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

Why You Should Learn How to Make a Boutonniere Before Your Wedding Day

How to Make a Boutonniere for your Big Day

When I was a little girl, I was a part of my local 4-H club (for those who weren't lucky enough to be a part of it, 4-H is a community club where kids take classes and can present their projects at their local county and state fairs and it was SO MUCH FUN). One of the 4-H classes I took was floral arranging. When I signed up for the class, I thought, “Piece of cake. Continue Reading

Roundup: 20 Amazing DIY Outdoor Wedding Ideas

20 outdoor wedding ideas

It's no secret that we all love DIY around here, especially when it comes to home improvements and decor. But there are plenty of other categories to cover when it comes to how-to projects. So today I'll be focusing on a realm that we haven't delved much into before: weddings. This roundup of DIY outdoor wedding ideas covers everything from outdoor lighting projects and unusual centerpieces to thoughtfully handmade photo booth backdrops and DIY ceremony arches. 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

16 Wedding Shoes Comfortable Enough to Dance the Night Away

16 Wedding Shoes Comfortable for Dancing the Night Away

On your wedding day, it’s safe to say that you want to both look gorgeous and feel comfortable. Unfortunately, these two things often don’t go together, but when it comes to your shoes, maybe they can! Ladies, you can have pretty wedding shoes that don’t make your feet hurt all night, and this roundup of wedding shoes comfortable enough for dancing all night in will save the day. 

 

16 Wedding Shoes Comfortable for Dancing the Night Away
Image via Keds 

1. I’m a big fan of Keds, and this collaboration with Kate Spade makes for a perfect pair of sparkling wedding tennis shoes. Continue Reading

Print This: Wedding Puzzle Page for Antsy Little Guests

Wedding activity pages | Free printable!

Weddings can be exciting, emotional, and/or stressful times for everybody involved – except for the younger guests. For them, the majority of the day is dull, dull, and duller. Sure, it’s awesome when the cake gets cut, but little Johnny couldn’t care less about the best man’s speech. If you’re planning an upcoming wedding and want to give the kids something extra to do during the quiet times, gather up some crayons and print a few off a few of these wedding activity pages.         Continue Reading

10 Awesome & Budget-Friendly Gifts for Groomsmen

10 Budget-Friendly Groomsmen Gifts

I’ve gotta say, I feel a little bad for the groomsmen in a wedding. You want to say thanks for being here for us today, but there are so few ideas out there when compared to gifts for bridesmaids. Have no fear! Whether you’re a bride or groom shopping for the men in your wedding party, these 10 budget-friendly groomsmen gifts are sure to be appreciated. 

 Admittedly, I find it difficult to shop for men, so I enlisted the help of my boyfriend for opinions on what he’d like to receive if he were a groomsman. Continue Reading

How To: Make a Bridal Bouquet That’ll Last Forever

Learn how to make this life-like floral bouquet - perfect for the bride who wants to plan ahead

Why hello there, wedding season! If you’re currently planning or have planned a wedding before, you know that there are a million little details to consider. Centerpieces, wedding favors, planning a menu that is considerate of everyone’s dietary needs, seating arrangements that keep peace in the family – the list could go on forever. Flowers are a huge part of weddings, but fresh flowers generally need to be picked up day of, adding to your already huge to-do list. 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