Keeping Food & Drinks Cool In The Summer Heat

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Keeping food and drinks cold during a summer picnic can give you one more opportunity to be stylish. That’s right. Try some of these ideas for chillin’ and you’ll be the coolest cat on the block! Start with a trip to Lowes or Home Depot and get yourself a galvanized planter box(or plastic). Fill it […]

Exotic Tabletop

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Here is a gorgeous tablescape from Amorology that takes you on an exotic trip to India…even if only for an evening. You could sooo do this for a special birthday or engagement party. Use craft/floral foam squares to recreate the centerpieces. Just push cut flowers right in and set on top of a candle stick. […]

Say "Yes" To Paper Streamers!

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Seriously, who makes paper streamers look this good?!! Martha of course! She turns the ordinary kid’s party stand-by streamer into an upscale modern design element fit for adults. These streamers are kicked up a notch with their intricate patterns and shapes, and when used en mass, they look Fabulous! Check out the sources below: Arcade […]

Weekend Party Downloads

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Need a theme for your summer soiree? Then head over to Paper and Cake and download one of these party theme kits. Plan a pool party wheather you have a pool or not. Use the adorable and colorful “Pool Party” theme above and fill up a few baby pools(very inexpensive) and set out lots of […]

Drink Your Dessert

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Yum-O! From Rachel Ray comes these delicious dessert cocktails. I don’t know which I want to try first! How about serving these in a shot glass with it’s namesake cookie. Vanilla Wafer Whirl 3 ounces (about 5 tablespoons) Dr. McGillicuddy’s French Kiss vanilla liqueur 2 ounces banana liqueur (1/4 cup) 1 ounce vanilla vodka (2 […]

Working On A Sip-n-"Sea"

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I’m working on a Sip-n-See for this Sunday and the theme is nautical to reflect the baby’s nursery. Here are the invitations that were easy to put together using double-sided paper, some ribbon and wood anchor craft shapes, and fish confetti made from a craft punch.  Stay tuned for full recap next week!

A Salad Bar More Appetizing

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Ever think your guests would rather skip over the salad and move right on to the “good” stuff? If you take a moment to present the salad bar like this, who wouldn’t want to indulge? The use of several square glass containers(vases) creates a great graphic design that’s very appetizing. This may be inspiration for […]

Inspiring Gift Boxes

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Want to make a statement with your hostess gift(other than what’s inside)? Try embelishing your gift box with one of these fantastic ideas from Martha Stewart. It’s easy to create an interesting look with a few wraps of pretty ribbon. Happy gift-giving!

Cupcakes With NO Calories!

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These carnation “cupcakes” are so adorable. Send someone you know(or yourself) one from 1-800-Flowers. Of course I always support the DIY motto too(using these)! ; DThese are guaranteed to last more than 5 minutes…unlike the edible kind.

Hello Yellow!

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I’m truly loving this bright and beautiful party by Brooke, at Jackaroo Love. What’s better is she did it on a budget! Head on over to Brooke’s blog to see more pics, and all the money saving details.