Monday, July 23, 2012

GIVEAWAY :: Darcy Miller's Summer Daisy Party Debut

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I had the honor of chatting with Darcy Miller, from Martha Stewart Weddings on the phone last week about her new line called "Summer Daisy Party"! I want to share our conversation with you & an amazing giveaway but first, you must check out her new collection! It is GORGEOUS!

The latest floral-inspired collection titled “Summer Daisy Party” channeling the idea of summer garden parties is created for by weddings and celebrations expert and Editorial Director of Martha Stewart Weddings, Darcy Miller.

Inspired by life, her daughter's daisy birthday party and all of the special occasions we celebrate, Darcy has always thought about how to make any occasion meaningful, memorable and personable.

The collection launched TODAY on OpenSky and features everything from daisy-themed table clothes, lanterns and stationary – that can be used for birthdays, weddings and showers.

Here's a link to Darcy's entire Daisy Themed Collection 
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Daisy Punch Lid & Jars Serve your drinks in style with daisy-cut Ball jars. These come in two sizes. I like the big ones for adult cocktails and the little ones for kids lemonade. Our yellow swizzle straw fits right in for easy sipping.

DIY Decorative Cupcake Stand Kit No matter where your party is, you don't have to travel with your fine china, our cupcake stand packs flat and travels light - put it together in a few minutes and create a great centerpiece! Use the Daisy Double Edge Punch to transform this solid white cupcake tower into the perfect piece for your Daisy Themed Party.
Darcy's tip: If your cupcakes have a lot of butter, put circles of wax paper liner down underneath to avoid grease stains on your cupcake stand. 

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Darcy's Daisy Lollipops When I set out to find a lollipop, I knew I needed something special, so I had this specially created for me! These adorable lollipops have pure white petals with a sweet yellow center. They come wrapped individually so you can put them on a place setting, send guests home with them, or fill a bucket or Mason jar for a pretty display.

Daisy Party Starter Kit (see table place setting) I've put together a collection of napkins, cups, flags and much more to help you one-stop shop for your very own daisy party! Your guests will be delighted by the little details on the tables such as the yellow swizzle straws.

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DIY Party Favor Bundle With this kit, you'll be ready to assemble some fantastic party favors of jelly beans, sour balls, gumballs -- and we even have the bags ready for you! Let the kids have a party-duty in filling these bags with their favorite combo of theme-colored candy!
Darcy's tip: stay away from melty chocolate if you're having outdoor summer entertaining! These candies will hold up to the heat.

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Eleni's Daisy Cookies Eleni creates these sweet daisy cookies which I love to put on top of vanilla cupcakes for a beautiful display on the dessert table.
You can stack your cookie-topped cupcakes on our cupcake stand from Martha Stewart Crafts (included in this sale) or simply put out plates of these cute treats for your guests to nibble.
Yellow and White Gumball Favors Have I mentioned that I love decorating with candy? These juicy gumballs and packaged for you in the tubes, ready to send home as favors, set as place settings & get creative! Use with the our (DIY Daisy Kit) to decorate these tubes with a daisy like I did!


Isn't this collection adorable? 
I absolutely LOVE it & I am pretty sure it has something to do with the fact that daisies just happen to be my FAVORITE flower! This collection is sunny, cheerful, elegant, classy & modern all rolled up into one nice little package!

Last week, I had the opportunity to speak with Darcy on the phone & she is one of the most down-to-earth & 'real' people I have ever met. A real honor.

We chatted. 
About inspiration and how it comes from anywhere. A bakery window. Your kids. Anywhere. "REAL life experiences" is where Darcy said she gets her inspiration from.

We discussed details about her new line.
Her new "Summer Daisy line" & how it's so versatile & can be incorporated into pretty much ANY theme you may be planning: a birthday party, a baby shower, wedding shower, dinner party. 

We laughed.
At some of the things we have in common.

We shared stories about our daughters. 
We both have 9 year old' girls. She happens to have 3 daughters total: 9, 6 & 3 years old. But our 9 year olds, have alot in common. They are typical girls. We shared the different themes they have come up with in the past & how we have brought them to life. Her new collection is named after her oldest daughter, Daisy. 

My daughter wanted me to ask Darcy a question, (very cute of her) . . so I did: 
'What would be your dream wedding to design?'
Darcy had the same response that most of us probably would say . . . she said it was her "OWN wedding" out of all of the parties she has planned, that has been the dream to design.

We talked party tips. 
"Small details = the BIGGEST impact."  
I couldn't agree more.  

She said when she is planning an event, she wants people "to KNOW the minute that they walk in that they are at a PARTY!"
Amen to that. 

Party favor: "ALWAYS!"
Love Darcy - a girl after my own heart! =)

"Little details, .no matter how small . . . even hanging a little something from a dining room chandelier will add to the party!" 
I believe it's ALL in the details.

She told me about one of Martha's parties. 
A party that involved one of Martha's favorite past times, Scrabble, and how it's so important to connect the party with the person you are hosting it for. 

We both reuse.
Yes she is ONE of us. She said she will reuse items from a previous party & tends to hang on to the items she knows she could use at another party. She keeps some of her party items, just like us. And her husband may not fully understand her need to reuse either. But she is just like us. =)

I felt like I have known her forever - she was that sweet & wonderful to chat with. Thank you again Darcy for taking the time & we will chat again soon!



THE Giveaway!
So WHAT do YOU win???!!

OpenSky is letting me give ONE lucky winner one of Darcy Miller's "cupcake stands".

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The GIVEAWAY runs through Wednesday night (7/25) at midnight (E.S.T.). 
Winner will be announced On Thursday morning!
Please feel free to share about the GIVEAWAY & GOOD LUCK!
THANKS AGAIN so much for being a FAN! xoxo


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  1. I love the yellow and white gumball favor set! Kids would love those!

  2. What a fun interview! Congrats! I love the Daisy themed party! The favor boxes are adorable.

  3. Awesomeness!!! I love the favor boxes.

  4. Such a fun interview, and super cute collection!

  5. How fun!!! I LOVE the daisy lollipops! ADORE!

  6. Congrats. The whole collection is awesome. I love Daisy lollipops and love daisy theme.

  7. I entered and then realized it is only for US. Oh well- still super excited about this!

  8. What a beautiful collection. Crisp, clean simple elegance. :)

  9. Gorgeous!! I love the Daisy Lollipops and favor boxes!!

  10. I just love those lollipops! How fun are those!

  11. Adorable cupcake stand and zig zap napkins! I have loved seeing Darcy's parties on the Martha Stewart Show, I have them all DVRd!!

  12. I love the colors! So bright and fun!

  13. Wow how awesome. love love the Decorations and Darcy is so Awesome with all the party planning she does. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    I love the Cupcake Stand I love the Martha show I watch all the Time.

  14. Since our wedding was going to be in the evening, I wanted a cityside view so you can see the lights of the buildings reflecting off into the windows. It was totally worth every penny.


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