Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Midsummer Color Inspiration

I saw a little inspiration on coco+kelley and decided immediately the next girly party I have will incorporate this color scheme of taupe and salmon, chartreuse and cream! Sweet! Now all I have to do is decide upon an occasion! Perhaps a midsummer moms' lunch for neighborhood ladies...

Party Favor Tips

         Sure, you can save a significant amount of money by putting some party favors together yourself. Conversely, you can save a lot of time by purchasing ready-made gewgaws and fra fras. What you don't want to do is waste both time and money wandering and schlepping from party shop to party shop, over to the stationer, and every craft store in between.

When you’re planning an event, little expenses can add up quickly. Figure out what you need before you buy anything. Pay for shipping as few times as possible, and take advantage of internet specials on merchandise and/or materials. Forget about impulsive brainstorming purchases that you'll "return later if it doesn't work out."  Even if you plan to make your own party favors and decorations, peruse the favor supply companies to get cool ideas. Be sure that hand-crafting is something you have time to do (learned that one the hard way with my little lavender topiaries ca. 1996).

    Whether you make or buy, think sustainably! Feature party favors someone will actually use, like candles or cookies. Nobody really likes tchtochkes anyway, so instead of boring old picture frames, why not give a cute little bag or container of flower seeds (see below)?



Bring The Bling: Cake toppers for modern brides

     Leave it to Beau-coup to break out the best wedding cake topper ever! Also perfect for an engagement party cake since it features the bride’s diamond ring. Better yet, why not show up at your sisterfriend's engagement party with this fabulous frafra! Try not to steal the show!

     If bling is your thing, don't worry kitten. You won’t have to use your spinster cousin’s Precious Moments figurines on top of your hipster cake creation, nor will you endure pasty rosettes or hideoderous silk flowers. Instead, you can have this shiny and original ornament that will keep well in a flat scrapbook or memory box. It makes even the simplest of cakes look fabulous!

    Beau-Coup can also hook you up with similar metal toppers depicting dancing couples or even gorgeous devotional symbols to decorate religious cakes! Click the photo above to see more designs!

     These unique silver plated diamond tea light holders (above) will make every wedding reception table shine. Also perfect for diamond (60th) anniversaries and engagement parties, princess-themed parties or even corporate events revolving around a “diamond” theme. Click the photo to get more information.