High Heel Centerpieces – Beautiful High Heel Shoe Vase

Diva Entertains is *CRAZY* over shoes!  And so are her clients!  One of her top sellers is her beautiful High Heel Shoe Vase.  And unlike so many centerpieces that are thrown out after an event, our vases will be treasured keepsakes!  We offer them in a variety of colors!

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Please come visit Diva Entertains to see all of her fabulous Shoe Favors!

Hawaiian Theme Party Decorations and Favors

When you think of Hawaii you probably think of palm trees and pineapples.  Today’s post is going to concentrate on the latter, the Pineapple.  The pineapple represents warmth, welcome, friendship and hospitality – a perfect theme for any party but especially terrific for a luau themed party, a tropical themed party or even a Caribbean party!

The first thing a guests sees when they attend a wedding or ‘seated’ event is the place cards.  A great way to set the scene for your celebration is with these beautiful, gold, Pineapple Place Card Holders.

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Which leads them to their table that should be graced with Pineapple Centerpieces!  Ours is actually a cork cage but our customers re-purpose them by filling them with LED candles, tissue paper, a bottle of wine, etc.

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It’s the perfect Hawaiian centerpiece!

As for wedding favors, we offer this beautiful Pineapple Wine Stopper:

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We also offer this elegant Pineapple Bottle Opener:

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Please come visit Diva Entertains to see all of our fabulous favors!

Sunflower Wedding and Party Themes

I love sunflowers as a wedding or party them.  They are so bright and cheerful and fun… check out some fab ideas and inspiration for incorporating a sunflower theme into your next event.

From CakeCentral.com, an amazing sunflower wedding cake:

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 Want to find more sunflower inspiration? Simply go to Google.com/Images and type in “sunflower wedding cakes”.

Check out the simple, yet lovely silk sunflower centerpiece from bridecraft.com She provides a terrific step by step photo tutorial.

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Craftionary has a great tutorial for making handmade nylon flowers – love these!

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From Sweet Sugarbelle, a DIY tutorial on making sunflower cookies – these would be great for party favors or a reception!

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And of course, we have an entire section devoted to Sunflowers in the Diva Entertains shop… check out some of our favorites:

Sunflower-Favors Sunflower Lottery Ticket Holders | Sunflower Favor Boxes | Sunflower Wedding Fans

Lemon and Lime Wedding Inspiration

I collect links to all kinds of wedding (and party) inspiration, and often I realize that themes are emerging among all my collected links.  Today is a post based on one of those themes – lemons and limes!  The golden yellow and lovely green of lemon and lime make a perfect accents for summer weddings, I think… and I’m not alone!

Check out the GORGEOUS wedding cake gallery of Dream Day Cakes… lots of colors and amazing designs, and I especially love this lime green wedding cake – there are several more in the gallery:

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From Bower Power, a beautiful post about a Lemon Lime Wedding… there are some fabulous photos and inspiration, but my favorite are the candy buffet jars.  Beautiful fruit filled centerpieces too!

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From the Knot, a beautiful lime and floral centerpiece idea:

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From a Good Affair, a fabulous yellow and gray theme wedding, with amazing lemon centerpieces:

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And Emmaline Bride shares how to make some beautiful lemon centerpieces:

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And from The Frosted Petticoat, an INCREDIBLE Italian Lime wedding post… full of lime goodness in every way!

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Easy & Fun Chalkboard Projects for Parties

One of my favorites trends right now is using chalkboard for favors and decorations.  I’m not sure why I like it so much, or why it’s so popular, but I’m guessing nostalgia.  We have electronics and gadgets and white boards in school… and we miss the feel (and smell?) of chalkboards of our youth.  Ok, maybe that’s over-reaching, but I bet it has something to do with it!

Regardless, I have some great chalkboard projects and ideas to share today!

From Emmaline Bride, DIY Chalkboard Flower Pots – such a great idea for spring showers and birthday parties whether as table numbers, centerpieces or favors!

From With a Dash of Color – wooden DIY chalkboard tags!  These could be used as favors, place settings, candy buffet signs… and oh, so much more!

How about a DIY tutorial for Chalkboard wrapping paper?  I love the idea of being able to personalize a gift this way.  From Make the Best of Everything, a quick and easy tutorial:

From bell’alimento, a DIY tutorial on making Chalkboard Painted Wine Bottles – perfect for decor and table numbers!

And finally, from Cottage in the Oaks, a unique idea… chalkboard chargers.  Another great way to personalize each place setting, or a fun way to give your guests a doodle pad?

 

Fun Customer Party – Candy Land Baby Shower!

We love our Diva Entertains customers, and we especially love when they send us fab photos of their events!  Today’s post is from a recent baby shower with a Candy Land theme.  Check out some of the AMAZING photos we received from Carmen:

 

Candyland Favor Tags (on the gumball machines)

Doesn’t it look like it was an INCREDIBLY FAB shower?  I want Carmen to come decorate for my next event!!

Fun Bowling Party Ideas

Happy New Year (again!)  We are excited about so many of our upcoming blogging posts and giveaways.  2013 is going to be a GREAT year here at Diva Entertains.

