Sundae Party Theme

Remember that ice cream party theme I shared a while back? Well, lets take dessert themed parties to the next level! Consider hosting a sundae party. Why? Well, there is something about ice cream that everybody loves. Perhaps it is because it’s cool or smooth- perhaps it the simple reminder of childhood that delights. Whatever the reason, ice cream rocks…and so does this sundae party theme. Created by Amy Moss of Eat Drink Chic, this sundae party takes place in a hip ice cream parlour…and she gives you DIY steps to recreate your own!

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Cherries, of course.

The argyle cups may just be my favorite detail.

If you head on over to Eat Drink Chic, you can even print out these adorable labels for your own sundae party! Plus, see many more sundae-licious photos of this party and get all of Amy’s DIY party steps!

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Entertaining: Labor Day

Labor Day entertaining is usually an end-of-summer celebration. With warmer weather on it’s way out and cooler days ahead, Labor Day is known as a seasonal transition marker. If you are entertaining this Labor Day, decorate your party space with non traditional color: w h i t e. White is a “fresh and clean” party theme- a great alternative to the traditional red, white, and blue color spread used for Labor day.

Gather white items from around your house to use as party decor. No need to go out and buy all new stuff.

Decor ideas: White paper lanterns, white candles, white plates and napkins, and white linens. Gather bunches of white flowers and display on your tabletops.

Some white flowers are: Lilies, Carnations, Roses, Daisies, Orchids, Hydrangeas and Gardenias

I also love the idea of making lounge space outdoors. You can group patio furniture together or even drag a daybed or small love seat outdoors for your party. To provide a dramatic touch, hang white linens around your seating area. This is a simple way to make a statement with your decor.

photos via BHG

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Cookies Sure to Impress

Anyone with a sweet tooth knows that a cookie is just not a cookie. Some are softer, some you crave more, some are perfect warmed, and well….some are just adorable! These cookies definitely fall into the “adorable” category. The Flour Pot has turned a delectable cookie into the perfect gift idea. Check out some of my favorite designs:

Shaken Baked, Not Stirred. Martini and Olive cookies.

Cakes and Gifts, perfect for any party or to send as a birthday gift!

I am loving these cookies that are decorated as colorful fruit.

And perhaps my favorite, cookies that help you celebrate your engagement! You can send these as a gift to a newly engaged couple OR better yet, send them to your future bridesmaids. The Flour Pot has came up with the most thoughtful way to ask that special gal in your life to be your bridesmaid, send her an adorable cookie in a box that asks, “Will you be my bridesmaid?” How thoughtful is that?! Take a look at their custom designed bridesmaid cookies.

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For the Grooms!

Let’s be honest, wedding registries are usually chalked full of home furnishing and kitchen items that the bride is swooning over. Sure- the groom may have added a grill or gave his input on the color of the bathroom towels, however most often- wedding registries lack “guy stuff.” Well, not any longer- grooms everywhere can rejoice, your voice can be heard!

Check out this guy-geared site, The Man Registry. Grooms can now really get excited about creating a wedding registry, with gadgets and gizmos galore- this is the perfect place for a “groom only” registry or a place to get some awesome groomsmen gifts. Here are some of my favorite groomsmen gift ideas:

Any groomsmen would be happy to receive the above gifts. Not only are they cool and out of the ordinary, they are something that one can actually use (and enjoy) over and over.

1. Soft sided cooler. Hold up to a 12 pack and you can even get this monogrammed. 2. Poker set- now they can invite you over and get your game on! 3. Floating beer pong table…loving this! I think everyone has that one groomsmen who would love to receive this as a gift! 4. Jalapeno griller. Have a grill lovin’ groomsmen? This is perfect for stuffing and grilling jalapeno peppers. HOT!

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Calling all NYC Brides: Join The Diamond Dash!

Are you a bride or groom {or know one} living in the NYC area? Thoughtfully Simple is smitten over this fabulous opportunity for you to win BIG and help make a difference! Ladies get out those flats and get ready to dash around Manhattan for your chance to win BIG {did I already say that?}

Participants will Dash around New York City in hopes of being the first couple to complete a scavenger hunt. Dashers will have to put their NYC knowledge to the test by racing around to clue stations around the city. In the end, one speedy couple will win:

- A $20,000 Tacori engagement ring

- A honeymoon to Waikoloa Beach Resort on Hawaii’s big island

- Plus several other prizes from fab sponsors

BONUS: all will be done while raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!

Check out this video:

What a fun way to win amazing swag for your wedding day and also enjoy a day dashing around the city together! Registration just opened and participants can sign up via the Diamonds Make a Difference website,

Okay, now register for your chance to enter the Diamond Dash and tell all of your facebook, twitter, and real life “engaged couple friends” about this great cause! Hurry- go, tell…. go, blog!

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Simple & Stunning! DIY Cake Decorating

Whether you decide to decorate your own cake because it is tradition, or if it is simply to save some money by avoiding a professional bakery- you do not have to sacrifice professionalism. You can easily bake your own cake and use gorgeous accents to give it that impressive look, drawing out the “oohs and awwes” of your guests. As a former cake decorator (yes I did that too, lol)- I can tell you that making roses out of icing and lace trim with a piping bag is no simple feat. Why pretend to be a cake decorating master when you are not? For a simple way to create a stunning cake, check out these edible sugar flowers that you can use to instantly transform your sugary confections into works of art. The talented minds at The Sugar Flower Shop have made cake decorating simple {and stunning} for you.

This beautiful cake {below} is currently being featured on the STYLE Network as part of “Martha Stewart Weddings: The Art of Cakes II.” Check it out:

Yes, those poppies are made out of sugar and are completely edible! I know, I know…. fabulous! This poppy cake is one of my favorite creations, but they have a gorgeous gallery of unique wedding cakes, party cakes, plus many more cakes for a multitude of cake-eating occasions. I love browsing their sugar flower selection and imagining all the impressive cakes I can make myself. Here is just a peak:

If you live in New York, NY you can schedule an appointment with the Sugar Flower Shop and check out all the edible works of art they create. If you don’t live locally, they will gladly ship these sugar flowers right to you! How awesome is that? You can be creating similar creations in no time.

The Sugar Flower Shop

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