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6 Tips on Throwing a Moroccan Party
Monday, September 21st, 2015 | By Rosalie Iannelli
Fancy hosting an opulent, colour-rich and eclectic party that’s anything but typical? Take your guests to Morocco with exotic touches that will leave them speechless. Moroccan-inspired celebrations call for colour—and lots of it! Whether it’s a birthday party, bridal shower, wedding or engagement soiree, we know this theme will give you an opportunity to let your creativity run wild. The intricate design elements from Moroccan culture will really give your party a striking look and feel. Be inspired by the following pretty ideas.
1. Ditch the Chairs!
Make your guests feel comfortable by ditching the chairs and replacing them with floor cushions, poufs and blankets. It’ll keep partygoers feeling relaxed, comfortable and cosy. Leather ottomans in organic tones or intricate patterns can add a more authentic feel. If you must have chairs, opt for coverings like embroidered fabrics with bold and bright patterns. Left: via Camille Styles | Right: via Style Me Pretty
2. Go for vibrant and colourful décor
A bold colour palette of warm colours, such as orange and fuchsia can be accentuated with gold, copper or jewelled tones of blue. Use them as accent colours for various table details such as lanterns, vases, napkins, plates, florals or serve ware. Mikka’s Birthday Lunch, photography by Ale and Kim
3. Use low-set tables
Moroccan tables are set low. Wooden and organic coloured tables make a great choice, as they add warmth and create another visual element in the space. Left: via A Blog Named Scout | Right: via Camille Styles
4. Always more!
An overabundance of fresh blooms is never a bad thing! Introduce citrus branches or fruit to your table setting for an additional pop of colour. Left: via 100 Layer Cake | Right: via 100 Layer Cake
5. Dim the lights
Make use of low lighting and candles to enhance the relaxed and cosy Moroccan mood. Using pretty Moroccan lanterns and votive candles can be an understated, yet exotic centrepiece. Left: via Style Me Pretty | Right: via Intimate Weddings
6. Serve Moroccan-inspired food and drinks
Create an exotic food fanfare and let the formality of the party dictate whether you serve wholesome dishes such as tajine and couscous, or finger food,. Delightful beverages are a must, no matter the occasion! Try your hand at mojitos or Moroccan tea variations. Left: via Style Me Pretty | Right: Mikka’s Birthday Lunch, photography by Ale and Kim