Purple & Yellow Dinner Party

I was brainstorming 30th birthday party ideas last month when I began planning a very special party for by best friend, Sarah. Nothing was jumping out to me so I decided to start with her favorite color (purple) and pair it with a bright yellow. Yellow just screams Spring and well, I am ready for warm weather and bright sunshine! Hope you like!

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A simple invitation. I designed the invitations, printed at home and then finished off by rounding the corners.

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A spring wreath welcomed guests (it only cost $5 to make and really adds a nice touch!). White candle holders (a HomeGoods find) were topped with mini yellow plant pots and tucked inside were purple candles. An eclectic group of purple and yellow flowers were put together for centerpieces. Bright yellows and shades of purple worked well together.

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I ended up tucking a few faux flowers (disclaimer: I sort of despise faux flowers) into the fresh arrangements. It ended up being an inexpensive way to get that deep-purple color I was looking for. Plus, the centerpieces still smelt good because of the fresh blooms!

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Purple damask (paper) placemats and yellow linen napkins added the vibrant color to the table. I created these placemats with scrapbook paper (remember when I showed you how to make placemats?). I also tied several shades of purple ribbons to the back of the birthday girl’s chair. Even 30 year old birthday girls want to feel special, right?

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To complement our Italian dinner, we had some great wine (of course!). Here is a fun sign I created (more to come on that soon!).

So what do you think? Are you a fan of the purple & yellow color combo? What other color combos are you loving for Spring?

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21 Comments on Purple & Yellow Dinner Party

  1. Courtney
    February 17, 2011 at 8:49 pm (3 years ago)

    These were my high school colors, so yes I’m a HUGE fan! I do think they are gorgeous together (regardless of team colors haha) and I think they scream SPRING like you said :)

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  2. Your Hostess
    February 17, 2011 at 9:26 pm (3 years ago)

    Courtney too funny about the colors! I was hoping they didn’t scream LA Lakers ;) Glad you like it!

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  3. Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza)
    February 18, 2011 at 1:44 am (3 years ago)

    Love the scrapbook paper placemats idea…and of course the super cheery color combo! Sarah was one lucky birthday girl to have you style her party.

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  4. Sandra Downie
    February 18, 2011 at 6:39 am (3 years ago)

    Just found your site through facebook! I love it and i love this Party! So fun and well put together! XO

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  5. Susie
    February 18, 2011 at 11:31 am (3 years ago)

    Where did you get your faux flowers? They are beautiful!

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  6. Your Hostess
    February 18, 2011 at 12:33 pm (3 years ago)

    Thanks Susie. The ones that are faux (above) are the large dark purple ones and then the ones I used in the door wreath. I picked them up at Michael’s Craft Store for 40% off!

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  7. Kori Clark
    February 18, 2011 at 4:33 pm (3 years ago)

    I love these colors!! Sorry, but it’s team love for me too, growing up down the street from LSU makes me love purple and gold even more!

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  8. Kori Clark
    February 18, 2011 at 4:34 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh, and I love the Wine Sign!

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  9. Sandi
    February 20, 2011 at 11:13 am (3 years ago)

    This is great! LOVE the flowers. I don’t usually love this color combo, as it makes me think of sports teams that aren’t my favorite, but you’ve done such a great job here that I didn’t think of the Lakers once!

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  10. Romenna
    February 22, 2011 at 11:53 pm (3 years ago)

    What you do with color is so exciting. Your blog posts are always anticipated!

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  11. Julie Northrop
    February 24, 2011 at 6:40 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh Tori! This is fabulous! It looks like you spent hundreds of dollars on creating this lovely setting. Thanks for including the tips for others interested in DIY party decor!

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  12. Yvonne @ StoneGable
    February 28, 2011 at 9:54 am (3 years ago)

    WOW! This is a darling table! I am so happy I found you. I love tablescapes and your are full of chic style and detail.
    Wonderful!
    Yvonne

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  13. The Texas Peach
    March 9, 2011 at 10:30 pm (3 years ago)

    Love the invitations and centerpieces! Purple and yellow are so pretty together.

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  14. Gayle
    March 11, 2011 at 3:53 am (3 years ago)

    Jaw droppingly beautiful. LOVE those colors together.

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  15. Cindy
    March 15, 2011 at 10:54 pm (3 years ago)

    Hey there, thanks for your blog! It is quite inspiring to read about design ideas. Very thoughtful of you to throw a big 30th birthday party for your friend. One of my best girlfriend’s is turning 30 soon, and your website has inspired me with some great ideas…thanks!!! I feel like our niche areas are similar. I am also interested in setting up party, food and drink parties by setting up a dining social group to get people together to have some good food and dining experience, trying different restaurants and venues in the city I live in. I would be very interested in how you set up your website, and any tips you have in growing this idea! Thanks a bunch! I love the yellow and purple colours you chose, and the flowers are so gorgeous, especially as we enter into spring! Other preferences I have for spring colours include peach and a light green. Please keep me posted on any updates to your site! Thanks a bunch :)

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