Posts Categorized: Party

DIY + Party + Projects / Thursday, 17 Aug 2017

Crepe Paper Peony Wall

DIY Crepe Paper Peony tutorial

We were tickled pink to be able to create the backdrop decor for fashion influencers Amber Fillerup and Rachel Parcell and their pop-up shop a few weeks ago. They were both celebrating recent releases in their companies and wanted to throw a party to celebrate! We created a paper peony wall installation to use as a photo booth backdrop during the event. We were making crepe paper peonies for days, to make sure we’d have enough to cover the entire wall with a luscious garden! We’ve never been through so much crepe paper before! But let me tell you, it looked phenomenal! Such a showpiece that would look great for a wedding or special occasion.

We’d strongly encourage you to enlist the help of some faithful friends to help put together this amount of paper peonies, as it does take some time. However, if you’re just planning on making a few, this is a simple craft with a beautiful result! Now you can enjoy peonies long after their short-lived season has passed!

DIY Crepe Paper Peony tutorial

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Party + Projects + Wedding / Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017

Tea Stained Flower Garland

Tea stained Flower Garland

Did you ever have to distress or age an assignment in elementary school or junior high? Like burning the edges or tea staining the paper of a letter to make it look old? I remember my mom helping be brew a pot of tea for a history assignment and being fascinated by the effect. Well, we’re paying homage to those grade school assignments with this tea stained flower garland! We cut out loads of paper daisies with our die-cut machine and then painted them with tea bags to give the flowers some warmth. The result was better than we imagined, with various shades of honey-colored daisies! The best part about it? You only need regular old printer paper, a few bags of tea, and some twine. Things we all have in our cupboards. And things that are CHEAP. Beautiful in an all white setting with some neutral accents, this tea stained flower garland would be perfect for a wedding. No upcoming nuptials? Imagine a canopy of these flowers draped over a bed. Can you say dreamy?

Tea stained Flower Garland

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DIY + Party + Projects / Monday, 24 Jul 2017

Bauhaus Inspired Tablescape

bauhaus inspired tablescapeThe moment I saw these plates at Ikea, I knew that I needed to create a tablescape around them. Splatter paint patterns lend themselves very nicely to a painterly theme, s0 we ran with it! A brush stroke tablecloth, hand painted napkins, and colorful mobiles all combine to create a fun, Bauhaus-inspired look! This look would be perfect for a number of occasions: an artsy dinner party or even a kid-friendly back-to-school party. You can go all out and incorporate all the elements here, or you can tone it down and just create the napkins for your table setting. Either way, the hand painted elements add a lovely organic quality and are sure to impress your guests. So channel your inner child, bust out your paintbrushes, and make your old art teacher proud!

bauhaus inspired tablescape

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Life + Party / Monday, 17 Jul 2017

Pie on the 4th of July

Pie party for the Fourth of July

I tend to keep the 4th of July pretty low key, but this year I wanted to switch things up a bit. We’ve been holding regular team-building events, which have been so much fun, so we decided to tap into our patriotic spirit and throw a party to celebrate our nation together with a “Say hi to pie this 4th of July” party. We partnered up with Edwards® Desserts to make it happen. It was the perfect solution because we could focus on the prep for the party and let Edwards® desserts bring their decadent dessert A-game.

Pie party for the Fourth of July

We let lemon meringue be the star of the show and based our theme around it—lemons and stripes with a blue, yellow, and a dab of faded red color palette. Then we set up a pie bar with a few additional flavors like Hershey’s® Chocolate Crème Pie and Key Lime Pie so we could try them all. Personally, I love trying a bit of every flavor and this was the perfect opportunity to do so. Read on →

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Party + Projects + This Girl / Thursday, 13 Jul 2017

This Girl: Giant Paper Sequin Background

Giant Paper Sequin Background Sometimes you come across an image that you just can’t seem to get out of your mind. Such was the case with this photo. Can a dress be any more perfect? I would argue, no, it cannot. But, since I’m assuming that perfect sequin frock would cost my whole life savings, I knew I needed to come up with a different interpretation of it. Insert: the Giant Paper Sequin Background! The perfect party backdrop for a girl who loves her sparkles. All you need for this easy DIY is glitter paper in a variety of colors, some straws and a pair of scissors. This project is ideal for a group, so get your girlfriends together, turn on the Bachelorette, and cut out circles! Sequins have never looked better.

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