The Best Birthday Party Themes!
November 04, 2020
TOP 20+ BIRTHDAY PARTY THEMES FOR 2021
Are you planning the perfect birthday party? The first step is picking a theme for the special event. Find loads of ideas and inspiration by browsing through these birthday party themes.
1. Modern Floral Mermaid Birthday Party Theme
Ready for seashells that shimmer and shine? Showcasing modern party tables, gorgeous under the sea sweets and fabulous balloon decor, this event will have you swimming way out beyond the shore!
See our Modern Floral Mermaid Birthday Party Theme Inspiration Board on Pinterest
2. Stranger Things Sleepover Birthday Party Theme
String the lights and keep a watchful eye this Stranger Things Sleepover Party is creeping by!
See our Stranger Things Sleepover Birthday Party Theme Inspiration Board on Pinterest
3. Garden Fairy Birthday Party Theme
Styled as a first birthday party, this event is filled to the brim with floral elements, hues of pink, and delicious sweets. The fantastic details in this party aren’t just for the first birthday celebrations though, they can easily be transformed into a bridal shower, sweet 16 birthday bash, or a baby shower celebration.
See our Garden Fairy Birthday Party Theme Inspiration Board on Pinterest
4. Modern Traditional Korean First Birthday Party Theme
On the look out for simplistic and sweet? Take a look at this Modern Traditional Korean First Birthday Party. Featuring a traditional blue and white color palette accented with fresh greenery and decor, this celebration is one to swoon over!
See our Modern Traditional Korean First Birthday Party Theme Inspiration Board on Pinterest
5. Girly Dino Birthday Party Theme
Filled with the most intricate sweets and the cutest decor, this first birthday celebration will have you roaring, for sure!
See our Girly Dino Birthday Party Theme Inspiration Board on Pinterest
6. Tropical Birthday Party Theme
Featuring beautiful hues and fab decor, this event is full of details to celebrate over!
See our Tropical Birthday Party Theme Inspiration Board on Pinterest
7. Koala Birthday Party Theme
Filled with warm tones, delectable treats, plants and more, this sweet birthday celebration is one to run towards!
See our Koala Birthday Party Theme Inspiration Board on Pinterest
8. Bugs & Insects Birthday Party Theme
From the museum vibe dessert spread to the modern bug kid table, this event is crawling with tons of fun!
See our Bugs & Insects Birthday Party Theme Inspiration Board on Pinterest
9. Vintage Airplanes Birthday Party Theme
From the cute and custom travel treats to the fab vintage decor, this event is worth soaring over!
See our Vintage Airplanes Birthday Party Theme Inspiration Board on Pinterest
10. Rainbow Birthday Party Theme
Featuring a warm rainbow color palette decked out with florals and blooms, this celebration is a celebration that will definitely cause you to swoon!
See our Rainbow Birthday Party Theme Inspiration Board on Pinterest
11. DinoMite Birthday Party Theme
Roar with all of your might because this Dino-mite Birthday Party is certain to fill you with delight!
See our DinoMite Birthday Party Theme Inspiration Board on Pinterest
12. Wild One Birthday Party Theme
Packed with lush jungle leaves, glam decor, and sensational safari sweets, this party will have you roaring with delight!
See our Wild One Birthday Party Theme Inspiration Board on Pinterest
13. Dessert World Birthday Party Theme
Filled with giant dessert props and delectable treats, this event is absolutely delightful!
See our Dessert World Birthday Party Theme Inspiration Board on Pinterest
14. Under The Sea Birthday Party Theme
Swim with all of the creatures from the ocean blue in this sensational Under the Sea Birthday Party!
See our Under The Sea Birthday Party Theme Inspiration Board on Pinterest
15. Tutti Frutti Party Birthday Party Theme
Filled with bright colors and cute decor, this celebration is one to adore!
See our Tutti Frutti Party Birthday Party Theme Inspiration Board on Pinterest
16. Terrazzo Quarantine First Birthday Party Theme
AH-dorable first birthday party has all the pep and fun of a traditional birthday party.
See our Terrazzo Quarantine First Birthday Party Theme Inspiration Board on Pinterest
17. Make Your Own Pizza Birthday Party Theme
Host a Make Your Own Pizza Party for the kids with fun pizza themed decorations!
See our Make Your Own Pizza Birthday Party Theme Inspiration Board on Pinterest
18. Colorful Art Birthday Party Theme
This Colorful Art Party will brighten any child’s birthday!
See our Colorful Art Birthday Party Theme Inspiration Board on Pinterest
19. Quarantine Cactus Backyard Birthday Party Theme
From gorgeous tablescapes to the a beautiful southwestern decor vibe.
See our Quarantine Cactus Backyard Birthday Party Theme Inspiration Board on Pinterest
20. Pretty Pastel Carnival Birthday Party Theme
This incredible party is the perfect girl party theme!
See our Pretty Pastel Carnival Birthday Party Theme Inspiration Board on Pinterest
21. First Launch Space Birthday Party Theme
This amazing first birthday party will blast you off into outer space!!!
See our First Launch Space Birthday Party Theme Inspiration Board on Pinterest
22. Unicorn Birthday Party Theme
Unicorns are beautiful, magical and mysterious. How could their be a better theme for a darling unicorn party.
See our Unicorn Birthday Party Theme Inspiration Board on Pinterest
23. Ballerina Birthday Party Theme
It’s a party theme that any girly-girl would just love!
See our Ballerina Birthday Party Theme Inspiration Board on Pinterest
24. Bee Birthday Party Theme
See our Bee Birthday Party Theme Inspiration Board on Pinterest
25. Panda Birthday Party Theme
You really can't go wrong when you add a cute little panda face on anything!
See our Panda Birthday Party Theme Inspiration Board on Pinterest
The Best Baby Shower Party Themes
September 30, 2020
Top 20+ Baby Shower Party Themes for 2021
Are you planning the perfect baby shower? The first step is picking a theme for the special event. Find loads of ideas and inspiration by browsing through these baby shower themes.
1. Elegant Elephant Baby Shower Theme
Elephants are known to bring good luck and cheer. The welcoming of a baby is a time of joy and a wonderful reason to celebrate. If you’ve been thinking about hosting an elephant baby shower, there are many ways to incorporate this sweet and gentle animal.
See our Elegant Elephant Baby Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
2. Sweet Succulents Baby Shower Theme
Planning a baby shower? You may be looking for ways to spruce up your celebration with creative details that’ll give the gathering a special touch.
See our Sweet Succulent Baby Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
3. Modern Woodsy Baby Shower Theme
This Modern Woodsy Themed Baby Shower was a stunner of a celebration, with the perfect decor for a gender neutral celebration.
