Style Notes Guest Post:
Turn this Painting Into a Party!

Today is the start of a new series on Mimi & Meg! Event planner, Camille, from Style Notes and Camille Styles Events, will be guest posting bi-weekly using her expertise on parties and entertaining.

Today's Mod-themed party is inspired by Andy Warhol's screenprint, Flowers. The bold yellow and upbeat tone are the perfect inspiration for a swinging 60's soiree with a 21st-century twist. Updated comfort food, retro dinnerware, and pops of color are what it takes to make it happen.

Yellow balloons have never looked so chic... these were from a wedding photographed by Erin Heart's Court, featured on Style Me Pretty.

Vivid martini glasses and graphic-print napkins elevate serveware to decor status.
Gem Martinis, CB2; Dotty Cocktail Napkins, CB2

Hanging tons of bright paper lanterns from trees adds surprising pops of color to the party backdrop, and provides lighting that allows guests to linger way after the sun goes down.
Credit: Erin Hearts Court.

Displaying a single bloom in a bold vase is a cost-effective way to make a major statement.
From left: Ada Hanging Vase, Beaker Wall Vase, & Teardrop Hanging Vase, CB2

A dessert buffet created with a bold orange & yellow palette transforms sweets into pop art. Lemon cupcakes, meringue tarts, and tons of bright candies in clear glass jars pack a punch.
Credit: Adrianne Bonafede

From left: Citrus Slice Candy, Dylan's Candy Bar; Lemon Drops, Groovy Candies.

Every retro-inspired party needs a signature cocktail. The Harvey Wallbanger was popular in the sixties, and its bright hue and fun citrus garnish make it the perfect libation for a mod-inspired affair. Here's the classic recipe.

Give guests a taste of the mod-ness to come by sending invites that pair bold patterns in a graphic yellow & gray palette.
Credit: Erin Heart's Court

The sweetest ending: packaging favors with stripes and polka dots lends a playful presentation to the candies waiting inside.
Credit: Martha Stewart Weddings


cb said...

Love the creative combo!

Erin Wear said...

I'd go to that party

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