Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Photo Credit: Free printable here!

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! Wishing everyone a blessed and beautiful holiday from all of us at Keith Watson Events.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Cute Christmas goodies: Lump of Coal

"He's making a list, he's checking it twice, gunna find out who's been naughty and nice..." We all know Santa is coming to town soon and if you haven't been nice you may find yourself with a lump of coal this year under the tree.

These Lump of Coal Cookies from Make, Bake, Celebrate are perfect for that boy or girl on your list who hasn't had a perfect track record this year!

Just add dark food coloring to your favorite sugar cookie recipe to give a jar o' coal!

Do you have someone on your Christmas list these would be perfect for?? These are too fun!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Winter Bucket List

Oh, it's the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas is almost here and with it lots of fun and joy. The smell of pine from a gorgeously decorated tree, the construction of small houses made of candy and cookie for the Gingerbread man, trying to figure out if Santa is going to like sugar or chocolate chip better this year....there is so much fun that Christmas brings!

It also means school is out and the kids will need to be constantly entertained. Whether you're looking for ways to stay sane, or you're just looking to get the most out of this festive time of year, this Winter bucket list is a MUST this holiday season!

Photo Credit: The High Heeled Hostess

How many items can you check off? There's still plenty of time to finish the whole list!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! We have had so much to be thankful for this year and are so grateful for the amazing staff, clients, friends, and family we all have. Thanksgiving is a perfect time to look back and reflect on everything you have to be grateful for.

Photo Credit: Betty Crocker

From our Keith Watson Events family to yours, have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving: Inspiration Board

It's almost Turkey Day!

[Photo Credit] Welcome, The Sweet Survival; Stencil Runner, Martha Stewart  ; Fall scape, Junk Camp; Perfect Pie, source unknown; Tablescape, The Perfect Palette; Fall water, Bechance  

What are everyone's plans for celebrating Thanksgiving this year?

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thanksgiving themed treats

Thanksgiving is known for it's traditional staples. You have the turkey, your stuffing, the cranberry sauce, and the green bean casserole. While all of this is amazing, as all food signature to a holiday devoted to eating should be, there's not much room for creativity. Add some fun to your tradition this year!

How adorable are these turkey snacks seen on Our Best Bites??

What you will need:
Double Stuffed Oreo Cookies
Candy Corn
Peanut butter Cups
Chocolate frosting
Yellow Frosting
Optional: Red frosting
Optional: black sprinkles for eyes

Find the complete tutorial here!

Use these as escort cards or just as a fun treat!

Photo Credit: Our Best Bites

Would these get gobbled up at your dinner this year?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thanksgiving Memories

Thanksgiving is all about traditions. Waking up to watch the Macy's Day Parade, Grandpa carving the turkey, the green bean casserole you make once a year, the plethora of desserts you can't wait for even though you've just sworn you can't take another bite... it is a holiday based off of tradition.

What traditions do you hold each Thanksgiving??

Monday, November 12, 2012

Thanksgiving Place Cards

What many people love the most about Thanksgiving: it is a holiday devoted to good food-and eating-a lot of it. This being said, that makes your dining table the focus of the whole event. Dress your place settings up by adding fun place cards for all your family and friends.

Pilgrim Hats

These candy cornucopias we found on Make Life Delicious would make an adorable accent to any Thanksgiving table!

And they're so easy!
  • Dip tip of waffle cone in warm water for about 20 seconds then microwave for 20 seconds. 
  • Roll the softened end of the cone around a clean pencil then hold in place for 20 seconds.
 Are these not the perfect additions to your table this holiday?!?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fall Wedding: Inspiration Board

Fall is one of the most gorgeous times of year. It is such a perfect time to get married, especially if you are planning on having an outdoor ceremony.

If you are planning a Fall wedding ceremony, get inspired!

[Photo Credit] Top left: Welcome Scene, Joy Ever After; Escort Cards, Martha Stewart; Cake, Planner Weddings; Bouquet, Bridal Snob
Bottom Left: Tablescape, Source Unknown; Cider, Sugar Pie Farm House; Confetti Leaves, Chic Fashion

Monday, November 5, 2012

Help a Bridesmaid Out

It is no secret that 2013 is approaching-and fast. While wedding planning can be crazy enough (which is why we recommend hiring a fabulous planner!), what would be a more perfect bridesmaids gift then an adorable agenda to help them keep track of your planning?!?

Photo Credit: The Wedding Stage Manager
Fill in dates like when they need to order their dresses by, fitting appointments, bridal shower, rehearsal dinners, and of course, the big day!

And really-who doesn't love a Lilly agenda?!?

Friday, November 2, 2012

Post-Halloween Spooks!

Well Halloween may have come and gone, but that doesn't mean the fun has to go with it! A couple of year's ago comedian Jimmy Kimmel asked parents to tell their kids that they ate all of their Halloween candy when they woke up the morning after. We cannot stop laughing!

We don't know too many kids that would let this crime go so easily...

So all you sneaky moms, how do you think your kids would react if you told them you ate all of their Halloween candy?

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Trick-or-treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat! Ahh it's that night of the year where all of the witches and wizards, Ninja turtles, Disney princesses, and army men join forces to scour the neighborhood for all the best candy hotspots.

