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DIY Mini Bunny Bag

This mini bunny bag is just perfect for little hands who can't quite get a grip on big, bulky Easter baskets, but are still eager to get in on the Easter treat fun. Sweet, soft, and oh-so-easy to customize to your heart's content, we promise your little bunny will be just as smitten with these as we are! Read on for our simple how-to and more adorable pics! Mini canvas totes Canvas...

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DIY Woodburned Gift Tags

For me, any gift is great if it's wrapped cute. I don't care if you're wrapping a jar of dirt. If it's got a cute piece of twine attached, well then, you've won my heart. Take your gifts a step further by attaching personalized wood-burned gift tags! They're color-blocked. And they're from Target. A winning combo if I ever saw one! xo Lexy Ward of PROPER color-blocked wooden gift tags (currently in the Target dollar spot!)...

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30 of the Best Party DIYs Ever

Once you spend more than a minute on this here blog, you'll get that we are serious about our parties. So much so that we have a crazy good collection of themes and food ideas...

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DIY Succulent Place Cards

I know you've seen succulents used as place card holders. They make excellent little stands for paper, but did you know you can write on the actual succulent? These are sturdy little plants and I put them to the typography test and it worked! Skip the paper, grab a marker, and go! xo Lexy of Proper assorted succulents bistro chalk markers baby wipe (for mistakes!) This is so easy. Simply write the name of each guest on a...

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DIY Painted Favor Bags

Valentine's treats are a must; maybe even more so than flowers. Try stuffing your chocolates, macarons and swedish fish in these favor bags made fab by The Shift Creative. Alexis is taking paint + paper and transforming it into the cutest hand-painted party bags we ever did see. Make these cuties a reality with the simple steps...

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DIY Football Field Tray

If you're hosting a Super Bowl gathering or even heading over to a friend's with munchies in tow, this DIY should be a part of your goodie bag of tricks. It's a glamorous version of an app display with a cute kitschy feel. Meet the DIY Football Field Tray. Your favorite lucite number will be a hit all dolled up for game day. For even more, catch our Puppy Bowl inspiration photographed by...

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DIY Fringed Letter Backdrop

Welcome to the most versatile party DIY you will ever meet. The Fringed Letter Backdrop isn't just for puppy bowls but it sure does look cute back-dropping its way through our version of a super bowl party. Imagine it at a birthday celebration, as a banner behind a well styled bar cart or just because in a nursery. It's the jack of all DIY trades and it's...

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DIY Herb Drink Stirrers with Pier 1 Imports

We've partnered with Pier 1 Imports to bring you a series of festive entertaining ideas perfect for the upcoming holidays. First up was...

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DIY Gold Pumpkin Place Cards

Whether you're hosting a spooky halloween soiree, a future Thanksgiving for the records, or an autumnal farm to table feast, there's one thing I know for certain: you need these gold pumpkin place cards. The best part? With a little guidance from Goldfinch Events & Design, they truly could not be easier. Mini pumpkins Gold spray paint...

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DIY Balloon Arch

So this project almost killed me. Literally. We got the idea from The House that Lars Built's amazing balloon arch right here, but tweaked it a bit to tower over a table full of little kids for our State Fair Birthday Party. This project is not for the faint of heart but if you follow the well...

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DIY Marquee Light-Up Cake Topper

When I told Jess - our in house DIY guru - that I wanted a cake topper that lit up like a state fair marquee for Audrey's Birthday, I expected her to tell me that I was nuts. Because why would you want a cord coming off your cake? But then I sent her a link to the cordless, battery operated, miniature LED lights and boom. An idea was born.

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DIY Photo Booth Props

As a wedding and party blogger, I've seen my fair share of photo booths. But for some reason, when it's your own kid and your kids cute friends, the idea just feels right. But we wanted to update our State Fair Photo Booth with some serious SMP style. So Jess crafted these adorable (and free downloadable!) prop templates. It's photobooth chic times ten. 8.5”x11” white cardstock...

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DIY Goldfish Soap Favors

So now we're breaking down all of the DIYS for our State Fair Birthday party. I have to admit, we found this idea on Pinterest. Obviously. But really. There couldn't be a cuter, more appropriate favor. Tiny bags of goldfish surrounded by clear glycerin soap made to look exactly like the kind of prize you might win at a state fair.

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DIY Succulent Place Cards

Whether you're throwing an elaborate gathering or a small dinner party with close friends, details that may feel minute are the key to a party's success. Linen napkins, real china and DIY place cards are examples of a few small touches that go a really long way.  Alyssa Rosenheck recently created these DIY succulent place cards that are too cute to handle. And at the end of the night, they doubled as favours...

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10 Creative Hostess Gift Ideas

While it isn't exactly a rule that you need to come bearing gifts when you're invited to an event, it is a nice gesture. And though a thank you note post-party does wonders, a bottle of wine is always appreciated. Better yet? Flex those crafting muscles, warm that oven, and let's get our hostess gifting on! Here are 10 of our very favorites that will more or less guarantee you a repeat invite.

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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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