Gold Glitter and Pastel Shades Unicorn Birthday Party Ideas

The cuteness! It’s taking over Pinterest. Unicorns are EVERYWHERE, like an adorable plague of happiness and glitter. And to be honest, I’m not even mad! While we are being honest, I’m not even a super unicorn fan. I mean, I don’t HATE unicorns, no, but I was never like “OH MY GOSH UNICORN EVERYTHING”. But the idea of having a young child’s birthday with a full on, unicorn-fever theme….sounds like something I want to be part of.

Now me being me, I like a bit of bling at my events, thus the gold glitter element of this kid’s birthday party decor. Spectacularly shiny, gold glitter unicorns are found in each element, from the invitation, to unicorn party games, to the cake and dessert display, to even the goodie bags and photo backdrop. Cohesion is what it’s all about!

To balance out all that sparkles and shines, the rainbow colors are all along the pastel shades family, so as to not fight with the sparkling gold glitter unicorns. From what I can tell, based on my extensive unicorn party pinning, (check out my unicorn board on Pinterest if you need more ideas for a unicorn party!), an abundance of rainbows are a must for proper unicorn party, birthday or otherwise. Choosing which shade directions, warm or cool, you choose to go can greatly influence the feel of the event, so be sure to have a clear idea of your event mood before you start your shopping!

Here’s what I had in mind for this gold glitter and pastel shades unicorn birthday party ideas board:

Gold Glitter and Pastel Shades Unicorn Birthday Party Ideas

Gold Glitter and Pastel Shades Unicorn Birthday Party Ideas

Be sure to see where I found each element of this week’s kid’s birthday party ideas board:

Gold Glitter Unicorn Party Dessert Buffet Table with Pastel Accents – spotted on Pinterest

Pin the Horn on the Unicorn Printable Party Game – created and sold by SunshineParties on Etsy

Gold Glitter Unicorn Cupcake Topper – created and sold by ShinySoiree on Etsy

Gold Glitter Unicorn and Pink Roses Birthday Cake – shared by All That Glitters

Pastels and Gold Glitter Unicorn Invitation – created and sold by propshopboutique on Etsy

Gold Glitter Unicorn Favor Bags – created and sold by twinepaperscissors on Etsy

Unicorn Rainbow Pastels and Gold Sequin Garland Photo Backdrop – created and sold by ohMycharley on Etsy

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

What do you think of Unicorns, THE trending party theme on Pinterest right now?

 

** UPDATE: Check out how to create a set of DIY rainbow unicorn place mats AND a fabulous unicorn inspired centerpiece in my two new video tutorials, walking you through each DIY step by step!**

 

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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?

9 Ways to Include Greenery in Corporate Events – 2017 Pantone Color of the Year

This week, we welcome Greenery, the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year to our growing collection of event inspiration. I am over the moon with excitement about the chosen Color of the Year. While I tried my best to embrace last year’s duo colors of the year, I really found that those soft hues just do not radiate with me as much as I’d have liked them to. This year, the game has changed. Not only is green my favorite color, but it is such a  fresh and clean hue. The team at Pantone working on the Color of the Year nailed it this year.

This invigorating and modern color, Greenery, is a fitting color to introduce to your upcoming corporate events. It’s neutral, but lively. Modern and clean. Most importantly, it is easy to incorporate into your events. Of course, Greenery is easily incorporated via natural foliage and ferns. But there are so many other ways to use this great color! From green flowers, to seating, to accent colors, lighting, and perimeter decor, it’s easier than you would think to bring this pop of life in to any event scenario. To help get your event decor ideas flowing, I’ve put together 9 ways to include Greenery in your corporate events:

9 Ways to Include Greenery in Corporate Events - 2017 Pantone Color of the Year

9 Ways to Include Greenery in Corporate Events – 2017 Pantone Color of the Year

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

Modern Green Corporate Cafe Furniture with Glowing Centerpiece – featured on Glowmi.com

