End Of Summer Picnic

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I tell you, this has been “the-summer-that-never-ends” for me. We STILL have a week to go before school starts!! So I’m in the mood for an easy-going backyard picnic to finish the summer off stress-free. The traditional Labor Day colors of red, white, and blue work perfectly for this casual picnic party with bandanas, checks, […]

A Sip and See Baby Shower

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 Welcome Aboard, Mate! Sail with me to this Sip and “Sea” shower I hosted for a friend who just had her second baby. The theme was Nautical to reflect the nursery and there are lots of details to “sea” so keep reading for more. All the glass plates had a different nautical map underneath. The favors were […]

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. […]

Big 4-0 Birthday Dinner Party

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This event was for a male 40th birthday! A celebration dinner party alfresco. I went with the colors of blue and green because they are typically “male” colors, and matched the hydrangeas beautifully. There are lots more pics in our Flickr set or Facebook album.  The take home favors were chocolate covered oreosstacked and wrapped. […]

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 […]

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 […]