Looking for spring party inspiration? Here are a few surprisingly quick & easy centerpieces that I put together for a Spring themed cocktail party. If you’ve followed the blog for a while, it’s probably no secret that manzanita branches & grapewood are one of my favorite elements for creating centerpieces… due largely in part that […]

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BHG.com has a great photo gallery called Quick & Easy Easter Decorations that’s full of simple, stylish Easter ideas. Here are a few favorites from the gallery… starting with the chic “New Leaf” napkin fold, which is topped with a pretty flower bloom – like the yellow daffodil pictured here or another flower that matches […]

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This pretty Easter Egg Tree centerpiece idea was sent in by HWTM reader Virginia Bell. I love the simple-chic style and the fact that she included the phrase “I literally pulled it together in about 10 minutes!” with the submission. Gotta love quick & easy! =) Read on for the DIY details, as told by […]

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Another quick & easy St. Patrick’s Day centerpiece idea… and this one literally takes about 5 minutes to put together once you have the elements! YOU’LL NEED: 1. Pillar candle holders in 2 different heights 2. Sparkly leprechaun hats – around $2.50 at most party supply stores 3. Bright yellow ribbon – 1.5″ wide 4. […]

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Continuing with St. Patty’s Day inspiration today, here’s a quick, easy, & affordable idea for a party centerpiece/decorative accent. All you need are glass beer mugs, small green plants, chocolate coins, and wood skewers. These plants were only $2 – $2.50 each at Home Depot, and you can also find similar sizes/prices at IKEA. For the […]

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Have St. Patty’s Day, Easter, or another spring celebration on your mind? This “Green Theme” tablescape from Southern Living is fantastic inspiration for all of the above! The fresh, chic vibe of this (completely flower-free) table design is created with clear glass dishes & cylinders, white linens & candles, and LOTS of green foliage – […]

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Elizabeth from To Be Charmed sent over some fabulous DIY inspiration starring Japanese washi tape that she thought you guys would love – and I couldn’t agree more! In fact, I can’t wait to try this stuff out myself and just researched a bunch of different places to purchase washi tape (resources listed below). If […]

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Continuing with the Oscars party ideas today, here’s some inspiration for glamorous red & gold centerpieces… starting with the gorgeous crystal adorned tree pictured above, which was created by Tic-Tock Couture Florals and is also from our “Old Hollywood Glam” themed Hip Hostess event in LA. The key word here is INSPIRATION… I’m pretty sure […]

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The 82nd Annual Academy Awards are coming up this weekend (Sunday, March 7), and regardless of how into the actual ceremonies you are, the Oscars are always a fun excuse to have people over! You can chat with friends over casual cocktails & appetizers while the red carpet fashions and award presentations are going on, […]

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Need some inspiration for upcoming parties, weddings, or Easter celebrations? Here’s some floral eye candy for you in 3 fresh palettes for spring… 1. FRESH GREEN & YELLOW • Sculptural bouquet featuring green flowers, seed pods, lily grass, and other unique foliage (details here) • Daffodils and fern displayed in a wooden window box-style planter […]

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In continuing with Part 1 of Romantic Decor: Red, Black, & Lace, here’s another (surprisingly quick!) centerpiece idea for a special Valentine’s Day dinner… Find all the DIY Details Below:

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Looking for an easy way to add romance to your Valentine’s day table? Just add ribbon & lace! Here are a few examples I mocked up recently to demonstrate how just a little lace & ribbon can give a simple vase, pillar candle, or tablecloth a romantic vibe that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day (or a […]

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I’m in love with this new “Vase Corset” from Social Couture… what a fabulous way to add some romance to your Valentine’s Day table – or some “oh la la!” to that sexy bachelorette party or lingerie-themed bridal shower! The black velvet vase corset ($15 ea) is available in 3 different ribbon colors: red, black, […]

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I’m so excited to share this fabulous – and super useful – DIY project with you today! The tutorial comes from Jacinda at Prudent Baby, and features a clever & inexpensive way to create your own dessert/cake stands for all sorts of parties and occasions. With all the fabulous scrapbook paper that’s available these days, […]

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I have somewhat of an obsession with grapewood branches lately… in addition to their naturally fabulous, unique look, they’re so versatile when it comes to the different ways you can dress them up for parties and weddings. They also make great LOW table centerpieces – which is wonderful when you want to do something different […]

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This fabulous new DIY Tutorial comes from the ultra-creative Jesi of Jesi Haack Weddings and features clever “paper bag flowers” crafted from brown Trader Joe’s grocery bags. While the paper flowers are cool on their own, they also look fabulous when mixed with a few tissue flowers and fresh flowers for an eco-chic wedding bouquet […]

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When it comes to decor, simple doesn’t have to mean boring! Case in point – here are 2 super easy, yet affective holiday decorating ideas. (You can also switch up the colors & accents to make these work for any type of occasion!) Idea #1 – Ribbon Chair Accents You’ll need extra-wide ribbon for this […]

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Couldn’t resist sharing a few inspiring images from this cool “Runway to Big Day” gallery on InStyleWeddings.com…the shimmery metallics, glitzy rhinestones, bold stripes are fabulous looks for everything from glamorous weddings to New Year’s Eve parties! The top image actually features some easy-to-recreate (& budget friendly) DIY ideas – just cut a small gold paper […]

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I had a lot of fun with the lollipop displays for last month’s Berry Sweet Baby Shower and wanted to share the DIY info with you because this concept translates so well to ANY color palette or occasion – they’d even work well for holiday parties! Added bonus: the lollipops double as take-home party favors. […]

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Looking for a last-minute centerpiece idea for Thanksgiving? Here’s a project that can easily be tailored to your own color palette and the decorative materials available to you. The most important element of this concept is the “give thanks” message, so head to the scrapbook aisle of your favorite craft store to find chipboard letters […]

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