Happy November! Camille from Style Notes here, with the latest dose of felicity in our Fantasy to Fête series. Today's inspiration board is a fresh, happy take on an autumn palette... c'mon, who says parties at this time of year have to be all about the falling leaves and turkey?!
Green Fall Cocktail Party Inspiration Board-Camille Styles Events
I'm envisioning this board for a modern cocktail party with a classic combo of green & white, punched up with crisp black for graphic interest. Invite a few friends to mix, mingle & nosh on Asian-inspired hors d'oeuvres, turn up a playlist of lounge-y grooves, and enjoy a festive evening before the chaos of the holidays begins.
Black-Green White Modern Fall Table-Camille Styles Events
Keep things simple by setting a monochrome table with white dishes... add pops of energizing color by layering bold napkins in cheery chartreuse. Low glass vases full of fragrant herbs and white pumpkins are a sleek spin on tradition.
Green Cocktail Party Invitation-Camille Styles Events
Even last-minute gatherings can be elevated by sending hand-written invites. Use a bold green sharpie to scrawl the deets on heavy white cardstock, then pop into a coordinating square envelope for an effortlessly chic touch.
sake cocktail party-camille styles events
For the most surprising presentation, serve chilled sake-tinis in hollowed-out cucumbers. Add a cucumber swizzle stick, & sip!
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Since cocktails are the star of this party, offer two specialty drinks: make batches of this spicy ginger gimlet in advance so that guests can serve themselves once the party in full swing.
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Satay is perfect mingling food: it's easy to eat with one hand while balancing a martini glass in the other. The chicken is marinated in bright Asian flavors like ginger & soy, and it's substantial enough to satisfy after-work party guests. For the full menu with recipes, hop over to Style Notes. And stay tuned for our next Fantasy to Fête... traditional turkey gets a major dose of style!

*images: {row 1} katy perry by lara backmender, sarah ridgley, williams-sonoma, blush events {row 2} eclectic images, brides, karen wise {row 3} brides, williams-sonoma, johny miller {row 4} matt armendariz, paper moon project. all menu images from williams-sonoma.