This morning we were inspired by an article we stumbled upon an article on PopSugar addressing how to get ready to party and what exactly guests notice in your home. All of us who entertain at all know that one of the most stressful aspects of home entertaining, whether you are hosting a dinner party or your child's first birthday party, is getting your house in shape for your guests. Yes, you do need to clean but focus your time and efforts on making your bathrooms and kitchen spotless. Otherwise, shut the doors to rooms your guests do not need access to. As for the rest, we sorta agree there are generally just a handful of things your guests will notice about your home. No one will say – wow she so needs a new sofa or her carpet really deserves a cleaning. Your home decor is almost irrelevant so long as the rooms your guests see are tidied up and lack clutter. You can transform any room from drab to fab by implementing a few of these simple home entertaining essentials.
Today's PIP's Pick! Check out these fabulous silver-plated elephant place card holders now on sale at One Kings Lane for just $9.00. Yes, you read that correctly – 6 festive Godinger silver-plated place-card holders reduced from $25.00 to $9.00 – TODAY ONLY! Perfect for dinner parties or that adorable elephant theme baby shower you are planning replete with elephant theme shower invitations, elephant shape balloons, and blue or pink umbrellaphants paper goods.
We just checked and as suspected they elephant place cards sold out but we did a bit of research and found the same Godinger elephant place card holders available on Amazon and eligible for free shipping with your Amazon Prime membership. They are not $9.00 but at $22.50 they are still pretty darn fabulous. There are also some less expensive but still cute Kate Aspen “Lucky in Love” elephant place card holders that are a lovely alternative.
This elegant tabletop selection brings whimsy, ease, and even a touch of exoticism to entertaining. We love these place-card holders and may just have to buy 2 sets since we generally throw parties for 10-12. It may even set the theme for our next dinner club event – how fabulous would it be to pair these place card holders with these amazing voyage elephant plates and elephant beverage napkins! Ok – we might even need to add these festive metallic elephant tea light holders, too when setting a curry party table.
We love the versatility of mint julep cups! They can be used as individual vases or clustered together to create a fabulous centerpiece. After the party they make elegant pencil holders and of course, they can always be used as the perfect accompaniment to sipping the classic mint julep cocktail. We also think mint julep cups make elegant hostess gifts!
One of our the most frequently asked questions here at Party Idea Pros is “Where can I find a fabulous mint julep cup like the ones recommended in our A Day at the Races horse racing theme party package?”
We are thrilled to have discovered an entire page devoted to Mint Julep Cups on SALE at One King’s Lane! Alternatively, Amazon offers a whole slew of mint julep cups for as low as $10.08 and Organize.com has a classic Reed & Barton Sterling Beaker for $65.99. Cheers!