A THANKSGIVING DINNER INSPIRED BY OUR CHILDHOOD

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

We were so honored to have our Thanksgiving dinner featured on ELLE Decor. It was especially meaningful because this Thanksgiving table was inspired by our childhood. It was our rendition of the table our mother and grandmother would create for the holiday. Our grandmother had wicker cornucopias as the centerpiece of the table with an abundance of overflowing fall fruit -- it was really beautiful and always stuck with us. So we did our own take on that -- using the brass bowls and pedestals to house pomegranates, tangerines, figs and grapes.

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

The color palette was dictated by our childhood dining room, which had a burgundy vintage oriental rug and deep raspberry upolstered dining chairs. Those jewel tones were the starting point of our palette and mood. Our grandmother’s china and goblets were emblazoned with gold so we decided to play that up by using copious amounts of brass in this interpretation. Then we modernized it by going with a bare wood table and benches.I am obsessed with the carrera marble chargers from Borrowed Blu. On one hand, they have this classic elegance but on the other, they are pretty unexpected.

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Sissy designed the flowers and here's what she said: We wanted to create rich and abundant florals. We started out with amaryllis (a Christmas favorite) in a deep burgundy as the focal point and then added maple leaves, purple clematis, coral ranunculus and peonies in burgundy and a pink so light it almost looks white. The coral ranunculus also nestled in brass bud vases right on the guest’s plate to accompany the place card, and in clusters scattered amongst the bowls of fruit on the table.

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Concept, Design & Florals: Twink + Sis

Photography: Jenne Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Tabletop: Borrowed Blu

Linens: Town & Country Rents & Events

Misc. Tabletop/Candle Holders: One Kings Lane, Crate & Barrel

Table & Benches: HD Buttercup

Turquoise Hutch: Horchow

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! xx

 

 

TWINK + SIS HALLOWEEN DINNER PARTY

It's spooky season! We were so thrilled to have our Halloween dinner party featured on ELLE Decor. Today, I'm so excited to share even more images and details from our Halloween celebration with you.

THE DESIGN: We wanted to create a stylish and dramatic Halloween dinner party for the adult set. Something fun and festive, without losing the beauty of a sophisticated dinner party. 

The first two key elements of our table were the black flatware and the Jarrahdale (light grey/green) pumpkins. Those two elements were actually the jumping off point for the whole design. 

We purchased the pumpkins from a local pumpkin patch and they really made the table. We knew from the start that we wanted to forgo orange and do something a little more unusual. We were completely in love with these pumpkins and just wanted to cover every inch of the table in them. 

Once we had settled on black and the pumpkins being key aspects, that dictated everything else as we moved forward. We added light grey plates, flowers in deep red/purples as another contrast to the lighter colors, and smokey brown (goblets) to finish it off. We also thought that using classic silver for candlesticks, vases and goblets, added a perfect moody touch. 

We have a rule to always use fresh elements, wherever possible — even at our kids' parties. Whether it be pumpkins, flowers or evergreens, having an abundance of fresh, seasonal items really creates the most beautiful effect.

The plate decorations are actually chestnuts! We really wanted to have the flowers be a bit spooky and unusual. So when we came across these little brown monsters, we knew they would be the perfect unexpected addition to the table.

We loved the glass cloches. We placed some of the black birds, branches and the chestnuts under them. They created a great eerie vibe.

Make the most of your investment: Load up on heirloom pumpkins. Not only do they make great party decor, but they will keep your home festive all the way through Thanksgiving!

THE COCKTAIL: Our signature drink for the evening was “The Darkest Night.” It consisted of fresh muddled blackberries, bourbon, lemon juice and simple syrup, topped off with sparking water. It was like a Halloween soda for grown-ups.

THE DESSERT: The cake was created by Whisk & Whittle. It was a two-tierd (gluten-free) chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting. She created the spiders from marzipan and the web from spun sugar.

CREDITS:

Party Concept, Design, Cocktail & Florals: Twink + Sis

Photography: Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Cake: Whisk and Whittle

Tabletop sourced from: Borrowed Blu

Flatware: Classic Party Rentals

Candles: Yummi Candles

Skull & Blackbirds: Pottery Barn

Pumpkins: Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch

 

BOHO CHIC BACHELORETTE PARTY

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

One of our very favorite events EVER EVER EVER, in the history of Twink + Sis, was this boho chic bachelorette party, for my lovely friend Veronica. We were beside ourselves to have the soirée featured on Martha Stewart Weddings a few months back. I'm so excited to share even more photos and details here on T+S!