See our Modern Woodsy Baby Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
4. Tropical Baby Shower Theme
See our Tropical Baby Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
5. Up In The Clouds Baby Shower Theme
Dreams are sure to be inspired with this “Up in the Clouds” Baby Shower. Filled with sweetness and a whole lot of fluff, this celebration is packed with details to love!
See our Up In The Clouds Baby Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
6. Summer Lemon Baby Shower Theme
Showcasing florals and decor that are positively stunning, this celebration is full of darling details to celebrate!
See our Summer Lemon Baby Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
7. Elegant Swan Baby Shower Theme
Flying with details soft and sweet, this adorable celebration is a floral, fluttering, retreat!
See our Elegant Swan Baby Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
8. Woodland Animal Baby Shower Theme
Cute forest animals take center stage at this Rustic Woodland Animal Baby Shower.
See our Woodland Animal Baby Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
9. Pretty Pastel Baby Shower Theme
See our Pretty Pastel Baby Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
10. Peter Rabbit Spring Baby Shower Theme
See our Peter Rabbit Spring Baby Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
11. Bohemian Chic Baby Shower Theme
Boasting details that shine and shimmer this beautiful event truly delivers!
See our Bohemian Chic Baby Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
12. Floral High Tea Baby Shower Theme
From the gorgeous tea table settings to the dried blooms and more, this party is full of ideas to cry for!
See our Floral High Tea Baby Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
13. Unicorn & Rainbows Baby Shower Theme
A magical baby shower starts with inspiration centered on rainbow colors, shimmering glitter, and unicorns. Celebrate a baby on the way with a party that is as perfect as a fairy tale and as pretty as a daydream.
See our Unicorn & Rainbows Baby Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
14. Llama Baby Shower Theme
We can all agree that llamas are absolutely adorable. And when it comes to cute animals, they are much more unique and quirky. Llamas also make for a great gender-neutral baby shower theme, a major bonus if you're keeping the gender a surprise.
See our Llama Baby Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
15. Wild Child Baby Shower Theme
See our Wild Child Baby Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
16. Ahoy Its A Boy Baby Shower Theme
If you are planning a nautical baby shower for a mom who loves the sea, then you might want to have everything from the invitations to the return gifts based on this theme.
See our Ahoy Its A Boy Baby Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
17. Royal Princess Baby Shower Theme
Styled with a fabulous hot pink and gold color palette and accented with ornate dessert pedestals and sweets, this little celebration is full of royal party inspiration
See our Royal Princess Baby Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
18. Little Prince Baby Shower Theme
See our Little Prince Baby Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
19. Little Man Baby Shower Theme
See our Little Man Baby Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
20. Paw Patrol Baby Shower Theme
This cartoon is very popular now among little kids, specially small boys! Such a nice theme with a mix of doggies, primary colours and paws!
See our Paw Patrol Baby Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
21. Ice Cream Baby Shower Theme
From the adorable ice cream cone cookies to the light white florals, this event with its darling ideas & elements is sure to captivate you with its adorable sweetness!
See our Ice Cream Baby Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
22. Jungle Safari Baby Shower Theme
Filled with sweet animals and a fun jungle vibe, this celebration is full of details perfect for any wild event!
See our Jungle Safari Baby Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
23. Black & Gold Baby Shower Theme
See our Black & Gold Baby Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
24. Ahoy! It's A Girl Baby Shower Theme
See our Ahoy! It's A Girl Baby Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
25. Pretty In Pink Baby Shower Theme
Baby girl is on the way! And what better way to celebrate than with a pretty in pink baby shower!
See our Pretty In Pink Baby Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
The Best Bridal Shower Party Themes!
September 06, 2020
Top 20+ Bridal Shower Party Themes for 2021
Are you planning the perfect bridal shower? The first step is picking a theme for the special event. Find loads of ideas and inspiration by browsing through these bridal shower themes.
1. Southwest Bridal Shower Theme
This intimate Southwest Inspired Bridal Shower is the ultimate in fresh style and picturesque beauty.
See our Southwest Bridal Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
2. Aloha Tropical Bridal Shower Theme
A simple crisp white tablecloth, large green palm leaves, splashes of tropical flowers and gold pineapples throughout add up to the perfect feminine tropical bridal shower decor.
See our Aloha Tropical Bridal Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
3. Romantic Garden Bridal Shower Theme
A private garden dressed in pretty pastels and fresh greens perfectly suits an afternoon bridal shower.
See our Garden Party Bridal Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
4. Bohemian Chic Bridal Shower Theme
See our Bohemian Chic Bridal Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
5. Chic Tea Party Bridal Shower Theme
A fun Chic Tea Party Bridal Shower is the perfect way to celebrate an upcoming wedding!
See our Chic Tea Party Bridal Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
6. Pastel and Floral Bridal Shower Theme
See our Pastel and Floral Bridal Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
7. Black & White Glam Bridal Shower Theme
If it’s modern and glamorous inspiration you’re craving, this styled bridal shower is for you.
See our Black & White Glam Bridal Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
8. Bubbles & Besties Bridal Shower Theme
Throw your bestie a bridal shower that will WOW her with this gorgeous bridal brunch for babes only. The goal: create a fun atmosphere to celebrate the Miss to Mrs, and do it all in total style.
See our Bubbly & Besties Bridal Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
9. Magical Harry Potter Bridal Shower Theme
When the bride loves all things Harry Potter, a Magical Harry Potter Bridal Shower is a must!
See our Magical Harry Potter Bridal Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
10. Vintage Glamour Bridal Shower Theme
For the not-so-typical bride who wants a shower full of fun and added flair, this vintage bridal shower, inspired specifically by the 1970s is just the thing.
See our Vintage Glamour Bridal Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
11. Something Blue Bridal Shower Theme
With a garden party type feel, and hints of blue, this design concept came together as a modern and elegant event for the bride to be.
See our Something Blue Bridal Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
12. Pearls of Wisdom Bridal Shower Theme
Looking for a a charming and sophisticated bridal shower idea? Look no further because this lovely Pearls of Wisdom Bridal Shower has it all!
See our Pearls of Wisdom Bridal Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
13. Lemon Party Bridal Shower Theme
Lemons are the craze right now and they make for some awesome party themes; a bridal shower, baby shower, even a birthday party!
See our Lemon Party Bridal Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
14. Summer Fiesta Bridal Shower Theme
The Mexican inspired colors and decor, coupled with margaritas, sangria and delicious food are the perfect way to celebrate the bride and her upcoming big day!
