Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bunny Napkins

Easter is just around the corner. We've found an adorable twist for your Easter table setting.  Whether hosting a large family Easter brunch, or a children's Easter Egg hunt, who wouldn't love these cute-as-can-be Bunny napkins at their place setting?

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With Easter quickly approaching, I thought it would be appropriate to show the first (of a few!) napkin ideas for your Easter celebration.  By using a bright colored napkin, these bunny ears energize any modern table!


Step 1
Step 2
Fold the napkin in half.
Step 3
Fold the napkin in half again, to form a long rectangle.
Step 4
Fold the right and left sides up to meet in the center, forming a point at one end.
Step 5
Repeat with the opposite corners.
Step 6
Fold the side corners in so they meet in the center, but don’t fold exactly straight. Pull up above the center point, and you’ll start to see the ears shape up. The napkin will form a kite shape.
Step 7
Gently turn your napkin over.
Step 8
Fold the bottom point up, so that it is roughly 1” above the center of the napkin.
Step 9
Carefully, turn the napkin over again.
Step 10
Roll the left side over, slightly past the center of the napkin.
Step 11
Fold the right side over, tucking the end into the pocket you created on the left side, holding your napkin together.
Step 12
Turn the napkin upright, separating the bottom to form a basehe-week-modern-bunny-ears/

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Simple and Elegant Do it Yourself Centerpieces

Spring is in the air and wedding season is upon us. The goal of every bride is to create a wedding that is personal and unique. The other challenge is staying under budget.  An easy way to meet all your goals is by making your own centerpieces. You can create centerpieces by renting basic items and adding your own touch to match your theme and wedding colors. With just basic glass mirrors, a cylindar vase, and votive cups, you can create elegant centerpieces for much less, and the shimmering votives add a romantic ambiance to the table.

Mirror Centerpiece
When topped with shimmering votive candles, a mirror becomes a pool of reflective light that casts a glow onto the reception tables. For this centerpiece, we stacked a 14-inch-diameter mirror on foam boards to make a platform, then covered the edges with a wide ribbon and added a thinner ribbon for decoration, folding ribbon ends under and securing them with decorative-head pins. To decorate the vase, we wrapped a coordinating ribbon around the bottom and fastened it in place with double-sided tape; it's best to use a tall vase like this cylinder so the blooms won't get close to the flames even if they droop. Because the ribbon we chose was 1-inch wide, we combined our 1/4-inch-thick mirror with 1/2- and 1/4-inch-thick foam boards (cut to match the shape of the mirror with a utility knife) to create a 1-inch platform; once you've selected ribbon, you can use as many layers of foam board as you need to get the proper height. The ribbon we used for accent is 1/3-inch wide.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Welcome to Part Deaux!

Better late than never, right? The moment we've all (those of us in the office) been waiting for and working on for what seems like forever; the launch of the all new !!! Yay!! (hold the applause please!)  Like any change involving any form of technology, things didn't exactly go off with out a hitch...but I do believe it is now live and should be appearing for everyone surfing the world wide web now. As promised, our new site is loaded with features with tools specifically chosen for you, to help take the stress out of planning for your events. My favorite part, besides being much more interactive, is our portfolio. But this part is up to you, our clients! We will constantly be adding new pictures of our events, given that you share them! We would love to display pictures of your party for inspiration for others.

If you haven't visited already, check out the site. We're excited about our new look, the tools, and news we have to offer you. If you register, there are more features available to you, such as being able to save your wish lists. That way you can work on them over time, or save multiple lists to help you determine what you want.

We want your feedback! Please, let us know what you think. Your opinion matters most.