Posts in the ‘Decor’ Category

{PARTY ON A BUDGET} Fun and Inexpensive Ideas for a Thanksgiving Kids' Table

by Jillian Leslie on

Melissa Newell from My Party Passion, and our budget party contributor, is back with some ideas on how to create a fun and inexpensive kids' table for Thanksgiving, something we all need! 

Happy Holidays to you all out there. Getting ready for Thanksgiving I assume? This Party Gal celebrated early this year with our BFF’s who came into town (during our power outage from Sandy, no less).

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{RECIPE} Delicious and Easy Spinach Dip + Tips on Throwing a Party on the Fly

by Jillian Leslie on

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I love spinach, especially fresh from the farmer's market. This Smoked Gouda Spinach Dip is so flavorful and easy, and is definitely a party favorite. It can even be frozen for up to a month and pulled out just in time for last-minute entertaining.

What's so tasty about it is the smoky flavor from the Gouda and the heat from the chili pepper. I love to serve it with a crunchy baguette or pita chips.

{PARTY ON A BUDGET} Simple Decor Ideas for your Halloween Party

by Jillian Leslie on

Melissa Newell from My Party Passion, and our budget party contributor, is back with some easy tips on how to decorate your Halloween party with out spending a lot! Take it away Melissa...

BOO!  Did I scare ya?  LOL   Getting ready for your Halloween Bash?  Maybe it’s a monster theme?  Maybe you are traditional and love the pumpkins?  Whatever your theme – KNOW that quality entertaining does not have to “break the bank”! With Target dollar spot areas… dollar stores… and your creative mind you can certainly entertain on a tight budget!

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{DIY} How I Carved These Cute Pumpkins!

by Jillian Leslie on

Honestly, I've never been good at carving pumpkins. Mine always turn out looking so juvenile, it's a little embarrassing. :)

So yesterday I decided to try out pumpkin carving templates. I don't know why I'd never thought of this before, maybe because I thought they'd be hard and weren't worth the money. Well these I got for FREE from HP and they were super easy to use and look how awesome my pumpkins turned out!

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{RECIPE} Fun for Cocktail Parties... Piña Colada and Mojito Gelées!

by Jillian Leslie on

Last week, Glam Media sent us a "party pack" filled with fun party supplies, and Bacardi sent us two bottles of their new Piña Colada and Mojito Classic Cocktails Light so we could style a "Shiny Chic" cocktail party.

We wanted to try something new, so we decided to make piña colada and mojito gelées! What's a gelée, you might ask? Well, it's fancy way of saying "Jello shot."

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{TRENDS} Circle Fan Rosette Backdrops on Catch My Party

by Jillian Leslie on

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If you read my Facebook page you know I'm always showing off circle fan rosette backdrops. What I love about them is they're easy to make (you just fold paper like a fan and pinch in the middle, then attach a couple fans together) and they add dimension to a wall or dessert table. Here are some of my favorite circle fan rosettes from our site.

(Click on the photo to see what party they're from.)

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{DIY} How to Make a Paper Flower Backdrop

by Jillian Leslie on

I had to share this paper flower backdrop tutorial created by Ellinée because I think it is so beautiful and original. I love the 3D nature of it. How amazing would this look behind a dessert table!

The tutorial comes with the paper flower garland templates and instructions. You just need to download the templates, cut out the flowers, attach the flowers to baker's twine using an embroidery needle, and tie the twine to a pretty branch.

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FREE Kentucky Derby Party Printables from Wanessa Carolina Creations

by Jillian Leslie on

I've been wanting to give away a set of Kentucky Derby printables, and finally I get my chance thanks to Wanessa from Wanessa Carolina Creations who designed this terrifically fun collection! Now on May 5th, you can serve up your mint juleps, put on your fancy hats, and watch "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" in style!

The collection includes: drink wraps, mini party logos (with the names of all the horses), favor tags, patterned paper, invitations, cupcake wrappers, tented cards, and a "138th Derby" banner. Just perfect!!

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