Thursday, April 24, 2014

Mother's Day DIY Link LLLove

Mother's Day is May 11th.  It's time to start planing how to show Mom we love her! 
Here are some darling DIY's we thought might be a good idea...

So, start crafting some love for Mom!

Jen & Jess

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Egg Decorating Party for Kids & Moms

We love the idea of an Easter egg decorating party for kids and moms, featured on Evite Gatherings!  The best venue for this is right in your own backyard!  Bring out a folding table and a few kids craft tables (we found ours at IKEA), cover the table tops with paper (we used a roll of gift wrap), deck the table with decorating tools and eggs, and get creative! 

Cover the surface of your table with a protective cover, like this roll of wrapping paper.  This makes cleaning up a breeze! Another great tip is to place an egg holder in the center of your table for a place to let eggs dry after they are decorated.  This one is from Williams-Sonoma

At any party or get together, make sure to have a few snacks out for your guests.  For a morning or afternoon occasion, scones and tea sandwiches are quick and easy, and for a healthier option we love baby veggies in terra cotta pots! The res of the table was decorated with potted plants in terra cotta pots from the local nursery.

 Each place setting had little plates to help keep place setting clean while decorating eggs, an egg dipper, bowls of water and liquid adhesive (adhesive was used for gold leaf and glitter eggs), and a paint brush.

 To find out how these eggs where decorated, visit Evite Gatherings!

For outdoor parties we love serving drinks in a drink dispenser.  And a little bubbly is always great to have on hand for a girls get together!

 For the kid's Easter table, the surface of the table was covered with a paper table runner. Each place setting had a plate to decorate on and a basket full of hardboiled eggs.  Cups of die and flowers made for a pretty and colorful centerpiece, and egg caddies flanked either sides of the table to place completed eggs for drying.

We mustache you a question, did you know that you can use temporary tattoos to decorate Easter eggs?! We love this easy decorating technique!  You can use the tattoos an dyed eggs, or decorate with tattoos sans dye! For more egg dying ideas visit Evite Gatherings!

For little hands we recommend an egg dipper.  We love this cost effective bunny dipper, and the kids will love it too!

Layout some healthy snacks "freshly picked" from the farm, like these baby veggies "potted" in little terra cotta pots.

For a sweet treat, try this adorable Peeps fondue! Simply heat up some hot fudge in a microwave safe bowl, place Peeps on lollipop sticks, and set out sprinkles for dipping!

For more Easter ideas, DIYs, and FREE Easter printables visit Evite Gatherings!

Jen & Jess

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Top Easter Egg Decorating Trends

As we gear up for Easter this Sunday, we wanted to share more of our Evite Gatherings photo shoot!  If you don't have plans for this Saturday, try inviting a few friends over for Easter egg decorating! Below are our favorite egg decorating ideas, enjoy!

 For an earthy rustic look, try decorating organic eggs using Chalk Ink markers!  Better yet, write your guests names on each of the eggs and place them in a basket at each place setting for your Easter brunch this Sunday!

 Marbling is a hot trend that is on the rise, so we loved making marble-dipped Easter eggs using nail polish!

And this one is our favorite!  Use a Gold Leaf Kit to decorate your Easter eggs! 

To see more gorgeous Easter DIYs, decor ideas, and more visit Evite Gatherings!

Jen & Jess

Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter DIY Donut Bunny

    Jess recently made the most adorable DIY Donut Bunnies for Evite Gatherings, and we loved them so much we had to share!  These are such adorable desserts, and with their "bunny tails" (made using powdered donut holes), these little bunnies can stand on their own either at a place setting or on a buffet for an Easter brunch!  The kids will get a kick out of these, as well as the adults!

    See the video tutorial below, or to view the full post with a materials list and step-by-step instructions, click HERE!

    Don't forget to download the FREE PRINTABLE - "Donut you know some bunny loves you" sign and gift tags, as well as your donut bunny "ears!"

    Give Donut Bunnies to friends and family to wish them a Happy Easter! 

    Also a quick safety note: please make sure to remove toothpicks from donuts before eating!

    We'll be sharing more fun Easter DIYs and decor ideas this week so stay tuned!

Jen & Jess

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Our Favorite Baby Shower Themes!

Well, everybody knows that "April Showers bring May Flowers," so here are some Baby shower themes that was are LLLoving.

Adoption Shower:
"They found their missing piece" by, Grey Grey Designs

Twin Shower:
"Dr. Seuss, Thing One and Thing Two" by, Stem Parties

Vintage Baby Shower:
"Little Lamb" by, Jennifer Jones Photography

For a Girl:
Pretty in Pink 
1) The invite, etsy.
2) The bag game, put something in each bag for the baby that starts with that letter.
3) The decor.

For a Boy:
Little Boy Blue by, Layla Grayce

We hope that helped you shower the love on your new Mommy.

Jen & Jess

Monday, March 31, 2014

DIY Easter Egg Roundup!

Hippity Hoppity Easter's on its way!  Here are a few fun ideas on how to jazz up your Easter Eggs this year!

Add some gold confetti. For tutorial click here.
Use chalk pens to decorate. For tutorial click here.
Nail polish can have so many uses.  For tutorial click here.
Send a message. For tutorial click here.

Hoppy Decorating!

Jen & Jess