Housewarming Party Ideas

We recently styled a tropical housewarming party using our brand-new, fabulous Cricut Explore Air 2!  Today, we are going to show you how we created this simple and chic pineapple inspired serving tray!   This project literally took less than 10 minutes and added a fun piece of decor not only to our party, but one that we are sure to use all summer long!

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Housewarming Party Ideas

You guys!  We are so excited to share our newest party with you today and are beyond thrilled to have partnered up with   Cricut for their recent #partywithcricut campaign!  We have always been in awe and obsessed with all the amazing crafts our fellow party peeps put together using their Cricuts and pretty much jumped for joy when this opportunity came about!  Seriously, from the moment we opened the box to our  Cricut Explore Air 2, we were in craft heaven!  And the best news, you have a chance to win your very own  Cricut Explore Air 2!  Make sure to read all the way through to the end of our post and enter to WIN!  So, grab a fruity cocktail, and find out how we put together this tropical housewarming party all with our new Cricut Explore Air 2

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Kate Spade Party Ideas

When we set out to create the perfect fashionable Bat Mitzvah, we knew that a Kate Spade theme would be both stylish and youthful! We partnered up with the ultimate crafting brand for DIY aficionados, Cricut, to bring you some amazing DIY design and crafting ideas!  One of our favorite details from this adorable theme was our DIY place settings, which were completely customized using our brand new Cricut Explore Air 2!  We can wait to share our DIY guide to create these chic place settings with a few fabulous supplies and our new go to craft machine! The best part is, you can WIN YOUR VERY OWN CRICUT EXPLORE AIR 2 HERE!

I was invited to participate in the Cricut Party Blogger Program Kickoff.  

This experiecne is based strictly on my opinion.  Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product listed above.  I was provided the sample free of charge by the company or PR agency and I have given my honest opinion.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

This post also contains affiliate links.

Cricut Explore Air 2

We are new to the amazing world of Cricut but from the moment we opened the box and laid eyes on our brand new gorgeous mint crafting machine, we were in love!  This fabulous machine really does it all and truly is the a crafters dream come true!

Cricut Explore Air 2

Cricut Explore Air 2

With its simple setting adjustments and the the ability to cut whatever your mind can possibly dream up, this machine was the perfect tool for creating our Kate Spade Inspired Bat Mitzvah!  Don’t forget to enter to WIN YOUR VERY OWN CRICUT EXPLORE AIR 2 HERE!  Now that we’ve raved about our favorite new crafting tool, lets get down to business and get crafting!

Suggested Crafting Supply List:

Cricut Explore Air 2

Adhesive Gold Matte Foil

Sorbet Cricut Card Stock

Hot Pink Cricut Vinyl

Standard Grip Cutting Mat

Cricut Mint Essential Tool Set

Step 1: Get your Cricut Explore Air 2 fully set up and plugged into your computer and pop into Cricut Design Space.  For you newbies out there, Cricut Design Space is full of thousands of free images and ideas for cutting, its a crafters dream come true. This video can give you a brief overview of what Design Space is all about.

Cricut Explore Air 2

Step 2: Start making some custom plates!

Kate Spade Party Ideas

We made these custom plates by adding personalization, an adorable Adhesive Gold Matte Foil spade and the sweetest little Hot Pink Cricut Vinyl bow!

Start by going into Design Space and create a new canvas.

Cricut Explore Air 2 Tutorial

Then add an image and search for spade!  We chose the first option and ungrouped our image to be a single spade.

Cricut tutorial

Then we simply set our settings to vinyl and cut!  Make sure to carefully remove the vinyl from the cutting mat.

Cricut Explore Air 2 Tutorial

Then, on a new blank canvas, add your choice of name and cut.  We used the buttercup font for this pretty detail.

Kate Spade Party Ideas

Lastly, we repeated the previous steps for the bow detailing at the top of our plate!

Cricut Explore Air 2 Tutorial

We cut our Hot Pink Cricut Vinyl accordingly and adhered it to the rim of the dessert plate.

