PIP’s Pick – Customize Glass Party Plates

Customize Glass Party Plates

The best party idea we have come across in eons — create you own reusable, customizable glass party plates! These plates will transform your table from drab to fab instantly!

Last year my good friend and colleague, Vicki, came up with the most innovative party idea I have seen in eons but it seemed too difficult for even a fairly advanced DIY maven to tackle without spending hours and hours on each project – reusable, customized glass party plates.  Vicki originally created these plates for our 4th of July Celebration party inspiration photo shoot but I have not been able to easily re-create the idea until today.  This morning I finally found the solution.

Customizable Square Glass Plate

Libbey Crisa Tempo square dinnerware is made of solid glass that is dishwasher and microwave safe. Sold 12 per case.

What you need:

This  8″ square dinner plate from Libbey.  Not only is it perfect for this project, it is the new hot look in dinnerware. Popular for appetizers, tapas, salads, entrees, and desserts. The possibilities are endless!

Dimensions:
Length and Width: 8″ x 8″
Eating Area: 4″ x 4″

The highlighted information is the operative fact here.  The bottom of the plate is exactly four inches square which means it is the perfect size and shape to apply clear custom window clings to the outside bottom of your plates.  These decals are sometimes referred to a clings since they adhere with static to smooth surfaces and are removable & repositionable with no residue.  This means you can use your glass plates over and over customizing them each time to the theme of your party.  Best yet Party Idea {Pros} has finally found  BuildASign, a merchant that carries custom window clings in the right size (4″ x 4″) with easy to personalize good-looking templates. Alternatively, BuildASign allows you to upload one-click pre-loaded clipart and your own text and images.  They make designing your own decal so, so easy!  Simply click on the button that says shop static clings.  Then browse their list of featured clear decals or choose to create your own message.  With just a click we were able to change both the image colors and the background colors to coordinate with our party theme.  And as we played around with the different options we discovered it is also possible to easily create a round sticker for a round plate but you will have to cut out the circle and measure the bottom of your plate to make sure it fits correctly

So checkMothers Day Lobster Dinnerware Removable Decals this out — we customized these 4″ x 4″ decals by clicking on the  “animal clear decals” button and then adding our text and changing the colors. Originally we thought we would create decals and then found the static clings.  Since the static clings would not allow us to change the background color, we simply saved the image we created to our computer and then uploaded the image (feel free to do the same). Wouldn't these make fabulous plates to serve that fabulous lobster & filet Mothers Day dinner from Lobster Anywhere?  Perfect for lunch too – just serve lobster rolls!  Yum.

Party Hearty!

Unique Entertaining & Hostess Wedding Gifts

Hostess and Entertaining Wedding Gifts

Essex Silver Sweetener Bowls |Blenheim Napkin Rings and Place Card Holders |Essex Silver Creamer | Mint Julep Cups

One of my favorite couples is finally getting married.  Shannon and Joe have been together for 7 years.  I have had the honor of watching their relationship grow from smitten on their first date to a loving, supportive, and still smitten mature couple.  As is the custom today, their wedding announcement indicated that they were registered at the usual stores.  I spent way too long searching for the perfect present.  Finally I narrowed it down to the vacuum cleaner, the knife set, or a generic glass vase.  But rather than clicking “buy” I turned off the computer.  I wanted to gift this  amazing couple something special — something memorable.  Yes, I went rogue but I don't think anyone is complaining.

So the next time I tackled this gifting project, I completely changed direction and sought only elegant and unique wedding gifts. I knew exactly what I was looking for — something elegant and classic, something the couple would use over and over again throughout their years together as they entertained family and friends.  I wanted a gift that would add that little extra to their table yet would be something they would never buy for themselves and something that I would want to immediately add to PartyIdeaPros Classic Elegance party package.

Hostess & Entertaining Wedding Gifts: White Ceramic Cake Plates

White Footed Square Cake Stand | Pedestal Cake Plate | Ceramic White Cake Plates With Green Ribbon

In addition to the above feature pieces, I also fell in love will all three of these white ceramic cake plates.

In the end I chose the Essex Silver Sweetener Bowls because of their versatility.  These petite silver-plated brass bowls had that perfect touch of personality I was looking for.  I loved the fact that this set of six bowls could not only be filled with sweeteners for coffee and tea  but could also be filled with flowers, candy, and trinkets for a beautiful table display.  With so many options I hope my friends will come to treasure these little bowls and the memories they help create.

Party Hearty!

One Kings Lane Day of Kitchen

One Kings Lane Day of Kitchen Sale

Shop everything you need from kitchen tools to cookbooks to furnishing to help create both the perfect meal and perfect ambiance.for enjoying a simple or special meal. Eating has never been this easy or fun!

One Kings Lane Day of Kitchen

The One Kings Lane Day of Kitchen is here just in time for summer entertaining! This is one of the best sales because of the variety of high quality kitchen items One Kings Lane offers! Below are some of my favorite sales they are hosting. Let me know what you wind up getting to make your space ready for spring and summer. Continue Reading →

Day Of Outdoor Sale at One Kings Lane!

Outdoor Sale at One Kings Lane!

Day Of Outdoor Sale at One Kings Lane!

Earlier today we announced we were finally finished with our Spring Home Spruce-Up.  Sorry – we lied!  Actually, we really did think were were finished, that is until we received this email announcing the Day Of Outdoor Sale at One Kings Lane

Like you, all we have seen is this sneak peek of a few of the many products offered but based on these sale page links there is no doubt we will find at least a few items we can't resist especially since we have updated our porch seating and now need the little things that transform a house into a home!  If you see something fabulous, be sure to email us – there will be so much to look at we sometimes miss the one item that would be perfect and by the time we go back and check again it is already in another members cart.

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Wine and Cheese – The Perfect Pairing

wine and cheese

Wine and Cheese – The Perfect Pairing

There may not be two things in this world we love more than wine and cheese.  As far as we are concerned if you pair the two it is very hard to go wrong however, we do understand there is a lot of anxiety when it comes to finding the perfectl pairing of the two.

Life is Too Short to Drink Bad Wine!

We have picked three of our favorite cheeses, all available to be shipped anywhere in the country from DiBruno.com, and some great wines to pair them with from Cellars Wine Club to get you started.

First rule of thumb I like to follow when putting out a cheese tray for guests is this – go for one firm, one soft and one semi- soft cheese.  This way you have a nice variety that can be eaten on their own or paired with bread, crackers, or even crudite. Continue Reading →

Adorable Vintage Inspired Aprons

Adorable Vintage Inspired Aprons

Adorable Vintage Inspired Aprons

By Katie (PIP Intern)

Loving this adorable collection of vintage inspired aprons.  Just because you are at home in the kitchen is no excuse not to look your best!  These vintage inspired aprons will keep you looking vintage chic while you master your home kitchen.

These aprons aren't just adorable to rock around the house, think about giving them as party favors after a cooking themed party, or as favors at a shower.  Aprons are the kind of gifts that everyone will use and keep for years to come.

I recently gave an flirty apron to my sister as a housewarming gift and my best friend for a birthday gift and both loved this thoughtful and best of all useful present.  Think about giving one to your best friend as a Valentine's day pick me up or hey what's wrong with getting a few for yourself while your at it!

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