wedding Dress – by Johanna Johnson and shared on Bridal Musings

Art Deco Inspired Wedding Dress – by Johanna Johnson and shared on Bridal Musings

Art Deco Inspired Wedding Dress – by Johanna Johnson and shared on Bridal Musings

Deco Beaded Clutch – sold on BHLDN

Deco Beaded Clutch – sold on BHLDN

Deco Beaded Clutch – sold on BHLDN

Lady Absinth Fountain Set – spotted on Pinterest

Lady Absinth Fountain Set – spotted on Pinterest

Lady Absinth Fountain Set – spotted on Pinterest

Sophisticated Centerpiece – shared on MODWEDDING

Sophisticated Centerpiece – shared on MODWEDDING

Sophisticated Centerpiece – shared on MODWEDDING

Fancy White Laser Cut Wedding Invitation – made by WishmadeCards on Etsy

Fancy White Laser Cut Wedding Invitation – made by WishmadeCards on Etsy

Fancy White Laser Cut Wedding Invitation – made by WishmadeCards on Etsy

When you hear “classic wedding”, what comes to mind?