Top 5 Personalized Groomsmen Gifts

Personalized Groomsmen Gifts

Personalized Groomsmen Gifts

Top 5 Personalized Groomsmen Gifts

We want to thank our friends over at GreatGets.com for their fabulous personalized men's gift guide! Yes, the gifts listed include many thoughtful Father's Day gift ideas and make wonderful men's birthday gifts, but as we told them, many of the gifts featured would make great retirement party gifts and with wedding season just around the corner, perfect groomsmen gifts.

From their list, here are our top five seven favorite groomsmen gifts, in no particular order. Stop dawdling already, order your groomsmen gifts TODAY so you can cross it off your “to do” list once and for all! Continue Reading →

HOW2 Design Your Own Party Hats

HOW2 Design Your Own Party Hats

Last week we featured a post on HOW2 create custom paper cups on Zazzle. Well this week we are showing you HOW2 create your own paper hats on Zazzle. As you know, the the whole artisan decor look popularized on sites like Etsy, is not only trending, it is exploding and spreading to what might be considered more main stream retailers. So even if no one ever dons a party hat at your next shindig or celebration, simply having a paper hat sitting at each place setting will enhance the whole look! Plus, you can also use the hats to as photo props to create some adorable memories. Or turn them upside down and fill with popcorn or french fries or just about any other yummy snack food your can imagine.

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Set a Chic Hanukkah Table with Joyful Flowers by Vera Wang

Vera Wang Blue Floral Centerpiece Perfect for Setting a Chic Hanukkah Table

Set a Chic Hanukkah Table

There are also ways so many great Christmas flower arrangements but seldom do we find something that is not trying too hard to be a blue version of a Christmas bouquet.  Basically, we are always looking for something simple and lovely.  This FTD Flowers Joyful Inspirations Flowers by Vera Wang is our go to Hanukkah centerpiece this season.  As usual Vera Wang does lovely like no other. Continue Reading →

Chic Painted Pumpkin Centerpiece | Fall Party Planning

Chic Painted Pumpkin Vase with FlowersChic Painted Pumpkin Centerpiece | Fall Party Planning 

We love this painted pumpkin vase with fresh flowers that showed up on our Facebook feed from Beau-coup, one of our favorite party favor merchants.  Yes, flowers always look great in pumpkins but an orange pumpkin with fall flowers is very predictable.  All they did in this photo was spray paint this pumpkin white and add a chic contemporary floral arrangement to create a fresh centerpiece look for fall.  We love the painted pumpkin displayed on the acacia cake stand also!

We also think this idea would translate well to an intimate dinner party or could even be used at each place setting as a place card / party favor (one per couple is just fine!).  Simply use a miniature painted pumpkin and add a handful of freshly picked ombre flowers...

We are definitely adding this to our We <3 Fall Pinterest board as we gather ideas for this year's Thanksgiving festivities.

Update

Last night we happened upon a carved pumpkin display with some stunning pumpkin art but we were particularly taken with a pumpkin that had a rectangular cut out specifically designed for inserting an iPad. It was genius and could make for a spectacular Thanksgiving centerpiece especially if you insert your iPad filled with home movies and family photos into this chic painted pumpkin centerpiece. We highly recommend spray painting the cut-out too!

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Discover Your Wedding Style >> Take the Quiz

Discover Your Bridal Style Quiz, Discover Your Wedding Style

Discover Your Wedding Style >> Take the Quiz

One of the most difficult parts of planning a wedding is figuring out the bride's style. We often recommend to our brides that one of the best ways to discover your wedding style is to join pinterest, set-up a pinterest wedding board, and just start pinning looks you like.  Sometimes, the your style is clear almost immediately but more often today's modern bride has a very eclectic style and prefers to incorporate lots of different aspects of her personality, the groom's personality, and family traditions and preferences. If  you, or a bride you know, are still in the self-discovery stage of wedding planning, we highly recommend taking these discover your wedding style quizzes.  Again, we are offering 2 different style quizzes – the first, the Knot's classic written What's Your Wedding Style: 10 Questions To Ask Quiz and the second Beau-coup's more visual discover your bridal style quiz.  Everyone in our office took both quizzes and universally found the Beau-coup discover your wedding style quiz more informative.  What do you think?  

Tell us about your bridal style.  Are you a bohemian rustic bride or is your style more like that of a classic modern bride? Are you planning to incorporate lots of different styles and looks into your wedding or do you prefer a more uniform visual? Do quirky touches add to a wedding or do you find them annoying, silly, or distracting?  Leave us a comment.

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Snowman Theme Girls 1st Birthday Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Snowman Theme Girls 1st Birthday Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Today we received an email seeking ideas for a snowman theme girl's 1st birthday party.  We loved the idea and once we started searching, we had trouble reigning ourselves in.  Although we gained inspiration from some of our other  Winter Wonderland  party packages, this party needed to be different – we wanted it to be pink!

We always like to start with the invitations because to us invitations are like the title of a paper – they set the tone for the entire party. We particularly like the wording of the light blue and pink card inviting guests to join them for Winter Onederland Fun!  How adorable is that for a January winter birthday party!

Next we searched for paper party goods.  We could not find anything particularly girly so we decided this might be the perfect occasion to create your own party kit. All you need to do is peel and stick an adorable pink snowman label / sticker onto a solid pink paper plate and cup. Best of all most of the stickers can be personalized to wish a happy day to the birthday girl!

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