Color of the Year….



Yes, the gods at Pantone have spoken and deemed the new colors for 2016 is Rose Quartz (pastel pink) and Serenity (pastel blue). According to the Executive Director  “…  joined together they demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as a soothing sense of order and peace.”

Hmnn…  We all need soothing in these turbulent times but translating these tones to events?  Maybe, maybe not.  The colors lend themselves well to weddings where softer pastel colors are always in vogue but interpreting them to other events means offering a female, whispy, almost childlike quality.  Which may or may not be the look and feel you are after.

Not all skin tones react well to these color combos so be careful before wrapping yourself up with these colors!

Take a look:

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Dress the Drink



Drinks are always a favorite when it comes to adding creativity and fun to a party.  Looking for new ways to top off Champagne,  the favorite drink for showers, weddings and milestone events?

Champagne comes in various degrees of dryness and price points.  Here are 2 fun easy ideas to add to the festivity.

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Edible flowers are always a pretty, eye catching  addition to any drink.  Hibiscus flowers placed in a champagne flute with a touch of the syrup it comes in makes a beautiful presentation.  Skewered berries, sugar rims and floating grapes add to the look and can complement theme and feel of your party.

Paper parasols are updated with colored straws. Adding gummy worms is a fun idea for a children’s party.  Photos courtesy of cater source.

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Let your imagination find other fun items to add to your next party!

Grammy party themes



It’s always fun to watch the grammy’s; check out the dresses and hear the latest songs.   Staging is always a visual feast but the fun is also in seeing the decor for all the pre and after parties.  New themes each year invoke a variety of interpretations for decor.

This year’s “passport to the world” theme had many loose interpretations.  Vintage mary Poppins danced around waving umbrellas.  A character dressed carnivale style walked  around with a gondola.   Rather uninspiring centerpieces of florals with a mini world globe, to several upside down floral displays (I thought upside down florals were history by now) completed the floral scenarios.

 

Take a look and see what you think (photos courtesy of Bbash):

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Great idea for party favors!



What a clever idea for a unique twist on party favors!  A caricaturist draws the attendees face holding a product from the company!   It created such a buzz that attendees that didn’t show up called after the fact and wanted one too!!  What a great way to keep the after party buzz going!

You can read the whole article here:

http://www.bizbash.com/how-one-party-favor-got-guests-buzzing-on-social-media/new-york/story/29014#.U_Ob51bXEat   photo courtesy of Bizbash.

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