I love nothing more than to create a celebration inspired by beautiful paintings created by the world’s most amazing artists. Take Monet’s Haystacks, for example. The beautiful pastels and rays of sunlight provide a palette perfect for tea with friends, brunch or a baby shower. To make this a little more winter appropriate, incorporate ghost pumpkins and perhaps a bit of hay. The juxtaposition of delicate details with rustic elements is sure to be inspiring. For even more culture, consider giving tickets to your local museum in gift bags or at place settings, which your guests can use to find inspiration for their own artful gathering.

Top Row: Medieval Flare via Jessica and Chetan’s Chateau d’Esclimont Welcome Party /Monique Lhuillier Champagne Coupes via Bloomingdale’s

2nd Row: Sorrento Platter via Anthropologie/Floral via Zoe and Griff’s Brentwood Wedding

3rd Row: Rustic Bouquet via Arkansas Bride/Powder Blue Plates via Gracious Style 

4th Row: Amber Owl Hurricane via Pier 1/Pastel Macarons via Polyvore