inspiration for celebration

Today on Simply Stated: check out a follow up to the “Entertaining on a Budget” article I posted over at Celebrations earlier in the year. “Entertaining on a Budget – Part 2” highlights some budget-wise ideas sent in by readers after the original post. If you have additional tips & tricks for stretching your dollars […]

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Update 11/17/08: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to all 400+ of you that entered!  And the lucky random winner is: Commenter #283 – Emily – who said “I would love the personalized fold over cards! I am getting married soon and they would make the perfect thank you cards, not to mention […]

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Ribbon has always been one of my favorite tools for dressing things up without breaking the bank. Use it to create a makeshift table runner, tie napkins, or to transform your everyday serveware or home decor into pieces that perfectly match your party theme. Example: everday white vase + red ribbon = instant “candy cane” […]

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I’m totally smitten with these cute handmade designs from aruricards over at Etsy and DaWanda! (The button design on the “Forever” card above would be cute idea for a DIY baby shower invitation or party favor.)

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This super-stylish bridal shower was designed/hosted by Alison Donahue and features the always-fabulous color palette of chocolate and blue, plus tons of pretty details like parasols, retro-chic coasters, paper-wrapped vases, and polka dots. Read on for tons of photos and a full recap, in Alison’s own words… “I wanted to host a beautiful bridal shower […]

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Since it is Friday and all, thought I’d send you off in to the weekend with some pretty cocktails to enjoy… even if it’s just visually! Want to take the next step and actually try some of these out? It’s your lucky day – here are the recipe links: Triple Shot Espresso Martini, Long-stemmed Rose, […]

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