Celebrate the 4th of July with this Patriotic Ribbon Photo Backdrop

4th of July! Patriotic Ribbon Photo Backdrop

4th of July is my favorite holiday, and it's the perfect time of year to host a party with friends, whether you're indoors or outdoors. What does every party need? A photo backdrop! Make a simple patriotic ribbon photo backdrop that looks like an American flag to celebrate the 4th of July and take memorable photos! 

 

4th of July! Patriotic Ribbon Photo Backdrop

Using red, white and blue thick ribbon in various patterns, you can create a very unique backdrop for photos that resembles an American flag with a homemade vintage, rustic feel. Continue Reading

How To Make The Perfect DIY Photo Booth For Your Wedding Or Party

How To Make A DIY Photo Booth For Your Wedding Or Party
Photo: Faith Towers

I’m getting married in July (to the good sport pictured in the photo above) and I desperately wanted to have a photo booth at our wedding. But the price of photo booth rentals was prohibitive, so of course I started brainstorming ways to DIY one instead. Click through to check out my simple solution.   

 

How To Make A DIY Photo Booth For Your Wedding Or Party
Photo: Faith Towers

The key to this photo booth is the Polaroid Snap. It has a timer setting, and also a space for a Micro SD card so you’ll have digital copies of all the photos that the guests have hard copies of. Continue Reading

21 Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Actually Use

21 Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Actually Use
Photo: Homey Oh My

I’m getting married in two months, so I’ve had wedding favors on the brain lately. There are so many options out there, but it’s difficult to please everyone. However, there are plenty of ideas out there that will not end up in the garbage. Here are 21 of my favorites that I’ve received in the post (or would love to get in the future!).   

 

21 Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Actually Use
Photo: 100 Layer Cake

1. Almost every human being I know uses olive oil, at least on occasion. Continue Reading

Celebrate Your Guests with DIY Confetti Wedding Favors

DIY Confetti Wedding Favors

Confetti is an integral — no, necessary — part of any type of party for me, and although I have not personally planned a wedding, I think confetti definitely belongs at all of them. These DIY confetti wedding favors are incredibly easy to make using test tubes, and adding a homemade tag gives them a personal touch your guests will appreciate. 

 Whether you want the guests to throw around the confetti as you depart, or you simply want to give them a gift they can enjoy later on, confetti tubes are a perfect little favor. Continue Reading

20 Things You Could Borrow (Not Buy) For Your Wedding

20 Things to Borrow Instead of Buy For Your Wedding

Weddings are expensive, and more often than not the things purchased for ceremonies and receptions are used only once. Borrowing some of the items needed for your wedding can help you cut costs. Here are twenty things (big and small) you can borrow instead of buy for your upcoming nuptials.   

 

1. Vases and Mason Jars

Table centerpieces can really be expensive, so send out an email to your friends and family asking to borrow vases, glasses, or mason jars. Continue Reading

Don’t Only Spend Mother’s Day with Your Kids – This DIY Get-Together with Besties is a Special Treat

How to: Host a Mother's Day workshop for friends

On Mother’s Day, it’s lovely to be the recipient of a nice gift or thoughtful activity from your child or partner. But why limit the awesomeness to a single morning? This Mother’s Day, we vote to celebrate not just once, but as much as you possibly can. To start, why not have all your nearest and dearest mama friends over for a fun workshop and tasty treats? It doesn’t have to be complicated or super fancy. Continue Reading

Make It: Print your Own New Year’s Photo Props

Printable Photo Props for New Year's

It’s almost time for New Year’s Eve parties and you wouldn’t want to be without a few good photos to celebrate the beginning of 2017. What does every fun photo need? Photo props! These fun printable photo props are perfect for bringing in the new year in front of any photo backdrop, and they’re quick and easy to print and assemble. 

 There are 8 different designs you can print and cut out to make your celebration special. Continue Reading

Make These! DIY New Year’s Eve Temporary Tattoo Party Favors

Download this free New Year's party favor printable and make your own temporary tattoos.

Can you believe it’s almost New Year’s Eve? If there was ever a new year to celebrate, it’s got to be this one. 2016 was rough all around (R.I.P to like, everyone), and while I’m not sure what 2017 has to bring, I know I’m ready to say “Bye, Felicia” to the past 365 days. Which means it’s time to party. So break out the champagne, put on your dancing shoes, and try out these charming temporary tattoos. Continue Reading

Celebrate a Fun New Year with a DIY Splatter Painted Photo Backdrop

DIY Splattered Paint Backdrop for New Year's Eve

With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, last-minute decorating ideas make putting together a party a whole lot easier. As someone who loves a good photo booth, I wanted to share a quick DIY splatter painted photo backdrop that’ll add a simple photo opp to any blank wall. 

 Using just paper and metallic paints, you can put together a backdrop in as little as 15 minutes. Plain construction paper splattered with silver and gold spray paint are layered on top of each other to create a backdrop that screams New Year’s Eve!  Continue Reading

Clever DIY Ways To Keep Bugs Away From Your Outdoor Party

Clever DIY Ways To Keep Bugs Away From Your Outdoor Party
Photo: Gardenista

This is the season of outdoor parties, barbecues and get-togethers… but it’s also bug season. Don’t let them get you down though! Here are ten clever ways to DIY your way to bug-free entertaining.   

 

Clever DIY Ways To Keep Bugs Away From Your Outdoor Party
Photo: Nest of Posies

1. Repelling bugs can be pretty! Find out how to assemble these gorgeous bug repelling floating candles here.

Clever DIY Ways To Keep Bugs Away From Your Outdoor Party
Photo via: One Good Thing By Jillee

2. Rosemary naturally repels bugs… find out how to use it (and other things) to keep pests away here. Continue Reading