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 Make a Fabulous Family Reunion Lip Dub Video

Family Reunion Lip Dub Video :: Musafia Family Reunion 2015 >> Videographers Aaron Smargon & Rachel Finci | Director Ali Viterbi

Family Reunion Lip Dub Video Guide

by Ali

It’s that time of year again! Memorial Day is just around the corner and families all over the world are planning their annual gatherings. In our fast-paced world of iPhones and google calendars, it is hard to prioritize family time. So want to make the most of this year’s reunion and create memories that will last a lifetime? Make a family lip dub video, and bring your memories to life! A family reunion lip dub video is a perfect way to preserve the whacky, silly, heartfelt, and special moments you will create together for years to come. And it is easy and fun! Just follow these seven simple steps: Continue Reading →

HOW2 Design Your Own Party Hats

HOW2 Design Your Own Party Hats

Last week we featured a post on HOW2 create custom paper cups on Zazzle. Well this week we are showing you HOW2 create your own paper hats on Zazzle. As you know, the the whole artisan decor look popularized on sites like Etsy, is not only trending, it is exploding and spreading to what might be considered more main stream retailers. So even if no one ever dons a party hat at your next shindig or celebration, simply having a paper hat sitting at each place setting will enhance the whole look! Plus, you can also use the hats to as photo props to create some adorable memories. Or turn them upside down and fill with popcorn or french fries or just about any other yummy snack food your can imagine.

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Tips for Creating Custom Paper Cups

Custom Paper Cups

Custom Paper Cups

Tips for Creating Custom Paper Cups

Nothing pulls a party together like a festive, meaningful theme! In addition to Zazzle's great paper plates and paper napkins, they now offer custom paper cups. As you know, we almost always feature themed paper goods that coordinate with all of our theme parties but even we must admit, occasionally, there really is nothing quite right out there, especially when it comes to paper cups. One option is to throw a themed sticker on the cup but that can look a bit rinky dink if nothing else in your party has that homemade feel to it. Now you can create your own customized paper cups using this handy HOW2 video showing tips for creating great-looking designs on Zazzle's fun new “add your own image here” paper cups. Our featured image, is meant for design inspiration. With so many options our advice is to avoid overly obsessing. Just choose one design and go for it! We really like the fact that you can use a background design alone or in conjunction with additional text and images.

Learn how to design Zazzle's new custom paper cups. You will be ready to party in no time!

Party Hearty!

How2 Create Holiday Photo Card Messages of Love

Holiday Photo Card Messages of Love, big sister baby sister matching sleepwear

How 2 Create Holiday Photo Card Messages of Love

We once again tip our hat to our friends over at MomMeMatch.com. Not only did they find darling big sister baby sister matching sleepwear, they then took it one step further and matched the outfits to their holiday card counterparts. As astounded as we are by the perfect matches, we are way more impressed with how the folks over at MomMeMatch clearly put a lot of thought into the entire process.  All the elements in their suggested holiday photo cards reinforce the message of holiday love. What a lovely holiday theme! Continue Reading →

DIY Tutu & Gumball Necklace


D.I.Y. Snowflake Winter Wonderland Tutu and Gumball Necklace
DIY Tutu >>Winter Wonderland Tutu & Gumball Necklace

We are obsessed with this DIY tutu tutorial we found on Birthday Express. We generally turn to Birthday Express as our “go to” site for kids birthday party supplies but never really thought about using those same supplies in fresh new ways. It was one of those “duh” moments. Why not use tulle to make our own tutus, especially with Halloween just around the corner.  And the fact is that although this DIY tutorial uses 2 shades of blue tulle to make a snowflake winter wonderland tutu (which could also be used as a Frozen costume), you could just as easily make a tulle tutu using any of the 14 colors of tulle offered on Amazon. Plus, you can easily adjust the length of the tutu to make mom + me matching tutus.  We can already envision clown tutu costumes, flower & butterfly tutu costumes, and even tutus showcasing the colors of your favorite sports teams. Continue Reading →

Celebrate Bastille Day with a Macaron Decorated Cake!

Macaron Cake with Sparkler, Macaron Decorated Cake

Celebrate Bastille Day  with a French Macaron Decorated Cake!

It took us about two seconds to fall in love with this oh so chic simple frosted cake covered in an assortment of macarons in ombré colors and festive sparkler candles. And none of us were the least bit surprised we found this macaron decorated cake on One Kings Lane, one of our “go to” curators of all things chic. Continue Reading →

DIY- Knotted Fabric Wrapped Favor Boxes

DIY- KNOTTED FABRIC-WRAPPED FAVOR BOXES

DIY- Knotted Fabric Wrapped Favor Boxes

We are thrilled to inform you that Minted, one of our very favorite merchants curating stunning artisan designs on stationery, party goods, wall art, and now even fabric, is hosting their Spring Event.  From now thru May 16, 2015 you can enjoy 15% off sitewide with promo code HAPPYSPRING

So what are we eyeing? Fabric and more fabric. We are obsessed with these DIY- Knotted Fabric Wrapped Favor Boxes especially since you can choose any Minted fabric to match your party or shower theme.  And the step by step directions we found on Minted's blog could not be any easier. Even non-crafter types can handle this very on-trend party favor DIY project.  Continue Reading →

FREE Cake Decorating eGuide >> Buttercream Cake Decorating Ideas

Cake Decorating, Not so basic buttercream decorating ideas

Cake Decorating >> Free Guide | All Buttercream Decorating Classes

FREE Cake Decorating eGuide!

Based on our last post about assembling Edible Teddy Bear Race Cars, you can tell it is time we stretch a bit and not rely solely on a cut and paste approach to party treats & desserts.  We think it is time to finally hone our cake decorating skills by at least brushing up on the tricks experts use to create  incredible & unique buttercream cake designs. You'll want to download this guide to decorating. >> Let's learn together! eGuide: Not-So-Basic Buttercream Decorating Ideas

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Anime Character Costumes

Anime Character Costumes

As many of you already know, we are Yahoo news junkies and every once in a while, a story inspires us, appalls us, or simply makes us laugh.  This morning's story about a gal from Ukraine who spends hours each day transforming herself into a real life anime character got our creative juices flowing.  For months we have been contemplating how best to showcase the amazing custom anime character costumes but worried that they might not quite achieve the desired look on a real live human being.

Cosplay Air Gear Ringo Noyamano Costume

We were wrong – with a little make-up and great cosplay costume, just about anyone can transform themselves into a living anime character for not much more than an off the rack Halloween costume.  These high quality, custom designed cosplay anime character costumes look amazingly authentic and will definitely help you stand out from the pack this Halloween.  Cosplay costumes also work great as couples costumes and group costumes but it is essential that you plan ahead because they are special order and take a few extra days for delivery.

Here are a few videos showing you how2 create those amazingly large anime eyes fanboys adore.

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