See our Summer Fiesta Bridal Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
15. Blush and Gold Bridal Shower Theme
See our Blush and Gold Bridal Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
16. She's Been Scooped Up Bridal Shower Theme
This “She's Been Scooped Up” bridal shower was the perfect theme for the sweetest bride.
See our She's Been Scooped Up Bridal Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
17. Parisian Bridal Shower Theme
See our Parisian Bridal Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
18. Whimsical Garden Bridal Shower Theme
See our Whimsical Garden Bridal Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
19. Chanel Parisian Bridal Shower Theme
See just what a Chanel Parisian bridal shower looks like and to find some truly unique bridal shower games and decors.
See our Chanel Parisian Bridal Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
20. Adventure Awaits Bridal Shower Theme
See our Adventure Awaits Bridal Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
21. Black and White Vogue Lingerie Bridal Shower Theme
Replete with black and white elements, along with touches of greenery and pink accents, this bridal ‘lingerie’ shower is SERIOUSLY eye-catching.
See our Black and White Vogue Lingerie Bridal Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
22. Mint To Be Bridal Shower Theme
A Mint to Be bridal shower is a light fresh theme perfect for spring or summer. It is a nice theme because it also has a cute pun with it. A mint to be bridal shower is focused on the color of mint green.
See our Mint To Be Bridal Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
23. Rustic Chic Bridal Shower Theme
See our Rustic Chic Bridal Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
24. Friends Series Bridal Shower Theme
See our Friends Series Bridal Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
25. Tiffany & Co. Bridal Shower Theme
See our Tiffany & Co. Bridal Shower Inspiration Board on Pinterest
6 Tips + Ideas to Host an Elegant Virtual Dinner Party
August 12, 2020
Zoom calls and virtual hangouts are officially the meme of 2020. Normally this is the place for people who forget to mute themselves, school kids and lectures, friendly hangouts, work meetings, and an older generation venturing into the virtual world for the first time.
And when you think of elegance and class, let’s just say a 40-minute low-bandwidth video conference is NOT the first thing that comes to mind.
So how are you to host a fancy, formal dinner party, an affair to remember, remotely? Things are pivoting for a while, and you’ve accepted that. But do you have to sacrifice high-class and luxury during these times?
This post is for the people who are ready to go all out to host and entertain.
You won’t get as much out of it if you’re just looking to have a casual meal with friends. That said, you can still draw ideas from these suggestions.So without further ado, here are some tips and ideas to host a sophisticated virtual dinner party!
Upgrade Your Technology
Chances are, if you’re reading a post like this, you’ve been a hostess on more than one occasion. Virtual events are going to be a regular thing moving forward, so it might be worth the investment to upgrade the technology you’re using to host.
Now, you don’t have to go all out, but if you plan on entertaining virtually often, consider upgrading at least your webcam and microphone. As the hostess, the attention is on you. Poor sound and video quality can distract your guests from fully enjoying your dinner party. In addition, think about getting a premium plan from your video conferencing platform to allow more attendees and longer meeting durations.
Put Together Custom Guest Packages
It’s time to take the glamour up a notch. Make your invitees feel specially chosen by sending out custom guest packages.
You can spruce these up as much as little as you like, depending on the level of luxury you’re going for.
The first thing you’ll need is invitations. Elegant, paper invitations are a nice touch, and having a tangible memento from your party is extra special in our digitally-dominant culture. Check out these printable invitations from our Plum Polka Dot shop, and pair them with a handwritten note for your guests! You can send these invitations with your packages if you’d like, but you can also send them ahead of time if you’re not sure about attendance.
Include dates, times, and what your guests can expect. What’s the dress code? What is planned for the evening? What needs to be prepared beforehand for things to run smoothly?
This might seem excessive compared to a typical Zoom meeting. But remember, you are hosting a special occasion first and foremost! Create the same expectations and atmosphere as an in-person event instead of a casual call.
Since a hostess normally provides everything for the guests, these packages help to continue that tradition for a virtual dinner party. You can purchase sets of dinnerware, utensils, wine glasses, and then separate them into individual packages for each guest. You can go with some disposable sets for one time use, or you can turn these into gifts for each guest by buying real tableware sets. Plus, your guests will be prepared for the next time you host.
Also, try delivering fresh flowers or candles as centerpieces. Remember, your guests can’t enjoy the setup and tablescape you would usually create for them, so include everything they need to arrange one themselves.
Finally, light snack boxes can be included in the package as well, serving as appetizers before the full meal.
Play Some Music
Live background music is a classic way to enhance the ambiance. But for a virtual occasion, you’ll have to make some adjustments. Instead, curate an instrumental playlist beforehand using Spotify, Apple Music, or Pandora.
But what genre should you play? There’s jazz, classical music, blues - how will you choose? Don’t worry. If you’re having trouble selecting the perfect music for your dinner party, you can’t go wrong searching for venue-based playlists on Spotify or Youtube. Try typing in “dinner party,” “wine-tasting,” or “cocktail party,” and don’t be afraid to add in more specific keywords. With such a wide variety out there, you’ll still have tons of options even when you niche down. For example, there’s a cocktail and dinner party playlist on Youtube using 40s instrumental jazz music!
Tip: To prevent audio feedback, stream music from the same device you're hosting from. Then configure your Zoom settings to allow microphone input and music at the same time. (You can learn more about playing music on a Zoom call here.) Viola! Your guests can enjoy lovely music throughout the evening!
Attend a Live Cooking Class
Get all your attendees involved by booking a live virtual cooking class! Learn to prepare a delicious high-end dish together. Private chefs are using this time to take advantage of the digital space, so look for online sessions. Visit restaurant/catering websites or platforms like Airbnb Online Experiences to find opportunities.
Next, plan any necessary arrangements for everyone to get the required ingredients. If grocery stores have limited availability in your area, order from specialty markets online. Remember to factor in time for shipping and delivery if you go this route.
Use Books as a Conversation Starter
Select a book for everyone to read beforehand, then use it as a conversation starter during dinner. A lively discussion can kill any awkward silence and spark conversations about other topics. Unlike a formal book club, you don’t have to keep talking about the book the whole time. This suggestion is to get your guests socializing and make everyone feel included.
Have a Virtual Wine-Tasting
Yes, it’s totally possible to enjoy wine tasting with friends and loved ones over Zoom! Like private chefs, wineries and vineyards are pivoting to offer virtual wine-tasting sessions. They will deliver special wines directly to your door, and many have multiple-location shipping options for each of your guests’ homes.
For the highest elegance, send your invitees this little luxury: wine charms. While there’s no risk of mixing up drinks, our Swarovski crystal wine charms make beautiful keepsakes and are a nice physical touchpoint to add to the digital event. Sending them out after is such a classy way to say “thank you for attending!” You can find Plum Polka Dot’s selection of wine charms here by visiting our shop.
