27 Oct

Modern Parisian Soirée – Event Photos

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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.

hostess with the mostess - modern parisian party

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…

hostess with the mostess - modern parisian party

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!)!

hostess with the mostess - modern parisian party

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…).

hostess with the mostess - modern parisian party

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!

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French Martini taste test… (she liked it!)

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Guests enjoying the Little Black Dress cocktails…

hostess with the mostess - modern parisian party

One of the many fabulous appetizers created by Bite

hostess with the mostess - modern parisian party

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!)

hostess with the mostess - modern parisian party

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

hostess with the mostess - modern parisian party

hostess with the mostess - modern parisian party

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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