Custom Patterned Bar Tray

By Kelli Hall, Minted Event Stylist

I love a pretty serving tray, especially one that’s both colorful and versatile. Check out this simple DIY project for a reusable patterned tray–lined with a paper of your choosing and made to swap prints whenever the right mood (or party) strikes.

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Forest Green and Pink Wedding Inspiration

By Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete

green and pink weeding

Is it really already September? And you know what that means, we are moving away from the super bright palettes to more saturated and fall inspired tones. Now, i’m not a huge fan of the brown and gold that comes to mind when we think fall. Not all color should be thrown in the trash once we get to the cooler months. I think we can still play with color, but use more saturated tones, and definitely skip the neon. With that said, here is one of my favorite color palettes for fall, forest green and pink. I love that the green is very mellow and grounding, but you can still have fun with the pops of pink.

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painted geometric garland

By Melanie of You Are My Fav

It’s a proven fact* that hanging up garlands in your home makes you happier. With that in mind, there’s no need to wait around until there’s a celebration to hang them up. This painted geometric garland is season neutral and can be hung up in a matter of an hour.

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Fun and Easy Kid’s Party Themes

By Alison of The Alison Show

Planning a party is one million times easier if you have a theme to anchor it to! But you don’t have to be a creative genius to come up with a fun theme! A theme can be as simple as a single color or animal. If it’s a color or animal your child loves, the party will be even more fun and special for them. I’ve picked a few of my favorite child’s birthday invitations from Minted, and paired them with some real life party inspiration.

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Color Study: Yellow

By Maia McDonald of Design Conundrum

I’m a huge fan of yellow, it might be my favorite color. Yellow is always so cheerful and inviting I can’t help but be drawn to it. Its versatility is also one of the reasons I love to use it in my design work. A light buttery yellow can be sweet and romantic without being overly girly. Neon yellow is so fun and can make your design feel a little more modern. And mustard yellow adds depth and character. Whatever you use it for, yellow can be a great unexpected design choice that I highly recommend.

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DIY Giddy Up Garland

By Lyndsay of Coco Cake Land

Were you a horse and pony pretty in pink type of gal growing up? I was more of a tomboy in a t-shirt and brown corduroy, although I did have a My Little Pony phase. Channel your mane-brushing past with this simple and super cute horse ribbon party garland using cupcake liners and typography stickers – perfect for a pony themed birthday or to imply to that special someone that “you’re number one!”. Keep reading for more details on making this cute garland…

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DIY painted lunch sacks

By Merrilee of Mer Mag

It’s hard to say goodbye to summer but if anything can get you and the little ones in the mood for fall, it’s fun back to school items! And ones you can make as a simple afternoon craft? All the better!

We decided it would be fun to decorate our own paper lunch sacks this year with just a bit of simple paint.

All you need for this craft is:

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Faux Grass Table Numbers

By Rachael of Love From Ginger

DIY Faux Grass Table Numbers

If you are having an autumn or winter wedding this year, these grass number tables would bring a splash of green to your palette.

You could paint the numbers to match your wedding colours and have a little bit of summer inside your reception venue.

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Seasonal Soirees: Farm Dinner

By Melissa of Lulu the Baker

With golden leaves and cool mornings popping up with regularity, I don’t think we can deny it any longer: our beloved Summer is coming to an end! Luckily, the end of Summer also means bumper crops of fresh produce from the garden and orchard, and beautiful evenings with pleasant temperatures and lingering twilight. This little bridge between Summer and Fall is the perfect time to host a farm-fresh backyard soiree. Pick a pretty invitation, decorate with classic globe lights and baskets of produce, and set up long tables in the yard for friends to enjoy a fresh, simple meal together to celebrate the end of another beautiful season…

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Late Summer Wedding Inspiration

By Lauren Saylor of  A Fabulous Fete

bohemian wedding decor

One trend I can never get enough of is the easy breezy style of bohemian weddings. The decor, food and attire always looks so effortless. When I think of a late summer wedding, bohemian inspiration immediately comes to mind. Read on for ideas and inspiration for achieving that laid back atmosphere for your own wedding day….

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