I was thrilled when Pottery Barn asked if I wanted to create a tabletop with their new Under The Sea collection. You know I love a good tabletop challenge and I decided to take this party in a tropical direction. You an see the mood board that I created for this right here:
…and here is the vibe I was aiming for:
My party is inspired by tropical ecosystems. From cocktails made from tropical fruits like lychee and guava to floral details utilizing sculptural pieces like Birds of Paradise and cacti and succulents reminiscent of tropical coral reefs, the table is warm, lively, unexpected and fun.
The menu includes ceviches and crab legs, foods wrapped in banana leaves with lots of spicy salsas and tangy side-dishes. With soft Brazilian jazz playing in the background, this party is a perfect blend of upbeat and relaxing. And here’s a little peek:
Discover all of my tips and tricks and DIY’s for creating a fun, tropical tabletop over at the Pottery Barn blog, Inside and Out and in this little ‘spotlight.‘ I’m even sharing a party playlist! Later this week they’ll be sharing some of the recipes we developed for this. Also today I’m taking over their Instagram, so follow along to get some peeks behind the scenes. Shop the collection right here, I’m totally crazy for the colorways in the outdoor dinnerware.
This post was created in Partnership with Pottery Barn.
Photography by Danae Horst