Cake bunting is such a charming trend, but I wanted something just a little more elegant for my nautical wedding inspiration shoot.
A cake bunting featuring a monogram and natural materials like shells and sand was the perfect solution. Elegant and playful at the same time.
Using real shells and sand lent effortless, authentic elegance to my nautical wedding inspiration photo shoot.
I particularly loved how easily my shell-encrusted table numbers turned out.
It's time for more fun making party decorations with real leaves today!
I have absolutely no training as a florist, but I love working with real flowers, and have found that they're much more durable and forgiving than I originally thought.
As someone who has always had an affection for miniatures, I've always loved little cocktail umbrellas. I used to covet them. Collect them surreptitiously from adult's drinks. Hoard them and play with them until the delicate little cardboard spines eventually gave up. In short, I liked them. Still do. So when I started planning the Firefly themed birthday party, I knew I wanted to duplicate Kaylee's iconic parasol in miniature for the drinks.
My daughter wasn't sure she even wanted a pinata at her Firefly themed 10th birthday party initially. She thought she might be getting a little old for that kind of party activity. But when we were brainstorming ideas and came up with the concept of whacking a Reaver ship pinata, she was instantly on board. Now that would be a pinata with some cool-factor.
I had grand plans for this year's gingerbread house party. Alas, I ran out of time to do most of the things I wanted for the party, but we still all had a marvelous time, and that's what matters most! Pretty much the only things I managed to make for the party, besides the gingerbread houses, were the miniature wreaths out of real evergreens for the drink labels.
Fake Christmas garland has come a long way in recent years. A long way. I have it, I use it throughout my home. But sometimes I just want the real thing--fresh evergreen garland. There's nothing quite like it.
The best part about it? It's practically free to make.
Are you trying to figure out what to do for teacher gifts by the end of this week, too? I'm making these little guys: