Thursday, October 29, 2009

6th Annual Paper Style Pumpkin Carving Contest

Each Halloween, Paper Style celebrates by creatively carving pumpkins!
Each year brings a few new ideas, and always a great time! Here are some pictures of the completed Jack-O-Lanterns! Which do you like the best?
Left: Piggy Pumpkin, Right: Vampire Pumpkin, and Bottom: Old Man Pumpkin

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Your Bridal Shower: Start To Finish

One of the best ways to make your shower a success is to tie it together with a theme. For Emily’s Bridal Shower, the invitation was the inspiration for the theme. Shown here is item 109-IN-096 (Glamour Girl Bride Blonde Shower Invitations).

(Left) Using the blue, brown and white color patterns from the invitation, the centerpiece was accessorized with a blue and brown dotted ribbon. Large “diamond” baubles were strewn across the table for a little extra flair.

(Right) As a token of appreciation for the guests at the shower, each guest received a Love Measuring Spoon, in a brown box. The gift was tied together with blue and brown ribbon along with a bag of personalized M&M’s. They were placed on a light blue place setting with brown napkins.

(Below) The cake… is a masterpiece. The cake was made by a local bakery, who applied the blue accents to the white frosted cake. An old doll couch was painted black, with the blue and white gifts created out of paper. Using a Barbie doll with wedding gown accessories and black sunglasses, the cake recreated the invitation design theme. It was displayed next to the invitation that the guests received in the mail.

(Right) For a fun photo opportunity, Emily is pictured here posing to match her invitation and cake.

A little creativity in the planning will ensure that your guests will be discussing the shower or party with all their friends! Be careful though! If you do a really good job, you might become the official party planner!