27 Oct

Modern Parisian Soirée – Event Photos

Modern Parisian Soirée   Event Photos

Here are a few pictures from our Hip Hostess Series NYC event last month – the Modern Parisian Soirée! You’ll find lots more photos in 2 albums on the HWTM Facebook Page: Hip Hostess Series NYC: Part 1 & Part 2. Complete details will be up in the HWTM Party Themes section on Thursday, but in the meantime here’s a general overview…

Pictured at top is the centerpiece for the huge square dining table that was part of the venue. Instead of one large centerpiece, several small bunches of white & yellow flowers were grouped together to take up more of the table’s surface space. The vases were decorated with black, white, and magenta screen-printed clear overlay papers from Hambly, which featured a vintage-looking scroll print.

Modern Parisian Soirée   Event Photos

The same screen-printed overlay paper was used on top of a yellow & white damask-print paper (“Fancy” by American Crafts™) to create “place mats”, which really helped to tie the place settings & centerpiece together. Black napkins folded into a squares & wrapped with a 1.5″ strip of the “Fancy” paper sat atop patterned salad plates and black dinner plates…

Modern Parisian Soirée   Event Photos

A piece of yellow acrylic crystal garland was placed on top of the napkins to add a little sparkle to the settings, and Clear Placecard Holders and Black Placecards from Social Couture sat near a square tealight holder at the top of each place setting.

Black, yellow, and raspberry Ostrich Feather “trees” were also a key piece of the party decor for this theme. Step-by-step instructions on how to create these pieces are coming later this week (and are surprisingly easy!)!

Modern Parisian Soirée   Event Photos

3 signature cocktails featuring Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur were served at the party: the French Martini (a necessary for a “Modern Parisian theme!), Chambord & Champagne, and a special concoction called the “Little Black Dress” (recipe to come…).

Modern Parisian Soirée   Event Photos

Pictured below: mixologist Tim Laird during the cocktail demo… In this picture he’s working on the recipe that was definitely the hit of all 3 sessions that night: the Chocolate Raspberry Martini dessert cocktail!

Modern Parisian Soirée   Event Photos

French Martini taste test… (she liked it!)

Modern Parisian Soirée   Event Photos

Guests enjoying the Little Black Dress cocktails…

Modern Parisian Soirée   Event Photos

One of the many fabulous appetizers created by Bite

Modern Parisian Soirée   Event Photos

Contrary to what you might first expect… men actually do come to the Hip Hostess events too! Here’s some proof… (and I promise there was more than one!)

Modern Parisian Soirée   Event Photos

The best part about these events for me is being able to meet HWTM readers in person!

Modern Parisian Soirée   Event Photos

Modern Parisian Soirée   Event Photos

Visit the Facebook photo albums for more pics… and stay tuned for a Dallas event recap coming very soon (I’m hoping to have pics form the photographer later this week)!

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10Comments

1
Brianna SAYS:

Everything is STUNNING! Wish I could’ve been there to see everything in person and sip French Martinis too!!

Reply October 27, 2008 at 8:54 am

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Tiffany SAYS:

Beautiful party! The clear scrapbook paper in the place settings & on the vases is genius!

Reply October 27, 2008 at 10:30 am

3
dwellings and decor SAYS:

Your table settings are really beautiful and inspiring and those vases are really great.

Reply October 27, 2008 at 1:25 pm

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http://stemparties.blogspot.com/ SAYS:

I love this party, Jenn. I need stacks of the clear paper. Stacks, I tell you. You did an amazing job. Loves.

I also am sending a shout out to Sonny since he called me out for commenting in Dallas. If you are reading this, Sonny…hollaaaaa.

Reply October 27, 2008 at 2:13 pm

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laurie SAYS:

The feather trees look so cool! Love the bright yellow!

Reply October 27, 2008 at 2:58 pm

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Lisa Jeffries SAYS:

Drool-worthy… as usual!

Reply October 27, 2008 at 7:22 pm

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Weddings on the Strand SAYS:

Tim Laird really looks like he’s got the right kind of finesse to enhance his role as mixologist!

Reply October 27, 2008 at 10:26 pm

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Abby SAYS:

LOVE THIS! How did you get the scrapbook overlays to stick to the vases?

Reply November 5, 2008 at 6:09 pm

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