Magazine Cover Templates – Great Gifts!

Cover Girl Magazine CoverI have so much fun with this personalized gift that I wrote an article about it. The picture on the left is my “Cover Girl” magazine cover that was a gift and got me started with this! (BTW, the face and hair is all that is mine in the photo. LOL)

The article, Design a Magazine Cover, can give you some great ideas for gifts for the holidays, weddings, birthdays, bachelorette parties, graduations or just to have some fun!

I hope you enjoy one of My Favorite Things!

Mandee

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Published in: on December 8, 2010 at 12:04 pm  Leave a Comment  
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DecoratingforEvents.com

Decorating for EventsHave you seen my website? If you are decorating for any event — wedding, fundraiser, prom, home party, rehearsal dinner, showers, etc — Decorating for Events is a wonderful resource for ideas, decorating tips, DIY projects and more!

It is pretty new, only a couple of months old but I have gotten some wonderful comments from people. Having been a caterer, venue owner and event decorator during the past 20+ years, I thought it was time to share some of my tips and tricks with others. Hopefully you will find some great ideas and help for your party decorating needs.

Some of the articles at the site include:

In the Spotlight Theme – Ancient Greece

How to Make a Veggie Basket

WinterWonderland Theme Suggestions

Top 7 Tips for Event Decorating

and much more. I would be grateful if you checked it out! I also have a blog that goes along with the website at Let’s Talk Decorating!

Published in: on November 8, 2010 at 11:27 am  Leave a Comment  
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Theme Parties and Weddings

Vintage Hollywood ThemeArabian NightsAncient Greece

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One thing I truly enjoy is decorating for themed parties and weddings. I love everything about it — the planning, research, building and actual decorating. Below is a short list of a few of the parties I have done in the past and some articles I wrote to help others planning an event with the same or similar themes. I like details and building my ideas from others, so here are some of my ideas for you to build on.

  1. Vintage Hollywood
    Vintage Hollywood Themed Decor and Ideas
  2. Rat Pack
    Rat Pack – Vintage Vegas Themed Wedding or Party
  3. Ancient Greece
    Ancient Greece Themed Wedding or Event
    In the Spotlight Theme – Ancient Greece
  4. Arabian Nights
    Arabian Nights Theme Decor
Published in: on October 19, 2010 at 11:45 am  Leave a Comment  
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Poems for Parents of the Bride or Groom

Poems for ParentsWhen I was a bride — eons ago it seems — I wrote a poem to my parents. It was a “thank you” type poem. I read it to them at our rehearsal dinner and their wasn’t a dry eye in the house… including me. It was heartfelt and a long overdue thanks for all they had done for me.

Since then, I have improved upon it and have written an article that has some poems for brides or grooms to give to their parents. Not everyone can put on paper what it in their heart — so here’s some help!

Wedding Poems for Parents of the Bride and Groom

For other poems like favor, brother or to the bride or groom from parents — check out Wedding Poetry.

Poems can be mounted inside a frame along with a baby picture or wedding picture and make a wonderful keepsake. Parents keep the things their children give them. Make this one – on your most important day – worth while! Below are a few ideas for framing a poem to give to your mom, dad or both parents!

Mom and Dad
“Mom and Dad” Touching 8×10 Poem, Double-matted In Burgundy/Dark Green And Enhanced With Watercolor Graphics.

 

 

 

Poem for Parents 8×10 TO MY PARENTS ON MY WEDDING DAY Picture and Poetry Keepsake Photo Gift Frame ~ Heartfelt Wedding Day Keepsake Gift for Parents Mom and Dad from Daughter/Bride

 

 

 

 

Mikasa Love Story 5-Inch by 7-Inch Invitation Frame

Published in: on October 16, 2010 at 2:43 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Buffet Tiered Stands

Tiered StandYou will find one of my favorite things to decorate is buffet tables. They can add so much to an event’s decor and hey, your gonna serve food anyway… why not make it attractive? Decorating Buffets or Buffetscapes (as we call it in the catering industry) is a very simple concept – present your food in an attractive manner.

One way to make your buffet table space do double or triple duty is by using vertical space — go up! Tiered stands are perfect for holding your food and making it look good! Below are two of my favorite stands. One is a traditional tiered stand and the other uses both horizontal as well as vertical space but frees up space underneath it for complementary items like condiments.

Tiered stands allow you to add decor underneath them like greenery or flowering silk bushes to add character or re-introduce your theme in a unique and attractive manner.

My first choice is this stand:

It’s different in that it’s not the typical round tiered stand. It features a chrome rack and decorative glass platters for serving just about anything. The platters have sides so you don’t have to worry about food falling off. It is $27.52 at Amazon. Click the following link for more specs and technical stuff:
Godinger Dublin 3-Tier Server

My second favorite is due to my love of all things with BLING!

Set of Three White Iron and Glass Cake Stands
White standsThis is a set of 3, beaded dessert stands. This one is a bit more at $107.08 but you get three for the money and can use them individually or all together. I look at it as an investment. It can even be loaned it out to a friend or family wanting to snaz up their buffet for a wedding or other event.

Until Next time…

Mandee

Published in: on October 15, 2010 at 8:45 pm  Leave a Comment  
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