Kate Spade Party Ideas

Step 3: Transform a basic cup into a chic piece of glassware!  This transformation takes only a couple of minutes and makes a huge impact!  Repeat the steps above and cut your spade shape into Hot Pink Cricut Vinyl. Simply peel and stick!

Cricut Explore Air 2 Tutorial

We love the elegant look this small detail added to our table!

Kate Spade Party Ideas

Step 4: Repeat the spade search and cut out a diy cupcake topper from Sorbet Cricut Card Stock.  Simply add the cut spade to a toothpick and insert into your favorite cupcake!

Kate Spade Party Ideas

Don’t forget the cupcake wrapper!  Head back into Design Space and search for a simplistic cupcake wrapper.  Cut as many as you need.  Don’t forget to adjust your dial to card stock!

Cricut Explore Air 2 Tutorial

Lastly, add a sweet miniature spade to the front using more Hot Pink Cricut Vinyl.

Kate Spade Party Ideas

We just adore how this sweet treat turned out!

Kate Spade Party Ideas

Step 5: Don’t forget the small details!  Add a few small spades cut from Hot Pink Cricut Vinyl by repeating the earlier steps and adding them to the base of your basic utensils!  Isn’t that just adorable?

Kate Spade Party Ideas

Kate Spade Party Ideas

We loved how these simple diy’s turned out! You can easily create the look at home, which is the best part!

Thanks for stopping bye and don’t forget to enter to WIN YOUR VERY OWN CRICUT EXPLORE AIR 2 HERE!

Happy Crafting!

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Kate Spade Inspired Bat Mitzvah Decor Ideas Made Easy with Cricut - PLUS GIVEAWAY!

We have partnered up with one of our favorite crafting brands, Cricut, to create some chic and stylish Bat Mitzvah decor ideas!  We are so excited to share our colorful event and all of the adorable Kate Spade decor that helped us to come up with this elegant celebration! The best part is, you can easily replicate our custom ideas at home with a few simple supplies and crafting gear, like the Cricut Explore Air 2, which you can WIN below!

I was invited to participate in the Cricut Party Blogger Program Kickoff.

This experiecne is based strictly on my opinion.  Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product listed above.  I was provided the sample free of charge by the company or PR agency and I have given my honest opinion.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

We were compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links. 

Cricut Explore Air 2

We are both relatively new to the world of Cricut, which was introduced to us by our incredibly talented and crafty friend, Jess, of Everyday Party Magazine.  We couldn’t be happier that we finally took the leap and got crafty with our own Cricut Explore Air 2!!

This amazing machine makes it SO easy to create thousands of gorgeous custom ideas and designs and it is so user friendly that once we got started we were instantly addicted!  We love that we can adjust settings by simply adjusting a dial.

Cricut Explore Air 2

Oh, and did we mention it has a writing setting?! Once you open the machine you can add a special pen by the blade and you will never worry about sloppy handwriting ever again!

Cricut Explore Air 2

Cricut Explore Air 2

Our new Cricut Explore Air 2 not only saves us so much time while crafting but it helps us to come up with new fun ideas and concepts that we would have never even thought we could make at home.  Plus, it doesn’t hurt that it is the perfect mint green color.  It really is the dream machine for any crafter, whether or not you are the experienced crafter or simply a novice!

Cricut Explore Air 2

 The best part is, you can WIN YOUR VERY OWN CRICUT EXPLORE AIR 2 HERE!

Kate Spade Inspired Bat Mitzvah Decor Ideas Made Easy with Cricut - PLUS GIVEAWAY!

Suggested Crafting Supply List:

Cricut Explore Air 2

Adhesive Gold Matte Foil

Sorbet Cricut Card Stock

Hot Pink Cricut Vinyl

Standard Grip Cutting Mat

Cricut Mint Essential Tool Set

The Party Table:

Kate Spade Inspired Bat Mitzvah Decor Ideas Made Easy with Cricut - PLUS GIVEAWAY!

We used our new Cricut Explore Air 2 to create all of the adorable customized ideas for our Kate Spade Inspired Bat Mitzvah.  We simply love a Kate Spade theme.  It can be customized to fit a wedding, bridal or baby shower or even a kids party.  We thought this would be a chic yet playful theme for our styled Bat Mitzvah idea.

