Friday, November 30, 2012

{GIVEAWAY} 12 Days of Christmas GIVEAWAY

      12/12/12 - this GIVEAWAY is now CLOSED! 
(see winner's name at bottom)
~ hello everyone ~
I am so EXCITED to get this CHRISTMAS PARTY started! I started this event last year & you all LOVED it so much that I decided to make it an annual event. The only change I made, was to KICK-OFF the "12 Days of Christmas DEALS event" with the GIVEAWAY instead of having it for just ONE day! This will work soooooo much better - don't ya think? ;)

So what do I have in store?
THIS Giveaway!  . . . Daily Deals!!!! . . . & more!

Stay tuned EVERY day as I will post the "DAILY DEAL" for everyone - some days it may be limited quantity, some days not. But that WILL BE the FUN!!
Tuning in EVERY day for the next 12 days to see what "deal" I have up my sleeve for you!

THE Giveaway!

I have some FABULOUS prizes from ALL of the vendors participating in the "12 Days of Christmas" event & ONE lucky WINNER will take it all!

So WHAT do YOU win???!! 

1. a $50 gift certificate to Eye Candy Event Details

2. a Christmas market basket from Staci Venatta Custom Embroidery  - $37 value

3. a set of 5 pom wands from Titi's Tutus  - $38 value

4. a $30 gift certificate to Skylar Raine

5. a $30 gift certificate to Kimberley's Kitchen  
(valid on regular purchase & cannot be used for a custom order)

6. a $30 gift certificate to use with CakesandKids 
 (valid at either shop and

7. a $30 gift certificate to  Craft That Party

8. a $40 gift certificate to Edible Details

9.  In Flight - is offering a $30 gift certificate to JoAnn's

10. a $30 gift certificate to Stampin' Fanatic  (CAN be used on custom items, but is subject to my current availability)

11. two dozen cake pops from Blondie's Treats  -

Prize package is worth over $400
The GIVEAWAY starts TODAY (11/30) & ends at midnight (E.S.T.) on 12/12. 
Winner will be announced On Thursday morning-12/13!
Feel free to share about the GIVEAWAY & GOOD LUCK!
THANKS AGAIN so much for being a FAN! xoxo

Good luck party people & have a very Merry Christmas!!!

one last thing . . . (comment below) share with me what you are hoping to get for Christmas this year? Would love to hear from ya! ;)


**UPDATE 12/22/12 - 7:00 am - {NEW WINNERS} OK so here's what we're doing . . .I picked 11 people's names that were NEW last night, since the 1st 6 names I drew never claimed the WHOLE prize - and they were to email me & pick which prize that wanted. Well ONLY 4 of them claimed prizes, (Donna O.Neil - 2, Michele Swanson & Kay Davidson) so I have picked SEVEN more NEW names below! So these 7 people are EACH getting a PRIZE if they email me in time! I will continue to let prizes be redeemed in the order I get the emails and any "unclaimed prizes" will be up for grabs the next round & we'll do this again (if need be). 

Email me at IF your name is listed!  
Winner MUST contact me at to claim their prize by 2pm (EST) Sat. 12/22 so we can get all the prizes claimed for this giveaway. 
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

{the KICK-OFF} are YOU ready??

Guess what is coming? 
It is almost time for Eye Candy Event Details' 2nd annual "12 Days of Christmas" event! We did it last year & you all LOVED it, so we are doing it again this year & every year here on out!
So you know what that means? It's time for a KICK-OFF . . . .coming Friday!
Make sure to watch for all the FUN details of how to enter this GIVEAWAY before we start the "12 Days of Christmas" event on Saturday! I have LOTS of AMAZING vendors lined up to bring you some AMAZING deals! It's gonna be a BLAST! xoxo



Monday, November 26, 2012



Happy Cyber Monday everyone!

I wanted to take this opportunity to offer you an AMAZING deal TODAY ONLY to stock up on all of your printables that you may need now & in the coming months!
I don't offer this kind of deal very often, so make sure you take advantage of this TODAY! 
Here are some ideas you may be interested in:

Grab some useful goodies for the upcoming holiday . . .
The Mod Snowflake collection has wish lists, holiday tags + more!

Planning a holiday cocktail party? The Candy, Cake & Cocktail collection is a perfect setting for those adult parties & so colorful & festive!

Have a birthday party coming up soon? There are some fun themes available in the SHOP for boys, girls & adult themes that are ready to go!

If you are needing to plan a baby shower in the upcoming months, I have plenty of themes for baby showers to pick from.

Getting married soon or celebrating an anniversary? Then I have you covered for that as well. Wedding invites & collections for celebrating are available.
Please visit my Etsy shop for everything else I have available for you too.

TODAY ONLY you can take 50% OFF all party printable collections & invites ONLY by using this code at checkout: CYBERMONDAY

**discount code will ONLY be honored on printable party collections, invites, stationery sets & photo cards. NOT valid on design services & subway art.


Also if you are looking for cute hair accessories or 'hair candy', my sister shop, Skylar Raine is offering FREE SHIPPING on all hair accessories today through Wednesday! 

Happy Shopping! ;)

Monday, November 19, 2012


HOLIDAY ADVERTISING is available for your business with Eye Candy Event Details! 

We have been offering advertising for a few months now & it has been awesome! We are constantly growing the business & looking for new opportunities to not only grow here but to help our advertisers along the way as well. I simply adore my advertisers & have LOVED getting to know them better! I would love to help you with your business & am offering a side bar 'holiday advertising space' just for YOU! 

