|Posted on February 15, 2014 at 3:05 PM|
With all this snow we've experienced recently, it got me thinking about different seasons for events. I've found that people around here love fall and winter just as much as spring and summer. There are plenty of different color schemes or decor themes that can represent any season for your event.
Here are my recommendations for each season:
Winter: think winter wonderland that could be full of deep berry and forest greens with accents of silver. You could incorporate the pinecones with a soft glow of candles and old lace. You could pick menu favorites that remind you of home such as mashed potatoes, pot roast and rustic vegetables. Spiced punch or a cranberry sangria can add warmth and also a complimentary nod to your color and theme.
Winter doesn't have to be boring and it doesn't have to go with the traditional colors the season can bring.
Spring: new blooms in the air remind me of soft blues and whimsical creams or whites. There is something so refreshing about country style lemonade or tea being paired with simple wildflower arrangements. A spring event needs a menu that is not to heavy but maybe something that can brought to a picnic- good cheese and fruit tray, an assortment of elegant deli style sandwiches.
Spring fever does not mean that your decorations or menus have to have complicated, simple embellishments can go a long way
Summer: long days and warm nights can lead to rich hues of oranges, corals or even reds. While the ombre color pallet might be over played; you can create that effect by picking the same color tones but mixing up the fabrics. Light canvas paired with sheer linens of all the same color can create the perfect summer event. Hot days will keep your guests thirsty so make sure you have the wine chilled and your signature spirit on deck. The menu can be full of a salad bar with different proteins to add in.
Summer events can be as formal or in formal as you want them to be from a formal wedding to a backyard cookout.
Fall: Gold tones can really compliment and bring out the crisp air and falling leaves to your event. Using the colors of fall can be intimating and beautiful all at the same time. But having a gold vase, gold candle holders, and gold fabrics can tie all the other colors together. The menu can consist of things that remind you of harvest but with a different: turkey loin with fried squash and sweet potatoes. Your guests can wash it all down with local seasonal beer and wine.
Fall is a beautiful time of the year so make sure your event can match it.
No matter the season, you can still have an embellished event.
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