Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Adorable mugs from Urban Outfitters!

I love Urban Outfitters! They carry so many unique and interesting household accessories! Check out this adorable coffee cup and saucer set! I just love the colors, and it is so handy to have them all set up on a stand! $28 at Urban Outfitters!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Hostess With the Mostess....Bling Bride Party

Jennifer Sbranti A.K.A. The Hostess with the Mostess has some of THE BEST party inspirations on her blog! This Bling Bride parry was originally designed as a bridal shower, but I love this look for a playful bachelorette party too!I just love all the girly details, tons of pink and sparkles!

How cute are the flashing "diamond" rings on the stem of each glass?
Rhinestone letters, lots of glitter, and of course the bride wears a tiara!
Serve all your favorites at this event, include lots of pink food and drink!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Bachelorette Party Time!

Since the bridal shower I planned, my mind has been on the next wedding event to happen....the bachelorette party! There are so many directions you can take a bachelorette party, from nice. In the coming weeks I will be sharing ideas for all kinds or bachelorette parties. If you have thrown or been to an awesome bachelorette party , please e-mail me all the details!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Monkey themed Bat Mitzvah from Party!

I recently showed you a fantastic Simpsons themed party from Well I've got another fabulous shindig to show you ! This adorable monkey themed Bat MItzvah was planned by Abigail Kirsch. Take a look at some of the clever details!
I love the choice of color for this event! What 13 year old girl doesn't love hot pink and orange? 
Multi-colored drink charms in red. blue, and green hung on the rims of wineglasses.
Every chair was accented with a neon toy monkey.
I love the pop of color in such a simple way: colorful paper shreds in lucite boxes!
Every guest went home with pink and white Paul Frank monkey printed socks!
Well readers, I hope that you enjoyed and were inspired by the photos from this event! Party Spot has much more where this came from!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sex and The City Movie Sequel

I don't know how many of you are Sex and The City fans out there...but I am a BIG ONE! I didn't actually start watching the series until it was already over, I had to catch up with DVD. BUT THEN....I fell in LOVE! The series is so clever ( probably because Carrie Bradshaw is a writer) and fashionable. Now the movie, don't get me wrong was really good. HOWEVER, it was nothing in comparison to the series. I have big curiosities about the sequel, and of course since I had a party for the premiere of the original Sex and the City Movie, I thought I might have a sequel party too! The official premiere date for the sequel is May 28th, 2010  , and so naturally that will also be the date of my Sex and The City Party The Sequel! Check back for theme development, and if YOU have any ideas please feel free to share!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Swell Dressed Party

Hello all! I have just recieved MY very own copy of The Swell Dressed Party by Cynthia Rowley and Ilene Rosenzweig from! And get only cost me $4.00 including shipping! The introduction of this book compares hosting a party to performing a high wire act, stating that "A party at it's best is a place  to be a little larger than life-funnier , prettier, bawdier- and the Swell hostess at her best sets the stage for her guests to try a few high-wire moves of their own." This is a book that takes a more fun-loving approach to hosting a party. I've only gotten through the first chapter "Early Birding: breakfasts, brunches, and morning-afters" so far, and I am fascinated!

Some of my favorite ideas from this portion:

- "A Tasty Tag Sale" , where semi-homemade muffins are sold and items for sale are set up into several "boutiques" the goal of this tag sale is not only to sell your cast-offs but also to mix and mingle.

-A "Misery Loves Company" Hangover Brunch to be had in a "recovery room" set up with fuzzy slippers, fluffy blankets, ice packs, vitamin water, and of course Tylenol!

And my personal favorite so far:
- An "Animated Brunch" Saturday Morning Cartoon Brunch. For this party indulge in every childhood fantasy of loading up the shopping cart with every sugary sweet cereal you have ever craved, along with mini milk cartons, OJ served from cartoon tumblers, and a cereal toppings bar loaded with sliced strawberries and bananas, brown sugar, nuts ect...)

That's so Audrey!

Audrey we love you, and how you inspire us all. I don't know who the buyers are for , but they are definatley inspired by her too! Here are some items they have available for sale that remind if Miss Hepburn. Check em' out......they are so Audrey!
Now you can sleep like Holly Golightly with this sleep mask for $14!
Not even Audrey could resist these white sunglasses, and black and white trench-coat!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Retro Bridal Shower Photos Part 2: Favors and Food

Here we are! Part 2!
Flower pens fit into 5 fun Ikea vases! (.25 cents each)
We hand wrote the bride and groom to-be's full names on the notepad favors before the party for the "How many names can you make out of their names" game.

Food table and drink station.
The food table was overflowing with goodies!
colorful cupcakes, fruit cabobs, and veggies....oh my!
Boxed lunches were set on the back side of the food table....ready to serve!

A beverage dispenser held lemonade, and two beverage tubs held bottled sodas.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Boxed Lunches for Retro Bridal shower

As I was imagining the whole food set-up for this shower, I envisioned boxed lunches. I wasn't sure yet what would go in them , but we needed a way to keep food costs down without sacrificing style or quality. Several ladies were going to arrive hungry , so I knew I had to rise to the occasion. Jenny and I ( the hostess ) decided to order several $5.00 foot-long sandwiches from Subway, we cut them into quarters, speared them with heart picks (Martha Stewart, Walmart) added chips, tied up with yarn , a napkin, and a bride/groom pick and BOOM! Adorable boxed lunches!...Ready to serve!

Boxed lunches stacked neatly on the food table.
I found the cutest bride and groom picks at to decorate the top of each box.
Each row was labeled with the kind of sandwich in each boxed lunch so that guests could choose.
I folded a colorful napkin, and tied up a pick with blue and green yarn.
Here's what the inside of each one looked like.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Retro Bridal Shower Photos Part 1 : Decorations

Here are photos from a bridal shower I helped plan with my roomate for her sister. It was a fantastic success and now I have all the pictures to share with you! There were alot of details that I wanted to show , so there will be 3 different posts to showcase this fun party!

Towel wedding cake.....yum!

The bride has to have a special seat to sit in while she opens her gifts!

Here are the prizes for the shower games!

I never thought I would use crepe paper bells for a party, but here I am ! I think it turned out great! Fabric ribbon makes it more modern.
Entrance, and gift table. .........More to come!