Black and Gold Wedding Theme

A black and gold wedding theme is such a classic look!  And Diva Entertains has so many favors, place card holders and favor boxes that fit this timeless theme beautifully.

Let’s start out with these Personalized Gold Bottle Openers:

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Or perhaps you would like to set your tables with black favor boxes and/or gold favor boxes!

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And don’t forget about elegant Gold Place Card Holders?

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This is just a sampling of the MANY items we offer to compliment a black or gold wedding reception.  Please come visit Diva Entertains and type “Black” or “Gold” into our search box!

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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Let’s talk about SHOES again!

We like shoes around here… especially the high-heeled stiletto variety!  I’ve posted about shoe themes HERE and HERE….and HERE and HERE too!  Yes, we do love our shoes!

We have a great shoe favor section in the Diva Entertains shop, and here is a wonderful photo from customer Kathleen.  Thank you Kathleen!  You can see the shoe place cards in our shop HERE.

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I think I’ve shared something similar to this before, but I love the step-by-step tutorial for making High Heel cupcakes in this post from How Does She.

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And just so you know, it’s not just us “seasoned” ladies that love our shoes!  Check out this adorable shoe-themed party for a sweet little 2 year old, from A Blissful Nest!!  Gotta start somewhere with the love of shoes, right??

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Theme Thursday – Shabby Chic Garden Party

I’m going super specific with today’s Theme Thursday post… specifically shabby chic… and garden or tea parties!  When thinking about shabby chic and garden parties and tea parties, we are looking at LOTS and lots of pastels, flowers, and loveliness. Can’t wait to share what I’ve found!
From Kara’s Party, a shabby chic tea party baby shower – lots of FABULOUS ideas for sweet, pink, and shabby chic! Serving cupcakes in vintage tea cups is a beautiful presentation.  And who would have thought that big rosettes (easy to do) would look so amazing on a cake?

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From OntoBaby.com, a Butterfly Garden themed party… LOVE the butterflies on the wall as a backdrop!  Make sure you click through to the post for inspirational photos and ideas!

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From A Bubbly Life, a DIY No Sew Ruffle Tablecloth tutorial… I specifically like the words “no sew”, don’t you?

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From Prudent baby, an incredible idea – a sugar cookie centerpiece cone!  What a beautiful centerpiece for a garden party, and so original and fun!

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And finally, I ran across a lovely British company when looking for shabby chic tea party ideas… check out CakeStandHeaven.com.  They offer hand crafted cake stands and tea party sets.  cakestandheaven

Last Minute FREE Thanksgiving Printables

Yesterday we talked about last minute fun foods for Thanksgiving, and today I have some last minute FREE printables for you!  If you are still trying to decide on a decor for your Thanksgiving table, check out some of these ideas:

From Anna and Blue, a great collection of download and printables for Thanksgiving:  Make sure you scroll to the end of the post for the printables and suggestions how to use them!

 

From Dimple Prints, a GIGANTIC collection of Thanksgiving printables!

From Food, Art Party… a collection of cupcake wrappers and toppers:

And from Paper Glitter, a fun collection that would be perfect for the “kid’s table”:

Theme Thursday – Orange and Black

We are continuing our new Theme Thursday series this week with… Orange and Black… partly because of upcoming Halloween parties, but also because the two colors together can make a stunning theme.  Whether you are planning a Halloween party, a bridal shower, or a themed wedding, I have lots of Orange and Black for you today!

First, from CakesDecor.com – a jaw-dropping Black Damask and Orange theme cake (and she has stenciling AND pleating tutorials for the cake decorators out there!):

I think black damask and orange go PERFECTLY together, and here is a second example in the cake department, from The Couture Cakery:

Want to find more FABULOUS pictures of orange and black cakes? Go to Google.com/Images and type in (for example):

  • orange and black cakes (or wedding cakes)
  • orange and black cupcakes (if that’s of interest to you)

What about centerpieces?  I found a fun FREE printable from Living Locurto – she has several free designs that are geared towards Halloween parties, but I think this one would be perfect for a shower or even a wedding reception.  Included in the post are very detailed instructions for designing a lovely orange and black tablescape.

From Brooklyn Bride, a modern tablescape in orange and black!  Great inspiration, with a list of materials used at the end of the post:

 Interested in see more orange and black centerpieces and table settings?  Once again go to Google.com/Images and type in (for example):

  • Orange Centerpieces
  • Black Centerpieces
  • Orange and Black Centerpieces
  • Orange Bouquets (for inspiration:)

Stepping away from weddings for just a minute… I found this adorable styled 1st birthday party post on The Tom Kat studio blog – it includes pink, but I just couldn’t NOT share it.  It’s a good example of orange and black AND pink. 🙂

What do YOU think about Orange and Black as a theme?  We’d love to hear your thoughts!

