Saturday, October 29, 2011

Currently Obsessed With: Ombre

An emerging event trend right now that I am loving is the use of the ombre effect. 
I knew I wanted to use this somehow at my Little Pumpkin baptism party, so I incorporated it through the centerpiece and through the backdrop. Either of these looks would also transition easily into a Thanksgiving table.  

Ombre lends itself to a variety of different uses. 
Ombre can even be seen as a hair trend--as my ridiculously cute sister demonstrates. 

 I think this look is particularly gorgeous when used in florals!

Two of my favorite party girls, Natalie at The Knock Knock Factory, and Kristy at The Purple Pug, used it gorgeously on this blue boy's party. 

The picture that inspired my pumpkin party!

As a child, I was pretty obsessed with color coordinating my crayons, were you?

This backdrop takes my breath away. 

I love the use of these simple paper circles as a runner! Creative, clever, and cheap--my favorite combination! 

This is absolutely one of the most creative backdrops I have ever seen. Those are clothespins, people.
Clothespins.  


Of course, my style icon Gwen had an ombre wedding dress years ago. She is always the trendsetter. 

Did you just gasp? I did when I saw this!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tate's Tailg8!

I have been MIA! My Grey was hospitalized for several days last week and I have been working on his walkathon this weekend, which I am chairing. It always seems like October is bonkers for me!

In the meantime, I have been working on a football themed party for one of my very favorite clients! I am super excited about this party in a few weeks because I have some wonderful collaborators!
So, here's a sneak peek of my inspiration board!

Sources
Astroturf tablesetting: Setting the Mood
Football Lanterns: Fun Express
Football flag: Ebay
Scoreboard Backdrop:  Giggleberry Creations
Steelers Tablescape: Bakerella
Auburn Tablescape and Football Menu Cards:  Shindig Parties
Football Field Invite: Pear Tree Greetings
Blue and Green football invite: The Paper Cupcake
Vintage Trophy: Bella LuLu
Football Cake Pops: Love and Butter
Referee Koozies: Polka Dot Market
Football Cups and Football Drinking containers: Shindgiz
Tailgate: Southern Living
Lanyard invite: Doodlez Designs
Cheese and Crackers: Gimme Some Oven
Football Whoopie Pies: Make Merry
Patch Letter: Ebay
Football Runner: Windy City Novelties

In addition to this, you can see my huge football Pinterest board!