10 Jul

SSL Party Inspiration Board – Sneak Peek!

SSL Party Inspiration Board   Sneak Peek!

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…

SSL Party Inspiration Board   Sneak Peek!

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.

SSL Party Inspiration Board   Sneak Peek!

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.)

SSL Party Inspiration Board   Sneak Peek!

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”).

SSL Party Inspiration Board   Sneak Peek!

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:
Image 1
(clockwise from top left): The Knot (real wedding); Brides.com – (real wedding); The Knot (real wedding); The Knot – (real wedding); The Knot (real wedding); Image 2: Brides.com – Paradise Found; The Knot (real wedding).

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37Comments

1
Jess SAYS:

seriously love the colors…. so bright and fun!

Reply July 10, 2009 at 8:51 am

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michelle@everyday celebrating SAYS:

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

Reply July 10, 2009 at 8:53 am

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Jen SAYS:

Looking forward to it!

Reply July 10, 2009 at 9:10 am

4
The Perfect Palette SAYS:

Looks like the Perfect palette to us!

Reply July 10, 2009 at 10:14 am

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Frugal Bon Vivant SAYS:

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

Looks great though, especially love the Jones Soda!

Reply July 10, 2009 at 10:41 am

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Lauren SAYS:

Love the color scheme, it’s so original.

Reply July 10, 2009 at 12:12 pm

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Julianne SAYS:

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

http://www.amodernproposal.com

Reply July 10, 2009 at 12:28 pm

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Shelley@divinepartyconcepts SAYS:

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

Reply July 10, 2009 at 1:17 pm

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amy SAYS:

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

Love,
ames

Reply July 10, 2009 at 1:36 pm

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southern hostess SAYS:

Beautiful! I wish I could be there!

Reply July 10, 2009 at 4:33 pm

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The Glamorous Life Association SAYS:

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?”

or

“Live Fast. Die Pretty”

or

“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???

Reply July 10, 2009 at 4:42 pm

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Jane SAYS:

for REAL…SO AWESOME.

Reply July 10, 2009 at 5:20 pm

13
Karianna SAYS:

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

Reply July 10, 2009 at 5:23 pm

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!

Reply July 10, 2009 at 5:29 pm

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Beth SAYS:

Absolutely amazing!!!!

Reply July 10, 2009 at 5:47 pm

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