17
Dec

Katie from Twin Stripe and Susannah from Feast & West hosted a beautiful holiday bash. Read on to see the lovely details that made up this festive holiday get together!

Christmas presents

There’s nothing better than kicking off the holiday season with friends and a good cocktail. Fellow blogger, Susannah of Feast + West, and I teamed up to throw the ultimate blogger bash.

Making spirits bright invitation

We loved Tiny Prints ‘Stirring Spirits’ invites and we used them as our inspiration for the color scheme – black, white and gold. To add a little bit of excitement to a party invitation, be sure to add confetti or sequins in your party colors.

Fa la la la banner on chimney

Candles at holiday table

I love decorating for the holidays. Our seven-foot North Carolina fraser fir was the center piece of the room – the white lights twinkled and candles glowed around the room. I also created cone trees for my mantel and added a wreath and greenery to fill it out.

Black personalized napkins

I didn’t place too much on the coffee table because I knew my friends would want to set down their plates and glasses, but I added a few munchies and a stack of ‘Sheer Brilliance’ napkins complete with our hashtag – #brightblogbash.

Meal for holiday party

Susannah and I served a whole table of seasonal goodies including cookies and cream popcorn, black and white cookies, a cheese plate and more.

Wine glass and personalized napkin

We also created a champagne cocktail bar to quench our guest’s thirst. Susannah made sugar cubes in four flavors: Angostura bitters (slightly orange-flavored), lemon, rose and lavender. Everyone loved picking their flavors and making new combinations for their beverages.

Dip dye tote bags

As party favors, I made dip dye tote bags with matching tassels. I added a gift enclosure card to each tassel with the attendee’s name on it. These totes were filled to the brim with fun gifts.

Black and white notepad

Each blogger received their own personalized notepad, cookies, a candle and more.

Personalized acrylic photo blocks

One of my favorite gifts was Tiny Print’s acrylic block picture frame. It looks perfect on my desk!

Bright Blog Bash group photo

Starting left: Susannah, Feast + West | Katie, Twin Stripe | Allyson, A Tailored Occasion | Alisha, The Alisha Nicole | Whitney, Whitney Blake | LeAndra, Love & Flour | Caroline, Fit Pink Mom | Sarah, Joyfully Organized | Madison, Wetherills Say I Do | Lindsay, Suite One Studio | Hayley, A Beautiful Exchange | Gina, Gina Alyse | Sara of Sara Logan Photography

All Photos by Sara Wilson Coffin of Sara Logan Photography

Thanks to Tiny Prints for such fun goodies and all of my blog friends for coming out! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season filled with love, fun and time to relax. Be sure to follow me on social media: Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Bloglovin‘.

Shop: Holiday Party Invitations | Napkins | Gift Tags | Notepads | Acrylic Photo Blocks

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15
Dec

Red and Green aren’t the only colors you have to use to decorate your home this holiday season. Emily from Boxwood Clipping shares her beautiful tutorial for making festive ornaments. These are perfect for decorating the tree and your home. See how she adds and glitz and elegance to her holiday decorating!

Hi everyone, I’m so excited to be visiting over from Boxwood Clippings today. I am obsessed with my Christmas card this year from Tiny Prints (see HERE). I loved the colors on the photo look against the shiny black foil!

Merry-Christmas-Card-with-Ornaments

This color combo inspired my Christmas decor in my formal living room. I went with traditional golds, whites and a hint of black.

Holiday-Decor-in-Living-Room

Things were looking very traditional so I decided to make these fun starbursts to make things a little more modern.

Glitter-and-Gold-Decor-for-the-Holidays

Here’s how I made them:

Supplies:

  • Skewers (I used THESE apple skewers, but any will work)
  • Foam balls (Found HERE)
  • Spray paint (Found HERE)
  • Hot glue gun and glue (optional)

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Steps:
1. Spray paint skewers and foam balls.
2. Pierce skewer into foam ball.

DIY-Starburst-Ornament

3. The skewers stay in pretty well, but if you’d like them to stay permanently, remove skewers and add a little hot glue into the foam ball.

Gold,-white-and-black-Christmas-Tree

I like how these look on the tree, and am planning on displaying them on my bookcase all year long!

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