Ice Skating Parties

We don’t get to ice skate much here in Las Vegas, but I have always dreamed of having a snow-covered, mitten wearing, ice skating on a lake kind of party. I found a few ideas and inspiration if YOU have such a dream too!

From The Sweetest Occasion, a FAB post filled with eye-candy and ideas from an ice skating party:

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You might have plenty of snowflakes on hand already, but just in case you need a few more, check out the Mashmallow snowflakes recipe from Martha Stewart:

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A Little Loveliness has an INCREDIBLE post full of fun ideas and… well, loveliness… with her Ice Skating party post:

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From Wedding Obsession, a Winter Warm Engagement post... with an incredible buffet by the lake.  Amazing photos, and GREAT ideas!

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Don’t you just want to bundle up and go test the lake?  Ok, maybe not quite yet… but when it’s time.. you’ll be ready!  And don’t forget about ice skating party favors from Diva Entertains such as our BIG, Personalized Hot Chocolate Cones  and our Chocolate Ice Skate Lollipops!

Halloween Fun!

We’ve got just over a week to finish Halloween preparations and put up any last minute decor… are you ready?  I’ve got a few ideas for you today to enhance your Halloween fun!

From Rachel Ray, 36 different Pumpkin decorating designs!!  Check out the slideshow of ideas to create the most fun pumpkins ever!

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And also from Rachel Ray, 25 MORE wacky and adorable ways to decorate your pumpkins! Many are no carve pumpkin decorations!

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From BHG, some fab DIY Halloween crafts for making your treats extra special!  LOTS of great DIY here!

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From I Wash, You Dry… a seriously cute idea for Halloween Marshmallow Pops!  I LOVE THESE!! Terrific Halloween treats to make with kids!

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And from Listotic, a slideshow of 16 awesome homemade Halloween decorations!  Using items you already have (mostly), some GREAT ideas for decorating, with or without the kids!

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Silver and Gold Anniversary Ideas

Silver and Gold anniversaries are such joyous occasions.  In this day and age, 25 and 50 years together is such an incredible achievement.. and I’ve got some great ideas to help you plan an event to celebrate!

From Celebrate Mag, a super easy idea for centerpieces.  The photo is gold gilded.. but I think you could do silver just as easily!

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From The V Spot,  a super cute anniversary gift idea - also could be done in either silver or gold!  This would be great as a table accent at a party, and then a take-home for the couple

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From Paisley Petal Events, an INCREDIBLE 50th Wedding Anniversary post.  Lots of eye-candy and inspiration!  Love the gilded centerpieces (see above for a link on making something like these).

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From Nener’s Creations – a great 25th Wedding Anniversary post, with lots of pictures and ideas from her parents’ party!  My favorite?  The Hershey Kisses bowl!  Silver Hershey Kisses are the perfect accent for a 25th party!

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More Fab Shoe Party Ideas

We can NEVER talk about shoes enough around here at Diva Entertains!   I’ve got more shoe favor and shoe party inspiration for you today!

You can never start them too young… check out this adorable shoe themed birthday party for a little girl and her best friends, from Life Frosting:

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I found some fab shoe centerpieces on Pinterest.  There aren’t instructions included that I could find, but I think you could take the idea and run with it!!

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From All Things Thrifty, a template and tutorial for making your own paper shoe favors/gifts.

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I’ve shared this one before a couple of years ago, so decided it needed to be shared again.  A Zebra Shoe and Shoe box cake… from Jessicakes.  Oh yes!

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From our our own Shoe Party Favors a big thank you to Rhoda for sending these fab pictures in from her party, using our  Shoe Place Card Holders.

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Rhoda says, “Your adorable little shoes were a HUGE hit with the women as I knew they would be.  My Sister was absolutely delighted with the shoes and everyone wanted to know where did I find such wonderful place card holders.”

DIY Plantable Favors

DIY is popular… eco-friendly is super-popular… so DIY plantable favors?  OH yes!  Here are some fun ideas for eco-friendly, plantable favors for your next event.

From Marry This, a great DIY tutorial on how to make plantable paper favors.

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From Something Turquoise, a FAB post about making plantable skeleton keys as favors.

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From Good Housekeeping, a quick and easy idea for making seed bombs.

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And from Martha Stewart, plantable leaves… such a cute favor idea!

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Click through to see our Diva Entertains plantable favors :

 

Fab Friday – Halloween Party Ideas

It’s hard to believe, but it’s time to start planning this year’s Halloween party!  I found a great article for you on Family Circle, with TONS of super ideas for Halloween party planning… this is just a fun place to get started!  (We’ll have more Halloween ideas next week too!)

Check out all the Family Circle party planning tips HEREThere are free Halloween printables and templates, recipes, decorating ideas and MORE.

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And get the Halloween Party recipes HERE

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And one more cute recipe… from Taste of Home… an owl “tree”:

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Cherry Blossom DIY

The cherry blossom theme for weddings and parties is a lovely one!  We have a few DIY cherry blossom crafts for you to check out.

First, from Beach House in the City, a DIY tutorial on how to make paper cherry blossom branches.  Perfect for centerpieces!

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From Housewife Notes, another DIY cherry blossom tutorial… origami style!

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From What Meegan Makes, a DIY Cherry Blossom wreath.  Gorgeous!!!

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And from Censational Girl, a tutorial on painting cherry blossoms on glass – specifically a glass candle holder.  Love it!

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You can see some of our Diva Entertains cherry blossom favors here:  http://www.divaentertains.com/cherry-blossom-favors.html

Cars Theme Birthday Parties

Last week, I posted some fun PLANES party ideas (here), and my boys saw the post and wanted to know where the CARS “stuff” was.  So… here it is!

First, from So Wonderful, So Marvelous… a..well, MARVELOUS Cars Birthday party post!  Lots of fabulous inspiration here… check out the mini pit crew bags!

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From Adorable Antics, another amazing (and adorable!) party for a 3 year old Cars buff!  Love her dessert table!

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Organized Chaos has a great post that is race cars-related, but not Disney Cars specifically.  Some great ideas here, either way you go!

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And from the Pethel Family, some incredible ideas for decorating and feeding folks at a Cars party!  LOVE the dessert table ideas…

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FAB Party Photos with Shoe Favors

We have some fun FAB pics from a recent customer – these feature a shoe party theme with some our Diva Entertains Shoe Favors.

I love the gorgeous shoe centerpiece, don’t you?  What a brilliant idea to use pillar candle holders to display the shoes. And she used the our zebra shoe place card holders.  Special thanks to Jan for sharing these pics with us!

 

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Fun Monkey Party Ideas

Mod Monkey is so, so cute… and so, so popular – for birthdays and baby showers and more!  Along those lines, I’ve got some great Monkey DIY and Monkey party inspiration for you today.

From The Simple Life, a super, duper cute Mod Monkey 1st birthday party post.  Lots of great inspiration here!!

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From Whimsy and Wise, a PINK Mod Monkey party – again, so much inspiration!  Love the centerpieces on the tables!

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From the Hostess blog, a Mod Monkey baby shower!  Love the colors and the special touches on this one!

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Check out the lovely pink and green features of the monkey baby shower, from Anders Ruff:

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And from our own Diva Entertains shop, check out these super cute monkey candles!  Perfect for a monkey themed baby shower!

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