Party Design Basics – How To Create Pretty Centerpieces

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I get a lot of emails from readers with questions about how to create specific elements of a party like table settings, dessert tables, backdrops, etc. I’ve decided this year I will try and tackle as many of the basic “how to’s” as I can. I tend to forget that even though I can look […]

Color Your Party

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{inspiration boards by Camille Styles} Color is one of the essential ingredients when planning a special party such as birthdays, showers, or weddings. In fact it’s probably the most prominent element. There are many tools to use when pulling a color scheme together: inspiration boards, Pantone’s colors of the year, paint chips from the hardware […]

Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas

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{tabletop photos by Kristin Rogers Photography} What do you have planned for Mother’s Day?  With a few days left to plan, I’ve put together some brunch ideas that are pretty and festive and a great way to enjoy the morning.  Whether you want to create this for your own mother, a group of girlfriends who are moms, […]

May Pole Party Ideas

Add a traditional symbol to your Spring celebrations by incorporating a May Pole.  This is a fun and whimsical touch that can be used in children’s parties as well as weddings.  Here are a few ideas to try:  Errect an actual may pole outdoors for the children to dance around at a birthday party, or down the aisle […]

A Royal Wedding Viewing Party

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We are only days away from the wedding of the decade, and I for one, can’t wait to see how it all comes together! The wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton will be nothing short of amazing and I thought I’d share a few ideas with you in case you want to host a […]

Havana Nights Party

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I’m excited to share this latest project with you! I’ve recently had the opportunity to create some original party ideas for the Celebrations website. I’ve had a long relationship with the site writing articles and sharing my “real parties” with them, but to create editorial designs for inspiration purposes is what I love doing most […]

Vintage & Monograms Engagement Party

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I created this inspiration board using the lovely invitations from Hazelbug as a starting point.  I loved the vintage style lettering, pretty blue border(“something blue”), and the monogram at the top.  The monogramming is a great way to create a customized event.  Hang a banner with the couples initials, place monograms on favor hang tags, apply them […]

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