14 Feb

Arbor Mist Brunch Recap + Free Printables

Purple and Green Party Wedding Ideas

I’m so excited to finally share the details {& free party printables!} with you from the editor’s brunch that I styled & co-hosted earlier this month with Arbor Mist in NYC! Between the lush “Rooftop Garden” location at the Gramercy Park Hotel and the vibrant colors in the party decor, it really felt like a warm spring day during the party, despite the fact that it was actually February 4th in a very wintry New York City!

The theme of the event was inspired by 2 of the fruit enhanced wines from Arbor Mist that guests would be tasting at brunch – White Pear Pinot Grigio and Blackberry Merlot – and also by their fun “Up for Anything” tag line. I focused on a blackberry & green color palette with accents of fruit, and designed a suite of paper party elements to match that includes everything from invitations and drink tags to napkin rings, menus, favor tags, and more. Here’s a peek at how it all turned out…

Purple and Green Party Wedding Ideas

Purple and Green Party Wedding Ideas

While the there’s a lot going on with the decor overall, it was important to me to keep the ideas very approachable – just like Arbor Mist is approachable when it comes to entertaining. You just open, serve & enjoy… no fancy ingredients to worry about or mixing/shaking/muddling required!

If you look at the decor elements individually, you’ll probably notice that they’re relatively simple: pocket-fold napkins embellished with paper wraps, clusters of bud vases surrounding grapewood for the table centerpieces, pears adorned with glitter, paper lanterns embellished with ribbon, flowers in suspended test tube vases, etc…

Purple and Green Party Wedding Ideas

There are 4 different napkin ring and place card designs so you can essentially create 4 complete place setting looks, as well as 16 different “Stem Tag” designs. (Find links to download everything at the bottom of this post.)

Purple and Green Party Wedding Ideas

Here’s what was ON THE MENU for brunch:
Starter: Family Style Sliced Fruit paired with White Pear Pinot; First Course:Mixed Green Salad with Sliced Pear paired with White Pear Pinot; Second Course: Artichoke, Spinach, and Potato Frittata with Pecorino Cheese OR Brioche French Toast with Mixed Berries both paired with Sangria Zinfandel; Third Course: Chocolate Blackberry Torte with Blackberry Sorbet paired with Blackberry Merlot. YUM!

Purple and Green Party Wedding Ideas

The florals were designed by Alana of Mixed Greens Event Design, and I honestly can’t say enough great things about her! Not only was she super sweet & easy to work with, she even took me around the NYC floral mart the day before so that I could see what she’d flagged for the party and also pick out any additional flowers that looked especially exciting.

We even found bunches of blackberries (so perfect for the theme!) to sprinkle throughout the space. Here they are displayed in an oversize wine glass “vase” and surrounded by some seriously gorgeous cymbidiums:

Purple and Green Party Wedding Ideas

Purple and Green Party Wedding Ideas

Purple and Green Party Wedding Ideas

This giant manzanita tree was adorned with beautiful purple & green flowers and surrounded by grapewood and moss pebbles at the base. It served as a lovely “divider” between the brunch tables and DIY party decor area

Purple and Green Party Wedding Ideas

Pictured above are a few of the DIY demo ideas, including: wine glasses decorated with Round Party Tags, Felt Flowers, & Rhinestones; monochromatic bunches of flowers displayed in inexpensive wood boxes (the rectangular wood box is also embellished with a rhinestone word sticker that reads “fabulous”), a bottle of White Pear Pinot Grigio embellished with a printable Bottle Label, and more…

Purple and Green Party Wedding Ideas

Two tables were lined up with wine glasses and crafting supplies so that guests could “garnish” a couple wine glasses to their liking to take home! Click here to download a PDF of the different wine glass decorating ideas.

Purple and Green Party Wedding Ideas

Here’s a shot of me, Leslie, Bridget, and Alicia in crafting mode ourselves after the party was over and we could relax for a while…. I think Alicia is pretty happy with how her felt flower “garnish” turned out! =)

Purple and Green Party Wedding Ideas

A few more fun DIY decor ideas: monochromatic bunches of tulips displayed in oversize wine glasses…

Purple and Green Party Wedding Ideas

paper lanterns embellished with satin ribbon…

Purple and Green Party Wedding Ideas

…and giant cardboard letters from Kate’s Paperie covered in glitter! (same method used for the pears: spray adhesive + craft glitter.)

