1. DIY an Award Winning Oscars Party!

    You don’t have to be in Hollywood to have a glamorous Oscars celebration.  If you’re planning on watching the festivities, why not bring the fun home with an Oscar party of your own?  Make the night a five star event for you and your guests by having them come as the nominees themselves! We’ve put together a collection of ideas and party essentials to help you throw a party worthy of winning its own Academy Award.

    2017 Oscar Ballots
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  2. Our Top Valentine’s Card Kits for Crafty Kids

    Who doesn’t yearn for the blissful elementary school days when Valentines were passed out and candy grams were delivered?  Kids love having the opportunity to give their friends little cards and candies (as well as getting them in return).

    When the classroom Valentine’s party looms near, make sure your child is ready with cute and crafty Valentines.  Here are our top 8 DIY kits that will make sending love to friends extra special.  Your child will have a blast personalizing these cards for all their school yard pals. Read More

  3. New Year’s Munchin’ & Brunchin’ With Guest Blogger Love Always, Audrey

    As the holiday season winds down and the New Year approaches, we want to slow things down and start 2017 by reflecting on our goals and setting intentions for the new year. We did exactly that with our friend from Love Always, Audrey! Audrey planned a brunch where she gathered her closest friends, ate amazing food and generated a list of resolutions that she wants to accomplish in 2017. Here’s Audrey:
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  4. Friendsgiving with Love Always, Audrey

    Thanksgiving is just around the corner and along with that comes Friendsgiving, a more casual gathering of friends to give thanks for each other before the family comes rolling into town. Our friend Audrey of Love Always, Audrey outdid herself in making a gorgeous spread for her Friendsgiving dinner.

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






    kid in front of a pick nick table

    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

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


    drinks with ice in confetti tumblers

    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

  7. 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!

    DIY Oscar Party Invitation
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  8. 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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  9. 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.

    an apple TV remote and some candy
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  10. 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?

    heart shaped confetti
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