90’s Theme Party 


90’s theme party centerpiece. Found some old CD’s in the basement (which we all know we won’t use anymore), placed them upside down on both sides of the vase along the table runner. Make sure to clean the CD’s for scratches like you did in the old days when you wanted to listen to your favorite tunes. Makes them look nice and shiny on the tables.

 


90’s theme party centerpiece. Ordered the vases {Amazon} 2 packs of 4 – 6″ cylinder vases. Cassettes {Amazon} – they sell them in different colors – I ordered them in white 100 pack – spray painted them myself. Colorful confetti {Jo-Ann’s} which isn’t necessarily confetti I just used it that way. There are those styrofoam shapes in the kids arts and crafts section.

90’s party theme board – some of the pictures I printed which I couldn’t fit on the board, but thought were necessary. Just ripped a flap off a cardboard box and pinned these pictures on with thumbtacks. Don’t limit yourself to just pictures of celebrities – think toys, fads, controversies, changes, news.

90’s theme party backdrop! Go into your nearest fabric store {I went to Jo-Ann’s} and find the biggest white cotton fabric available. Of course you can choose whichever color or even a patterned one. I was going for simple and shape filled. I found packs of card stock in pastel colors and black and cut them out. Just used double sided adhesive stickers fit for fabric. Used the black card stock more for the 3D look.

What’s a 90’s theme party without the full nostalgia? Print all 90’s things you can think of online and thumbtack them onto a huge cork board {Staples} for a 90’s collage.

 


Favors table. Slap bracelets {Amazon}, blow up 90’s phone {Amazon}, butterfly clips {Etsy}, silly putty {eBay}, troll dolls {eBay}, 90’s pins {PINKTASTIK BUTTON CO.}. I am definitely going to purchase more pins from Pinktastik for future parties, they seem to have items for every theme! They were a huge hit at my party and the perfect addition to my props table. The photo props I just printed 90’s things on the computer. Make sure to look for images that are large in size so it prints out nicely. I took wooden skewers and taped the cutouts right onto them. But I did notice that now Pinktastik sells props like these as well. If you don’t have the time to make these, make sure to purchase from them, shipping is quick. You can follow Pinktastik on Pinterest & Instagram for more ideas.

90’s everything! Collage, pixie sticks, bubble gum tape, push pops, bottle pops, ring pops, origami, MASH, troll dolls, slap bracelets, butterfly clips (I would’ve added chokers too)

 

Polaroids! Lucky for me my sister had a friend with a Polaroid camera. If you don’t know anyone with one investing in one isn’t such a bad idea. Very useful and fun for any occasion. Easy to order refills on Amazon.


90’s outfit inspirations!! Mostly found at the thrift store. Wardrobe change is a must for the birthday girl/boy.

Check out more of my ideas on my Pinterest page http://pin.it/eGGzuDr

60th Birthday Party

When it comes to a milestone party, I always make it a point to add a personal touch whereas everyone can go home with something that pertains to them. Below is a Pinterest-inspired great personal touch for a 60th birthday party, or really any milestone party. Of course I used my own method for the triangular photo frames. Here’s what you’ll need and how to use the material:

  • Order plain black frames in bulk on any dollar store website. They usually come in dozens. I tried to find the cheapest frames I could find because they get taken apart anyway.
  • Permanent glue dots from Home Depot – use your adhesive of preference, the glue dots just happened to made it easier for me in this case. I tried hot glue first, but the sides were too thin. When I used the glue dots, I stretched each individual one and stuck it where I needed to. You’d be surprised the miracles glue dots perform.
  • Photos – Pinteresters say to print them on vellum paper, but these were printed on regular photo paper and worked just fine. I like them in black and white so when the lights are dimmed and candles are lit, it gives the photo a sepia look. Taking the backing and glass out helps light it up even more.
  • Flameless candles – they last up to 10 hours and won’t burn anything (Michael’s)
  • Fake rose petals were bought in bulk on Amazon
  • Vases – bought in bulk on any flower and vase online store
  • Floating pearls, transparent gels and small candles – Amazon, each sold separately

