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Monday, April 29, 2013

Birthday Bash.

Bday’s ain’t just for kids! Here’s some tips to throw a birthday celebration to remember for that special adult in your life =)
With any party, especially birthday parties, themes are always so much fun! Milestone birthdays are a great excuse to throw a themed party, but you don’t have to host a 40th birthday to do this! Keep it simple and stick to a certain color scheme or motif, or personalize the party incorporating a theme based on a person’s hobbies or interests.
Now comes the food and drinks. To get the party started, mix up some pretty little cocktails! As for food, create a menu that shows off the birthday guy or gal’s personality. If you're throwing a bday party for your best friend and she's the pure definition of a morning person, it would be so cute to have something like a waffle, crepe or yogurt bar =) For dessert, make some shooters of their favorite dessert, like banana pudding shooters.  Or, being that it’s an adult birthday bash, replace dessert with alcohol. Instead of cake, have birthday cake shots!
Other than the theme, food and drinks, it's all the other little details that make a good birthday party great! A go-to idea for adult birthday parties is to have lots and lots of pictures! However old one is turning, include that number of pictures, choosing photos that show those important life moments (first dance, graduating high school and college). Make sure to include pictures that are funny and a little embarrassing as well (you all know the pictures I’m talking about….the bathtub picture your mother insisted on keeping, that picture taking you back to middle school with the horrible haircut, or the picture of your freshman year in college, after sipping one too many cocktails)! I mean, what is a party without entertainment, right?! Plus, you can get creative with how you display the photos so they double as d├ęcor=)
Have a fabulous Monday =)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Out with the Old. In with the New.

Being the little hippie that I am, I’m always looking for ways to live greener. And when it comes to upcycling, the possibilities are endless! All it takes is a little creativity =) Here are just a few ideas that show just how easy it can be to upcycle!

Monday, April 1, 2013

GREEN Weddings Part 2

I'm back with MORE ways to go green on your wedding day without compromising the elegance or class of your event! 

1. Recycle the flowers.  We often use our bridesmaid's bouquets in random pieces through-out the reception decor so they get double use.  This is a much better option than just  letting them get left lying around on tables (or in bathrooms)  =).  At the end of each event, we also donate all of the flowers to a local hospice, hospital or nursing home.  Why not spread the joy instead of tossing them in the garbage?!


2.  Plan right.  That's right, plan right.  if you set the flow of your reception correctly, no one will miss the cake cutting, therefore, you won't be left with 15 lbs of wedding cake to take home and/or trash (what was that price per slice again??!!)  This applys to the food, late night snacks, favors, etc. \

 3.  Use GREEN vendors.  Find venodrs with the same green philosphies that you have; they are out there!  Plenty of caterers will recycle applicable products, or donate leftover foods to food banks or shelters.  Use stationary from recycled papers, find vendors that eliminate paper waste, or that recycle wherever possible.  Don't be afraid to ask what sustainable measures they take!

 Any other great green ideas what we haven't thought of?  We'd love to hear them!