Note from the Editor

By Liz Stanley, Managing Editor

Last week a couple of the editors and I were able to attend the design blogging conference, Alt Summit in Salt Lake City where Minted was a sponsor. We got to hear insight from our favorite bloggers, and rub shoulders with some fantastic hot shots like Jessica Alba, Stefan Sagmeister, and Chris Anderson. During the sessions, Minted had gorgeous booth in the lounge area put together by Natasha who heads up PR and Olivia, our DIY editor here on Julep. It showcased some of the new Minted party products and allowed participants to create their own bunting banners. Minted also hosted a dinner for a few of the participants the night before the conference started. A fantastic week all around!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors

(+ a few more pictures after the jump)

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Party with Donuts

By Alison Faulkner, The Alison Show

I can’t get enough donuts. Not only are they a delicious treat, but they make for a stunning spread. Lately I’ve found picking up a box of freshly baked donuts is all I need to get a party started. My local bakery happily customizes icing colors and sprinkles, and I’m willing to bet yours will as well. It never hurts to ask! Check out these amazing donut displays to inspire some sweet ideas for your next party.

More tassel ideas…

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Note from the Editor

By Liz Stanley, Managing Editor

crepepapertree

The editors and I all live in San Francisco and space is very valuable in this city, and often quite limited in our apartments. Christmas trees have a large footprint so right now we’re loving all kinds of alternative wall trees that are festive but still allow for plenty of livable space. They’re very fresh + modern, and creative. Calling to the inner crafters in all of us! Here are a few favorites I found around the web:

Crepe Paper tree (image above)

Trinkets tree

Chalkboard tree

Wood tree

Ribbon tree

Would you ever swap out your traditional tree for one of these?

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + the Julep editors

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Luke’s First Birthday

By Kelli Hall a member of the Minted Design Community

When it came time to plan my little boy’s birthday, most everyone I know assumed I’d go a little overboard. That I did, but with Minted’s amazing party decor, It was more about the special details than over-the-top scale. The look was inspired by Luke’s favorite things: a single red balloon, along with food themes and illustrative details reminiscent of Shel Silverstein story books. I had visions of understated white and fluffy textures, punctuated by bright, happy pops of red, and energetic scribbles. I tried to keep the busyness to a minimum and let the little details and punchy color palette take the spotlight.

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Put It All Together

By: Annie Clark, Creative Director

Today we thought it would fun to give you a little behind the scenes peek in to our Minted video. The team had been thinking about doing a stop-action of the Minted design community for a while now, so its fun to finally have it put together.

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Holiday Decorating Inspiration

By Meta Coleman of One More Mushroom

The Holiday Season is here and I couldn’t be more excited! I love the entire month of December, we have so much fun celebrating the different German traditions with my family. I really enjoy decorating my home for the holidays as well. I believe holiday decorating should be simple and enjoyable. If you feel like it is in anyway a chore or feel stressed out, you’ve gone too far!

I am so inspired by Swedish design, especially in Holiday decor, it is so classic and simple. I prefer to decorate with natural elements like greenery and straw ornaments. This year I want to mix green foliage with a lot of white accessories. Below are some inspiring decorating ideas that I will be implementing in my home.

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First photo / Upper left / Upper right / Lower left / Lower right

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