Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Hola amigas! Cinco de Mayo is here and we are ready to celebrate! Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May is a regional holiday in Mexico that has become a holiday celebrated in many places beyond just Mexico. It originates where descendants have moved and come together as a group, or people have gathered to celebrate and indulge in Mexican food and beverages. And, yes, we simply can’t resist joining in the fun!

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And did you know, special observances are held around the world in many different ways for Cinco de Mayo? Most celebrations include Mexican food and drinks, but there are some that are quite different in how they choose to commemorate the day.

For example, there is a sky diving event near Vancouver, Canada. In the Cayman Islands there will be an air guitar competition. In Phoenix, Arizona, there are plans for face painting, pony rides, bouncy houses and many arts and crafts. In other cities there will be members of a Mexican ballet, a Mariachi band as well as Mexican artisans flown in to show off their beautiful work. And, we too love celebrating Cinco de May in Minnesota!  Check out our local events here.

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So, thinking of hosting your own Cinco de Mayo fiesta? Check out our “Fiesta” Pinterest board as we have collected all of our fiesta favorites!  There is no right or wrong way to host your celebration, so have fun with your decor. We like to find one image that inspires us and then we use those colors to set the party tone. And, have fun with it!

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We love having plenty of fresh salsas, guacamole and margaritas. Quesadillas are great for people moving around as they eat and you can fill them with a variety of ingredients. Have bowls of chips alongside different dips for quick munching.

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Bake up some enchiladas and burritos for fun, or even an easy taco bar! Again, your fillings can be as authentic or outrageous as your personality and those of your guests. We encourage having a mix of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink options. We just love the jarritos soda, so colorful and fun for all ages.

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And of course, what’s a good Cinco celebration without margaritas? We love the idea of having pitchers of yummy margaritas, so that guests can help themselves and you can enjoy your fiesta! When your guests see you having fun, they will too! We have collected some of our favorite drink recipes on our Cocktail pinterest board, so pop on over!

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Last but not least, what are you going to wear? We love keeping it simple and adding a pop of color statement piece. Whether its a fun floral headpiece, great piece of jewelry, or a fabulous heel choose something you are comfortable in.

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And don’t forget the music and to HAVE FUN!  It’s all about the ambiance when entertaining and having some sort of music is a must-have in our eyes. It doesn’t have to be loud and crazy (thats for late night ;), but adds that extra touch of revelry to your party. We love creating fun playlists and this is perfect opportunity to bring your fiesta to a whole new level.

Happy Cinco!

Cheerfully yours,

Nicole + Jenn

Celebrate | Entertain | Lifestyle

Spring is in the air…windows are down, music is up, and we’re over the moon excited to celebrate the warm air! What feels bigger then the season change, is our re-brand and all our fun additions we’ve been working on!  So, here’s the scoop…

White Peacock is entering its 5th year of celebrating + entertaining so we’ve decided to celebrate with a fresh new look, while staying true to our simple and fun aesthetic and style. We would love for you to visit our BRAND NEW website as there have been so many new additions.

Chicks that Mix just got better. Gals, we’re adding workshops.. stay tuned! We are passionate about our social events and are so grateful for all of our past clients that have given us the opportunity to shine. Today, we celebrate you.. xo! Take a peek at our portfolio to see what we’ve been up to.

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You asked. We listened. We Launched. (drum roll please…) Introducing our new wedding division,  White Peacock Weddings! Check out our new website to get all the details. Services are available from design + styling to full service planning, gaining full access to our network of uber talented wedding professionals.

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Let’s entertain with our new fabulously fun online Shop Frilloon, store. It doesn’t get any easier to order awesome frilly big balloons (aka… #frilloons) that are directly delivered to your special someone (think of a floral delivery, but something fun + different) or for your upcoming event. They are happy makers that dance up any celebration!

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All too often clients have asked where to source some of our favorite finds. Shop Peacock Alley has you covered. Stay tuned every month as we update our online shop, view, click, and buy. These items are featured on our @whitepeacockstyle instagram feed. So, be sure to follow the fun!

We are a lifestyle brand. We were just getting started and decided it was perfect timing to be ALL IN! By growing our team and adding some amazing talent, we’ve added Creative Consulting to our services. What exactly does that mean? Have a new brick and mortar business and need some design or styling direction? Or, need help coming up with fun details for your next celebration? Maybe you just wanna hang and pick our brains about collaborating on a styled shoot? These services are a la cart and by the hour so lets chat and see how we can assist you!

So, what’s next? It’s a secret, some details have been leaked, but promise to tell soon! Excited is simply an understatement and let’s just say we are always coming up with ways to compliment our style and this one won’t disappoint. Stay tuned for something sweet!

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We would be remiss if we didn’t introduce our newest members to the White Peacock team! We are honored and thrilled to be a part of something bigger, so many good things ahead.

Cheerfully,

Nicole + Jenn

We Are Bunny Brunchin’!

Happy Spring friends! The smell of Spring is in the air and we are busy chicks preppin’ for our Easter  “Bunny Brunch!” And, who knows, this might be a perfect opportunity to start a new Easter tradition!

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite ideas and hoping you’ll find them to be a one stop “hop” as you’re planning for your upcoming Easter celebration.

