Saturday, December 11, 2010

10 Must Have Stocking Stuffers For The Party Girl

One of my favorite things to shop for at the holidays are stocking stuffers. (I figure, it's only fair to help the big man out with an item or two.) I think stocking stuffers are so fun and many times more personal than the main attraction gifts. So after Jennifer at Passion for Parties wrote a post about the 10 Things that Every Party Girl Should Have On Her Christmas List, I decided to make my own list to compliment hers.

Below is my list of  10 Must Have Stocking Stuffers For The Party Girl.

10. Believe by Dan Zadra & Kobi Yamada- $12.95
I love being able to flip open a book and read an encouraging word. I keep this in my kitchen and thumb through many times a week.

9. Proctor Silex 33015 1-1/2-Quart Round Slow Cooker- $19.35
Please form a single file line when you all arrive to my house to kiss me on my face. : P A crock pot on the warm setting is the EASIEST and quickest way to melt chocolate (again, use the warm setting!). It stays at the perfect temperature for the entire time you dip and the smaller size of the mini crock pot makes your dipping well deeper. Plus, this is also handy when serving a warm dip (think Superbowl parties, ladies).

8. Himalayan pink salt truffles, 15 pc. by Vintage Confections on Etsy- $17
I don't think this needs much explanation. The combination of the sweet and the salty is so totally out of this world. Include these on a dessert table for a sophisticated treat, or keep them as a secret stash for after your party guests go. ; )

7. OPI Pretty and Privileged Nail Lacquer- $6.99
I don't really enjoy getting a manicure. Isn't that terrible? But I do LOVE having my nails painted for a special event. I think it's the final touch on putting a party and yourself together. This bright red is always a fav of mine and perfect for the holidays.
6. Ellia C. Naturals One Lump Or Two Sugar Scrub- $10
I'm feeling relaxed and pampered just reading about this sugar scrub! I would love to see anything from the Ellia C. Naturals product line in my stocking, but the idea of a single serving of body scrub tickles my fancy.
5. Curly Girl Design Iphone Skin- $6
My phone has basically become a part of my body. What sweet and simple reminder to carry around with you where ever you may go.

Why spend all of the time and money on a beautiful invitation or card only to add a sloppy return address? (I won't lie, I'm guilty of this.) For you local Marylanders, you can purchase one at my favorite spot, Paper in the Park.

3. Wild Hibiscus in Syrup- $11
What a beautiful way to dress up champagne! You'll love these at your New Years Eve Soiree or any fancy pants party.

2. Dainty Paper Flower Ring by Blush Envy- $25
Well, this is just adorable. This would be fun to wear while hostessing a party, but I love this enough to wear it every day.

1. Wish Lanterns- $27.99 for a set of 10
I saw these in action at a rehearsal dinner recently. What fun! And the perfect way to start off the New Year.

I'm a little late on this post, but I hope it benefits someone, somewhere. Happy Shopping to one and all!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pink and Red Holiday Dessert Table

I recently put together a dessert table for a tasting event held by our local Chamber of Commerce. Below are the pictures, I hope you enjoy!

The Paisley Cookies were done by Ally of Allyson Jane.
Those Goregous Oreos are thanks to Kim at Sweeties.
The classic holiday cookies made by Rory at the Cookie Diva.
Beautiful Paper Products thanks to Paper in the Park.
And as always, amazing photography courtesy of Destinee at Cellar Door Photography!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Paper Nook Giveaway!

Have you found me on facebook yet? If not, become a fan today and enter to win a set of EIGHT super adorable holiday favor bags from Paper Nook! These little favor bags are my new favorite party item, I can't imagine doing another children's party without them! You can read all about my (some what obsessive) love for these bags on my facebook page under the "notes" section.

You have until Friday, December 3rd at Midnight to enter and as it stands now, your chances are good with only 4 entries so far. What the heck?! 4 enteries?? Come enter!!

Happy 1st Day of Adventing to you all. : )