A Wine & Cheese Gathering

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 I recently hosted a Wine & Cheese themed gathering for the ladies. I decorated with earthy colors and natural/rustic elements (the center dish in the photos held cheese cubes but I took photos before putting them out).  Some of the details I added are:  Paper cones filled with snacks and inserted into a wine bottle holder. […]

Rustic Elegance

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Here is a gorgeous wedding reception from Martha Stewart, that makes a very elegant statement with very natural materials. There are lots of ideas here that could be incorporated into any type of gathering. A seperate kids table is covered with paper and pencils are provided so the kids can draw right on the table […]

DIY Frame Art

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 Yes, you DIY-ers out there, I’m pretty sure you can recreate this beautiful piece from J. L. Designs. Just take an old frame or mirror and remove the back. Replace it with craft foam and start pushing the flowers into the foam. Wheather you use real or faux flowers, this is sure to be a […]

You Are My Cuppy Cake!

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By now I think you know how much I love a good food presentation. Here are some easy cupcake ideas to put into action at your next gathering. “Coffee and doughnuts” takes on new meaning with these cupcakes from Cupcake Bake Shop. It starts with a coffee cupcake, topped with whipped cream, topped with a […]

Not The Lottery, But…{Scratch Off Gift Cards}

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Are you itching for a unique idea for your next Shower, Graduation, or Birthday party? These Scratch-Off cards are just the thing to engage your guests, and enable you to hand out prizes, without playing silly or embarassing games(not that there’s anything wrong with those)! They are from Party Scratchers and come in packs of […]

Cute As A Button Baby Shower Ideas

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I found this table setting at Lollipop Events & Design and couldn’t help but think of it as the perfect backdrop for a “Cute As a Button” baby shower theme. There are so many adorable button details to get you started! Invitations would set the stage perfectly when wrapped up with ribbon and tied around […]

Patriotic Pops!

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One last idea for the holiday weekend. Give these patriotic popsicles a try! A cold and refreshing treat for the kids is easy to create. Find the “how to” here at Family Fun. Have a Happy Memorial day and remember all our Service Men and Women!

Red, White, And Blue Eats

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To continue with our Stars & Stripes theme for Memorial Day (or 4th of July), here are some serving suggestions for your weekend cookout. Star fruit is the ultimate garnish for these All-American holidays! P.S. These would also be perfect for a beachy/tropical/coastal theme!  Wheather you serve kool-aid for the kids or more spirited concoctions […]

Stars & Stripes Forever – Patriotic Party Ideas

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 This weekend is the unofficial start to summer!! I decided to put together this outdoor party setting for any Memorial Day parties or 4th of July. And, of course, it is done on a budget! (see our slide show featured in the Richmond Times Dispatch here)  I spent about $7 at Michaels on paper, twine, a decorative […]

Spring Fling

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Check out this beautiful Spring Picnic put together by Joyful Weddings & Events. I love all the colors and details here…..And the things she does with her Cricut!! See more of this picnic and all of her wonderful event styling at her site. I am so loving those lunch boxes with coordinating bottle wrappers and […]