Cocoa Couture Easter Tablescape

Cocoa Couture Easter Table Scape

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of entertaining a group of incredible women for a Progressive Brunch. A progressive meal or “Safari Supper” is made of successive courses prepared and eaten at the residence of different hostesses. This involves consumption of one course at each location. Each of us ladies prepared a part of traditional brunch and Ubered from each of our houses to the next, after each course, enjoying the company and styling of each person’s take on a brunch tablescape!

My house was the first stop and I hosted the Mimosa and fruit course! I wanted to share my tablescape with you because I have to show you how easy it is to design a party table without spending a ton of money on theme décor. Every element of the design are DIYs I’ve blogged about previously with a few drugstore Easter isle props thrown in!

Cocoa Couture Easter Table Scape

Cocoa Couture Easter Table Scape

Disco balls are ornaments seen before here. TIP: If you have any pastel ornaments or at least a bunch of smaller Christmas ornaments all the same color you can group them together around a floral centerpiece in a tray, or pick up a bag of plastic eggs for a few dollars.

DIY Silver and black box centerpiece here. TIP: This is literally just an empty box to give height to the center of the table. You can use any cardboard box you already have and spray paint or decorate it (glue on jewels, flowers, glitter, etc.) to match your color theme and you’ll instantly have a customized centerpiece!

 Chanel bunny DIY seen before here. TIP: The centerpiece doesn’t have to be the most expensive part of the table, it just has to tie everything in.

Cocoa Couture Easter Table Scape

If you don’t have fabric napkins or a table cloth, consider borrowing some from a friend or family member. Fabric linens really elevate the whole look vs. using plastic or paper. If you’re considering purchasing a table cloth and napkins, opt for all-white or all-cream, since a neutral background color will work for almost any occasion. The ones I used were gifts from my Mum who passed them on to me when she realized she was no longer using them regularly and she knew I liked them.

Cocoa Couture Easter Table Scape

One of the easiest ways to create a cohesive layout is by grouping similar items together, such as candles, of the same color. I grabbed a few black and pink candles from around my house and placed them on the table to continue the black and pink theme.

Cocoa Couture Easter Table Scape

This is one of the oldest tricks in the book, but if you make your food / drink part of the theme, the necessary items on the table can instantly lend to the decor palette. For example, I made white chocolate fondue colored light pink with a few drops of red food coloring, blueberries and strawberries on skewers (for easy dipping!) and chose ginger ale, champagne and gin bottles with pink and black labels and packaging.

Cocoa Couture Easter Table Scape

Lastly, I grabbed a few Easter Lindt chocolates that lend to the Easter aspect (mini carrots and bunnies are so cute, and can double as party favors!) as well as a bunch of pink roses and greenery, because nothing says, “Spring” like fresh flora!

Cocoa Couture Easter Table Scape

The tiny ceramic bunnies I purchased several years ago while living in Germany at their version of the Dollar Store, but I’m sure they have similar ones in the States.

Cocoa Couture Easter Table Scape

Cocoa Couture Easter Table Scape

What are your thoughts? Have you ever hosted or been to a themed progressive meal?

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Cocoa Couture Inspired DIY Easter Crafts

Cocoa Couture Inspired DIY Easter Crafts

How does someone who doesn’t like colors other than black and white celebrate a hue saturated holiday like Easter? They DIY everything in black and white of course!

Being Catholic I love Easter; Couple that with my love of spray paint and you get my version of Easter gifts and décor! I took a plain bunny ears headband ($2) and a plastic bunny container ($2) from Walgreens and gave them a little makeover. Scroll down for instructional photos and a video tutorial 👯

Cocoa Couture Inspired DIY Easter Crafts

The black and white Chanel bow on the bunny you may recognize from a previous DIY on this blog. It’s the remnants of the packaging from a bottle of Chanel perfume!

Cocoa Couture Inspired DIY Easter Crafts

Cocoa Couture Inspired DIY Easter Crafts

I used chalkboard paint to achieve a matte black finish.

Cocoa Couture Inspired DIY Easter Crafts

Cocoa Couture Inspired DIY Easter Crafts

Would you like to get a Chanel bunny full of chocolate and treats for Easter? I know I would!

Cocoa Couture Inspired DIY Easter Crafts

 

Cocoa Couture Inspired DIY Easter Crafts

Cocoa Couture Inspired DIY Easter Crafts

Cocoa Couture Inspired DIY Easter Crafts

I’ve named her Miss Cocoa Couture! 🐰🍫

Cocoa Couture Inspired DIY Easter Crafts

What do you think of a black and white, 1960s inspired Easter? Leave me a comment!

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DIY Chanel Ribbon Necklace Tutorial Video

DIY Chanel Ribbon Choker Tutorial DIY Video

I realize the words “DIY” and “Chanel” aren’t often thought of synonymously but today’s DIY will have you believing it! The ribbon for this tutorial was part of the packaging on a Chanel perfume gift box I received for Christmas last year and I have wanted to DIY something with it ever since!

