With winter in full spring, we wanted to lift your spirits with a bold and exciting wedding palette. The Wedding Fiesta. This palette start out with bold red and tangerine, accompanied by rose gold and light pink. This palette is perfect for bride who loves excitement and knows how to party! Don’t be afraid to choose a bold palette for your event–there’s no such thing as too much color! Just make sure you have the color in the right places. Stick to traditional colors for your gown, but dress up your up-do with colorful florals. Use our coasters, stir sticks, striped straws, and straw flags to add some color to your cocktails and bar. Use our colorful napkins to dress up your dessert table with gold foil for a bold, yet elegant statement.
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SOURCES: Brit+CoStyleMePrettyPaper and LaceBurnettes BoardsB. Lovely100 Layer Cake (Stir Sticks and Napkins can be replicated at ForYourParty.com,  Cocktail napkins, coasters, striped straws and straw tags can be customized for your event at ForYourParty.com

Pop the bubbly! This 1920′s Gatsby themed wedding is everything you’d expect it to be. The champagne bar, the jazz musicians, the table decor: all the elements of the this wedding scream Gatsby.

Jennifer & Daniel’s photographer, Michele Beckwith, had some kind words about the day:

To showcase their beautiful city, the couple wanted to pick a venue close to their neighborhood. Influenced by her love of F. Scott Fitzgerald books, the fabric of her current garment bag line (JenDarling Bags) and her engagement ring, a Gatsby inspired wedding with a modern twist was a natural choice. The historic General’s Residence at Fort Mason was an ideal location. With its lush green lawns, rich history and spectacular bay views, they knew it would be the perfect backdrop for a romantic evening reception.”

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Jen and her bridesmaids spent the morning getting ready at the classically beautiful Huntington Hotel. It is the same hotel where the couple went for celebratory drinks the night they got engaged. Ironically enough, they had been out earlier that evening attending a friend’s 1920′s themed soiree.”

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Jennifer and Daniel use our Luxe Soft Black, Luxe Crystal White, and Mint Cocktail napkins with Shiny Gold foil. They added a subtle touch of personalization to the day.

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The napkins were imprinted with golden Fitzgerald literary quotes and were great conversation starters.”

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The tables were named after Fitzgerald novels/short stories and were marked with Julie’s meticulously hand written signs. The cocktail menu was also had lettered by Julie. It included classics like mint juleps, gentleman jays, French gimlets and a St. Germain cocktail.”

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You can find these adorable black striped straws on our website as well!

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The bride was very hand’s on and designed many of the wedding details herself. She enlisted the help of Julie Forsberg of Yonder Events to create the mini milk glass wedding favors that doubled as escort cards.”

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Photography: Michele Beckwith | Floral Design: blooming vase | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Invitations: Minted | Ceremony Venue: St. Mark’s Church | Reception Venue: the general’s residence at fort mason | Shoes: Valentino | Bridesmaids Dresses: Dessy After 6 Collection in African Violet | Catering: Schumann’s Four Season Catering | Hair: Hair by Missy | DJ: Big Fun Disc Jockeys | Favors: Beau-Coup | Grooms Attire: Black Tie Tuxedos | Coasters: Paper Source | Coordination: Gillian Shenon | Garment Bags and Clutches: Jendarling | Hand lettering and Signage: Julie Forsberg at Yonder Events | Headpiece: Twigs And Honey | Linens: La Tavola | Menus and Programs: Wedding Paper Divas | Napkins: For Your Party | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Save the Dates: Paperless Post | Veil: Jin Wang

If you’re anything like us, you love all things DIY. Which is why we want to show you some clever ways to dress up your envelopes, or even make your own! Since Valentine’s day is coming up, we thought this was especially appropriate. Hope you feel as inspired as we do after seeing all of these fantastic DIYs.

We’ll start out with these super easy DIY envelopes from heart-shaped pieces of paper (perfect for Valentine’s Day)!

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Or if you’re looking for an envelope that wows, try this simple, square envelope made from 4 circles. We think it’d add a lot of personality to gift cards or other small gifts.

