It’s a coming, that big ol’ football bash. Whether you’re a die hard sports enthusiast or just there for the munchies and the commercials, these details are a must for pulling off one heck of a football themed party. We’ve got games, we’ve got food, decorative themes and cocktails too. Get ready for game day with these 25 steal-worthy ideas.
This inspiration proves that behind every great party is a delicious cocktail and this one has the Cardamom Rose as the leading lady. With a nod to Alice in Wonderland – think painted roses + drink me tags from Laura Hooper Calligraphy, and a beautifully styled bar cart, Strawberry Banke Events craftedone very cute “Love Drunk” Valentine’s party. See even more photographed by Krista A. Jones right here!
From Laura of Strawberry Banke Events… For this Valentine’s-inspired shoot, we wanted to bring out the playful, “love drunk” nature of Valentine’s Day by using a whimsical, recognizable theme to freshen up the typical Valentine’s Day decor. We chose to pull Valentine’s references from the timeless story of Alice in Wonderland (i.e. Queen of Hearts, painting the roses red, etc), and incorporate them into a modern, everyday bar cart vignette. Aiming to modernize a very romantic-heavy holiday with quirky little “Alice” touches, we executed the shoot in a black, white and fuschia color scheme, accented with bright pops of gold.
Simple, tightly packed roses (as well as some painted red!) are in keeping with both the book theme and the Valentine’s holiday without seeming overly cliche, while tiny apothecary bottles are grouped as bud vases reminiscent of Alice’s whimsical “size-altering” potions. Small gold stacked tea cups are a chic, contemporary nod to the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. The Cardamon Rose signature cocktail is another play on the rose-marked holiday, with a fresher, unique flavor combination. For a less complicated Valentine’s cocktail, we substituted pretty, blush-toned sparkling Rose (for typical champagne), garnished with a simple rose petal for a special touch.
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- 1.5 oz of Hendrick’s gin
- .75 oz of Rose syrup (homemade or store bought)
- .25 oz of Fresh lemon juice
- .75 oz of Fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
- 2 dashes of Peychauds bitters
- 1 Cardamom Pod
- Lightly muddle one cardamom pod at the bottom of shaker.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and ice. Shake for 20 second, then strain over fresh ice to remove the cardamom pod.
- Add a splash of seltzer water.
- Garnish with rose petals or fresh lemon wedge.
Photographer: Krista A. Jones | Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Barcart: Society Social | Boutique Gift Boxes: Haven Court | Cocktail Napkins: Kate Spade | Design + Styling: Laura Boyd + Meg Hale Of Strawberry Banke Events | Glassware : Anthropologie | Macarons: Sweet Hearts Patisserie | Restaurant: Blackwall Hitch | Vintage Furniture: XOXO Vintage REntals
Gallery walls come in all shapes and sizes and often look best with mixed media – a round-up of family photographs, paintings and prints. Try this DIY for map stick figure silhouettes from Honey & Fitz and Ruth Eileen Photography. It’s the perfect way to add some pizazz to your walls and can be customized to the spot on the map that you call home. For the house tour with this beauty tucked inside, click here!
frame or frames depending on what you’re doing
road atlas (you can find them on amazon)
template for the stick figures
white card stock paper
Print stick figures using the template above and trace them onto the atlas. It looks better when the city name or identifying characteristics are centered on the body so you can clearly identify the location when you look at the figure.