5 benefits to hiring an event planner

Good morning everyone,

Welcome back to creative entertaining. Last weekend I were part of the planning for a 13th birthday party and our client was so happy she featured us on a lifestyle post in her business blog. Today I am sharing part of that post and telling you about my 5 benefits to hiring an event planner!

1. You’ll get more for your dollar– Planners often have connections to vendors and wholesalers. They can negotiate with these contacts and get you the best deals.

2. They are creative! Planners have done this before and will have creative ways of putting things together to make your event look awesome without breaking the budget!

3. Someone is there to help you set up and tear down. Hosting a party can be a long day and having someone on site to help you – or do the setting up for you – can be a huge stress reliever!

4. Planners can help you develop your theme and stay focused. There are so many options these days! Having someone help you stay on track and coordinate the different aspects of the event can be very helpful.

5. Your time is valuable- this is their job. Hire someone who is priced reasonably and you will enjoy giving your input and then letting the professionals get things done so you can work on everything else going on in your life.

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Stay tuned for delicious muffin recipes tomorrow! and wedding planning tips later this week.

wishing you all a wonderful day!

saturday super bowl inspiration: the details

Happy Saturday!!

The last post in our Superbowl Party Inspiration series; today it’s all about the details

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Super simple DIY project- wrap tin cans with cardboard paper to make them themed to your party!

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How amazing is this football field table? A little fabric, white tape and cardboard cut out letters makes a statement.

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Love this. And the boys will too.

Looking for fun printables? Check out this post over at mom fab fun.

Missed our posts earlier this week?

We shared entertaining tips, party dips , flatbread pizzas and yummy game day desserts!

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We’re off to set up a very special 13th birthday today

wishing you all a wonderful day!

Friday DIY: home organization

Happy Friday everyone!

Today I am sharing some of my favourite DIY home organization projects. When it’s this cold out, craft time and a hot chocolate sounds like the perfect Sunday

What I love about these projects is that most of them can be done with items you already have at home!

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Using an old frame or window shutter to hang jewellery is an awesome idea! I love the look of having everything displayed so it can easily be found yet be organized and look nice.

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Does anyone else have a scarf obsession? I have SO many and this DIY project is perfect to keep them all in one spot. Using shower curtain hooks and zip ties- this super functional piece is easy to make and fits right in the closet!

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When it comes to crafts Martha Stewart knows best! Check out this post about how to create this awesome etched glass jars to stay organized in the kitchen.

Tomorrow i’ll be posting 3 delicious weekend crockpot recipes.

wishing you all a wonderful day!

wedding wednesday: cake toppers

Hi everyone!

Remember these traditional cake toppers?

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These are long gone and couples are going for more creative ways to top their cakes.

Today is a Wedding Wednesday post and I am sharing with you a trend that I love right now.

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Although many couples are choosing cake alternatives such as pie bars, candy bars, cupcakes, macaroon towers etc. Cakes are still trending and these unique toppers are so much fun.

Whether it be theme related, monogrammed or florals, these modern, personal touches to the traditional dessert make them that much yummier!

thanks for stopping by, wishing you all a wonderful day!

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weekend happenings

Happy Monday Everyone!

Today’s post is all about this weekend’s happenings..

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I got to spend some quality time with friends and family over lunch and downtown shopping!

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Then I met for coffee with an awesome florist to talk about the industry and she provided me with these beautiful arrangements for a photo shoot I was doing Sunday.

Here are some sneak peeks of the shoot staged with The Millionaire’s Daughter

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I promised you guys some yummy dinner recipes this week so here’s the first!

We had White Chicken Lasagna last night and it was so good! I love this dinner with a salad-and it freezes well, perfect for nights when you don’t want to cook or don’t have time to!

This week we’ll talk about DIY home organization, more dinner recipes and some wedding trends for 2014.

wishing you all a wonderful day!

products I love: kitchen edition

Happy Friday!

The products I love posts seem to be popular so I decided to do a kitchen edition.

Here are some of the best items in my kitchen!

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I love these colorful jars from Target. They are great for storing all kinds of things!

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Everyone needs a good grill! This Hamilton Beach grill has interchangeable plates and is great for grilling indoors.

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These textured mugs from West Elm come in all my favourite colors! Perfect for my morning coffee 🙂

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Stemless wine glasses were one of my Christmas presents and I love using them for entertaining.

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I have a slight obsession with napkins.. I don’t know why, there’s just something about having fun printed and themed napkins for different occassions. A simple way to dress up the table.

Stay tuned for some yummy dinner recipes and DIY home organization tips coming this weekend!

wishing you all a wonderful day!

color trend: radiant orchid

Good morning everyone!

This weekend was filled with brides, sparkles and colors. My weekend inspired this post- Pantone’s color of the year (2014) is Radiant Orchid is slowly starting to show up and it’s exciting. I was kind of surprised by this color choice, but I like it. It’s bright, comes in many pretty shades and goes well with other colors and neutrals (which I love!).

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To brighten up your Monday, here’s a little color inspiration!

In your home

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In your closet

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For events & weddings

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Pretty right?

Gourmet sandwiches and products I love: kitchen edition still coming up this week!

wishing you all a wonderful day

winter weddings

I’m sure most of you are dreaming of a destination wedding on this cold winter day but I have to say, one of the weddings I did last winter at a ski resort was one of my favourites!

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Winter weddings are great because they can be very glamorous or casual, cozy and filled with natural textures. Today’s post is all about winter wedding inspiration, enjoy!

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The opportunity for gorgeous photos!

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Would you consider a winter wedding?

wishing you all a wonderful day!

resolutions

The first week of 2014 has come and gone and after discussing the beginning of a new year with everyone over the last few days, I’ve decided to share thoughts with all of you as well.

I love hearing what everyone’s favourite moment of 2013 was, because even if you didn’t have the best year, there’s got to be one moment that made you truly happy.

I like to set goals for the year, not necessarily resolutions, not changes or breaking habits but something to look forward to!

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It’s true what they say, people who love to eat are always the best people. I am going to continue my cooking adventure! Food brings people together so I will to try new recipes, entertain, and enjoy my guests.

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I’ve made it a goal to save and go somewhere I’ve never been. A little adventure is always necessary

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I will continue to learn, network and make connections.

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we should all spend more time withe the ones we love

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Happy Wednesday! Stay tuned for winter wedding inspiration later this week.