Thursday, January 13, 2011

Bright & bold color inspiration

The girls night in Bollywood party is in 2 weeks.  The design elements are coming together and I'd like to share my inspirations thus far.  I'm absolutely in love with the bright, vivacious colors of Indian themed parties.  I've also been searching morrocan themed parties for inspiration because they also draw from very bold and colorful color palettes.  I'm infatuated with the union of bright oranges, hot pinks, golds and torquises.  The colors just go so well together and by default envoke feelings of happiness and energy.
I love the warm colors and earthy elements of this table from 20 Minute Supper Club
This center piece from Hostess with the Mostess is gorgeous and so easy to create!
The pinks and oranges are so fun and festive.  Love this table from Home in Fusion.
Though this table design from Life of Tees uses a different combination of colors, I still love it.  I love the symmetry, goblets and candlesticks.
This dessert table is nothing less than extraordinary and I'd expect nothing less from Amy Atlas.  The deep purples combined with the oranges and browns is beautiful.

Looking forward to a trip to ikea this weekend!

Monday, January 10, 2011

You're Invited!

You’re invited!  To our first ever virtual dinner party hosted by your gals, The Traveling Hostesses.
It is our goal to take the worry and fret out of party planning.  Each month we will feature a theme based on an international holiday or culture.  We want to share our creativity, planning process and delicious recipes to help people see that home entertaining IS manageable and IS really fun!!
We would love to hear ideas from readers for recipes and décor, so please contact us and you could be featured at our dinner party J
The idea is at the end of the month all of you will be invited to the dinner party where all the final ideas will come together.  It is our goal to plan an agenda, provide printable party decor, crafty party décor ideas, activity suggestions, music suggestions and of course fabulous recipes recommendations from Sommer.  Miss Sommer is very talented in the kitchen and is my on call chef when I’m in a panic.  She will provide tips for making the food part of entertaining much less stressful.  So fear not!  You can break out and be the domestic goddess you really want to be.
The theme this month is Bollywood.  Bright, colorful, vivid.  Something to brighten up the cold winter blues!  We are doing this dinner party as a girls night in so it will feature lots of bold pinks and oranges as well as fun activities for the night.
Later this week look forward to a printable planning agenda, some printable party decor and a tasty recipe!!
-Becca & Sommer
Your hostesses