Party Ideas + Decor

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

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 …

10 Favorite No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

10 Favorite No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Truth be told, carving pumpkins every year is something I really look forward to doing. In fact, this past weekend we did just that. We poured big glasses of apple cider, cranked up the volume on Monster Mash and set about carving and hacking away at our pumpkins. (See evidence here on Instagram.) But more and more this year I’m finding myself drawn to really amazing no carve pumpkin ideas. Kind of like my black and white painted pumpkin from …

10 Black + White Halloween Ideas

10 Black + White Halloween Ideas

It seems that across the board, this year is definitely the year of black and white for Halloween. I guess maybe we’re all a little tired of the traditional black and orange? (Not that I don’t love me some kitschy Halloween decor, because I do.) Personally I’m loving the whole black and white love affair because it somehow manages to feel spooky, chic, modern and graphic all at the same time. Because I seem to have Halloween on the brain …

A Graphic + Ghoulish Halloween

A Graphic + Ghoulish Halloween

I’m sure you guys know Maddy Hague of Confetti Pop, but if by chance you don’t, today is your lucky day! Maddy is a blogger and designer with an incredible eye for those little details that make a celebration one of a kind. She and her partner-in-crafting-crime Shauna are always dreaming up with the best DIY projects for parties and weddings. And today, Maddy is sharing her picks for Halloween entertaining essentials! Specifically, a graphic and ghoulish Halloween party in elegant …

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? …