Posts Categorized: Party

DIY + Food + halloween + Party + Projects / Monday, 18 Sep 2017

“The Birds” Cake Topper

"The Birds" Cake TopperIt’s mid-September already which means we’re knee-deep in Halloween crafts and costumes! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays because it’s a chance to embrace all things spooky and moody and even a little bit creepy, which I love. This may be a bit surprising to many of you, but it’s not always rainbows and flowers over here! So to kick off our Halloween posts this year we have “The Birds” cake topper, inspired, of course, by Alfred Hitchcock’s famous thriller. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a great “scary movie.” It is more suspenseful than anything and appropriate for all tolerance levels (I’m a bit of a wimp). Fun Fact: It was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry of the United States Library of Congress in 2016. So yes, it’s worth a watch!

"The Birds" Cake Topper with svg files for cricut

Lucky for you, these birds won’t attack you when you go in to slice the cake. However, they do make a stunning centerpiece for a Halloween party! A really simple DIY, made even easier if you have a die-cut machine. We chose to pair our birds with a red velvet cake frosted with black icing to up the creepy factor a bit. They’d also make great cupcake toppers for a party if you nestled two or three birds on top. So bookmark this for your next spooky soiree and let “The Birds” cake topper take flight!

Download “The Birds” templates and get baking!

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Party + Projects + video / Thursday, 14 Sep 2017

3 Easy Birthday Party Hacks with Netflix

Birthday hacks with Netflix

Does birthday party planning ever seem to overwhelm you? Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about extravagant shindigs, but sometimes I just want to hit the easy button on the whole ordeal. Fortunately for me (and you!), Netflix was thinking the same thing! They’ve come up with an easy solution for all you out there planning birthdays for your little ones! Stress no more, because starting today, Netflix is launching 15 on-demand birthday videos that you simply press play on and your kid’s favorite TV characters will sing Happy Birthday especially for them – or so they’ll think (your secret’s safe with me).
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DIY + Party + Projects + Wedding / Wednesday, 13 Sep 2017

Artifact Uprising Wedding Invitation and Macaron Eiffel Tower favor

Macaron Eiffel TowerAny excuse to go to Europe is a good one and it turns out I hit the jackpot! My brother-in-law, who lives in Denmark, is getting married in October to a lovely girl from France. And yes, I think you know where this is heading…We’re going to France for a wedding in the fall! Dreamy, right? Of course, I had to get involved in some of the preparations, and thankfully the bride and groom were generous enough to include me.

So we teamed up with Artifact Uprising to create a wedding invitation with an elevated design and timeless appeal, perfect for a classic Parisian wedding. The invitation is a no-frills design ideal for the modern bride or groom who may not be drawn to the traditional bells and whistles of a more extravagant invitation suite. Inspired by the beautiful blue invitation and the romantic Parisian wedding setting, we created a Macaron Eiffel Tower Favor! This little treat is perfect for an engagement party or wedding favor and goes great with the invitation! Remind me why I didn’t get married in Paris? 

Macaron Eiffel Tower

Make sure to take a closer look at the Artifact Uprising invitations and download the Eiffel Tower printable!

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Design + Life + Party + Projects / Monday, 11 Sep 2017

Disco Ball Ceiling Installation

DIsco ball ceiling hanging

The Disco balls have been trending over the past year and who can complain? With the way it catches the light and the tiny little mirrors, it deserves to have another moment in the sun! The resurgence of the mirrored ball got our wheels turning. We decided we needed to take the traditional disco ball to the next level. This Disco Ball Ceiling Installation is much more elevated than the traditional and will leave everyone gawking at your next shindig. Even if you’re not throwing a party, you can easily use this piece as home decor. And with just a few styling adjustments, this installation can transition from party decor to permanent art piece. A millennial pink color palette brought it all together! Can’t you picture it in a chic little loft apartment with a lush velvet couch? I’m thinking something like this or this. Long live the disco ball!DIsco ball ceiling hanging Read on →

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Crafts + Party + Projects / Tuesday, 5 Sep 2017

Wrapping Paper: Not just for Gifts

Things to make with wrapping paperIf you haven’t noticed, there are some beautiful wrapping papers out there right now. And in all honesty, we’re pretty crazy about our own line of paper we designed for Alexis Mattox Design. If you haven’t heard about it (where have you been?!), you can purchase the whole collection here! Wrapping paper can sometimes be underutilized though. Such great colors, patterns, and designs deserve to do so much more than end up crumpled in the trash can! We’re showing you a few ways you can repurpose your wrapping paper to create beautiful things with a bit more longevity. From covered books to placemats, we hope these ideas will inspire your own creative use of wrapping paper!

Check out all the ways to utilize gift wrap!

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