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If making your own envelope seems too daunting, start small! Martha Stewart shows you how to add colorful trim to any envelopes you may already have lying around with just a few sharpies. How cute are these?

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Here’s another adorable take on personalizing your own envelopes–this time with Washi Tape! Use any colors or patterns that match the occasion!

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Another great option for those of you wanting to create your own envelopes: printable templates! These adorable polka dot doily inspired envelopes are perfect for adding a feminine touch to any of your letters.

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You have your groom, now you need your girls. Asking your girlfriends to be your bridesmaids or maid of honor is a daunting task, but don’t fret! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite, most creative, and adorable ideas (most of the DIY!) to ask your besties to be there for you through it all.

Here’s a lovely DIY bridesmaid box that is perfect to present to your lovely ladies. In this box from Style Me Pretty, the bride included personal notes to each bridesmaid, a wooden letter, swatches for the wedding palette, and other fun goodies. Have fun with it and personalize it with your own special touch.

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Consider making a goodie bag instead of a box! Once they see the array of Champagne, checklist, jewelry, and our foil stamped ‘Champagne is always the answer’ coasters, they’ll be just as excited as you are for your big day!

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Looking for something a little more innovative than a bag of goodies? Look no further! This balloon-pop idea is lovely, interactive way to ask your girls to be your bridesmaids. Deliver with a flower that fit the theme of your big day as an added nod to the occasion, as seen on Quiet Like Horses.
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Similar to the balloon popping idea, have your girls crack open your invitation with this Egg Note from Little Okins on Etsy.

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If you’re for something a little less messy, try these adorable scratch off cards from Inkling Paperie on Etsy.

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This backyard wedding is bursting full of love and life, combing a little glitz and glamour with the rustic, boho vibe of Santa Ynez. The bride herself, Tenley Erin Young, designed the day–from florals to lights–to perfectly suit her and her hubby, Parker’s, relationship.

Tenely says:

“Being a floral and event designer, I have the luxury of finding out what a my clients’ dream wedding looks like and taking it from there. But when I got engaged, the first thing I thought was, how on earth am I going to pick just one style?? There are so many incredible options, I knew I couldn’t pick just one – so I thought of everything that encompassed Parker and me and mashed up each of our styles into one big explosion of color and style.”

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Our styles are super eclectic so I wanted to incorporate vintage, americana, bohemian, and glam and did a combo of antique furniture, leather and sequin pillows and linens, animal prints, metallic paper lanterns, tinsel, and the brightest flower combos I could think of. I wanted the reception to feel like a giant party, so I went as loud as I could go in terms if color and design.”

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Our Teal Striped Straws paired beautifully with Parker and Tenley’s choice of mason jar cocktails.

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Using their custom geometric heart graphic, Parker and Tenley chose our Teal/Peacock Cocktail Napkins with Shiny gold foil as a bold statement for the cake and dessert table.

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The passion from every single person involved in our wedding is still beyond my comprehension. Up until the day of I kept thinking we should’ve just eloped. But as soon as I walked into our backyard and saw every single person we love and the whole vision come to life I knew that it was all worth it. I really wish we could do it all again.”

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Photography: Jillian Rose Photography | Videography: Thomas Flinchbaugh Videographers | Event Design: Tenley Erin Young | Floral Design: Tenley Erin Young | Cakes: Sweet Spils | Invitations: Tenley Erin Young | Ceremony: Santa Barbara Courthouse | Reception Venue: Our House In Solvang, CA | Bride’s Shoes: Joe’s Jeans | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Nordstrom | DJ: Elite Disc Jockeys | Groom’s Attire:Banana Republic | Groom’s Shoes: Cole Haan | Groomsmen’s Ties: Banana Republic | Bride’s Dress:Maggie Sottero | Bride’s Jewelry: Coast 2 Coast Collection | Candy: Candy Warehouse | Catering : Omni Catering | Chinese Lanterns & Decor: Tenley Erin Young | Coordination: Magnolia Event Design | Custom Napkins And Straws: For Your Party | Custom Stamps: Creatiate | Decanter Labels: Bad Leroy Creations | Flower Girl Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. | Geometric Heart Template: MW Ekster | Kids’ Shoes: Minnetonka Moccasins | Lighting And Chandeliers: Bella Vista Designs | Linens: La Tavola Linens | Make Up :Dreamcatcher Artistry | Paper: Paper Source | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Rentals: Sweet Beginnings| Rentals: Scout Rental Co. | Ringbearer/dog Bowties: The Splendid Bow | Signage: Sweet Carolina Collective | Trailer : Milk & Honey Farm | Transportation: Beach City Transportation | Wine: Proulx Winery

