mini button name tags

We’ve all been stuck in awkward situations at parties where we hardly know any other guests and end up talking about the weather. As a host it’s sometimes hard to insure that conversation stays lively but if you make these cheeky mini button name tags for your guests, you’ll automatically give them something to talk about.

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Note from the Editor

lemonadestand (image)

We are having an unusual heat wave here in San Francisco this week – since we don’t have a warm summer, the beach/lemonade/sunbathing/evening ice cream cones are what’s on my mind right now for our small taste of summer this week. Here are some favorite refreshing ideas to keep you cool for summer, or a heat wave!

A homemade lemonade stand (image above)

Make your own watermelon slush

Fun car wash activity for the kids to go through in their bikes

Classic Mint Julep

Make a snow cone party banner

A cool summer hat

Outdoor movie party ideas

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors

PS Minted Mothers Day giveaway winner is….

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DIY Hair Ties

This just might be our easiest DIY ever. It’s as simple as tying a knot! We’ve been seeing these hair elastics in our favorite stores and all over the web, and can’t get enough. They’d make a great party craft for girls, a cute addition to a bridesmaid’s kit, or maybe they’re just the thing to brighten up that laundry-day-ponytail.

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Wedding Trends: Lace

By Celisse Muller, Customer Care Lead at Minted

Whether your wedding theme is classic and sweet or romantic and rustic, lace is a versatile trend that can easily be woven into any wedding theme. 

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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

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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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