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Party Decor Tips – When You Don’t Know How To Decorate!

Party Decor Tips – When You Don’t Know How To Decorate!

Throwing a party is an exciting way to get creative and impress your guests! When you don’t know how to start decorating, think of these couple tips to get started! Start with colors. Choose 2-3 colors that go with your party theme. No theme? No problem! Keep it casual and go with versatile, classic options like streamers, tissue pom-poms, and hanging lanterns.  Create an ambiance with lighting and set out simple table cloths. Amp up the eatery. Choose utensils, cups, napkins, and plates that add a little extra classiness. Party stores have an amazing selection of these items that can match your color scheme or pair perfectly with a crystal-like look. Let the refreshments become decor. Put a signature beverage in a drink dispenser and let your guests serve themselves with ease. Place with a metal bucket filled with ice, bottles, and cans along side wooden cutting boards with snacks such as cheese and crackers. The visual elements of your display will add to the decor while being functional. Place a bundle of balloons and...

Why Red for Valentine’s Day?

Red roses, cards, red velvet cupcakes, balloons, and teddy bears. Everything we associate with Valentine’s day revolves around this color which we often consider the color of love. Why is everything red on Valentine’s Day? Always interested in the origins of our traditions, we did a little research on the symbolic color and what its variations mean for the spirit of St. Valentine and our proclamation of love on this day. Legend Has It Could it have been St. Valentine being jailed and sending a letter to his love signed “From Your Valentine”. It may have just been a symbolic date representing agriculture and marriage. While there are many historical ideas of how the holiday came about, the color red has long been associated with love, passion, and lust. In the 1840’s, Valentine’s cards assembled with ribbons, lace, and pictures were mass produced for the first time. These ornate tokens of love often incorporated red hearts, the symbol of our emotions and love. Artists have long interpreted the heart as a center of life, pumping blood through our circulatory system and controlling those feelings which seem beyond our control. It has become common to hear of our hearts “skipping a beat” or “aching” at the sight or loss of a loved one. The notion of red symbolizing life and the heart housing all our romantic pulls transformed modern Valentine’s Day into a bright display of the color. Paint The Roses Red The gift of red roses also contributes to the symbol of red on Valentine’s Day. The rich, bright color of red roses stands out from all other choices....