Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WEDDING :: Peach, Mint & Gold Inspiration Board

Hello everyone & welcome to "Wedding Wednesday"!

::  drink  :: straws  ::  dress  ::  garland  ::  ring  ::  favor  
::  love is sweet sign  ::    macarons  ::  bouquet  ::

For this week we are talking about a really popular color scheme right now: peach, mint & gold! These colors paired up together, can look rich when you add the gold in the mix or use it in a rustic setting with a little burlap and it still looks fab! So many great options using this color palette!
  Drinks are such a must to have at your parties. Especially if you give your drink of choice a fun name and make it a signature drink for the event. A peach flavored drink would be a great choice with these colors. An easy decor option is making sure to have colorful straws on hand for those drinks, of course in your signature event colors! This amazing cocktail dress could be worn to an event, as a guest or it would make an amazing bridesmaid dress whether paired with some fab heels or even some cowboy boots! If you are looking for inexpensive decor items that pack a punch, these sewn circle buntings are fairly easy to make if you are feeling crafty. Use a circle punch in coordinating paper, punch & sew together or string them to add a bit of whimsy to your event. Accents of rose gold are the perfect metal for a matching piece of jewelry whether for the bride or in a fun piece of jewelry to give to the bridesmaids. Shall we talk sweets? . . . I am loving these peach marshmallows that are in a knot to give to your guests as a wedding favor. And what about these macarons? These look amazing. Regardless of what you serve for dessert, having a coordinating hand lettered sign is the perfect accent to your table of desserts. The bouquet is key to coordinate with your wedding colors. Make sure to choose blooms that are the style you are going for. More expensive blooms are great for a more traditional wedding but wildflowers wrapped in some burlap would be great for a rustic wedding.
Have you ever been to a wedding where they used peach and mint with accents of gold? Did YOU have one or are you planning one? What was your favorite element of the event?  I would LOVE to hear the details . . .spill below ;)

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

DIY CRAFT :: Summer Yarn Wreath

I have a thing with making wreaths (apparently) and wanted to share with you the latest one I made for our front door. I needed to make a new wreath to match my new "Patio Makeover" and this yarn I purchased awhile back, reminded my of summertime in a pool when I saw it. So I decided it matched close enough with the new color scheme I had going on outside with the patio (navy, turquoise blues and white), so a wreath was in the makin! ;)


I have shared with you recently how to make this type of yarn wreath when I created one for my daughters Rainbow Loom party, so if you need better instructions, make sure to check this post out to see more details.

You just need to grab a few supplies: a letterboard wreath shape, some yarn, fabric glue or hot glue gun, ribbon, embellishments and scissors.

The first step is to start by gluing the yarn at your starting point. I would glue it down on the back and start wrapping around the wreath form.


Just keep wrapping and wrapping and wrapping . . . all while wrapping the yarn tight together, side-by-side . . . then glue your last strand of yarn down to secure. Cut a piece of ribbon to hang up your wreath & attach.


Next step is to add the embellishments that you chose to adhere to the wreath, I decided to make a couple flower embellishments to add to mine & a tiny feather but feel free to use what you want.

I love making this wreath as it is soooooo easy & quick so you can change out your door wreaths ALL the time. If you want. ;)

Has anyone out there made their own yet? Raise your hand . . . please let me know below if you think you will try this project as I would love to know if anyone was inspired. Let me know by commenting below . . . .


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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Luau Graduation Party :: REAL PARTIES


Luau Graduation Party
by Melissa

Aloha friends.   Every year we host a fun party for our friends and their mom’s to celebrate the end of the school year!  I was so excited to see a new collection come out of Laura’s shop in time for the end of the school year.  

 The Graduation Luau Collection is bright, fun and easy to decorate around.
This season one of the hottest trends is flamingos.  Of course, Laura is right on top of this fun trend.  She married up the flamingo with a graduation hat and there you go – instant Grad Luau! 

Coincidentally I already had a few boxes of luau decorations so I did not have to buy much for this soirĂ©e.  Using bright pinks, blues and yellows I transformed our patio to a Hawaiian Oasis. 

The weather was perfect and the children had the best time in the pool, competing in the hula hoop contest and gobbling down all the fun treats.
It’s been a real treat to see all the children growing up over the many years of our annual party.   I hope they all have a wonderful summer! 
Until Next time – Mahalo 

Party Styling & Photography: Melissa Newell
Party Printables: Eye Candy Creative Studio
Flamingo Muslin Goodie Bags: The Purple Pug


Party Tips Contributor: Melissa Newell

Melissa Newell has been planning and executing parties for over 20 years - parties have always been a passion of hers.

 Melissa’s motto is Go Big or Go Home! She celebrates with her children every chance they get - making each day a celebration of Life!

Creativity on a budget and the attention to the smallest of details is what she is known for. Her blog, My Party Passion, highlights all of the parties that she throws!

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WEDDING :: Radiant Orchid Inspiration Board

Hello everyone & welcome to "Wedding Wednesday"!


::  candle    ::  bouquet  ::  cake   ::  boutonniere  ::  bracelet    ::  ice cream  :: pillow  ::  frames    


This week's theme is a tribute to the Pantone color of the year: Radiant Orchid. I personally LOVE LOVE LOVE this color as I am getting ready to re-do my master bedroom in a shade of this color and steel gray with white accents and I can not wait to get started!! Stay tuned for how that project turns out. ;)

 From flowers to decor items that include frames, candles and throw pillows at the reception, you are sure to find lots of gems with this fabulous color to have at your event. Your wedding party will love receiving ties that match or bracelets to wear, when you give them these items as a gift from you as it's something that can definitely wear again. Incorporate the color into your desserts as well even if you are serving up tiny bowls of ice cream or you want a show stopping 3-layer cake, anything goes with this beautiful shade!

Have you ever been to a wedding where they used this gorgeous shade called radiant orchid? Are YOU planning a party with this color?  I would LOVE to hear from you . . .spill below ;)


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