September 25th, 2009 |

Surprise Giveaway: Table Topics

Surprise!  We have a great giveaway today!  You all know Table Topics, the conversation starter/ice breaker game that is perfect for any party.  Well, they have introduced two new sets of questions …..and two of our lucky readers are going to win a set!

Table Topics

Dinner Party

Jump start your next dinner party with these fun, clever questions that will have your guests laughing in no time!  This set also makes a perfect hostess gift (and don’t forget the upcoming holidays!) This set includes 135 thought-provoking, fun ice breaker questions…..here are a couple of examples:

  • Who’s your favorite celebrity right now and why?
  • What makes someone a success?
  • If you could name the street you live on what would you call it?

Not Your Mother’s Dinner Party

There’s the dinner party that your mom would throw, and then there’s YOUR kind of dinner party.  This set offers provocative questions that are guaranteed to spice up your table conversation!  This set includes 135 conversation starters (and is filled with questions your mother told you not to ask!)….here are a few examples:

  • Would you rather be addicted to gambling or food?
  • What habit would you like to break?
  • What alcohol can you never drink again?

You can purchase the dinner party and the not your mother’s dinner party sets on Amazon.com.

The Giveaway!

Now, on to the good stuff!  You can enter the contest by going to our Facebook page, become a fan, and leave us a comment telling us your favorite conversation starter at a party.  The contest is over Monday night at midnight….and we will randomly choose two winners.  Can’t wait to see what you post!

September 24th, 2009 |

Pumpkin Topiary

Pumpkin Topiary PostAnybody that knows me, knows that I love a good topiary!  Which is why I fell in love with this idea from Good Housekeeping!  Unique without being cheesy….exactly my style!  For more details on how to construct these, click here for the instructions.

September 24th, 2009 |

Halloween Party Invitations

With Halloween quickly approaching, I have been on a search for the cutest party invitations in town…..and guess who has the best selection?  Tiny Prints.  I know, no surprise there!  Here are a few of my favorites:

Costume Party

Pumpkin Carving

Hat

Block Party

What kind of Halloween party are you throwing this year?!

September 23rd, 2009 |

Happy Birthday, Cowboy Cassidy!

When I think of Fall parties, one of the first ideas that comes to mind is a cowboy theme!  You can have so much fun putting together retro western details….perfect for a little boy’s birthday, but also darling for a baby shower!

 

If you are thinking about hosting a western themed birthday party, boy do I have ideas for you!  Invite your guests with this darling invitation from Tiny Prints.  Welcome them at the door with a bandanna to tie around their neck, a sheriff’s badge, and a cowboy hat.  Start the party off with a quick game of pin the tail on the donkey, and then move into horse races.  Looking to create your own horse corral?!  How cute are these?!

Cowboy Cassidy Horses

Make your table setting festive by using bandannas for napkins, and tin cans full of wildflowers for your centerpieces.  Make sure order those bandannas in bulk!  Instead of buying store-bought goodie bags, why not make them out of the bandannas?!  A quick run through the sewing machine, fill them up with goodies and tie with a ribbon….totally simple, and really cute!

There is so many cute western/cowboy theme stuff out there right now….I would love to see someone take these ideas and throw a vintage cowboy baby shower, too!

Cowboy Cassidy Supplies

Images: invitation (tinyprints.com), popcorn cones (countryliving.com), pony corral and little cowboy (creativepartiesandshowers.blogspot.com), bandanna napkin (theknot.com), daisy centerpieces (brides.com), bandanna goodie bag (bhg.com), horse 1 (amazon.com), horse 2 (amazon.com), horse 3 (amazon.com), cowboy hats, western party blowers (birthdayinabox.com), bandanna paper plate (amazon.com)

September 22nd, 2009 |

Candy Apples

Candy Apples

Aren’t these just about the prettiest candy apples you have ever seen?!  A perfect treat for any Fall party, candy apples can be customized to any flavor.  Country Living has a great basic recipe, as well as an updated version called the pistachio chocolate apple.  Yum!

The added touch of the ribbon-wrapped stick truly make this a very special dessert.  I would love to see this done with mini-apples for a kid’s party or a cocktail party (easier for guests to eat as they mingle!).

What do you plan on decorating your candy apples with this season?!

September 22nd, 2009 |

Napkin of the Week: Vegetable Embellishment

Radish Napkin

One of the easiest ways to dress up your place setting is to add a simple embellishment to your napin – such as a vegetable!  A bunch of radishes tied with twine offer a pop of color, an apple with a tag stuck in it serves as a place card, the possibilities are endless….just take a spin thru the produce section of your local grocery store or farmer’s market for inspiration.

Image via Inmagine.com

September 21st, 2009 |

The Party Dress: Fall 2009

party dresses fall 2009

1) Planetary-Print Dress by 3.1 Phillip Lim 2) Tulla Bow Dress by Milly 3) Belted Silk Tie Dress by Robert Rodriguez 4) Hammered Silk Dress by Elizabeth and James 5) Asymmetric Shoulder Dress by Milly 6) Black Sweater Dress by Alice + Olivia 7) Wool Ribbon Ravine Dress by J. Crew 8 ) Plaid Knit Dress by 3.1 Phillip Lim

September 17th, 2009 |

Centerpiece Idea: Dressed Up Pumpkins

Pumpkin Centerpiece

I know, I know…I might be rushing the season a bit.  But Halloween is just around the corner…and I need to give you girls some time to plan, right?!  I have so many cute Halloween ideas for you this season, I figured best to start passing them along!

Looking for an easy, yet stylish centerpiece for your kitchen table?!  You can bet you will find a big bowl of these “dressed-up” pumpkins on mine come October 1st!  This is so simple to do – simply find a bunch of different patterned ribbons at your local craft store, wrap around the small pumpkins and adhere with double sided tape.  I love projects like this where it involves little effort and your get a lot of style!

Image via Good Housekeeping

September 17th, 2009 |

Rustic Placecards

Wood Placecard Holders

Looking for a few rustic touches for your Fall parties or weddings?!  Look no further than these darling wood placecard holders!  Charming, rustic and I don’t know about you….but they are perfect for my next dinner party!

You can find these at GoodGuest on Etsy.com – and she has plenty of coordinating wood items (if you plan to use them for a wedding).

September 16th, 2009 |

Bridesmaid Luncheon

 

When planning your wedding, consider thinking outside of the box when it comes to thanking your bridesmaids for their support during the planning process.  I suggest hosting a Bridesmaid Luncheon the week prior to the wedding – an event that is full of pretty things, kind words of appreciation, and some quality girl-time before the big day!

Images: invitation (weddingpaperdivas.com), candy buffet (josevillablog.com), rose centerpiece (toddevents.com), place setting (instyleweddings.com), mini champagne bottle party favors (brides.com)

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