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Fantasy To Fête :: Moroccan Holiday

Camille from Style Notes here! Hope you’re all ready to rock the casbah today, ’cause we’re headed to Morocco for this week’s edition of our Fantasy to Fête series.
Moroccan Holiday Inspiration Board-Camille Styles Events
I’ve always been fascinated by the exotic sense of mystery that surrounds Morocco, so when considering the design for this party, I began dreaming of ancient souks, medieval courtyards, and steaming pots of mint-infused tea. This inspiration board has an aged patina layered over rich jewel tones (think fuschia, ink & blush) and, like the country itself, includes a unique blending of cultures. Read on for steal-worthy ideas on turning all this ethnic inspiration into a bohemian-chic party.
Barn-Lo Bjurulf-Camille Styles Events
Could there be a cooler party venue than this rustic barn setting? The vibrant colors of Morocco are even more striking when set against natural elements like wood and straw.
Cupcakes-Lo Bjurulf-Camille Styles Events
Transform the space by draping tables and seating areas with fabric in rich hues, hang swaths of silk as room dividers to cast an air of mystery, and scatter cushions & ottomans around the space to encourage lounging and lingering. It’s all about the interplay of varied textures to provide a sense of richness & warmth.
Moroccan Place Setting-Style Me Pretty-Camille Styles Events
Tie napkins with super long strands of multi-colored ribbons for a bohemian-luxe table setting. Now is the time to break out the exotic dinnerware to set the table; if the patterns don’t exactly match, even better!
Moroccan Mint Tea-Decor 8-Camille Styles Events (1)
Flickering candlelight from metallic votives cast a radiant glow over dinner party guests as they sip moroccan mint tea from glasses etched in gold. For a similar tabletop look, I’m loving these ruffly plates and jewel-toned tumblers.
Picnic Baskets-Lo Bjurulf-Camille Styles Events

Jars of Preserved Lemon-THoughtful Day-Camille Styles Events
Preserved lemons are one of the most popular condiments in Moroccan cooking, so send guests home with adorable jars full of them to encourage future feasting. And if you’re wondering what to serve at a fête à la Marrakesh? Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons & Green Olives; Carrot Salad with Harissa, Feta & Mint; and a Pistachio Pavlova create an enchanting blend of Morocco’s exotic flavors.

*images via {row 1} vogue italia, ceci new york, style me pretty {row 2} karen wise, style me pretty, snippet & ink {row 3} style me pretty, vogue uk {row 4} style me pretty, atlanta bartlett, 100 layer cake. barn scenes, lo bjurulf; table, style me pretty; mint tea, decor 8; preserved lemons, sunday suppers.