November 6, 2015

We recently partnered with the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford to create themed Christmas trees for a cause. We loved how easy and fun it was to create Christmas trees for our favorite bay Area Sports clubs, and we don’t want to keep you on the sidelines. Show your favorite sports teams some love with a unique holiday centerpiece with this guide from Treetopia.

Start with the Perfect Tree

easy sports themed trees

Sports themed trees at the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. Photo by George Nikitin

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November 5, 2015
new beautiful Christmas trees for Treetopia in 2015

Fab New Finds From Treetopia

The holiday season is here, and we are back with a new lineup of beautiful Christmas trees fit for every Treetopian home. In part 1, we discovered  trendy and techy trees, and in this next installment of Fabulous New Finds, we’ll show you how to celebrate Christmas in full color with more new tree offerings from Treetopia!

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November 5, 2015
new beautiful Christmas trees for Treetopia in 2015

Fab Finds From Treetopia

The holiday season is here, and we are back with a new lineup of beautiful Christmas trees fit for every Treetopian home. From trendy to techy trees, discover Fabulous New Finds from Treetopia with this guide on our latest Christmas tree offerings.

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November 3, 2015
how to decorate your black tree

Featuring our Midnight Black Christmas Tree (L) and Black Tiger Christmas Tree (R)

If you’re looking for a holiday centerpiece with unique charm and personality, black Christmas trees are a fantastic choice. Stylish and modern, black trees have their own distinct brand of versatility, and can greatly enhance the atmosphere of your home. Here are 4 easy black Christmas tree decorating ideas you’ll want to try this Christmas:
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October 29, 2015

Halloween is often a colorful time of year, but one hue still reigns supreme: black. This year, give those vibrant colors a rest and try out these dishes and drinks in ominous shades of black for your next Halloween celebration.

No Knead Black Bread

No Knead Black Bread from Grim Grains

Photo courtesy of Jessica Lindsay

Start your guests off with some bread that echoes the sentiment of the season. You can make this No Knead Black Bread from Grim Grains in only 60 minutes, giving you enough time to prepare other dishes for the party. Serve it with butter or by itself for a truly spooky appetizer.
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October 27, 2015

How to decorate a black tree for Christmas.

I love my Treetopia Tuxedo Black Christmas Tree so much, I decided not to take it down after Halloween but instead, decorate it for Christmas. This pre-lit black beauty looks just as festive decorated for Christmas as it did spooky for Halloween.  Be sure to check it out on the DIY Network blog too!
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October 27, 2015
sports themed Christmas trees

Treetopia, local sports teams, and chefs bring cheer to the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. Photo by George Nikitin

Treetopia gave sports fans and foodies a chance to celebrate the holidays early by helping raise over $5000 through CelebriTrees, an online auction to support the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford.

With help from athletes, teams, and chefs, we used various decorations and colorful artificial trees to create 5 sports-themed trees that represented local sports teams and celebrities, and auctioned them off for the benefit of the Ronald McDonald House. (more…)

October 27, 2015

Spooky Wreaths for the Spookiest Day
 


“Wanting to create a spooky and sophisticated Halloween Bar Cart this year, I decided to decorate my black wreath as if it were a funeral wreath. I adorned the front with a banner and added in some blood red peonies to enhance the “creepy factor”. Adding the phrase “Drink Up Witches” adds a little humor to the vignette and invites my guests to come over and pick their poison.”
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October 27, 2015

20151021-A-Merry-Treetopia-Quizmas---Facebook Are you a Traditional Evergreen, Rainbow Bright, Classy Black and White, Dainty Pastel, or Sparkle and Shine? Discover your Christmas decorating style, and get a chance to win one of seven $100 Gift Cards in A Merry Treetopia Quizmas: What’s Your Treetopia Style?

To earn your first entry, simply the answer the questions in the official quiz app and provide your name and e-mail address. Earn one (1) additional entry per day by sharing your quiz results on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #TreetopiaQuizmas.

Entrants can have a total of two (2) entries per day or twenty (20) entries during the Giveaway Period.  Only one (1) person per e-mail address is allowed. Anything in excess of the limitation stated above will be considered void.

Seven (7) Winners will be selected from eligible entries via a random drawing by an authorized representative of Treetopia. Winners will receive one (1) Gift Card worth $100 each.

The Giveaway Period starts October 21, 2015 at 7:00 AM (PST) and ends November 8, 2015 at 11;59 PM (PST). The Winners will be announced on or about November 9, 2015.

Find the Treetopia Designer Collection to match your unique Christmas style, and get a chance to win by visiting the official Contest Page of A Merry Treetopia Quizmas on Facebook here.

This Giveaway is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, 18 years of age or older. See the full Treetopia Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy by clicking here.

October 22, 2015

A mishmash of creatures usually make their rounds during Halloween. This year, instead of throwing a party that’s filled with random characters, have one with a central theme. Details matter if you want your themed Halloween party to be a howling success, so from decorating the house to planning costumes, we’ve compiled ideas from around the web to make sure your party goes off without a hitch.

The Raven

Literary enthusiasts and fans of the poet, Edgar Allan Poe, will love the idea of a Halloween party inspired by The Raven. The dark and dreary tone of the American classic translates into an elegant mixture of black and white decorations with a pinch of the Old World. Here’s how to get the look:

diy wreath for your raven halloween party

Photo Courtesy of Jill from Create Craft Love

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