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An Inspired Summer Peach Party

Are you ever inspired by what’s around you or in season?  Well, today’s peach party post (#alliteration) was most definitely inspired by it being peach season.  I love this time of the summer where you walk by the peaches in the grocery store and the smell makes you buy them.

I love a good peach and the best ones I’ve ever had come from not too far from us in Palisade Colorado.  If you ever have a chance to try a Palisade peach, do it!  I’m hoping this post inspires you to throw a peach themed dinner party, and if not at least go eat some peaches.

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I really wanted the peaches to be the star of the table, so this centerpiece is all peaches.  It’s also really easy to recreate.  The orange, yellow, and burgundy colors of the peaches are great so I mixed in some plums to bring out that burgundy color.  Just snip a couple of small branches from a bush or tree to add in some greenery to the centerpiece.

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peach party centerpiece, peach party decorations, peach party tablescape, peach themed baby shower, peach bridal shower, peach party favorsThis double height fruit centerpiece concept would work for so many occasions too.  Pine cones around Christmas with holly or stalks of pine trees, apples in the fall, or mini pumpkins around Thanksgiving are all ways to use this idea year round.

I wanted to add in some more pink and (surprisingly) didn’t have any pink flowers around my house.  So I just made one with some tissue paper and tucked it into the peach centerpiece.

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Peach Party Place Setting

For the place setting I wanted to bring in some texture so I used my woven chargers.  These things have come in so handy.  I use them all the time.

peach party centerpiece, peach party decorations, peach party tablescape, peach themed baby shower, peach bridal shower, peach party favorsThe gold flatware is also something I use a lot.  I think it totally dresses up this simple place setting.  And an added pink glass brings out the pink colors in the peaches and plums.

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peach party, peach party decorations, peach party tablescape, peach themed baby shower, peach bridal shower, peach party favorsEven if you don’t want to eat outside (hello, bugs!) maybe this simple tablescape has given you the encouragement you need to invite someone over and gather around a table for a meal.  And if you include peaches you can’t go wrong this time of year!

 

 

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Wedding Trend 2018: Saturated Color

Happy Wednesday folks, this week is all about wedding trends because it’s the time of year where people start thinking about all of those upcoming summer weddings.  Do you have any to attend this summer?  Today’s trend is all about saturated color.

I researched several large wedding sites including Martha Stewart Weddings and found some common trends.  All this week I’m sharing those wedding trends with you, did you see the lucite and transparency trend on Monday? Well today I’m talking about saturated colors.  Some wedding coordinators are saying that the classic wedding colors of blush, ivory, and white are overdone and on their way out.

Saturated, deep, and bold colors are going to be all the rage this year and I’ll show you how to incorporate them into your home parties.  This is an easy task to do for a lot of different kinds of parties and there is a ton of inspiration.

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Saturated Color Wedding Trend Inspiration.

These deep orange dresses from an Australian wedding are the perfect example of the saturated color wedding trend.  I think they would look great for a fall wedding, but pretty great for a summer wedding too.  Just mix up the florals to something more tropical and they’d be the perfect summer bridesmaid’s look.

Florals are a great way to use saturated colors at a wedding.  Love the deep burgandy, orange, and blacks of this bouquet.</span>

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Working saturated colors into the accessories on your big day is another way to carry this trend throughout your wedding.  The accessories pictured above can be purchased from Etsy.  I love that you can use them again or keep them as a keepsake from your wedding.

Aren’t these weddings inspirational?  Kind of makes me want to plan mine again!

How to Incorporate Saturated Colors into Your Home Party

There are a ton of ways to incorporate this saturated color wedding trend into any party you have at home. From birthdays to dinner parties, try adding any of these touches below.

Add colored candles to your party decor.  Find some party scheme coordinating saturated color candles and add them to your tablescape, dessert table, or around the room of your party.

I especially like this easy diy candle holder from Sugar and Cloth.  Just click the link below the photo to see how to make one yourself.

