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Host a Girls Gathering :: Pineapple Party

Thu, July 17, 2014

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I love entertaining! It’s a way of life in my family, a passion learned from my mom. We both relish planning every detail for family gatherings and holidays, but why overlook the everyday occasions?

My favorite thing to do is pick a random day of the week and invite a bunch of friends over to celebrate all of the exciting happenings in our lives. It’s so much fun to create unique looks and with a different vibe each time – mixing fun finds and Coton Colors entertaining essentials. I love to explore new themes and color schemes to guide the décor, creating a uniquely festive feel for the next fete!

I’ve been saving this “Pineapple Party” for my summer-inspired girls night gathering. Here’s how I plan to bring it all together:

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Aesthetic

  • Sophisticated summer with a fresh, feminine feel

Color Palette

  • “Neutral with a Pop!” - Black, Cobble, White with a pop of Persimmon

I’m planning a pretty neutral color palette with my Black and Cobble Coton Colors pieces taking center stage. I’ll added pops of Persimmon here and there to add interest, creating a fun colorful contrast to my neutrals.

Textures

  • Spiny Pineapple
  • Smooth Ceramic
  • Cut Crystal
  • Linen
  • Bubbly

Mixed textures will add depth and interest to any party décor. For this event, I plan to mix crystal with the casually elegant ceramic of my Coton Colors products to create a sophisticated, soft feel.

Cocktail

  • Prosecco

The sparkling bubbly beverage feels just a little frivalous and a whole lot of fun, so it blends beautifully with the crystal. Plus it’s a chance for me to pull out my Pineapple Mini Attachment and give my guests a warm welcome.

Small Bites

  • Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers

I’m planning on combining two of my summer favorites: pineapple {to stay on theme} and shrimp. The peppy citrus and pepper marinade makes these delectable. Get the recipe here. They are finger-freindly with a complex flavor that makes them perfect for my casual yet chic get-together.

Music

  • C’est Si Bon - Eartha Kitt
  • Then whatever starts the karaoke/dancing!

Decor Enhancers

  • Twinkle Lights
  • Pineapples
  • Vintage Silver Utensils

I love using twinkle lights for my parites. I simply unwind and drape anywhere for instant warmth and a touch of drama. Fresh pineapples will not only set the mood, but will be so easy to use. Their striking silhouettes and green leaves are flattering without being fussy. I adore mixing vintage finds with modern ammenities. They’ll play perfectly off the smooth pottery and dynamic crystal patterns.

Voici à la bonne vie! Here’s to the good life. Go live it everyday…

Kyle Johnson, Product Design Manager and daughter of Coton Colors founding Artist, Laura Johnson. Kyle blogs about her inspirations, style staples and design loves.

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