I love things that are reusable. But sometimes things get damaged. Whether your party gets a bit raucous or just moving them from party to party, you inevitably lose great party decor. What I love about theses placemats is that they are reusable but also inexpensive enough ($1.95 each!) that if one does get damaged, you could totally replace it without feeling like you can’t go on that family vacation you have been dreaming of. While these placemats are sweetly doily-like, the fun colors (blue, black and pink) and the textured vinyl makes them so much cooler. I love that you could work these in to any kind of theme party and really make the decor stand out. But at the same time, blend in…Does that only make sense in my head? I picture a hot pink tablecloth with several of the black placemats lined up end to end to create a runner down the center of the table. Totally dramatic. Or use the pink mats on pink tablecloth to create interest but not draw attention away from something like a centerpiece. I’m also picturing these strung together sort of like an over sized Mexican prayer flag. I really need to put these on my Christmas list. What do you think, 10 of each color? Available through Patinashops.com.
A while back I mentioned that I had to throw a bachelorette party for a friend of mine, Lisa. You may remember that I also helped with the shower (along with the bride’s fabulous sister, Kelly – who pleasantly surprised me with her party planning skills!!). After using Paper and Cake for the shower (see shower post here, I haven’t gotten around to posting it on here yet…) I knew that I wanted to use them again. Their bachelorette party downloadable tablescape was perfect for the upcoming event. Classy, yet fun and classic, but modern at the same time, just like the bride-to-be. So I ordered it and couldn’t wait to put the party together. And then, I realized that I couldn’t attend the party!!!! So sad! So I passed along the tablescape to Kelly and she put the entire party together herself. It turned out great! First the girls started off at the spa for a day of relaxation and sunning (complete with private cabana – not too shabby). Then they dressed up (as requested by the bride) and had a nice dinner at a local restaurant. From the photos you can see the great designs created by Paper and Cake. Kelly embellished the tiara with feathers and rhinestones and used it to decorate the cabana as well as their dinner table. If you haven’t used the Paper and Cake downloads, what are you waiting for? They are super easy to use and look amazing!!!! Lisa is getting married this Friday and I can’t wait. I have known Lisa since she was born and I am super excited to share her special day with her!!!! Kelly did an amazing job hosting her sister’s shower and bachelorette party and know she will make the most amazing matron of honor ever!!!! Now, what should we use to decorate the wedding car…:)
Happy Monday readers!!! I hope you all had a great weekend. My husband and I got our first date night in soooooo long!!! We had a great dinner at Mastro’s and saw an awesome band, Dinosaur Jr., play. But I am much to old to stay out so late and wouldn’t you know, I’ll be trying to make up that lost sleep the rest of this week. Which is crazy because that was supposed to be our night to make up sleep that the baby is stealing from us…We didn’t plan that too well. I also want to apologize for our sporadic posts. A’s computer is broke as a joke (and I am pretty sure that her son, N, had nothing to do with it this time). So this leaves me to post. Which is fine, I love to do it. But of course this comes at a time when my sons are really in need of my attention. So as much as I love to post, that has to take a back seat. So bear with us and we hope to be back in the swing of things again soon.
Sorry for the late post today but I am BUSY!!! And tired. I’m highly irrational sometimes (what!!! you!!!! NO! I don’t believe it) and last night it was in full effect. You see, my house was making too much noise. It was thumping and creaking, which I know houses do, but never this much for this long. So I started running the evacuation drills in my head. Which kid do I get first? I really should have a bag ready to go, but what is going to go in it? And then I felt it. The tiniest earthquake that you ever did feel. And I HATE earthquakes. So of course, I jumped up and went to check on the babies. And woke my husband up (but he really doesn’t wake up so I didn’t get the comforting that I was seeking). And of course, I got back in bed and tried to mentally prepare myself for THE big one. It was inevitable. Only a matter of time. And then the creaking of my house slowing went away. And finally, I was able to fall asleep. I feel better getting that out. Thank you all for being my silent therapists and letting me perch on your insanity couch for a minute.
I am so pleased to see A back on the blogging front as I am still super busy!!! I have a bridal shower this weekend and then I will have a ton more free time. I have a zillion posts planned to recap the rock star party and those are taking FOREVER! But I saw these great fork candle holders by, who else but Fred and Friends over on Droolicious and had to share. You may think, Gee S, can’t you come up with an original post instead of stealing all of their great finds. Well, you see friend, I am still up in the middle of the night sometimes, and read them religiously. And they just always have the greatest stuff!! So, bear with me. I’ll get back to being original shortly. Anyway, the candle holders really do work as forks as well, killing two birds with one stone and are dishwasher safe. Love that. The candles/forks are available at Amazon for $6.00 for 12. I think these may help keep errant spit off the cake from the candle blow out…at least I would like to believe that…