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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Tips for Creating Custom Paper Cups

Custom Paper Cups

Custom Paper Cups

Tips for Creating Custom Paper Cups

Nothing pulls a party together like a festive, meaningful theme! In addition to Zazzle's great paper plates and paper napkins, they now offer custom paper cups. As you know, we almost always feature themed paper goods that coordinate with all of our theme parties but even we must admit, occasionally, there really is nothing quite right out there, especially when it comes to paper cups. One option is to throw a themed sticker on the cup but that can look a bit rinky dink if nothing else in your party has that homemade feel to it. Now you can create your own customized paper cups using this handy HOW2 video showing tips for creating great-looking designs on Zazzle's fun new “add your own image here” paper cups. Our featured image, is meant for design inspiration. With so many options our advice is to avoid overly obsessing. Just choose one design and go for it! We really like the fact that you can use a background design alone or in conjunction with additional text and images.

Learn how to design Zazzle's new custom paper cups. You will be ready to party in no time!

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What to Wear to a Great Gatsby Roaring 20s Theme Party

Great Gatsby Roaring 20s Inspired Clothing

Full of glitz, glamour, ornate details, and a true style all its own – what girl wouldn't want “The Great Gatsby” look? Whether you are planning a casual Gatsby themed garden party, fabulous, glamorous cocktail evening, or even attending a Great Gatsby costume viewing party, there are plenty of ways to add a flapper-esque flair to any look with the 1920s fashion inspired dresses and accessories over at ModCloth.

  • Details, details, details. Epaulets, pearls, rhinestones, and sequins were highly used during this time period to add glitz to an evening outfit.
  • Slender silhouettes. While you could still see a full skirt, long hemline, and high neck, the robe de style dress featuring a drop waist and straight cut was the most popular style.
  • Haute headpieces. To top off the entire look, add a whimsical & decadent headpiece from ModCloth. You can even DIY a fabulous headband with ribbon, feathers, and gemstones!

For more tips & tricks to achieve the perfect flapper-esque look, you can visit the ModStylists here: ModCloth ModStylists Will Style You Up!. The ModStylists can put together a look-book specifically for you!

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The Great Gatsby Movie Viewing & Costume Party

The Great Gatsby Movie Viewing  Costume Party

This is the first of a series of posts getting ready for the release of The Great Gatsby movie on May 10th.  We have already been invited to a Great Gatsby Movie Viewing Costume Party.  So fun!  A close friend and F. Scott Fitzgerald fanatic has reserved an entire theater for his friends and family to view the Warner Bros. Pictures Baz Luhrmann big screen adaptation of the The Great GatsbyNot surprisingly, costumes are required and I am already getting flack from my husband even when I suggested he simply wear a suit and hat.  After much conjoling, I have finally persuaded him to don a dapper classic tuxedo like the one worn by Leonardo DiCaprio in the poster.   Done!

The harder problem is what should I wear?  So many options but I particularly love the very reasonably priced Anna-Kaci flapper dresses on Amazon.  To complete the outfits order a coordinating boaLong Satin Gloves, a Costume Cigarette Holder, a flapper wig or headband or hat, and flapper beads / pearls.

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