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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Palm Springs Inspired Christmas Decor

Palm Springs Inspired Christmas Decor

Palm Springs Inspired Christmas Decor

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Palm Springs Inspired Christmas Decor

Palm Springs Inspired Christmas Decor

Palm Springs Inspired Christmas Decor

 

Palm Springs Inspired Christmas Decor

Palm Springs Inspired Christmas Decor

Palm Springs Inspired Christmas Decor

Palm Springs Inspired Christmas Decor

Palm Springs Inspired Christmas Decor

Palm Springs Inspired Christmas Decor

Palm Springs Inspired Christmas Decor

Palm Springs Inspired Christmas Decor

Shop the 2016 Kitschmas Decor Lookbook Below!

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Kitschmas Morning Pajamas + a DIY

A new pair of Christmas pajamas are my go-to gift to myself every year! I seriously spend hours combing my favorite boutiques and sites to find the perfect pair and subsequent countless hours accessorizing it! This year I was with my Mama when I found the pair and was just so tickled with how the whole look turned out!

Satin Christmas Pajamas

Christmas is the one time of year I go all out kitschy and colorful because I love the over-the-top stylings of a retro Holiday. (Lots of bright hues and a white plastic tree are a must!) I hope you enjoy my 60s inspired Kitschmas pajamas outfit! I’ll be posting more photos of my decor later this week 🙂

Christmas Morning Pajamas

Palm Springs Inspired Christmas Decor

Christmas Morning Pajamas

Satin Christmas Pajamas

Christmas Morning Pajamas

Satin Christmas Pajamas

Christmas Morning Pajamas

Satin Christmas Pajamas

Christmas Morning Pajamas

Palm Springs Inspired Christmas Decor

My blue velvet slippers are some I picked up from somewhere like Sears or Kohls for under $15 maybe 3 years ago. The little fox appliques are from THIS Etsy shop and simply hot-glued onto the slippers! I linked some less expensive, plain velvet slippers below so you can DIY your own fox slippers if you like!

Earrings were custom designed by Chouettes, bracelet is a vintage antique shop find, Ring is vintage and belonged to my great grandmother, rhinestone Holly Pin is from THIS Etsy shop, velvet turban from Amazon (of all random places!) HERE, sequin hanger from Glitter & Bow, Party poppers HERE, Grosgrain ribbon HERE & HERE, Gift wrap and cocktail napkins from HomeGoods, Gift boxes from Target, Gift tags handmade by me.

Lashes by Beth, nails by Jen

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15 Kitschy Christmas Gifts on Etsy Right Now

I love making Etsy Gift Guides every year because, as a small business owner myself, I believe in the magic of unique and handmade gifts! I’ve rounded up my items from my favorite online, handmade shops to create a perfectly classic and kitschy Christmas!

15 Etsy Gifts for the Perfect Kitschy Christmas

  1. Green shoe clips by Divine Boutique $42
  2. Swarovski earrings by Chouettes $35
  3. Tartan monogram tumbler by Preppy Paper Girl $30
  4. Monogram napkins by Preppy Paper Girl $60/ set of 4
  5. Green velvet turban by TFH Boutique $31
  6. Gangster Wrapper sweatshirt by The Little Bridal Shop $20
  7. Vintage RL velvet pillow by Etoile du Nord $115/ set of 2
  8. Confetti mix by Lala’s Party $7
  9. Vintage Santa mug by Jean Knee $14
  10. Christmas candle by Monna Shop $20+
  11. Green velvet ribbon by Turkish Twinkles $2.70
  12. Glam Eyelashes Sleep Mask by The Sleepy Cottage $16
  13. Custom coasters by Gracious Bridal $35+
  14. Pineapple print monogram stocking by J.W. Design $39
  15. Vintage disco ball ornaments by Sophia’s Wonderland $30/ set of 12

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Gifts For the Girl Boss in Your Life

Yes, it’s that time again! Time for gift guides! And y’all know how much I love Etsy, so my first gift guide of the season are 10 fab items from Etsy under $50 for the girl boss in your life 🙂

girl boss gift guide

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