Don’t forget to include these printable thank-you cards as a well-mannered gesture!
See, you can totally pull this off!
Virtual gatherings might be our new normal, but it doesn’t mean your dinner party can’t feel special. And with these tips, you’ll host an unforgettable evening!
Black Owned Businesses We Love: Celebrations Edition
June 29, 2020
Here at Plum Polka Dot, we thought it was time to highlight the amazing black-owned businesses we love: celebrations edition. Below you’ll find a list of party suppliers, event planners and stylists, floral designers, photographers, bakeries + sweets shops, and wedding and bridal fashion businesses.
Of course, this is by no means an all-inclusive list. There are tons of fantastic black-owned businesses in this space that are not mentioned here.
That’s why we encourage you to use the list simply as a starting point, and research more of these businesses on your own!
Black-Owned Businesses We Love: Celebrations Edition
Party Supplies & Must-Haves:
Cute Boxes and Bags - United States, Ecommerce
Cute Boxes and Bags creates a variety of specialty gift & jewelry packaging supplies.
Brown Girls Club - United States, Ecommerce
Started by published children’s author Crystal Swain-Bates, Brown Girls Club is a community that celebrates young brown girls and boys. Check out her site to order her adorable kids’ party sets or collection of children’s books!
Insta Magic Photo Booth - Georgia
Insta Magic offers their Magic Mirror Photo Booth - a full-length, touchscreen, and interactive mirror featuring hidden technology & custom animation - for your next event. Includes hand-selected props & customized photo prints.
Black Girls Sunscreen - United States, Ecommerce
Specially-formulated sunscreen made by women of color for people of color!
Papered Wonders - Ecommerce
Papered Wonders brings passion to professional and personal stationery by transforming your papered dreams into papered realities.
Oda Creative - Houston, TX
Oda Creative is a creative design studio that specializes in creating innovative designs that help brands, brides and creatives everywhere stand out. Shop their pre-designed luxury invitations and stationery.
Lepenn Designs - Ecommerce, Worldwide
Based in Metro Detroit, Lepenn Designs loves telling your story through paper. They offer custom, luxury invitations, and stationery as well as event branding for weddings, celebrations, cultural events, and corporate events.
Azetta Design Studio - Online and Ecommerce
Azetta Design Studio is a boutique stationery design studio specializing in custom designs to support your wedding planning experience and enhance your wedding day. Their added mission is to celebrate black brides and fellow women of color!
Paper Bag Prints Studio - Ecommerce, Canada
Paper Bag Prints Studio specializes in quality paper goods & stationery from invites and cake toppers to party decor.
See You There Handcrafted Invitations - Canada + Worldwide
See You There offers award-winning designs of couture invitations for weddings, corporate events, galas, baby, and birthdays. Based in Windsor, Canada but available worldwide.
Party Dash - Ecommerce
Party Dash sells party decor and products conveniently curated into party boxes in their online store.
Event Planners & Stylists:
Cocktails & Details - Jekyll Island, Sea Island, Saint Simmons, Mexico
This team of wedding planners curates unforgettable Southern, metropolitan-style weddings and events for an exquisite experience. Weddings are held in Jekyll Island, Sea Island, Saint Simmons, and Mexico.
Tinsel Experiential Design - Brooklyn, NY
A high-tier creative team specializing in experiential design, brand strategy, and digital marketing. Tinsel Experiential Design serves clientele in the lifestyle industries of the arts, travel, fashion, beauty, and tech.
Leigh Event Group - Toronto + Worldwide
Leigh Event Group offers planning, design, and management of luxury events in Toronto + Worldwide.
Chic by Nicole - Canada
Chic by Nicole is where weddings meet style with her luxury wedding coordination + styling services in Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto.
Luxe Soirée is a full decor and design company offering services for your wedding, special event, or corporate event.
Grace Arhin Events - Toronto, Canada
Grace Arhin is a Toronto wedding + event Planner who coordinates highly customized events for luxe & detail-obsessed clientele.
M.A. Signature Event Design - Montreal + Canada
M.A Signature Event Design offers high-end event decor from a small wedding expert obsessed with intimate affairs and non-traditional venues.
Glitz Glam Events Co. - Canada
Run by a WPIC-certified mompreneur, Glitz Glam Events Co. is ready to give you a dazzling experience in wedding planning and consulting.
Beth Jacobs Weddings & Events - Canada
Beth Jacobs Wedding & Events elevates events from simple to simply beautiful with their event planning + design services.
Daeja Dream Weddings event planning turns decor dreams into possibilities!
mmm decors - Toronto + Beyond
mmm decors is a design and event management company dedicated to making every event memorable and magical.
Bliss Rentals & Events - Toronto
Bliss Rentals & Events Inc. are curators of luxury collections for your celebrations.
Candys By Sisters - Ontario, Toronto
Candys By Sisters offers candy & dessert buffets/tables as well as wedding + event planning services.
House of Silny Events - Toronto
Event decor and luxury rentals.
Sheer Elegance Weddings - Ontario, Canda
Sheer Elegance Weddings offers high-quality, personalized wedding decor services in Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Toronto, and the greater GTA.
Sugargirlee & Co. - Toronto, Ecommerce
Sugargirlee & Co. is a modern balloon + party brand offering event styling services and an e-commerce decor shop.
Blush Decor Halifax - Halifax, Canada
Blush Decor provides balloon + event decor services for all events and celebrations - including weddings, proposals, baby showers, parties, grand openings, milestones, and much more.
Black Swan offers event planning and management for corporate events, social, conferences, tradeshows, and more.
Thomas Event Innovations - Montgomery, Alabama
Thomas Event Innovations offers event planning packages for weddings, private parties, and corporate events.
Elevation Events and Design - Southern United States
Elevation Events and Design provides personable, perfected wedding planning for brides in Atlanta, GA, Florida, the Carolinas, and Tennessee.
Bespoke Socials - Iowa, United States
Bespoke Socials offers event planning and design for weddings, private parties, micro-weddings, and elopements.
Velvet Oasis Events - Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area
Velvet Oasis Events specializes in wedding and event management designed with your vision in mind.
Guerdy Abraira - Florida + Worldwide, Ecommerce
Event stylist + party planner based in Miami, Florida.
Joy Proctor Design - Portland, Oregon
Joy Proctor offers world-renowned photo styling, floral + event design, and editorials for couples with impeccable taste.
OneTouch Events LLC - Atlanta, GA
An Atlanta-based event planner, strategist, and coach for corporate events, retreats, socials, and weddings.
