Hosting a Favorite Things Party!

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Hosting a Favorite Things Party!

Last September, I hosted my first ever Favorite Things Party! I've been seeing these pop-up everywhere and wanted to experience one for myself - so what better way to do so than to host one (am I right??)!  I had so much fun planning and preparing for it - give me a reason to throw a party and I'm all over it. Since it was in-between summer and fall, I went with a non-seasonal theme, and to keep with my recent office makeover, I chose a similar palette - after all, anything Kate Spade is always my favorite! 

I created a display table with an assortment of cake stands and platters for everyone's favorite things to go on. I ended up adding more platters to accommodate all the amazing goodies! Seriously, these ladies got so creative with their items - there's some detailed pictures coming up below. 

I think I'm finally beginning to learn the art of re-purposing items! Being able to add little touches from my office decor was so convenient and made for great little details at the party. These fun little coasters are some of my favorite items in my office and they fit perfectly with the party theme!

Each guest got their own shopping bag, black and white stripes with a gold bow to stick to theme of course. They also received 3 tags each to label their favorite things. I loved how creative everyone got with their favorite things - there were so many awesome goodies laid out there it was hard to choose!  

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Here's a closer look at some of the decor and signs - all Kate Spade inspired of course!

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Thank you to all the amazing ladies who came out for my first Favorite Things Party! It was so much fun and I really hope we get to make it an annual tradition :)

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My Kate-Spade Inspired, Pink, Gold, Black & White Office

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My Kate-Spade Inspired, Pink, Gold, Black & White Office

It's no secret that I love all things pink! Even when I'm planning a wedding that has a completely neutral color-story or is filled with pretty hues of blue and gray, I need a little bit of pink in my creative space to keep me motivated and inspired! I've been working on sprucing up my office with colors and designs that I love and although I can't say it's completely done just yet, I love how it looks so far. I have my wonderful husband to thank for pushing me along to get it done and for his contagious enthusiasm in designing my feminine, Kate Spade-inspired workspace! He painted the room, put up with my pickiness on the right shade of white, helped with wall hangings, and cheered me on the whole way through as I painted, glued, stapled and bought everything gold that I laid my eyes on. This room came together thanks to some genius Ikea hacks that I learnt about on Pinterest (oh how I love Pinterest!) and many fabulous finds I collected over several trips to HomeGoods! I found a great fuchsia fabric at JoAnne's and we decided to repurpose some old canvas wall art that was sitting in storage. A few cans of gold spray paint, a lot of printable Etsy art and several hours of team work later, here we are. Here's a peek at my pink, gold, black and white dream office so far. I still need to find the perfect office chair, some cozy floor and window coverings, guests chairs and fill a bit more of the wall space in the room so stay tuned for a follow-up post in the near future!

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All That Glitters...10 of our Favorite Sparkly Wedding Ideas!

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All That Glitters...10 of our Favorite Sparkly Wedding Ideas!

No matter what your wedding theme, there's always room for a little sparkle in your day! Whether your style is vintage or modern, rustic or glam, bohemian or chic, or maybe a combination of those, adding a bit of glitter and glitz is still a wedding trend that we love and one that is honestly timeless! Take a look at these fabulous ideas on how to add a bit of gold to your wedding day:

1. There are so many gorgeous gold cakes out there these days! In fact, we may have to do a separate blog-post dedicated to gold cakes to share the ones we love. This modern black, white and gold cake channels some serious Kate Spade style. 

Via Brides

Via Brides

2. What can we say? We love all things Kate Spade, including these gorgeous pumps with gold glitter heels. We think it's the perfect amount of bridal sparkle! You can buy these stunner wedding shoes here!

3. We're obsessed with all the fun things that are happening with donuts these days. So why not add some sparkle to them while you're at it right?! These super-fun sparkly donuts are sprinkled with some edible gold dust that you can buy here for your next DIY project. 

4. If you're going to add some glitter to your wedding day, why not start with your invitations? Give your guests something sparkly to open up and they'll be highly unlikely to send their regrets! Your invitations set the tone and palette for your wedding so don't forget to make them as pretty as your special day promises to be! 

5. If you try this next DIY, we want to see pics! How fabulous would this glittery sequin heart look as a backdrop to your dessert table or your photo-booth?? We love it and want an excuse to try it out!

6. If you don't care for a lot of bling and want a couple subtle touches of gold, these gold painted vases and flutes are for you. You can arrange some beautiful fresh florals in them (as shown) or cluster them in various shapes and sizes as a gorgeous centerpiece or display. They would be great as table number holders as well! 

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7. Even feathers look good in gold! What a great idea for escort cards and we've seen them dazzle as place-cards, decor on the cake table and as part of a place setting to add a "wow" factor. You could also add some to your floral arrangements or attach one to your guest book pen! The options are endless and this is a great DIY project that won't break your bank. You can buy the feathers here and follow the DIY instructions found here

8. We couldn't resist adding another pretty gold cake to the collection. Those sequin layers have us swooning and that sparkly cake topper complements this five tiered beauty so well! 

9. Want to send your guests home with some pretty favors? Dress-up your favor box or bag with gold or glitter. Have them custom-made or make it a DIY project with the help of a gold paint pen and a friend with good penmanship! 

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10. You don't need to be planning a wedding to try these out! Decorate your home office, a bridal shower or dinner table with some of these DIY gold glitter champagne bottles that promise to bring plenty of sparkle to the party.

via Brit + Co

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