This vintage-esq first birthday is absolutely beautiful. There are too many great details… so I’ll just let the pictures do the talking:
I adore all of the little paper and craft details…
Anna, who owns Blissful Babes in the Philippines, designed this French-inspired celebration for her daughter’s first birthday. Wouldn’t it be beautiful for a shower or even as wedding inspiration as well?
My favorite detail might be the ‘year of firsts’ table that Anna put together to showcase Arie’s very first year (last picture in the below collage), though those fabric birds are amazingly adorable, too!
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There are so many inspiring ideas out there for New Year’s Eve! If you’re planning on throwing a dinner or late-night bash, here’s a round up of a few of my favorites. They may not all be designed for New Years (some of the tablescapes are from weddings and photoshoots) but the colors and diy ideas are beautiful.
The above Style Me Pretty photoshoot is the perfect combination of a little dash of Christmas filled in with a whole lot of glittery New Years. A dinner party focused on soothing colors such as green, pink and gold would be oh-so-lovely.
This Glitter and Snow themed celebration was sent over by Bird from Bird’s Party. I adore the little details that make this black & white party so special – from the mini glitter disco balls to the cute labels it’s a classic way to ring in the New Year.
This Kate Spade-inspired shoot could easily be modified to create a beautiful New Year’s Eve party. How great are the colors?
I think if I had to pick a theme for a dinner party at our house I would lean towards a rich peacock blue with vintage silver accents setting like this inspirational photoshoot (found here at SMP).
There you have it, five themes to inspire for the final days of 2010! I’m always so surprised at how quickly the week between Christmas and New Years flies by…
Tags: Decorating, Dinner Parties, DIY, Glitter, New Year's Eve, Parties & Entertaining
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This Modern Christmas photoshoot by Sitting in a Tree is so fun. I love that it’s full of non-traditional colors (no red or green to be found), shapes and patterns - it’s creative, contemporary and a neat spin on the usual this time of the year!
The playful patterns are the best! Oh how I’d love a linen closet full of turquoise stripes and yellow geometric prints. Mix that with a bit of fuchsia, glitter and gold and you have yourself a very merry modern Christmas.
A few of my favorite ideas to steal: individual trays as place settings (you can buy these for just a couple of dollars each at online stores such as Oriental Trading and paint em up any way you choose), confetti ornaments (another great DIY project) and tree branch centerpieces wrapped in book pages (a quick coat of white spray paint and a dash of white glitter would be another sparkly alternative).
The entire design, including home decor inspiration, can be found here.
The shoot was set in San Diego and staged to replicate a new couple’s first Christmas – out with the old traditions while welcoming in the new. Photography by Joielala.
Tags: Christmas, Decorating, Dinner Parties, DIY, Modern, Parties & Entertaining, Patterns & Color, Pink, Teal, Turquoise, white
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