ILE Events - Summit, NJ
ILE Events makes wedding planning fun. Their team is inspired by life and moments - pulling from the best memories of your childhood.
Roxanne Bellamy - United States + Beyond
RB & Co. is a full-service, event design & planning firm specializing in producing refined events for clients who value quality experiences.
Precious Celebrations - South Africa
Book Precious Celebrations to start planning & designing your dream wedding, bespoke celebration & brand experience.
Fallon Carter Events - NYC + LA
NYC + LA Destination Event Planner.
Andrew Roby Events - Washington, D.C.
A Washington, D.C. event planner specialized in corporate events, weddings, and social events.
Michelle Norwood Events - New Orleans, LA
Signature, full-service event design, management, and production based in New Orleans.
Party Life Productions - Orlando, FL
Party Life Productions provides professional design and coordination services for weddings and celebrations of all kinds!
Chic By Nicole - Montreal, Quebec
From intimate and large scale weddings to chic events, the team at Chic by Nicole is committed to working with clients to bring their visions to life and ensure events run flawlessly.
Favored by Yodit Events & Design - Washington D.C. + Worldwide
Favored by Yodit Events & Design is a premier special event planning company specializing in luxury weddings, stylish events, and corporate functions.
Denise Lillie Engagements - Bay Area | Napa | Sonoma
Denise Lillie Engagements is an Event Planning and Design Company based in Northern California serving the Bay Area, San Francisco, Napa, Sonoma, Carmel, Tahoe, and Beyond.
They specialize in the flawless execution of Destination, Fusion, and Cultural Weddings.
ellyB Events - Atlanta, GA | NYC
ellyB Events is a party planning firm that specializes in personalized design details.
LilyVevents - Paoli, PA
LilyVevents is a full-service planning, design, and decor atelier for custom event executions.
This Love Weddings - Minneapolis + St. Paul, MN
This Love Weddings is a custom, full-service wedding planning and design boutique based in the Twin Cities. They work with detailed, timeless couples looking to host family and friends at one of the Cities’ premier venues.
By BrianGreen - Atlanta, GA
By BrianGreen is an award-winning event planner specialized in offering custom wedding planning and event planning services in the Atlanta area and beyond.
Lemiga Events - Atlanta, GA
Lemiga Events goes beyond what’s expected to give you and your guests a truly memorable experience. Based in Atlanta, they plan and design unique events for social gatherings, brand activations, and weddings.
Waning Moon Weddings - New Orleans, LA
Waning Moon Weddings by LaToya provides officiant and event services that range from traditional to eclectic.
Elana Walker Events - Raleigh, NC
Elana Walker is a certified wedding planner who blends an upscale experience with breathtaking designs while building a relationship founded on the trust of her expertise.
c.c.monroedesign - LA
More event planners + stylists to check out…
Touch of Jewel Events & Designs
Michelle Harrison Signature Events
OFFERINGS - California + Worldwide
OFFERINGS is founded by Schentell and creates innovative floral designs, bouquets, and arrangements for both California and global events.
Preston Bailey is an event designer and floral artist for weddings, art installations and celebrations.
Jamilah Florals - Mississauga & Ontario, Canda
Jamila Florals is a wedding flower rental studio with luxurious looking flowers and decor at unbelievable rental prices.
Blooming Flower Bar - Toronto, Ontario
Blooming Flower Bar is Cabbagetown's neighborhood flower shop with a wide assortment of fresh-cut flowers sold by the stem. Flowers are picked from the DIY flower bar or put together in a wondrous custom bouquet.
BLUUMBLVD Florals and Events - London + Ontario area
BLUUMBLVD designs organically-styled wedding flowers and wedding decor for couples in London, Ontario, and beyond.
Arambada Photography - Toronto
Arambada Durodola is a Toronto-based storytelling photographer specialized in destination weddings.
Samantha Clarke - Atlanta | Toronto
Samantha Clarke is a lawyer turned wedding photographer specialized in capturing candid moments for your events and destination weddings.
Jeanterry Studios - Montreal
Jeanterry Studios - Wedding is a photography studio specialized in destination weddings and engagement photos in the Montreal, Canada area.
Manoucheka Lacherie - Canada
Manoucheka Lacherie is French-speaking family, couple, and lifestyle photographer based in Canada.
Amy Anaiz - New York City
Amy Anaiz is a NYC-based intimate editorial wedding and portrait photographer.
Chi-Chi Ari - New York
Chi-Chi Ari is a New York-based wedding photographer who uses a photojournalistic style to capture delicate details, special moments, and heartfelt emotions of each wedding.
Anée Atelier - New York City
A New York City photography boutique capturing bold love and beautiful celebrations worldwide.
Elizabeth Austin - Atlanta, GA
Elegant, timeless, and romantic images created for couples in love by award-winning photographer Elizabeth Austin.
Justin Douglas - Scottsdale, AZ
Fine art wedding photographer based in Scottsdale, AZ and traveling the world to capture light, love, and beauty.
Allie and John Photography - Colorado
A.J. Photography believes in capturing moments unseen by the masses but will curate vogue like images to enhance their client gallery even more.
Amarachi Ikeji Photography - NYC | Philadelphia | Europe
Romantic, elegant, and stylish fine art wedding photography for clients in NYC, Philadelphia, and Europe.
Matoli Keely - San Diego, CA
Matoli is an award-winning photographer who specializes in fine art wedding photography and editorial portraiture.
Pharris Photos - Dallas + Houston, TX
Pharris Photos features Josh & Kariss, a husband and wife wedding and corporate photography team who capture special moments all around the country and across the world.
Bedge Pictures - Nigeria
Bedge shows the magic of weddings. With a photojournalistic style, he captures regular people in an authentic, natural, and creative manner.
Reem Photography - Florida
Apart from providing wedding photography in their local area of South Florida, Reem Photography also loves to capture destination weddings.
LaJoy Photography - Worldwide
LaJoy is a mom, entrepreneur, and wedding and portrait photographer that has worked with Netflix, FYI, and many other reality TV shows.
Samantha Clarke - Atlanta, GA | Toronto, Canada
A passionate wedding photography team based in Atlanta, GA, and Toronto, Canada. They specialize in capturing candid moments for your events and destination weddings.
Sacia Matthews - Charleston, SC + Worldwide
Sacia Matthews is a destination wedding and boudoir photographer + educator based in Charleston, SC.
Angela Lauren Company - Houston, TX
Houston-based Angela Lauren Company offers wedding photos + films - including destination events.
Stanlo - South Florida | Bahamas
Stanlo is a Bahamas Destination Wedding Photographer based in South Florida.
