Friday, April 30, 2010

Colorful DIY Mobile

I love this colorful do it yourself mobile found here.  Great for hanging over a dinner table or as a hanging backdrop for a dessert table.  Use it for your Cinco de Mayo party coming up!  The colors are perfect.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Eat em' up!

Crawfish...I always get so homesick around this time of year because it's the beginning of Crawfish season.  If you've never been to a Crawfish boil it is definitely something you should experience at least once.  It's a great excuse to have a party and get together with friends and family.  Luckily I've actually found a place here in Chicago that has a huge boil every Memorial Day weekend.  So, I get my fix then:)  Below are some photos of what a Crawfish boil looks like and some cute invitations I found.  I love the red and yellow/gold one.  Great colors to incoporate into a party!
 References: Photos
 Invitations - Dancing Crawfish, Red and Gold, One Crawfish, Boil Pot

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bunny Biscuits for Easter Brunch

How cute and yummy do these Bunny Biscuits look?  Check out the recipe here.  These would be perfect for an Easter brunch or tea party.  Serve with Mimosas for brunch and a pretty flower center piece.
 Centerpiece Reference: Martha Stewart

Monday, March 29, 2010

Last Minute Easter Tablescape Ideas

Here are a few ideas for last minute Easter tablescapes from Southern Living.  Also, feel free to check out my version of a Spring Tablescape I posted a couple of months ago.  Use tons of fresh Sping flowers on the table.  Fresh flowers make tables look bright and beautiful.  You can't go wrong!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Party Inspiration: Polka Dots

(Sigh)...I know, I already posted about polka dots a few days ago but I couldn't resist.  So, let's say this is a follow up post with more polka dot inspirations.  You can never have too many...of both.  I found the below party on Project Wedding.
If you haven't noticed I love this website.  I visit it a lot for inspirations.  There are great DIY tips and projects that can be used not only for weddings but any and every party.  Check it out!  I love the cookies on sticks.  So cute and budget friendly!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Oh, So Many Ways....

to decorate Easter eggs!  And so much fun.  It was my favorite Easter tradition when I was a kid.  Below are lots of different examples.  Since I'm in the graphic design/advertising field I love the more designed ones.  I really like the picture of the three colored dots.  Reminds me of Pantone colors and the design with the letters which of course reminds me of fonts and copywriting.  Can ya tell I'm writing this while I'm at work:)  The egg is the perfect blank canvas to create pretty much anything and any design you want.  Enjoy!
Reference: Martha Stewart

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring Garland Ideas

Don't you just love Spring decorations?  Here are some Spring garland ideas from EtsyMy favorite are the colorful tissue pom poms.  Garland can be used in so many different ways.  Not only hanging on a mantle but strings of garland can hang from ceilings.  This adds color and texture to ceilings.  It can also be used as a colorful and textured background for a candy buffet or food table.  Endless possibilities.


Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday Color Inspiration: Citrus Orange and Green

Happy Friday!  Here is a little color inspiration to brighten up your day.  Depending on use, orange and green can either be playful or very elegant and is used a lot for summer weddings.  Enjoy!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Polka Dot Inspirations

Oh, polka dots!  How could ya not love them?  And using polka dots is one of the easiest party themes to incorporate.  You can do so much.
 References: Martha Stewart, Etsy, Polka dot design

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Chalkboard Inspirations

Here are a few very cute Chalkboard inspirations.  My favorite is the plate charger.  It can double as a table place card.  I also like the napkin ring with the wood border around the chalkboard.  Would be perfect for a Back to School or School house themed party.  You can find lots of chalkboard items at Etsy seller Playing Grown Up.  Check out the Etsy page.  Great stuff.  Oh, and Happy St. Patrick's!  Have a very green day:)

Reference: Project Wedding