Friday, January 27, 2012

CHEVRON WEDDING INSPIRATION

What a week of meetings, multi-tasking, emails and etc! In prep for a planning session with one of our wedding couples, we wanted to end it with a little light hearted wedding inspiration in prep for our consultation with them tomorrow.

Chevron pattern + soft creamy hues + a touch of gold = Happy Friday!



Image credit: www.weddingbells.ca; Henry + Masci Photography makeupbyjessicasarataylor.com;etsy.com/shop/ashleeproffitt


SUPER BOWL INSPIRATION

In just a little over a week, all eyes will be on one of biggest sporting events in America: the Super Bowl.  Whether you are just staying in with your family or going to a friend’s, you can’t watch the Super Bowl without delicious food and drinks.

We have found some recipes that are perfect for any Super Bowl occasion and if you are deciding to have a party we have some great decorations that your guests are bound to love. And we found FREE Superbowl Printables made by Green Apple Paperie to spruce up your party as well.





No Bake Peanut Butter Footballs via http://vivlemy.onsugar.com/
Ingredients:

4 graham crackers

1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup powdered milk
3 tablespoons water

Directions:
1. Crush graham crackers to form crumbs. Set aside.
2. Mix the rest of the ingredients together.
3. Shape 1 inch pinches of dough into little footballs.
4. Roll the footballs into the graham cracker crumbs.
5. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and chill for 20 minutes.
Optional: Put football laces on the peanut butter footballs with a little bit of vanilla frosting


Ingredients:
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Cream Cheese, softened
1 pkg. Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 cup mayo
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 green onions, chopped
1 cup chopped pecans (just slightly chopped, so they are big pieces)
1 String cheese (for laces)
Box of crackers 

Directions:
1. Beat first 5 ingredients with mixer until blended. Stir in onions. Refrigerate several hours.
2. Form into football shape; coat with nuts.
3. Peal string cheese and cut it in small pieces for the lacing. Serve with crackers.

FREE PRINTABLES!
Go here:
 green apple paperie: Are you ready for some FOOTBALL? Superbowl printables




Wednesday, January 25, 2012

OH, HOW PINTERESTING...

Hope everyone is having a good week. It is time for Oh, How Pinteresting Wednesday again! 
Black bottom coconut bars, how could you not go wrong with these

This adorable bright one shoulder coral dress. Is it summer yet?!
christinajax.tumblr.com


What a cute idea for centerpieces and expensive to make
DIY mason jars with floating candles.

A recipe for sweet potato fries that will always turn out crispy!
theartofdoingstuff.com


A blinged out brooch bouquet - great alternative to traditional flowers that 
you can hold onto and display way past your wedding.
imbueyouido.imbueyou.com

Thursday, January 19, 2012

[FREE] VALENTINE'S DAY PRINTABLES

With Valentine's Day right around the corner we are starting to get excited about what fun and festive things we can do to decorate for the day of love. Below you will find a collection of FREE Valentine's Day printables we love that you can use to dress your love themed event.


 8x10 {Valentine’s day inspired} Keep Calm and Love on Sign


Get your choice of the red or the pink - plus a printable pdf delivered to your email box. We did it and got the pink one designed by Twinkle Twinkle Little Party, which is now sitting in a frame in our office. If you would like one, go to their Facebook page, leave your email address and favorite color! It's available until Friday, January, 20th 8 o’clock EST. 

Favor tags, Party circles,Candy bar wrappers, Mini candy bar wrappers, Tented cards and “Be Mine” banner. 
Created by Green Apple Paperie for Catch My Party



Be Mine gift tags
 designed by Rubber Punkin


Tweet Valentine Party cupcake toppers, favor tags, favor box template and confetti.
created by Party Box Design


Cupcake topper & Goody Bag Topper
 designed by Just Call Me Blessed


DIY Valentine’s Day Goodie Bags


designed by Twig and Thistle


So Sweet Valentine’s Day party printables 

Anna and Blue Paperie designed exclusively for Catch My Party

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

OH, HOW PINTERESTING...


It's Oh, How Pinteresting Wednesday again!


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Happy Wednesday everyone!! Here is what we are loving on Pinterest this week...

If you didn't see us post this on our Facebook page already, we love this adorable clutch!

What a perfect idea for a flower vase! So bright too!

