We are obsessed with this post on The California Wine Club's blog pairing wine with holiday cookies! From the opening line “Why should milk have all the fun?” to the fact that The California Wine Club actually has sound reasons for their suggested pairings, we were hooked. And then to reel us in, they created this great holiday cookie wine pairing chart. We are almost as impressed with this post as we are with their wine offerings. How fun would it be to gift a plate of yummy homemade cookies with the perfectly paired wine or better yet, Save 50% on First Month When You Join a Club Level (10/1-12/31). Continue Reading →
Every year at this time we begin to obsess about this year's Christmas theme. Most years we opt for a classic look but other years we have been inspired by color and/or current events and/or pop culture. The year the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality for all, we embraced a #LoveWins Christmas and decorated everything rainbow including our Christmas Tree. Continue Reading →
Winter really is the most wonderful time of the year. And it is the perfect time to stay in and stay warm with those you love most, your family. Although for most of us Christmas Eve pretty much naturally transitions into a family pajama party culminating in a fabulous Christmas morning breakfast and opening the presents Santa delivered in the middle of the night, some of us need a little jump start, a little inspiration. Continue Reading →
Don your hats ladies, it is time to party!
A hat or fascinator party is a perfect party theme for Ladies Night Out Parties, Bachelorette Parties (Hen’s Night In), Bridal Showers, Birthday Luncheons, Retirement Parties, and even Quinceanera Celebrations, Teen Parties, Sweet Sixteen Parties, and Bat Mitzvah Celebrations (especially if you add a charitable element to your celebration).
I even hosted a wildly successful hat theme party while in college. Like costumes, hats make great conversation starters without the fuss of finding the perfect costume. My date and I simply took a ride to the local Burger King and picked up a pre-party snack and 2 Burger King crowns.
One more idea — dress your holiday party up this year — add a hat element and leave your Christmas sweaters in mothballs in the back of the closet or in the bottom dresser drawer!
The Inspiration for this party
Kate Middleton, Fashion Icon & The Fascinator
Women across the world are wanting them and wearing them!
The fascinator is the new must have fashion accessory! What is it? It is an ornate hair accessory that features feathers, beads, flowers and other fancy trimmings. Kate (or should we say Princess Catherine) seems to favor fascinators with feathers. We like them all. Not only do fascinators add a whole lot of flair to any outfit, a nice fascinator does not have to set you back a pretty penny which is good because you will definitely want to own more than one!
Where to wear them? Everywhere!
- Planning a ladies night out or bachelorette party? Call attention to yourselves by wearing these fun and festive head pieces.
- Planning a birthday luncheon? Ask all your friends to wear fascinators or hats or any type!
- Attending an afternoon wedding? Don a fascinator — the latest British trend to storm America's shores.
Let's start with the hats
It's that time of year and if you have not already, you will most likely receive at least one invitation to an ugly sweater Christmas party. Since we are pretty sure you don't have anything ugly hanging in your closet we have put together a few inexpensive options for you to look great wearing ugly!
This year our “go to” ugly sweater shop is Ugly Christmas Sweaters !
DIY Ugly Sweaters
The easiest and most inexpensive option is to simply take a sweater you already own and ugly it up. Just pin on goofy holiday related items. You can actually order an Ugly Christmas Sweater Kit on Amazon and on Ugly Christmas Sweaters.
Our second stop is generally Amazon because they have a ridiculously large selection of the ugliest sweaters we have ever seen. Since this is not a sweater you will wear over and over again, at least for us, price trumps quality every time.
So we got to thinking, last year at this time we were frantically putting together a pink snowman winter one-derland party theme for a visitor who emailed asking for some inspiration for their daughter's 1st birthday party. This year we challenged ourselves to create a fresh holiday take on a baby boy's 1st birthday party.
Once we found this adorable gnome costume, we were set. Our theme would be Our Little Christmas Gnome Birthday Party. Not only would the photos be #toocute, we loved the idea of combining blue and red with splashes of green to create a playful, festive holiday theme first birthday party. We also found some cute gnome party invitations with a red and white polka dot background – how perfect was that! Continue Reading →
Loving this new mustache theme Christmas Party Invitation and matching holiday moustache postage. How fun would it be to host a mustache theme party holiday party replete with Mustache Stache Bash Cupcakes and mustache theme holiday cookies.
We admit , it took us a bit to get the whole moustache mania but now we really we love the simplicity of design and actually find ourselves smiling whenever we see a “stache bash” invitation. In addition to traditional Christmas parties, this magnificent mustache theme is
perfect for holiday party bachelor and fraternity parties, and both adult and children’s holiday birthday parties.