Category: Create

How to Create a Hanging Centerpiece

November 13
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I am able to share this blog post with you today courtesy of FTD!

Now that fall is officially here, it is time to start decorating for the chillier months! Autumn brings about the holidays of dinner parties and family gatherings so decorating your table for fall is an absolute must! If you are looking for a way to impress your guests and create a stunning display, consider making a hanging centerpiece. Not only are they easy to make, but they leave room on the table for plenty of food and other decor elements!  Check out the floral fun…

DIY Hanging Centerpiece for Your Fall Table

Easy Ideas for a Colorful Thanksgiving!

November 6
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Now that November is here and the Halloween decorations are packed away we’re in what I call the “calm before the storm”..the few weeks in which I can enjoy the change of pace nestled in between two over-the-top holidays!  I thoroughly enjoy both Halloween AND Christmas…but have to admit that I also love the quiet break between them!  I still decorate for Thanksgiving…but it’s often with sparse displays of pumpkins and gourds and not a lot of fanfare!  And while my Thanksgiving decor is normally minimal, this year I decided it might be time to change it up a bit–not with quantity but color!  With the help of some simple DIY projects and easy treats & decorations, I added some holiday fun to my dining room that I can build on as Thanksgiving Day approaches!  I’m so excited to share these colorful and EASY ideas!

colorful ways to make turkey day bright!

How to Create a Flower Chandelier

October 26
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I am able to share this blog post wi u courtesy of Pro Flowers!

Please enjoy this tutorial on how to create a flower chandelier…

Flower chandeliers are quickly becoming a notable design element for many of life’s celebrations, both big and small. Whether you’re planning a bridal shower, hosting an outdoor dinner party or celebrating a birthday, taking your floral displays to new heights not only looks amazing, but smells amazing too.  If you’re thinking of creating a floral chandelier for your next event but aren’t sure how to get started…pro flowers has everything you need to know!  Their step-by-step guide and video tutorial will guide you through making a flower chandelier for any occasion.  please enjoy this blog by Pro Flowers!

pretty, aromatic, unique…a flower chandelier!

Semi-Homemade Halloween Treats!

October 23

Halloween is such a fun holiday to make whimsical treats and goodies for your family and friends!  Those of you who know me well know how much I love semi-homemade treats…a really quick and easy way to create a “custom” dessert on a dime!  Grocery stores today offer so many wonderful choices of cakes, cookies, and other baked goods that you really can’t go wrong…and you’ll save some time and money too!  If you’re hosting a Halloween party or just want to treat some hungry kiddos with a spooktacular snack…let me share with you a fun and whimsical way to dress up a purchased cupcake that will make your guests howl with delight!  Get ready for some bone-chilling fun with these sweet toppers!

semi-homemade Halloween!

A Pumpkin Decorating Party!

October 9

Pumpkin decorating is one of my favorite things to do in the fall!  Whether it’s carving out spooky grins or painting it up in whimsical color, decorating a pumpkin is such a fun tradition and a great way to get a little creative!  My family always carves a pumpkin a few days before All Hallows’ Eve…but once you slice into that roly poly guy, the days are limited for his survival!  If you’re like me and can’t wait to get decorating the minute the calendar flips to October…a no-carve option is perfect for lasting through the holiday!  And as much fun as it is for me to celebrate this tradition with my family, it can also be a wonderful project to share with friends!  A pumpkin decorating party can be so much fun…and for the grown-ups too! Today I’d like to share a twist on pumpkin decorating that can last through the month and even into November…it’s also the perfect excuse to have some gal-pals in for some seasonal festivity!  You don’t necessarily have to decorate your pumpkin to look spooky…some paper, twine, flowers and glue can turn a craft pumpkin into a fall beauty that could also grace your Thanksgiving table!  So just because October often makes us think of ghosts and ghouls…see how much fun a different take on a traditional party can be!  Boho themed celebrations are all the rage…especially for a ladies night!  So today I’m so thrilled to share with you a cocktail party that includes decorating a pretty pumpkin!  Get crafty and join in on…

pumpkin decorating at a Boho Boo Bash!

Day of the Dead Treats!

September 25

Day of the Dead decor is a very popular Halloween theme!  This centuries old celebration is observed on November 1st & 2nd and is how Mexican and Mexican-Americans celebrate and honor the lives of those who have passed.  This holiday occurs near Halloween but is a colorful and much lighter celebration using symbols such as decorated skulls, butterflies and flowers!  Because of it’s beautiful, whimsical colors and decor it’s a really fun theme for all those who want something not so scary to celebrate the season!  I love it because it’s reminiscent of a fiesta…which is a fun twist on the traditional Halloween party!  And in my family, Halloween celebrations often include movies…which requires some treats and munchies!  Today I’d like to share easy ways to whip up a treat table perfect for scary OR not-so-scary movie viewing…with all the fun and flair of a holiday fiesta!

colorful, delightful, Day of the Dead treats!

Simple Hot Cocoa Setup!

September 14

Hot cocoa is a favorite drink at my house…and when the first cool breezes blow I break out the fixin’s for a do-it-yourself cocoa station to take the chill off and satisfy tummies!  Whether you’re hosting an autumn party or just want to create a sweet surprise for your family, a hot cocoa buffet can be really easy to set up in a pinch!  I often keep the basic cocoa supplies in my kitchen all year long…it’s a chocolaty sip that’s even a favored drink on a cool summer evening!  But now that the unofficial end to summer has come and gone, it’s almost that time for sipping on warm drinks and snuggling around a fire!  I hope you can find some inspiration for your hot cocoa stations…no matter where you put them!

it’s hot cocoa time!

How to Style a Candy Buffet

September 7

this candy buffet inspiration is brought to you courtesy of Shari’s Berries!

Candy Buffet’s are a wonderful trend!  You see them at all sorts of celebrations from birthday parties to weddings and everything in between!  They can be whimsical, colorful, and elegant…sometimes all at the same time!  The selection and color of all those sweet sugary treats seems limitless, allowing you to find just the right goodies for your festivities!  I’m so excited to share with you some candy buffet inspiration shared  by Shari’s Berries!  Check out all the fun…

candy buffets bring big smiles!

Welcome Fall with an Easy Party Table!

August 31

Fall officially begins in less than a month, but once August comes to an end I have to admit I get a little excited thinking about autumn entertaining and decorating!  If you feel like I do but aren’t ready to break out the jack-o-lanterns, you can add fall touches to your home or party gradually with hints of the new season! One of my favorite ways to celebrate autumn is to serve up some unexpected treats for family and friends…and today I’d like to share some fun ways to bring the outdoors in with a woodland themed table with a pretty twist!  Make sure you check out the easy DIY that can give any party a wow factor, and you might spy a recipe too!  So get ready to rejoice in a new season…

welcome fall with “woodland in white”!

How to Create a Whimsical Doughnut Treat Table

August 28

Who doesn’t love a doughnut treat table?  And guess what?…you can easily whip one up for a party or even a whimsical snack like I did recently for my family!  What I love most about doughnuts is that they’re so easily available from a local bakery or even your grocery store…not to mention they’re one of the yummiest treats out there!  My boys LOVE doughnuts of all kinds and I love to surprise them with a sweet and simple treat once in a while!  So I’d like to share with you today how I was  inspired to create a fun and even silly little treat table with super simple supplies and DIY projects that ANYONE can create…

enjoy a doughnut treat table in 4 easy steps!