These colorful capiz garlands are a party all on their own! In addition to working great as hanging decorations, capiz garlands are also fabulous as table decor – lay a few of them across the table to create a “table runner”, or try wrapping single strands around glass cylinder vases to create playful containers for […]

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These pretty, DIY paper butterfly embellishments are such a creative way to dress up your place settings! They actually look really pretty & elegant in this all-white color scheme… or for a more playful setting, try a few brightly colored butterflies (fuchsia, aqua, orange) perched together on the napkin, creating a colorful contrast to the […]

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A common misconception about "partying green" is that it means the look of the party has to literally be green – or at least based on earthy shades of green and brown. That’s why I was so happy to see this beautiful red and lilac table as the headliner image for author Danny Seo ‘s […]

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When it comes to entertaining, eco-friendly + easy = good for the environment AND for your stress level! Here are some ridiculously simple ideas that make for attractive, eco-chic tablescapes… Centerpiece Ideas: Stack interesting veggies and colorful fruits in pretty bowls that you already own. Pictured above: Artichokes make for a unique & surprisingly elegant […]

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Here’s a new kind of "icing" for your wedding or party cake: butterflies, hummingbirds, and dragonflies adorned with glitzy Swarovski crystals! These sparkly creatures are part of the Swarovski Cake Jewels collection at EstiloWeddings.com, which also includes bejeweled monograms, hearts, lady bugs, and flowers in various sizes and colors…

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If you’re hosting a party or shower this spring, the Spring Parties Ideas gallery on marthastewart.com is full of inspiration! I especially love the idea of the butterflies on the paper lanterns (pictured above), and would love to try a super contemporary approach to this idea: maybe all-white butterflies on vividly colored lanterns like fuschia, […]

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Jamali Garden is a fabulous resource for party and wedding decor – you’ll find everything from great centerpiece containers in (natural, ceramic, and metal finishes) to floral supplies, candles, and decorative accents like feathers and seashells. I’m especially loving Jamali’s selection of Natural Pots, which include vases and pots made from materials like bamboo, natural […]

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Can you believe this artsy bird-themed creation was actually carved from fruits and veggies?! Genius! The festive arrangement served as table decor for one of the food stations at the super stylish, Asian-themed wedding of Lisa Ling and Paul Song. From Lisa’s gorgeous red wedding dress to the fact that her invitations read – “If […]

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If you love the flickering glow of candle light or are looking for some creative ways to incorporate candles into your wedding or party centerpieces, check out today’s Creative Candlescapes post on Real Simple: Celebrations for some inspiration or to contribute some ideas of your own! {images from Globetopper, The Hassle-free Host, Imedagoze, InStyle Parties, […]

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A unique, modern vase is a conversation-worthy centerpiece all on it’s own…and these curvy beauties definitely fit the bill. No need for tons of flowers here – all you need is a single, colorful flower or some simple greenery to act as icing on the cake. Pictured above: Zero Vases in white and grey ($39.95 […]

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In addition to the chic, “notice-me” color palette of this fantastic reception table, it also features one of my favorite ways to create a super cool, easy centerpiece. Just wrap some empty gift or shoe boxes with hip, contemporary gift wrap in coordinating patterns, then display them grouped together. You can use boxes of the […]

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For all of you out there who are planning a wedding, hosting a bridal shower, or just like to look at pretty things in general, the new InStyleWeddings.com has enough eye candy to keep you busy for hours! Chock full of gorgeous imagery and creative details – you can find decoration inspiration , learn expert […]

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Colorful candies can function as great party decor year-round, but they are especially appropriate for Valentine’s Day! These super simple ideas for decorating with Red Hots look especially fabulous… {via marthastewart.com} For a cute and super-easy Valentine’s Day centerpiece , fill clear kitchen canisters with different kinds of Valentine-themed candies. Embellish the canisters with a […]

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I just love this football-themed centerpiece idea from InStyle Parties – which by the way is probably my favorite book on entertaining ever. ;) The centerpiece is created from a flat of wheatgrass (available from florists for about $20) and miniature plastic football players and goal posts. So cute and not the least bit cheezy! […]

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I recently stumbled on this beautiful holiday tabletop designed by Sandy of the sugarpond blog and instantly fell in love with the modern simplicity of it all…not to mention the fact that she’s using the gorgeous Classic Century dinnerware from Crate&Barrel that I’ve been lusting after for quite a while! You could easily translate this […]

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I love this “circle of friends” personalized confetti idea from Martha Stewart, which you can create using photos that have been shrunk down on your computer, vellum paper, and different sizes of circle craft punches. It’s listed as a New Year’s party idea on marthastewart.com (featuring photos of your party guests) – but I think […]

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One of the great things about holiday decorations is that they can often transition nicely from your Christmas celebrations to New Year’s Eve soirées with just a few easy tricks! For example, my mom did a multi-color Christmas tree this year, using the exact same elements I used on the New Year’s Eve tablescape below […]

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I know that Christmas is still top-of-mind for everyone, but if you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve cocktail or dinner party, it’s a good idea to start planning now, or you won’t have much downtime to recover between the 2 celebrations! New Year’s Eve parties are the perfect excuse to break out the glitz & […]

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More holiday decorating inspiration for you! Check out our new easy & affordable Santa, Baby theme – featuring wrapped vases, contemporary patterns from American Crafts™, white boas, swanky cosmos, and more! Click here for full details :)

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Another sweet treat to tempt your tummy…the always-irresistible Peppermint Bark, plus very pretty treat packaging ideas from Martha Stewart.

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