25 Jan

Entertain at Home: Pretty Party Inspiration

purple and blue dinner party ideas

Megan from Real Weddings – (an Australian-based magazine that recently launched a shiny new website!) –  sent over some beautiful inspiration to share from one of their photo shoots.

These images are from an “Entertain at Home” feature that was a collaboration between British fashion designer Jasper Conran and Waterford Crystal.

purple and blue dinner party ideas

The tablescape & party decor was designed to coordinate with Conran’s Chinoiserie tableware (see below), and boasts a lovely palette of soft greens, purples, and periwinkle blues. Would this look be great for an Easter or Mother’s Day brunch?!

purple and blue dinner party ideas

I’m especially loving the gorgeous floral arrangements, which feature Delphinium, Lily of the Valley, Blue Bells, and Cornflowers

purple and blue dinner party ideas

purple and blue dinner party ideas

The menu:
Confit scampi with egg custard sauce vierge
Seared quail breast with cauliflower foam, white asparagus and Iranian cous cous
Chocolate fondant with a berry compote

purple and blue dinner party ideas

purple and blue dinner party ideas

Dinnerware and Tabletop Elements:
Jasper Conran at Wedgwood ‘Chinoiserie’ green and ‘Chinoiserie’ white plates
Vera Wang for Wedgwood ‘Chime’ Cutlery
‘Aura’ wine glasses, ‘Aura’ round vase, and ‘Eternal’ tumblers from Jasper Conran at Waterford Crystal
Waterford Crystal ‘Siren’ champagne flutes

purple and blue dinner party ideas


Credits & Resources:

Styling and food by: Katering

Flowers by: Ria Floral (Bondi, Sydney, +61 403 798 598)

Photography by: Matthew Reed Photography

purple and blue dinner party ideas

You can also watch a detailed video about this photo shoot/collaboratoin over at the Real Weddings website. Click here to check it out.

purple and blue dinner party ideas

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Kelly SAYS:

Beautiful! I love the classic blue and white combination!

January 25, 2010 at 8:54 am

Lori SAYS:

Very beautiful, I love it!

January 25, 2010 at 11:47 am

Kate SAYS:

I LOVE delphiniums, they are fairly inexpensive here in SoCal, and make such a striking centerpiece! Love this!

January 25, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Andrinique Special Events SAYS:

Love this ! Very creative, fun…

January 25, 2010 at 9:01 pm

alibeebu SAYS:

OMG! I OWN those plates and I have to tell you they are even more beautiful in person. It’s my favorite of my china patterns =]

January 26, 2010 at 10:53 am

Lara SAYS:

What an amazing site!! So glad I found it! I have a great book that would compliment everything you do! Check out my site myfestivityfiles.com !

January 28, 2010 at 7:33 pm

Trisha dimond SAYS:

This brings out the creativity in me and brings me good inspirations. Thank you so much

January 29, 2010 at 11:18 am

The Final Touch SAYS:

I just love this look. I need to share it.

July 18, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Amber Gates Roskos SAYS:

Very pretty I love the ranunculus and corn flowers!

July 12, 2012 at 6:40 pm
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