4 Things Your Classically Romantic Wedding Absolutely Needs

March 21st, 2018 by Erin K. Martell

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A classic, romantic wedding celebrates your love story by combining time-honored traditions with the unique touches that make your relationship special. From fragrant bouquets to sparkling lanterns—read on for some ideas to plan a romantic wedding worthy of royaltyRead the rest of this entry »

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How to Be an Amazing Host

March 7th, 2018 by Erin K. Martell

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Everyone knows a good host should be gracious, kind, and well-prepared. The real question is: What are some of the little touches you can employ to elevate your hosting performance from good to amazing? Here are a few tips to take your host game to the next level. Read the rest of this entry »

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3 Ideas for a Super Fun Birthday Party

February 21st, 2018 by Erin K. Martell

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Your birthday only comes around once per year, so why not make the most of it? Many of us have fond childhood memories of moon bounces, face painting, laser tag and other classic birthday activities. But why should kids get to have all the fun? Many party themes can be applied to adult birthday gatherings as well. Read on for some ideas to help you plan your next birthday bash.

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How about a Hot Chocolate Bar?

February 7th, 2018 by Erin K. Martell

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With temperatures on the eastern seaboard of the U.S. plunging below freezing lately, there’s no better time to warm up with a hot chocolate bar. Plus, hot chocolate bars are surprisingly simple to set up!  Here’s how:

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How to Throw an Awesome Super Bowl Party

January 17th, 2018 by Erin K. Martell

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Friends, football, and food: with this combination, it’s hard not to have an incredible time on Super Bowl Sunday. Here’s a quick rundown of everything you need to throw an unforgettable Super Bowl party. Read the rest of this entry »

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4 Interesting Ways to Repurpose Pheasant Feathers

January 3rd, 2018 by Erin K. Martell

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Pheasant feather centerpieces are a popular choice for rustic weddings and winter events, and the end of your event doesn’t have to be the end of your experience with these long, willowy and beautifully-striped feathers. We’ve discussed creative uses for ostrich feathers and ways to reuse peacock feathers, so today we have some fun ideas for using your pheasant feathers after their initial mission is completed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Decorating for the Holiday Season with Style

December 20th, 2017 by Erin K. Martell

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What’s the best part of the holidays? Yes, friends, family, food and the spirit of giving are great, but most of all, we love the twinkle and sparkle of holiday decorations! This is the time of year when houses inside and outside turn into sea of lights and delights. Unfortunately, the magic doesn’t happen by itself. So whether you’re planning a big holiday bash, an intimate gathering or just decorating for yourself, get ready to get your warm and fuzzy on for a festive holiday! Read the rest of this entry »

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How to Choose the Best Invitations for Your Party

December 6th, 2017 by Erin K. Martell

You can’t have a successful event if your guests don’t know when and where to turn up! If you think of your save-the-date as a tap on the shoulder, the event invitation is the formal greeting. You can certainly choose whatever design calls out to you, but there are a few things to consider if you want the best experience for your guests.
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How To Make Your Event Glow with Candles

November 15th, 2017 by Erin K. Martell

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No addition to your décor offers quite as much class and versatility as candles.  In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world, candles evoke a sense of peace and warm feelings of yesteryear. Here are some ideas on how to incorporate them into your nuptials. Read the rest of this entry »

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Who’s Drinking What? How To Serve Drinks At Your Event

November 1st, 2017 by Erin K. Martell

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So, what’s everyone having? Alcohol can be a hot-button issue between hosts and guests. Because with different guests, come different perspectives around drinks at a party. Some folks think alcohol is an essential part of high-level celebrating. Others focus on the fun, friends, family aspect, and don’t necessarily care whether alcohol is available. First and foremost, the choice is yours–and your budget’s. And you can certainly use the beverage menu to set the tone, style and theme of your event.

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