I’m a sucker for little party details, they can really make any day feel special. But sometimes there’s no escaping the need to go big. Like fill a whole wall, deck out an entire room with bright festive fun. BIG! This scallop party garland is a great asset in these moments. It’s so simple, anyone can make it, and it literally transforms a blank space to a whimsical party spot in moments.
To make the scallop party garland all you’ll need is 12×12 pieces of scrapbook paper, scissors and glue dots. Each strand of the garland uses one piece of scrapbook paper – so you can brighten up an entire room on a shoe-string budget!
Posted February 25, 2014 3 Comments
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Every once in a while we get to see a post really inspire others to celebrate well. The original piñata cake recipe is one of these kinds of posts. After so many comments and hundreds of thousands of pins, the emails started coming in from everyone who made their own piñata cakes. And loved them! People began altering our recipe to create their own versions of awesomeness. It’s been pure blogger bliss to see something I loved so much be loved by so many others.
I thought I’d share with you my most favorite variations I’ve seen over the past year. Your creative minds blow me away! Here are the best piñata cakes; which ones inspire you?
Piñata cake Easter egg
Rainbow piñata cake
Cupcake piñata cake
Posted February 25, 2014 4 Comments
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Last time we had a group of friends over, we played this new party game and it was such a hit! Pretty sure it will become my go-to for all showers, parties etc from here on out. The game is a version of hot potato, but so much more fun because it includes taking and posting selfies! We all had a blast playing.
To play the game have everyone sit around the room and place someone in charge of the music. Remember hot potato from when you were young? Instead of passing a potato around, you pass your phone. Everyone has to take a selfie as they go. When the music stops, whoever has the phone in hand must post the selfie they just took. It would be extra fun to make a party hashtag to go along with the game.
We all got a kick out of watching our friends pose their own selfies (I mean isn’t that always hilarious?!?). Would you try it? Your friends might want to punch you, but it’s seriously a hoot.
Photos of me taking a selfie by Jocelyn Noel Photography.
Posted February 24, 2014 2 Comments
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I was so excited when I saw this pin on how to make crayon candles (you know my love for setting things on fire). The crayons didn’t work… but I loved the idea so much I decided to try it out in another form. And, I am really excited for how these colored pencil candles turned out. Festive and fun!
They worked better than the crayons because the wax didn’t melt all over (fatal flaw of a crayon), and the pencils still had enough wax properties in their tips to light for a couple of minutes. Don’t get me wrong, these will not keep your house bright for a winter storm – but they’ll stay lit, long enough to sing a couple rounds of, “happy birthday!” Perfect for the time you forget to buy the candles, or for a little ones bright rainbow art party.
Here is a set of similar wooden rainbow pencils. Have a very happy weekend!
Posted February 21, 2014 13 Comments
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I love the skinny, pretty tassels that are adorning much this year. Here’s a tutorial on how to make them with wrapping paper, and I love how they look on a bright white pendant. BUT, there’s something to be said about a substantial frill and it’s graphic ability to turn a room into a party – right now! That is why I am so in love with this awesome mophead tassel garland!
Don’t the sections look like colorful mop heads!?! I sure think so… Much more fun than their skinnier tassel cousin. Lined up in a colorful display this garland will take your wall and make it the perfect backdrop for parties, showers, or impromptu photos sessions with the family.
To make the mophead tassel garland; cut folded sheets of tissue paper in half and then fold each half into thirds.
Posted February 20, 2014 6 Comments
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Balloons, streamers, sweet food – it doesn’t matter what we are celebrating, these elements must be nearby. Simply change up the colors depending on the group of friends and get ready to party. Even if you aren’t planning a themed event anytime soon, take a hint from this collection of my favorite party pins and make any day merry!
1. candy milkshakes - a beautiful mess | 2. ombre poppers – fete | 3. donut cake – a subtle revelry | 4. pom pom crown - a subtle revelry | 5. animal cake - herriott grace | 6. favor bags - minted | 7. confetti straws - best friends for frosting | 8. golden backdrop - glitter guide | 9. paper lanterns – oh happy day | 10. painted balloons - ruffled | 11. cacti centerpiece - local milk | 12. newspaper fans - style me pretty, photo via abby larson
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Graphic done in collaboration with Lindsey Campbell for A Subtle Revelry.
Posted February 19, 2014 3 Comments
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