Monday, April 23, 2012

Fantastic Fabric Party Inspiration . . .

Party inspiration can come from anywhere; you can be strolling through a supermarket, see a bag of blue corn tortilla chips, and the vision of an entire evening of enjoying made-from-scratch margaritas and homemade fajitas with your nearest and dearest can unfold before your eyes.  You can spend a day at the beach and leave with the notion of a backyard luau complete with fresh leis, a blooming orchid tucked behind your ear, and something frosty to sip straight from a coconut.

But what do you do when a case of party-planner's block hits you and you just can't seem to find the missing link to your big day that will tie it all together in that oh-so-fabulous way you have been dreaming of?  Why, take a quick trip to your local fabric store or even your favorite home decor department and wait for the moment to strike you.  Just take a look at how a swatch of fabric can be translated into beautiful party details . . .

(Marimekko Cake by Wild Orchid & courtesy of http://cakecentral.com)

Inspired by this Marimekko Unikko Fabric . . .


Or how about a flash of genius sparked by your favorite Jonathan Adler pattern?

(Jonathan Adler-Courtesy of Brides Magazine)

(Jonathan Adler via Kate Sullivan for Lovin Sullivan Cakes)

A bright concept brought on by a moment with a swatch of Jessica Jones fabric . . .

(gumball Cake photo courtesy of http://www.atypicaltypea.com)

And I really can't get enough of this Marimekko fabric . . .


A sweet little girl's birthday party would look totally fab with a Waverly theme . . .

(above two photos courtesy of http://www.atypicaltypea.com)

And you don't need to just stick with the cake . . .

(invitations courtesy of http://www.merrimentdesign.com)


(above images via http://www.projectwedding.com)

Lovely Amy Butler stationary . . .

(Amy Butler fabric via http://www.100layercake.com/)

And a gorgeous backdrop inspired by a pattern from Joel Dewberry fabric . . .



So the next time you are looking for that 'a-ha' moment when planning your big shindig or special occasion, take a walk through your local fabric store or even the home decorating aisle of your local Target...you just might find that bit of inspiration to turn your next event into a night to remember . . .
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