Theme Thursday – Orange and Black

We are continuing our new Theme Thursday series this week with… Orange and Black… partly because of upcoming Halloween parties, but also because the two colors together can make a stunning theme.  Whether you are planning a Halloween party, a bridal shower, or a themed wedding, I have lots of Orange and Black for you today!

First, from CakesDecor.com – a jaw-dropping Black Damask and Orange theme cake (and she has stenciling AND pleating tutorials for the cake decorators out there!):

I think black damask and orange go PERFECTLY together, and here is a second example in the cake department, from The Couture Cakery:

Want to find more FABULOUS pictures of orange and black cakes? Go to Google.com/Images and type in (for example):

  • orange and black cakes (or wedding cakes)
  • orange and black cupcakes (if that’s of interest to you)

What about centerpieces?  I found a fun FREE printable from Living Locurto – she has several free designs that are geared towards Halloween parties, but I think this one would be perfect for a shower or even a wedding reception.  Included in the post are very detailed instructions for designing a lovely orange and black tablescape.

From Brooklyn Bride, a modern tablescape in orange and black!  Great inspiration, with a list of materials used at the end of the post:

 Interested in see more orange and black centerpieces and table settings?  Once again go to Google.com/Images and type in (for example):

  • Orange Centerpieces
  • Black Centerpieces
  • Orange and Black Centerpieces
  • Orange Bouquets (for inspiration:)

Stepping away from weddings for just a minute… I found this adorable styled 1st birthday party post on The Tom Kat studio blog – it includes pink, but I just couldn’t NOT share it.  It’s a good example of orange and black AND pink. 🙂

What do YOU think about Orange and Black as a theme?  We’d love to hear your thoughts!

 

Fab Fun Friday – a gorgeous FALL Baby Shower

One of the blogs I stalk read regularly is Kara’s Party Ideas.  I usually have to wipe the drool from my chin after I look at her photos, and I’m always inspired by the ideas.

Lately I’ve been on the hunt for some fun fall-ish themed party ideas, and in particular, baby showers.  Well, I found the perfect post about a “Clementine Baby Shower” on Kara’s blog.

Isn’t that stunning?  Orange poms, white baskets, greenery.  I’m just in awe!

Here’s a close-up on those fabulous apples:

And now you just have to click on over and check out the rest of the photos!

Happy Fab Friday!