Such a pretty dress and not to mention beautiful bouquet!

This homemade scratch off Valentine's Day card is such a creative idea and definitely unique!
via bhg.com


How tasty so these Baked Coconut Shrimp with Pineapple Dipping Sauce look? And they bake up quickly - EVEN better!




via thegirlwhoateeverything.com

Don't forget to follow us on Pinterest to see more things we are loving!

Friday, January 13, 2012

PURPLE REIGN

Today we wanted to showcase our passion for purple!

Some color experts will tell you that all colors have meaning and symbolism, which is mostly tied to psychology. Purple is a color that has royal qualities and also encourages creativity.  We think purple pairs well with golden metallics and wanted to share some party inspirations.



Decorate with Purple and Gold
Set the table with neutrals and purple accents. To create a festive look, decorative your party space with paper garland and tissue poms strategically hung in doorways or above food tables. 



Coordinate the Party Food
Cabbage, fingerling potatoes and blueberries are great to add a purple splash to the menu. We've gathered tasty menu options to keep your guests coming back for more.  



And don't forget to serve purple refreshments!

Purple Rain Martini 
- 2 1/2 oz pomegranate-infused sake
- 2 1/2 oz pineapple juice
- 1/2 oz Chambord
Combine the infused sake, pineapple juice, and Chambord in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass. 
1 1/2 cups Over the Moon 1% Milk
3 tablespoons frozen grape juice concentrate (not diluted)
ice cubes
Blend until smooth. Serve and enjoy. For extra creaminess, replace the ice cubes with 1/2 cup fat free or lowfat vanilla frozen yogurt.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

SAVE THE DATE INSPIRATION

In the midst of all the wedding planning details one of the first big things you do is send a “Save the Date.” The Save the Date is a perfect way to get your guests just as excited for the wedding as you are.  It also gives a hint about the style of your wedding.

No matter how you say it, write it, or show it be creative with your Save the Date. There is no specific form you have to use when creating them. Have fun and make them as personal as you want.

We put together some of our personal favorite Save the Dates we found. They all share the message in a different way while still being creative and personal.







What is your favorite Save the Date? Picture or no picture? Magnet or card?                                               

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

OH, HOW PINTERESTING...

We are linking up with The Vintage Apple for Oh, How Pinteresting Wednesday!

If you haven't heard of Pinterest, it is an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you. We are completely obsessed and you will be too! If you are on Pinterest already, follow us!


Here are some things we are loving this week on Pinterest...


Perfect for the New Year!
via Summer Wind Blog

How delicious do these banana pecan butter buns look? We actually made these for a New Year's Eve brunch and they went FAST. Maybe not the healthiest but every once in awhile you deserve a yummy treat like this.
via Lick The Bowl Good

Always looking for new ways to tie a scarf, this is perfect!
via Scarves.net 
What a creative way to recycle your favorite wine bottles and use as table decor!
 via Hostess Blog


DIY activity book keep kids busy during your wedding ceremony or reception. And the link below has instructions to download and print the booklet at home! 

Monday, January 9, 2012

MAY I ESCORT YOU TO YOUR TABLE?

Escort cards make sure your friends and family make it to their perfectly arranged seats at your wedding. Instead of simply placing the cards on a table outside of your reception, we've pulled together our favorite ideas for escort cards as well as sharing ideas from our Real Weddings. They're all pretty and practical, and better yet, each totally fit with the wedding's theme.



This couple held their wedding at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. As part of the normal exhibit, these chess pieces are displayed in the musuem. Jacquelyn and Brian had a very artsy and vibrant wedding style so they chose to use these art pieces to display their escort cards. Brilliant! 


What do you do with a bride that is obsessed with cupcakes? Use cupcakes as a way to display the guest escort cards! We worked with Kandace to ensure each of her guests had a cupcake waiting for them during the cocktail hour before the reception. Each cupcake held a custom escort card directing guests to their designated table at the reception.  Cute and edible :-)



There are so many creative ways to display escort cards at a wedding. See if you can find one that'll work for your wedding, or use these ideas as inspiration to create your own.





Photo via Inchmark


Photo via Sarina Love



 Photo via The Knot



Photo via Meg Perotti 



Photo via Google


Do you have any big plans for your escort cards? What will be your inspiration? We’d love to hear about your creative choices!