Green Chairs with Modern White Conference Room – shared on Contemporist

Simple Green Orchid Centerpiece – shared on Gift Hampers

Living Greenery Walls with White Bases for Perimeter Decor or Room Dividers – spotted on Pinterest

Greenery Meeting Cubes – spotted on Pinterest

Modern White and Living Greenery Bar and Café – spotted on Pinterest

Simple Greenery Floral and White Candle Table Centerpiece – spotted on Pinterest

Greenery Sofa Lounge with Modern White and Pops of Orange – shared in a roundup post on Office Snapshots

Modern Greenery and White Event Reception Desk – spotted on Pinterest

Pin your favorites for future reference:

What do you think of the 2017 Color of the Year?

18 Champagne Bubbly Bar Ideas

You can never be too prepared when preparing the perfect champagne bubbly bar! It’s always good to have lots of options and ideas on hand so whenever the need to celebrate strikes, you’re ready. Be it New Year’s, a wedding anniversary, or even a milestone breakthrough, champagne is always in good taste. How you present that champagne, is up to you. From small bar carts, to large tabletop displays, and even into ice carved champagne chillers, there are so many options. I’ve put together some of my favorite ideas that I’ve come by. If you need more ideas, or are looking for inspiration for coordinating food buffet displays, be sure to check out THIS board on Pinterst, where I’ve pinned all of my favorites. Enjoy my top 18 favorite champagne bubbly bar ideas:

18 Champagne Bubbly Bar Ideas

18 Champagne Bubbly Bar Ideas

Be sure to see where each of these champagne bar ideas were found and get even more ideas:

Bubbly Bar Sign and Display – as created and sold by WhitWeddingDecor on Etsy

Pop Fizz Clink Champagne Bar in White and Gold – shared by Distinctive Décor Rentals on Catch My Party

Sweet and Sparkly Gold Glitter Bubbly Bar – shared by Hostess with the Mostess

Black and Gold Confetti Bubbly Bar – shared by Lia Griffith

Black and White Stripe New Year’s Eve Champagne Bar – shared by Evite

Bubbly Bar Cart for New Year’s Eve – shared by Anthropologie

Black and White New Year’s Eve Bar – spotted on Pinterest

Modern Gold and Black Cocktail Bar – shared by The Sweetest Occasion

Silver Lined Champagne Spread – shared on Pottery Barn

New Year’s Eve Bar Cart in Black and Gold – shared on Pizzazzerie

Framed Art Quote with Poured Champagne Display – shared on Style Me Pretty

Tassel Fringe Covered Bar in Black, White, and Gold – featured on Polka Dot Bride

Ice Sculpture Stylized Champagne and Caviar Bar – featured on Mariage.com

Regal Bubbly Bar in Black with Gold Accents – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Bubbly Bar with White, Silver, and Gold Balloons – shared by Paula Clemente Woods on CatchMyParty

Gold Glitter Bubbly Bar Cart – shared on Haute Off the Rack

White and Gold Sequined “Pop Fizz Clink” Champagne Station – shared in a roundup on BLovelyEvents

Gold, Pink, and White “Pop Fizz Clink” Champagne Station – shared by Natalie Dressed

Don’t forget to pin your favorites so you can use them at your next soiree:

How do you like to celebrate with champagne?

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A Wedding on a Snowy Winter Night

Imagine a cold winters night, while it’s gently snowing outside. That serene feeling of calmness, layered with the beauty of the dark night and fresh white snow. Towering branchy white trees above, and dimly light lamp posts nearby to mark your path. Twinkling stars above, and candle accents here and there. What you are envisioning is my take on a wedding on a snowy winter night. As you are imagining this, did your fantasy look develop into something with dark, deep blues and crisp whites? Mine certainly did.

