Party Planning

NYE Party Decor Inspirations

New Year’s Eve is just around the bend – which means it’s the perfect time to do some party planning!

With the help of my handy dandy Pinterest collections I’ve compiled some sweet and festive ‘looks’ for all your merry-making needs. From handmade crafts and DIY garlands to ‘just because’ embellishments, I hope this list gives you some great ideas on how to throw the perfect soiree to ring in the New Year.

  1. DIY Photo Booth from Free People
  2. Gold Garland from A Beautiful Mess
  3. Stunning Paper Pom Poms from Project Nursery
  4. Clock Countdown Mantel from Martha Stewart
  5. Confetti Balloons from Kojo Designs
  6. Paper Bunting from EMMAS DESIGNBLOGG
  7. Sparkly Star Headband from Sippy Cup Mom
  8. DIY Festive Party Hat from Pinterest
  9. NY Resolutions Coaster Set from Lucky Bee Press
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Press: Etsy Blog “Dressing Up…”

Etsy Blog: Dressing Up For a Night out

Imagine my surprise when a friend sent me this link via Facebook Wednesday. “Wow!” Was all I could say! It’s always fun when a feature like this pops up out of nowhere!

A lovely curated list of snazzy outfits and accessories, the “Dressing Up for a Night Out” couldn’t come at a better time. With people choosing and picking outfits for Christmas, holiday parties and New Year’s Eve, the extra press is much appreciated.

View the full Etsy blog post here – and start planning your fancy shmancy get-up today!

Rocking NYE Naturally: Makeup Tips

Last week I made a sweeping change to my daily makeup routine and ditched all of the harsh chemically products that were in my rather large stash.

I tossed about five pounds of designer and el cheapo eyeliners, blush, shadows, lip sticks, glosses, primers, and more! It was part of my yearly pre-New Years purge. Websites like the Cosmetics Safety Database convinced me that no look is worth the mercury infused mascara or phthalate laced cheek glow.

With this in mind, I wanted to share how us super eco-divas can still rock an edgy look using natural, safe, and earth friendly products. Some of my favorite items include a hemp based line of staining lip balms by Colorganics that can be purchased at most Whole Foods, the entire line of cosmetics by Greek skincare company Korres, and the ever cute and increasingly natural brand Tarte.

The following tutorial uses a mix of the above brands to create a vintage-inspired party look for New Year’s Eve. I hope it gives you some food for thought for 2011 and beyond. Continue reading