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Halloween Bar Cart Styling with Pier 1

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This past weekend, I had the pleasure of being the guest stylist once again at my local Pier 1. I styled 1 bar cart 3 ways for a fun Halloween style event.



Since Halloween is "traditionally" orange and black I styled one to please those senses! While I do like the traditional colors, I LOVE stepping outside of the box and styling with very "untraditional" colors and items!!

Its totally OK if you don't have a bar cart, I styled this simple grey accent table as a bar cart and BONUS it has wheels for easy transport and for a party on the go!!! OMGEEEE, how darn fabulous are those copper pumpkin tumblers??! I absolutely love them and how about the mini copper Moscow mule mugs {they are actually ornaments, but I would use them as shot glasses}! Add a few Halloween elements such as these yoga skeletons, a Wicked pillow, glitter pumpkins and my Frightful banner {you can find that in my shop} you have a great bar cart alternative!





I love the mystical colors and feel of this Celestial  bar cart I styled and added the Witchin' Good Time invitation as well, you can see more of the Witchin' Good Time party here. Using this color palette, you could leave this bar cart "dressed" this way for Fall, removing all the mini pumpkins if you would like. This particular themed cart would be magically beautiful for a frightful evening party!

I love pulling out my bar cart and all of my pretty glassware, when I have my girlfriends over. This Silver and Blush bar cart works anytime of year and for any occasion - Halloween, Christmas, Girls Night In, Baby/Bridal Shower and Brunch.



Don't be afraid to "shop" your house for items to place on the bar cart. As you can see I used a blush pink hurricane candle holder as my wine bucket and the modern silver long bowl as a decorative element on the bottom shelf, along with petite glass pumpkins! Most people don't have a set of 10 matching glasses, not to fret, mix and match them! It will look like you did it on purpose and no one will ever know. The mixture of metals is also a great design element, so mix and match away! However you decide to style your bar cart, just have fun with it!


The Boos and Booze invitation is new to my shop this year! There is still time to plan and throw your Halloween Soiree! So grab your friends and party the night away! The invitations are available as a PDF file so you can print and hand them out to your guests.

In my opinion, a bar cart is a statement piece and can be an extension of your personality. As a bonus, it holds your entertaining essentials! On any given day, my bar cart holds mini spritzer waters, mini champagne/wine bottles, pretty glassware, stirrers and straws!

Here are many reasons why I love using a bar cart for my parties:

1) Versatility
2) Show off your pretty glassware
3) Functional
4) No reason to move the conversation

Bar cart essentials: 
  • Ice bucket
  • Decanter
  • Cork screw and bottle opener
  • Cocktail shaker and strainer
  • Muddler and mixing spoon
  • Cocktails picks, napkins, coasters and straws

How do you style your bar cart? Have any additional ideas I did not share here, if so leave me a comment, you never know, I may style a bar cart with your ideas/recommendations!

I absolutely love being Pier 1's guest stylist throughout the holiday season! I would love to see you at my next event, so mark your calendar for November 3, 2018 at 11:30a for my Thanksgiving Style Event! RSVP here >>


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Pier 1 In-Store Tablescape Event

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I can not begin to express how excited I am to announce my partnership with Pier 1! I am so thrilled to be working with them. Every time I enter a Pier 1 store, the inspiration I find is unbelievable and the quality of their home decor is excellent! I can't wait to share the details of my upcoming projects, in the mean time, here is a look from my first workshop with Pier 1.


This past weekend I had the fabulous opportunity to work with Pier 1 at the Irving store on a tabletop workshop event! I styled three tablescapes using some great Pier 1 products, along with some of my printable menus. This was such a delight to have complete access to all of the store's d├ęcor. It was like my own prop room ~ what a dream!

Whether is it your average weeknight family dinner or a special occasion, you will typically need to set your table. I have chosen one place setting to create three different tablescapes, to achieve these cohesive looks, I picked a teal gemstone hue to balance out the black and white geometric elements of the plates. The black and white design is grounded by the teal colored dinner plate. 



Although the weather here in Dallas in not cold enough for fur yet, I for one am certainly ready for cooler temps!  Attempting to channel the cooler weather, I styled a more formal table with this beautiful faux fur snow leopard table runner. As soon as I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for this tablescape!


How stunning is the long silver decorative bowl? It was a show stopper for sure! I love the silver finish and the chic texture.  Place some decorative spheres inside and you have an instant wow factor. Speaking of which, the scalloped placemats are made of natural capiz and are exquisite!


Even though, I did not serve food at my event, I did prepare a few sample menus. Let me tell you, after I came up with the desired food items, I sure was hungry and so were the guests! You can order menus in my shop.  Additional touches like these go a long way. 


If you don't have enough of the same napkin, don't fret, just mix and match! I used the ruffled cream napkin and the black and white napkins with tassels and added pretty, yet not matching, napkin rings! 


