This gorgeous venue is bound to check everything off of your list. At The Barn at the Olde Homestead, this picturesque venue nestled on 100 acres in West Virginia offers more than 4,600 square feet of space full of unique architecture, with handsome posts and beams, and an open loft design. Continue reading "The Barn at Olde Homestead" »
How do you totally take a special event to the next level? That's easy; you make Madhatter Photo Booth a part of it! Continue reading "Remember the Night with Madhatter Photo Booth!" »
It's all about the theme, and this is a great one. Full of surprises that you can actually do, this Under The Sea-themed baby shower will delight all of your guests, especially the mom-to-be.
If you have some netting, you can tack it to a wall and fill it with balloons, draping some across the table. A great idea to make your table part of the decor is to put a colored tablecloth on the table, then a different colored tablecloth on top of the first colored tablecloth, which has been cut with a wave pattern at the bottom. Make sure to have the bottom layer still showing. You can repeat this method to get in all of the colors in your scheme.
On the table, decorate with shells, a treasure chest (even a glass jewelry box open with a string of pearls and a couple of shells will do the trick), and sea-inspired floral arrangements and centerpieces.
One nice touch is to mix Elmer’s glue with a couple of drops of food coloring (we recommend green, purple, and blue) and then paint it onto a glass item, like a candleholder or a hurricane glass. This will create a sea glass effect and make the piece a nice backdrop for the food or gift table.
Find a jug and put out brown paper for people to put a message in a bottle, a.k.a. advice for the new mom and dad. After they’ve written their advice, have them roll, then tie, the brown paper with some twine and put it in the jug.
Even the food can be part of the effect, and it's easy to do, too. Set out pretzel sticks and label it driftwood. Cut out fruit in star shapes and say it's starfish. Put out some carrots and call it crab legs. To really dazzle, whip up some shell-shaped macarons filled with vanilla icing. Put out a jar labeled dinglehoppers and fill it with forks and you're good to serve! To quench guests' thirst, make some Sea Water with 7 Up, pineapple juice, and food coloring.
Everyone wants pics of the new mommy and what better way to do it than with a DIY backdrop? Dip coffee filters in a turquoise colored paint and string them together. You'll need about 20 strands across. Hang them from the ceiling or tie it to a backdrop stand. An alternative is to take three different colored tablecloths (lavender, blue, and turquoise would be great) and cut them into strips, braiding them at the top, with about a foot hanging down. Let the rest hang. Just add props!
Tiny jars with little bath salts make the perfect party favor, as do mini bath bombs or a candle with a shell or corral attached.
This shower is all about the details and you can do it small with great effect, or really pull out all the stops in this under the sea adventure. Whichever way you go, it's sure to please.
One of the most important details that you have to get right at a special event is the DJ. You need to go with someone who knows the business, as well as how important this day is to you. They need to make it personal yet professional, up to date while playing a few hits from "back in the day," and they need to make your event the one everyone is talking about. It's a tall order, but Three J's Entertainment has got you covered. Continue reading "Member Spotlight: Three J's Entertainment" »
Simply put, an interfaith wedding is one in which both spouses profess different religions; this is also referred to as a mixed marriage. This is a blending of families, cultures, religions, and traditions all in one ceremony.
Planning an interfaith wedding can be joyous, but complex. Creating one unified family from two different viewpoints can be done, and done well. Things to consider before walking down the aisle might include these steps. Continue reading "What is an Interfaith Wedding?" »
Who says you can't walk down the aisle, wear a gorgeous gown, say "I Do" to the person you love, and celebrate with family and friends…twice? Continue reading ""I Do" Take 2: Planning a Vow Renewal" »
A fall harvest festival can be a great occasion with the right planning. Nestled in the fall setting, this event can take advantage of that perfect time of year when trees are bursting with color and everything pumpkin just makes sense.
These festivals work well with churches, schools, and other groups in the community and can be enjoyed by all ages for just about any budget. Here are some simple guidelines to make sure yours is a success. Continue reading "How to Plan a Fall Harvest Festival" »
Back in the day, you were happy to get those letters that spelled “Happy Birthday” on your cake while your friends sang, and then you played outside. Not anymore. Parties are way more fun, and way more themed. Here are some really fun party ideas you're going to want to do. Continue reading "Four Fun Party Ideas for Kids" »
There is hardly a more magical time to get married than the winter, particularly in areas replete with snow and cool temps where the majesty of the season really thrives. Pairing a magical event during a magical time can make for a memorable event. Here is a little help to get you started. Continue reading "2017 Winter Wedding Tips & Trends" »
It's not often that you get to use the words "elegant" and "affordable" together, but when you do…It's magic. STAR Limousines will help you make any occasion more memorable, relaxing, and enjoyable. Couple all of that with their customer service and you can see why they are the only professional choice for your special event. Continue reading "Make Magic Happen with STAR Limousines" »