Iris Mannings - Washington, D.C. | New Orleans + Baton Rouge, LA
Iris is a wedding and lifestyle photographer for the vibrant, joyful, and modern romantic couples.
Rhea Whitney - Washington, D.C. | Houston, TX
Rhea is a wedding & portrait photographer for the chic and modern couple & creative and also a photography educator for aspiring photographers and creatives.
Erika is an organic-style photographer who believes in remembering all the moments, all the smiles, and the cries, all the emotions that children give us, unhindered by outside pressure.
Terri Baskin - Washington, D.C.
Terri is a wedding photographer whose work is best defined as a delicate blend between sophisticated style and joyful romance.
Teshorn Jackson Photography - Dallas, TX
Teshor Jackson makes authentic, timeless, and creative images as a traveling Dallas wedding photographer.
Ubara Weddings - Philadelphia, PA
Tiana is a perfectionist photographer helping perfectionist brides plan, produce & execute their dream wedding.
Keith Cephus - Virginia Beach
Keith Cephus has been in the industry for 25 years, and has been recognized as one of the most sought after wedding photographers on the east coast. He specializes in fine art portraiture, engagement sessions, weddings, editorial assignments, and documentary photography.
Social Shots Photography - Atlanta, GA
Social Shots Photography is a Multicultural wedding, boutique photography studio based out of Atlanta, GA.
YNOT iMages - Birmingham, AL
YNOY iMages is a photography + film studio for weddings, engagement, and maternity.
Sam Jasper Photography - Worldwide
Sam Jasper is a Destination Wedding & Portrait Photographer specializing in turning dreams into reality.
Hey Tay Photo - Kansas City, MO
Hey Tay is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Kansas City, Missouri. Tayanna specializes in fun, unposed, and personality-filled wedding and portrait photography.
Avonné Photography - Philadelphia, PA
Avonne is a Philadelphia Wedding Photographer specialized in adventurous imagery for the effortless lovers around the world.
Lavishly Lux Studio - Dallas, TX
Lavishly Lux Studio provides Dallas wedding photography specializes in capturing unique love stories elegantly while capturing beautiful candid and spontaneous moments.
Even more photographers to check out...
Bakers & Party Sweets:
Mimi's Mocha Treats - Washington D.C., Maryland, Northern Virginia
Mimi’s Mocha Treats turns their clients’ cake design wishes into one-of-a-kind confectionery creations. Their focus is on both flavor and design, and they firmly believe that in great wedding cakes, “one cannot exist without the other!”
Cake Mama’s Dessert Bar: - Mobile, Alabama
Have the best of both worlds at Cake Mama's Dessert Bar “Where you can have your cake and eat it too.”
Sugar Jam Bake Shop and Bistro - Scottsdale, Arizona
Visit this shop for chocolate chip cookies, jammin’ cookie sandwiches, and pies!
Pie Tisserie - California + United States
Delicious pies are available for delivery or purchase from local grocery shops and specialty stores.
The Butter Creamery - South Florida
Serving specialty wedding cakes in the South Florida area.
Kupcakerie: - East Point, Georgia
Kupcakerie is the premier place to get cupcakes for any occasion. Make weddings, birthdays, baby showers, and other events special with their moist and delicious treats.
Abundance Bakery - Chicago, Illinois
Your favorite hand-crafted sweets, made fresh every morning.
Angel Cakes - Merrillville, Indiana
Custom cakes and cupcakes with specialty cake art.
Elisa’s Cake By the Pound - New Orleans, Louisiana
This bakery offers a variety of custom cakes and pastries.
Cupcake Junkie - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
A cupcake shop ready to feed your addiction with sweet and savory temptations.
SweetArt Bake Shop - St. Louis, Missouri
SweetArt is a family-owned bakeshop, cafe, and art studio located in the city of St. Louis.
Pink Cupcakes - West Orange, NJ
Pink CupCakes offers customized and specialized cakes, cupcakes, and other baked goods for all occasions.
Cake Boi Shop - Brooklyn, NY
Custom-designed cakes for birthdays and celebrations.
The Sweetest Thing - Charlotte, NC
The Sweetest Thing Bake Shop is a local, scratch-made bakery and mobile-catering service that is family-owned and nestled in the heart of Charlotte, NC.
Cakery Square - Homestead, PA
Cakery Square specializes in cakes, specialty tortes, and other baked goods; such as donuts, cookies, and cupcakes, as well as specialty loose leaf tea.
The Cupcake Collection - Nashville, TN | New Orleans, LA
The Cupcake Collection is the destination for delicious cupcakes for locals and tourists from all over the world. You can find their joyful bakeries nestled in historic neighborhoods in Nashville, TN and New Orleans, LA.
Cake Bar - Dallas, TX
Cake Bar is a bakery and retail shop where you can enjoy a large selection of traditional, southern-style, made-from-scratch cake and confections on the spot or take them to go.
Curtis and Cake - Fort Atkinson, WI
Curtis and Cake makes bespoke wedding and celebration cakes that are as delicious as they are beautiful.
GetPlated Catering - D.C., MD, and VA
GetPlated is a full-service boutique catering company serving Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland. They offer bold flavors, personalized service, and an authentic passion for helping people create bespoke memories.
Cakes by La’Meeka - Forest Park, GA
La’ Meeka offers custom cake designs and edible masterpieces for every occasion. Beautiful cakes are available in every style, from traditional to the latest trends.
AfroCoco Cakes - Toronto
Custom cakes, baking & cake decorating classes, premium cake loaves.
Cakes By Mavis - Greater Toronto Area
A boutique cake bake shop serving The Greater Toronto Area.
Baked Envy - Delta, BC
Hand-crafted sweets and elegant buttercream cakes made in Delta, BC.
Yvonne's Delightful Cakes - Calgary, Alberta
Yvonne designs custom cakes that are baked using only fresh ingredients and made to the highest quality.
The Cake & The Giraffe - Vancouver, BC
A bakeshop run by cake maker and designer Dalana Flemming.
Fruitilicious Cakes - Mississauga, ON
Fruitilicious Creations & Cakes is known for designing luxury custom desserts, dessert/candy table styling, and personalized confectionery favors for all events.
Pretty Things Inside Collection - Mississauga, ON
All Things Pretty is the one-stop shop for custom buttercream cakes and sweet treats.
Peta Cakes - Scarborough, Toronto
Custom cakes, cookies, and cupcakes.
A cake artist and designer, known for her celebration of pastry & art in the form of couture cakes & intricate sugar flowers.
