How to Create Your Own Party Backdrop

Party Backdrop

For our Wedding Cake Buffet we set up the food in our dining room. We took out the table and chairs and moved in my newly painted dresser for the cake buffet and used my yellow side bar for the fruit bar. The only problem is our dining room is basically a Wilkes Family gallery.  The walls are lined with family photos.  I love this about my dining room but for the wedding open house I wanted the focus to be on Lindsey and James and not our family gallery [Continue Reading...]

Make Your Own Party Backdrop

Party Backdrop

When I host a party I usually serve food from my kitchen nook area.  I push the table right up against the wall.  There is a painting that usually hangs there but for a party I will take it down and decorate the wall with a banner or something else. For the bridal shower I hosted last week I decided to create a fabric backdrop that I could use on the wall. A trip to Home Depot and then to Joanne Fabrics and I was good to go.  The total [Continue Reading...]

Fabric Pennant Banner Tutorial

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One of my favorite decorations to make for a party is a fabric pennant banner.  A banner just makes everything more festive!  It’s also a great way to tie your color scheme together. It also gives me an excuse to play with fabric which I love. You may remember the banner I made for our family Christmas card photo this last year. And here is the one I made for my Mummies Night Out last October. Tessa’s Sail Away Graduation party was the perfect excuse to make another one!  This [Continue Reading...]

Halloween Candles

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I know I promised you pictures and recipes from the bridal shower I styled this weekend but I have too many fun Halloween things to share with you and Halloween is only 6 days away!  You will just have to wait for bridal shower pictures and recipes until next week. We are busy getting ready for Mummies Night Out here at our house.  I have enlisted my helpers Jim and Tessa and we are hard at work.  It is going to be so fun and I can’t wait to share [Continue Reading...]