To get us started off, I have some great Bowling Party ideas for you!  Bowling parties are really perfect for any age – from little-littles all the way to grown-up kids! (And I’m not sure who likes bumper bowling more… me or my children!)

First, from the Hostess blog, a retro bowling party with a modern twist!  Such FAB ideas to get you inspired.  Her post details everything for this party!:

From vixenMade, an incredible red and white bowling party theme.  She offers great ideas for easy bowling party food (who knew chocolate covered oreos look just like bowling balls!)

I love the simplicity and the ideas from Blonde Designs Blog with her daughter’s bowling party.  She has some great tips for doing something similar!

And, check out this adorable Bowling centerpiece, from Kookie Krums:  The bowling balls were made out of white foam balls that were spray painted.  I think some fun centerpieces could also be made using bowling bags.

 

Speaking of cookies, we offer Bowling Cookies in the Diva Entertains shop, and here are some photos from a recent customer:

And finally, from Amanda’s Parties To Go, an OUTSTANDING post chock-full of ideas for creating and decorating the perfect Bowling Party.

She sells the entire package of personalized printables here for $29.

And one last fun link!  We have Bowling Grippy Socks in our Diva Entertains shop – check out these FUN favors here!

Thursday Theme – Holiday Weddings

It’s a little late to be planning a holiday wedding for THIS year, but it’s just about the right time to start planning one for NEXT year!  So, with that in mind, we have collected some fun links for you holiday wedding planning!  And seriously… reds and whites, reds and golds, blues and whites… there are some fab color schemes to consider when planning a holiday wedding!

From wedding bells, I found a slideshow of yummy bite-sized foods for your winter wedding.  I love the idea of donut holes as a wedding food, don’t you.  Make sure you scroll through all 22 wedding finger food pics – the presentation and suggestions are *fab*!

 

There are TONS of variations of holiday wedding cakes out there (just go to Google.com/Images and type in “Christmas wedding cakes” to see a few..thousand), but I found this one on Pink Cake Box, and loved the red “em roidered” look:  Take some time and check out her other cakes – we are are sure you’ll find plenty of inspiration!  Click here to see her Winter Wedding Cakes specifically.

And you could go with a traditional red and white floral bouquet for your holiday wedding… or, you could make something unique like this DIY crystal and pearl bouquet, from Oh Dear Photography: They even include a little  ‘how to make a pearl bouquet’ tutorial!

From Elizabeth Ann Designs, check out the GORGEOUS holiday centerpiece idea with DIY instructions… cranberries, greenery, candles.. I love it!  There are 3 other beautiful Christmas craft projects on the same page so before to read the entire post!

And finally, check out these flower-pot favors with ornaments and flower bulbs, from bhg.com… I love the idea of “spring is just around the corner” at your holiday wedding.  Make sure you click through and then scroll to see 25 easy to make party favors!

Thursday Theme – Black and White

It’s Thursday Theme time again, and we’re talking about Black and White today.  Glamorous, old Hollywood, classy… you can’t go wrong with black and white as a theme!

I’ve been sharing mostly about weddings in our Thursday Theme posts, but my first link is a super fun post about an Oscar party.  Many of the ideas work great for any black and white party theme AND she includes several fab free party downloads! I just couldn’t NOT share this post from Twig and Thistle, when I saw the tower of oreos

From Martha Stewart, a lovely cake and candy set-up… in blacks and whites.  Perfect for a black and white wedding theme.  To see more photos from this lovely wedding, including fabulous Black and White cookie favors, Click Here. (Make sure you scroll through the pics!).

From A Diamond in the Stuff, a tutorial for lovely flower pot topiaries.  These would be wonderful and inexpensive black and white centerpieces.  Although soap roses were used her, after I saw how she put together these flower pots (with round styrofoam balls), I knew that I would fill them with Black and White Oreo Pops.  Here is a great tutorial on how to make Oreo Pops!

 From Kara’s Party ideas, a lovely post about a black and white party… with a touch of yellow. Lots of great inspiration here!

And finally, from June Bug Weddings, a fun idea for using old records as bowls:  Here’s a step-by-step photo tutorial for how to make a bowl from a record.

Fall Decor

Sometimes we branch out just a LITTLE from parties and events, and just talk about decor.  Today is one of those days!  It’s time to start thinking about your fall decor (just a few more days until it is officially no longer summer!)  I have some fall-ish DIY and inspiration for you!

From Thrifty Decor Chick, a very simple (and lovely) DIY fall wreath tutorial.

 

How about Duck Tape Pumpkins?  From Love and Sugar Kisses, comes a VERY unique way to decorate your real (or not) pumpkins this year.  You’ll be amazed at all the designs duck tape is now available in:

From A Diamond in the Stuff comes a pumpkin topiary… WITH glitter!  Click through to see just how easy and inexpensive this is to make!  This is one of the best pumpkin decorating ideas I’ve come across.

From Martha Stewart, a step-by-step tutorial on making a gorgeous pumpkin chandelier for those of you that are more ambitious:):

And finally, from BHG.com, FABULOUS fall bling… on fruit! Make sure you scroll through ALL 17 fall centerpiece ideas!

How will YOU be decorating for fall?  We’d love to hear about it!