Recycling Wedding Design Ideas For Your Parties

hanging photos with clothes pins :: lemonade on a mason jar :: fruit kebabs on a wheatgrass bed

If you or your children participate in a sport team, a party is certainly taken place at the end of the season. Or you may organize an alumni meeting this summer.

You typically want something special yet affordable. Get inspired by these adorable event design ideas.

Photo Display

The photos hanging by clothes pins on a twine is a concept that can be applied to so many events in so many ways.

From a graduation party, an engagement party, to a first year wedding anniversary or the first birthday of your baby, displaying photos creates a connection. Your guests feel more inclined to share memories.

For a baby shower, create a family tree line. The center will be filled by a few photos of the pregnancy and the happy couple.


Serving food and cocktails in mason jars is favored by cool bars, bistro restaurants and caterers. The details of this real wedding designed by Rebecca Stone of Duet Weddings are featured on Style Me Pretty.

Food Plating

Continue the rustic charm by planting fruits, vegetables or any kebabs on a wheatgrass bed. Select a container that fits with your party theme. I am showing you how Vesou, an event planning studio serving Orange County in California, serve a fruit dessert at an event.

Top and Left pictures: Photographed by Leigh Miller Photography – rights reserved
Food Dishing: Fruit Plates by Vesou
Via: Real Wedding by Duet Weddings, III [Style Me Pretty]

  • Karen Zachary
    June 30, 2008 at 14:58

    With this skewer style, the fruit only slides off one way: off the dirt end! There’s DIRT under that wheat grass! You have to use PLAIN skewers for a wheat grass presentation. =)

  • At Home with Kim Vallee
    June 30, 2008 at 15:22

    Karen: If you wish to use a decorative skewer like this one, you typically wrap the other end with a plastic wrap before you plant it into the dirt.

  • Wedding Photography Naples
    August 31, 2011 at 21:22

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    • Kim
      September 1, 2011 at 00:20

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