5.18.2009

a colorful affair

My sunburn and all the warm weather we are currently experiencing leaves me craving a margarita which leaves me craving fun, casual and colorful summer parties! Plus I am very much loving fuchsia and aquamarine color combination lately--add a few more bold colors and you have the makings of a color palette for a bold summer soiree and the perfect setting for a margarita!

(envelope with whimsical calligraphy from love, jenna via you can call me chris, petal sleeved dress from lara miller, cocktails via martha stewart weddings, sweet pea arrangement by miranda jones designs, coaster save the date via linda and harriet, rock candy via amy atlas events, place setting with sweet pea via unknown, broken sea glass table card display via michelle rago, colorful bouquet from ink+peat via snippet and ink and bright fuchsia shoe photo via amorology)
I really think that many of these ideas and the colors would work for really any summer part. I am especially in love with the idea of the sea glass to hold table cards and nostalgic rock candy for favors or just decor! And adding some ribbon to a simple drink stirrer would add such a fun touch to any cocktail. Do you have any fun summer affairs planned?

14 comments:

jess@noelmarie said...

After working on my backyard this weekend and trying to get it cute, that is all I can think about is a party. Thanks for the ideas!

down and out chic said...

the lara miller dress looks like the perfect (attendee) wedding dress to me!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh I love rock candy. Love that idea. I don't really have any parties planned for this summer, but now I'm thinking that perhaps I'll finally have a house warming party this summer.

christina said...

I absolutely love this! Can I come to your party? We're having huge family get-together this weekend...but I'm not sure if I could pull this off in time. Maybe next time.

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

what a gorgeous board! i seriously love the turquoise envelope.
xox

Rachel Follett said...

Your board is so fun and festive. I love it! I am hoping to get my butt to Oregon this summer to go camping with some friends. I am glad you are getting such great weather!

Courtney said...

This board is beautiful and certainly looks perfect for a summer party!

Beach Vintage said...

Love the blue vase. It's not summer here in Australia until December....but I cant wait!

Lindsey said...

I love the rock candy...my dad always used to bring me them home from business trips. You know, you could even make your own for those cocktails!

Summer affairs? Well, I just had my giant graduation party with all kinds of family visiting from out of state...that's enough to tide me over until Christmas. This summer is already going to be taken up by MURALS!!!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

This is gorgeous. Then again, I'm a fan of any Jenna calligraphy!

Fun summer affairs? Besides the one with my hot dentist (jk) I'm going to a barbecue on the beach this weekend. Should be nice and hot and sticky.

Federica said...

Such a pretty collage!
Love that pink dress!

Kotori said...

This collage is so pretty - you always pull together the most beautiful images. How do you possibly find them all? So inspiring!

Julia said...

That blue and pink combo has me reeling, what a great assortment of images. I especially love the hand lettered envelope at the top!

PS. slowly catching up on all that I've missed!

Catherine@Simply Natural said...

I love the way you have put these images together - the colours are so happy and pretty!