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How to Host the Perfect Diwali Celebration at Home

How to Host the Perfect Diwali Celebration at Home

The Hindu holiday of Diwali marks a truly special, larger-than-life celebration that beams with joy and light. And what better way to celebrate the festival of lights than by opening your home to friends and family? It’s the perfect way to spread the aura of happiness that this auspicious holiday so beautifully represents. Below, we’ve put together 7 easy tips to help you simplify the planning process!

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5 Tips for an Eco-Chic Birthday Party

Eco chic birthday party

We have Natalie with Sustainably Chic joining us on the blog today. She’s our go-to expert for all things sustainable, especially when it comes to fashion, beauty, and lifestyle! Today, she’s here to share her top-5 tips for pulling off an eco-chic birthday party.

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Essential Tips for the Beginning Party Planner

Tips for Inexperienced Party Planners

Planning your first event is exciting (and we’re excited for you!) With digital platforms like Pinterest and aisles full of aspirational magazines at pretty much any bookstore, there’s no shortage of resources when it comes to inspiration. They make it look so easy (especially with a solid team of professionals and a little behind-the-scenes magic). But there’s no reason you can’t throw a successful event all on your own! In fact, planning a party doesn’t have to be complicated or overwhelming. The key is to organize your planning process into manageable steps. So, whether you’re having the whole extended family over for a large-scale holiday celebration or hosting a big crowd at a rented venue, here are some tips for throwing a memorable event.

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Hosting a Rosh Hashanah Dinner at Home

Hosting a Rosh Hashanah Dinner at Home

Rosh Hashanah—commonly known as the Jewish New Year—marks the beginning of a 10-day period of prayer, repentance, and self reflection. Like most festive occasions, this holiday is also about tasty recipes, many of which offer a symbolic nod to Jewish traditions. So when planning a dinner party in honor of Rosh Hashanah, the menu is a good place to start!

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Wedding Gift Etiquette

wedding gift what to buy

So you have a date, a dress-code-approved outfit, and a fierce craving for bubbly. The last thing left on your to-do list is probably figuring out a wedding gift. If you find yourself struggling, we have some ideas and answers for all your gift-related questions below!

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Designer Feature: Sogoal Zolghadri of Sogi’s Honey Bakeshop

Sogoal Zolghadri of Sogi’s Honey Bakeshop

We have Sogoal Zolghadri, a trained baker and incredibly talented watercolor artist, on the blog today. By pairing both her artistic skills and love for baking, she successfully opened Sogi’s Honey Bakeshop, where she beautifully hand-draws each glazed sugar cookie into edible art. Filled with creativity, wit, and off-the-wall inspiration, her cookies have been beautifully integrated into dozens of special events. With clients like Food52, Free People, and a whole lot of others, she’s widely popular. So, you could say the whole Greenvelope team was pretty excited to work with her to create a mini invitation collection! Today, she’s here to share a bit more about the inspiration behind her edible masterpieces and her journey of fusing both art and baking into one beautiful medium.

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The Most Common (and Some Uncommon) Wedding Dress Codes Explained

What to Wear Wedding Guest Attire

Are you a guest who was recently invited to a wedding and wondering what “festive attire” means? Or perhaps a couple putting together their invitation, wondering what verbiage will best indicate that your venue is more of a “suit jacket” affair? Well, you came to the right place.

A common question we get from couples putting together their invites is about attire, so we’ve curated a list of all the most common (and some less common) guest attire descriptors. That said, as with every detail of your wedding, do what feels right to you as a couple and don’t get hung up on tradition. Just be sure that if you are offering more inventive or non-traditional attire requests, be sure to communicate that with your guests so as to keep them from feeling lost.

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How to Pull off a Group Campout

planning a group camping trip

It’s that time of year when winter passes and the summer months bring a familiar, welcomed warmth. And what better way is there to celebrate than a weekend of sitting around the campfire, laughing, and roasting marshmallows? Complete with favorable weather, a night of exchanging stories under the stars with a group of your closest friends and family is pretty hard to beat. The only catch? Someone needs to plan the trip (and this could easily be you). Organizing a great camping trip doesn’t have to be complicated. That’s why we’ve put together some simple tips to help make your planning process run smooth.

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5 Tips from a Real-Life Bride-To-Be

Today’s post is brought to us by real-life, bride-to-be Ayn Bernos

I’ve always been in love with weddings. My family runs a small catering business, and so in the past few years I’ve been heavily involved in helping our customers plan their weddings. I am also an emcee on the side, and a lot of the events I’ve hosted are actually — surprise, surprise — weddings as well. Currently, I work as the Content Manager for Wedding Favy, an online haven for themed and personalized wedding favors.

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Plan a Perfect 4th of July Party

4th of July evite

What’s not to love about the 4th of July? The day typically starts with great food—like fresh grilled corn and barbecue chicken—and ends with sparklers, midnight stars, and if you’re lucky, a tasty red, white, and blue trifle. This year is the perfect opportunity to host your own party (and we can help!) Below are some tips to plan a fun, festive 4th of July party.

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