How to Plan a Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Party

  If you are trying to come up with a festive theme for your upcoming New Year's Eve Party, consider a Great Gatsby New Year's Eve Party! The Great Gatsby era was all about decadence, over the top parties and speakeasy bars; a combination perfectly suited to New Year's Eve celebrations of all sizes! INVITATION The first step when planning your Great Gatsby New Year's Eve Party is the invitation.  According to the website TinyPrints, the invitation is the best way to communicate to your guests what it is that you are celebrating and what the event is all about.  Be clear on your invitation what the theme is and if you want guests to participate in the theme, such as dressing in Great Gatsby attire. Plan to mail the invitation approximately four to six weeks prior to the … [Read more...]

Fall Festivities – Party time!

Every fall I love to have friends over for a chili dinner and s'mores for dessert.. When the first chill is in the air and the leaves begin to turn I start brainstorming ways to decorate a festive fall table. There are so many beautiful and budget friendly ways to decorate and have a very festive party! Here are some creative ideas: This example of the perfect outdoor fall decor (by Country Living) is made by using natures best decorations! Hay, fall flowers, pumpkins.. all easy and inexpensive - perfect for an outdoor party. Too cute idea for the table or to add a bit of fall ambiance to your home. Trim the stem off of a small pumpkin. Using hot glue or floral wire - attach fake leaves, berries, and candle to top. So cute! A great party favor to thank your guests for … [Read more...]

DIY Halloween House Decor

Do your kids love Halloween?  Mine do!  They start planning their costumes in July.  I would like to say I'm kidding, but I'm not.  They have planned to be box trolls, Ninja turtles, Dorothy and Toto and a few other characters already.  To say they like Halloween is an understatement.  They LOVE it!  If your kids loooove Halloween too, then check out these DIY Halloween house decor ideas!  They are sure to make your kiddos scream.  With excitement! Spooky spider web hoops are the perfect addition to any Halloween house decor.  Plus they are really easy to make and when you are done you can reuse the Darice Wood Embroidery Hoop 10" you used to make these! I love these melted crayon pumpkins!  They are a great way to use broken crayons and it turned out oh so pretty. Be … [Read more...]

9 Graduation Party Ideas for Your Graduate

Can you believe it's almost here? It seems like just yesterday you were holding your baby in your arms, and in a few shorts weeks he'll be graduating high school. {Or, kindergarten. Or, college.} Our kids really do grow up too fast. Are you planning to host a graduation party in his honor? I've gathered a few of the most fun and unique party decor ideas from around the web, and put them all right here for you! /1/ Giant Photo Display - Create a larger than life, eye-catching display of photos of the graduate throughout the years.  Careful, though, a flood of memories will come each time you glance at that beautifully displayed wall! /2/ Grad Party Yard Sign - Don't worry about answering calls from those who can't spot your house in the midst of welcoming guests ever again. Let … [Read more...]