A “Paint” Inspired Dinner Party

Todays entry into the Pink & Orange-inspired Vendor Challenge comes all the way from South Africa.  Julie and Shona of In Good Company put together a stylish and modern dinner party that would be great for both young and older guests.  They used a paint theme and offer up some creative ideas using the challenge colors plus navy to give it a more neutral feel.  Read on for the details… 

The idea is well suited to a party held at home where you would like to add the special touch without going “overboard,” for example: a milestone birthday for a husband or best friend, a graduation or “congratulations” party or even “just because”.  We were inspired by 100 Layer Cake’s Inspiration Board and Jen Ramos artwork at Cocoa & Hearts.  The printables were designed by Paper & Cake.

Some tips from the ladies to help create this look are:

  • Design your own backdrop by painting a plain canvas with bold stripes coordinating with your color palette.
  •  Use the rest of your paint by splashing stripes on invitation cards and envelopes.  Add some glitter and you’re good to go!
  • Craft your own paper flowers to save on budget.
  • Dip bamboo cutlery in paint for a well placed splash of color.
  • Serve store-bought candies & desserts and add printable toppers for a special touch.
  • Paint stripes around candles for an updated candlelight centerpiece.
  • Add ribbon to swizzle sticks for that little extra touch.
  • Fill printable favor boxes with extra treats from the sweets table.

Thanks to Julie and Shona for such a beautiful design and some helpful tips to pulling it off!


Design & Styling – In Good Company

Paper Goods – Paper & Cake

Sharing is caring!

Similar Posts


  1. Christine thanks so much for such a fun challenge! Can’t wait to see the other entries – my favourite is the Pink and Orange monsters – how cool is that backdrop!

  2. Looks soo pretty! GLAD that my paintings at Cocoa & Hearts inspired you as well! Looks lovely!

  3. I LOVE the colors in this. How pretty is that simple but modern garland out of artwork! and what’s fabulous is that I could actually recreate the art and it would look so chic! I love this.

Comments are closed.