If it isn’t wedding season, it’s baby season; we are going bananas over this jungle theme inspiration!
We are wild about this invitation!
Something both Mom and Baby can enjoy for years to come
It’s not a party without a giraffe print table runner!
Grab some Kraft paper and a white pencil – instant jungle theme table top.
Hope you are swinging with inspiration for that little monkey that may be coming into your life soon!
Tis’ the season! Here are some of our tips to a stress-free party.
Hint number 1: Plan early! If you are cooking, get your shopping done the weekend before, prep anything you can ahead of time, clean throughout the week so you don’t have to worry about dusting the entire house before your guests arrive – it’s these little things that really can make a big difference the day of. It’s even more fun if you make lists and check tasks off as you go!
photo via Etsy
Keep it simple. Stick to an easy menu with a few options for appetizers and drinks. You don’t have to have a fully stocked bar for every party. Have a good red and white wine, some sparkling cider and you should be good to go. Not everything has to be handmade either – pick up a party tray from your local grocery store and rearrange everything onto a pretty platter. You don’t have to be miss Martha, just make it look you are.
Photo via Refinery 29
Stock up! We love a good deal, make sure to pick up fun accessories like straws or napkins at the end of season sales, and save them for a special occasion. Keep all of your goodies in a buffet, hutch, or sideboard so it’s easy to pull together right before the party.
Photo via: West Elm
Plan an activity for your guests – it’s a great way to break the ice and can give you just a few more moments if you have some early birds arrive before you are ready. A photo booth is always fun, or just a simple coffee table book of questions can be a great icebreaker. Make sure to think of the kiddos too! I like to have a box full of books, quite toys, and coloring books on hand for the littles to stay entertained.
Photo via Hostess with the Mostess
Here’s to a Happy and cheerful season of parties!
Just in time for Oktoberfest – the newest trend we are seeing? Brewery Weddings! We love the relaxed, casual vibe a brewery wedding sends out, plus, who doesn’t want to share a beer with their favs on such a special day ? We came up with this fun concept to help get you inspired for you event; Let’s “Hop” to it, and start planning for your big day!
The Location: The Factory Luxe at The Old Rainier Brewery
Located in Georgetown, once known as Seattle’s Red Light District, The Factory Luxe was The Rainier Brewery‘s Tasting room. The space is cozy and rich with warmth. Hardwood floors, a stone fireplace, and an abundant bar – perfect to serve up your favorite beer. Your guests will never forget this Seattle experience.
Photo via The Factory Luxe
Photo via The Factory Luxe
The Color Scheme: A custom palette designed by our team complete with warm and bold brights
The Favors: Your Favorite Brew on display with a sweet and simple Tag.
Photo via Hey Wedding Lady
Decorations: Add a touch of vintage with these super fun marquee lights from this Etsy Shop.
Photo via Vintage Marquee Lights
The Flowers: Get this Simple and sweet look with pops of red and yellow.
Photo by Spindle Photography via Southern Weddings
Are you inspired yet? Our ideas are still flowing! Our team can help you pull this look together and personalize everything from invitations to favors for your special occasion.
August in Seattle is the perfect time to get your camp on. The Sun is out, the days are long, we can just taste the Smores in the campfire. We put together some of our favorite things to pack for your next trip. Happy Camping!
Whimsy and Spice Smores Kit
Aidies Hideaway Felt Arrow Garland
Robin Cottage Wool Pillow
Anthropologie Frame Work Lantern
Urban Outfitters Cross Bow Blanket
You might also enjoy this Glamping Photo Shoot collaboration we did with Seattle Magazine and Kelly Moore Creative Media a few Summers back – seriously, Straight GLAM.
Who doesn’t love a sweet little favor? It is always a nice gesture to send your guests home with something to remember the day. Make it personable with a charming thank you tag in your color scheme.
Take a look at some of our ideas for some inspiration, and don’t forget to print out these free tags!
Use #olivedesignhousetags to show off your creations!