Saturday, January 31, 2009

DIY: Bridesmaids Cards

It's an honor to be chosen as a Maid of Honor or Bridesmaid. Make your girls feel extra special by crafting a handmade card asking them to be your bridesmaid. They'll be moved by your DIY gesture. Here are my DIY bridesmaids cards I sent to my girls.

Folded to resemble a dress

Removable Sash

DIY Envelopes with a special note

Friday, January 30, 2009

Kick up your football party....

Are you ready for some Football? If not quite yet, here are a few things that will kick up your Superbowl party.

Start with a Vinyl grass table cover

A Superbowl party isn't a party without beer. Keep them cool with these
Artificial Turf Football Can Insulators

Inflatable Cooler

And for the ladies...Can you resist chocolate covered strawberries? How about Football Berries?

Cute Clean up with personalized napkins

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thoughts of warmer days to come.....

I'm so glad the sun is out to melt the snow( shhh..and so I wouldn't have to help my husband shovel)and ice here in the Northeast. I'm having thoughts of warmer days to come. We just have to get through February to actually enjoy the sunshine. Until then, how about bringing the warmth of spring indoors. I found a cute idea for a kids garden party or shower. The ladybug invitation is too cute. Check out Coolest Party Ideas for more pics.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

TAG: I'm it!

I've been tagged by Sony from Bridal Bliss so I"m abiding by the Rules...

1) Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design
2) Show the 7 winners names and links on your blog, and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with "Honest Scrap." Well, there's no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon :)
3) List at least 10 honest things about yourself

So here it is, 10 things about me.....

1. I’m obsessed with dinner ware, glassware, serve ware, and anything you can serve food and drinks on or in.
2. I love to cook and enjoy eating my own food
3. I thought my husband was weird when we first met, because he laughed at his own jokes. I’m now use to it.
4. I sometimes go to sleep to the sounds of the ocean or rain on my hometics alarm clock.
5. I hated turtlenecks when I was a little girl, so I cut the necks off of them.
6. I’m a hoarder; I can’t help but to save shopping bags so I can reuse them. I also try to get more than one use from my paper towels, you know your and wash them right? That’s if they are strong enough. If I dry dishes with them, I would use it again to clean my counter top. Hey, it’s a way to go green too!
7. I still can’t believe that my metabolism actually had the nerve to slowed down.
8. I am a reality show junkie.
9. I’m not only a fete fanatic, but also a shoe, handbag, clothes, and just about anything you can use to dress yourself up in, fanatic.
10. I think my mom is a wise woman and always has the right answers when it comes to relationships.

Now, I am tagging....

Cornerstone Events
Glitz and Glamour Events
Sweet Soirees
African American Brides
Your Champagne Wishes
Pink Tea Rose Events

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

More Event Pics

More yummy treats

L'arte Del Gelato

One Girl Cookies

The day ended with a fashion show featuring gowns from designer boutiques
Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier, Temperly London, and Gabriella New York Bridal Salon to name a few.

Mark Ingram and I

The Little black dress now has a counterpart, Amsale-The little white Dress...

The Wedding party continued...

Victoria Secret had a fragrant, sultry room set up.

Here you were able to choose from a variety of fragrances to create your personal scent. The only retail store that allows for this amenity is in NYC, Lexinton Ave store.

These ice vases made a spectacular presentation by Okamoto Studio

Beautiful Blooms from various florists and Tablescapes from Classic Party Rentals

Who knew Saran wrap inside of a vase can look so good.

Monday, January 26, 2009

The Wedding Party

Last Saturday I attended the Wedding Party at the New York Palace Hotel hosted by The Wedding Library and Elegant Bride. And oh what a party it was. My day began at 10am, and concluded at 4pm. Sounds like a long day, huh? But honestly, it didn’t feel long at all. It was very informative and truly an amazing experience that stimulated all of your senses with tasty treats, aromas, Band Showcase, a vast variety of textural bloom, and just all around eye candy! Follow me as I take you through my day at a Fabulous Wedding Party.

The morning started off with an introduction from The Wedding Library and Elegant Bride editor in chief Antonia van der Meet and guest speakers, fashion designer Lela Rose and event designer Colin Cowie.

Next I toured a ton of gorgeous vendor Showcases. Take a look...