Bridal & Wedding Fashion:
Soliloquy Bridal Couture - Maryland | Virginia | D.C.
Soliloquy Bridal Couture firmly believes you don’t have to conform to anyone’s idea of beauty but your own. The team at Soliloquy empowers brides to find a dress that truly speaks to them—without rush, without pressure, and without feeling obligated to purchase.
Mark Ingram Atelier - New York, NY
The premier bridal salon for upscale, sophisticated brides from around the world. The Atelier caters to a select clientele including celebrities from the stage and screen as well as the who’s who of New York society and the fashion industry.
Pantora Bridal - Brooklyn, NY
Pantora bridal provides amazing fashion-forward bridal options and strives to pair them with a feel-good experience.
Amsale - New York City
The Amsale Group is one of the world’s leading luxury bridal houses and often regarded as the inventor of the modern wedding dress.
Jean-Ralph Thurin - Somerville, NJ
A luxury bridal design house serving brides looking for the ultimate experience: seeing their perfect, dream wedding dress come to life right before their eyes.
Esé Azénabor - Dallas, TX
Bridal gowns and evening wear inspired by the arts and world cultures.
Brides by NoNA - Atlanta, GA
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Brides by NoNA is a luxury brand of bespoke bridal and formal wear serving clients in the United States and Internationally.
Andrea Iyamah - ON, Canada | Lagos, Nigeria | Worldwide
Andrea Iyamah Bride specializes in creating elegant, timeless gowns inspired by a perfect blend of minimalism, architecture, and nature.
Violette Tannenbaum - Paris, France
Cool clothing and accessories designed and made in Paris.
CUSHNIE - United States
CUSHNIE is a luxury women’s ready-to-wear and bridal brand designed by Carly Cushnie.
Odylyne The Ceremony is a line of exquisite gowns for brides designed by Stephanie White. With an ethereal and free-spirited approach to bridal, each of the dresses embody the deep emotion, sensibility, and beauty of life and art.
Luxe Collection Bridal - Toronto, ON
Celebrating all skin tones and body types with luxury gowns for modern brides designed by Melissa Williams.
Joyce F. Designs - Vaughan, ON
Custom wedding + bridal fashion designer who’s passion is making you look great!
Soren Custom Inc. - Toronto, ON
A custom suiting experience + made-to-measure suits in Toronto, ON.
Chinedu Style - Scarborough, Ontario
Luxury, custom-tailored + handmade suiting from an award-winning designer and founder of C|E Clothier.
Eaden Myles - North York, Ontario
Euro-inspired men’s attire specialist.
Once again, please know that there are SO many wonderful black-owned celebration businesses we can’t cover in one post.
So, go out there and find your favorites!
Let us know which ones we should add to the list!
How To Host The Perfect Virtual Birthday Party
June 10, 2020
10 steps to Host The Perfect Virtual Birthday Party
11 Face Mask + Ear Saver Sewing Patterns (plus where to find fabric, filters, elastic, and more!)
May 07, 2020
Your Closet: Upcycle old T-shirts, sweaters, and even socks can be used for your DIY face mask.
Around the house: As long as they are thoroughly cleaned, you can also use things like cotton tea towels, pillowcases, bedsheets, etc.
Craft/Fabric Stores: While some local craft stores have been deemed essential, it may still be a good idea to follow social distancing guidelines and order supplies from these stores online.
Etsy: If you’re looking to support smaller and independent business owners during this time, you can order bundles of fabric from here.
Walmart: If you’re already out shopping for groceries and other essential goods, you can get some fabrics from your Walmart’s selection and knock out two birds with one stone.
Sewing Needle + Thread
Sewing Machine (Preferred)
Pipe Cleaners or Twist Ties
2020's Top Baby Shower Trends
April 15, 2020
The Sweetest Easter Party
March 06, 2020
Recently, Plum Polka Dot participated in the absolute sweetest Easter party photo shoot, with our fabulous friends at Paper & Parties.
We created the perfect basket stuffers and party favours for this delightful occasion, including special hair ties, scrunchies and custom wine charms! You can shop them here.
Have a look at the darling photos from the event, and let that Easter party planning inspiration begin to flow.
We hope these photos have you full of party planning ideas! Happy Easter!
How to Host The Perfect Easter Brunch, Just For Grownups
March 03, 2020
Top 10 Wedding Trends for 2020
February 03, 2020
Have you heard of edible wedding decor? Yes, it’s a thing! More couples are pursuing the eco-centric wedding decor to make it as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible. Greenery isn’t just a beautiful backdrop for the big day, it’s a statement to reduce our carbon footprint
Next Level Photography Sessions
It’s all for the ‘gram with professional photographers always looking for new ways to showcase a couple’s love for each other while also capturing their personalities and passions.
Bright & Bold Colours
There’s no escaping the pops of colour for weddings this year. Gone are the days of neutrals where simplicity was a classic. No wedding in 2020 will be complete without bright florals, big and bold wedding decor and grand features that will make it as memorable as possible for everyone.
Jaw dropping veils will make their debut as exaggerated statement pieces that will surely steal the show. From lacey to floral and everything in between, we’ll see brides taking the leap for longer veils.
In a Land Far, Far Away…
It’s All in the Details
This year is all about the details. Nothing about 2020 weddings will be overlooked. Even the smallest wedding favors will match the theme. Looking for the perfect, elegant favor for your guests? Use Plum Polka Dot’s Swarovski Crystal Stemware Charms as not only a unique way to mark your glasses, but also as a lovely keepsake to remind your loved ones about the memories they made on your special day. These charms are available in 45 different colors to accent absolutely every color palette. Each charm is made with the highest quality silver plated beads and charm hoop, then finished off with a genuine Swarovski crystal. We also offer a wide selection beautiful wedding printables to ensure that each and every signage opportunity becomes another chance at attention to detail.
Creativity to Entertain
Do you want your wedding to stand out? Start getting creative with the way your food is served, your dessert tables’ structure or the layout of your tables and chairs. This year is all about going big with the most creativity winning hearts.
Matching Couples' Jackets
You may have seen this trend start in 2019 but it is definitely going to be a trend that continues to grow. Couples are purchasing matching black leather or denim jackets embroidered with “Mr” and “Mrs” on the back. These jackets are a fun reception piece and make for fun photos
Non-Traditional Wedding Dresses
Whether the dress is draped in florals or is a sexy jumpsuit, brides are taking risks with their wedding attire choices. In 202 we may even see less pure white or off-white dresses and more reds, yellows or blues!