Kate Spade Party Ideas

We started out by layering our table with some Kate Spade basics; a hot pink table cloth, geometric terrariums filled with bright flowers, and plenty of gold sequins and black and white stripes!

Kate Spade Inspired Bat Mitzvah Decor Ideas Made Easy with Cricut - PLUS GIVEAWAY!

We wanted to add a youthful and modern touch to our centerpiece so we placed a lightbox in the center of our table which read “Rachel’s Bat Mitzvah”.  To add a cute touch of Kate Spade style, we opted to add a Adhesive Gold Matte Foil spade detail.  We created this super cute detail by using Cricut Design Space.  This tool is so useful and they literally have thousands of free images and products to choose from.  We simply did an image search for a spade and customized it to the size we needed, and voila!  We had our very first custom piece of decor!

Kate Spade Inspired Bat Mitzvah Decor Ideas Made Easy with Cricut - PLUS GIVEAWAY!

Flanking our centerpiece light box, were 4 gold geometric terrariums overflowing with bright fresh florals ranging from hot and soft pinks to white.  We love how fresh flowers make a table look!

The Place Settings:

GET THE STEP BY STEP HERE!

Kate Spade Inspired Bat Mitzvah Decor Ideas Made Easy with Cricut - PLUS GIVEAWAY!

This was absolutely our favorite decor detail because we were able to customize EVERYTHING!!  We added our own flare using our Cricut Explore Air 2 to each place setting, which included the layered plates, cups, utensils and even the cutest cupcakes ever! Head here to get the full step by step tutorial to create this adorable place setting with your Cricut Explore Air 2!

Kate Spade Party Ideas

We started by layering our plates (we love to layer, it always makes a basic place setting look bold!) We then used the Adhesive Gold Matte Foil to create a set of coordinating spades to fit our dessert plates.  Then, beneath easy individual spade, each guest’s name was displayed in Hot Pink Cricut Vinyl.

Kate Spade Party Ideas

 We created these by typing in with our favorite font (buttercup) each guests name and then cut them out onto Hot Pink Cricut Vinyl.  We loved how the plates also served as a place card.

Kate Spade Party Ideas

Finally, we wanted to add a classic Kate Spade inspired miniature bow.  We popped into Cricut Design Space and simply did an image search for “bow” and up popped dozens of options.  We selected the bow that best resembled our look and cut it onto Hot Pink Cricut Vinyl.  Each bow was placed on an angle at the top of our dessert plates.

Kate Spade Party Ideas

The cups were also a breeze!  We took basic glassware and added a chic pink spade to coordinate with the dinnerware.  These spades were also cut from Hot Pink Cricut Vinyl (can you tell that we are totally addicted to the vinyl!?!) and then were pressed onto the cups.  Not fuss, no mess.  This simple detail truly transformed the glassware in minutes.

Kate Spade Party Ideas

Kate Spade Party Ideas

We also added mini spades to our gold cutlery, because the more spades, the better! Plus anything mini is always adorable.  The Hot Pink Cricut Vinyl stuck right on and was oh so cute.

The Food:

Kate Spade Party Ideas

Every celebration calls for cupcakes!  We wanted each guest to have their very own adorably themed cupcake at their place setting.  Each cupcake was displayed on a sweet white pedestal in a custom black and white cupcake wrapper which we made using card stock and the Cricut Explore Air 2.

Kate Spade Party Ideas

Kate Spade Party Ideas

We then added a sweet little Hot Pink Cricut Vinyl spade to the front of our cupcake wrapper and then topped it with a diy cupcake topper cut from Sorbet Cricut Card Stock.

The Backdrop Table:

Kate Spade Party Ideas

A chic party table calls for a glamorous backdrop!

Kate Spade Party Ideas

A giant pink spade was cut from Hot Pink Cricut Vinyl and displayed on a simply rectangle cut from Adhesive Gold Matte Foil. An ornate white frame added the perfect touch to our custom creation and looked stylish hung above an over sized flower box billowing with bright pink peonies, roses and hydrangea.

