I am so very excited to finally share this rustic bridal shower with you. This bride-to-be is basically family as her brothers are not only close friend’s of my husband’s but a brother in law as well making our families very close. Always happy to see her, we share so many holidays and special occasions together. When she became engaged I was ecstatic for the couple and thrilled to be a part of hosting this joyous occasion. This shower was a group effort between the mother of the bride and one of the bridesmaids. This rustic bridal shower was inspired by the style of her wedding with wood, lace, and
This garden party was to celebrate a dear friend turning 30. My co-hosts; her husband and a friend, planned a day of relaxing with pedicures and a movie that ended with this surprise party. We thought it would be a wonderful way to celebrate this expecting mom who loves to garden. I was so glad we were able to surprise her. The party was held in the beautiful garden of my friend and cohost. This made a picturesque setting for an outdoor summer soiree for this lovely lady.
Garden Party Decorations
Lanterns and Lights
These paper lanterns add funny happy colors. I bought them inexpensively on Amazon and can be folded and reused for other gatherings. There were already some plugged in string lights that were
Brunch let’s you enjoy the weather longer being more in the middle of the day but if your’re hosting you want the table to look just as lovely as if you were hosting in the evening. Of course you could use these brunch table inspirations any time but being able to enjoy the warmer weather and change of scenery when the sun is out is especially nice. Sometimes you wantsomething a little more dressed up, celebrating a friend or special occasion and other times you want to find a picnic table in the
For any of you that have watched Parks and Recs, you may recall the episode about Galentine’s Day being February 13th to celebrate the ladies in your life. Here’s a clip of the show where Leslie describes what Galentine’s Day is all about.
Galentine’s day is the 13th which fell on a Monday this year, so I decided to host a late Galentine’s day Sunday Brunch with a neutral palette of creams and light pinks. The neutral blush decor with brunch would also work great for a bridal shower or baby shower as well. Here’s a break down of all the decorations for this day time get together.
The warmer weather lately here in New England is just nice enough to keep me from realizing that Thanksgiving is less then a week away, how time flies. For those of you that have the tasking of hosting this upcoming holiday, I wanted to give you another simple fall tablescape that can easily be put together quickly and pretty inexpensively.
A few weeks ago I wanted to do a little something to celebrate the Birthday of a very good friend of mine. It was an intimate gathering that was very casual, but of course its still a celebration, so I felt like sequins and champagne were in order. A few friends came by for dinner, to celebrate our lovely Birthday lady including their adorable 8 month old son, joining us at the table but unfortunately not quite old enough for a piece of birthday cake. The table had no shortage of sparkle with this amazing rose gold almost copper table cloth: 60”*102” Rectangle Sparkly Rose Gold Sequin Glamorous Cloth/fabric for Wedding/dessert Table. The table was also flourished with some simple tealights that I found at goodwill and geometric lanterns.
Here in New England the colors are in full swing as dark red, orange and bright yellow leaves fall delicately to the ground. Although I dread it getting colder, looking down roads lined with a multitude of vibrant colors makes me appreciate the coziness of fall. When creating the tablescape for this large, casual family dinner I decided to incorporate all the beautiful colors. By adding two kinds of branches from the yard, not only being free but made the table almost have a foliage runner effect.
A few friends came over for a casual dinner and games, and given the time of year, I decided to add a few extra fall touches. I love white pumpkins, they are so lovely and bright but still very fall so I opted for a cream and gold tablescape theme filled with a large, beautiful blue and white pumpkin and small white natural and ceramic pumpkins with some added gold touches. The menu was very easy to throw together for a Friday after work with minimal time in the kitchen. Some apple wine and a bourbon pecan tart finished the meal into game time. Here is the dinner break down from the fall inspired table decor to the menu.
I’m planning on having a dinner party with a fall theme as the days have become much cooler here in New England. Most the table decor I am planning has a lovely neutral gold and cream color scheme. I wanted to include napkin rings in this tablescape but I only have silver ones and if your getting more then six or eight of them it can add up quickly, so decided to DIY and make some.