5 Ways To Perfectly Style Your Next Party on Best Friends for Frosting

Top 5 Ways To Perfectly Style Your Next Party  by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photo by Fallon Chan

I am so happy to share my latest post on Best Friends for Frosting with amazing photography from Fallon Chan.  This was such a cheerful post to create + style. Enjoy!

Photo by Fallon Chan Styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

1.  Larger Than Life Balloons – Whether you display one monster balloon or many, these whimsical party accessories bring an instant smile. Don’t forget to add a fresh flower collar or yards of your favorite lace and ribbon as a tassel!   Stress-free planning tip: Get these beauties delivered to your doorstep by Balloon Planet; nationwide.
Photo by Fallon Chan Styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

2.  Nearly Naked Cake – A nearly naked cake offers just enough frosting for those with a sweet tooth while providing a sneak peak at the cake’s flavor. Stress-free planning tip: Hide the knife if you want to keep the cake on display for a bit!
Photo by Fallon Chan Styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

3.  Unexpected Centerpieces – Search your cabinets for old tins, glassware, trophies and teapots for an unexpected place to display flowers!  You’ll be the talk of the party and perhaps instagram as all of your friends document your creativity. #partysuccess Stress-free planning tip: Order your flowers online and fresh blooms arrive ready to be cut + styled! Blooms by The Box is one of my favorite resources.
Photo by Fallon Chan Styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

4.  Old School Desserts – For the smaller grab-and-go sweets, go retro! These rice + marshmallow treats hold a nostalgic place in everyone’s heart and the white chocolate topping offers a new take on a classic. Stress-free planning tip: These treats are a great gluten free option for guests; skip the toppings to be safe.
Photo by Fallon Chan Styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

5.  Specialty Cocktails – Every good party needs its own specialty cocktail! Whether it’s a personal favorite or a pretty mixology experiment, display the ingredients to encourage guests to mix it up. Stress-free planning tip: If space is limited at your soiree, pre-mix ingredients in large pitchers and don’t forget the ice and a variety of garnish.

Credits:  Photography: Fallon Chan, Concept, Styling + Floral Design: Mandy Forlenza Sticos, Balloons: Balloon Planet, Flowers Provided By: Blooms by the Box, Cake + Dessert: There Should Always be Cake

Inspiration: Herbs

herb bouquet and book

I am drawn over and over to images that have rosemary, thyme and sage.  These herbs are the perfect natural accent to weddings.  Whether in a bouquet, flower girl’s hair wreath, place setting or drink garnish, I will never get enough of herbs as an organic detail.  It’s perhaps the original vintage wedding idea.

sage champange

rosemary place cards

herb boutonniere

Rosemary cake decoration
Photography Credits:  Book + bouquet: Jemma Keech, Sage champagne: Sarah Culver, Escort cards: Brumley + Wells, Boutonniere: Lisa Warniger  Cake: Suzanna March

Featured on Ruffled: Vintage Wedding

Vintage Inspired Wedding

A few of my favorite photos from our personal wedding with our vintage decor and details.  It was featured on Ruffled a few weeks back with lovely images by Volatile Photo.  It was a magical day.

Vintage Wedding

Vintage Wedding NYC

Vintage Wedding

Vintage Wedding

Vintage Wedding

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Vintage Wedding Rentals NYC

Vintage Wedding Rentals NYC

Vintage Wedding Design

Vintage Wedding Rentals NYC

Vintage Wedding Design NYC

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Simple + Stylish Holiday Soiree Featured on The Everygirl

Little Vintage Rentals NYC

Holiday Party Ideas by Little Vintage Rentals

Holiday Party Ideas by Little Vintage Rentals

Holiday Party Ideas by Little Vintage Rentals

Holiday Party Ideas by Little Vintage Rentals

Holiday Party Ideas by Little Vintage Rentals

Holiday Party Ideas by Little Vintage Rentals

Holiday Party Ideas by Little Vintage Rentals

Holiday Party Ideas by Little Vintage Rentals

Holiday Party Ideas by Little Vintage Rentals

Holiday Party Ideas by Little Vintage Rentals

Holiday Party Ideas by Little Vintage Rentals

Holiday Party Ideas by Little Vintage Rentals

One of my favorite projects to date, this simple and stylish holiday soiree was featured on The Everygirl here.  The idea was to create an easy but beautiful holiday gathering for close friends.  Kate Ignatowski captured the set up perfectly and I had too much fun styling this!  I mean, who knew there were edible glitter stars?

Styling:  Little Vintage Rentals  Photography:  Kate Ignatowski  Necklaces:  Confetti by Annette  Wine:  Kunde Family Estate Special thanks to Erin + Evan for lending a hand!