Posts Tagged ‘decorations’

February 5th, 2014 No Comments

valentine’s decorating with paper

We usually talk about weddings on Wednesday but with Valentine’s Day just around the corner we thought we’d link you to a few great shops on Etsy while there is still time to order supplies and decorations. Whether you make your decorations yourself or buy them, we love mixing it up this year with our color palette this week of reds, peach and a violet burgundy. Paper Pom Poms via PartyGarden on Straws from PetuniaCrafts on Paper Heart Garland from MailboxHappiness on or use a heart punch and string different shades of paper hearts together with … Read more

November 27th, 2013 No Comments

black & white celebrations, inspiration for your wedding, birthday or holiday party

Whether you are planning a wedding, birthday party or holiday party, black and white is certainly a classic color choice and no matter what other color you might want to add almost every color will go with black and white. Here are some inspirational photos to spark your imagination for your next celebration. Placecards by Inkybug on A striped tent, pillows or even dance floor can give that wow factor. Unusual containers or vases like this elephant vase can add a touch of whimsy or infuse your interests and personality into your event. Balloons are a fun way … Read more

September 13th, 2013 1 Comment

How to plan the perfect baby shower (hint: start with the mom-to-be’s favorite colors)

An outdoor baby shower luncheon hosted by her best friends and family is any girls dream. White Peacock Events planned and styled this pretty shower, they said, “we wanted it to be girly and elegant”, and the talented Melissa Mlejnek photographed all the fun. (Don’t forget to hire a professional photographer for such a memorable occasion so you and your guests can just relax and enjoy!) What’s the best way to start to plan a party like this? By starting with a color palette. The momma to be’s favorite colors are gray and lavender so that became the … Read more

July 2nd, 2013 No Comments

paper and polka dots can add a lot of fun to your 4th of july decor- try these simple ideas

Adding red, white and blue in a few unexpected ways can really bring in a more festive feel to your 4th of July celebration. Red, white and blue ribbons to hang lanterns is a great idea (notice these ribbons are polka dot). You could also hang paper stars in different sizes from the ribbons or paper lanterns. Varying the height and size of the stars or lanterns could also add more visual interest. Jamali Garden has sest of 4 white mini lanterns for $15. We see a lot of stars and stripes for the 4th, so adding in polka dots is … Read more

June 19th, 2013 No Comments

weddings: anchors aweigh! nautical details that will make a splash at your celebration

Since we’ve been talking about anchors this week, why wouldn’t we give you some anchor inspiration for celebrations? If you are thinking of a nautical wedding (or party this summer) this post might be just for you! Tying your theme (or color palette)  into even the smallest details makes all the difference like this anchor embroidered ring pillow, above or these seating cards with anchor charms, below. via Martha Stewart Weddings Your invitations give your guests a glimpse of what style your wedding with be. Below, Printable Anchor Wedding Invitation Set from Mikio Design on There are so many invitations … Read more

April 9th, 2013 No Comments

never underestimate the power of a paper pom pom to make guests smile

Whether you are throwing a baby shower, birthday party, a small party for friends or a large wedding- tissue paper pom poms always seem to put a smile on everyone’s face. Usually hung from the ceiling, trees or beams with clear fishing wire, (or as you see above hung by ribbons) anyone can decorate like a pro with these fun paper crafts. Hang them in varying sizes, colors and heights for the most visual interest. They come in almost every color and are available from craft stores, to to paper supply companies. My go-to store for inexpensive party supplies … Read more

December 19th, 2012 No Comments

weddings with matthew robbins: there’s a wonderful boldness that happens when you allow green to be paired with crisp white

This ultrarefined palette of green and white is fresh. You’ll be amazed at how much we can do with a seemingly limited range of tones. There’s a wonderful boldness that happens when you allow green, which normally finds itself in a supporting role, to be paired with crisp whites. I’m rather obsessed with the green and white color palette. It can be challenging to work within an extremely tight palette like this, but in general it forces you to be more creative and to dig a little deeper that you would have otherwise. This palette can work just about anywhere, … Read more

December 5th, 2012 No Comments

weddings with matthew robbins: bring a welcoming, friendlier edge to vibrant red by pairing it with light tones & accents

“Red is often a color we all shy away from or we completely embrace. There isn’t much compromise when it comes to this vibrant color. I love red tones but don’t always enjoy going the typical route of pairing red with other jewel tones. A great way to bring a welcoming, friendlier edge to this intense color is to pair it with softer, lighter tones and accents as I did here. Instead of a deep, rich table linen I chose a textured, golden wheat tone. The dinner napkins were also an elegant golden yellow tone and even the votive candles … Read more

November 26th, 2012 No Comments

this week’s color palette: blues, silver & white

A few weeks ago I wrote about the color palette of my beach house- which is all blues and whites. So needless to say decorating for Christmas in blues, silver and white is a favorite color palette of mine. Whether you have a real tree or a faux tree this palette is soothing and wintery and can go country or city chic. I have a faux white Christmas tree that I love to decorate in blue and silver, but we also get a real tree too every year and decorate that in our heirloom wooden and traditional ornaments.  I’ve been … Read more

November 15th, 2012 3 Comments

burlap wedding details

We were loving burlap as a tablecloth and runner so much for Thanksgiving, we thought we’d see what kind of burlap items were available for weddings and celebrations. Of course burlap usually lends itself to a casual or rustic style wedding and you don’t want to cover everything in burlap, just select a few details to be used throughout your event. Lynn has several rustic wedding inspiration photos on her Pinterest “weddings” board you might like.  (follow Lynn on Pinterest! Click on the “P” button located on the top right of this page) Many shops on Etsy have burlap banners, … Read more