One room was filled with an array of Lisa Hoffman of Cici New York beautiful luxury couture stationary.

There were a variety of Stationary Vendors with pretty designs..

Tasty Treats
How cute are these mini fondue bread bowls?

The Naked Salmon Bar

I had the pleasure of meeting Amy Atlas of Amy Atlas Events. I didn't expect any less, her desert table was stunning as usual. And the chocolate coconut cupcakes were yummy!

Lots more eye candy to come....

Friday, January 23, 2009

Foodie Friday: Football Food

Anyone having a superbowl party? Here are a few ideas for football food!

Mini Crestent Dogs

Homeade soft pretzels with dipping sauces


Mojito Jell-O Shots with White Rum and Fresh Mint

How cute are these Cookies?

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Wedding Party

This Saturday The Wedding Library and others are sponsering a Wedding Party that you shouldn't miss! Check out what they'll have going on. I certainly want to hear what Colin
Cowie has to say, I want to see the latest wedding fashions, I want to be in the know, don't you? Purchase your tickets now! Get 2 for 1 tickets when you use code Bringaguest !

Saturday, January 24, 2009

The New York Palace Hotel
455 Madison Avenue at 50th Street
New York City


10:00-12:00 - Celebrity Wedding Speakers
• Style Guru Colin Cowie
• Fashion Designer Lela Rose
• Elegant Bride Editor-in-Chief Antonia van der Meer
• Claudia Hanlin & Jennifer Zabinski of The Wedding Library

Get an insider’s peek into top celebrity planner Colin Cowie’s most extravagant weddings. Meet fashion designer Lela Rose. Learn the hottest tips of the trade, straight from the pages of Elegant Bride. Hear how to make it all work for your wedding with the Wedding Library.

Wedding stylists to the stars will speak throughout the day on how you can adapt the freshest new bridal trends for your own wedding.

12:00-3:00pm - Experience the Vendors
Experience over a dozen mini-wedding environments. Taste wedding treats, try on spectacular jewels, view photography, hear live band showcases and stop to smell the roses presented by our hand-picked, top notch vendors.

Over 75 exclusive vendors will bring their services to you in this hands-on, real-time planning event.

View all the top bridesmaid lines fresh off the runway
Taste sample wedding cakes
See striking tabletop displays and stunning wedding themes
Get great tips from our stationers – and even consult privately on your wedding invitation
Experience the sweetest wedding favors, from treat tables to photo booths
Hear live band showcases from NYC’s favorites
3:00-4:00pm - Straight From the Catwalk
Top bridal designers will showcase their most popular gowns in a show to rival all others! See Spring Collections and fashion favorites from the editors of Elegant Bride. Get a firsthand glimpse of the top styles twirling down the runway—just for you! Along with breathtaking bridal gowns, our models will show you the latest array of bridsmaids’ fashions. So you’ll have a chance to envision the perfect colors, styles and fabrics for you and your maids – all from designers you love.

Great Gift Bag
Need we say more? The Wedding Party vendors and sponsors will send you off with a wonderful assortment of gifts you’re not likely to forget.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I'm feeling the LUV! Blog LUV Award!!

Oh what a day! It's the Inauguration of our 44th President, and I've been nominated for a Blog LUV award! Oh what a day! Thanks for the LUV, Chris of Celebrations @ Home!!
I'm returning and sharing the LUV....

Honorees please follow these instructions and share the LUV!
1. Put the logo on your blog or post. (You can highlight the photo and text of this post and copy/paste wherever you need to...start your highlight from the bottom up to get the photo)
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show GREAT ATTITUDE and/or GRATITUDE
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received the award.

Here are my 10 picks:

1. Chris- right back at ya! Celebrations A Home

2. Swanky Tables

3. By Your Side Events

4. Glitz & Glamour Events

5. Setting the Mood

6. Opulent Creations Events

7. Little Shindigs

8. Le'Penn Designs

9. My Insanity

10.Elite Affairs

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Mascarade Ball Sweet 16

Since the sweet 16 party will be in March, and Mardi Gra is in Feb, why not take advantage of the Mardi Gra sale items at the party stores.

Include feathers in the invitations for extra flair


Masks are a must

Don't forget the Beads