Monday, October 24, 2016

Thanksgiving Table Inspiration| Holiday Celebrations

Whether it's a huge gathering, or a small intimate meal, the holidays are the perfect time to add beautiful elements, and your own unique style to your table setting! I have been on a huge black and white kick lately, and I couldn't wait to incorporate those colors into this year's Thanksgiving table design.

I was excited to put together something for adults to enjoy. I felt a little out of my comfort zone as I'm more accustomed to setting up kiddie tables and celebrations. However, I had a great time putting this together.

My initial inspiration came from a beautifully designed banner from our friend Angie over at The Grey Dot Co.  Isn't it gorgeous?! I knew it would look perfect with our black and white decor, plus some added pops of greenery. 

If you have a big family like I do, eating indoors may leave you feeling a bit cramped; especially with 7+ cousins (under the age of 12) running around and having fun together. Outdoor dining would be a great option. Fall weather in California blesses us with beautiful temperatures that allow us to enjoy our festivities outdoors!

I added some fun decor to our outdoor dining area that would also work as a place for the children to play. My boys' teepee gets a lot of use indoors and out - I also loved how it coordinated perfectly with my color palette!

I set out some gorgeous white pumpkins from Michael's, inside of a wheelbarrow that belonged to my great-grandfather! My Grandma had it sitting in her backyard for years, and she was gracious enough to allow me to paint it. I chose Rustoleum semi gloss black spray paint and it covered the old rusty wheelbarrow beautifully!  

I wanted to incorporate buffalo check into my table design this year. I found some fabric that would work perfectly as a table cover! From there I added chalkboard placemats, and kept my eyes open for the perfect set of dishes. I added some black cloth napkins and finished off the look with a wooden napkin ring that I painted grey.

Along with pops of green, I also mixed in some brown earth tones to my black and white color palette. I was pleasantly surprised at how pretty it all flowed together.

My table decor consisted of black pumpkins, white pumpkins, green plants,  a wooden leaf garland, a ceramic turkey, and Indian corn. I painted the Indian corn black, and added black and white checkered ribbon to bundle the corn together, and set it out on a bed of greenery. 

I am so excited for Thanksgiving, and I can't wait for my family to be near as we enjoy delicious food, and make more memories together! Will you be hosting Thanksgiving this year? What color palette do you plan on using for your tablescape? I'd love to hear about it!

Here's a pin to add to your table decor inspiration board!


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Star Wars Baby Shower Ideas - Shindigz

Chances are, the Force is pretty strong that you know someone who is a Star Wars fan. I'm a 70's kid, so I pretty much grew up on Star Wars, and now my youngest boys are.

I recently had the honor of hosting a baby shower for my friend, who is also a Star Wars fan! I just knew a Baby Jedi theme would be the perfect celebration.

You won't want to miss all the other party pictures and details of our sparkly Star Wars themed baby shower! Be sure to head over to the Shindigz Party Blog to catch the rest!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Vintage Halloween Party Inspiration| Halloween Party Ideas!

I have always been drawn to vintage decor - especially vintage Halloween decor! I think it's because I spent so much time with my Grandparents and remember my Grandmother's decorations growing up. With all her vintage decor in mind, I created some vintage Halloween party inspiration!

Over the past few months, I collected some fun vintage looking props while I was out shopping. My first source of inspiration was this darling standing cat statue that I found during one of my many trips to HomeGoods. Once I bought it, all the other vintage inspired decor fell into place.

One of my all-time-favorite-finds was this wooden vintage pay phone! Not only did I know it would be perfect for my vintage Halloween party, but I knew that I'd be using this to decorate my home. And our Mr. Bones makes another appearance in this party set up.

I found the most darling vintage Halloween paper goods from My Mind's Eye. I had to stop myself from buying everything on their site! I used their cake topper set for my faux party cake. The skeleton holding the pumpkin was my favorite!

I took their pumpkin garland and added it to a small spooky tree from Shindigz.

One of my favorite places to set up a party is in a little area of my backyard. It's a small corner that sits behind our 6' tall hedge. This small grassy area has a birch tree that is just bare enough for me to hang decor from it - the area was perfect for my vintage Halloween party!

The party table had lots of fun elements on top of it. Let's take a look!

I spotted these very vintage looking popcorn boxes, plates, and snack cups + lids, from Hobby Lobby.  I think they added so much cuteness to our party table!

I found a great spider web table cover, and an equally great table runner, from HomeGoods. I loved the simple look of black & white. It popped perfectly with our vintage Halloween party decor.

I adorned our party chairs with festive Halloween banners from Target. And I found the coolest wooden 31 in their Dollar Spot. The fun thing about the numbers is that you can also make it lucky number 13!

...and let's chat a bit about these fabulous cake stands! I picked these beauties up from HomeGoods. There's even a tiered stand that I scooped up, but I used that in another party that I'm excited to share with you soon! 

Our cupcakes looked spooky-sweet with cupcake wrappers and toppers from My Mind's Eye. Plus I added a little more "festive" to our store bought cupcakes with the cutest Candyfetti™ from Sweets Indeed

 I had such a great time decorating and sharing my vintage Halloween party inspiration! After my party was over, I took most of this decor and added it to my fireplace mantel. Talk about some spooky-cool vintage decor! I'll be sharing more of my mantel later.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope I've inspired some lovely Halloween decor ideas!