Party Decor Projects


Feeling totally inspired by the gorgeous work of Krislyn Design today! Imagine walking into a party or wedding reception featuring some of their amazing, signature "moss and jewel trees"… Krislyn Design describes their LA-based studio as "a place where customers can step into a timeless space inspired by beauty without boundaries." Sounds pretty cool… no […]

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Lovely inspiration from the knot’s Spring Ahead gallery, which would be equally fabulous for summer soirées too. (How great is that cake?!) {photography by Mary Ellen Bartley}

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Reusable pop-up Blumebox vases are already a super easy & affordable way to create stylish centerpieces, but they recently came out with a way to make customizing your design even easier: Personalized Ribbons! These 1.5" wide ribbons come in TONS of patterns and colors, including birds, damask, mod dots, and more. $2.49/pack of 4 at […]

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Hooray! Some of the photos from our very first Hip Hostess Series Event (the "Tropical Zen Soirée" in San Diego) are back! The rest should be in this week and I’ll feature the full recap with detailed slideshows, instructions and product resources next week. Until then, here are just a few quick shots to give […]

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Social Couture has a super-fun hot pink and zebra-inspired Girls Night theme that’s perfect for Sex and the City "pre-parties", bachelorette party festivities, or milestone birthday celebrations! Between the zebra cocktail shaker, marabou bottle slip covers, feather boas and mini disco balls, this looks like a fabulous way to party with the girls! {Don’t forget […]

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TheKnot.com has a fabulous "centerpieces" photo gallery that’s definitely worth checking out – especially if you’re looking for some inspiration for your wedding or next party! Even though some of the designs in wedding pictures can be overly difficult or expensive to recreate for everyday parties at home, there are almost always some doable tips […]

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Martha Stewart recently came out with a new line of floral arrangements designed exclusively for 1-800-Flowers , and I think this collection does a great job at bringing something new to the world of flower delivery! Several of the designs feature unusual florals, like the Lotus Pod Bouquet pictured above, which is a modern mix […]

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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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West Elm has a wonderful new "urban garden " theme going on right now that feels especially refreshing – and the vibe is carried through in some of their cool new dinnerware designs as well…

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