Tutorial: Gumball Invite DIY + Free Printables

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Get ready for the cutest invite tutorial from Lindsey Neill of Mr. Bean Cake Cards! She's uber talented + oh so generous to let us share her fabulous invite that would be perfect for all sorts of fun occasions from birthdays to candy-themed  parties! Without further ado, let's take a look at the supplies needed... 1. Foam Adhesives 2. Bazzill Paper (Or any preferred cardstock) 3. 1 1/8" … { Continue Reading }

Tutorial: DIY Tissue Paper Pom Video

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Love those tissue paper pom-poms seen in parties and weddings? I just used them this past Sunday for a baby shower I helped host. Everyone raved about them, and the mom-to-be even took them home to decorate her nursery! Everyone asked how to make them, and I'm super excited to share this post for you! Learn how to make your own with this DIY video from Jacin of Lovely Little … { Continue Reading }

Etiquette Tips for Party Guests

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A chance encounter in Brentwood, TN allowed me to meet a sweet mother and daughter who own Southern Grace, an etiquette program for young boys and girls. I was delighted to learn they taught etiquette classes, and strongly believe that etiquette goes beyond just sending a thank you note. The importance of etiquette is still high on my list for party hosts and guests, so I am thrilled to share with … { Continue Reading }

{DIY} Chevron Patterned Party Tray

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We are loving the fresh + fun chevron print lately, so when our eye caught this chevron party tray, we were smitten! Easy to make, the ever fabulous Martha Stewart has all the how-to details! Best part of this easy HOW-TO?! It's made with a BAKING SHEET! Not only are these perfect for holding cocktails, cupcakes, and other party goodies but also make a darling HOSTESS GIFT! Add a monogrammed … { Continue Reading }

{DIY Video} Entertaining Derby Style

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We are gearing up for horse-racing season - one filled with big hats, sun dresses, mint juleps, and of course - lots of entertaining! Ashley Brook Designs has created an exclusive DIY video for all of our readers just for the Derby occasion! I have been so excited about this since she shared her idea with me. Using just a few items, you can create a fabulous striped serving tray for your Derby … { Continue Reading }

Tutorial: DIY Flower Easter Eggs

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Easter is right around the corner so it's time to start sharing some creative and crafty ideas for the season! First up is this "DIY EASTER EGG" idea inspired by one of our most popular posts, a feature of Frog Prince Paperie's DIY Pomander Flower Ball made the same way! Paula of Frog Prince Paperie is a crafty one for sure! I was so inspired by the pomander flower ball that I tried it on Easter … { Continue Reading }

{Party Trends} Chalkboard Paint Ideas!

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CHALKBOARD PARTY & WEDDING IDEAS We are HUGE fans of chalkboard craft ideas around here! We've used chalkboard paint in our offices, homes, and of course.... PARTIES! Many of our readers have been chatting it up about their favorite chalkboard finds too, so we thought we'd dedicate a whole post to chalkboard. Drink Tags (LilBDesigns) Menu Board (source) Place Cards (House & Home) … { Continue Reading }

Tutorial: DIY Easter Bunny Cakes on a Stick

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Easter Bunny Cakes on a Stick We're excited for a FUN Easter DIY idea to get you ready for spring (after all, daylight savings is this weekend!) This one, friends, is EASY! We are not talking anything difficult, and it is a perfect and delicious DIY idea to do with the kids. We have all the details + products we used below but make this craft your own. Let your kids (or friends!) hang out and … { Continue Reading }

Tutorial: How to Make a Pomander Flower Ball

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Pomanders, or "Flower Kissing Balls" are gorgeous floral decorations at parties and weddings. It's name is from the French pomme d'ambre or apple of amber - a ball of perfume. They were carried to protect against infections and diseases by modifying bad smells. Interesting huh? Well, today they're used as a beautiful, hand-made decoration! My sweet friend Paula of Frog Prince Paperie (who I … { Continue Reading }

Winter White Picnic {Key to My Heart} + Vintage Tray Tutorial

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Key to My Heart: Winter White Picnic I was part of a fabulous design challenge over on A Subtle Revelry (formerly City Cradle). There were 4 participants. I chose a winter white picnic + key to my heart theme to match the design challenge theme of "so fresh+ so clean". Nashville has had LOTS of snow so I have been used to the "winter white" look around here. If you love this design, I'd love … { Continue Reading }