With October kicking off the beginning of non-stop holiday shenanigans, these DIY numbered table napkins will help keep the festivities organized!
Last year was the first year I actually decorated for Halloween, and it was only my T.V. stand (which didn't have a television yet...) and my kitchen table. I'm daring, I know. But I couldn't resist doing something after seeing these simple and amazingly cheap decor ideas.
It's pumpkin season. But instead of carving the buggers, how about drinking them? These boozy recipes would be perfect to serve at any fall gathering but especially at Halloweentime and Thanksgiving.
We'll start with the very fun and festive Pumpkin Margarita.
Or how about a Pumpkin
Who doesn't love a good party? (You in the back, put your hand down and listen up.) This DIY bunting tablecloth brings the party. Birthdays, back to school, promotions – it's a celebration the second you put in on the table.
PatriBot 3000 is what I'm calling this quirky Fourth of July centerpiece. With a belly full of cookies and a head full of forks, he'll be the star of the festivities (after the fireworks, of course)! Ready to make a DIY robot of your own? Great. Let's get this freedom party started!
A friend of mine is suffering from a major case of the winter blues, which isn't so unusual this winter. Last week I suggested she take a tropical stay-cation. The idea sounded so appealing, my boo and I did just that last Sunday. It was super fun and just what we needed to break the winter doldrums. Besides that, it cost us next to nothing, we weren't subjected to security pat downs or
The fourth season of Mad Men is in full gear and I'm not watching it. Why? Because I started watching the series on DVD and I want to continue watching it on DVD--sans commercials and stuff. (Spoiled, huh?) I am DVRing it, but now I'm torn. Do I watch it or wait for the DVDs which will come out in like a year?! Can I wait that long!? Oh the agony! People like those over at Chic and Charming can feel me. Last year they threw
The Fourth of July is right around the corner. I can almost smell the sulfur in the air! Although The Fourth wouldn't be The Fourth without fireworks, it also wouldn't be The Fourth without some festive libations. Awhile back I posted a few red, white and blue boozy recipes, including non-alcoholic options for each. I thought it was time to add to our patriotic, bar tending arsenal. A search of the internet came up with some doozies.
The Nike Air Max 90 burger was created by Swedish designer Olle Hemmendorff as an homage to the "the most powerful, most durable, and most delicious material known to man."The sesame baguette burger includes
If you're planning a croquet themed summer party, crank it up a notch to keep your guests engaged in this otherwise low key lawn game. You don't have to go to the extent of the 2005 BurningMan Giant Croquet game, but you could create a hybrid of the game to appeal to your short-attention-span friends.
The decor for he after party of all after parties, the Governors Ball, for this year's Oscars will be 'nostalgic nouveau with a postmodern flair'. What does that mean to you and me? Think 1930's 'Streamline Moderne'. The color palette includes 'charcoal iridescent taffeta with platinum and cognac matte satins' with accents of purple and aubergine, complements of the floral arrangements.
As for the eats, they'll be just as spectacular as the decor. Hors d'Oeuvres include
The new fireworks projector ($126) from Sega Toys simulates a fireworks display worthy of the 4th of July. Five projection lenses throw the images, which are accompanied by appropriate sound effects. Although, the oohs and aahs
Nope, no fancy DJ gear required...apparently, you can simply strip the wires from your Christmas lights, and plug them into the speaker wire terminals on your stereo reciever. Don't be afraid if electricity makes you feel uncomfortable: the amount of current running through this setup is nothing to fear.
Do you want to host a wine tasting party but don't know the first thing about wine tasting parties? If so, all you need is Tuscany Tonight's totally awesome 'Hosting a Wine Tasting Party' guide and your guests will think you've just come back from a tour of wine country. The guide is incredibly comprehensive and includes the following topics:
Part science experiment, part magic this dry ice crystal ball could be the highlight of your Halloween party. The 'ball' itself is actually a soap film filled with water vapor and carbon dioxide. Here are the materials you'll need to make one of your own:
Macro Sea, a group whose mission is to "do projects we find interesting" has gone outside the box in their quest to reclaim urban spaces. Mindfully providing an antitdote to the hot summer heat, they've gone to Brooklyn and converted old dumpsters and an abandoned strip mall into an urban oasis for Friday pool parties.
Perfect for party favors or small gifts, these fry boxes are a snap to whip up!
- heavier weight scrapbook paper, sized 8.5" x 11"
- a printer
- a scissors
Although made specifically for a wedding, these paper lantern centerpieces would be a lovely addition to any large gathering. To make them, assemble the following:
Don't just slap on bright green eyeshadow for tomorrow's shamrock celebration. Learn step-by-step (and I mean comprehensively and thoroughly) from