Category: Parties and Events

DIY New Year’s Eve Piñatas

New Year’s Eve is just a few days away and we are busy decorating for the festivities! Today we’re sharing a DIY piñata project that’s perfect for candy or simply decor. Here’s how… Supplies: cardboard, scissors, masking tape, white crepe paper, and Elmer’s glue. Directions: 1. Cut out the numbers 2017 twice from cardboard. 2. With the remaining cardboard, cut out 1.5″ strips. The strips will go between the numbers to create the 3D shape. 3. Stack two...

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DIY New Year’s Eve Canvas

We think 2017 is going to be our best year yet! Here’s how to make a gold cut-out canvas to display at your New Year’s Eve party to celebrate that sentiment… Supplies: a canvas, an X-acto knife, a printed quote, self-healing mat, and gold spray paint. Directions: 1. Create a design or quote you’d like on your canvas and print it backwards (this will create a stencil that you will use on the back of the canvas!). 2. Place the canvas on a self-healing mat, face down. 3....

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DIY Starry Headbands

It’s not even Christmas yet, but we are already getting so excited for New Year’s Eve! To celebrate, we created these sparkly headbands to wear while you watch the ball drop. Here’s how to make your own… Supplies: plastic headbands, wire, scissors, glittery paper, and hot glue. Directions: 1. Cut different sized star shapes out of glitter paper. 2. Cut a length of wire and roll the end of it into a flat coil (this will give more surface area for the hot glue to stick...

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DIY Thanksgiving Place Cards

Happy Thanksgiving week! Today we’re sharing a super easy, last-minute place card tutorial to spice up your Thanksgiving tablescape! Here’s how to make your own… Materials: – Faux pears (we got ours at Marshalls, but you can find faux fruit at any craft store!) – An X-acto knife – White card stock – A pen or marker (we used Tombow Dual Brush Pens) Directions: 1. Cut white card stock into small rectangles. Ours were about 2×3″ 2. Use the...

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Christmas Cocktail Party with Paperless Post

The holidays are coming up and we are so excited for all the fun festivities! Today we’re sharing a inspiration board with our favorite ideas for holiday entertaining including personalized invitations from Paperless Post! From party attire to cocktail recipes and decor, we are prepared for the perfect low-key cocktail party and thanks to Paperless Post, we’ll have unique invitations to set the tone for our guests. Shoes | Dress | White Cranberry Mimosas Table Runner | Glasses |...

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