Holiday Cocktail + New Year’s Eve Decor Ideas

It’s almost time for New Year’s Eve and we have some easy and festive holiday ideas for you from Finch & Thistle Event Design. Inspired by he glamour of the Hollywood Regency period she created some lovely New Year’s Eve inspiration for us. Including an easy holiday cocktail that not only looks tasty, but also looks quite glamorous. All you need is a glass of sparkling wine, fresh pomegranate seeds and a splash of grenadine and voila you have a super holiday cocktail. Happy 2013!

Using vintage black and gold vases, Finch & Thistle Event Design created an ornate centerpiece of magenta peonies, ruby carnations and sapphire thistle accented with spruce and magnolia leaves. For an extra glamorous touch, she spray painted some of the magnolia leaves and spruce which add a fun firework effect to the arrangement. Finch & Thistle Event Design even coated some of the roses in the gold. So fun and festive!

La Happy was the calligraphy artist behind all the stunning menus. Written in gold metallic ink onto black card-stock and backed them with a pink zebra print wrapping paper. For favors Lindt chocolate balls were wrapped in gold metallic tissue and tied the ends in tinsel ribbon.

Event Designer & florals: Finch & Thistle Event Design

Photographer: Kate Price Photography
Zebra wrapping paper: Smudge Ink
Gold Glitter and Tinsel Ribbons: May Arts at Packaging Specialties
Stationery & Calligraphy: La Happy

Categories: Inspirational Shoots

New Year’s Eve DIY Projects

We hope that everyone is having a relaxing holiday, if you are in the midst of planning your New Year’s Eve party we thought we would share a few projects from that fabulous New Year’s Eve Wedding. They are both easy and pretty quick, and are sure to sparkle up any party.

DIY gold leaf candles from Petal Floral Design is going to to show us how to turn a drab candled to fab in a matter of minutes. All you will need is the following – paint brush, desired candle, gold leaf paint step 1: flip candle over to start from the base, moving your strokes down step 2: continue painting all around the width of the candle step 3: voila, put it in a beautiful clear vase for protection and you’ve simply turned your candle.

DIY “sips + sweets” glitter sign by mStarr event styling and design
What you need: a piece of wood … any piece of wood {I used an old shelf!} cut to the appropriate size, pencil, nails with a decorative head, hammer, string, glitter, spray adhesive
step 1: write out your words in pencil on the wood and using a sharpie, start placing dots as evenly spaced as possible along the pencil outline and then inside or outside, mimicking the outline
step 2: lightly hammer in the nails on top of the dots
steps 3 : apply spray adhesive in sections and generously sprinkle glitter over wood until each section is covered and let dry.
step 4: shake the excess glitter off the sign and add more glitter if needed
step 5: once dry, start wrapping the string around the nails to form the letters. Way Cute!


Categories: DIY Detail & Favor Wedding Projects

New Year’s Eve Gold Party Dresses

Happy Holidays! There is still time to order a fabulous dress online for New Year’s Eve. Here are a few of our favorite New Year’s Eve gold party dresses that are sure to be the shining star at any soiree. Have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve!

Categories: Things We Love

New Year’s Eve Wedding Ideas

How fun would it be to get married on New Year’s Eve? Your wedding would be the best party of the year. Lucky for us we have  Hello Love Photography, Petal Floral Design and mStarr event styling and design to show us how to throw the perfect New Year’s Eve wedding. Complete with  glitter signs, champagne gummy bears, lush florals and a whole lot of sparkle!

They transformed an industrial venue with perfectly placed decor, dramatic floral arrangements and a super stylish self service bar. You can see way more New Year’s Eve wedding ideas in the full gallery here. Cheers to a happy 2013!

How stunning does the bride look in her BHLDN wedding gown? Scintillating arcs of sequins and a row of round buttons adorn a straight and clean silhouette from Anna Sui. Softly puffed sleeves and a split hem at the front of the skirt further its chicly debonair aura.

Gus and Ruby Letterpress custom designed all the stationery. Love the sparkly purple backdrop. It had just the right amount of glitz and glam for this New Year’s Eve wedding. Speaking of glitz and glam, you must stay tuned we have some incredibly easy diy projects that you could for sure whip out before New Year’s Eve.

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Photographer: Hello Love Photography

Flowers: Petal Floral Design
Event Designer: mStarr event styling and design
Stationery: Gus and Ruby Letterpress
Makeup: Amanda McCarthy Beauty
Hair: Just Hair
Caterer: Chive Events
Coordinator: mStarr event styling and design
Dress Designer, Accessories & Shoes: BHLDN
Jewelry: Chic to Chic Accessories
Prop or Furniture Rentals: Peterson Party Center
Marshmallows: Sweet Lydia’s
Champagne Gummy Bears: Sugarfina
Model: colour-bloc

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: purple, white