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
Posted by Rae Lynn on 7/23/2014
Looking for a cool solution for backyard entertaining this summer? Why not host a themed pool party for a little fun in the sun!
Here are some adult pool party ideas on how to create the perfect get together in 5-1/2 steps that will put you and your guests at ease, knowing you've attended to every detail.
Details on adult pool party:
- Food Ideas
- Drink Ideas
- Decoration Ideas
|The majestic lighthouse is an attractive addition to any sailing or nautical decorating scheme. Whether a maritime party, wedding or home decor, the iconic shape and unique patterns are instantly recognizable as fitting for the occasion.|
I've included my decorating ideas for the:
- Food & Serving Table
- Dinner Table & Centerpiece
- Party Area & Bathroom
Shhh...It’s A Surprise!
Here are five baby shower theme ideas that will give your party planning skills a chance to shine. Impress your mommy-to-be guest of honor by marching right along with plans for a beautiful event.
- Nautical Theme Baby Shower
- Garden Party Theme Baby Shower
- Western Theme Baby Shower
- Pink Flamingo Theme Baby Shower
- Under the Sea Theme Baby Shower
Posted by Rae Lynn on 7/1/2014
Decade parties are a great way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries or commemorations of an event or date. Guests love dressing up for “the look” of the period; just add nostalgic playlists, decorations, food and drinks to create a memorable occasion.
And to get your creative juices flowing, we've dug up the party-friendly highlights in trends, fads, icons, music, TV, movies, people and fashion:
- Roaring 20s Theme Party Ideas
- Dirty 30s Theme Party Ideas
- Fabulous 40s Theme Party Ideas
- Nifty 50s Theme Party Ideas
- Swingin' 60s Theme Party Ideas
- Super 70s Theme Party Ideas
- Big 80s Theme Party Ideas
- Grungy 90s Theme Party Ideas
Whether or not you have plans to set sail for foreign lands, take your friends and family on an international trip with all the comforts of home with these Around the World party ideas.
Feature tastes, iconic images, sounds, and even fashion from around the globe for a fun evening celebrating new and novel places. We've included details on:
- The Theme
- The Guest List
- The Plan
- The Dress
- International Holidays
Posted by Rae Lynn on 6/18/2014
Beautiful summer days are a perfect opportunity to entertain outdoors. Here are a few outdoor party setup ideas I keep in mind to organize the layout and prioritize preparations and decorations.
Although you can apply most indoor party planning techniques to an outdoor event, you do need to make special consideration for:
- Party Area Zones
- Food service
Posted by Rae Lynn on 6/11/2014
Make your Independence Day a little more special and memorable with some of these cute 4th of July food ideas and recipes. For cocktail bites or a backyard buffet,
your guests will adore the small extra effort to make your event a lot more fun!
We've included 5 simple patriotic recipes:
- Watermelon & Provolone Stars
- Cherry Pepper Poppers
- Patriotic Berry Cups
Star-Spangled Sausage Bites
- Red, White, & Blue Trifle Sparkler
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