Chic Painted Pumpkin Centerpiece | Fall Party Planning

Chic Painted Pumpkin Vase with FlowersChic Painted Pumpkin Centerpiece | Fall Party Planning 

We love this painted pumpkin vase with fresh flowers that showed up on our Facebook feed from Beau-coup, one of our favorite party favor merchants.  Yes, flowers always look great in pumpkins but an orange pumpkin with fall flowers is very predictable.  All they did in this photo was spray paint this pumpkin white and add a chic contemporary floral arrangement to create a fresh centerpiece look for fall.  We love the painted pumpkin displayed on the acacia cake stand also!

We also think this idea would translate well to an intimate dinner party or could even be used at each place setting as a place card / party favor (one per couple is just fine!).  Simply use a miniature painted pumpkin and add a handful of freshly picked ombre flowers...

We are definitely adding this to our We <3 Fall Pinterest board as we gather ideas for this year's Thanksgiving festivities. Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving Floral Centerpieces

 

Just a quick reminder!  Do not forget to order your Thanksgiving centerpieces and flower arrangements for your Thanksgiving dinner party!

It doesn’t take much time on PartyIdeaPros.com to figure out how much we love fresh flowers. The deep, warm hues of autumn make for some fabulous flower arrangements. Here are a few of our favorites! If you are not so into formal Thanksgiving floral centerpieces, even a few fresh flowers in a small vase or mason jar will give color and life to your table.

Thanksgiving Floral Centerpieces

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Set a Chic Hanukkah Table with Joyful Flowers by Vera Wang

Vera Wang Blue Floral Centerpiece Hanukkah

Set a Chic Hanukkah Table

There are also ways so many great Christmas flower arrangements but seldom do we find something that is not trying too hard to be a blue version of a Christmas bouquet.  Basically, we are always looking for something simple and lovely.  This FTD Flowers Joyful Inspirations Flowers by Vera Wang is our go to Hanukkah centerpiece this season.  As usual Vera Wang does lovely like no other. Continue Reading →

Gorgeous Succulent Bouquets, Boutonnieres & Corsages

Airplant Boutonnieres

Fabulous Succulent Bouquets, Boutonnieres & Corsages >> Air Plant Boutonnieres

Gorgeous Succulent Bouquets, Boutonnieres & Corsages

Late summer and fall weddings are just around the corner so it is time to start thinking about your flowers. We love the idea of using gorgeous succulents, air plants, and wild and dried flowers to create fabulous bridal bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages. Best yet, not only are the bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages long lasting, they can be easily unwrapped and planted after your big day. Additionally, using succulents for your wedding flowers offers two more distinct advantages

  1. Succulent bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages are an eco-friendly choice for upcycling your wedding flowers.
  2. You and your wedding party can enjoy your wedding bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages for years to come.

We are particularly enamored with the showcased airplant boutonnieres and wildflower boutonnieres. These particular boutonnieres feature oregano, dried blooms, and assorted wild flowers, with a twine treatment on the stem. How fabulous! Here is another image showing the variety and detail available. Best yet, they are only $14.00 each! Continue Reading →

PIP’s Picks For Top 5 Best Valentine’s Day Bouquets

BloomThat

Top 5 Valentine's Day Bouquets >> Our new favorite florist! BloomThat #sopretty

PIP's Picks For Top 5 Best Valentine's Day Bouquets

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, its not too late to get a gorgeous bouquet of flowers that doesn't have to say “last minute”.  We have searched the internet to find you the top 5 bouquets with wow appeal that can still be delivered to your loved one in time for Valentine's Day. Continue Reading →

Mountain Day Inspiration!

Smith College Mountain Day Inspiration

Smith College Mountain Day Inspiration >> Personalized Fall Leaf Petals

Mountain Day Inspiration >> Celebrate Autumn!

Today is Mountain Day! The Smith College bells were rung early this morning (October 5th) to announce that the college's president has suspended classes for the day. Students are free to go hiking, have picnics, pick apples at local farms, or just take a relaxing break. #smithmountainday

What a beautiful tradition!  As some of you who have been following me for a while know, this is not the first time I have waxed poetic about Mountain Day.  I truly believe that every institution and organization should establish a similar holiday dedicated to re-invigorating the soul. Continue Reading →

HOW2 Create Stunning Succulent Arrangements

How to Create Stunning Succulent Arrangements

HOW2 Create Stunning Succulent Arrangements

HOW2 Create Stunning Succulent Arrangements

We, like many of you, are obsessed with air plants & succulents. A stunning succulent arrangement can transform a room from fine to fabulous, instantly. Yes, to some extent all plants and flower arrangements add color and life to a room, but succulent arrangements also add a modern sensibility. The muted colors and multiple textures work to create a warmth and serenity whether used in a party centerpiece or in the form of a wreath gracing your front door. So today, we want to introduce you to an online Bluprint class on HOW2 make stylish container compositions with gorgeous succulents! Learn to make your own bouquets, terrariums, wreaths and more. Continue Reading →

School colors. School spirit. School roses.

School colors. School spirit. School roses.

School Roses  

School colors. School spirit. School roses.

Update! 05.07.19

We are so sorry. It looks as if FTD is no longer carrying college roses 🙁 

Whether you are an entering college freshman or a university alum, FTD offers an extraordinary selection of rainbow roses that will help you celebrate your school colors and your school spirit. Although they do not yet have vases that represent every university FTD has indicated that it is working hard to forge relationships with more and more colleges across the county.

If you are a current student (or are related to one) these  fabulous  bi-color rose bouquets can both be given and received for such special occasions as birthdays and graduation but they also make festive additions to homecoming events, football games, Greek parties and “deliveries”, and best yet, to celebrate the many accomplishments and milestones reached throughout your life.

So next time your are looking for that little something special to represent your college colors and college spirit – think  college roses!

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Decorative Flower Sticks Add a Touch of Pretty to All Your Celebrations

Flower Sticks Add a Touch of Pretty to All Your Celebrations

With the weekend upon us and Cinco de Mayo, the Kentucky Derby, and Mother's Day all next week, this Style Me Pretty Living video we first saw on FB, shows how2 easily add a touch of pretty to all your celebrations with decorative flower sticks! Continue Reading →

How to Get Ready to Party >> 5 Home Entertaining Essentials

How to Get Ready to Party >> Home Entertaining Essentials

1. Set the Mood with Enchanted Lighting

2. Freshen & Stock  Up Your WC

3. De-Clutter

4. Flowers & Plants Everywhere

5. A Well Stocked Bar

How to Get Ready to Party >> 5 Home Entertaining Essentials

This morning we were inspired by an article we stumbled upon an article on PopSugar addressing how to get ready to party and what exactly guests notice in your home.  All of us who entertain at all know that one of the most stressful aspects of home entertaining, whether you are hosting a dinner party or your child's first birthday party, is getting your house in shape for your guests.  Yes, you do need to clean but focus your time and efforts on making your bathrooms and kitchen spotless. Otherwise, shut the doors to rooms your guests do not need access to.  As for the rest, we sorta agree there are generally just a handful of things your guests will notice about your home.  No one will say – wow she so needs a new sofa or her carpet really deserves a cleaning.  Your home decor is almost irrelevant so long as the rooms your guests see are tidied up and lack clutter.  You can transform any room from drab to fab by implementing a few of these simple home entertaining essentials.

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