Purple and Green Party Wedding Ideas

Last but not least, we wanted to send guests home with a little thank you for coming. The gift bag included more wine glasses, a bottle of Arbor Mist, and a mason jar filled with blackberry & pear candy and decorated with a printable Favor Tag & paper circle (on the lid). The reusable silver tote bags were embellished with satin ribbon and little “designer pear” cutouts, which are also part of the free printables!

Purple and Green Party Wedding Ideas

THANKS AGAIN to Arbor Mist for generously hosting this fun event… and also for being pretty much “Up for Anything” with the creative details! Check out more info on Arbor Mist’s portfolio of 12 wine with fruit flavors at arbormist.com or over at their facebook community.


And now here’s a little something for YOU… Party Download links!
{High-Res PDF format}

Bottle Labels
Menu Templates
Napkin Rings/Wraps
Place Cards
Round Tags: Fruit
Round Tags: Up for Anything
Stem Tags: Fruit
Stem Tags: Adjectives
Thank You Cards
Designer Pear Cut-Outs
Paper Patterns


A preview of just a few of the printables:

Purple and Green Party Wedding Ideas

Leave a Comment


Bird SAYS:

YUM!!! From the printables to the gorgeous food and wine!! Simply beautiful!! I’m sooo inspired!!XO and Happy Valentine’s

Reply February 14, 2011 at 7:55 am

Sandi SAYS:

Wow! this is amazing! love all the printables! They would be perfect for a “perfect pair” bridal shower too… Well done!

Reply February 14, 2011 at 8:26 am


Very chic and pretty! I’ve been waiting for this since your tired post ;o)! Love how the colors were carried out throught EVERYTHING. Looks very, very sharp.The glitter fruit don’t hurt much, either.

Reply February 14, 2011 at 8:27 am

Dawn SAYS:

Gorgeous party- you did an amazing job! Where did you find those moss pebbles? I would love to get some like those.

Reply February 14, 2011 at 10:28 am

jenn s. SAYS:

Hi Dawn –
You can find them at JamaliGarden.com or Save-On-Crafts.com. Here are the direct links: http://www.jamaligarden.com/productdetail/23294/88/dry-and-natural/set-of-24-mixed-size-flocked-cobbles.php and http://www.save-on-crafts.com/mossstones.html :)

February 14, 2011 at 8:40 pm

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Reply February 14, 2011 at 10:55 am

Katrina SAYS:

Gorgeous! I love the combo of green & purple! Printables are perfect <3

Reply February 14, 2011 at 10:59 am


this is beautiful! Absolutely love the color combination and the printables


Reply February 14, 2011 at 10:59 am


I love those blinged out pears! Gorgeous!


Reply February 14, 2011 at 11:02 am


YAY! So adorable, thank you for sharing the printables!!


Reply February 14, 2011 at 11:46 am

katrina SAYS:

P.S. I also posted a free printable for Valentine’s day! Come check it out :)

Reply February 14, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Shauna SAYS:

Beautiful and inspiring! So many great ideas, love the ribbon on the lanters – so simple and yet adds so much.

Reply February 14, 2011 at 2:31 pm

heidi chowen SAYS:

LOVE this and SO excited that the very talented Alana helped you! xoxo

Reply February 14, 2011 at 5:09 pm

bridal girl SAYS:

Love all the inspirations in here! Love the theme as well!

Reply February 14, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Maureen SAYS:

BEAUTIFUL Job, Jenn!!! I love how FRESH it all feels!
Great work!

Reply February 14, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Maria SAYS:

Lovely! The color scheme is amazing. I’d love to know where you purchased the wood boxes?

Reply February 14, 2011 at 10:47 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

Hi Maria – The boxes are from JamaliGarden.com. Here’s the direct link:


February 15, 2011 at 11:17 am

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