It's the day before Thanksgiving and it's SNOWING here in Connecticut! Everyone is scurrying to finalize their holiday feasts! This DIY (with FREE printable!) is an easy way to organize people and food - the two most important things on Thanksgiving! Download, print, and arrange these super cute place cards (also can be used as food labels) in 6 simple steps!
Step 1:Gather material: Standard 8.5x11 size paper, scissors, glue, dowels (can be found at Michaels Stores’ a set of 40 for $4.00!!)
Step 2:Download and print place cards on 8.5x11 size paper and cut to size
Step 3:Label with a guest name, food, or drink: These cards can be used as place cards or food / drink labels!
Step 4:Glue to dowel
Step 5:Place dowel in square cube
Happy Thanksgiving & THANK YOU for all of your support!
Halloween is by far my favorite holiday (aside from my own birthday). I love the idea that for one night you can become anything from your wildest dreams of adventure - it gives a certain power to creativity and imagination (two things I live for!). With so many ideas and dreams for this particular party I sort of combined a mixture of ideas and themes. With lots of emphasis on the color purple, this Halloween bash turned into a masquerade for the non-scary!
Setting the Scene: Anywhere outside in this perfect New England Fall!
Paper Straws: The perfect color detail, extra large for a variety of drinks!
The Masquerade: Silver-stemmed masks for each party guest!
Googly-Eyed Goodie Boxes: Perfect for a candy take-away!
Place Card Tags - To label seating and goodie boxes (love that 2-in-one)
Wishing you a wonderful night full of adventure, candy belly-aches, and lots of witch laughs!
Shoot Styling, Event Production & Photos - Ariel Nathan: Until Next Time Notes / Party Paper & Accessories (Chargers, paper straws, decorative books, masks, spray paint, flowers, vases, table runner, milk jugs, goodie boxes and confetti) - Michaels Stores: Michaels'
One week from today is the spookiest holiday of all - Halloween! In celebration I created a Halloween Party Pack which included: invitations, straws, goodie bags, a thank you note, and DIY place cards!
The idea behind the party pack is to help busy adults make time for planning fun with friends, kids’ parties, social events and dinner parties. This pack provides people with a complete party kit including invitations, place cards and party decorations – which makes throwing even the smallest gatherings easy and stress free!
This particular pack was sent to a select group of bloggers to style in their own unique way. Here's a round of the parties they created!
Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who participated! You girls are so talented!
February 14th is just around the corner. If you are anything like me - you start prepping for this holiday FAR in advance! A day to celebrate love & friendship is a day at it’s finest! I don’t necessarily believe that Valentine's Day has to be all about romance – it should be a time to celebrate your love for anyone! Growing up my sister and I always woke up to elaborate decorations & goodie bags filled with love notes, flowers, chocolate, and all of the V-Day accessories a girl could wish for!
As a 20 something creator my vision of this holiday is seen through rose-colored glasses of course!
Please note - information on invitation is false - do not contact this number!
Now if you are one of those people who don’t believe in Valentine’s Day - you may be thinking this post is not for you, just know – black (my favorite color) is absolutely included in my color scheme ;) – I dare you to borrow my rose colored glasses and take a look below!
You’ve Got Mail – Valentine’s Day 2014
A party theme based on my love of hearts and mail. Honestly, I am not the biggest fan of pink but, tis the season, right?!
This crazy thing is a 3D invite (YES, they are mail-able!) – a rectangle, kiss-covered box!
Guests would find a piece of mail with their name on it designating their seat at the table!
I created paper mailboxes for each of my party guests. This party is a dinner & DIY, throughout the night each partygoer could craft up a valentine and place it in a friend’s mailbox! More on the card making station below!
These little props were created for picture taking purposes! Everyone loves a good kissy picture – for each guest – a set of extra voluptuous lips! #MWAH
Until Next Time Note valentines were pinned to this easel. The easel was stocked with festive pencils. Each guest could choose a valentine to decorate.
Free Until Next Time Notes Valentine Printable
VALENTINE MAKING STATION
For this event I used the place setting to unite the party’s theme… Each place setting includes the colors maroon, hot pink, black, white and gold. Hot pink and geometric patterns are BOLD - I used the bright base of the mailbox, the geo-patterns on the plates & place mats to marry hot pink with such a timeless colors of gold, maroon, black and white. This is my favorite setting to date.
