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8 Ideas for a Modern Kitchen Inspired Party

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Modern Kitchen Party Theme Ideas


I’m excited to share some colorful, kitchen-inspired party ideas AND free printables with you today! This fresh + modern look is perfect for everyday entertaining, a fun girlie brunch, or a contemporary kitchen-themed bridal shower.

Budget-Friendly Style

In order to keep this theme budget-friendly, I utilized some of my regular home decor & stuck with inexpensive DIY projects like paper garlands and tile coasters. (You can purchase plain white tiles at Home Depot for around 13 cents each!)

1. *Produce* Paper Garland

I wanted fruit & veggies to be a key element in this theme! We hand-cut produce silhouettes and glued them to baker’s twine for a fun paper banner that has a kind of a retro-modern feel. (Download the printable produce silhouettes here.)

Kitchen Themed Printable Banner & DIY Tile Table Runner

2. DIY Tile Table Runner

This project (pictured above) is surprisingly simple, inexpensive, and packs a big, colorful punch! It’s made from washi tape, colored masking tape, and simple white bathroom tiles. I’m going to post a separate DIY on this later.


DIY Colorblocked Wooden Kitchen Utensils

3. Color-Blocked Utensils

I found 5-packs of these wooden Bamboo Utensils at Kohl’s for only $5 each, and was inspired by this DIY tutorial to give them this fun color-blocked look.

DIY Modern Kitchen Theme Centerpiece with Mason Jars & Wooden Untensils

4. Modern Kitchen Centerpiece

Who would’ve guessed that “bunches” of wooden utensils could be just as fun as flowers?! 😉 To recreate this centerpiece, pour a couple of inches of dry Lima beans into a mason jar, add painted bamboo utensils, and embellish the jar with baker’s twine + a paper silhouette. Done!

Modern Kitchen Centerpiece Idea - Orange Yellow Green

5. Details, Details

It’s all about them, you know. ;) Use more colored masking tape and paper silhouettes to dress up any ol’ vase! This plain glass cylinder is suddenly so much fun with the addition of a simple stripe pattern and playful apple silhouette.

Bright Orange & Yellow Kitchen Theme

6. Simple Chic Flowers

No fancy arranging necessary here! Just bright vessels (like this $7 tea pot from HomeGoods) paired with tight bunches of pretty flowers.

Modern Kitchen Centerpiece - Vase & Measuring Spoons

7. Transform Your Home Decor

This yellow vase is part of my regular home decor, but it’s suddenly “on theme” when embellished with a few colorful (& cheap) measuring spoons. Don’t ever be afraid to incorporate themed details in unexpected ways! 🤩

Orange Cocktail + Modern Kitchen Party Printables

 8. Colorful Signature Drink

What’s a party without a fun signature drink, right?! Whether a cocktail or a mocktail, every drink looks cuter with a festive straw + party flag. (Download these party flags here.) You can also use extra tiles from the DIY table runner as coasters for individual drinks.

Hope you enjoyed these simple-yet-impactful party tips! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to chime in below.


  1. Jessica Lance Christian January 21, 2015 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    this is fantastic! and I'm so glad you liked and used my utensil tutorial! they look great!

    • jenn s. January 21, 2015 at 12:50 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Jessica! For the sweet comment AND the fabulous tutorial! ;)

  2. @honestywedding January 21, 2015 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    Thai Chicken Flatbread with Light Peanut Sauce + Modern Kitchen Party Theme Ideas {Free Printables} #catering #w… http://t.co/9IuxuFAFAe

  3. Lisa Goudoras January 21, 2015 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    Hi Jenn, what a great post. Love you on video and in person and the bash conference. I especially love the diy runner… that s a keeper. I never seen this item at the store. It will be on my grocery list this week. woohoo!!!

    • jenn s. January 21, 2015 at 7:51 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, Lisa! I loved meeting and chatting with you this past weekend too. :) Hope you enjoy the recipe – so happy you’re going to try it out!

  4. @moltamedia January 22, 2015 at 4:25 am - Reply

    Thai Chicken Flatbread with Light Peanut Sauce + Modern Kitchen Party Theme Ideas {Free Printables} https://www.hwtm.com/2015/01/thai-chicken-flatbread-recipe-modern-kitchen-party-theme-free-printables/ via @hwtm_jenn

  5. @MajesticDayLLC January 27, 2015 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    Thai Chicken Flatbread with Light Peanut Sauce + Modern Kitchen Party Theme Ideas {Free Printables} http://t.co/ffU8X6x4dM

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