Party Ideas + Decor

5 Tips for Hosting the Ultimate Graduation Party

5 Tips for Hosting the Ultimate Graduation Party

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With graduation season quickly approaching it’s the perfect time for us to talk about celebrating the graduate! Today I’ve teamed up with Tiny Prints to bring you my 5 tips for hosting the ultimate graduation party, inspired by Tiny Prints’s amazing collection of graduation party invitations. I’m all about using your paper goods to inspire your …

An Elegant St. Patrick’s Day Party

An Elegant St. Patrick’s Day Party

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St. Patrick’s Day being next Monday and all, this weekend is the perfect time to gather your friends and indulge in a little Irish inspired bash! This stunner of a St. Patrick’s Day party was designed by our friend Andrea Harper of Gray Harper Event Maker and I’m loving the gorgeous kelly green and navy color combination. Another collaboration with Samantha Sanford and Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, Andrea layered the table with eyelet and sequins, and doused little mason jars in gold spray paint and …

10 Glitzy DIY Oscars Party Ideas

10 Glitzy DIY Oscars Party Ideas

Is anyone else pumped for the Oscars this weekend? Because I always find myself really excited for all the glitz and the glam. I’ll be real upfront with you and admit that I’m a sucker for the red carpet perhaps most of all. Academy Awards fashion is always awe-worthy and completely inspiring to me. So today we’re talking about Oscars parties! How you should absolutely host one and how you can make your shindig completely glam with just a few …

A Valentine’s Day Girl’s Night

A Valentine’s Day Girl’s Night

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I make no secret of the fact that I love putting a non-romantic spin on Valentine’s Day. Remember how in elementary school Valentine’s Day was all about passing out little notes and candy to your friends? Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about. After sharing my take on a girlfriend-friendly Valentine’s Day with pretty DIY mini bouquets last week, today I’m construction paper heart happy to share this Valentine’s Day girl’s night from our awesome friends Andrea, Samantha and Jade and Matthew. (With the amazing talents of Dollface …

10 Festive Ideas for Decorating with Honeycomb Balls

10 Festive Ideas for Decorating with Honeycomb Balls

Whether you’re newly engaged (congratulations!) and planning your upcoming wedding or simply want to add an extra dose of merry to your next birthday party or celebration, one of my favorite go-to party supplies are classic paper honeycomb balls. My favorite place to get them is from long-time sponsor Luna Bazaar, because they also have a plethora of amazing tissue paper pom poms, paper lanterns, honeycomb fans, and candles, all color-coordinated and waiting to jazz up your festivities in fine …

A Summery Ladies Night

A Summery Ladies Night

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Remember last week when we talked about hosting a party for your best ladies? Well, recently I put that inspiration to work! This summer Skinny Cow is challenging me to take on three missions, all with the intention of helping inspire you to unplug, tap into your inner lady and define for yourself the ways you can introduce a little more you …

Summer Inspiration: Plan A Party for the Ladies

Summer Inspiration: Plan A Party for the Ladies

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This summer I am thrilled to be teaming up with Skinny Cow for a pretty awesome campaign that I am so excited to share with you. What’s it all about? The ladies! Specifically, taking time for yourself, spending time with your girlfriends and challenging yourself to do more good for you in the midst of juggling the many …

Colorful Celebration Decor from Luna Bazaar

Colorful Celebration Decor from Luna Bazaar

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You guys know I’m no stranger to being infatuated with gorgeous party decorations! Which has a whole lot to do with my love for our long-time sponsor Luna Bazaar. They are seriously my go-to place for the most beautiful celebratory decor. If you’re planning a wedding or even just a backyard shindig, you’re going to want to pop …

Favorites: DIY Party Garlands

Favorites: DIY Party Garlands

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Last week we had a little chat about party hats. And how they’re pretty much the bee’s knees. As it turns out, I’m also a junkie for a good party garland or two. They’re simply the easiest way to add a punch of color and cheer to any celebration. Bonus! Most of them are really super easy to make, usually involving little more than some combination of paper, glue, twine, and fabric. Even beginning crafters can jump on the DIY …

Recently Pinning: Bright + Cheerful

Recently Pinning: Bright + Cheerful

Are you guys sick of hearing me complain about the weather yet? Because I’m getting sick of myself. I’m not usually one to bemoan Mother Nature, but seriously. It’s pushing mid-April and yesterday I was dodging snowflakes. Snowflakes, people. All of this to say, I probably shouldn’t be surprised that I’m pinning everything bright and cheerful I lay eyes on like it’s my job this week. Parties decked out in swags of colorful garland? Pinned! Clusters of rainbow hued balloons? …

Festive Decor from Party Supplies Now

Festive Decor from Party Supplies Now

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Can we talk about party decor for a minute? Obviously you know I love me some awesome party decorations. The more colorful and festive the better in my book! So today I am really excited to introduce you to Party Supplies Now. Featuring a wide selection of decorations from honeycomb balls to paper lanterns, from tissue pom poms …

New Orleans Inspired Brunch Menu

New Orleans Inspired Brunch Menu

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Throughout October I’m going to be taking some time off and have invited a handful of my favorite bloggers to join us. Today the awesome Andrea Hubbell is joining us! Andrea is a commercial photographer and the founder of Bella Eats, one of my favorite food blogs. She’s also co-creator of Beyond the Flavor, alongside Sarah Cramer Shields. If you love food and entertaining as much as I do, you absolutely must check out her work!

Friday lunch at Galatoire’s is a New …