A little shout-out to the MOST amazing store
I have been obsessed with this store for years. I first spotted it in Mizner Park - Boca Raton Florida.
Their online shop is amazing but, actually being in the store is an unreal experience. Heaven on earth for your eyes, inspiration at it's finest AKA I would live in this store if I could!
Of course this amazing vision couldn't be captured
without the AMAZING
Lynzy & Sparkling Footsteps Photography.
Her pictures just as beautiful & inspiring as she is!
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!
Comment below & let me know what you think!
I'd love to hear what you are up to for V-DAY!
With both Thanksgiving & Hanukkah coming up next week I have been swamped with holiday orders! In the past couple of weeks I have had the pleasure of working with one of my new favorite clients - Joy from ipersonalize - she is the brilliant force behind the unique personalization products company!
She sends the best and most creative orders my way helping me expand my creative vision and I am THANKFUL for that! I love meeting & working with new people everyday!
Everything I create for Joy is exclusive to her shop only. You can find Joy and her shop on instagram @ipersonalize_ or contact her via phone (718)490-7063!
With the combination of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving on the same day many hosts & hostesses (including myself) are trying to find the most imaginative ways to combine both amazing holidays!
Recently Joy ordered custom Dreidel Straws (unique to her shop ONLY!) from Until Next Time Notes. I had so much fun creating these fun straws!
I am so excited to see that these straws have been featured in a Thanksgiving & Hanukkah party planned by Marlene of The Jewish Hostess website.
Marlene created the most beautiful Syrian style Thanksgiving Table!
Be sure to check out Marlene's website for details of this party as well as other delicious recipes, classy table settings & party ideas.
Happy Pre-Thanksgiving & Hanukkah week to all!!
Until Next Time Notes has been such a blessing in my life! As a new business owner I have experienced many ups and downs with only good lessons to be learned! I have so much excitement going on in my life with expanding the idea of Until Next Time Notes, there is never a dull moment!
I knew from the beginning that Until Next Time Notes was more then just greeting cards! Until next time simply meant there would be a next time to write, to visit or to celebrate.
Along this path I have realized that my passion is to help my clients create a custom handmade package for their party theme - invitations, place cards, paper good, goodie bags, food decorations, party decor, and thank you notes.
Marissa from Style Cusp & I teamed up for a photo shoot featuring a custom Until Next Time Notes party package!
Glamour & Gold Holiday 2013
Until Next Time Notes strives on the basis that all creations are handcrafted, unique, and custom. This invitation is no different. Here I mixed a tiny bit of text with a whole lot of textured paper!
From arranging the flowers and to picking a table cloth color to using coasters in an unconventional way and buying every last box of gold tinsel the dollar store had to offer; I enjoyed every minute of this party package planning process. I used shades of black, white & gold as my theme. I mixed and matched shapes, patterns and heights to highlight my favorite aspects of the table scape!
Originally I had intended for these goodie boxes to be used at the dessert table - as goodie bags for the party guests to pack treats in to take home! After reviewing my party plans I decided that they could also double as champagne & straw caddies! I loved the look of the craft paper against the back and white straw and the gold foil on the mini champagne bottle. I believe that mixing textures can be so classy when done in the proper way!
I am in love with these hand-cut paper bows! I have been using them on everything and anything I can. In my opinion these craft paper bows are a bit shabby-chic, and the look I was trying to go for was more in the way of glamourous and indulgent so, I incorporated gold foil paper to hold true to that theme!
Paper straws seem to be happening these days! I included paper straws so party guests could sip camps from the mini bottles if their little hearts' desired! I was considering including text or shapes on the straw but decided against it. There is so much glitter & gold goin' on that I was happy to keep the straws neutral.
This type of place card was a new experience for me! I took a chance on vellum paper and I was nothing but satisfied!
Again, I used hand-cut bows to carry the consistency of the theme throughout the decoration details.
TA-DA THE TABLE SCAPE
A TRIO OF WHITE ROSES
I am so happy with the success of this party package. It was an amazing experience working with Marissa. It was so fun to see how she used the party decor to create her look for the day! She is so truly beautiful & inspiring (inside and out)!
If you haven't already head over to Style Cusp & follow her!
THANK YOU to everyone involved in this project!!
Photos by Dean Purificato!!
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