Next, who says you can’t wear fun floral crowns anytime of year, they aren’t just for weddings.  Try wearing one with some deep colors to match your next birthday party or promotion celebration.  Buy some at the link below.

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And lastly, I’m taking the floral bouquet inspiration from the wedding above and adding it to the thing that almost every party should have, cake!

Don’t you just love the colors of those flowers?  Even if your party doesn’t call for a three tier wedding cake, just adding a few deeply colored flowers to the top or side of your cake is a great way to include this trend.

Adding flowers to a cake is also a cheap way to make it look more expensive.  Just purchase a plain white cake from the bakery which will save you money, and add the flowers yourself.  Just be sure to thoroughly wash the flowers before adding them to your cake.

That wraps up our second wedding trend this week.  I think today’s trend is so easy to use throughout any party, do you?  One more trend later this week and it’s going to be perfect to use for parties this spring and summer!

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Party Color Scheme: Ultra Violet

Hi friends!  How was your Easter?  Ours was pretty amazing between guests, becoming Catholic, and an epic brunch we had a great weekend that’s taken awhile to recover from.  So I’m back today to talk colors.  I can’t believe that it’s taken me practically three months to do a party color scheme post with this year’s Pantone color of the year, ultra violet.

If you haven’t heard of Pantone, it’s the world’s leading authority on color and every year they pick a color that they see as culturally significant.  The color this year is ultra violet.  Growing up purple was always my favorite color so I’m loving this year’s color.

Pantone describes ultra violet as complex and contemplative, suggesting the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now.

All I know is that it’s a great color to pair up with lots of other colors and build a party around. I’ve put together some great color combinations for you today that would make any party festive.

Ultra Violet Party Color Schemes

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The first color scheme is pairing ultra violet with gold.  I mean gold and copper are having quite the moment right now and I don’t see it fading anytime soon.  Gold just goes with everything!

This is a fun inspiration birthday party.  Love the idea of using the colors to make large paper flowers for party decor.

Ultra Violet + Navy

This is probably my favorite color combo.  I just think it’s such a chic way to use the ultra violet color.  This tablescape totally embodies the “mysteries of the cosmos” that Pantone describes ultra violet as.  Do you notice how the plates are arranged to mimic a moon?  I thought that was pretty clever.

I love how ultra violet is used in the floral arrangement.  Not typical flowers, but by using succulents and cabbage plants.

Ultra Violet + Turquoise + Green

When I was thinking of other color combinations that already had ultra violet in them, I thought of a peacock’s feathers.  So these colors together would make a great peacock themed party.

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This ribbon banner is a very approachable way to add some party decor in these great colors to your party.  A peacock theme would be great for a birthday or baby shower.  Think “A Pea and a Pod” themed baby shower.  Super cute right?

Tie this ribbon garland on the backs of chairs or behind a dessert table for a backdrop.

There are a ton of ways to incorporate this year’s Pantone color of the year.  Sometimes all you need is a color scheme for a jumping off point to throw a party.

Do you see yourself incorporating this year’s ultra violet color into a party?

 

 

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Turquoise and Red Party Color Scheme

Well, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  We had snow finally yesterday, now if it would only stick around a bit and bless us with a white Christmas!  The colors of the season are everywhere too!

You see red and green everywhere, but did you know that turquoise is December’s birthstone?  I thought I’d put a little Christmas spin on using turquoise and red instead of the traditional holiday colors.

I’ve rounded up a bunch of resources for you to throw your own turquoise and red party.  These colors work great for a modern Christmas party.  They also work for so many other get togethers: December birthdays, kid’s parties (I used a similar palette here), baby showers, or even an office party.

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1//aqua glass: These aqua glasses are actually margarita glasses.  They would work great for that, but I love the idea of using them differently.  Either as a candle holder, dessert cup, or to place dips or nuts in around your party.

