Bright Surprise Party Inspiration

*This post is sponsored by Tiny Prints. All opinions are mine!

Bright decor for an adult party.  //  www.cupcakesandcutlery.comYou guys must know, by now, that I love bright colors.  And I like to use them all at the same time.  Especially for spring parties.  And I think they pair really well with indigo.  There is something about a deep blue and a bright yellow together that makes me super happy.  And do you love that tablecloth as much as I do?  You should.  Because I made it.  You can see the full tutorial over on the Tiny Prints blog

Sneaky Fun Stormy Blue Surprise Party Invite by @tinyprints //  www.cupcakesandcutlery.comWhen I saw this invitation it totally reminded me of stonewash denim.  While that might turn some people off, I quite like it.  It is also very reminiscent of the shibori dying technique which I love.  And I knew instantly that I wanted to make a tablecloth inspired by this invitation.  The backside of this invite is all watercolor-esque indigo with hints of whispy white.  Perfection.  I contemplated for a half second about hand painting a watercolor tablecloth.  But I am NOT an artist and I just felt like it would not turn out the way my head wanted it to.  But I do messy pretty well so I decided on using bleach to take the color out of denim to create a similar look.  I love how it turned out!  And I love everything about that invite from the font and color options (they do this in blacks or reds also!) to how the card is laid out.    

Mix prints and colors for a fun table.  //  www.cupcakesandcutlery.comFor another half second I thought about only using whites and blues for the table design.  But then I saw those colorful paper plates and knew I had to go that way.  Bright colors seem to pop right off the denim.  And I love that the bleach gives the table some texture.  I know if someone threw me a surprise party like this it would make me truly happy.  But of course, use colors in a way that you are comfortable.  Mixing this many colors and patterns does not appeal to everyone.  

DIY denim and bleach tablecloth.  //  www.cupcakesandcutlery.comI couldn’t help myself with these cutting boards.  I liked how the wood looked on the tablecloth but it really needed a little something more.  I’m going to seal the paint with a little mod podge (not on the surface where the food may be) to help it keep a little bit longer.  By the way, have you tried these Monte Cristo Roll Ups yet?  You should.  Yum.

Brights and Indigo for spring.  //  www.cupcakesandcutlery.comWhen I saw these chocolate mushrooms at a little Japanese market I had to get them.  Duh.  Aren’t they so cute!  

Blue and yellow tablescape for entertaining.  //  www.cupcakesandcutlery.comI knew I wanted some flowers but didn’t want anything too frilly.  I think these are mainly used as filler but loved the yellow.  They added just the touch I wanted.

Easy entertaining with denim and brights for spring.  //  www.cupcakesandcutlery.comI’m a huge fan of paper napkins and plates at parties.  There are so many good looking options to chose from now a days and in an effort to try to enjoy yourself, I think a hostess should absolutely consider using them for the ease.  They also help to keep the feel of the party casual and allow for indoor and outdoor entertaining should the party spill outside on to the patio.

Indigo inspired invitation and DIY tablecloth. //  www.cupcakesandcutlery.comGosh I just love all these colors.  Now if only I had someone to throw a real surprise party for!  Doesn’t that sound like so much fun!  Check out the DIY denim and bleach tablecloth on Tiny Prints.  Have you ever thrown a surprise party?

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  1. says

    So many cute details. Of course I love everything you do. Too bad this wasn’t a real surprise party…cause it totally should have been. And the sandwiches look really yummy.

  2. says

    i love the tablecloth too! and those paper plates – totally thought they were “real.” I’m thinking of planning a surprise birthday party for the hubster next week. I don’t know yet.

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