Eye Candy Event Details provides inspirational "eye candy" for it's viewership along with various party themes, DIYs, recipes, craft tips, giveaways, freebies & more! We have a couple things in the works that will definitely increase the traffic here to the blog for the holidays but that's all I can say right now! ;) Just know that I am always looking out for the businesses that advertise here with me!

Here are the latest stats/info. you need, to help in the decision to advertise with ECED: (we are growing at a great pace!)
- blog followers: 400+ with over 20,000+ page views a month
- Facebook followers: about 6740+
- Pinterest: 1200+ followers
- Twitter: 900+ followers
As an advertiser on my blog, you have the opportunity to take advantage of the many benefits that I extend to my advertisers - including giveaways, product reviews & more. Feel free to email me for specifics & what all is included. I promote all of my blog posts through all of my social media outlets & LOVE to promote my sponsors!
The special "Holiday Rate" I have for the holidays is limited! They are first come, first serve as I only have a few left at this price! Email me & I can send you the current special to see if you would like to take advantage of this deal.

Please feel free to contact me at for additional info or to purchase one of the LIMITED ad spaces! Hope to partner with you soon!

Please note: ad spaces are for a 125 x 125 ad space. Your ad will go live once payment is received & I have approved the ad. If you need a blog button I can help with that as well. 
I try to limit the number of similar businesses which is why not all ads have guaranteed placement. I have final approval on the ad/ business as I want to ensure that is a good match for my readers & for my style/ interests. These guidelines are in place to protect my advertisers & my blog. Any questions, simply ask! Thanks so much for your consideration.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


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hey there little gobblers! =)

Can you believe Thanksgiving is so SOON!?? Crazy I know . . . 
I wanted to share with you, some last minute, EASY & fun ways to add little personal touches and IDEAS for your Thanksgiving gatherings! I hope you enjoy them! ;)

This collection that I used to show you some ideas is from my "Giving Thanks" collection & is available in my shop.

I LOVE to get my inspiration for designing when I am out shopping & that is exactly what happened when I came across this guy a couple years ago in one of my favorite stores: Pier 1. I personally do not use clip art in my designs, so I can ensure my clients they will have something no one else has, so I LOVED when I found him to use for the focal point of this collection - so off to drawing him digitally we went!

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The before  . . . . . . . . . . . . & after, representin' in THE invite! ;)

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One of the reasons I think I LOVED him was the colors - they are so rich & vibrant & made for some fun decor ideas!

Easy Decor IDEAS for Thanksgiving:

1. Placecards- simply personalize everyone's place setting - everyone knows where to sit & it always feels more 'formal'

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or you can use these for food labels

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2. Favors- pick up a little decor item to give to your guests as a little momento to remember this Thanksgiving. I picked up these little glittered pumpkins at Hobby Lobby for less than a dollar each & placed next to their placecards. 

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3. Party Circles/Toppers- I love using these as they have SOOOOOO many uses so you can add just a "touch" to your table without it being 'too much'. 
These come on a sheet in a square shape - so you can use them square or simply use a punch to get them as a circle or scalloped with a scallop punch - whatever look you like! Use them as dessert toppers, favor tags, food decor, napkin ring accent or as drink markers - just use a hole punch, insert ribbon & tie around the stem of your cocktail. 

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4. Touch of decor- adding touches of decor items can really add to the appearance of your table. Consider adding a feather to the place setting by the placing it in with the napkin/ flatware to add some flair to the table. Consider making napkin poms - I have made these for years & add them to almost EVERY party that I do because they are so durable & inexpensive - I just love the way they look, even sitting next to a place setting. Here I just added a topper I punched out for the center to give an added touch.

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4. Giving THANKS cards- this is such a wonderful tradition or a great idea to start as a NEW tradition with your family. Plus it's a fabulous way for everyone to participate in your Thanksgiving celebration. Use these cards to have everyone write down what they are thankful for. And seriously?  . . .isn't this what Thanksgiving is really all about anyway? ;)

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I hope you have picked up a few fun ideas to incorporate into your Thanksgiving table this year. I would LOVE to hear from you below. Please share any ideas that you have!

If anyone is interested in picking up this FUN Thanksgiving collection that I used to show you these ideas today, just shoot me an email me at & ask for the CODE. I have a SECRET code to get this collection for 50% OFF until Thanksgiving!! Just email me at & ask for the CODE on the Giving THANKS collection & I will reply back with a 50% OFF code for you to get it in the shop!

ENJOY! xoxo

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Hello everyone, its Melissa again from My Party Passion.   I am so excited to share with you my Thanksgiving Dessert Table.  Using the Thanksgiving Party Printables from Laura’s Etsy Shop,  I was able to add the pop of color I needed to bring this table to life.   Perfect for our little blessings to feast on!

The color palette of tangerine, golden yellow and cranberry is the perfect combination for this collection. .  To enhance these candy corn tube favors, I added the printable circle tags.

To add some healthy yumminess to the table, I included these SeminaryMuffins (loving this new recipe)    One of my favorite elements of her Thanksgiving Party collection is the turkey. (I almost wish I had him in a stuffed plush!)

There are many other pieces to this collection. I invite to you hop on over to Laura’s Etsy shop and check out all this cuteness for yourself. 
Happy Thanksgiving and Be Blessed!




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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