This party was actually a cocktail party. So few table for people to sit, leaving guests with only the choice to stand around the cocktail tables or the bar. I loved this idea because it keeps everyone up, drinking and dancing. No meals, just hors d’oeuvres. Personally, I am not a huge fan of your typical party at a catering halls where, as a guest, you’re forced to follow the set schedule. So this idea I love! Below are what I did with the cocktail tables and what I used:

  • Fish bowls – dollar store
  • Fake flowers: white carnations, lilies, red queen roses, ivy stems – dollar store
  • Black sand – dollar store
  • Twine – dollar store (I know lol, I was in heaven)
  • Pearls and baby’s breath stems – Michaels, try and catch them when they’re on sale for 40% off
  • Branches – my backyard – spray painted with gold metallic spray from Michael’s (spraying anything with this spray makes it look expensive and good quality)
  • Golden confetti – Amazon – this confetti was actually part of a larger bag with “Golden” and “60” on them. I took the little square shaped ones and threw them on the cocktail tables to liven them up a bit
  • Burlap – Michael’s or JoAnn’s
  • Candles – Michael’s 

Here’s an additional centerpiece for the small round tables on the side. Pearls, transparent gels for the pearls to float and vases all bought on Amazon.  Candle holders and candles from Michael’s. 

Every milestone party should have a section that honors the person being celebrated. Here is what I created to pay tribute to the birthday fella: 

Material:






Favors table:

Gifts in a jar

Make your gift the personal one fit perfectly with what they like..

Tea Time Jar


  
  
  

  • Rocks and sand – Michael’s
  • Honey wafers, honey, cinnamon, cookies, mug and ribbon – Marshall’s
  • Tea infusers and green tea (which I found out is the person’s favorite tea) – Amazon
  • Emporor’s Clouds and Mist Green Tea – Teavana
  • Jar – Target

Martini Lover in a Jar


  
  
  

  • Jar – Target
  • Midtown Martini chiller glasses, The Little Black Book of Martinis, Stainless Steel and Pewter martini picks – Amazon
  • Pebbles – Michael’s
  • Mini liquor bottles – local liquor store
  • Ribbon – I had laying around for Christmas wrapping
  • Mixed nuts and dark chocolate in gift bag with packaging for glasses and picks

How to Keep Your Professional Edge & Stay at the Top of Your Game in the Workplace; 6 essential characteristics that will pave your way to successs

Useful & uplifting words to keep in mind during the work-week.

simplysereneblog

always invest in yourself

Do you feel stuck in your everyday routine? Do you need some inspiration and motivation?? It’s so easy to get stuck in the whizzzz of everyday life that one forgets to make those small, but extremely meaningful efforts to stay at the top of their game in their life.  After time you start caring less about the way you dress to work, standing up for your ideas (because you don’t think it will make a difference anyways), and overall you just start investing less in yourself.  This happens to sooooo many of us and we don’t even feel it because we are in an extreme comfort zone.  Our bills are being paid and we are safe and at no risk, so we just keep on moving along.  But wait! STOP!!! Is that the life you want to live?? There’s still more opportunities for us to live with a purpose and…

View original post 2,074 more words

Life is like a pen, paper, and white out.

Paper is your life.
The Pen is you.

We go through life making our mark wherever we go.

It is impossible to never make a mistake.

Sometimes we scratch it out. Start a new sentence or just continue on like it doesn’t exist.

Sometimes we use whiteout to hide it and mask it. Pretend it’s not there, pretend it never happened. We write over it, above it, below it, around it.

Sometimes we don’t even know we made a mistake until we stop and take the time to reflect and review.

We stop using whiteout when we don’t care.
We stop scratching out when we don’t mind.
We stop looking for mistakes when it doesn’t matter.

Whatever the case, the mistake is there. We will always know where it is and how it got there. We know the truth behind the mask. We know what it took to fix that mistake. We may forget that it exists, but when something comes about that reminds us of it, we will always remember how little or much it hurt.

*I didn’t make this up myself, but it caught my eye and got me thinking*
Source: http://boardofwisdom.com/togo/Quotes/ShowQuote/?msgid=300940#.VIHHiJY8LCR