Category: Cute Ideas

Outdoor Dining

Outdoor Dining

  Outdoor dinner parties are a signature of the warm weather seasons. It’s the feel of an outdoor cafe patio without leaving your home. I have yet to attend an outdoor party that I hated. There’s something about the fresh…

holi wedding ideas

Festival of Colors

Photography by Benj Haisch via Green Wedding Shoes. Participating in the Festival of Colors is on my bucket list. It’s a celebration of the changing of seasons, as winter gives way to spring. Also known as Holi, the celebration centers…

A Natural Table Setting

A Natural Table Setting

Photography by Rebekah Burder for Honeysuckle Life. We’re a casual couple, rarely getting out of jeans and t-shirts, and most of our friends are the same. While I appreciate all the lovely table settings you find on Pinterest, they’re just…

Love in Pig Form

Love in Pig Form

This is completely random but I thought I would share. Every February, as a child, I would see conversation hearts pop up on a random day on my mom’s vanity or counter. It wasn’t until I was about 15 that…

A Handmade Christmas

A Handmade Christmas

Photography by Stacy Richardson Photography. Mix equal parts Southern Living with Briarwood Presbyterian, throw in a talented calligrapher, stylist, and photographer, and you have one of the cutest open houses I’ve seen in a while. My favorite details? The artist’s…

Boo!

Boo!

Photography by Amanda Wright for Wit & Whistle. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas. The American trifecta of holidays. We may loudly express our annoyance at the retailers who rush these seasons, but I’m not one to complain about this. Start the holiday…

Uprising Cakes

Uprising Cakes

Miniature cupcake bar? Sign me up. The adorable setup is by Uprising Cakes here in Birmingham.

Host A Summer Block Party

Host A Summer Block Party

There are days when I really miss our 4th Ave family. It’s the apartment we lived in just before we moved to Nicaragua. It was this great combination of great people, some we’ve known for years, others for just a…

Grand Ole Flag

Grand Ole Flag

Fourth of July parties have always been my favorite. They’re the only time, outside of Christmas, that the entire country is celebrating at the same time for the same reason. From backyard barbecues to city sponsored fireworks displays, on urban…

Royal Jubilee Party Inspiration

Royal Jubilee Party Inspiration

Queen’s Jubilee Cupcake Toppers and Bunting by Paper Gravy Store. It’s Jubilee weekend in England, and while that might not mean much to us Americans, it’s a major holiday for our friendly Brits. In celebration, here’s a few last minute…

Gelato Love

Gelato Love

{photograpy by Edyta Szyszlo Photography, styling by Enjoy Events Co., via Ruffled Blog} {left image: Gelupo Gelato via Here Design; right image: Photographer Unknown via Pinterest} Gelato screams downtime and sunshine to me. Perhaps because I only eat it while visiting my…

Build Your Own Cupcake Station

Build Your Own Cupcake Station

{photography by Jennifer Young, styling by Enjoy Cupcakes and Green Wedding Shoes} Want an easy dessert idea? Make cupcakes and toppings the day before your big party, then set them out the day of and let guests build their own. Jen…

Build Your Own Picnic Basket

Build Your Own Picnic Basket

Photography by Nu Visions in Photography. Styling by Ashley Brooke Designs. Buffets are the easiest way to feed large numbers of guests. It’s such a standard that it’s hard to get creative. Which is why I love this make-your-own picnic reception found…

Making Your Party Pop

Making Your Party Pop

{photography by Love Me Sailor, styling by Bash, Please, via Ruffled} One of my favorite bloggers wrote once that whenever she entertained, she made sure to stop everything an hour before her guests arrive to shower, fix her hair, and release the stress…

Seating Ideas for Outdoor Parties

Seating Ideas for Outdoor Parties

Photography by Gem Photo, Caspix Photography, Unknown. Seating is one of the biggest constraints when planning an outdoor party. The typical household has one dining room table with four to six chairs. Patio furniture usually includes four seats, with plastic lawn furniture…

Outdoor Entertaining

Outdoor Entertaining

{Image: Lovely Indeed for The Sweetest Occasion} A little taste of the loveliness planned for next week!

H is for Hampers

H is for Hampers

These hampers from Harrod’s are filling me with inspiration today. After a weekend of crashing in spare bedrooms, I know they would make a great thank you gift for our hosts.

Hotel Room Parties

Hotel Room Parties

Image via Oh, Hello Friend. Danni, the writer of the lovely blog oh, hello friend, provides the best inspiration, and this hotel baby shower thrown for her friend proves that you can entertain (in style) while traveling. Don’t let a small…

The Gift of Flight

The Gift of Flight

We wanted to do something special for each of our families this year. Something more than a simple Christmas card or gift, to create a memory or experience that they would remember. After researching ideas online, we purchased several dozen…

Moustache Mugs

Moustache Mugs

Putting these magnificent moustache mugs on my list of possible hostess gifts. Perfect for ladies and gents.

Hot Chocolate Kit

Hot Chocolate Kit

I’m still on a hot chocolate kit kick (say that five times fast). They really do make the best presents. Lined with festive paper and wrapped with ribbon and a pretty tag, these kits add a little bit of spice to…

hot chocolate kits wedding favors

Hot Chocolate Kit Roundup

Hot chocolate kits are one of the easiest gifts to put together. Perfect for teachers (who needs another apple ornament?!) and neighbors, the kits are easy to put together, cost effective for bulk gifting, and something everyone appreciates. But how…

A Tall Cool Sip of Milkglass

A Tall Cool Sip of Milkglass

Photography by Emily Steffen. Floral by Studio Fleurette, via The Sweetest Occasion. Love these easy DIY floral ideas in red and white. Click here to see more at The Sweetest Occasion.

Celebrate Good Times

Celebrate Good Times

Photography by FS Photography, via Elizabeth Anne Designs. This “celebrate” bunting is perfect for any type of outdoor party. It would look perfect in a front yard or park, on a fence or porch. I know garlands are all over the…

With my Body, thee I worship

With my Body, thee I worship

{photography by Divine Light Photography, styling by unknown} One of the hardest parts of outdoor entertaining, or wedding planning, is containing a big space. This Miami couple created a “ceiling” for their outdoor wedding ceremony by draping white chiffon fabric…

Mason Jar Picnic

Mason Jar Picnic

{The Decorated Cookie via Black Eiffel} Shout-out to my sister for sending me this incredibly cute idea. Meals. In a Mason Jar. For a picnic. I’m sold. Jars filled with White Wine Sangria, Whoopie Pies, Basil Pesto Pasta, and Chickpea…

Blooming Strawberry Tea

Blooming Strawberry Tea

  A friend introduced me to blooming teas. They start as small hand tied balls of tea leaves. When you pour steaming water into the pot, they slowly bloom into this amazing work of art. This is the Strawberry Misaki…

Doily Jars

Doily Jars

{photography by Diana Elizabeth Photography, styling by la Ricki, via The Wedding Chicks} Cute cute cute doily wrapped jars with ranunculus and lace ribbon.

Paper Posies

Paper Posies

{photography by Katelyn James, bouquet by the bride, via United with Love} How cute is this little paper rose bouquet? They even included a tutorial. It would be perfect as a centerpiece or place marker for a girls’ brunch or…

Felt Heart Tea Tags

Felt Heart Tea Tags

Photography by Our Labor of Love. Event styling by Ashley Meaders. Found via Elizabeth Anne Designs. Some of you know that I started a wedding blog in 2007 with my best friend Ami. I quit the blog when we moved to Nicaragua,…

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