Jaw-Dropping Signature Pieces
From ice sculptures to floral arches, couples are becoming creative with personal pieces that give their guests something to talk (and ‘gram) about. Ideas for these pieces can include framed mirrors with the guests’ names and table numbers in beautiful calligraphy, chalkboards for guests to write sweet messages, polaroid cameras for groups of guests to capture all of the fun moments that they can cherish for a lifetime.
Give your Galentine’s celebration an elegant makeover that your gals won’t forget
January 16, 2020
Galentine’s Day may have started as a fictional holiday on the TV show Parks and Recreation, but it has since become so much more than that. Now, women across the world mark the annual occasion by spoiling their favourite girlfriends with some inspired pampering. Falling on the 13th of February, Galentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to share a little appreciation with your gal pals.
Whether you’re heading to the spa, having a night on the town, or just indulging in a nice bottle of wine and some girly movies, starting with a memorable meal is the perfect chance to really wow your girlfriends and make it an event to remember. Maybe it’s mimosas over brunch, an elegant lunch or a four-course catered dinner–whatever you choose to do–we’re certain that our Galentine’s inspired table settings will give you plenty of ideas to show your creative side.
Make your event as beautiful as your friendships!
Treat your Galentine's event as an extension of your friendship, by lovingly creating a tablescape that will leave the ladies in your life feeling inspired.
The most stunning table settings use a central colour palette and a memorable centrepiece to tie all the elements together. For our blush and floral-themed Galentine’s table, we led with classic blush tones and a touch of gold, using softer creams and whites to balance the tablescape. Fresh hints of green added by the bouquet also give everything a lovely lift.
If you do plan to use a different palette for your centrepiece, then keep a few things in mind. First, try to decide what the overall colour scheme will be. The metal used in your cutlery is an excellent place to start. Pinks, blushes and creams are natural partners to gold, whereas silver cutlery might look more elegant paired with soft lilac tones and purples.
It can also be a good idea to add variety to the bouquet. While it can be tempting to go with classic pin roses, a florist may have alternative ideas (and cheaper ones at this time of the year) for a mix of flowers that include different sizes, colours and shapes of blooms. Alternating flower types can truly bring the centrepiece to life while adding a sense of balance that can give the bouquet a much more natural feel.
Now, if you’re looking at our bouquet and wondering where to get yourself something similar, the florists behind this beauty are Basket Kase Creations 4 U. The stunning floral arrangement is a beautiful 6-foot long piece that includes a mixture of blush and white garden roses, hydrangeas, and even a few tulips poking their heads out.
When Galentine's Day is done and dusted, why not let your friends bring a few flowers home for themselves. Alternatively, you could do what Julie of Basket Kase Creation 4 U did and donate them to a care home after the event.
Give your gals a little gift...or two...or three…
Nothing says I appreciate you like a lovely gift. As you’ll be sharing this occasion with a group of friends, it might seem daunting to choose something suitable for everyone. It’s not really about getting anything super expensive, which might make your friends feel uncomfortable, but rather a thoughtful gesture which they can tuck away in their handbag and use later. We think our gorgeous hair ties fit the bill, so the next time your friend ties up her hair, she’ll be sure to think of you and smile.
If you want to get even more personal, you can pick specific ones for each gal and get their names printed on the card that comes with any of our gifts. It’s the perfect way to say “Happy Galentine’s Day”. As you can see from the pictures, each of these would make an elegant addition to our table setting. The only trouble would be in choosing the perfect one!
Add a touch of sugar for some Galentine’s indulgence
Once again, embrace that colour scheme and get a cake that will have your friends oohing and aahing. We went for the ultimate red velvet cake, iced in delicate blush and decorated with some fresh flowers (“borrowed” from the bouquet!). We can attest to the fact that it tastes just as good as it looks, and we have Que-t Sweet Treats to thank for that!
As Galentine’s is a celebration, we didn’t stop at the cake. Oh no! We simply could not resist adding in some sweet gold brushed xoxo cookies from Sugar Coma Cookie. Sweet treats speak straight to the heart and are easily decorated to match any theme, so they’re always a great way to add a personalized touch to your occasion.
A bit of charm will keep things classy
When we were little girls, we probably exchanged charms or wore necklaces that we matched up with our very best friends. So for Galentine’s we wanted to capture that magic and give a nod to the nostalgia of those youthful friendships that helped make us the women we are today, so we chose to place a Plum Polka Dot’s wine charm at every setting. The perfect nod to the past while paying homage to our present. We think it marks the occasion and reflects the constant evolution of our lives as women and friends.
Set the tone with a vintage-feel chalkboard
Last but not least, the most important thing about Galentine’s day is, of course, you and your friends. Why not use some hand-lettered signage to show the ladies in your life a little extra appreciation. We think that this adorable chalkboard is the perfect way to greet them when they arrive and wish them a Happy Galentine’s Day.
You can even customize the writing to make it unique to the women in your life. Why not include a personal joke, or give a nod to a shared experience. Another cute idea, would be to put a conversation starter on the board. Maybe ask something like What is friendship to you? Adding a personal touch like this will give you all a chance to share your mutual appreciation. Because that’s what Galentine’s Day is all about. So, whatever you do this Galentine’s Day, don’t forget to share the love with the ladies in your life
Happy Galentine’s Day, ladies!
Galentine’s party details
@handletteredlovebybev styled this Galentine’s brunch and all the details are posted on her blog. Be sure to check it out!
📷 Photography: @alexisleaphotography⠀
💖 Creative Design and Chalkboard Calligraphy: @handletteredlovebybev and @cheerandconfetti ⠀
🌸 Florist: @basketkasecreations4u⠀
💎Hand Stamped Jewelry: @mintandbirch⠀
🎂 Cake: @quetsweettreats⠀
🥂Glass Mason Jar Tumblers: @masonjarmerchant⠀
🎈Banner and Cake Toppers: @glitterpaperscissors⠀
💃Models: Bev of Hand Lettered Love and Mallorie of Little Bee Custom Creations
💄Bev’s Hair and Makeup: @radiantbeautiesbc⠀
💄Mallorie’s Hair and Makeup: @primaartistry⠀
☕Hand Lettered Starbucks Cups: @handletteredlovebybev⠀
🎊Confetti and Heart Napkins: @paperandparties⠀
🛍️Tote Bags: @onecraftykeeper⠀
🛀Blush Bath Soak: @soluxuryinc⠀
🍽️Trinket Dishes: @sparrowridgecreations⠀
💕Love & Hearts Mini Trio Planters: @aloegal604⠀
🍷Wine Charms and Hair Ties: @plumpolkadot⠀
🧶Knit Cozies: @theshtshellknit⠀
🥰Tea Towels: @littlebeecc