Remember the time of year when you and your family happily prep up and decorate the tree for Christmas? Holiday memories are one of the most cherished—and they should be. That’s why it’s important that you spend more time making those memories special instead of fussy. After all, putting up the holiday décor need not be a chore—when they are done early and right. (more…)
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Creating a vignette is a wonderful way to make your home more attractive and inviting this fall. A small, endearing display helps create an atmosphere of calm and comfort, which paves the way for more happy moments with family and friends.
A number of decorating magazines and websites feature fall vignettes overflowing with foliage, produce, or other rustic items. Keep in mind that a vignette doesn’t have to be elaborate to be beautiful, and putting one together shouldn’t take up all your time.
Be inspired to fashion your own vignette with these simple and easy arrangements that capture the glorious essence of the season.
Color is a powerful tool, especially when it comes to interior decorating. It sets the theme, establishes the mood you’re aiming for, and ties a room’s design elements together. A monochromatic palette is the easiest and simplest way to pull off; it’s when the number of colors increase that’s challenging.
Throwing summer parties, like weekend barbeques, birthday bashes, and dinner parties, are always fun, but let’s face it, these warm-weather months can get too hot for comfort. When the sun’s scorching heat beats down on your summer celebration, serve ice-cold refreshments to help guests keep cool and in the right merrymaking mood.
From delicious cocktails to kid-friendly drinks, these thoroughly satisfying thirst-quenchers fit perfectly with the Christmas in July party theme we presented in a previous article, and are an exciting addition to any summer party menu.
The signature beverage of the Christmas season, old-fashioned eggnog may be too heavy to enjoy in the summertime. Instead, serve a batch of Iced Eggnog, an easy-to-prepare concoction that originates from the land down under. With their Christmas taking place at the height of summer, our Aussie friends are experts at cooling down while whooping it up. (more…)
Lots of people consider Christmas in July as the perfect excuse to throw parties and have fun. If that’s the case, where do we sign up? People who celebrate this non-holiday do so in traditional Christmas party style—complete with the winter trappings. But if you find heavy sweaters, an open fire, and calorific eggnog way too warm for July, then a summer-friendly Caribbean cruise theme is what you need.
Get your guests on board with the cruise ship theme by sending out paper or email invitations fashioned as “boarding passes.” Choose from dozens of free online templates or create your own with cruise-related images, like anchors, palm trees, or ocean liners.
Christmas – the holiday so nice, it has to be celebrated twice. Christmas in July is perfect for those who adore the Yuletide season, and can’t wait to experience the cheerful sights and festive spirit all over again. One of the best parts of this amusing summer event is setting up a Christmas in July tree and decorating it in a suitably tongue-in-cheek manner.
It’s perfectly okay to display a traditional green tree or a colorful, contemporary one for this celebration. But if you really want to make an impression, there’s nothing like Treetopia’s Catalina Breeze Palm Trees to show that you own the occasion!
Being a dad on Father’s Day can sometimes be rough. According to a consumer survey, over 75% of people feel that moms get more attention than dads on their respective special days. With those figures in mind, it’s time to throw a grand celebration to show your old man just how much you love and appreciate him. To make his party extra fun and meaningful, try incorporating his personality, interests, profession, or favorite hobby into the party’s theme. Here are few Father’s Day party ideas to get you inspired:
All-Star Sports Party
Whether your dad is a weekend warrior or an armchair athlete, a sports-themed party will make him feel like a winner!
Dad will get a kick out of seeing everyone wearing his favorite team’s uniform or apparel. If finding gear from his favorite team isn’t possible or practical, here’s a simpler option: ask guests to wear the colors of his team. Dressing up in club colors, whether it’s Liverpool FC’s red or the Los Angeles Lakers’ gold and purple, would be an awesome nod to your dad’s fanhood (even if you’re more of a San Antonio Spurs fan).
Embellish party banners, balloons, and table decoration with the same club colors. Hang pennants and jerseys on the walls, and scatter caps and sports gear around the room. If your dad loves golf, set up a putting mat and encourage his friends to aim for that elusive hole-in-one. Is your dad a sucker for soccer? Borrow or rent a foosball table and stage a Foosball World Cup in his honor!
Prepare a dinner fit for champions by serving dad’s signature dishes with tasty stadium-style food. Fill up your Father’s Day menu with spicy chicken wings, hot dogs with toppings, and slices of pizza. Guzzle ice-cold beer in paper cups to wash it all down.
Happening Hippie Party
If dad was a hippie in his heyday, he’ll dig getting down to a far-out Sixties-style ball.
Ask party-goers to come in their grooviest threads. Men can wear bell-bottoms, classic-rock or tie-dye tees, suede vests with fringes, and beaded belts. The ladies will look great wearing caftans, sandals, and flowers in their hair.
