Park and Fisher adore bite sized foods and entertaining. The combination together is pure magic for them. Inside you’ll find quality recipes like Teeny Chicken Parmesan Crostini, Dainty Chocolate Raspberry Tarts, Snacky Mac ‘n’ Cheese Bites, Tiny Fried Tacos, and more. Here are a few of their favorite bite sized party foods from their popular food blog, Spoon Fork Bacon. Find more bite sized and full sized recipes there.
Omiyage (pronounced OH-ME-AW-GAY) means Japanese for souvenir. Started as a way to share a bit of Japanese culture, Omiyage has expanded to share craft goods far and wide. Find fun stationery, unique packaging, and washi tape galore.
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- Glitter tape
- Washi tape
- Envelope, label, and gift box templates
- Paper straws
- Decorative paper bags
- Colored twine
- Paper balloons
- Notebooks, postcards, greeting cards, letter sets
- Origami paper
- And more!
Who doesn’t want to be remembered for throwing a great party? At minimum you need good company and lots of laughs to qualify. But to take it to the next level, party decor can set you apart from the rest. If you are like me and love the DIY/crafty look, you will go crazy for the all-in-one party in a box from Revelry House. Their signature party boxes contain pretty party supplies, recipe ideas, how-to guides, and playlists for a popular range of party events. Started by Lauren Bosworth and Christianne Amodio, Revelry House seeks to bring personal touches to your special event.
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4th of July Party Box
Their first party box celebrates the 4th of July. This particular box costs $179 plus shipping. Each collection is said to serve 12-24 people. Upcoming boxes will celebrate: birthdays, baby showers, new year’s, bachelorettes, Christmas, summer bbqs, and bridal showers. These boxes may cost from $159 – $250.
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Party Tips from Revelry House
1. Keep your house smelling glorious before your guests come over by boiling citrus, vanilla and rosemary in a pot of water. Click here for the full details. This is dynamite help if live in my house and need to cover up the scent of cooking Indian food for days on end prior to your party.
2. Hydrangeas are a great way to make a statement without overwhelming the room.
3. Baby shower invites should be sent out at least 8 weeks in advance. Showers are traditionally given at the 7-month mark of pregnancy while the mother-to-be is still looking and feeling her best.
4. Make thank you notes a breeze for the bride by having guests fill out envelopes with their mailing address at the party.
Have you tried Revelry House? What do you think of the party in a box idea? Share in the comments below!
Last week my friend Sophie put together a beautiful centerpiece for a dinner she threw me. First of all, I love this color combination – it’s both feminine and summery. Secondly, the display looks impressive in person. With all the effort taken to make each individual rose, you can see how intricate the work is. But don’t be intimidated – it’s an easy DIY project you can create for a centerpiece at your own dinner table.
There are so many ways to personalize this centerpiece. Choose colors to match your home decor, swap the candles for branches or strands of pearls, and create your own arrangement by placing the balls on a cake stand or in a large hurricane vase. Sophie enhanced her kissing balls by applying glitter spray – for those of us who need a little extra sparkle in our lives!
She originally found the idea through a blog she came across while browsing through Pinterest – a great resource for DIY projects. The Idea Room blog has a full tutorial with step-by-step pictures and a video to lead you through the process. The post also includes suggestions for displaying the kissing balls and two options for how to create the roses. Check out the Idea Room for other great DIY projects!
What you’ll need:
1. Colored crepe paper (2 rolls or more)
3. Glue gun
4. Styrofoam balls in varied sizes
5. Any embellishments you may want to add to the arrangement
6. Glitter spray (optional)
Send me your pictures if you decide to make this arrangement yourself. I’d love to see them! Have questions for Sophie on how to complete your project? Let me know in the comments below.
Fun Fact: The original kissing ball was made from mistletoe – hence getting “caught under the mistletoe”. The most interesting kissing ball origin story I found comes from Scandinavian myth. The mischievious Loki (yes, he shares a name with the Avengers villain) shot another god, Balder, with an arrow made of mistletoe. Balder’s father Freyja shed tears of sorrow over his son, thus creating the white berries you see on mistletoe. The Norse gods helped to bring Balder back to life. And to show his appreciation, Freyja promised to kiss anyone that passed under the mistletoe. For more information, check this post out.
I’m always in awe of designers who craft the most exquisite themed parties. The delicate details, color stories, and props are stuff party dreams are made of. From talking to many of you, these perfect parties seem daunting to pull off. Either you don’t have the time or the know-how. Where do you begin? If you identify with this, then ACME Party Box Company is the answer to your prayers. And to top it all off, they try to source eco-friendly products as much as possible. Often when you buy goods from mass party supply stores, the products end up in the trash afterwards. Many of ACME’s items can be laundered, reused, or recycled. Eventually, you’ll be able to mix and match the products you get. If you don’t see what you’re looking for in their online shop, you can contact them to customize your order based on your unique party needs. Check out their sale section for some great deals!
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