All images by Alissa Noelle Photography.

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

We had the party at the bride-to-be's house because her backyard is gorgeous and I have actually always wanted to do an event there. I am in love with her drought-resistant landscaping and fruit and vegetable gardens. It was the perfect backdrop for a ladies' night to celebrate her upcoming wedding. The idea was to have the bride's closest girlfriends for an evening of drinks, desserts and games -- an elevated bachelorette party.

Veronica's favorite color is purple, so we used that as the jumping off point for the color palette. We also had gems as a running theme throughout -- the piñata, cookies, hexagonal platters -- a nod to her diamond engagement ring.

I had this idea to create really unexpected floral arrangements that were not only visible from all sides, but also "spilling out," making for a super dreamy, romantic scene. Iris & Daughter did an incredible job bringing that vision to life -- absolutely blew it out of the park! It really looked like a fairytale! The acrylic boxes did triple duty by creating height and also providing a shelf for drinking glasses and party decor.

We wanted to party to have luxe layers of boho, as well as modern. We mixed gold and copper which added a glamorous touch. Our custom rope and tassels installation framed the single diamond-shaped piñata, and was draped throughout the dessert table.    

The bride-to-be wore a fresh flower crown while relaxing in her peacock "throne." We served several desserts and Veronica's favorite drinks -- rosé and prosecco. 

Whisk and Whittle made beautiful and delicious treats, including a marbled berry cake, topped with brightly-colored bohemian flowers, mini blackberry donuts and chocolate hazelnut tarts. We added in some gem cookies by Holly Fox to keep the diamond theme rolling.

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

A small, intimate party is such a treat. You can create so many lovely details when you don't have to feed and seat 100 people. We braided tassels from natural cotton twine for each person's goblet as an added touch.

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

The bride is Italian and her wedding was in Italy so we paid homage to that with this custom sign by A Dapper Line that read "un brindisi all bella Veronica" ("A toast to the beautiful Veronica"). 

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

We love some good games to get the party going. Our favorites are Scattergories, tailored to the theme of the event, and everyone's favorite -- THE QUIZ. (To learn more about our favorite bachelorette and baby/bridal shower games CLICK HERE).

We braided some of the leftover yarn from the rope installation to decorate the beautiful Compartés chocolate bars, that served as gifts for the game winners.

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

We made the seating area festive by added giant balloons with fresh greens and flowers. It made it feel girly and fun -- just like a bachelorette should be!

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

All of the guests participated in creating a beautiful woven wall hanging that was gifted to the bride at the end of the evening. Makers Mess (an art studio that comes to you!) provided an instructor and all of the materials needed to create the piece. We loved this because it was something that everyone could take part in (no matter their skill level) while still being able to chat and enjoy the party.

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

TWINK + SIS Boho Chic Bachelorette Party

I wish I could live in this party! Congratulations Veronica!

xoxo!! LL

CREDITS:

Concept & Design: Twink + Sis

Photography: Alissa Noelle Photography

Guest of Honor: Veronica Lombardo

Florals: Iris & Daughter

Desserts (Cake, Tarts & Donuts): Whisk & Whittle

Gem Cookies: Holly Fox

Furniture Rentals: Circa Vintage Rentals

Tabletop Rentals: Borrowed Blu

Signage: A Dapper Line

Craft + Instruction: Makers Mess

Balloons: Koyal Wholesale

Piñata: Prospect Goods via Bracket

Candles: Yummi Candles

Wicker Water Pitcher: Maison Midi

Hexagon Platters, Candle Holders, Vase: CB2

Moroccan Wedding Pillows & Old Fashioned Glasses: Anthropologie

Ice Bucket, Tongs & Berry Cups: Crate & Barrel

Game Prizes: Compartés

Game Stationary: Paper Source

Gold Game Pencils: Etsy

TWINK'S FAVORITE SUMMER PARTY PINS

I loved Sissy's summer party pins in yesterday's post. For me, this month is all about enjoying amazing food, drinks and ambience with the people I love (but frankly, when is it not?). Here are the pins that inspire me to revel in this final month of summer.

Half Baked Harvest's Cherry Ginger Beer Vodka Soda

Flowers and tablescape from The Lane Floral & Food Styling Workshop

Naco Party via Camille Styles

Dinner party in Sweden via Renée Kemps

The Judy Lab's Woodland Forest Cake

Happy August! xoxo!