Happy 1st Day of October! This year is flying by and I hope you are ready for all the fun Fall and Halloween ideas that are coming to The Florida Girl blog!
I am so excited to talk about this last minute party with you today! About a month ago, I was right in the middle of the design stages for several clients, while at the same time putting together two separate events, when my husband came to me with an idea. He asked me if I could throw together a party to honor the important and influential women in his life. I knew how important this was for him, so of course I said YES! The whole idea was to spoil them with food, drinks, and in-home massages. By the ‘ohhs’ and ‘ahhhs’ from them, I’d say it was a huge success!
I got so excited when I found Harlow & Grey, I fell in love with all the prettiness and I am sure you will too! As soon as I saw the Blanc collection I knew it was the one I wanted to use as the base for my inspiration for the entire event. It’s the perfect collection if you are looking for neutral sophisticated tableware. Plus, you can’t go wrong with white & marble!
The biggest inspiration for this event was obviously the Blanc tableware they carry. In addition to those goodies, I really wanted to focus on a neutral pallet with hints of fall tones. After all, it wasn’t even October yet (and we live in Florida) so I didn’t want to go pumpkin crazy. The best and easiest way to do that was by incorporating greenery, white flowers, small white pumpkins and hints of fall colors in the food served.
I also layered white place mats, rattan chargers, and white dining plates with the paper goods to give it a very high end look! It was the perfect idea to add texture to the table setting.
If you are familiar with my style and parties, you know I always love to have coordinating desserts to perfectly match the party decor. I reached out to a local baker, Marci. She is the owner and head baker of Confetti Confections. She is amazingly talented with her creations and the cookies taste delicious!
I was sure to get the ladies excited with the scrumptious charcuterie trays I put together! If you are looking to create one of your own, don’t be overwhelmed. Just pick 3-4 of your favorite cheeses, a few types of fruit, some fresh honeycomb, nuts and crackers!
Styling & Photography : Yours truly, moi! @the_floridagirl
Modern Party Tableware: Harlow and Grey
Wood Cutlery: Harlow and Grey
Custom Gem Cookies: Confetti Confections
Flowers: Purchased at Whole Foods, arranged by me!