1. A Very Paper Valentine’s Day with Girl Meets Party

    With 6 more weeks of winter on the horizon (thanks Punxsutawney Phil), we’re looking for any excuse to bust out our chinaware and brunch. Seeing as Valentine’s Day is nearing closer and closer, we tapped our friends from Girl Meets Party to plan the ultimate Galentine’s Brunch, full of handmade touches and female friendship. Here’s Jen from Girl Meets Party!

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  2. Friendsgiving Tips and Tricks

    Is there a better holiday than Friendsgiving? Friends, food, and let’s face it, a drink or two make this unofficial holiday one that we most look forward to every year. In honor of this festive holiday, we partnered up with Pinch Provisions to bring you some Friendsgiving survival tips! We will also be having a special Friendsgiving Survival Kit giveaway via the Paper Source Instagram account where one winner will receive some Paper Source goodies and a Pinch Provisions Friendsgiving survival kit! Check out these tips from the company that is known for making celebrations and everyday life a little easier.

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  3. Holiday Event Inspiration

    Season’s greetings! The first snowfall has made its way to Chicago which has us feeling all festive (and cold) and excited about the upcoming holidays. It’s the perfect time of year to throw different types of celebrations with friends and family, and Paper Source has everything you need for all your seasonal soirees.

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  4. An Endless Summer Party with Guest Blogger Love Always, Audrey

    We’re in the final stretch of summer, and we wanted to give our friend, Love Always, Audrey a first look at our endless summer collection for her rooftop dinner party with friends. We were so excited to see how she used our products to create a stunning al fresco scene, and how she decorated her table with place cards, wine openers and more! She also constructed her very own donut wall…which is just about the coolest thing ever. Here’s Audrey!

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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

  7. 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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  8. 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.

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  9. 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

  10. 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