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Hi, I’m Kati Driscoll, author of The Finer Things, an entertaining and design focused stationery blog for FineStationery.com. I was inspired by a post from sfgirlbybay whose Self-Portrait Painting Party sounded like just the type of gathering I would host. I love the idea of a group of friends getting together and creating self-portraits. The […]

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Today over at Simply Stated: Celebrations – check out 5 Fabulous Cake Stands, along with a tip on how to  create quick & easy DIY cake stands using dishes you already own!

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{by guest blogger Morgan Spenla} Unique wine stem labels are easy to create and a fun way to personalize your party. Your guests will love the idea and have a blast picking out their party-themed drink decor. Plus, everyone will now be able to easily identify their own glass after setting it down, so you […]

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Elizabeth Gray from Stampin’ Up! sent over instructions for how to recreate this adorable “Trick or Treat Ensemble“. I’m especially loving the DIY Halloween-themed wrappers on the mini chocolates! (I’m not sure what brand the chocolates in the picture are, but they look about the same size as Hershey’s Nuggets, which come in lots of […]

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Designer Vicki Shields from the creative Three Wheels Turning blog sent over a fun Halloween craft project idea to share with you guys today, and I’m so glad that she did, because while visiting her blog I also discovered her ridiculously cute stationery shop! So you get a double dose of eye candy from Vicki […]

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Hi! I’m Jessica Jones, a graphic designer with a blog called How About Orange, featuring lots of make-it-yourself projects. Awhile back I helped plan a “Colorful Birthday Party” for a friend. This included simple decorations and invitations I could print on my home inkjet printer. Imagining that other folks might find this useful, I’ve converted […]

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How brilliant are these charming “dessert towel” party favors? Soft terry washcloths cleverly arranged to look like desserts and topped with cherry or strawberry magnets…available in strawberry or chocolate cupcake, chocolate or strawberry cake roll, and cherry or custard mousse. $4.50 – $5.00 each at AmericanBridal.com… or turn these into a fun DIY project!

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I’ve adored a certain Pucci Inspired Wedding from Brides.com for a while now, and the idea behind a fabric-inspired soirée actually flows along the same lines as yesterday’s post on scrapbook-inspired entertaining. Fabric is perfect for creating table runners and embellishing party favors, vases, and guest books. You can also scan the fabric pattern into your […]

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…and thanks again to Morgan for all the creative inspiration!

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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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These “flower flag” swizzle sticks featured in InStyle’s Southern Weddings gallery are such a cute idea! Created by attaching a small rectangle of paper to a wooden dowel and glue-gunning a yellow or green mum to it, these creative swizzle sticks are a great idea for dressing up signature cocktails and mocktails at any type of shower or celebration!

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