Daily Archives: June 27, 2013

Mystery Box Challenge: Capes and Crowns’ Nautical-Themed Cocktail Party

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We challenged 5 of our favorite entertaining bloggers to create the ultimate home bar, inspired by their signature cocktail and favorite pieces from our summer collection. Today, we’re featuring the fantastic design from Lauren Borquez at Capes and Crowns. We asked Lauren about her inspirations for this design as well as her secrets to hosting a great cocktail party.

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What was your inspiration and theme for your cocktail party?

My inspiration for my entire design was derived from a single piece that was sent to me. The adorable little whale bottle opener took the wheel and a nautical/ coastal theme was born!

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 Which Pottery Barn products really made this party pop?

I loved the drink servers and the coordinating glassware in blue.

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What do you think are the most special or unique details from your cocktail party?

Theme selection is always important to me and having a sense of continuity on a dessert table. I try to bring everything together. A couple of my favorite details were the detailed cookies that matched the printables as well as the fondant whale topper that matched the bottle opener.

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What’s your favorite summer spot for staging a cocktail party?

I love for settings to have an at home, relaxed feel. Almost any outdoor scene can be transformed into a fun, festive get a way as long as the key ingredients are there.

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What’s your favorite way to elevate a cocktail and turn it from ho-hum to fabulous?

I think that execution and attention to even the smallest of details is the key to pulling off any size event. Balance is also important visually speaking.

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To celebrate our Mystery Box Challenge, today we’re giving away the Whale Bottle Opener and a Whale Cocktail Shaker. You can find the official rules here. To enter, just fill out the form below!

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