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

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Hi there… thank you so much for such an amaizing creation!!! love it!!!

Question: where can I find the favor tags??

I really want to use those too.

Again.. thank you soo much!!!

March 22, 2011 at 5:57 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

Hi Bianka – Here’s the link to download the favor tags: http://www.scribd.com/doc/51357753/Arbor-Mist-%E2%80%93-FavorTags

Just added it above as well. Thanks for the heads up – I didn’t realize that I missed that one earlier! :)

March 22, 2011 at 10:43 pm

Nina SAYS:

I’m planning to use this fun & fabulous theme you’ve share with us for my BF’s upcoming bridal shower. Many thanks! I love the invite but would like the wording to be a little different, is there someone I can contact about ordering a custom design file of the invite?

March 23, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Jodie M. SAYS:

This was fabulous! Thanks so much.

November 8, 2011 at 9:15 am

Lanh Pham SAYS:

so great

May 23, 2012 at 8:30 am

Tiffany SAYS:

I love those chairs. I wonder where I can find them beautiful

November 11, 2012 at 8:30 pm

cerissa SAYS:

I just love this party and plan to use it for my friend’s bridal shower next month. I’m wondering if it is still possible to personalize and print on the menu template and place cards since I’m only seeing it as a pdf. It looks like it is no longer on Scribd.com? Also, are the napkin wraps no longer available? Thank you so much! I can’t wait : )

March 15, 2013 at 7:51 pm

alyssa SAYS:

Hi Cerissa! The printable download links are now updated, thanks so much for asking and ENJOY!

September 24, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Terri SAYS:

How would I print the double-sided invitation?? Also, where do I find the “Thank You” favor tag that is shown on the mason jar? Terri

September 24, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Terri SAYS:

Bummed the favor tags are no longer on scribd.com. I am planning a bridal shower and these colors are perfect, along with all the other printable items. If I can get them somewhere else, please let me know.

September 24, 2013 at 2:54 pm

alyssa SAYS:

Hi Terri! We’re so glad you asked, all of the printable download links are now updated :) ENJOY!

September 24, 2013 at 3:34 pm
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