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.

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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 →

5 Best Great Gatsby Summer Party Invitations

Great Gatsby Art Deco Roaring 20s Party Invitations

We have put together an inspiration board of our favorite Great Gatsby|Art Deco | Roaring 20s Party Invitations.  With the release of The Great Gatsby movie on May 10th we think it would be so much fun to begin your summer weekend entertaining with a Great Gatsby costume party.  It would certainly set the mood for the rest of the summer.

Roaring 20's Flapper Girl Retro Invitations | Uptown Affair invitationArt Deco Save The Date Photo Cards Personalized Invite  | Vintage Art Deco 1920s Postage Stamp  | Ascot Chic Art Deco Invitation

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Wonder Woman Travel Mugs – The Perfect Party Favor

Wonder Woman Acrylic Travel Cups

Finally, the ideal travel mug to remind you everyday of the Wonder Woman, the Mighty Aphrodite full of courage, confidence and charisma, within yourself.

Just in time for summer – finally, the ideal travel mug to remind you of the Mighty Aphrodite full of courage, confidence and charisma within yourself.  This Wonder Woman travel mug is perfect to use every day to make sure you are actually drinking your daily recommended water consumption (The Institute of Medicine suggests that an adequate intake for women is 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) of total beverages a day. )

We also love, love, love giving this travel cup as gifts.  Recently one of our customers ordered 30 cups to use as party favors at her Wonder Women Theme Party birthday luncheon.  We also like them as teacher gifts, Mother's Day gifts, and as wonderful little gifts of thanks.

So seize the day and celebrate girl power—all it takes is a little boost from your favorite ’70s superhero.

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Camp Groupon – Explore Chicago!

Camp Groupon – Explore Chicago!

July 6 – 8, 2012

In case you haven't heard, the folks over at Groupon are opening Camp Groupon this summer  where anyone can custom-design a full weekend of fun and discovery in Chicago for just $749 per person! As great of a trip as it sound for my husband and I (unfortunately we already have plans for that July),  I think it would be an ideal adventure for single men or women not really into the single scene but wanting company as they explore a new city.  Here's what Groupon has to say about the trip — it looks like so much fun! Continue Reading →