I just worked on a farm wedding where we used compostable plates and flatware — a brilliant idea for an eco-casual event. This recyclable flatware available from Terrain takes it up just another notch with its decorative flourishes.
Choosing an outfit for a wedding, whether you are the bride, a bridesmaid or just a guest, can be stressful! It can be particularly stressful in the winter time because a “traditional” wedding shoe may not be appropriate for the cold weather. Refinery 29 has compiled a number of wedding shoes that are perfect for the winter. Below are a couple of my favorites but check the rest of the options here.
These gorgeous nude ASOS pumps are great for the bride (or bridesmaid) on a budget. The gold toe cap with jewels adds a total luxe feel without breaking the bank!
These unique Alice and Olivia wedges with their shiny, silver leather is a perfect accompaniment to a wedding dress. And not to mention the wedge heel will allow you to dance the night away pain free!
Whether you are hosting guests for a Valentine’s Day get together or just want to show that special someone you care, this project is for you! These pomegranate filled ice cubes are easy to make and will instantly make any drink you serve that much more special.
You can find a step-by-step process on how to make these ice cubs here, but essentially you just put three pomegranate seeds in a heart shaped ice tray. Freeze and then serve in your drink of choice!
The 2012 election is just around the corner. Are you hosting an election results party? If so, these silverware holders via Kate’s Paperie are absolutely adorable. Just download the template, print on blue and red card stock, cut out the states (that part might be time-intensive!), cut two slits, and assemble with the silverware. I think the end result would be worth the work.
Don’t forget to vote! It counts!
I am anxious to try some of the cool candies offered by a brand new online candy shop called Sugarfina. Their offerings are really original and would make for great favors at a wedding, shower, or other event. In honor of the latest addition to the National Zoo family, these chocolate licorice pandas would be particularly fun! Also fun is their cocktail party sampler which includes a tasting alcohol-inspired candies.
The 2012 Olympics are in full swing and can’t you feel all the patriotic energy as we all cheer “Go USA!”? Why not host an Olympic viewing party to gather friends and family and watch your favorite events? Daily Candy has some great ideas for entertaining with Olympic spirit, including these adorable DIY pom poms featured on Make & Takes Blog.
My husband loves Oreo cookies. Not the middle, mind you, just the the cookies outside. Either way, they are still one of his favorites. I think I’ll need to make this Oreo tower for him for a future celebration (birthday, promotion…). Isn’t it amazing?! It would also be fun at an older children’s party (I’d be afraid younger kids would topple it in T minus 2 seconds!). If anyone tries this, let me know how many Oreos you end up using. (I am imagining a shopping cart overflowing with packages of them!)
Graduation season is upon us. Do you have a special graduate in your life that you are going to celebrate with? This idea from Martha Stewart is a clever way to offer best wishes to your grad. Create a simple banner out of kraft paper, embellish it with paper tassels, use washi or other festive tape to wish them congratulations, and then invite guests to write and post sticky notes of best wishes to the grad. A fun way to celebrate!
I’ve been working on a project recently that will involve a lot of background music so music has been much on my mind! Here is another playlist I put together. This one would be appropriate for an upbeat cocktail party or dinner party.
|Brighter Than the Sun||SMASH Cast|
|Shake It Out (Acoustic)||Florence + the Machine|
|Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)||Kelly Clarkson|
|Modern Love||Matt Nathanson|
|Run (feat. Jennifer Nettles & Kristian Bush)||Matt Nathanson|
|Bottom of the Sea||Matt Nathanson|
|Rolling in the Deep||ADELE|
|Down By the Water||The Decemberists|
|This Is Why We Fight||The Decemberists|
|Radioactive (Remix) [feat. the West Angeles Mass Choir]||Kings of Leon|
|You Know It’s True||Jules Larson|
|Shooting Stars||Bag Raiders|
|All I Have (feat. Diane Birch) [Live]||Mat Kearney|
|Heaven (feat. Natalie Merchant)||Brett Dennen|
|I’ve Got the World On a String (Live from Madison Square Garden)||Michael Bublé|
|You Are the Best Thing||Ray LaMontagne|
|Little Red Corvette||Mike Zito|
|When You Love Someone||Bethany Dillon|
|Come On Get Higher||Matt Nathanson|
|One||Mary J. Blige & U2|
|First Day of My Life||Bright Eyes|
|When the Stars Go Blue||Tyler Hilton & Bethany Joy Lenz|
|What About Now||Lonestar|
|Heads Carolina, Tails California||Jo Dee Messina|
|Angels Of The Silences||Counting Crows|
|Hold on Tight||Christopher Jak|
|We Can Work It Out||Stevie Wonder|
|Over My Head (Cable Car)||The Fray|
|here comes the sun||Beatles|