1. Festive Kid’s Birthday Party with Guest Blogger Rebecca G. from Not-So-SAHM






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    When our kids were little, we had big blowout birthday parties at our home. We figured at the toddler age, we were getting in on the celebration just as much as they were — simply for all making it through another year! But now that they are in school, they have their own ideas of the kind of party they want, and we’ve tended to scale back and have smaller parties outside of our house. But that doesn’t mean we don’t want them to look fabulous and be festive! Read More

  2. A Paper Source Cocktail with Guest Blogger Love Always, Audrey


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    Alright guys, it’s basically summer. Even though it snowed on Monday in Chicago, it was 65 degrees on Sunday and I’m going to go with that. So since it was summer on Sunday, I thought it would be nice to kick off the season with some Rosé Sparklers! Read More

  3. How-To: DIY Oscar Viewing Party


    Roll out the red carpet, it’s Oscar season! Check out our tips on how to make your invitations, set the table, and create a glamorous photo booth for the perfect viewing party. We’ve put together a collection of party essentials that are both effortless and bold. All you have to worry about is filling out your ballot!

    Invites:

    Earn a standing ovation with these easy to make invites that capture the fun of the Oscars. Adjust your address and that’s a wrap!

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  4. Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas


    Valentine’s Day is fast approaching this weekend. Whether you’ve been planning for weeks or you’re still scrambling for a perfect night with your sweetie, check out our top picks for last minute gifts, fun date ideas, and favorite love songs.

    Gifts

    1. Need a quick gift that still has a personal touch? Customize this journal with all of your favorite things about your special someone.
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  5. Valentine Date Night In with Guest Blogger Nicole L. from Probably Polka Dots


    Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, I am planning the ultimate date night in. And yes, you read that right…I’m planning Valentine’s Day this year.

    Ladies, we have to admit that we set our Valentine’s Day expectations a little high.

    Sometimes, they’re met or even surpassed. Other times, we’re left wondering where the disconnect was. Either way, there’s a lot of pressure on our partners to create a great date, and this year, I am taking the pressure off of my husband and preparing a date just for him:

    A Valentine’s Day Date Night In

    When I thought about what the perfect date night in would look like for my husband, I thought about a few of his favorite things, and tops of the list is a good beer. Admittedly, I am not a huge beer drinker, but for this sweet holiday, I can make an exception.

    I also knew that a great date night in couldn’t stop with beer…we had to eat, too! And that’s when it came to me: we love charcuterie platters when we go out to dinner, and while typically paired with wine, who says you can’t pair beer with cheese? Finally, we would need a little entertainment, and for that, we’ll be relying on good old Netflix (complete with candy, of course). After all, the couple that presses play together, stays together.

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  6. How to Throw a Galentine’s Day Brunch with Guest Blogger Love Always, Audrey


    Call me a cheeseball, but I think Valentine’s Day is just the best. While I’ll celebrate love any day of the year, I think taking one day (or one month in my case) to spoil your loved ones is so, so great. Plus, my favorite color is pink, sooo…

    Who all watches Parks & Rec here? Thanks to this hilarious show, a semi-new phenomenon called Galentine’s Day has been making its rounds through women’s apartments everywhere. This holiday typically includes mimosas, some kind of sweet treat (or 7), lots of laughs, and a tooooon of pics. The best part? You don’t have to be single to partake. That’s right! As Leslie Knope said,
     

    “Oh, it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it breakfast style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”

    Well, who would I be if I didn’t throw a Galentine’s Day soiree of my own? I sure did throw a party, and I’m going to show you how I did it using the vast amount of Valentine’s Day supplies Paper Source has to offer. Read on, lady loves!

    Step One: Invite your gal pals over, and have everyone bring something. Potlucks are fun! I personally made a frittata and Funfetti cupcakes. Am I the only person who prefers out-of-the-box Funfetti cupcakes to gourmet ones?

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  7. 4 Festive Ways to Set Your Holiday Table

    This special season means arms full of presents, hearts full of cheer and homes full of family! Look forward to a festive feast with friends and family, whether you have a fully-packed kids table or an elegant and refined theme.

    Don’t get overwhelmed with shopping for presents and decking your halls. Paper Source is here to help you celebrate the season in style! Get inspired by some of our favorite table settings below (courtesy of our Creative Intern – Caroline!)

    Gold Glam

    Gold themed holiday place setting

    Your guests will certainly take a shine to your holiday table when you add elegant gold accents. When giving gifts, it’s the thought that counts, and we think there are no better thoughts than “Peace, Joy, Love.” These cellophane bags are perfect for wrapping ornaments or sweet treats for your guests. Before you wrap up your party, share a toast or two with family and friends. Getting into the holiday spirit is even easier when your holiday spirits are in a gold confetti tumbler!

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  8. 6 Stylish Ways to Set Your Thanksgiving Table

    The season of giving thanks is here, meaning you can look forward to a festive feast with friends and family. Whether you have a fully-packed kids table or an elegant and refined theme, Paper Source is here to get you ready to give thanks in style. Get inspired by some of our favorite table sets below!

    (Plates and silverware courtesy of Sur La Table)

    Table setting with chalk outline

    Chalk it up to a good time at the kid’s table with adorable and customizable Pilgrim Place Cards and Chalkboard Table Runner! For a fun way to keep everyone occupied while waiting for seconds, let them draw on the table (runner, of course) and design their own place setting! Repurpose fine paper to build napkin rings to complete the set.
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  9. Frightfully Fool-Proof Halloween Party Tips

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    Whether your guests are frightfully finicky eaters or ghostly gluttons, all you need is the recipe for the scariest soiree of the year! Check out some of the tricks and treats below that will scare your guests’ socks off!

    Killer Halloween Kits

    No one will say Boo! to these chillingly charming Monster Masks! Transform into a witch, mummy, Dracula or Frankenstein’s monster with a few scissor snips, some string and a little bit of glue. Set up a photo booth, decorate with ornaments and garlands, and host your own monster masquerade!

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  10. Easy Weekend Entertaining: Brunch Ideas

    The time has come to acknowledge something we all know to be true – brunch blows every other meal out of the water. Not quite breakfast, not quite lunch, we love brunch because it is all about choice. In the mood for something sweet? Savory? Alcohol before noon? Brunch does not judge us! Here at Paper Source, we have everything you need to host a brunch right out of the comfort of your own home in three easy steps.

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