2//red pom pom garland: I’m am loving felt ball anything lately and I love this garland just as much.  It’s a great addition to decorate any party.  Hang it up or layer it on a table for a centerpiece.  Plus, a solid color like this one works throughout the entire year.  Hello Valentine’s Day, summer picnics, and a fall apple party!

3//turquoise tray: I’ll have one in every color please!  This shiny lacquered tray is perfection.  So many uses!

4//red berries: The below picture was the inspiration for this party color scheme, so I had to find some red berries to incorporate into this party plan.  They are perfect for a turquoise and red Christmas party, because they are the flower, er, plant? of the season.  Poinsettas would also be great florals for this party.

5//red cake stand: A party isn’t complete without cake in my opinion, so I had to include a cake stand.  This red, wavy one is super cute!

6//turquoise paper straws: Another party staple is paper straws.  They are just so easy to incorporate your color scheme.  These turquoise paper straws are super inexpensive too.

7// red favor bags: What better way to send your guests home happy than with a little treat.  Pop a Christmas cookie into these favor bags and party favors are done.

8// turquoise festooning: These garlands are great party decor.  It’s even better that you can buy them and not have to make them.  They come in red and turquoise so you can get both or stick with a more monochrome color palette.

Do you like this modern twist on Christmas colors, or are you more of a traditional red and green fan? What kind of party would you use this turquoise and red color scheme for? I hope you found some of these resources useful to stock up on future party gear!

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Party Color Scheme: Copper and Green Themed Desert Party

Congrats!  It’s Friday and you made it to the weekend!  Today is another Party Color Scheme post.  I have been so hot being pregnant in the middle of summer, so thinking about the desert was natural for me.  This copper and green themed desert party color scheme is so great for this time of year.

Party color scheme with copper and green, cactus party, desert party, party colorsI’ve included an inspiration party and some ideas of how to incorporate the colors into whatever kind of party you’re planning to throw.  This color scheme would work for so many things.  A dinner party, a birthday party, a baby shower, an end of summer party, or a business luncheon are all great ideas to incorporate these colors.

Copper and Green Party Inspiration

This desert cactus bridal shower is the image of perfection when incorporating the copper and green color scheme.  Be sure to click the link above and check out the entire party.  It’s pretty amazing.  Those copper chairs are seriously swoonworthy.  I also love the floral arrangements and how even with using cacti they seem soft and pretty.
The key when using metal as the primary color in a color scheme is to mix various shades of the color.  The chairs, glassware, vases, and napkins are all in the copper family, but not exactly the same.

Here’s another great way to incorporate this color scheme.  Do it in cake form!  This cake is so pretty dripping in copper frosting.

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Just be sure to remove the cactus before biting into this beauty.

Copper and Green Party Decor and DIYs

If you’re looking to incorporate these colors in a super simple decor DIY, try using this copper vase.  The tutorial is super easy, but it’s so chic.  I’d venture to say you’d want to leave the vase out long after your party.

Make several of these in different sizes and group them together in the center of your table or run them the length of your table.   It will look awesome.  To bring in the green all you really need is some leafy branches, a great way to forgo getting flowers for your party.
This is the perfect idea to incorporate copper and green into your party favors.  Terra cotta pots work so well as the copper, add in some green ribbon or even a small cactus, and you’re set.

You could even use terra cotta pots as your centerpiece and decor.
Now here are some resources to round out your party color scheme.  Simple ways to bring in the copper and green without being too over the top.  Try using these utensils, these straws, or these napkins.

If you want to recreate the look of copper chairs, but don’t want to splurge on renting actual copper chairs, try a diy.  Use this ribbon and tie it to the back of your chairs.  Use the below picture for some inspiration.

Is this a color scheme you can see planning your next party around?  If so be sure to tag me on Instagram or Facebook with #thedailyhostess

I hope you have a great weekend and do something to beat the heat.  I’ll be pulling together my husband’s birthday party with a fun guy’s only theme that you’ll get to see next week so stay tuned for that.

 

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