For this DIY necklace you’ll need:

  • logo ribbon HERE
  • rhinestone mini buckle bead like THIS, THIS or THIS
  • small pliers
  • ribbon crimps
  • jewelry clasp
  • scissors

DIY Chanel Ribbon Choker Tutorial DIY Video

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DIY Scream Queens Chanel Oberlin Nurse Cap Tutorial Video

It’s probably no big surprise to y’all that I dressed as a “Chanel No. 1” from Scream Queens for the first Halloween party of the month! Apparently SQ isn’t a popular costume choice so I had to DIY my entire look from scratch! Here’s a little tutorial on how I made the sparkly pink, monogrammed nurse’s “cap” seen in the latest season.

DIY Chanel Oberlin Scream Queens Hospital Nurse's Cap Tutorial

DIY Chanel Oberlin Scream Queens Hospital Nurse's Cap Tutorial

Scream Queens Hospital GIF

Supplies used:

Pearl hair band, Monogram sticker (similar), Adhesive glitter foam, hot glue gun (similar)

DIY Chanel Oberlin Scream Queens Hospital Nurse's Cap Tutorial

I had to add a little bonus DIY to this post because I had so many comments and questions about the “Chanel PSL” coffee cup that I instagrammed last weekend!

Download the full-sized paper coffee sleeve I made HERE!

DIY Chanel Oberlin coffee sleeve download

Printable Chanel Oberlin Coffee Order Paper Sleeve!

(full disclosure: I walked around the party that night with a Starbucks grande full of wine, which totally seems like something Chanel would approve of, right?!)

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Scream Queens Season 2 Premiere Party

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You’re invited to dinner, betch. You better not be late.

Scream Queens Season 2 Premier Party Collaboration

Scream Queens Season 2 Premier Party Collaboration

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Scream Queens Season 2 Premier Party Collaboration

Glad you could make it. But was it really ever up to you?

Scream Queens Season 2 Premier Party Collaboration

Now that you’re here we’ll start off with some Rosé.

Scream Queens Season 2 Premier Party Collaboration

It may look pretty now…

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Scream Queens Season 2 Premier Party Collaboration

But we can’t guarantee it won’t be covered in blood…

Scream Queens Season 2 Premier Party Collaboration

Scream Queens Season 2 Premier Party Collaboration

…by the time dinner is over.

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Scream Queens Season 2 Premier Party Collaboration

Eat up. There’s a lot more where that came from.

Scream Queens Season 2 Premier Party Collaboration

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We’ll be serving Prune-X for dessert because you’re fat now…  But somebody had to eat that betch. And you’re not leaving… until that entire bottle is empty.

Scream Queens Season 2 Premier Party Collaboration

You’re welcome.

Ali & Rachel x Scream Queens Far Art

 Okay THAT was intense!!! Can you imagine being invited to a dinner party thrown by KKT?! We can — and this was our vision come to life! Ali Weber (of Oh La La Ali blog) and I collaborated to create the perfect Scream Queens Season 2 Virtual Premier Party! And YOU’RE invited! We’ll be live Snapping, Instagramming and Tweeting the premiere, so tune into social media September 20th at 9:00pm ET/PT to follow along and see our take on what happens!

Ali: Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter | Rachel: Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter

Ali made that incredible chopped up, bloody “hand” in the fingerless glove, and it’s totally edible! Hop on over to her blog to learn how so you can plan your own Tuesday night party with this delicious treat! Make sure to invite your gal pals over for some bloody cotton ball rosé! I purchased a bottle of our favorite rosé, removed the label, and created my own DIY Scream Queens inspired label to replace it (to get that pink foil effect on the label I printed the design with a toner printer and ran it through a Minc). Next I popped some edible cotton candy on top to represent the Chanel’s favorite food group (cotton balls!) and splattered with some edible “blood!”

Scream Queens Season 2 Premier Party Collaboration

For props I pulled from my personal collection of home decór items and clothing everything I could think of that the Chanels might have in the KKT house, like my favorite satin robe (seen HERE before), Victoria’s Secret Bustier (see HERE before) & sleep mask (seen HERE before). Since the new Scream Queens season is apparently “Hospital” themed we decided to fill a few fake “syringes” with random candy like rock crystal, cotton candy and gummy eyeballs! The Chanels aren’t the brightest group of girls when it comes to the proper usage of food so it’s not crazily far fetched to think they might attempt to inject sugar instead of ingesting it (I mean, don’t we all wish we could skip those calories?!). The final “Hospital” touch was a fake bottle of pills (red and white candies) with a very fake looking prescription label that we could totally imagine a Chanel trying to use to poison her enemies. We found all our supplies at Michael’s, Amazon, Party City, Kroger & Target.

Download the Rosé wine bottle label HERE

Download the fake prescription bottle label HERE

To DIY the fake blood we used THIS tutorial

To DIY the acrylic Scream Queens cotton ball “lunch box” visit THIS tutorial.

Do you think gruesome chopped up body parts will appear, or the murder of a Chanel will occur this season? We have our suspicions!

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*All photos in this post taken by me with my Android phone