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Elegant Fall Party Decor : Pink and Gold Pumpkins

Today's post is look back into the archives with two of my favorite photos for fall party decor ideas. Since it's still fall, wouldn't it be fun to decorate for a bridal shower or engagement party with painted pumpkins? How about pumpkins that are painted pink, white and gold and displayed on candlesticks? Maybe even hollow out a few pumpkins and use them as vases for beautiful floral arrangements? How about having an elegant fall wedding and lining the center of the tables with gold pumpkins and pine cones on a burlap runner?
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My Favorite Unique Fall Wedding Centerpieces : Non-Traditional Arrangements

Today's post is a flashback to last year when I shared my Top 6 Favorite Fall Wedding Ideas for Centerpieces. These centerpieces are super unique and not the traditional ones you'd expect to find at weddings. You can see the full post with details on creating each unique fall centerpiece here. Which centerpiece idea is your favorite?

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Decorating for Fall Parties with Pink and Gold Pumpkins

Now that it's fall, it's time to think about the remaining fall weddings, bridal showers, and parties before the holiday season planning really kicks in.  Even if Halloween has now passed by, it's not too late to still decorate with pumpkins.

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Speaking of pumpkins - how about inviting guests to the fall bridal shower or wedding with a fun pumpkin themed invitation? Here's just a few of my favorites I came across and wanted to share with you.

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Wouldn't it be fun to decorate for a fall bridal shower with pumpkins painted pink, white and gold and displayed on candlesticks? You could even hollow out a few and use the pumpkins as vases for a beautiful floral arrangement.

credit: Alicia Fashionista  { Fall Decor on a Whole New Level  } 

credit: Alicia Fashionista {Fall Decor on a Whole New Level

What about an elegant fall wedding with gold pumpkins and pine cones lining the center of the tables on a burlap runner? Bringing in elements from fall {pumpkins} and winter {pinecones} is a great way to bridge the gap between the two seasons.

credit: A Pumpkin and a Princess  { Thanksgiving Inspired Gold Table Decor Ideas }  

credit: A Pumpkin and a Princess {Thanksgiving Inspired Gold Table Decor Ideas} 

9 Fun & Stylish Ideas for Halloween Weddings + a Printable Invitation

With Halloween coming soon I wanted to gather ideas together for a stylish Halloween wedding. {of course these ideas work for any Halloween party, not just weddings} Simply start with black and white as the base color palette and then you can add punches of color - purple, orange and even bright green are all great choices for Halloween. How perfect is the downloadable "Dim the Lights and Keep Moving" poster for a wedding reception? I also love the idea of a more intimate wedding where you would marry in-front of a decorated mantle or an antique piano, like the one shown below. And, as an added bonus, I've created a downloadable Halloween Party Invitation. Simply download and fill in the blanks and then mail to all your guests {sized as a 4x6}. Looking for an invitation for a different party? Please contact me thru my etsy shop for a custom design.

9 Fun & Stylish Halloween Decorating Ideas:

1. Painted and glittered pumpkins {faux or real} in silver & black are the perfect decor accent

2. Happy Halloween banner{downloadable}

3. Paper flower wreaths are great for decor or on the entrance way to event

4. "join us . . . if you dare" Halloween Party Invitation

5. Can never go wrong with feathers {like a feather bouquet}, photo by Jessica Frey Photography

6. Black potted trees are great for centerpieces

7. Typographical Halloween Poster to set the mood, ex. "Dim the Lights and Keep Moving" {downloadable}

8. Black and White Place Setting with DIY black-and-white cloth napkins

9. Black candy buffet with elegant yet eerie labels, ex. Twisted Treats, Witch's Sticks {downloadable}

To print this invitation once downloaded you will need a printer and 8.5" x 11" white card stock {2 invitations per page}. Please Note: This file is meant for personal use only, not for resale. You cannot offer this design for sale and it cannot be used for commercial purposes.

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Unique Vases for Fall Flowers

I love finding unique ideas for florals and these super clever vases are perfect for fall weddings. Simply hollow out gourds and/or pumpkins and you have the perfect seasonal vase. To see even more ideas, please visit Better Homes and Gardens. Wouldn't these make the prettiest of centerpieces for fall events?