It’s that time of year again – dozens of football teams have battled it out to see who is the best until there are only two left. If you and your pals are diehard fans then you’ll probably be throwing a Super Bowl party to end the season with a bang. Here are the essential items for the best end-of-football-season bash:

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Decor
You’ll want to decorate your home so it is filled with various football motifs. You can hang a banner with the logo of your favorite team on the mantel and scatter inflatable footballs around the house. You can also decorate your pad in team colors. For example, many teams have two main hues - just showcase those tones in your custom coasters, napkins and other party items. We have customized tons of products specifically for these occasions! Just take a look at our Tailgate Party Pop-Up Shop! Customize our designs with your team pick!

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Don’t forget there are always millions of DIY ideas. Just look at all these football themed DIY decorations! These football paper chains from Snap Creativity are an easy way to add some excitement to your party!
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Refreshments
You don’t want to host a sit-down dinner because people won’t be able to watch the game. Instead offer finger foods like sliders, buffalo wings, cheese and crackers, and veggies with dip. If you’re feeling adventurous, try these Veggie Buffalo Bites that will be sure to liven up your guests taste buds. Get this and many more recipes from Brit + Co!

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Let your guests wash everything down with their favorite craft beer. But why serve it out of the bottle when you can create custom stadium cups with fun messages? Design them with a football motif and include fun sports trivia questions on each one. Then your guests can answer them during the commercial breaks. If you’re serving your own creative cocktails then you can label the drink with custom straw tags.

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For dessert, serve brownies shaped into mini footballs, like these from Betty Crocker. Use royal icing to draw laces on the oval treats.

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Hand your pals a brownie in a custom napkin. Write a football message or feature your projected Super Bowl winning team’s logo on each one.

Check out our wide assortment of personalized goods to make your party unique.

With winter wedding season in full swing, we wanted to provide you with some great ideas for DIY decor, favors, and accessories for your celebration! By adding a few handmade details to your favors or decor, your special day will feel even more personal to your guests.

Rosemary Wreathe Placecards from SpoonForkBacon.

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Raspberry and White Chocolate Gold Glitter Cake Pops from The Toasted Sprinkle.

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Birch Log Fire Light from Make Haus.

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Personalized Hot Chocolate Packets from ForYourParty.com!

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Gold Leaf Marshmallows from Make and Tell.

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This beautifully vintage Bel Air Estate Wedding is everything. Hayley and Jesse’s love shines throughout the entire day as they infuse a little piece of each other in every aspect of their wedding.

Hayley says: “The beautiful home where we chose to have our wedding is named Casa Contenta, and has been in my husband’s family since the 1940′s.”

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My mother lent me my great grandmother’s handkerchief for me to take down the aisle, and perhaps most impressively of all – my dear friend, Emma (who introduced my husband and I!) created every last flower arrangement (including the giant bouquets of peonies) for us as a gift.”

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On the day of our wedding, I surprised my husband with a vintage Porsche – what ultimately ended up being one of the most popular aspects of our wedding (hello photo opp)!”

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Hayley and Jesse used our white Cocktail Napkins with Shiny Gold foil for a classic, bold statement that matched the evening perfectly.

