After the preparations for Christmas celebrations it is now time to get ready for seeing in the new year. I am sure many of you will be getting together with friends and family to celebrate the end of 2010 and the start of 2011. Perhaps you have decided to host an impromptu party and are now looking for inspiration that can be created quickly yet offer that wow factor to make it appear that your party preparations have taken days. So here goes let's see if we can put together a party!!
I shared a link on Inspired Celebration's Facebook page for some fabulous New Years party printables from Love the Day. This stylish set of printables has been designed especially for the Operation Give Thanks project for Operation Shower, which is a non-profit organisation in the US, providing joyful baby showers for military families to ease the burden of deployment. Love The Day has designed this set of printables to help spread the word of the excellent work Operation Shower achieve. I only wish we had such a project here in the UK and will be investigating this idea further in 2011.
I am thrilled today to share with you this gorgeous wedding photographed by Fiona Kelly of Fiona Kelly Wedding Photography. Exactly three years to the day that they first met, Gary and Gayle shared their wedding day with six guests, making it a truly romantic and intimate celebration. Vows were exchanged at Merton Registry Office followed by a mini reception at The Treehouse pub in Croydon before the newlyweds jetted off mid afternoon to their fabulous safari honeymoon.
The details on this dress are delectable.
Winter greenery is perfect for floral displays and of course mistletoe is essential!
As the last posting date moves closer and the bad weather here in the UK affecting post and parcel deliveries I am sure many of are a little worried about receiving certain things in time for the big day. However there is one thing that you do not have to depend on the postal service delivering in time, printable party kits. I adore pattern, print and stationery and was very excited to discover these kits earlier this year. Many designers offer a range of designs for many occassions and some will even customise the design for you. The best thing about these kits though is that the designer send the files directly to your inbox, so all you have to do is print, cut out & stick. So for todays post I am going to share some fabulous festive printable party kits with you that can be emailed to you, so it doesn't matter where in the world the designer is, you will receive your kit very quickly!
I just wanted to share with you the cards I am sending to some of my lovely Twitter friends this year. Rachel Goodchild designs gorgeous giftwrap and greetings cards and has recently launched customisable e-cards on her website, just in time for the holidays.
I love the fact that you can put together your own e-cards using Rachels fabulous designs, choosing from different templates, fonts and messages, (or write your own), then send at the click of the mouse. Of course this saves hours queing at the Post Office and is also very environmentally friendly.
A years subscription gives you unlimited e-cards and with designs for many occassions, so you will never have an excuse for not sending a beautiful cards again. Now I'm off to send some more.
It's time to polish that silver cocktail shaker and find your Martini glasses from the back of the cupboard as the party season has arrived. I'm sure we all have a favourite cocktail or maybe you love experimenting with different flavours. My favourite is a Vodka Martini but I would love you to share your favourite recipes! So if you are planning a cocktail party or attending one here are some gorgeous finds to help that party go with bang.
I'm a huge fan of these coaster invitations from Aliroo.
They make more of an occasion of a drinks party at home.
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