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DIY Tutorial: Quick & Easy Glittered Utensils

Guess what… a party craft doesn’t have to be complicated to be great! These Glittered Wooden Utensils are super simple and one of my favorite quick & easy ways to add sparkle to any table – from kids table place settings to grown up appetizer and dessert buffets. And while we all know that glitter has a tendency to kind of get on everything, this particular little project is much less messier than you might expect – with a little help from a handy thing called glitter tape! (P.S. Glitter tape comes in all sorts of colors too!)

This is a very straightforward project, but I know that sometimes a quick glance at a visual graphic of the steps can still be helpful, so here ya go:

DIY Tutorial: Quick & Easy Glittered Utensils

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Printable Flamingo Party Silhouettes {+ Summer Blog Hop}

I’m a fan of flamingos all year round, but there’s no denying that they fit in especially well during the warm summer months… which is probably one of the reasons I’ve seen flamingo parties (and flamingo everything else!) popping up so much lately.

So for this month’s (Summer Themed) Free Printable Blog Hop, I decided to offer up these cute & girlie Flamingo Party Silhouettes, as seen on the charger plates in our recent Flamingo Fiesta Party theme. I’m thinking they would also be really cute strung into a banner, used on chair backs, or attached to gift bags. You can now download these silhouettes over on the flamingo party recap post, along with the 8×10 Drink Sign and Blank Tent Cards. (You’ll find download links for all 3 items at the bottom of the post.)

Printable Flamingo Party Silhouettes {+ Summer Blog Hop}

P.S. Make sure to scroll down for lots more (free) summer inspired printables from the other Blog Hop participants below… the designs are all so cute! Here are a few hints on what you’ll find: rootbeer floats, lemonade, summer bucket lists, watercolor, retro sunshine, pool party… sounds a lot like summer fun to me! Enjoy :)

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FREE PRINTABLES! Toy Inspired Royal First Birthday Bash

As promised, here are links to download the {free!} party printables that I designed for our recent Royal First Birthday Bash collaboration with Fisher-Price®. I had fun with these and hope you guys are able to put them to good use! You’ll find a preview of everything below, followed by the download links.

As always, if you end up using our free printables we LOVE to see/hear about it, so please let us know! And be sure to check out the main post and Fisher-Price® Royal Birthday Party Guide for lots of coordinating party ideas and DIY project tutorials. Enjoy! :)

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DIY Tutorial: Rustic Chic Placemat Stencil

As I’m sure many of you know, planning a party can often be hectic and/or expensive, so when it comes to simple & affordable hacks that don’t skimp on classiness, I’m all in!! And I’ve also got the perfect example to share with you today…  Elizabeth from Bump Smitten sent over this ingenious trick for dressing up your tablescapes, complete with step-by-step photos & instructions + downloads of the templates! This is such a versatile look… perfect for adding a touch of rustic flair to so many types of themes & materials. Read on for all the clever details. (Thanks again, Elizabeth!)



by Bump Smitten

I see a lot of craft paper popping up in many different types of parties. Its cheap and very rustic/chic. I used the same idea as chalk on black chalkboard paint, but with white paint pens on brown craft paper. It’s cost effective and a fun alternative to fabric place mats. Bonus Tip: You could also use the white pens to write the names of your guests!

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Well hello lovely Hostess With The Mostess friends! It’s Jen, your favorite Orange County photographer. Today, it’s going to get REAL serious! As you may know, family pictures are one of my specialties (if you’d like to get some ideas and inspiration, check out my Facebook page, right here). I adore family sessions and the stunning […]



As far as my typical weeknights go, last night pretty much took the {fresh-fruit-topped-boston-cream} cake. I invited a few girlfriends over for dinner as part of a collaboration with Pier 1. There was yummy food, sparkling sangria, the glow of twinkle lights… and a giant gold Yoga Frog covered in butterflies. ;) But before I […]



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