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Peacock Wedding Table Setting Ideas with Copper, Teal and Cobalt Blue

Today's gorgeous Global Chic Holiday Tablescape from Bri of Half Pint Party Design is such a gorgeous design for a peacock wedding table setting. It's full of rich colors that are just spectacular for a wedding design during the holidays and winter months.

The prettiest peacock wedding tablescape / cobalt and teal table setting with peacocks / gold pomegranates with edible gold paint for party favors / as seen on Brenda's Wedding Blog / design and styling by Bri of Halfpint Design

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The focal point of this peacock tablescape is the spectacular white porcelain Peacock Garden Dinnerware Set. Did you know Peacocks are a historic emblem of nobility? I love the cobalt and copper colors Bri brought into this table setting with the teal beaded peacock velvet table runner. This is one spectacular find from Pier 1 Imports.

Rich and Elegant Peacock Table Setting Ideas for a peacock wedding theme / peacock wedding centerpieces / peacock table setting decorations / as seen on Brenda's Wedding Blog / design and styling by Bri of Halfpint Design

Other design elements include the chargers - these started out as gold chargers from Dollar Tree, and then Bri spray painted them with Krylon's Copper Rose. The utensils are faux copper cutlery from The Fulfilled Shop. Aren't they the perfect touch? And, those deep cobalt wine glasses? Bri not only found them at Dollar Tree, but she added the copper rim with Martha Stewart Craft paint.

Copper, Teal and Cobalt Colored Peacock Table Setting for a peacock wedding theme (or holiday tablescape) / peacock dinnerware - the perfect choice for a wedding registry / diy gold rimmed wine glasses / as seen on Brenda's Wedding Blog / design and styling by Bri of Halfpint Design

One of my favorite finishing touches are the gold pomegranates that fill each bowl. Bri painted each one with a mix of Burnt Bronze and Glamorous Gold Edible Art Paint from The Baker’s Party Shop. A great decor tip from Bri . . . "Spray paint is amazing but when working with food, definitely use edible paints".

Gorgeous peacock inspired florals and gold painted pomegranates bring the elements of this copper, cobalt and teal tablescape together. Peacock Table Setting for Weddings and Holidays / as seen on Brenda's Wedding Blog / design and styling by Bri of Halfpint Design

PS: Bri has a Free Peacock and Copper Menu Download on her Half Pint Party Design site.

10 Affordable Holiday Centerpieces that Make a Statement for Winter Parties

Before we get started, I have to give a huge welcome to those coming over from Baker's Party Shop as today is the day that I get to be a part of the fantastic Holiday Party Hop organized by Mirabelle Creations.

I’m honored to be a part of a wonderful group of party gals that have gathered to share our holiday entertaining ideas. You can hop from one blog to another to see all the festive inspiration.

Today, it’s all about affordable holiday centerpieces that make a statement from The Bouqs. Ten floral arrangements to be exact that are perfect for weddings, holiday gatherings, bridal showers and even those engagement parties that will certainly be taking place over the next few months.

If you’re not familiar with The Bouqs, you can purchase 3 different sized bouquets for nearly each of the arrangements. There’s the original size, deluxe doubles the blooms and then there’s the grand size. The flowers are grown on sustainable and responsible farms and freshly cut so they last.

Are you ready to choose your favorite holiday centerpiece?

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Ready to see all the holiday flowers that you can choose from? Which ones are you loving?

Believe is gorgeous with fresh cut tulips and evergreen accents.

Holiday Sweater is a mix of pepper berry and evergreen accents with a beautiful centerpiece succulent.

Snowfall will be a favorite with it's freshly cut roses.

Rudolph is beautiful with fresh cut amaryllis making this one a holiday classic.

Mistletoe combines the colors of the season and it's full of Hydrangeas, Roses, Peruvian lilies, and more.

Yuletide features exotic Peruvian Lilies.

Candy Canes is so striking with fresh cut red and white tulips.

Comfort 'n' Joy combines farm-fresh roses, alstroemeria, and hypericum.

Eggnog is light in color with roses, lilies and accents.

Ornament is a festive mix of hydrangeas, roses, and accents in the colors of the holidays.

Thank you so much for joining me for pretty inspiration to create your holiday party centerpieces as part of the 2016 Holiday Party Hop. Please leave me a comment letting me know your favorite holiday floral arrangement and then be sure to head on over to the next party stop . . . Fern & Maple.

Have fun visiting today's previous and next holiday inspiration. To see all the party sites in the 2016 Holiday Party Hop, please start here!

Design Your Own Winter Themed Save the Dates and Invitations

If you're one of the lucky brides that said yes over the holidays, first off . . . Congratulations!!!. Secondly, you will LOVE these winter themed fonts and graphics for your Save the Date designs. Even if you plan to marry over the next holiday season {from Thanksgiving through the New Year}, this font + graphic bundle is for you. For only $29, you will gain access to thousands of Christmas and winter resources . . . plus some extras for Thanksgiving and New Year's. Designs include backgrounds, patterns, textures, styles, templates, and much more.

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Sweet Treats for Holiday Weddings {and Parties}

When it comes to holiday weddings + parties, having special treats is a fun way to celebrate with your guests. Today, I have some sweet ideas to share with you and you can still receive your order in time for the holidays {even with standard shipping}.

First up is Eleni's New York - they are famous for their custom hand-iced Conversation Cookies™. With each cookie being slightly crisp, not too sweet and intricately hand-decorated - they are the perfect dessert or party favor for every occasion. Eleni's is nut free and kosher too. Here's a fun sampling of their holiday collections including the perfect personalized cookie for New Year's Eve.

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Next up is the set of 2 Home Sweet Home Mug Toppers. Your guests will love being presented their hot chocolate with a cute cookie house perched on the edge of their mug.

And, since ice cream is perfect all year round - how about serving the Ultimate Holiday Ice Cream Collection from eCreamery? The scrumptious flavors include: Peppermint Mocha Ice Cream with Cookie Crunch & Fudge Swirls {top left}, Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream, Eggnog Ice Cream, Double Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Cashew Brittle, Sea Salt Caramel Sundae - Brownie Bites & Swirls of Fudge and Caramel {top right}, Gingerbread Cookie Swirl Ice Cream {bottom left}, Cinnamon Ice Cream, and Candy Cane Ice Cream {bottom right}.

What ice cream flavor is calling your name?

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St. Patrick's Day Inspired Green Wedding Inspiration Board with Shamrocks

For those that might be planning either a wedding or bridal shower inspired by St. Patrick's Day, I wanted to share a past inspiration board I've created that was inspired by the luck of the shamrock. Consider tucking this little good luck token into your bouquet and your guests place settings. Don't you love those cute green glittered clothespins? They could be used to attach the menu to the folded napkin, attaching the place card to the menu, securing the table number to a potted plant centerpiece or even to hold a paper banner up. Adding little clovers to your bouquet and even attaching one to the napkin is a perfect way to bring the holiday into the wedding in a more subtle way. For dessert, a green velvet wedding cake would be perfect.