The Secret that Will Take Your Parties to the Next Level

Pineapples and party supplies

Parties are a celebration, and by default, they’re supposed to be fun. You can’t force your guests to enjoy themselves, so what do you do to make sure your get-together is a success? You’ll never throw a boring party again with this little secret. Are you ready?       

Give your guests something to do.

Yep! That’s it. And I’m not talking about party games (although those are fun too). The secret sauce to a guaranteed unforgettable party is an interactive element. Continue Reading

Make It: DIY Fortune Cookie No-Sew Place Cards

created at: 09/13/2012

These. Are. Adorable: fortune cookie place cards you can make in snap, without sewing a single stitch! Plus, they’re bound to bring some good luck to your next event, right?        

Felt, wire, and paper make up the majority of the materials for this clever DIY project from Megan Stay. Grab some scissors and a glue gun, too, then head over to the We See Love blog for the full scoop!

What kind of event would you use these for? Continue Reading

Make It: Fancy Striped ‘Party’ Ice Cubes!

created at: 04/19/2012

While certainly time-consuming*, these striped “party” ice cubes are sure to take your shindig to the next level!   

The party planning people at Martha Stewart Weddings created three versions of this striped concoction: two boozy and one non-alcoholic. Perfect for any and all guests! Check out what you’ll need to make your own right here.

Happy weekend!

*Definitely make these well ahead of time! Each layer needs about an hour or so in the freezer. Continue Reading

Make It: DIY Table Number Napkins (Free Download)!

created at: 10/06/2011

With October kicking off the beginning of non-stop holiday shenanigans, these DIY numbered table napkins will help keep the festivities organized!  

Kathleen from Twig & Thistle shares this great tutorial (and a free download – woohoo!) for creating your own table number napkins.  While we love this alternative to traditional numbered table cards, it would be fun to adapt this concept for smaller events where each guest could have their own unique number.  And hey, if you do go that route, I’ve got dibs on number 5!   Continue Reading

Make It: A Simple and Charming DIY Centerpiece Idea!

created at: 08/01/2011

For your next shindig, keep things simple and sweet (and as budget-friendly as possible) with this DIY centerpiece idea!  

Amanda Rydell, the designer behind My Little Dear, shared this easy centerpiece idea on Bump Smitten recently.  As her friend’s designated baby shower planner, Amanda needed something that wouldn’t break the bank, but still had loads of style and charm.  Her clever solution?  Cover used cans and food containers with pretty paper!  She didn’t stop there, though.   Continue Reading