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Is this dessert table GORGEOUS or what?! Melody from Sweet and Saucy Shop created this amazing spread for Miley Cyrus’ 18th birthday party this past weekend. In addition to the stunning birthday cake – which included shimmery, whimsical details like hand-carved dream catchers, sugar feathers, and sugar turquoise beads – the table featured over 500 […]

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Winner update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone who entered. I seriously wish we could give bags away to all of you after reading through all the enthusiastic entries! We had to narrow it down to just 2 though – and the {very lucky!}, randomly selected winners are: Commenters #599 – […]

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Good news! Pastry extraordinaire Melody Brandon from the popular dessert studio Sweet and Saucy Shop just opened up a brand new online store that features many of the same stylish pieces that she uses to display her own desserts! You’ll find gorgeous cake stands, bowls & platters, display domes, and decorative cupcake liners at the […]

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Annie from popular foodie blog Annie’s Eats just sent over these adorable Spiced Brown Sugar Cut-Out Cookies that were inspired by the Grateful Mod printables – how cute & yummy-looking are these?! The piping work is amazing… wish I had that steady of a hand! She also posted a step-by-step tutorial of the recipe on […]

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Wanted to share some quick & easy Thanksgiving favor/hostess gift ideas I recently created using the Grateful Mod Party Printables, which you can download for free here! All you need for the packaging is: 1. small kraft boxes OR cellophane bags 2. pretty ribbon OR raffia 3. one of following printables: drink/food flags (skinny designs […]

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I’m excited to share this wonderful Rustic Fall Party from Courtney of Joyful Weddings & Events with you today – full great inspiration for Thanksgiving decor too! There are so many fantasic and affordable DIY ideas to be found here – from the creative (& easy!) burlap wreath to the mason jar drinking glasses embellished […]

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When it comes winter holidays, there’s just something about rich, yummy chocolate that makes a celebration feel extra-festive! Hot chocolate, peppermint bark (a personal fav!), chocolate candy cane cocktails, elegant chocolate fountains, peppermint ice cream cakes with chocolate cookie crust… the list goes on! An entire Chocolate & Peppermint-inspired theme is actually a great way […]

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The holiday season always brings about a lot of talk of “traditions”, and with how hectic our standard day to day life can be, I love that this time of year always serves as a fun reminder for us to stop and spend time with family and friends! Traditions also give you & your family […]

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When Alexandra from Enchanted Events & Design recently stumbled on some cool orange/gray/white patterns, she was inspired to design her Thanksgiving table around them this year. So… instead of pairing oranges & yellows with earthy browns like you typically see on Thanksgiving, she used gray & silver to give the table a fresh, modern vibe. […]

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the 2 very lucky, randomly selected winners are: Commenters #183 – Heather and #104 – Tiffany. Congrats!! ***** We have a fabulous new Surprise Giveaway for you today from one of the most popular party decor websites out there (and […]

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This fabulous Pumpkin Celebration by Katie of Katie Grace Designs was also created for The City Cradle’s fall celebration challenge… how fun & CREATIVE is this?!! Katie did such a great job and there is SO much great DIY inspiration to be found here. Added bonus: she’s posted step by step tutorials for the yummy […]

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I’m so excited to share this gorgeous “Autumn Apple” theme from creative party genius Chris Nease with you today! Sweet touches of lace, clever picture frame “place mats“, caramel apples at each place setting (yes, please!), a wonderfully eclectic centerpiece, bright splashes of apple red in all the right places… I pretty much love it […]

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Event design guru & author David Stark has teamed up with the super-stylish online invitations site – Cocodot – to create an exclusive line of festive, unique holiday cards & invitations stamped with Stark’s signature style! One of the bonuses of this collaboration for Stark was the eco-friendly aspect, as he noted: “Since eco strategies […]

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky, randomly selected winner is: Commenter #71 – Tia, who said: “Okay, the stinking cute Shabby Chic collection because it could be used for SO many occasions – a bridal shower, baby shower, birthday party or tea party. LOVE […]

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This cake stand makes me happy just looking at it – how about you?! It’s from a wonderfully creative & unique wedding that was featured in the Summer 2010 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings, and it’s on my mind right now for 2 reasons: 1. I think this would be a fantastic display in holiday […]

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