The addition of lamp post accents in the escort cards, and in the area decor take this winter wedding to a more unique, one of a kind look. Having a lamp post is not the most traditional of decor choices, but certainly lends itself to this unique theme, and adds to the ambiance of the decor, especially if the event is held in a specialty tent with taller ceiling options. Here’s what I had in mind for this nighttime winter wedding:

A Wedding on a Snowy Winter Night

A Wedding on a Snowy Winter Night

Be sure to see where I found each of the elements of this week’s wedding idea board:

Nighttime Snowy Winter Wedding Altar and Ceremony Decor with Lamp Post Accents – designed by Lid’s Event House

Dark Blue Tent Ceiling with White Seating and Tables – shared in a roundup by Bodas and Weddings

Tall White Branch Winter Centerpiece with Hanging Crystals and Candles – spotted on Pinterest

Mini Lamp Post Escort Cards – shared in the Style Me Pretty Vault

Dark Blue Up Light Room with White Winter Branches and Lamp Post Decor – created and designed by GreyHare

Winter Wedding Invitation with Trees in White and Blue – created and sold by GooseCornerGreetings on Etsy

Pin your favorite elements:

Have you ever seen a lamp post incorporated into event decor before?

Ice Queen Inspired Winter Wedding

Do you find yourself getting all warm and fuzzy on the inside when you think of the coldest days of winter? Are you at your happiest spot on the icy, cold days when there is barely any sun to note? Or maybe you are just a fan of Frozen, and have your heart set on an icy, winter themed wedding.

If any of those ring true to you, or even if you are a bespoke bride who loves pushing the boundaries, you are going to love this week’s wedding idea board.

Channeling my inner Ice Queen love, I scoured the internet for some of the top ideas for an icy winter wedding. This wasn’t just any celebration, oh no. I’ve shared my take on a frozen icicle holiday party before. This wedding inspiration board had to be fit for the ice queen herself. A complete vision of venue, ice sculptures, frosted icicle accents, and of course: a massive ice bar.

After days of searching for the perfect images of what I was envisioning, I have created this Ice Queen inspired winter wedding ideas board for your viewing pleasure:

Ice Queen Inspired Winter Wedding

Ice Queen Inspired Winter Wedding

Be sure to see where I found each of the elements in this week’s wedding concept board:

Icicle Crown – spotted on Pinterest

Ice Bar and Display – also found on Pinterest

Etched Icicle Wedding Invitation – shared on Ruffled

Frozen Crystal Snowflake Bridal Bouquet – created and sold by BridalBouquetsbyKy on Etsy (be sure to see their matching boutonniere!)

Icicle Ice Sculpture Centerpieces – captured and shared by Shaunae Teske Photography

Icy Venue and Tablescape at Snow Village, Parc Jean-Drapeau – featured on Elegant Wedding

Icy Winter Wonderland Champagne Wedding Glasses – created and sold by Alantida on Etsy

Don’t forget to pin your favorite elements:

Are you cool enough to handle an icy wedding like this? Or do you find yourself longing for a spring wedding on the countryside?

 

Sophisticated Green Velvet Winter Wedding Decor with Gold

There was a time I was fearful that I had run out of things to see and discover on Pinterest, but oh how wrong I was! I have found several, absolutely one of a kind images the last few days, and have had an overwhelming sense of inspiration and ideas come to mind after discovering them.

The first piece of beauty I found was a regal looking altar, draped in a dark green velvet, adorned with crisp white orchid flowers along the top. To heighten the look even further, there are gold, regal tassels and fringe accenting the drapery, creating a simple but stunning design. There was no turning back once I started down the path of devising the perfect combination of elegance and class that this wedding inspiration board demanded. I am over the moon with the elements I’ve included in this week’s wedding post. Lots of gold accents, plenty of green velvet, and of course more bright white orchids. Together, they create an almost enchanting, storybook-esque winter wedding.

