Combine the intrigue of the ocean depths with whimsical sea creatures to establish a unique and fun setting for a house or cocktail party.
An underwater ocean theme offers endless options for decorating, food and drinks. Here are some of my favorite decorating ideas:
People love wintertime parties, because everyone is looking for something to do. And, with the holidays over and social calendars less crowded, it is much easier to create a nice, cozy event that is memorable.
We've put together 5 winter party theme ideas for 2015 to get your creative juices flowing. But, here is list of dates for quick reference when planning your wintertime events:
- College Football Championship, Monday, January 12th
- Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 19th
- Super Bowl, Sunday, February 1st
- Groundhog Day/Candlemas, Monday, February 2nd
- Valentine's Day, Saturday, February 14th
- President's Day, Monday, February 16th
- Mardi Gras, Tuesday, February 17th
- St. Patrick's Day, Tuesday, March 17th
- March Equinox, Friday, March 20th
Quadruple the thrill and anticipation of this momentous annual occasion by toasting our fellow American and world citizens as the New Year arrives in each time zone. And, what better way than with food and drink?
Serve a cocktail and hors d’oeuvre from each region to ring in the New Year for that time zone. The possibilities are endless, but here are appetizer and drink suggestions for each zone to get you started.
To coordinate your party with midnight in each time zone, we've put together a table to see who is ringing in the New Year for each hour of your party.
Whether you're planning a gathering for a college bowl game, NFL playoff or the super bowl these football themed party ideas are a winning combination.
Assemble the ranks of fellow football fans bedecked in spirited attire to talk smack and root for the home team, then raise the bar by with fondue and tapas-style selections. Everyone will be focused on the game, but win or lose, a great-tasting menu brings comfort to the soul.
I’m a fan of enhancing party themes with cute hors d'oeuvres and artful appetizer arrangements. Not only do guests love them, but they go a long way in making your events engaging and memorable.
So, I've put together some of my favorite fall food and autumn appetizers for your Thanksgiving holiday, including:
- "Pumpkin" Cheeseballs
- Veggie Turkey
- Sparkling Cranberry Brie Bites
- Fruit Skewer Turkey
- Acorn Candy
- Turkey Spinach-Artichoke Dip in a Gourd
- Gourmet Popcorn Stuffed "Turkey"
Concept: Country Hoedown
Reference: Think...farmer’s market meets backyard fall festival
Party Title: Country Harvest Hoedown
- Music & Dancing
Posted by Rae Lynn on 11/4/2014
Whether for a birthday or in honor of International Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day, take a gander at some suggestions for decking out your party area in elevated pirate fashion. I've also included rum recipes and links to pirate themed appetizers that will delight even the most hardened crew.
Here's an overview:
- Pirate party decorating ideas
- Front entrance & foyer
- Party area
- Dinner & serving tables
- Bar & back porch
- Guest bathroom
- Pirate-themed wearables
- Cute pirate party food ideas
- Rum drinks for a pirate party
Posted by Rae Lynn on 10/21/2014
Halloween is one of the most delightful holidays of year because it not only makes dressing up in outrageous or goofy costumes socially acceptable, but enthusiastically encouraged, even for grown folks.
Naturally, I like to squeeze as much mischievous madness as tastefully possible out of my big Halloween fling. If you are anything like me, you know that the best parties are the most memorable parties, and the most memorable parties incorporate unique themes that elevate the occasion above the average level of fun.
I've listed five easy adult Halloween party ideas, around which you can organize everything else to add just the right Halloween twist.
We've comprised the best college football traditions, rivalries, history, nicknames, mascots, colors and fight songs of 8 top American universities including:
- University of Nebraska
- University of North Carolina
- University of Oklahoma
- Texas A&M University
- Texas Tech University
- University of Virginia
- Virginia Tech University
- West Virginia University
Whether you are planning a nautical theme party or enhancing your home decor, I've put together some of my favorite DIY beach decor and nautical do-it-yourself projects and ideas for tasteful accents that are sure to please. Specifically, these DIY projects:
- Hanging Decorations
- Life Ring Door Wreath
- Painted Nautical Signal Flags
- Mod-Podge Nautical Cutouts on Canvas
- Starfish Wall Dangle
- Sisal-Wrapped Porthole Mirror
- Nautical Napkin Rings
- Nautical Drinking Cups
- Nautical Coasters
- Tabletop Accents
- Decorative Wrapped Candles
- Sand & Shell Layered Vase
- How to Tie a Monkey’s Fist Knot
- Beachy Wine Bottles
- Nautical Displays
- Faux Pier Pilings
- Seashell Mantel Display
We've comprised the best college football traditions, rivalries, history, nicknames, mascots, colors and fight songs of 10 top southern universities including:
- University of Arkansas
- Auburn University
- Clemson University
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- University of Kentucky
- University of Mississippi
- Mississippi State University
- University of Missouri
- University of South Carolina
- University of Texas
Whether you are gearing up for Mexican Independence Day on September 16th or planning a special Mexican Fiesta for your favorite crowd, these easy DIY party decorations are sure to get your creative juices flowing.
There’s nothing I love more than creating the perfect decorative details to delight my party guests and make the occasion even more memorable. I've gathered a few of my favorite ideas that I hope you’ll enjoy that are both low-budget and simple to make:
- Hanging/Wall Decorations
- Mexican Chili Pepper Pom
- Geometric Paper Garland
- Napkin Flowers
- Floral Ball
- Papier Mache Maracas
- Mini Maracas
- Gilded Pinata
- Mini Pinatas
- Authentic Pinata
- Table Decorations
- Cactus Centerpiece
- Tissue-Paper Fringe
- Pepper Candles
- Decorated Sombrero Chip Service
- Sombrero Placecard Holders
With just a little bit of time and inexpensive crafting supplies, these tasteful DIY country decor ideas & do-it-yourself rustic western decorations are as attractive as they are unique.
Find step-by-step instructions for:
- Mason Jar Project Ideas
- Country Western Signage Ideas
- Horseshoe Project Ideas
- Western Themed Photo Booth
- Rustic Serving Table Ideas
Posted by Rae Lynn on 8/11/2014
Extend your decorating details to the hors d'oeuvres you serve with my collection of pink flamingo theme party food ideas and recipes.
In addition to pink appetizers, I've included some unique options featuring flamingos.
Featured pink flamingo party food ideas & recipes:
- Pink Flamingo Fruit Tray
- Pink Flamingo Shrimp
- Pink Flamingo Bites
- Perfectly Pink Deviled Eggs
- Watermelon Feta Flamingo Salad
- Pistachio Chevre Balls
Show your friends that you've got “fabulous” covered when it comes to party planning and decorating by hosting a fun Pink Flamingo themed event.
Their gawky grace has endeared generations as lawn and garden ornaments, but this fresh new take on the classic theme will have guests flocking to your place for some retro-chic summer fun.
This Flamingo Party Decorating Walk-through includes suggestions for indoor and outdoor party spaces to maximize enjoyment.
- Front Walkway/Porch
- Party Area
- Bar/Back Porch
- Dinner/Serving Tables
- Guest Bathroom
- Just for Fun Wearables
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