Archive | February, 2017

A Red and Pink Valentine’s Day Bar Cart

We’re only 5 days away from Valentine’s Day! I hope you’re prepared to show how much you love everyone.  If you need help with what to wear for the big day, check out this post.  Today I’m going to give you a little inspiration to dress up your bar cart for V-day.  It’ll be just what you need to make yourself a drink and celebrate at home!

Click here for a festive Valentine's Day Bar Cart.Here’s your typical bar cart, but with a few small additions it’s just so festive for a day of love.  I added some red and pink items I had around my house.

Click here for a festive Valentine's Day Bar Cart.I also made sure to pull out all of our red and pink wine, champagne, and liquor.  Be sure to include any bar tools you may have in case you need a bottle opened or a drink stirred.

Click here for a festive Valentine's Day Bar Cart.I like to include the less used items on the lower shelf of my bar cart.  Things like mixers, the ice bucked, or any less frequently used liquors.  I love this super simple heart garland.  I made it by stringing some thin string through the holes in a few heart doilies.  Easy peasy!

Click here for a festive Valentine's Day Bar Cart.Click here for a festive Valentine's Day Bar Cart.I found these cute little milk glasses at the dollar store and just think they are adorable.  Probably more appropriate for a cookies and milk bar cart, but I wanted to include them since they are so cute.  Those red paper straws make them even more festive.

Click here for a festive Valentine's Day Bar Cart.Again, I pulled a pink vase out of the closet and that red pom pom wreath out of storage to make this bar cart full of pink and red.  I’m sure if you looked around the house you could find plenty of things that could match your color scheme.

Click here for a festive Valentine's Day Bar Cart.There you have it.  This festive bar cart definitely has me in the mood for a pink cocktail to celebrate Valentine’s with my husband.  Like I’ve said before, we’re not big Valentine’s day celebrators, but it would be fun to mix up a fun drink to enjoy together.  I’m pretty sure this little cart is going to be staying in my living room until Valentine’s because it’s just too cute.

 

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February Party Inspiration Round Up

Good morning, I hope everyone is able to get up and at ’em this morning after the Super Bowl last night!  I was able to attend a neighbor’s party and had a great time eating too much!  But speaking of parties, today I’m going to give you a round up of even more parties to carry you through the whole month of February.

No matter what the event is this month, Valentine’s, Mardi Gras, the Oscars, I’ve got you covered with some great ideas!

The Oscars

First, February 26th is the night all of Hollywood dreams of, The Oscars.  If you want to throw an Oscars watch party, you’ll have to have popcorn.  Just like if you were at the movies.  Try one of these popcorn bars to get everyone excited about the winners.

I love the idea of using brown paper bags to hold your popcorn mixture.  It’s even more convenient for people to take their leftovers home with them.

This next popcorn bar party uses paper cones to hold their popcorn creations.  I never think to add any sort of shaken goodness to my popcorn, so I love the options with this party.  Shakers with lots of different seasonings can help you create an interesting and yummy combination.

A Day for Love

Next, there are so many options to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  I am loving the idea of having a Galentine’s Day party for all of your girlfriends.  What a great way to show them how much they mean to you while sipping champagne and having much needed girl time!

Try using some ideas from this Galentine’s Day party that PopSugar hosted.  The row of pom poms as a centerpiece couldn’t be any easier or more genius!  Plus the DIY drink stirrers are super cute.

After your Galentine’s Day celebration, you’ll need to celebrate the love in your life.  The tablescape at this Valentine’s Day party by the Glitter Guide is super romantic.  The DIY tissue paper heart could be used year round for lots of different events too, just by changing out the colors to match your celebration.

If you want an even more intimate celebration with your love, give my sweetheart table dinner party idea a go.

Mardi Gras

Tuesday, February 28th is Mardi Gras.  Don’t let it just be a celebration if you’re in New Orleans, but have a great party at home too.  I love the inspiration for this Mardi Gras themed wedding by Ruffled.  It has a great sophisticated twist on everything purple, green, and gold.  Set up a similar dessert table and make a pasta salad with purple onion, green peppers, and pasta then you’re menu is set.

The florals and tablescape are pretty amazing at this celebration too.  Pull out anything gold you have and add in some purple flowers with greenery and you’ll be taking a page from this inspired wedding.

I hope these ideas help you celebrate everything going on this month.  If there is another special holiday you plan to celebrate this month, let me know in the comments!

 

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What I’d Wear Wednesday: Valentine’s Day Edition

According to the title of this post, this was supposed to go out yesterday.  It didn’t, so just pretend it’s still Wednesday when you’re reading this.

Every now and then, I like to put together a post about what I’d wear for various celebrations.  Valentine’s day is the perfect time to put on everything pink, red, and girly.  I’ve put together a little collage of a few things I found that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day.

More than likely, I’d just end up in the heart pajamas because my husband and I don’t typically do anything special for Valentine’s day.  I think that all started when we were dating in college and decided to make something for each other for Valentine’s.  I made him a photo book and he wrote me a poem.  It was perfect and not over the top.  Since then, no big plans for Valentine’s, and that’s just fine with me.

Take my suggestions and get a great look for whatever you plan to do on Valentine's Day.1-Heart Pajamas (Pants & Shirt)

I was just telling my husband that I don’t feel like a “real” grown up because I don’t have any “real” pajamas.  These would fill that gap in my wardrobe!

2-Striped Heart Shirt

How perfect would this long sleeved t-shirt be to wear to your kids school Valentine’s party?  I like that it’s obvious, but not over the top red and pink.

3-Pink Shift Dress

If you want to eat a big meal when you go out for Valentine’s Day, this dress is for you.  The ruffle details and the under $15 price make it extra cute.

4-Pink Ruched Dress

This dress would work better for a smaller meal, ha.  But the ruching will help to hide any food babies.

5-Red Booties

Pretty sure if I had these booties, I’d be wearing them year round.  How fun is that deep red color and the lower block heel makes me think they would be pretty comfortable.

6-Fringed Clutch

If you add fringe to anything, I’ll pretty much love it.  This pink clutch is adorable with the fringe, chevron detailing, and that tassel!  #hearteyes

7-Red Lace Up Heels

Hubba, hubba!  These heels are super sexy without having to balance on a sky high stiletto.  The lace up is great and the cut outs are super fun!

8-Lace Fit and Flare Dress

I’ve decided a while ago actually that fit and flare is my go to dress shape.  It just seems to work the best on my body.  I love this sweet pink dress and the lace detailing makes it special and a little sexy.

So what are your plans for Valentine’s day?  Do you normally go out and do something fun or keep it more low key?  Which item is your favorite to wear on Valentine’s?

 

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Celebrating everyday!