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Genius Fresh Flower Ideas for Your Next Party

Everywhere we turn, the cutest flower bars are popping up. Ahem 50 Shades of Blush Shower, we're looking at you. From full blown flower arranging stations, to flower crowns and sweet takeaway bouquets for guests, fresh flowers are a fun way to add a heaping dose of pretty to your party. Check out these genius tricks for incorporating your favorite blooms. Flower Market Bouquets A trip to your local farmer's market and a simple...

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5 Tips for Whipping Your Bar Cart into Party Ready Shape

Cheers to a sensational social, a merry mixer, a boozy beguilement. Not only is a bar cart an entertaining essential, it immediately invites your guests to enjoy themselves while at your home! Here are a few tips to add some flair to your cocktailing revelries straight from our Socials' home to yours! Plus a peek into the real bar carts of the Society Socials to which I've had the ultimate pleasure of paying a visit. ...

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Easy Tricks for Pulling off the Prettiest Fall Tablescape

I recently hosted a luncheon with the fab HomeGoods team set against the beauty of Claudette in NYC – a restaurant at the tippy top of my design favorites list. At the lunch, I shared ideas on how to add the coziness of Fall to a dinner party with friends and family using an unexpected color palette and tablescape. We were inspired by gorgeous Fall colors and details minus the...

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Adding Spooky Glamour to your Halloween Bar Cart

Every day deserves a good dose of glamour but especially on Halloween. And that layer of glam is even better with a spooky, dramatic edge. So if you're hosting a party or even a small get together, take heed of these fab tips from Laura Prattes Events along with the perfect accessories from Laura Hooper Calligraphy for decking your drink station to the nines. For more shot by ...

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Dramatic Fall Tablescapes

Once the leaves start falling, you know it's time to bring those casual summer get-togethers up a notch! Want to host a true "evening to remember"? Take a look through our collection of the most inspiring, high-drama tables around. Get ready to amp up the color, the details, and the sparkle to let your guests know this party means business!

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It’s a Pineapple Party

We have seen pineapples popping up every which way we turn and they're proving that they go far beyond a delicious edible treat. They're also a super fun edition to your party decor whether au naturale, filled with a refreshing cocktail or gussied up with paint. Have a look at all the pretty ways people are using our favorite tropical fruit.   Crazy About Pineapples? Have a look at these:...

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DIY Citronella Candles

The thing with outdoor parties is that even if you make them as cute as the days are long, you still need to think about the practicalities in order for everyone to have a great time - like bugs! These easy citronella candles are so versatile and can be customized to suit any party decor with different fruits and herbs. Grab the how-to below and for more from our...

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DIY Placecard Tins

Every table needs a moment of whimsy. Something that simply makes your guests smile. And these place card tins are just that! With a set of flatware, a napkin, straw and a keepsake vase of flowers, these tins bring so much sunshine to your table. Find the how-to below and for more from our Today Show crafting, check out...

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DIY Glittery Candle Centerpiece

As a huge fan of DIQ projects (do it QUICK), these candles check all of the boxes. They are beautiful, they pull double duty serving as both lighting and a gorgeous centerpiece, and they are a total breeze to put together! From dinner table to simply sprinkled about as party decor, these are the very definition of DIY made so easy. And they're all part of our...

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Disposable Partyware So Pretty You Won’t Want to Throw It Out

Entertaining is always fun, but party necessities can quickly add up. Splurge on the good stuff—food, drinks, and flowers and décor—and save on servingware. It may seem...

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18 Patriotic Party Goods Worthy of a 4th of July Celebration

Summer is full of parties, but with parades, BBQs and fireworks, the 4th of July is Summer's ultimate celebration. So do it justice, and throw America a birthday party worth celebrating. You have the recipes...

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Sorbet Inspired Tabletop Shoot

I have a thing for tablescapes. I kind of love them with all my being. And this summery, fresh table situation dreamt up and captured by Monica Roy with florals from Amanda Vidmar makes me happy in the best of ways. Especially when you add yummy sorbet into the mix. It's a table inspired by our favorite summer dessert and...

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Glam Kate Spade Inspired Dinner Party

We'll take any excuse to dress to the nines, including a fancy dinner party filled with champagne and your best girlfriends. Inspired by the whimsy and glamour of Kate Spade, Glow Event Design + Nancy Liu Chin Designs and  ...

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DIY Floral Balloon Garland

Parties and balloons are soul-mates, it's true. But an easy way to take that standard party decoration from run of the mill to holy cow, that is the most beautiful balloon I've ever encountered - is with this gorgeous DIY. It pairs greenery and garden blooms with the biggest balloons you can get your hands on. Up your party game with this project crafted by Plum Sage . Click...

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DIY Gold Rimmed Plate

Elegant details are a surefire way to our entertaining hearts. So, when when it comes to springtime entertaining we've upped the ante by adding a midas touch. And you're in luck, because we're giving YOU the inside scoop on this darling detail. The perfect accent for any meal, this easy DIY is a must for any fete!

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DIY Watercolor Placemats

Here at SMP Living, we're all about utilizing watercolors in elegantly unexpected ways. Case in point? Our fabulous new DIY that proves to be the perfect upgrade for your placemats. One look at our easy to follow instructions and you'll be painting up a storm for your next party. Scroll for more! Painter’s tape...

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DIY “Cheers” Sign

If you spend any time with us here at SMP, then you know we believe that adding glitter to any object is always a good idea. And this latest DIY is no exception. This adorable "Cheers" sign is the perfect addition to any dessert table, cocktail table, or anywhere in between. Just print out this stencil and you'll be cheers-ing in no time! Take a peek at the video below to learn how to make you're own "cheers"...

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DIY Paper Flowers

There are about a million and one ways to use these darling DIY crepe paper flowers whipped up by Lizzie Baker Designs, and not only are they cute as can be, they'll never wilt either. It's a complete win all around. Nicole Baas snapped up all the sweet deets so you can add these pretty blooms to your...

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DIY Gold Fringe Numbers

Let's be honest here. It really shouldn't be legal to ring in the New Year without some big ol' golden numbers hung above-head. And because those party stores are nothing if not expensive, Hello!Lucky  has made their own version. And we, of course, begged them to share (and they were happy to oblige!) Thick cardstock Hole punch Clear fishing line Gold paper Exacto knife Scissors Hot glue Print out large numbers of your...

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DIY Drink Tags + A Free Template

When it comes to throwing a wonderful party, the devil is always in the details. Though it may seem small, little touches like cute drink flags and tags will absolutely, unequivocally, set the stage for a fabulous event. And The Pink Orange has made your job infinitely easier as she's giving these beauties away, for free! Simply follow the oh-so-simple steps below. Scissors...

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