Make no mistake… New Year’s Eve in the Smith house will be 8:00 for anyone under the age of 9. But… from 6 until 8, I have a few fun games and snacks and decorations to help the kids toast the arrival of 2018. I had to prep these for a news segment so figured I’d share if anyone’s looking for last minute party ideas!
Two weeks ago, I was asked to help decorate a space at a local historic mansion that has a meet and greet with Santa each year. I had a few days to pull something together so my design options were somewhat restricted. We were also limited by how we could install things (i.e. no nails on the wall) so… I needed to DIY something nice and light and festive in order to decorate my walls! These DIY retro Christmas prints are SO easy and ADORABLE!
I haven’t been very subtle about my shock and awe that I’ve managed to decorate ON TIME for a holiday! You’ve seen some sneak peeks on social media and snapchat, but today I get to share some of MY favorite shots from the Home Depot Harvest Style Challenge! The way the style challenge works, is I get sent a few surprise items to start my decorating. I opened these live on Facebook and LOVED what a springboard they were for the whole scheme.
The barn party reveal is here! Back in April, we offered to host a summer party for parents at our kids preschool as a way to make a little money at the spring auction. At the time, I figured we’d have a barbecue going and would keep it nice and casual. Until I started talking to my friends over at Luna Bazaar and the idea of a barn party was hatched! Our barn has been in the throws of construction for MONTHS but it was in the perfect rustic condition to host a party last weekend!
I made these last year for the 4th but never *really* posted about them here on the blog. But I love how simple and festive they are. I also love that they can be replicated for any holiday just by using different fabric! I will give a disclaimer that these are purely decorative… obviously they can’t hold up to heavy washing, but they’re perfect as a charger or to serve dry goods like breads or muffins. (Did I mention you can pull these off with the spare change in your pocket book?)