While I think this would be a beautiful Christmas wedding in general, I would particularly love to see this wedding done on a day like New Year’s, or perhaps even Valentine’s Day. There is something so romantic about the textures and bold use of this luxurious dark green velvet that could really play to those holidays.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Sophisticated Green Velvet Winter Wedding Decor with Gold

Sophisticated Green Velvet Winter Wedding Decor with Gold

Be sure to see where I found each element in this winter wedding idea board:

Draped Green Velvet Wedding Altar with Gold Tassels and White Orchid Border – spotted on Pinterest

Green Velvet Tablecloth Overlay with Gold Tassel Borders – available through PRI Productions

Green Velvet on a Gold Chameleon Chair – available through All Occasions Party Rental

Gold Wedding Favor Box with Gold Tassel – created and sold by UniqueDecorSUPPLIES on Etsy

Sophisticated Green Velvet and White Sofa Lounge – featured on 100 Layer Cake

Gold Candlestick Centerpiece with Bubbling White Orchids – created by Colin Cowie Weddings

Elegant Winter Wedding Scroll Invitation with Gold Print – created and sold by ArtfulBeginnings on Etsy

Pin your favorite elements:

What are your thoughts on this sophisticated winter wedding that mixes green velvet and crisp white orchids?

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?

 

 

Summertime Watermelon Party Ideas

Happy National Watermelon Day! August 3rd marks National Watermelon Day each year, did you know that? It’s ok if you didn’t, neither did I. When I found out about it, I was instantly inspired to create the perfect summertime watermelon party idea board for you this week. Whether it’s for a kid’s birthday party, or a backyard BBQ with friends and family, you can’t go wrong with a watermelon theme. The cool, watercolor hues of a natural watermelon are easy on the eyes during the heat of the summer, while the refreshing fruit and juices of the watermelon itself are delicious to consume in a host of different ways.

Here’s what I envisioned for this week’s watermelon themed party idea board:

Summertime Watermelon Party Ideas

Summertime Watermelon Party Ideas

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

Refreshing Watermelon Mixed Drink – shared by Tastebook

Pink Floating Balloons Pool Décor – shared in a roundup post by How Does She

DIY Watermelon Party Favors – tutorial shared by Oh Happy Day

“Hello Summer” Watermelon Tiered Cake – shared by The Cake Blog

“You’re One In A Melon” Printable for Watermelon Food Station – shared by Tell Love and Party

Frozen Fruit and Floral Ice Bucket – shared by eHow

Watermelon Pink Hues Tablescape and Centerpiece – shared in a roundup post by Room for Dessert

Watermelon Summer Party Invitation – created and sold by BloomberryDesigns on Etsy

Outdoor Tic-Tac-Toe Yard Game with Watermelon Theme – shared on Project Nursery

What’s your favorite time of melon?

Coastal Christmas Holiday Party

I don’t want to alarm you, but there’s roughly 165 days till Christmas!

I know, I know. We JUST had the Fourth of July. How could I possibly be thinking about Christmas?

And you know WHY I’m thinking of Christmas? Because I absolutely love the idea of hosting a Christmas in July party. Being a native Floridian, it’s hard to really wrap your head around the “white Christmas” where everyone is snuggled up by the fire. We’re usually happy if 85 is the high for the day. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have a spectacular Christmas with beautiful decor!

This week I’ve taken on a challenge: to improve on my original tropical Christmas from ages ago. Back in 2012 when I was just starting to put together these party idea boards, I shared this Tropical Christmas Dinner Party. At the time, I of course thought it was great, and everything went together. Now, I look at it and see many ways to improve.

My 2016 take on this theme is create an elegant and beautiful coastal Christmas holiday party. Soft hues of blue with creamy whites, textures of shells, and strategically chic accents. What a clarified version of the same thought!

Here’s what I had in mind for the seaside beach Christmas party:

Coastal Christmas Holiday Party

Coastal Christmas Holiday Party

Be sure to stop by and see where I found each of this week’s ideas:

Coastal Chic Designer Christmas Tree –shared by Seahorse and Stripes

Christmas Coastal Scene – shared by Sorted with Style

Beach Inspired Christmas Stockings – shared in a round up post by Indeed Décor

Shell Christmas Trees Décor – shared in a round up post by Designer Décor

Seaside Coastal Beach Santa – spotted on Ebay

Coastal Beach Tablescape – shared by Williams Sonoma

How would you celebrate Christmas by the sea?

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