March 18, 2009

Pink & Gray Couples' Shower

Today's post is for Jennifer who's throwing a pink and gray couples' shower at night time. The shower is for a very large group of people and is to have a 'casual cocktail party' feel. Candles, pale hues, multiple textures and romance prevail in my theme to create an intimate and elegant environment despite the number of people.

- Intricate yet simplistic, a solitary rose in a well-fitted bowl would be lovely as a centerpiece or general decor when alternated with many tea light candles [via Matthew Mead]
- Romantic chandelier [via snippet & ink]
- Elegant glass bottle of perfume makes an extravagant favor for the females [via snippet & ink]
- A pewter tray displaying vintage trinkets in pinks, creams and grays [via Matthew Mead]
- A sweet dessert featuring pale pink and grey florals, grey velvet ribbon and a pair of lovebirds [via Brides]
- Sumptuous texture meets elegance in these cocktails [via Brides]

March 12, 2009

Free Entertaining Class at Pottery Barn

March 5, 2009

Kite 1st Birthday Party

Shelly emailed in looking for some inspiration for her son's 1st birthday party in the park. She already had the invitations sent out (see top left) and just needed to take that theme through to the next step. Here are a few ideas:

- kite cupcakes for a matching and delicious dessert
- homemade kites actually fly and would make a nice favor - match the colors to your invitations or partyware
- homemade kite decorations are super cute and can be customized with words, letters, numbers, etc to fit the party; made with patterned scrapbook paper and various ribbon strings [via party perfect]
- bright and fun, this party tabletop sports a multi-colored umbrella to add to the decor
- celebrate the birthday boy by spelling out his name on pendants made to match the colors and patterns of your kite decor [via party perfect]

March 3, 2009

Giveaway Winners!

KN Karen Neuburger is generously giving away 2 pairs of cozy chenille socks to 2 lucky Tastefully Entertaining readers. Thanks to all who entered! The question was about your most luxurious party idea or accessory. Here are the 2 winners (picked at random) and their answers:

1) Rachel who said: These socks are super comfy! I like to do themed gift baskets for my parties. I would include sparkling lemonade in vintage bottles, home spa treatments, nail polish, and fluffy slippers!

2) Carolyn G
who said: These are so great! They look comfy. These would be great for a "Girl's Night Out" party. They can be used as favors! I worked for a non-profit and we had a PJ Party as a fundraiser and we all dresed in PJ had slippers and socks on and had a great time. I wish we would have had a basket full of these to give out!!!

Congrats to the winners! Please email me at rebecca [at] with your name and mailing address so I can get the socks sent out to you! Thanks again to all who entered!


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