Message in a Bottle bottles

Message in a Bottle bottles

Ok, it's summer. You need to have a party. Really. You do. And to show everyone how fabulous you are before they even arrive, here's an ultracool and inexpensive invite idea. Grab a case or two of these bottles and swing by your local craft store for packs of teeny beach balls and/or paper cocktail umbrellas. Pick up a bag of sand and some cute computer stationary (they even make some with burned-out edges, like a pirate scroll). Voila. You're already cool and they haven't even sampled your ham roll. FYI- there are a lot of fun twists on the treasure map theme for this. FYI #2- get extras and fill them creatively- like vertical dioramas- to use as table decor FYI #3- for party entertainment, set up a "craft table" with these, sand and a variety of fun and funky fillers for them. It's a great keepsake for your guests to take home. To remember, once again, that you are a fabulous host/hostess. And you can get these with boxes, too. Hand-deliver the invites or just swing by the post office. They're quite inexpensive to send- just remember to not go all-out crazy with the sand if you're mailing them due to the weight. As with most things in life, a few inches will do you. Not all things, mind you. But most.

  • This is an amazing CD for a variety of tastes and purposes. It is a well-chosen compilation of Ennio's movie soundtracks and one of those no-fail discs to put on as background music for social gatherings. It also makes a perfect h... This is an amazing CD for a variety of tastes and purposes. It is a well-chosen compilation of Ennio's movie soundtracks and one of those no-fail discs to put on as background music for social gatherings. It also makes a perfect hostess gift or gift for someone hard to buy for- especially when paired with a great bottle of wine.

  • I just love these for a variety of applications. Grab some clear cones (sold separately) and let your creativity run wild with colorful, crazy or simply elegant hors d'oeuvres. Would be GREAT for a beer tasting event. Check ou... I just love these for a variety of applications. Grab some clear cones (sold separately) and let your creativity run wild with colorful, crazy or simply elegant hors d'oeuvres. Would be GREAT for a beer tasting event. Check out all the various versions- starting with single holders and going up, up, up- on the JP Prince site. I included a picture of some others and of the clear cone inserts here.

  • Media | Events * Meetings * Marketing * Style * Strategy * Ideas FREE ONLINE INSPIRATION! BizBash is an event planners' magazine with individual online editions covering all major cities in the US. Their showcases of all... Media | Events * Meetings * Marketing * Style * Strategy * Ideas FREE ONLINE INSPIRATION! BizBash is an event planners' magazine with individual online editions covering all major cities in the US. Their showcases of all the big events and small fabulous parties from coast-to-coast has long been one of my top sources for free ideas and inspiration for both party planning AND home decor and design. They show so many amazing and innovative things that can be replicated easily and cheaply for your own applications AND have a great searchable resource/supplier link as well. Or order their venue catalog for reference. Really, really great site. Play around in here for awhile and you will find things that make your next backyard party or major fundraiser rock. Some quick examples- I got a great idea from a NY city party they featured- put game boards (like Monopoly) on acrylic service trays and use hors d'oeuvres as playing piecces. Or serve egg rolls stacked in cigar boxes. And I once snagged a tip from a picture they had to use at a Studio 54-themed event- order edible holographic glitter from a bakery supply site and roll round appetizers (like crab balls or cheesecake bites) in it. Serve on a mirror. They look just like mini disco balls. See? I told ya you'd like it.

  • Never used par cans before? Ok. Take a deep breath and relax. Don't be afraid. You are about to enter the world of fabulous party lighting. Feel free to start out more simply- this site and those like it carry single pin spots ... Never used par cans before? Ok. Take a deep breath and relax. Don't be afraid. You are about to enter the world of fabulous party lighting. Feel free to start out more simply- this site and those like it carry single pin spots and separate gel filters (a colored film you place over the unit to change the color of the light) as well. You just grab a disco ball, for example, and point a pin spot at it. Voila. S-W-A-N-K-Y. Or use a can to flood a wall with color, backlight fabric for lush ambience or highlight an architectural detail. Or a tree. Whatever. Even one will have quite a visual impact. But be warned- once you experience how powerful of a decor element these can be, you will want more. Thus, ya might as well just give in to the craving you didn't even know you had until now and grab this gorgeous remote controlled polished chrome four piece LED set. Also available in black. Then go play. They'll be your new favorite toy.