Kate Spade Party Ideas

Kate Spade Party Ideas

We added another Hot Pink Cricut Vinyl spade detail to the front of the glittered flower box for a bright, themed pop of pink.

Kate Spade Party Ideas

Kate Spade Party Ideas

Beside the flower boxes rested 2 gold foiled trays with another Hot Pink Cricut Vinyl spade.  These trays took less than 5 minutes to customize and are perfect for serving up drinks, desserts or favors!

Kate Spade Party Ideas

Lastly, whats a Kate Spade Party without over sized balloons!  This was the easist DIY project ever!

Kate Spade Party Ideas

Kate Spade Party Ideas

We cut out 25 Adhesive Gold Matte Foil spades and added them to our plan white jumbo balloons to transform them from basic to brilliant!

Kate Spade Party Ideas

They looked chic and modern next to our table and it only took minutes to create them!

Don’t forget to to enter to WIN YOUR VERY OWN CRICUT EXPLORE AIR 2 HERE!

 

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Rustic Wine Themed Bridal Shower and Wedding Ideas

My sister in law is getting married to the love of her life this summer and this past weekend we celebrated…wine style!  We decided the theme of her bridal shower should be a rustic wine theme for a few reasons.  First, we all love wine.  We are a big Italian family and wine is always a key part of any of our celebrations.  Secondly, the shower was being held at a local Italian restaurant that had a gorgeous wine cellar which we knew would provide a stunning venue for the shower.  Lastly, it seemed to pair nicely with her wedding theme, which is a touch of rustic.  When we set out to plan this celebration of love, we knew we wanted to have a beautiful location to display the stunning cake and other desserts, but also some personal touches and themed details.  A cake table was the perfect fit.  You can easily create this sweet and simple look at home without breaking the bank with our diy ideas, adorable supplies from Oriental Trading Company and our budget friendly tips! Continue reading “How to Create a Romantic and Rustic Wine Themed Wedding Cake Table” »

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Rustic Wine Themed Bridal Shower and Wedding Ideas

We love to give out edible (or drinkable!) favors for any kind of celebration and when I had to opportunity to help host my sister in law’s rustic wine themed bridal shower this past weekend, the obvious choice for a favor was… WINE!! Not only did guests love that their favors we useful, but they loved the personalization and detailing that went into each and every bottle!  You can easily get this DIY look for less with our step by step tutorial and some simple supplies from Oriental Trading Company!  Check out our simple steps below!

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Rustic Wine Themed Bridal Shower and Wedding Ideas

This past weekend I was lucky enough to help host my sister in law’s rustic wine themed bridal shower.  Knowing that we would be making 7 centerpieces, we wanted to save on our budget by creating them ourselves at home with a few supplies from Oriental Trading Company and a little bit of effort! These centerpieces are so versatile and can truly be customized to any theme and can display a variety of phrasing and colors.  You can create this elegantly rustic look at home with a few simple supplies and our step by step tutorial.  These centerpieces would be perfect displayed at a bridal shower, a wedding, a baby shower and and more!

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Rustic Wine Themed Bridal Shower and Wedding Ideas

My amazing sister in law is about to get married and we couldn’t wait to shower her with love, well wishes and of course gifts!  You don’t need to break the bank when you are planning out the decor for a bridal shower.  We DIY most of our decor with supplies that we were able to find at Oriental Trading Company.  The best part about using these types of supplies is that you can literally customize EVERYTHING! Check out how we whipped up this romantically rustic and wine inspired bridal shower for one of my very favorite people!

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Modern Easter PartyEaster is right around the corner, so we are here with some fabulous Easter tablescape ideas!  While in past years we have created a more traditional Easter table, we decided to go down a more modern bunny trail this year!  We just love how it came together and couldn’t have done it without some amazing products from Oriental Trading Company!  We hope this fabulous, spring-time table leads to some amazing Easter inspiration!

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Easter Play Date We just love hosting our annual Easter party play date!  Cute little bunnies, delicious sweet treats and colorful Easter eggs, what more could you ask for!?  Plus, with all the fabulous Easter and craft items Oriental Trading has to offer, this play date was a cinch to put together!

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