Dear Friends, Something Green has recently packed up and moved our way across town (virtually speaking, of course!). You can now find all the fun, eco-chic party-planning tips that you are used to finding here at www.somethinggreenevents.blogspot.com. But have no fear: all of our old posts are archived at the new address! We’ve been so excited lately as our readership has been growing. We...
Vendor: Timeless Vixen When it comes to the most important element of any fabulous party, for me, it always comes down to one thing: the perfect outfit. Whether you are attending/hosting a wedding, a cocktail party or a luncheon, special occasions, in my opinion, nearly always call for a special party dress (or at the very least, a special accessory). Timeless Vixen boasts an...
Eco Etsy Finds
From time to time, I like to browse both Etsy and Eco Etsy to see what sorts of fun, new products I’ll stumble across. There have been lots lately, so I thought I’d put together an abbreviated list of some of my most recent finds/vendors. Recycled Sail Purses and Luggage Tags Throughout college, I frequently summered in Portland, Maine. There was excellent shopping throughout the...
For those of you who have been keeping up with your reading, you know that I have been on a bit of a “mason jar” kick. I love the idea of creating really chic tablescapes using simple containers made of either recycled or reused glass, such as mason jars, wine bottles and vintage milk bottles. I suppose I’ve always been a sucker for simple glamour. I use reclaimed mason jars...
Beautiful Reusable Flowers
If the thought of reusable flowers sends you into a panic, you’ll love these beautiful floral creations made by one of my favorite new companies, Emerson Made. The company creates adorably quirky hand dyed and hand stitched fabric flowers that can be worn as accessories or used as decor (and reused over and over again). Here, the bright colors of the flowers pop against a simple sheet of...
Vintage Jewelry Bouquets
Photo Credit: Peacock Feathers Events As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I am (to the jealousy of many girlfriends) the daughter of a florist. As such, I am often unimpressed by many floral arrangements and centerpieces since I have been surrounded by them for, literally, my entire life. Having said that, I am always on the lookout for creative floral options. Any jewelry lover or...
Lately, I’ve been finding constant inspiration just about everywhere and in everything. So today, instead of focusing on just one fun new find, I thought I’d put together a small collection of ideas, inspired by the changing seasons, which have been keeping my creative juices in full turn recently. The first is this playful, DIY apple swag. I can already imagine these brightly colored swags...
Photo Credit: Beau Coup & Dog and Bird Get Married When selecting your wedding favors, look no further than your local greenhouse or garden center. Small potted plants make charming favors that guests can take home and enjoy for weeks (or in the case of the young evergreens above, years) after your ceremony. Often, floral retailers offer good prices when these small items are purchased in...
DIY: Recycled Mini-Lanterns
Photo Credit: www.weddingwhims.tumblr.com Here is a fun, super easy way to turn trash into adorable party décor. Instead of tossing aluminum cans into the recycling bin, give them new life as tea light holders. Simply remove the paper label and clean the can with warm, soapy water. Then, create a simplistic design on the can by punching holes through the metal. The cans can be organized on a...
Something Green is on Facebook! We're so Trendy.
Yipee! SOMETHING GREEN now has its very own Facebook page! Help spread the word by becoming a true “fan.” The page is brand-spanking new, meaning we have no “virtual” friends as of yet (insert single tear here), but word of the site is starting to trickle through the web and with your help, we can create a fun Facebook fan base! When you’re busy casually stalking...
Recently, a friend described a small party she attended. She offered the typical details – the beautiful flowers, the perfect play list, the tasteful décor. But one thing she really raved about was the small gift her hostess left for guests at their place settings. Instead of a small plaque or tacky looking candy dish, her hostess offered each guest a beautiful jar of organic honey to take...
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Tying the knot in Vegas: Something borrowed,... →
This is such an excellent article, compliments of www.terracurve.com, about one Las Vegas resort’s new green wedding packages.
www.Etsy.com Although my friends don’t know it yet, I’m secretly planning an upcoming Swap Party. I like to think of swap parties as the grown-up version of rustling through your best friend’s closet in search of the perfect “going-out” shirt or accessory. The concept is pretty much the same – rather than buy something new, borrow or “swap” the perfect item instead. Use the opportunity to...
Fair Trade Table Linens
www.theafricahouse.com Recently, I’ve been on the hunt for an interesting table runner. I have a beautiful, round white kitchen table, which I originally loved for its simplicity; however, lately, I’ve been somewhat bored by its, well, bareness. Theafricahouse.com offers beautiful tablecloths, table runners and napkins that are perfect for the everyday or for entertaining. But the beautiful...
"Paperless" Invites, Greeting Cards and...
www.luckymag.com An excellent compromise between staying green and staying stylish can be found at www.paperlesspost.com. This unique website allows you to send chic (paperless) invitations, greeting cards and save-the-date cards completely virtually, thus eliminating the need for both wasted paper and wasted postage. The site boasts electronic card designs that are as elegant as those found on...
Our life is frittered away by detail…Simplify, simplify.” -Henry...
Creative Napkin "Rings"
All images, Etsy.com Recycled vintage brooches pinned to neatly rolled or folded napkins are a simple way to add a bit of sparkle to any table setting. Online boutiques, such as Etsy.com, offer a mix of styles to browse, from elegant crystal pieces to bold, colorful floral shapes to unusual insect-inspired pins. For coherency, stick with a single color or theme and then select mismatched...
I adore the simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.” -...
Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.” - Coco Chanel