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I don’t know what it is, but I’ve just been loving BRIGHT green this year – from lime to kelly to grassy hues!  Here are a few favorites from Z Gallerie… and – added bonus: they’re all on sale! I just picked up the Green Giraffe Tray ($19.99) recently and it’s just downright fabulous in […]

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I’m so excited to share this new “Real Party” with you! Courtney Toney from Joyful Weddings & Events is back with one of her fabulous seasonal get-togethers. This time the party is all about Spring, but I think this look would translate quite nicely to summer bridal showers, birthday parties, and celebrations as well! Read […]

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In the world of entertaining, the arrival of summer often means bringing the party outside! This fabulous Venezia Pavilion from Z Gallerie is definitely a fun excuse to do just that. If you’ve got an extra-special celebration coming up like an engagement party, milestone birthday, or wedding – or if you just love to entertain […]

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Today over on Simply Stated, check out 8 Cool Chalkboard-Inspired Finds for entertaining. It might be partially nostalgic, but I’m loving this white-on-slate trend!

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Exciting news to share! I’m co-hosting a pre-BlogHer “pamper & primp party” on July 23rd in Chicago along with these 5  fabulous women bloggers! This is your chance to kick back, relax, and mix & mingle with other bloggers (including some of your favorite names from the blogging world!) before the conference starts. The party […]

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Check out the latest amazing creation from the talented Amy Atlas! This fashionable Pucci-inspired dessert bar features gorgeous details like a custom cupcake tower, custom popcorn cone bar (so cute!) and custom cotton candy sticks. {6/5 Update: Here’s what Amy said about the popcorn how-to: “I cut styrofoam to fit in the tray and then […]

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so  much to everyone that entered! And the randomly selected winner is: Commenter # 235 – Lynn, who said, “I love the cocktail napkins and the drink me flutes What a cute selection they have!” Congrats, Lynn! ***** If you love colorful, clever, and unique entertaining finds, […]

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Everyday with Rachael Ray just launched a brand new website – click here to check it out! While browsing this morning, I spotted a few fabulous centerpiece ideas that look especially perfect for occasions like bridal showers & grown-up birthday parties. Here goes: 1. Bag It – made from cut-up plastic grocery & shopping bags; […]

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Etsy is such a great place to look for unique embellishments for your party! The Stock Paper Scissors shop is another great example. They offer adorable cupcake toppers/favor tags, coordinating banners/party hats (all custom), mini notecard sets (great for party favors!) and more great stuff. I’m especially loving this fun Monster Mania design… and thinking […]

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Amy is back with a recap of the fabulous – and inspiring – “Boxes in Bloom” event thrown by the generous team behind Operation Shower. Read on for her full recap… plus some great party planning tips that are both stylish AND eco-friendly! ***** Operation Shower: Mission Boxes In Bloom Accomplished (In Eco-Chic Style) {Event […]

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What’s black and white and ridiculously cute all over? Well, this adorable Cow Penguin Plush and Penguin Pillow for starters! These cute little creatures from MyDearDarling are charming enough to inspire an entire baby shower or kids birthday party theme all by themselves, don’t you think? (Yes, that IS a penguin disguised as a cow!) […]

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Today’s “Real Party” feature is a sweet & sophisticated baby shower featuring some amazing culinary treats like Caramelized Tomato Tarte Tatins and a lovely display of Brie with Figs & Honeycomb! This look would translate nicely for a bridal shower as well – and you can just switch up the colors for a girl or […]

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Calling all fashionistas: Add some serious style to your table (or your walls) with these Ben Collection Fashion Plates by Working Class Studio! Each melamine plate features a sketch by the late Savannah College of Art and Design professor and distinguished illustrator Ben Morris. ($8.95 each at heliotrope) These plates coordinate well with the rest […]

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Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! Here’s one of the treats we indulged in after our BBQ yesterday… Margarita Cupcakes! I’ve been wanting to try this concept out ever since last month’s margarita cupcakes post, and am happy to report they tasted great (and very much like their namesake)! I went for the “shortcut” […]

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If you’re looking for a thoughtful, unique gift idea, the personalized dinnerware collections from Jessica Rust Designs are always a great option (and she’s got designs for all sorts of special occasions!). I’m especially loving this colorful, new Tattoo collection – which is the sort of thing that’s just perfect for a certain type of […]

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