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DIY Flower Ice Cubes

Thank goodness for Ice Cream Week in August! We figured we'd share a fun DIY to add a little floral love to your cool evening summer snacks. What better way to dress up that after dinner drink than a flower filled cube of ice to keep it cool and refreshing?! Pour a heavy hand of Bailey's overtop to enjoy alongside your evening dish of ice cream. Summer bliss! Water Edible flowers and/or petals Ice cube...

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DIY Striped Napkins

Any good party planner knows that the design isn't in the details. It IS the details. But those details can often break the bank. A few dollars here and there adds up pretty quickly when you're hosting. Which is why we like to DIY as many projects as we physically can! With an emphasis on quick and easy, these striped napkins will take you from ice cream social to bright and bubbly...

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DIY Striped Backdrop

The one party tip we always dole out to inquiring minds: create a show stopping backdrop. It truly is the piece de resistance when it comes to any event. It's a great place to infuse your theme (in our case: an epic ice cream social!), and adds an instant dose of adorable. This striped beauty is essentially a massive canvas, which can easily be repurposed down the road, and could not have...

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DIY Ice Cream Kits

DIY ice cream kits are the kind of gift you give to someone who you really, really like. Because after you put something like this together for someone, you're more or less guaranteed a friend for life. I mean, assuming they're as obsessed with cute things and sugary treats as we are of course. Perfect for your kid's teacher, in lieu of a goody bag post-birthday party, or simply just because. Contents: 2 Cones from Ben and Jerry's...

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Lavender Infused Sugar

Make me a cup of tea, and I'll be your friend for life. Make me a cup of tea with a splash of lavender infused sugar? That's BFF status right there. And though it may sound like work, Lauren Werkheiser is here to prove that creating simple infused sugars truly couldn't be easier. A little of this, a little of that, and you've got yourself a decadent little treat that not only makes a great gift...

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DIY Table Runners

We fully subscribe to the notion that if you can't find it, make it (one peek at our DIY archive and you'll see just what I mean)! Which is why we adore Threaded Together. Because when they set out to put together their...

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DIY Stars & Stripes Stamped Flatware

If you've spent any time around here over the years, you may have noticed a trend. When it comes to a really epic party, the details reign queen. The backdrop for your custom photo booth, tiny flags atop your cupcakes, or stamped flatware are the key ingredient to making a 4th of July party really shine. One of our favourite way to do so: DIY stamps. Though we stamped our wooden flatware, these little guys could be used most anywhere!

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DIY Push Pop Confetti

These star spangled beauties are legitimately my new favourite thing. Not only are they unique and adorable, but they're super easy to make. Plus, when you and your friends shower them at your 4th of July BBQ it's kind of sort of totally the best thing ever. Ever!  Tissue paper confetti Star confetti...

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DIY Acrylic Menus

With help from Lowe's, we covered our top 10 tips for effortless outdoor entertaining, but we couldn't let it all pass us by without a nod to these super simple, super adorable (reusable) DIY menus. If you're looking for instant hostess with the...

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Simple Easter Tablescape + Place Card DIY

You know what makes us really happy? Spending the day at Ceremony Boston. Our pal, Alix Childs, has created such a breathtaking bridal boutique - it's seriously to die for. So we kept it simple this month with a rustic, Easter table display made of budding magnolia branches. We infused color with place settings from Anthropologie and a the most adorable...

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DIY Newspaper Party Pom Poms

What's a good Anti-Super Bowl party without a good Pom Pom. One that you can waive at your friends for taking champagne jello shots or that you can use when your favorite half time performer manages 6 different costume changes! These are a cinch to make - seriously taking less than 15 minutes - and are too stinking cute for words. 1 section of newspaper (like the sports...

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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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DIY S’mores Kit

As our wintry West Elm party came to a close, we thought we'd send our guests home with a little bit of love in s'mores format. This DIY kit is so simple to throw together, yet makes such a huge difference when your guests say their goodbyes. It's all about those...

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DIY Happy New Year Cake Topper

While you may not go to such lengths to decorate your cake on any average day, New Years eve just so happens to make for the perfect excuse to let your inner crafter shine. Transform a simple, ho-hum dessert into a sight for sore eyes with this fabulously, wintry, glittery cake topper! And with just a few steps, we'll show you how... Silver glitter...

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DIY Silver & White Fringe Backdrop

As far as I'm concerned, no party is complete without a jaw-dropping backdrop. Truly. Take a peek through our archives and you'll notice that the most outstanding events we showcase all have some form of fabulous dessert bar with a showstopping piece. And forour wintry inspired New Years with ...

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How To Frost the Perfect Cake

I've always admired those perfectly smooth cakes you see through the windows of your local bakery. They're just so beautiful in their simplicity. And though I've admittedly tried my hand at them a time or two, I've never quite mastered the look. But with Mayflour Cake + Confections step by step guide, I'm now more confident than ever that we call all frost the perfect cake. Captured by...

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DIY Wishbone Placecard Holders

I sound like a total broken record, but our in house DIY'er is a TOTAL rockstar. She never fails to surpass even my highest expectations. And these DIY wishbone placecard holders are seriously no exception. As far as I'm concerned they make our whole party, and I'd be happy to have these babies laying around my home year round.

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DIY Halloween Treat Bags

Everyone knows by now that calories don't count on Halloween, so why not use this excuse to let your guests stock up on party goods before their departure? Our fabulously festive "Treat yo'self" favor bags are just the ticket. Because, as they say, it's all in the (sugary, sweet, delicious!) details.

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DIY Gold Dot Vase

The frugalista within always gets really excited when we come up with a fabulous party project that can totally be repurposed once your party guests have retired for the evening. This Kate Spade inspired vase is all that and more. Though it undeniably added that je ne sais quoi to our shin-dig, I'd just as easily place it on my dining room table any ol' day of...

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