There is something inexplicably captivating about the idea of an enchanted forest. It’s timeless and charming, but also has an eminent dark side. Whether we’re watching Game of Thrones or reading Snow White, we can’t help but wish we could click our heels three times and be transported into those mystical wonderlands. But unfortunately the Seven Dwarves’ home cannot be found on Google Maps, so we’re left to create our own masterpiece for a party or event in order to embrace the magic. Check out these 18 inspiring ideas for an enchanted woodland party that none of your guests will forget.
4. Take the Woods Inside: Who says a magical forest party has to be outdoors? With this beautifully lush display you’ll never know the difference. The mismatched chairs and antique lace tablecloth add a perfectly disheveled yet chic vibe. (via Grey Likes Weddings)
5. Floating Candles: These mason jar lights are just as easy to make as they look. Pour water and marbles into a mason jar, tie a decorative ribbon around the top, drop in the floating candle and voila! A romantic, mystical dinner table. (via Emmaline Bride)
6. Tree Slice Wood Coasters ($33): Plastic coasters are for suckers. Go full forest with these cute little guys.
9. Moss Pot: Moss is an essential element for an authentic, outdoors feel. This tutorial uses a wooden bowl, cement and dried or peat moss for a centerpiece you will continue to enjoy after the party. (via Once Wed)
10. Waldorf Salad: No other salad is more appropriate for an enchanted woodland party than this one. Filled with apples, nuts and leafy greens, it looks like it just came out of the forest itself. (via Young Austinian)
12. Glitter Accented Decor: We love this whimsical touch to the woodland theme. These glitter accented glasses and serving platter are a perfect example of manmade meeting au natural. (via Bloom Design Online)
14. Pinecone Place Card Holders ($36): Show your guests to their seats in the most woodsy way possible. For a budget friendly option, go foraging for pinecones in your own neighborhood.
16. Acorn Donut Holes: Somebody tell all the squirrels that they’ve been eating the wrong kind of acorns. To make these adorable little treats, dip half of a frosted donut hole in melted chocolate and sprinkles. Then poke a pretzel stick through the center. (via Kara’s Party Ideas)
18. Colored Twig Pencils ($15): A party so good your guests are going to have to write about it. A host so prepared she already has pencils ready. Your standard yellow school pencils ain’t got nothin’ on these beauties.
Are you planning an enchanted event anytime soon? Which of these ideas will you be incorporating into your next woodland party? Leave us your thoughts below or on Facebook.