Posts Categorized: Party

DIY + Food + Party + Projects / Thursday, 25 May 2017

Donut Flower Bouquet

Donut Flower Bouquet
Did you know that National Donut Day is June 2nd? There is absolutely no other way to celebrate Donut Day than by eating donuts. Let’s hold each other accountable, shall we? Not that we really need an excuse to eat donuts, but it does ease my conscience a bit I get to blame a national holiday for the calories.

To celebrate Donut Day properly, you need something special. These are not just your typical trendy bakery donuts. I’m looking at you maple bacon donut. No, Sir, not for National Donut Day. This is a Donut Flower Bouquet!

Donut Flower Bouquet

Move over cake pops, we’ve transformed donuts into a bouquet that will give fresh flowers a fun for their money—two of our favorite things combined into one. Take store-bought mini donuts, slide on our paper flower template, stick on a skewer and you’re set. We’re confident semi-homemade queen, Sandra Lee, would be proud. These make great party favors, handouts, or a sweet gift. Gift them individually or fill a bakery box with an entire bouquet. Happy National Donut Day!

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Party + Projects / Wednesday, 24 May 2017

How to curl a balloon

For our Midsummer Mingle event a few years ago, Partyland, a local party store here in Utah, supplied us with balloons along with a little contraption to create some curled balloons. At the time they were selling these simple contraptions, but sadly they aren’t selling them anymore. Instead, they taught me how to create my own DIY version and I’m sharing it with you today. Hooray! They are such a fun and easy take on party decor. Read on →

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Crafts + Party + Projects / Monday, 15 May 2017

Paper Watermelon Tablecloth

Paper Watermelon tableclothRemember our Birthday Cake Tablecloth? We loved it so much we were inspired to make a more graphic paper rendition based on a piece of artwork I saw hanging in Abby Clawson Low‘s home in Mexico City (she’s one of my favorite people to follow on Instagram!). That watermelon poster is so simple and bold and I thought it would be great to bring its aesthetic into party decor.

The best thing about this project? It’s paper, and paper is cheap (less than $5) and you can recycle it once the event is over. I’m a big fan of the whole easy clean-up deal as well. With Memorial Day coming up, picnic season is about to commence. Consequently, watermelon consumption—at least in my home—is going to reach an all-time high. So, we embraced the summer fruit with a paper watermelon tablecloth and a watermelon seed balloon garland! On the menu? Watermelon, watermelon, and more watermelon!

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DIY + Party + Projects / Thursday, 11 May 2017

DIY Paper Poppy Backdrop

DIY paper poppy backdrop and pinHave you ever heard of a Decoration Day? It’s now known as Memorial Day here in America and celebrated at the end of this month. But today we are hearkening back to another previous holiday, Remembrance Day, now known as Veterans Day. Though it’s celebrated in November, we thought it would also make for a nice spring/summer project because it’s all about poppies! In the early 1900s, Americans used paper poppies to commemorate military personnel who have died in the war, now known as our Veterans Day. Now the tradition has been adopted worldwide and is used to honor all servicemen who have lost their lives in conflicts. Isn’t that so lovely?

I don’t know about you, but I often think of barbecues, swimming parties, and picnics when I think of Memorial Day. I love those aspects of the holiday, but it’s so much more than that! We came up with an easy DIY that celebrates all elements of this wonderful holiday! Remember our DIY Paper Daisy Backdrop? Well, in honor of Memorial Day we created a DIY Paper Poppy Backdrop along with a paper poppy pin for the day! So now you can have your cake and eat it too… or have your poppy and party too!DIY paper poppy backdrop and pin Read on →

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Party / Thursday, 4 May 2017

Bridal Shower Retreat

Bridal Shower Retreat You’ve been hearing a lot about Rebecca’s Scandinavian Meadow wedding lately and I hope you’ve been enjoying it as much as I have! There’s just something about weddings that gets me all giddy. As long as it’s not my own wedding, I’m all about it! Wedding planning can be quite stressful, and although Rebecca seems to be handling it rather well, we decided we all needed a little getaway. We wanted this to be a stress-free shower for the bride and also for those planning it.

Rebecca’s finance’s name starts with an ‘R’ as well. R&R! A little R&R is just what the doctor ordered: A Rest and Relaxation Bridal Shower Retreat. Yes, please! What better place to escape to than a beautiful resort and spa? We were lucky to spend the day at the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City. We were pampered with manicures and pedicures and enjoyed delicious food in the most beautiful suite.

Bridal Shower Retreat

To make it even easier, we used the party products we designed for Alexis Maddox Design (out soon!) to bring the whole thing together. From the wrapping paper on the gifts to the pancake toppers to the boxed confetti favor for the guests. We covered it all! It created a beautiful cohesive look (perfect for a Scandinavian Meadow!) without any trouble at all! Beautiful location, relaxing activities, yummy food, and easy decor. In other words, the best bridal shower retreat ever.

Bridal Shower Retreat

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