Kick your family dinner up a notch with these burlap ruffle placemats, teal stemware and fun accent plates. Your family dinners have never looked so good!






 


Having a spontaneous get-together? Skip the tablecloth, table runner and placemats and let your table shine by itself! This is not only easy but very chic as well. I prefer to layer my tablesetting as it adds texture and color. 



When the weather is right, take dining outside and enjoy an alfresco dining experience. Adding candles sets the tone and lightens up the moods. If your guests are allergic to candle smoke, simply opt for smokeless candles or battery operated ones. 



It was exciting to see BellaGrey Designs on the store's chalkboard, on a table inside the store! I had so much fun sharing ideas and inspiration with all the guests who attended the workshop and I look forward to sharing more in my upcoming workshops! If you want to be informed on when my next workshop is, please feel free to subscribe to my newsletter and follow BellaGrey Designs on all social media channels.  



I can not begin to explain how excited and thankful I am for this incredible opportunity! I am humbled by your positive feedback and encouragement. 

Thank you and I can't wait to share more of my work with this incredible brand!



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End of Summer Soiree

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Friends it's time to get your #girlsquad together to celebrate the end of summer! 


What is the perfect way to bring timeless elegance to your soiree? Simply mix these two rich colors and accent it with gold starburst napkin rings! What I love about this setting is it can be replicated year round, and for almost any occasion. A girls night, bridal shower, dinner party or birthday.  To make it a more casual setting you could simply remove the napkin ring and tie the napkin with a loose knot, remove the chargers and place a tablecloth, to use as the foundation on the table. Hosting a larger scale event, but don't have enough sitting space at the table? I have you covered, add a few chairs on either end of the table, this will keep it looking elegant. Did you run out of your matching set of silverware? Don't worry, mix and match your silverware, it will look intentional, especially if you have the same setting at every other chair. 


I have some exciting news to share with you ~ I have partnered with Pier 1 for an upcoming local event here in the Irving/Las Colinas area! I will be hosting a Table Top Workshop next weekend, so if you are local, I'd love to meet you! As an added bonus, Pier 1 is offering all of the guests who attend the event a 10% discount! I will be sharing more details as we get closer to the event date, so make sure you are following BellaGrey Designs on all social media channels! 

Have a super great Friday friends!! 

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Shark Themed Pool Party

Summer is the perfect time to throw a Shark Themed Pool Party. Since my son's birthday is in December and he has always wanted a pool party, I decided to celebrate his half birthday this year! He was super excited when he found out all of his friends could make it, since this usually doesn't happen for his actual birthday. 

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Since we don't have a pool of our own, I rented out the neighborhood clubhouse and pool. It worked out great! 



When planning and designing a party, I like to start with the invitation, as it sets the tone. 


I mailed these fun cut-out shark heads to all of Greyson's friends in a black box filled with "water" {blue paper shred}. I love to get the guests excited for the party from the moment they open the invitation!

But if you prefer a much more simple invitation, I also created this one which I love just as much! 


When hosting a Shark Themed Pool Party, it is necessary to have some shark pool toys for the guests to play with, you can find the large red and blue sharks here, the blue shark soakers here, the mini shark dive toys here and of course no pool party is complete without water guns! The kids loved them all!



And of course you can not forget the sunscreen! While living in Texas the heat is high during the summer months, so I am always prepared with sunscreen! 

The party was from 1-4 pm, so I kept the snacks on the lighter side. 






Keeping with the theme, I served some of the snacks {gold fish, Swedish fish and "puffer fish" cheese puffs} in silver pails and the pretzels were placed in treat cones, I love when guests can just grab and go! Mini gummy fish in the colors of the party were placed on top of the cupcakes while some were topped with cookie shark fins! Fins up friends!!! 


Since the kids were swimming and playing outside, I wanted to make sure I had plenty of fruit and cold beverages on hand. Placing large gummy sharks and the shark and surfboard cookies on "sand" made a great impact and the kids loved it! 




Can you believe I made the cookies?! Not bad for my first time! I will have a tutorial on these soon. I promise they are WAY easier than they look! 

To keep everyone cool on this very hot day {102} I had plenty of water and Gatorade on hand. 







How fabulous are these beverage napkins? My sweet friend, Bethany of Pink Poppy Weddings created them for me to match our fun shark head cut-out invitation! Greyson and his friends thought they were fun!

Instead of goodie bags, I made, yes I MADE shark pinatas! Didn't they come out so cute? I will have a tutorial for these as well! It involves my Cricut Maker




Inside the belly of the shark is "chum" {Swedish fish}. I tried to DIY most of this party and I am pretty happy with how it came out! What do you think? Would you like to learn how to make the cookies and shark pinatas? I will share the tutorials with you.

Have a JAWsome time at your Shark Themed Pool Party! And if you are in the ocean, keep an eye out for sharks! 

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