Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Table Talk

On Monday I attended the National Stationery Show at the Jacob Javitz Center in NY. I had such a great time, I met some great people and learned about some great products.

Let me introduce you to:

Table Tent Trivia

As a host and a planner I love the idea of getting my guests to engaged in the event. Helping to break an awkward silence amongst guest who may not know each other or simply upgrading the regular conversation starters like the weather is really is made simple and fun with Table Tent Trivia.

Table Tent Trivia packages trivia questions around party themes. The trivia questions are printed on unique table tents that help you continue the personalization of your event. Each package contains five table tents with five questions on each card. You will have 25 unique questions for each events. Each table tent style also has coordinating invitations and napkins, if you should choose to expand on your theme.

How many grapes does it take to produce a bottle of wine?
For a wine theme event try the Wine Table Tents

Shaken or Stirred?

Girls never really need conversation starters but these two styles, Martini and "Just the Girls" are great for a girls night out, bachelorette or bridal shower.

With many summer party plans getting on the way, the Summer Trivia will be a hit at any BBQ or summer fling.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Private Island Honeymoons

Enjoying your honeymoon on a great island can make any stress of planning melt into the scenery. It is a great place for your and your new spouse to enjoy time as a married couple. Don't think about working on thank you cards, or bringing work along just focus on relaxation.

Caribbean Travel and Life magazine shares some great locations to considers for your honeymoon.

Lighthouse Bay Resort in Barbuda

Located on 17 miles of pristine, uninterrupted beach displaying pink sand beaches and crystal blue water, this nine-suite property offers a honeymoon package that includes couple massages, all meals, horseback riding and more. Check out this serene location for your honeymoon.

The Scrub Island resort is located in the British Virgin Islands their all inclusive dream package includes seven nights in ocean view accommodations, complimentary transfers to Trellis Bay, a couples massage, romantic Anegada boat excursion, personal concierge service and all meals.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Conversation Starters

As a party planner my antennas are always up looking for new party ideas and tricks. I came across Donahue Paper on the wonderful world of twitter. I came across these conversation starters which I thought would be hits at any size party. Get rid of the awkward silence with these conversations starters.

Donahue Papers has Table Topics , that range from the 60's to 80's. It covers family gatherings, couples, teens and so much more. I think I would like the 80's pretty well, but these would all be fun.

You could consider using these at your wedding or any of the pre-wedding parties that you will host. If your bridal party and families are meeting for the first time this would be a great way to get everyone talking and laughing.

Donahue Papers has a host of other products that would be helpful during your DIY wedding planning, including handmade paper, envelopes in a variety of colors and shapes and sizes, metallic paper, and pouches perfect for enclosure style invites.

I also found their line of Environsax sold by Donahue Papers would make great gifts for bridesmaids from a Eco-conscious bride.

Monday, May 10, 2010

And the winner is...........

I want to thank all of you who stopped visited and commented on my blog. It is always fun to give away nice things. I want to thank my sponsor Dawn of Doilies and Daisies and Dawncorrespondence, she has added a very creative touch to April's giveaway.

The winner of Inspired's April giveaway is......The Budget Bride. Congratulations I hope that you will be very happy with your prize.

The winner was chosen using

Friday, May 7, 2010

Money Saving Centerpiece Tips

Centerpieces are one way to enhance the theme of your party or wedding is with centerpieces. They can bring a sense of whimsy, an atmosphere of elegance. It is a connecting piece. Centerpieces can be in the form of flowers, balloons, candles, the options are limitless. The wonderful thing about your centerpiece creation is that there isn't a formula or an exact science to it so your imagination is your only limit.Here are some budget friendly tips for creating centerpieces that wont break you budget.

1. Use fruit in your centerpieces

I love fruit in centerpieces. Nature has given us such great and vibrant colors that it would be hard to pass up the opportunity to use them. Use them alone in a unique vessel adorned with ribbon. You can also choose to use with flowers or candles. The vessels that you choose will determine how formal or informal your centerpiece will be. The options are limitless.

My number one fruit choice for centerpieces are lemons, I love the vibrancy that lemons bring to the table.

2. Use Candles

Nothing says romantic like candles and weddings, and romance go hand in hand. Candles come in a variety of colors and shapes which you can choose to enhance your centerpiece. You can use candles alone, with rocks, beads or flowers. It all depends on your particular vision for your event.

I would only recommend that you shy away from scented candles. Some individuals, like myself, suffer from sensitivity to certain scents. It can cause headaches and or nausea, you definitely want your guest to enjoy your wedding.
It may only be one guest at that particular table, but it is still one too much.

If you are going to do your own centerpieces, try practicing to create your centerpiece ideas before your wedding, to make sure that you are happy with it and to test how long your particular flowers will last. Also, to know the ease of creating your centerpieces.


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