 

Wine Bottle Accents for your Wedding or Shower

So, today I’ve got a collection of “odds and ends” for weddings and bridal showers that I just need to share!  These are all unique ideas that add just that special touch to your event!

First up, I found a GREAT post from Bespoke Bride, with 21 alternative and unique guest book ideas.  My favorite?  Wine Glass guest books:

Gracefully Southern, on etsy.com, has another unique, alternative wine bottle guest book idea:

From Martha Stewart comes this very simple AND elegant table number idea:

And speaking of table numbers, how about these CHALK wine bottle table numbers, from Julie Ann Art? Click for instruction on how to spray paint wine bottles include how to make chalkboard wine bottles!

And of course you can see our wine bottle and wine related favors and accents in the Diva Entertains Shop.

Do YOU have a unique way to use wine bottles for your event?  We’d love to hear about them!

Chalkboard Place Settings

Did you know chalk is BIG right now?  And by big, I mean super cute… super easy… super fun… for your party accessories!  Check out a few ideas for using chalk to enhance your party.

From Signature Style, a quick and easy tutorial for using dollar store trays and chalkboard paint to make a fun hostess gift or menu board

And look at this tutorial from Just Short of Crazy… add chalkboard paint to the bottom of wine glasses!

From Emaline Bride, a FAB tutorial for making little chalkboard flower pots.  Perfect for place settings!!

And also from Emaline Bride, an easy tutorial for adding chalkboards to mason jars!  Doesn’t get more shabby chic than that, does it?

So, do you have chalkboard ideas?  We’d love to hear them!

We also have chalk items available in the Diva Entertains shop.  Check out a few below:

Wine Chalkboard Table Settings  |  Chalkboard Votive Candles  |  Chalkboard Table Numbers

Tuesday Trend – Vintage Glam for weddings and parties

“Vintage Glam” might not be for everyone, but you have to admit there is a plenty of room for glam in the vintage category!  The “vintage party” concept is a fun trend, and I’ve got some great finds for you, if this is YOUR type of glam.

From The Sweetest Occasion, check out this tutorial on making Vintage Contact Paper banners – perfect for decorating for a vintage wedding theme or birthday party!

 

Need style ideas for your table and place settings?  Click on over to the Gallery at Style Me Pretty.

 

From the At RuffledBlog learn out how to create a fabulous Vintage Wallpaper Photo Booth for your wedding reception!

A tutorial so easy, it’s mostly just photo inspiration!  Look at these wonderful vintage votives trimmed with lace, from Annaboo’s House:

There are lots and lots of fabulous cake and cupcake designers out there, but I found one from the UK who really seems to GET the vintage glam idea.  Check out the Cotton and Crumb cupcake gallery HERE. (And be sure to click around the site to see a lot of other amazing dessert and cake designs too!) When you see something (or two or three) that you like – print out the photo and take it to your bakery to replicate!  For a fun and delightful twist – serve your vintage cupcakes in teacups – no crumbs!

 

 

 

Tuesday Tips – DIY Napkin Rings for Thanksgiving

Happy November 1st!  I’m so very excited today, because I have not one, but TWO fabulous DIY napkin rigs projects to enhance your autumn parties!

First up is an  embroidered and felt napkin ring tutorial from HELLOmynameisHeather.

Heather includes detailed instructions for this thanksgiving craft project AND downloadable/printable patterns to make these felt napkins rings.  Look… just look… at those acorns!  She will teach you HOW to make them!

But, maybe you aren’t a felt, thread, and embroider kind of gal?

No worries!  I’ve created some free printable napkin PAPER tags, just for you!

Simply print them on cardstock, punch them out with a 2 inch round or scallop punch (purchased at a craft store like Michaels or ordered from HERE).  You can then embellish them with ribbon, glitter, or whatever else your imagination cooks up!  I left the tags blank, so they could double as diy place cards for your party, or you could write a short “Happy Thanksgiving” message on each one.

Here is an example of a how you might use the tags… as a water glass place card.


The look would be just as nice as a satin ribbon Thanksgiving napkin rings on a linen napkin.

You can download the sheet of free tags HERE.  It is in PDF format, with all three tags on one printable page.

And if you use these, we’d LOVE to see photos of your table settings!  Just send an email to char@divaentertains.com with your photos, and we’ll feature them in a future post!