Our motto has always been “simple, yet significant” which is what inspires us when designing celebrations or entertaining friends and loved ones. Everyone loves a pretty tablescape, and for our bunny brunch we’ve decided we are in love with grasses! There are so many different varieties and they’re usually a bit more budget friendly, as floral can get spendy. But, if you’re looking for pops of floral, little blooming plants are perfect! Some of our favorites include lavender, daffodils, hyacinths, + tulips… We love using them at each place setting as name cards in which your guests can then take them home as a party favor. PS… WP party tip…We love doubling up on uses when throwing parties (pretty name cards and party favors..win! win!)

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And, it wouldn’t be an Easter celebration without pretty eggs! We love this display of ombre eggs and are perfect to add to your tablescape or perhaps your “Boozy Bunny Mimosa Bar!

 

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We found the cutest and very easy DIY for folding bunny napkins and decided we will let the kiddos think the Easter Bunny left them behind.

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Next, we add, one (or two:) of our fun and frilly Frilloons! to finish off the space. They add so much joy and believe it or not, they last for weeks!

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All this decor is making us hungry!
One of the easiest and let’s not forget an overall crowd pleaser are the bunny pancakes. I mean seriously.. who could pass these up? A small stack of pancakes, dollup of whipped cream, bananas and chocolate chips and you’re ready to serve. YUM!

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Lastly, it wouldn’t be a party without our little bunnies at the table. This DIY printable is the perfect activity to print off and have your kiddos work on, while you’re setting your bunny brunch. Plus, they are pretty cute and perfect for some photo fun! And, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @whitepeacockstyle and tag your bunny photos #wpentertains !

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Cheers + Hoppy Easter friends!

Xo
Nicole + Jenn

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NEW YEARS EVE PARTY IDEAS

New Years Eve is less than two days away and we couldn’t be more excited about all the things to come in 2016! What better occasion to throw an amazing party than New Years Eve? All of your invitees are dying for the opportunity to bust out the one or two sequin covered items they own and have a place to wear them! Today we’re sharing 10 ideas to make your party sparkle whether you have an intimate group or go big!

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Make a festive backdrop for photos and provide a special #hashtag!

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Get to know your guests best of the year with this free, printable game!

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Wow your friends with a Champagne tower!

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Glitter Champagne bottles as takeaway gifts.

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Wear sequins because, duh – everyone else is going to too!

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Go all out with your decor! Cover the bar in tassel garlands, put Photo Booth props on the table and maybe even confetti on the floor!?

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Ring in the new year with confetti in the air, make these DIY poppers at home!

Most importantly – have a wonderful, joyous start to 2016! We wish you a very happy New Year!

Need some last minute ideas or help getting your event off the ground – give us a ring!

 

5 GORGEOUS HOLIDAY TABLESETTINGS

Tomorrow is the day many of you will officially begin your Holiday celebrations. With friends and family coming into town, holiday parties and shopping for gifts – it can be easy to overlook plans for a Christmas table that “WOW’s”!

Because entertaining is the name of our game and we think everyone should be able to do so with ease – we’ve rounded up 5 holiday tables capes with items you can pick up today!

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Let’s get started with a classic. It’s the one [or few times] a year to reach for  your treasured china, silverware, and crystal glasses.  Set an elegant place setting using a white napkin and Christmas cracker. Swing by your local garden center or Home Depot and pick up a loose garland to lay down the center of the table. Use as many candle sticks as you have to create a warm and cozy ambiance.

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Because we can’t get enough of these adorable bottle brush trees this year- and who wouldn’t want to be a guest at a table that feels like something straight out of Whoville – go wild with color here! Head over to your local Anthropologie or Target to find these fun trees, grab some fake snow while you’re out and instead of Christmas crackers wrap a wacky gift in striped paper for everyone to open. You’re plates don’t have to match as long as they’re in your color scheme and fun glassware is absolutely welcome!

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For those of you who are already on board the Scandinavian design train – kudos. It’s 2016 biggest design trend prediction and this tablescape will find you on point. The natural elements and design simplicity give the space to focus on your delicious food and warm company. Simplicity is the key here – pull out your white plates and clear glassware, try to stick with a color palate of whites, grays and neutrals. Find these terra-cotta potted pines in the dollar section of Target or on the shelves of Michaels.

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Here in the North, it’s not uncommon to spend your holidays at the cabin. Take a cue from the north woods and add in pops of plaid, natural wovens, and mason jars! Either gather some wintery greens from the outdoors or pick some up nearby. Sprinkle in a few pinecones and red berries [find these at your local Michaels or hobby store, too!] and you’re almost ready for a nordic feast. Adding some unique character elements is never lost on us and we love the idea of these maple syrup’s as gifts! [Find mini-versions at World Market]

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Finally, because sometimes it really is all about the food – prepare a tablescape feast. Start with a little greenery – [eucalyptus will work and its easy to find at Trader Joes!] and pile high yummy fruits like grapefruits, oranges, pomegranates, grapes, apples, and figs. Add in some pretty bowls [these wooden bowls would work too]. When dinner is over, mix in some cheese for dessert and your feast is sure to last well into the evening!

Need table linens, serveware or place settings? Check out World Market– they have e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g!

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