Set the scene with iconic hippie imagery and objects. Think peace signs and smiley faces on streamers and balloons. A folksy beaded door curtain is the perfect entryway for a room decorated with lava lamps, guitars, vinyl records, scented candles, and Woodstock posters.
Cover the dining table with a tie-dye tablecloth or table runner, and set out placemats, napkins, and cups in psychedelic colors. For a dose of Flower Power, prepare a big floral centerpiece filled with colorful daffodils, dandelions, and daisies.
You’ll want to serve healthy-yet-hearty grub, so don’t limit your party food to sunflower seeds and tofu. Instead, prepare a menu consisting of premium cuts of grass-fed steak, whole-grain pasta, organic vegetables, and fresh fruit.
High-Power Professional Party
Your dad could be a savvy business exec, a shrewd finance guy, or a marketing wiz. A high-powered “Mad Men”-inspired Father’s Day celebration at home will make him feel like a million bucks!
Channel old-school sartorial chic by requesting gents to come in their sharpest power suits, complete with skinny tie and fedoras. For the ladies, a pencil skirt with matching twinset is classy yet comfortable. Guests can also opt for turtlenecks, khakis, and shift dresses to keep things more relaxed.
No need to go overboard with the décor, but a few details can help evoke the right retro vibe. Get vintage copies of Vogue or Life from the thrift store to display on the coffee table. Hide remote controls, laptops, mobile phones, and other signs of modern tech. A rotary phone is a stylish statement piece that makes for a great conversation starter.
Keep your table setting simple and elegant with white china and your best silverware. Set up a snazzy home bar for your thirsty professionals by investing in some basic barware, essential spirits, and various mixers.
Delight dad with some decadent dishes from yesteryear, such as a tangy shrimp cocktail, creamy Caesar’s Salad, prime roast rib of beef, and cheesy Potatoes au Gratin. Polish off a fine meal with an equally satisfying chocolate fondue.
Fun time with the family is probably the one of the best Father’s Day gifts you can give dear old dad. So try out of any these party ideas and throw dad an awesome get-together he’ll cherish forever.
You can fill a room with stylish furniture, but the place will look unfinished if you leave too many walls bare. An empty wall is full of potential, and decorating such a significant space is a task that can be delightful for some, and daunting for others. Here are some easy wall decorating ideas that add personality and liven any space.
Punch it up with paint
Painting a single wall with a bold color is the easiest way to add excitement and contrast to the room. This design approach is a great way to accentuate a living space, plus it allows you to experiment with stronger colors that may be overwhelming when used on all available walls.
When picking a color, take your cue from decorative pieces around the room. The orange accent wall pictured below plays off the orange throw pillows on the sofa, and helps complete the look of the space.
If you prefer to keep things more subtle, choose a deeper shade of your existing wall color. This gentle contrast should be enough to break the blandness of a mono-colored room. (more…)
Watching a movie at home with family and friends is a great to unwind after a busy week of work. With summer breezing in, why not make movie night more special by having it al fresco? Watching a movie outdoors is a memorable way to catch up on Hollywood’s string of summer blockbusters. Here are some ideas to make your outdoor movie party an epic blockbuster:
Set the Stage
Whether you’re setting up an outdoor movie theater in the backyard, driveway, or the rooftop of a building, finding a spot that provides optimum viewing distance and lighting is important. Make sure your audience sits at comfortable distance from the screen, and avoid areas where street lamps or lighted signs can cast a glare on the screen.
Offer your guests a variety of comfortable seating options, such as folding chairs, ottomans, or lawn recliners. You can also lay down some mats, sleeping bags, or blankets for anyone who prefers to watch lying down. If the evening gets chilly, throw out some pillows, cushions, and quilts to keep everyone extra cozy.
Pastel colors are commonly associated with Easter as they have a lighthearted quality that perfectly reflects the beauty and freshness of spring. This season, give your home a fabulous Easter-inspired look with one of these beauties from Treetopia’s collection of pastel-colored Christmas trees.
1. Pretty in Pink Tree
With its plump profile, soft pink shade, and matching pink lights, Treetopia’s Pretty in Pink Christmas Tree is a fabulous choice for your Easter display. Play up the sweet aspect of this tree by trimming it exclusively with decorated Easter eggs.
Start off by selecting plain Easter eggs in pastel colors that work well with pink, such as mint green, pale yellow, and sky blue. If you find preparing homemade Easter eggs too time-consuming, get artificial ones online or at your favorite craft store. Many of these faux eggs have holes at the top for hangers like ribbon, string, or fishing line. Some are even pre-threaded for your convenience.