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Feminine Friendsgiving + Wine Tasting Party

As Seen In: Mingle Magazine (holiday edition - 2018) available for sale at Barnes and Noble

Featured online by Inspired By This

If you get as excited for the holiday season as I do then you will love this wine-tasting backyard Friendsgiving party filled with feminine details. Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones and give thanks, and a Friendsgiving party is the perfect excuse to do so on more than one occasion and for a more casual get together with your girlfriends. I was inspired to start planning an intimate party for my friends where we could congregate and celebrate our friendships as well as our favorite season. With the Autumn leaves beginning to change color, I knew a backyard soirée was the way to go.

The foundation of the décor was a color palette which included an assortment of pinks, creams, oranges, and burgundy’s. I felt this was the perfect non-traditional mix of colors to set the scene for this Autumn party. One of my favorite features was a custom-built wine tasting display with curated wines from Martha Stewart Wine Co. The contrasting shades of wine against the white board was strikingly beautiful and lent itself perfectly to the party’s color palette.

Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Celebration by Event Prep Photographer by Amanda Collins Photography

Written By: IBT Girls

“Any party that greets us with a glass of wine gets an A+ in our book! But seriously, how great is this custom display bearing wines of different colored varietals; red, white, rosé! Guests could take their pick as they entered this feminine Friendsgiving and wine tasting in one. After all, what’s Friendsgiving without wine? So wine-not combine them in a creative way. And when we say creative, we mean it. The Event Prep designed the backyard dinner beautifully with seasonal florals, a cozy lounge to sit at-complete with a fringe chandelier hanging from a tree-and a decadent dessert bar. It surely was a treat to all who attended, and to all of us who can draw from it inspiration for our own Friendsgivings!”

Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep

An array of charcuterie boards were paired with different wine samples from the wine tasting display that sat atop a vintage dresser and was draped with a cozy fall blanket. The wine glasses had custom labels on the front to let guest knows which type of wine they’d be sampling. If a guest was interested in trying a wider selection- we also had wine flights available on wood paddles in the most darling miniature wine glasses. The custom wine glasses were created using a Cricut via Michaels.

Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep
Feminine Friendsgiving and Wine Tasting Party by The Event Prep

A Charming Fourth of July Party

A Charming Fourth of July Party

As Seen On Black Twine and Featured in the Summer Edition of MINGLE Magazine.

Maybe we don’t always put too much thought into it, but The Fourth of July is truly a unique holiday. All in one, we give thanks for our independence, we honor those who fought and continue to fight for our freedom and we celebrate a future in which our children can grow up, freely follow their hearts and boldly chase their dreams. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow represented all at once. With that as my inspiration, I set out to plan a party that captures the timelessness and charm of the holiday. What better place to start than my own backyard!

Now, having a backyard celebration doesn’t mean you’re beholden to hot dogs and paper plates. For this party design, my goal was to combine feminine elegance with vintage Americana to create a timeless sophisticated look that can easily be recreated by any host or hostess. 

This Brunch Spread Will Have You Rethinking Your Easter Plans

This Brunch Spread Will Have You Rethinking Your Easter Plans

Easter is the perfect holiday to gather around a table with family and friends and enjoy the renewed energy that Spring brings. A color palette mixed with soft pastels and pops of color help to bring this floral infused gathering to life.  Miniature terra cotta flower pots served as our place cards and allowed for a fun favor that guests could take home with them. Fresh eggs were used as the vase filler for our beautiful floral arrangement - which was no doubt a the center of attention on our table! 

Our Brunch Board (a fun twist on a classic charcuterie board) was created by mixing desserts & brunch staples like donuts, mini waffles, pancakes, macaroons and of course - some Easter candy! Guests were also able to enjoy a gorgeous dessert display made up of a Rice Krispie cake with lace bunny ears, truffles, cupcakes and more. This Easter party was the perfect way to celebrate the start of the Spring season!

Festive Black & White Holiday Party

Festive Black & White Holiday Party

As soon as December rolls around I know it’s time to get festive and I do so in the only way I know how – with lots of glam details, great drinks, and a dessert display so sweet you’ll forget calories event exist. When it comes to holiday décor, especially for Christmas, I believe more is much merrier.  Faux fur ribbon, glittery white ornaments  and a decked out oversized archway – yes, please! I fell head over (leopard) heels for how my black and white themed décor came together to set the scene for a fun holiday party.

Stylish and Curated Gift Box Ideas from Target

Stylish and Curated Gift Box Ideas from Target

If you're looking for the perfect last minute gift ideas then this is the post for you! I've put together a curated collection of stylish gift ideas - and EVERYTHING is sourced from Target so you can finish your shopping in one quick trip. 

Get The Look! A Boho Chic Table Setting That's Perfect For The Holidays

Get The Look! A Boho Chic Table Setting That's Perfect For The Holidays

If you get as excited for the holiday season as I do then you will love this wine-tasting backyard Friendsgiving party filled with feminine and boho details. Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones and give thanks, and a Friendsgiving party is the perfect excuse to do so on more than one occasion and for a more casual get together. 

Celebrating our anniversary with a feature on POPSUGAR

Celebrating our anniversary with a feature on POPSUGAR

"When the bride's a wedding planner, you know she won't skimp out on any of the details. Cassandra and Ryan celebrated their big day on the Fourth of July at the Large Theatre in Ohio's historic Columbus Athenaueum. Even though the two tied the knot on Independence Day, the holiday theme didn't overwhelm their wedding. Aside from American flag socks for the groomsmen and a giant flag photo backdrop, the reception featured pink flamingos and other colorful elements. The bride and groom even got their own wedding cakes to reflect their styles." Nicole Yi