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Guests nibbled on garnachas and ceviche before sitting down to a three course meal followed by red velvet cake from Sweet & Saucy and cooling down from the dance floor with organic ice cream selections from Sweet Lucies.”

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Seeing all of our hard work and preparation come together was one of the great joys of my life. “

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Photography: Tyler Branch | Videography: Satellite Weddings | Floral Design: Emma Crowther | Wedding Dress: Inbal Dror | Brides Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: Chef Alejandro Ruiz Of Casa Oaxaca | Hair: Stacey Ho Of Meche Salon | Calligraphy: Calligraphy By Hillary | Lighting: Stage Labs | DJ: Andy Marlow Of Los Angeles DJ | Bouquet Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic | Brides Shortie Set: Plum Pretty Sugar | Custom Cocktail Napkins: For Your Party | Custom Slipcovers: Etsy The Slipcover Shop | Furniture Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Golf Cart Rental: Lou’s Golf Carts | Grooms Bow Tie: Monsieur Jean Yves | Guest Accommodations: Hotel Bel Air | Ice Cream Truck: Sweet Lucie’s | Invitation Suite: Lilly And Louise| Makeup: Artistry By Danika | Tabletop Rentals: La Pinata Party Rentals | Veil: Panache Bridal | Venue: Private Residence | Vintage Porsche Speedster: Black & White Car Rental | Vintage Rugs: Casa De Perrin | Wedding Cake: Sweet And Saucy

Potluck parties are supposed to be a stress-free way to share a meal with friends and family. However, without minimal preparation you could wind up with a dozen bottles of wine and no main dish. Take some tips from this party planning guide to host your most memorable shindig yet.

Theme
Choosing a theme for the evening will streamline the dinner so the drinks and dishes can match up nicely. A couple fun options are regional Italian cuisine or Thai food. If you want to go further into a concept, try focusing on one food like heirloom tomatoes. Everyone will have to feature the chosen item in their dish, which can prove to be a fun project that will bring out the creativity in your friends.

Invitations
Once the theme is planned, send out official customized invitations as a mood-setting reminder. Provide your email address so guests can RSVP and let you know what dish they will be bringing. Try using our save the date cards as invitations!

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Arrange courses
Once you hear back from everyone as to their contribution, you can organize the menu. Ask yourself if all your bases are covered. For instance, there should be an appetizer and a soup or salad. Next up are the entrees and side dishes. Most guests might opt to bring a side, which is fine as long as they all are different. To ensure you have a main dish covered, make one yourself and have a close trusted friend make an alternative protein or vegetarian option. Try this Creamy Summer Pasta Salad from Barefeet in the Kitchen.

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Beverages
Another fun task is to ask guests to bring a bottle of wine that pairs well with their dish. Or, in contrast, they could bring a non-alcoholic beverage. This way all your drinks are covered. However, it’s best to also have a few extra sodas and juices on hand.

Decorations
Since you won’t be in charge of making the whole meal, you’ll have free time and money to spend on decorations. Show guests how creative you are with customized coasters. You can design a full-color image or write a simple saying. Another decoration tip is to customize stir sticks. If you know ahead of time which drinks will be available, you can write the name of the cocktail on each stick.

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Another great product that we are able to offer now is our full bleed napkins. Our Luxe cocktail napkins with a full bleed are the perfect accessory to an appetizer table.

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Extra tips
Dishes should be ready to eat once the dinner starts. If everyone makes their item hours ahead of time, you could be stuck trying to reheat a bunch of food at one time. For extenuating circumstances, guests should let you know if something needs to be chilled or heated so you have time to prepare.

For an assortment of party favors, napkins, coasters and more, check out our customizable collection of decorations.

When planning for your winter wedding, it’s easy to focus all of your attention on the floral arrangements, table decor, and lighting. But you shouldn’t forget about dressing your groom! There are so many opportunities to dress your man in winter attire that makes a bold statement while keeping him warm. Tweed and heavy layers are big during the winter wedding season, as well as neutrals with pops of deep hues. Take some inspiration from these stylish gentlemen.

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