Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Spring Tablescape Series: Floral arrangements for your table

Whatever your occasion, flowers on the table are a must! Whether it's formal, casual, feminine, masculine, or juvenile, there's a floral arrangement that will work beautifully! Take a look at these:

I love sunflowers in summer and putting them in a tall vase filled with lemons and limes is just so summery! Since sunflowers are thick and heavy, the fruits will help to hold the stems in place in your vase. You can either use sliced fruits or put the whole lemons and limes in the vase. I think this works best for a casual occasion - great for a masculine look as well.

Taken from The Southern State of Mind

I haven't done this one yet, but I've seen many version of candy filled vases and tells you how to do it. I love the idea of daisies and favorite candies for a kids' party. But you can use this idea for any occasion based on the types of candies, flowers, and color combination you choose. Love this!

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Here's another one I love - mini flowers in mini vases! Again, there are many ways to do this. I'm a big fan of multi-colored vases in different shapes and sizes. Make an arrangement of 5 or 6 of these with a single stem flower in each and you have your centerpiece! As I looked around for some good representative pictures, I found The Nectar Collective, which used mini alcohol bottles for vases! Great idea for a men's party, and perhaps a good time putting these together as you empty the bottles!

Taken from the Nectar Collective

This is a great idea that doubles as a party favor if needed. Potted plants or flowers to suit your specific occasion. This photo is from Simply Stunning Ideas and I love the colorful pots they used.

Taken from Simply Stunning Ideas

Lastly, if you'd like an alternative to flowers, this is a beautiful design from Dining Delight. And quite romantic too!

Taken from Dining Delight

If you have a favorite centerpiece idea, share it in the comments!

Friday, May 16, 2014

5 Baby Shower Themes to Love

Baby shower themes, whether for boy, girl, or neutral, can be a ton of fun! There are so many cute options and with the wonderful world of Pinterest, you can go crazy with fun ways to play up your theme. Below are a five of my favorite themes.

Jungle - There are so many cute ideas for a jungle theme. Print out a picture of one of these cakes and take it to your local bakery to see if they can recreate it.

                                                       Best jungle themed cake 1 

                                                        Best jungle themed cake 2

Love these ideas for room and table decor from Uptown Girl Fashion Magazine

Winnie the Pooh - My all time favorite theme is classic Pooh, so I'm particularly fond of this theme.

                                                 Best Winnie the Pooh cake 1                               

                                                  Best Winnie the Pooh cake 2

I found some super cute ideas for favors and table centerpieces at Domestic Geek Girl. 
Check it out.

Owls - Owls are so popular now, there are many great ideas to be found. Here are a few of my faves.

                                                       Best owl themed cake 1

                                                  Best owl themed cake 2

                                                  Best owl table and room decor

Hot air balloons - I love a hot air balloon theme because it's so dreamy! Take a look at these awesome ideas!

                                                      Hot air balloon cake 1                                                     

                                                  Hot air balloon cake 2                                                              

I love what's showing at Spaceships and Laserbeams for hot air balloon decor. This one is for a boy buy can easily be adapted with more pink for a girl or green for neutral.

And my final theme:

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Have you had the task of planning a themed baby shower? Have you attended a themed baby shower? Tell us about it in the comments.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Spring Tablescape Series: Mother's Day Lunch or Brunch

Each week this month we're featuring a special spring occasion with some favorite table setting and decorating ideas from our favorite blogs and websites. Last week was Cinco de Mayo, and some of those ideas will work great for any summer party with a Mexican theme. So, just because May 5th is passed doesn't mean you missed the boat.  Go back and check out our colorful, Mexican influenced table ideas.

This week is, of course, all about Moms! We're featuring Mother's Day table settings, so whether you're celebrating with brunch or dinner, you'll find everything from elaborate and elegant, to fun, colorful, and kid-friendly.  

For Mother's Day decorating, it's all about her favorite colors, flowers, and kid contributions.  Take a look:

These first two photos from Home-Dzine, are great examples of using favorite color combinations to personalize a simpler setting.

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This next website has so many different designs, I plan to save it for year round occasions! These are two of my favorites, that the kids will surely enjoy!

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Love these colorful outdoor settings. Hostess with the Mostess and Catch my Party include many printables for kid crafts to add to the display.

Taken from Hostess with the Mostess

Taken from Catch My Party

Enjoy your Mother's Day celebration and have a happy day!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Spring Tablescapes Series - First Up: Cinco de Mayo

If you're looking for inspiration for your next spring table setting, we've pulled some favorite ideas from some of our favorite blogs and websites. Whether it's Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day, bridal luncheon, birthday or BBQ, we've got some great ideas coming your way.

First up is Cinco de Mayo. We're hosting a small dinner this weekend, originally intended as a spring birthday dinner, but given the timing, we are going with Cinco de Mayo theme.

For Cinco de Mayo decorating, it's all about bold, vibrant colors - red, yellow, blue, teal, pink. Get creative with things you have at home, like colored candle holders and tea lights, colored jars of all shapes and sizes, vases, and dishes. Use colored vases and dishes if you have them. If not, add color with linens, flowers and colored candles. Check out your local Party City for added fun items like mini pinatas, cocktail plates and napkins. If you can find mariachis, add them to the table for a festive touch.

Find your own inspiration from some of these favorite photos. The first one is actually a jigsaw puzzle, but I love the look of the table, and it's fairly easy to recreate something similar.

The Welcomed Guest

Dinner 4 Two

Dinner 4 Two


Ole and Enjoy!

Have a happy day!