Edible arrangements….no really, centerpieces made from fruit & veggies

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I adore this idea of getting away from flowers and using some creative juices to make a beautiful table arrangement. The colors of produce are too vibrant to pass up. This one above is stunning and has a contemporary feel. Of course…doing something like this is best when you actually plan to use the food to eat. Or you can provide custom paper bags for guests so thry can take the fruit/veggies as a favor at the end of the night. How fun for a dinner party.

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Tuesday’s Tips: Don’t Sleep on Dollar Sections of Stores for Party Planning

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I love looking through the dollar sections of Target and Michael’s because for $1 and under $5 they always have decor and organizational needs for a home office and great party supplies. Lately I have been buying all things beach related for when I take my niece and god-daughter to the lake (Michigan). So if you want to have a beachy gathering, Michael’s & Dollar Tree arr the ways to go. They all sell buckets and shovels and sandmaking gadgets, beach balls, frisbees, chalk and other outdoor games…

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Last minute quick ideas for your Memorial Day BBQ…

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Going to a party and have to bring something but you didn’t have time to make it? Buy and jazz up a store bought cake with flowers, sprinkles & fresh fruit…

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Place mint leaves and sliced fruit in a punch bowl…so much prettier..

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Freeze fruit in ice cube trays to jazz up drinks for Memorial Day

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This is a fun way to add color to water or punch bowls. Pour 3 parts diet lemon line soda to one part vodka with fresh mint leaves and you have a low cal refreshing adult beverage. For a graduation party, try to use fruit of the schools colors. This can work well for a beverage station at a shower or anything.

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Some ideas:  Blueberries and champagne or Cherries and vodka with red bull 

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Pink Flamingos make me happy…

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Maybe because my current color crush is coral but the peachynpink hues of this bird has me loving flamingo stuff.

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This is basically what I think of when flamingo yard decor comes to mind. I think of mid-century styled homes, manicured lawns, sunny skies and palm trees.

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Then I think of pool parties with ice cream stations, pink lemonade stands, water balloons , umbrellas to hide from the sun and floatation devices to splash around in….

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This blue and pink hued candy bar is perfect for a co-ed party. See more deets over on Kara’s Party Ideas.

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See the rest ofnthis nurseryhere.

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Shop here for above decor.

{Other Images via Junell from Seekers Bazaaar, Southern Living Decorating Editor Lindsay Ellis Beatty, 100 layer cake}

Color Schemes: Coral, peach, black & gray

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I haven’t contributed to this series in eons but when I came across this color scheme on Design Seeds, I knew I had to find more inspiration so here goes. The dark tones keeps it tailored and masculine but the peachy hues keeps it sweet. This can work well for a nursery, bridal party attire and tablescapes.

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{Images via Subtle Finish, Andrea is the VP of Merchandising for Design and Vintage sales at One Kings Lane via The Coveteur, Chicago Home and Garden, HGTV & Glamour}

Cute mustache & lips themed gender reveal party decor

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Isn’t this a cute party idea since lips and mustaches are ever so popular now? Especially if you’ve already had a shower and don’t feel comfortable having another, you can still celebrate the birth of a new baby with a sip n see and celebrate the expecting new child with a gender reveal party. How do you like these new aged baby shindig ideas?

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