This idea is too great. Wrap up those random bottles and labels for your upcoming events – from showers to bbqs – with beautiful scraps of favorite scrapbooking or wrapping paper (maybe even fun stickers or remnants of vintage wallpaper?). Nicely ties signature drinks in with the party *theme* and hides unsightly labels (or two buck chuck!).
I really love the reusable glass jar as well – a great way to hold and identify mixers such as cranberry juice, oj, or club soda again and again for each get together.
We have big carafes from C&B that we keep around for the same use – guests can build their own mimosas for a Sunday morning brunch or elaborate cocktails at a dinner party. Image from Martha Stewart.
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I’m feeling inspired today to share one of my favorite winter-y color combinations… all shades purple, lilac and lavender. Set against a snowy white backdrop it really does make a lovely party or shower theme.
These inspiration boards were built from images found at Style Me Pretty — forever a favorite! I love the idea of homemade purple candies wrapped in doilies, a mis-mash of jars & vases full of flowers, and soft purple ribbons draped about silverware & centerpieces. Read more »
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It’s almost time to chime in 2010! If you’re still searching for the perfect New Year’s Eve party inspiration, look no further than a green and silver soiree featuring your favorite left over Christmas decor and delicious lavender & mint cocktails.
Silver and white is an ideal palette to build on — you likely have all white dishware around the house and maybe even a few silver platters, stands, serving utensils or candle holders. Tie in a bit of green as a complimentary color and you’re set!
Freezing edible goodies in ice cubes is my favorite way to fancy up a favorite cocktail. You can find edible violets at a specialty super market (just be sure to call before hand to save yourself a trip) or at many high-end gardening stores (clarify that you’re looking for the organic, non-sprayed version).
More great images and ideas after the jump! Read more »
Tags: Cocktails, Decorating, Green, New Year's Eve, Parties & Entertaining, Purple, Silver
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