Yes, I know that the holidays are officially over but there’s never a time limit for event design. Over the holidays I had the opportunity to share holiday tablescape ideas with the viewers of “Montage.”
Per their website “Montage is a television program dedicated to all things lifestyle-based. From transforming a fashion fit and creating the perfect make-up look, to concocting new food and drink recipes and DIY projects, Montage gives you tips and tricks on how to upgrade your lifestyle. Montage segments are ever-changing and always highlight unique and non-traditional ways to do almost anything. A half-hour show for young men and women ages 18-34 who appreciate entertainment, inspiration, creativity, and a fun way of life.”
You all know that I love the untraditional! Without further adieu, here’s the link to the episode. My segment starts at the 8:45 mark. http://www.redelynngroup.com/season-2-episodes.
One trend that I love is using paper flowers for event decor. Now before you start giving me strange looks, I am not talking about the flowers that you made in art class in grade school. I’m referring to beautiful works of art that are crafted with detail and precision! Most people have seen arrays of paper flowers on blogs and design shops, but may still question why they may consider using them in their events. Well, I am going to provide you with five benefits of using paper florals that you may have not considered!
1. Paper Flowers Contribute To A Green Lifestyle (Recycle)
2. The Color Possibilities Are Endless!
3. They Will Almost Last Forever- No Wilting!
4. They May Be Less Expensive Than Real Flowers
5. They Can Be Simply BEAUTIFUL!
For some parents, planning their child’s birthday or holiday party can be a stressful fete. From trying to determine how many guests to invite, what food to serve and how to decorate your party space- planning the party can sometimes prove to be more of a chore than a fun task.
I am going to share some tips with you on how to plan a stress-free party for your child. Hopefully it will make the planning process smoother and fun for both you and your child!
1. Start by asking your child what theme he/she would like for their party. This will make choosing colors and decor so much easier.
2. Keep guest list small. The smaller the group of children present, the less chaotic and more fun the party will be for your child and their guests.
3. Budget wisely for decor. If budget is a concern, utilize your decor budget towards the table. The table is the main focal point of the party. The other event space can be accented with balloons, streamers or signage.
4. Keep it active! Activities are a must for children’s parties. Games, arts & crafts and even food decorating activities are forms of enjoyment for young party guests.
5. Craft your favors! Instead of spending a lot of money on party favors, have one of your activities consist of making a craft that will also serve as a party favor.
6. Keep the food simple! Let’s face it, kids have simple taste in food. Do not get caught up in our adult preferences that you overspend on food that the children will pick over or not indulge in at all!
7. Use local public spaces for your party. If you are worried about cleanup of your residence after a party, you may want to consider having your child’s party at a local park or toy library. This is an inexpensive alternative that also provides more event space in most instances.
These are only the basic tips that can assist you in having an enjoyable planning experience for your child’s party. There may be other things to consider depending upon the type of party or theme. You should have a great event with these tips, and if your comfort level is still not at ease- hire a planner to make it memorable for you!
According to a Roman tradition, the wedding ring is worn on the left hand ring finger because the Romans believed that there is a vein in the finger, referred to as the ‘Vena Amoris’ or the ‘Vein of Love’ said to be directly connected to the heart.
Scientist have proven this Roman ideology to be incorrect.