Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Non-Traditional Wedding Cake Toppers

We love that nowadays people are stepping outside the traditional box and taking some creative freedom when it comes to planning their wedding. 

People are throwing away that cookie cutter mold and personalizing their wedding in all aspects - even their cake toppers! Here are a few fun non-traditional wedding cake toppers. Which one is your favorite?

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Backyard Movie Bash

This weekend we are getting together with friends to watch some of our all-time favorite movies. But instead of doing it inside we are going to take advantage of the warm weather and have a backyard movie bash!
The first (and most important) step is to get an over-sized screen to view your movie on. The easiest and most cost effective way is to throw up a plain white sheet and use a projector, but if you want to get a bit fancy, you and purchase an inflatable widescreen movie screen like this one from Target. Either option will allow you to sit back, relax and watch a movie on the “big screen.”

After you have decided which screen you would like to use, you need to figure out seating. You can use blankets, chairs, lawn cousins, pillows, really whatever you have laying around the house. Just make sure it’s something soft and conformable. And don't forget, it can get cold out so make sure to supply your guests with extra blankets. 
 Next step is to figure out the food situation. Popcorn is a must! You can't have movie night with salty delicious popcorn. You can make this beforehand or make it throughout the night by using an Old Fashion Popcorn Maker. You can either rent one from your local party supply store or buy one from places like Best Buy or Kohl's.
You will also need something to put your popcorn in. We love these popcorn boxes form Williams-Sonoma.
And don't forget to provide your guests with different popcorn seasons. You can purchase them from your local specialty grocery store or online from Kernel Season's.

You will also have to have something sweet. Give your guests lots of different snack sized options that they can either have on the side or if they are daring - add to their popcorn.

Some fun combinations are 
  • Popcorn, Sour Skittles and M&Ms
  • Popcorn, Snow Caps and Cookie Dough Bites
  • Popcorn, Sour Patch Watermelon Kids and Starburst Minis
  • Popcorn, Snickers Bites and Reese's Pieces
For more fun candy combinations check out this post from Buzz Feed

After all of that sweet and salty goodness, you will need to wash it down with a nice cold beverage. Give your guests a couple of different options – sods, ice tea, lemonade, water, etc. Or if you want to have something alcoholic (one of the perks of being at home) make a Vanilla Rum Cola.

Last but not least, don’t forget to supply your guests with bug spray and candles/flashlights. Two key items that are essential for having a movie bash outside.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Ice Cream Social

With summer in full swing all we can think about is spending time outdoors. So when a client came to us for some party ideas that involved being outside without a lot of fuss – we thought it would be fun to host a ice cream social. Come on – who doesn't love ice cream!

Here are some ideas that we shared with them to possibly incorporate into their party.

To save on cost, you can make decoration yourself. All you need is some construction paper, glue and balloons.

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Click Here to learn how to make these ice cream balloons.

Or if you have some extra time (and funds) you can make an ice cream stand to showcase all the delicious goodies you will be serving.

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Speaking of delicious goodies, make sure you have different flavored ice creams as well of lots of toppings - crushed up Oreo's, marshmallows, M&Ms, Reese's Pieces, different kinds of sprinkles, nuts, gummy bears, syrups, fruit, whipped cream, etc (the list can go on and on). 

You can also pair your ice cream with brownies, cookies, cakes, or make ice cream floats. The ideas are endless!

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And lets not forget something fun and colorful to put your ice cream in, like these paper cups from  Party City

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July Everyone!

We hope you enjoy your day with family, friends, and of course s'mores.