SSL Party Inspiration Board – Sneak Peek!

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Swiffer SocialLuxe Lounge Party

Here’s a sneak peek at the inspiration board for the Swiffer SocialLuxe Lounge – a BlogHer kick-off party that I’m styling and co-hosting with these 5 wonderful ladies on July 23rd. (…which is suddenly right around the corner!)

This event is a “pampering party” but it’s also a place for socializing, checking out tech demos, taking photos, and sipping cocktails, so it was a bit of a struggle at first when trying to come up with a plan for the decor.  I definitely wanted to work the spa element in, but also have a good mix of “hip lounge” style in there as well so that the atmosphere still feels a bit glam too! So after playing around with things for a while, here’s where I ended up…

spa party orchid centerpieces

The colors are inspired by the party’s logo & invitation. Fortunately, the key colors – orange, vibrant purple, and black – work very well for both “spa” and “lounge” vibes, and they’ll be accented by punches of lime green (in honor of our title sponsor – Swiffer) and white.

Decor elements will include black linens, “zen” rocks, custom signage, “beautified” beauty tools (think blowdryers + rhinestones) and floral arrangements featuring varieties of white, orange, and purple orchids.

spa party orchid centerpieces

I’m also planning to do some floating and branch-themed accent arrangements featuring dahlias and azaleas or whatever other great color-coordinating blooms I can get my hands on from local florists when I arrive in Chicago. Ah, the joys of DIY arrangements for out of town events! (Sourcing for all flower images is at the bottom of this post.)

signature cocktails

For the party’s signature drinks, we’ll have custom-labeled Orange & Cream and Fufu Berry Jones Soda, which can be enjoyed with or without a vodka kick, and a few other fun options like the Swiffer “Clean-tini” (a.k.a. “green apple martini”).

signature cocktails

Custom signage & cheeky phrases will be another key element of the party. I love working a bit of Anne Taintor-style humor into parties whenever possible… so look for more of that to appear in the post-party pics! And if you have any ideas for witty phrases to feature at a party that’s specifically full of blogging women, feel free to send them my way!)

Floral Image Sources:
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(clockwise from top left): The Knot (real wedding); – (real wedding); The Knot (real wedding); The Knot – (real wedding); The Knot (real wedding); Image 2: – Paradise Found; The Knot (real wedding).

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

37 responses to “SSL Party Inspiration Board – Sneak Peek!”

  1. Jess says:

    seriously love the colors…. so bright and fun!

  2. Beautiful! Can’t wait to see it in person!

  3. Jen says:

    Looking forward to it!

  4. Looks like the Perfect palette to us!

  5. I want to go! Alas, I already sold my ticket to BlogHer :(

    Looks great though, especially love the Jones Soda!

  6. Lauren says:

    Love the color scheme, it’s so original.

  7. Julianne says:

    Wow. This looks like a fabulous party I can’t wait to see the end result!

  8. I love all of the colors! Can’t wait to see more!

  9. amy says:

    It’s going to be gorgeous, Jenn! SO wish I could join you and help carry your bags. : )


  10. Beautiful! I wish I could be there!

  11. Hummmm….how about this phrase (of course I was thinking of using it as my opening line at BlogHer)

    “I get drunk. What’s your hobby?”


    “Live Fast. Die Pretty”


    “I’m not happy. I am wasted.” (okay that is a little depressing huh?”

    Cant wait to come and see all this loveliness!!! Now what the heck to wear???

  12. Jane says:


  13. Karianna says:

    I am quite excited – this will be a fabulous event!

  14. Heathen Mom says:

    So sad I wasn’t able to rsvp. The party was already closed by the time I tried. Now if someone could toss an invite my way, I would love it!

  15. Beth says:

    Absolutely amazing!!!!

  16. Gorgeous!!

    Do I have to match my dress to the decor? ;)

  17. Sugar Jones says:

    Oh my! These colors are deliciously beautiful! Can’t wait to party in the Lounge!!

  18. Jenna Lang says:

    I love this blog and have it saved as one of my favorites…imagine my delight when I visited the site today and the one of the decor photos is a centerpiece photo from my very own wedding!!!

  19. Jenn! You’re amazing. So happy to be partying with you!!

  20. Ciaran/Momfluential says:

    Jenn you are so inspired and so inspiring.

    How about a sign that says something like You don’t have to wait for your birthday to be pampered. You have to wait for mine! ;-)


    You. Are. Awesome.

  21. Amy in OHio says:

    Gorgeous…can’t wait to see it live and in person!

  22. Jessica says:

    these are really fantastic ideas! I LOVE the colors:) great job!

  23. BV says:

    Wher do you post your giveaway winners?

  24. I love the bright happy colors :) The floating and branch-themed arrangements are really beautiful elements of the decor.

  25. Allison says:


    You are, in fact, a genius!

  26. Nice! I love Jones soda! Very cool.

  27. jenn s. says:

    BV – we always announce the giveaway winners on the original giveaway post (at the top of it), but we like to hear back from them first to make sure they’re around (we sound out a notification email) before announcing it online, and sometimes that takes a few days if the person doesn’t check their email all the time.

    Jenn :)

  28. love the flower arrangements and the signage is fabulous!!!!

  29. Lollipop Events & Designs says:

    This event just looks like it is going to be absolutely fantastic!! We soooooo wish we could attend this!

  30. BV says:

    Thanks for the heads up. Now I know where to look! Love your site.

  31. I love the Setting,Colors are so tranquil and Jones Soda’s are a long time favorite.

  32. * TONYA * says:

    Wow. It is going to be a fabulous party and I’m so looking forward to meeting all of you amazing ladies.

  33. such a pretty palette.

  34. Allie says:

    Absolutely love it! Can’t wait to see it all come together next week!

  35. What a great color scheme!

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