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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 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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DIY Fringe Backdrop

Today is SMP's Annual Halloween Party! You might remember last year's French Masquerade theme that we all fell in love with. Well, this year we're mixing it up, going in more of a Kate Spade fab direction and we couldn't have loved the outcome any more. But, before we get to the party we wanted to share the totally essential ...

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DIY Calligraphy Signs

This next Audrey inspired project is amaze. Like holy cow, can I really do that!? amaze. Well, I'm here to tell you that you can. Oh you definitely can. And while you might want to throw your exacto cutter out the window when you're done, with a little patience you too can create such total adorableness. We're even providing the...

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DIY Confetti Backdrop

One of my favorite projects from our Style Me Pretty Weddings book are the paper heart chair garlands. Because, while a bit time consuming, they are so easy and pretty and really make a space feel magical. So when our DIY extraordinaire, Jess, mentioned doing some sort of backdrop for...

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DIY Fringe Wands

This is quite possibly the simplest, most bang for your buck project we've ever done here on SMP. And the girls at Audrey's party LOVED them. A bamboo skewer, some hula skirts and a bit of green painters tape and voila. A magic wand that actually makes little girls feel like they are fairy princesses. A few of the girls actually begged me to take them home.

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Audrey’s Miniature Birthday Invitations

You are officially invited to Audrey (my beautiful daughter's) 5th birthday. If you've ever met Audrey you know that she's quite particular and quite fabulous. So coming up with a birthday theme + invitation that could top other years and impress this little SMP-er, well, it was no easy feat. And today, we're sharing the whole party soup to DIY nuts on the blog. Can you guess what kind...

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DIY Lined Envelopes

Okay so now that we're equipped with our well-stocked stationery bar, it's time to personalize those notes just a touch. Because receiving a letter in the mail is great, but receiving a letter with a fancy DIY'ed lined envelope is just that much better. And, honestly, it's so simple to do  - and the...

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DIY Papel Picado Coasters

Okay, okay, so I know we went totally over the top with the whole papel picado thing, but when you give brightly coloured tissue paper and a pair of scissors to a bunch of creative ladies, their inner craft goddesses simply emerge. And can you really blame us? The results are just so stinking cute that we simply couldn't help ourselves. These coasters were great for our party, but they also add that little...

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DIY Paper Flowers

So Abby's all about the papel picado bunting (which was glorious in it's own right!), but for me? It's the paper flowers. As far as I'm concerned, they became the star of the show (apart from...

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DIY Papel Picado Bunting

For me, the prettiest part of our Mexican Fiesta was the Papel Picado bunting. It floated in the breeze and totally set the tone for our easy, effortless, totally inviting dinner. And believe it or not, it's not a hard project to tackle. Remember those paper snowflakes you used to make as a kid? It basically the same thing. But prettier! Tissue paper Masking tape Scotch tape...

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Neon DIY Striped Cake

I know that it's sort of killing you guys that we have yet to unveil the full Neon party but I just had to pay homage to all of the cuteness in the DIY projects that served as our foundation. Particularly, this ridiculously cute cake that even a novice baker could tackle with confidence. It's pink, it's sparkly and it has a little nod to the 80's which I sort of love. Boxed White Cake (or make your own with...

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Neon DIY Marshmallows

So we can't really take credit for this next little number. We originally spotted it over on Idle Wife and fell so in love with it that we sort of just stole it and plopped it right into our neon celebration, putting our own little striped spin on some of them. And if you're anything like us, you're going to do the exact same thing... Marshmallows (extra large) Paint Brush 4-5 Small...

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