23 Aug

REAL PARTIES: Pretty Peacock Themed Engagement Party

engagement party peacock theme

The peacock-inspired color palette has always been a personal favorite for me – especially when it comes to holiday parties (see proof here and here). So of course I was instantly smitten by this gorgeous Peacock Themed Engagement Party styled by the talented Courtney of Pizzazzerie!

Rich jewel tones, hand-painted table signs, pinwheel drink stirrers served alongside a vibrant blue signature drink, and feathers galore… what’s not to love?!

engagement party peacock theme

engagement party peacock theme

Read on for lots more pics and all the pretty details, as told by Courtney

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engagement party peacock theme

“When a friend and past coworker of mine recently got engaged, I knew I wanted to throw her a fabulous engagement party! When we shared an office together, we used to daydream up fun party ideas incorporating gorgeous jewel tones so I knew her party had to have a similar feel. So… Peacock it was!

I had a blast pulling the various pieces of the party together. I used a variety of gorgeous jewel toned fabrics for the tablecloths. We had one large table and several high-top tables.

engagement party peacock theme

I was excited to design a dramatic centerpiece with various sizes and colors of ostrich plumes and peacock feathers displayed in a vase filled with colored water and gemstones.

engagement party peacock theme

We served a signature cocktail of citrus blue Curacao for that bright blue color that matched the decor perfectly (and tasted delicious!).

engagement party peacock theme

I have fallen in love with pinwheels lately so I incorporated custom-made peacock themed pinwheels as drink stirrers. We displayed these inside a glass vase filled with floral foam.

engagement party peacock theme

Also on the drink table was a tall blue vase filled with more peacock feathers and floral branches from the craft store that I spray painted in various shades of navy, purple, and teal.

engagement party peacock theme

I framed a custom monogram in a fun frame on the main table alongside a large picture of the couple. These were fun “take home” gifts for the newly engaged when the night was done!

The monogram was also incorporated on the cupcake flags and water bottle labels.

engagement party peacock theme

engagement party peacock theme

Another neat element to this party were the handpainted placecards and signs used on the tables. Michelle Mospens of My Personal Artist created the beautiful artwork and has since added an entire invitation suite  in her line with this theme (and she named it “Courtney”!).

engagement party peacock theme

A variety of hors d oeuvres were served included my favorite, caprese skewers. I have loads of fresh basil in my backyard so it was fun to use it for these tasty bites! They were very simple to make and easy to serve in mini martini glasses.

engagement party peacock theme

engagement party peacock theme

Chocolate raspberry kabobs were served along with vanilla almond cupcakes and sugar cookies for dessert. The cookies were custom designed to math the party colors – and they were delicious too!

engagement party peacock theme

For the chocolate raspberry kabobs, we just put a brownie bite topped with a raspberry on a wooden skewer! Easy and simple as well as delicious.

Homemade white chocolate, peanut butter, raspberry, and chocolate s’mores were served as party favors as guests left the party.

engagement party peacock theme

Everyone was also asked to leave a short “word of advice” for the soon-to-be married couple. The notes were pinned inside a shadow box that I painted to match the colors of the party. It was another sweet gift to send home with the couple.

engagement party peacock theme

I filmed a segment on this party for Nashville’s local NBC affiliate, WSMV. Click here to watch it!”

engagement party peacock theme

engagement party peacock theme

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VENDORS & RESOURCES:

Photography – Kristen Steele Photography
Placecards and Signs – My Personal Artist
Monogram, Cupcake Flags, and Water Bottle Labels – Blush Printables
Drink Stirrers – Twirlie Whirlies
Cookies – Better Bit of Butter
Smores – Sweet Lydia’s
Peacock Feathers and Ostrich Plumes – Fabulous Feathers

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21
Brittany @GreyGrey Designs SAYS:

Love the feathers underneath all the serving pieces! Really makes it look rich!

August 23, 2010 at 12:16 pm

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Rebekah SAYS:

LOVE every detail Courtney! Great job!!

August 23, 2010 at 12:26 pm

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Melissa Chambers SAYS:

Love Love everything about this party! So fantastic!

August 23, 2010 at 2:35 pm

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Bailey Funderburk SAYS:

I’m planning my wedding with a lot of peacock details, this will definitely help with some of the inspiration!

August 23, 2010 at 4:41 pm

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Lemon SAYS:

Great party! It all looks beautiful. Love the blue drinks!

August 23, 2010 at 4:52 pm

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Tanya SAYS:

Love all the gorgeous details! Courtney did an awesome job!

August 23, 2010 at 5:14 pm

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Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff Custom Designs SAYS:

Those cookies are to DIE for! WOW! The colors in this party are TOP notch!

August 23, 2010 at 9:59 pm

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Jennifer June SAYS:

Gorgeous, beautiful and inspiring.
Every post you write makes me want to find an excuse to throw a party.

August 24, 2010 at 6:35 am

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Rachel -Engagement Experts SAYS:

This is so original and clever! Really well done!

August 24, 2010 at 7:19 am

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Susan Southerland SAYS:

I love the peacock theme– the bold colors are so dramatic and glamorous!

August 24, 2010 at 9:37 am

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Jordan - Polkadot Prints SAYS:

This is simply stunning, I just had to comment! The colours, the pinwheels, the cookies – gorgeous! So stylish!

August 24, 2010 at 8:52 pm

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Entertain Exchange SAYS:

Just beautiful!

August 25, 2010 at 8:09 pm

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Robyn Huttegger SAYS:

My daughter LOVES this peacock theme! She wears peacock feathers in her hair alot! She wants a theme like this for her 16th birthday. Any suggestions on what the party could be called? Like for the invitations?

You did a fabulous job on this party! So beautiful! Where did you get the fabric underneath the ostrich plume centerpiece on the main table? So pretty!

August 26, 2010 at 5:03 pm

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robyn huttegger SAYS:

Janea – I saw those napkins at Party City!

August 27, 2010 at 12:05 pm

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Anna SAYS:

Love the color scheme, very chic! The caprese skewers are such a fabulous idea, I am most certainly going to have to try these out.

August 28, 2010 at 10:42 am

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Venues for Engagement Party SAYS:

What beautiful colors! The “take home” gifts are a fantastic idea. ;)

August 28, 2010 at 3:25 pm

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EdgeInspired SAYS:

What gorgeous colors!!

August 30, 2010 at 4:34 am

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Katina SAYS:

Very nice. I would like to know where i can get a cupcake stand like that? Please share!

Thanks,

August 30, 2010 at 9:36 am

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sophia SAYS:

Awesome….Yes I wanted it…where can i get cupcake stand like that? …….

August 31, 2010 at 1:20 am
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