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Snack Mix Recipes Perfect for Easy Entertaining

From spicy and crunchy to sweet and salty, snack mixes are an easy-to-grab offering your guests are sure to love. The best part? Most recipes can be prepared in advance (and simply tossed in a bowl when your party begins!) One thing is for sure, there’s no shortage of recipes to choose from. Below, we’ve rounded up seven of our favorite snack mix recipes for easy entertaining.

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How to Plan a Party with Easy, Upcycled Decorations

aerial photo of party table with succulents, patterned napkins, and bruschetta

Throwing a party? Before you run out to buy new decorations, give some thought to what you already have at home. There are so many opportunities to upcycle materials you already own into fun, handmade decorations. Keep scrolling for a little eco-friendly inspiration!

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How to Make Easy DIY Table Runners for Your Next Party

DIY Table Runners

A fabulous table runner can take your party décor to the next level (without being expensive or complicated). Below, we’ve rounded up several affordable, chic table runners with unexpected textures, bold colors, and playful patterns. The best part? All of these examples are completely DIY. In fact, you probably have many of the materials at home. Keep scrolling to see more!

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DIY Essentials for a Colorful Late-Summer Party

DIY Essentials for a Colorful Late-Summer Party

Summer—like all good things—must eventually come to an end. And what better way to celebrate the second half of summer than with a party? Whether you throw a backyard bash or an evening soirée, you can bring your party to life with some colorful DIY crafting. Keep scrolling for festive party essentials perfect for any late-summer gathering.

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Simple and Easy Ways to Add Color to Your Party

Simple and Easy Ways to Add Color to Your Party

Whether you’re planning a backyard barbecue, an intimate bridal shower, or a large-scale family gathering, a coordinated color scheme can help tie your whole party together and create a memorable experience for you and your guests. Once you’ve settled on the perfect palette, think about how you can incorporate the colors into your detailing. In need of a little inspiration? Keep scrolling for ideas!

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Easy Ideas and Invites for a DIY Springtime Party

Easy Ideas and Invites for a DIY Springtime Party

It’s that beautiful time of year where everything seems to come to life. The sweet sights of spring are in full bloom, along with a lineup of timely events to shake those winter blues. And why not? The temperature is perfect (not too hot, not too cold!) and the flower possibilities are seemingly endless. The best part? You don’t have to spend a lot to achieve a spring-inspired theme. Keep scrolling to see our best, budget-friendly ideas for pulling off a springtime soirée.

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How to Dress up a Store-Bought Cake

How to Dress up a Store-Bought Cake

As much as we’d all love to be one of those party hosts that can whip up a bakery-worthy cake from scratch, reality doesn’t always work like that. The rest of us can take pleasure in knowing that you don’t actually have to spend hours in the kitchen to create a gorgeous, party-perfect cake. With minimal effort (and a few easy tricks!) you can completely transform even the gaudiest of store-bought cakes into stunning masterpieces. Keep scrolling for tips and inspiration!

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Galentine’s Day Party Ideas for the Crafty at Heart

Today’s post is brought to us by Brynn of Dandy & Fine Parties

Galentine's Day Party Ideas

Gal pals are the absolute best (and I have a feeling you would agree!) Who else can you hang out with in your pjs—gabbing about anything and everything that’s on your mind? I appreciate my girlfriends more than they know, which is why I want to throw them a little extra love this Valentine’s errr, Galentine’s Day! This official holiday takes place on February 13 (and it’s way more fun than Valentine’s Day!) So, in honor of my lovely lady friends, I am hosting a little shindig where we will eat, drink, be merry, and craft together! Continue reading to learn more about my festive tips on throwing your very own Galentine’s Craft Party!

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DIY Gift Wrap Essentials

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DIY Gift Wrapping Tips

I am a big time believer in pretty gift wrap. I’ve never been one that can just use store bought paper, stick a bow on it and call it good. No judgment here if that is your cup of tea, I totally get the efficiency factor of it! I personally just like to make my gifts a little extra special for the recipients 🙂 Today I thought I would share a few of my essential tips and supplies to inspire you this holiday season!

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4 Halloween Parties You Should Be Having

It’s time to hit the thrift, craft, and costume stores – Halloween parties are right around the corner. If you are feeling in a rut and looking for a little out-of-the-box inspiration, we are here for you. Particularly if you are looking for something more stylish than spooky (or at least a little bit of both), these four themes are for you:

Gothic Dinner Party

To set the scene for an equally elegant and eerie dinner party, combine Victorian Gothic Period style with lots of dark colors, dim lighting, and some subtle scares. Some of our favorite sinister details include: play menacing sound effects in the hallways, limit as much lighting as possible to candlelight, and place skulls, bats, and spiders in apothecary jars or on tables throughout the house.

Gothic Dinner Party
1. Candelabra 2. Sleepy Hollow invitation 3. Black Skull Candle with Crystal Eyes 4. Williams-Sonoma Halloween Moon Plates 5. [DIY] Black candy apples 6. West Elm X-Ray Glassware 7. Feather Wreath 8. LED Orange Light Twig Tree 9. Table runner 10. Inky Skies invitation

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