County Fair Birthday Party!

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COUNTY FAIR BIRTHDAY PARTY I love the vintage look of this County Fair Birthday Party! Growing up, I loved going to the North Carolina State Fair, so fairs have a special place in my heart! The birthday boy's Mom, Jami,  shared info on the party! "This party wasn't the average birthday party.  This one had a special twist.  There was 3 complete parties going on at once in our backyard.  Not only … { read more }

Cracker Jack Themed Birthday Party!

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CRACKER JACK BIRTHDAY PARTY I squealed "CRACKER JACKS" when this party popped into our inbox. Only one of my FAVORITE retro treats! What a darling birthday theme (perfect for baseball parties too). Bethany Leisure threw her sweet baby boy a DIY Cracker Jack Birthday Party! How cute are all the Coca-Cola elements? The bottle caps attached to a simple wooden frame? Adorable. The baseball … { read more }

The Ultimate Host: Challenge #1

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Challenge 1: Entertaining On a Dime The first of the four challenges for the Sterling Ultimate Host contest is here! Click here if you missed the big announcement on The Ultimate Host Challenge earlier today! Your mission: You have six guests coming over, a $75 budget and Sterling Vintner's Collection Cabernet or Chardonnay. How do you put on a gathering for six on a shoestring budget? … { read more }

Are You The Ultimate Host?

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BE THE ULTIMATE HOST CHALLENGE #1 is LIVE - Entertaining on a Dime! "We’re on a search to find the host who can tackle any occasion with ease while maintaining a flare for creativity! Think you have what it takes? Check out the challenge below (there will be four total, posted every couple of weeks) and put your hosting know-how to the test. Winners from each challenge will win a gift … { read more }

{DIY} Free Fonts for Parties 2

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I received lots of feedback on Facebook + Twitter that you wanted more free fonts for parties (and everyday use) so here you go...! Enjoy! If you missed the first round, click here to see the post! We also had some questions on HOW you get them installed on your computer! So here is my best shot at answering that. I have a Windows (not a Mac). I click download and a .zip file begins saving to … { read more }

{DIY} Free Fonts I Love for Party Decor

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When setting out to make a party truly unique, it all comes down to the paper elements for me {the placecards, menus, labels, gift tags, favor tags, signs, etc}. Styling these elements truly pulls a party together from the moment the guests walk in the door. Think about it, the invitation is the first element of the party that guests receive so it sets the stage for what's to come. If you're like … { read more }

Host a Mexican Fiesta Party!

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Host a Mexican Fiesta! Take time out of your schedule to enjoy friends and family. Turn dinner into a fun Mexican fiesta! We simple layered orange burlap over a basic red tablecloth for our table covering. Then we found fun sombrero shaped melamine plates and cactus shaped margarita glasses! Along with cupcakes topped with Mexican Flag picks, we served up delicious Mexican Pie! Enjoy the recipe … { read more }

Vintage Goth meets Glam Halloween Party!

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VINTAGE GOTH MEETS GLAM Halloween is one of my absolute, hands-down FAVORITE holidays. You're encouraged to get crazy with decorations, themes, and over-the-top costumes. What more could a party loving girl ask for? So when Marcie Lenick sent over these images from a Vintage Goth Meets Glam Halloween Dinner Party, I was in love! She combined a spooky black + antique yellow color palette with … { read more }