During the holidays when many of us are crunched for both time and cash, printable tags, labels, cards and more can be a great way to personalize a gift without leaving home. Here are a few of my favorite (free) options.
The date is set, the gingerbread cupcakes have been ordered, and there's a killer casserole recipe already bookmarked in your browser. Now how do you let guests know where to be and when? There are two primary options — online social/email invitations and the traditional mailed paper invite — and we've weighed out the pros and cons of each to help anyone decide what's best for their holiday party.
You know how they say “There’s an app for that?" Well, chances are good there’s also an infographic. Just in time for this season’s entertaining, here are a slew of highly visual cheat sheets and illustrations to help you throw a party — from pairing wine, to choosing board games, to setting the buffet table.
Picture ten feet of softly twinkling candles. Sound perfect, but like too much effort? Well, it's a lot easier than you think. With a piece of wood and a power drill, you can create this simple centerpiece that makes a statement.
How fun would this fresh flower pendant light be for a dinner party or special occasion? Brittni from Paper & Stitch wanted to "create something that would act as a centerpiece without getting in the way of conversation or take up too much space (or any space at all) on a smaller dining table." See more pictures and find the tutorial below.
Many moons ago I threw a friend a going away party. She and her husband were headed on a year-long trip around the world, and I wanted to wish them well on their journey. For the occasion, I dressed up like an airline attendant, handed out cocktail nuts to the guests, and served mini airline-sized drinks on a tray. I might have even done a safety demonstration. Embarrassing but true.
Whether you're having a wedding or hosting a party, the floral and plant arrangements can have a big impact on the event aesthetics. They can provide texture, color and certainly set the mood — traditional and romantic, or quirky and whimsical. Here are a few arrangement styles to inspire your celebration.
I recently had the chance to sit down with Nicole Lowery and Christie zumBrunnen, owners of Denver based party planning and styling team Hey! Party Collective. This party planning dynamic duo is intent on pushing the envelope with wedding and event styling while also keeping it sophisticated.
I have been taking early morning walks through a nearby park, and the flowers I clip on the way have become one of my favorite rewards. I have found that wildflowers, even weeds, make for some of the prettiest flower arrangements. Below are some inspiration bouquets for your bedside, dining table or next party.
Do you go all out for July 4th? Independence Day decorations can easily descend into cheese-dom, but you don't have to dig out all the stars, stripes and Uncle Sam decor in order to be festive. Mixing red, white and blue colors and patterns is equally fun, and you will be able to use your decorations throughout the rest of the summer, too.