While it's adorable to watch all the kids running from house to house in this year's costume, we want everyone to have a safe and fun holiday while they're out!

Some Halloween safety tips from Keith Watson:
Photo Credit: Today's Mama
  • The buddy system never gets old! 
    • Have all your friends meet at one house so you can all trick-or-treat in a group. The more eyes on the look out the less likely there is that anything will go awry! 
  • Flashlights for the kids. 
    • Give each kid a flashlight for when the sun goes down so they don't trip on anything or lose their way. You can even make a fun gobo out of contact paper that will make lighting the way even more fun!
  • Make bracelets out of beads for your kid's with the best number to reach you at in case they do get separated. 
  •  Incorporate reflective tape into your child's costume or put it on the backs of their shoes so that cars and bikers, and you, are aware of where they are at all times!
We can't wait to see pictures of everyone's Halloween fun!

Photo Credit: Pinterest

Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Cupcakes

We love when snacks at a party tie into the theme, and these cupcakes were too spook-tacular not to share!

We LOVE these adorable cupcakes we saw featured on Julie Yoon!!

Get the how-to here to avoid any messy mistakes!

Photo Credit: Our Best Bites  
Photo Credit: Love From the Oven

What do you say...would these ghosts and goblins make an appearance at your Halloween parties??

Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween Party: Mar-gore-ita

As Halloween party season is in full-swing, it's always fun to find things that set your haunted holiday fest apart from the rest! This fun cocktail featured by Jeanne Benedict during her appearance on The Today Show is sure to be a winner among all of your guests!

 1 1/2 oz. Tequila
1/2 oz. triple sec
2 oz. sweet and sour mix

Find the rest of the how-to here!

Move over Cinco de Mayo, the margarita is entering a new season now! How many of you think this drink would put the nail in the coffin at your Halloween festivities?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Baseball Ticket Save the Date

"Take me out to the ballgame, take me out to the crowd, buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks, I don't care if I never get back..." Well, you get the gist.

 In honor of the kickoff of the World Series tonight, we thought we'd share this adorable save the date idea for all you baseball fans out there!

Order on Etsy!
If you or your fiance are big baseball buffs these save the dates are a home run! Which team would grace your save the date ticket???

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fall Wedding: Escort Cards

Fall is such a gorgeous time to get married. The weather is cool, the leaves are changing (well, if you're outside of Florida), and the holidays are drawing near.

How fun are these miniature pumpkins used for escort cards or even table numbers we saw on Project Wedding for your Fall-inspired reception?!?

Photo Credit: Invited Design Studio

These would be great for any Fall festivities you may have planned this season or for your upcoming Thanksgiving dinner! 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Halloween Buckets

Everybody knows trick-or-treating is a Halloween staple. Contests about who got the most candy, trading the pieces you don't like for that coveted chocolate bar your brother got, and sneaking pieces behind mom and dad's backs are all things to look forward to after the neighborhood conquest.

Pillow cases and the plastic pumpkin buckets may work just fine, but how much more fun would your collection of candy be in the these personalized Halloween buckets you can find on Etsy?!?


What candy did you most look forward to getting during your trick-or-treating adventures??

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fall Inspiration Board

Fall is one of my favorite seasons! The crisp air, warm colors of the changing leaves, hot chocolate many things to love!

What are your favorite parts about Fall??

Photo Credits (top from left to right): Classy in the City, Style me Pretty
(Bottom from left to right): Martha Stewart, Lowes

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Congratulations Sugirtha and Julian!

On a gorgeous day in May Sugirtha and Julian said their "I do's" and became husband and wife. During a traditional Indian wedding, the couple married at the altar at Queen of Peace in Gainesville, Florida.

The bride was a vision in all white.

Photo Credit: Footstone Photography
A groom that can't hide his excitement is the best sight to walk towards down the aisle!

After they were pronounced man and wife Sugirtha was surrounded by friends and family who helped her transform into a vision in white into her ornate traditional Indian attire for the reception. 

Approximately 80 guests attended a colorful reception at Plantation Hall in Haile Plantation to celebrate with Sugirtha and Juilan!


The bride and groom sat in a custom designed mandap to share their first moments as husband and wife together and it also created a gorgeous backdrop for their cake cutting.

We are so excited to share in Sugirtha and Julian's special day and wish them all the best of luck as Mr. & Mrs. Manohar!

Decor & Coordination: Keith Watson Events
Photography: Footstone Photography

Monday, October 1, 2012

Fall Tablescape

Fall is in the air, bringing that magical time of year where the air is crisp and cool and the leaves ring in magical change!

Fall is also a time filled with lots of family get-togethers. The kids are coming home from school, in-laws come into town for Thanksgiving, and time at the table is abundant. We're here to offer you some inspiration for your next sit down at the dinner table! This is a tablescape we did for Gainesville Magazine's October/November issue a couple years back.

Photo Credit: Gainesville Magazine

Photo Credit: Gainesville Magazine

Photo Credit: Gainesville Magazine 

 You can check out the full story here

What do you all think of the colors?? We love the warm tones that fall brings in!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Fun Favor Friday: Coozies

Thank god it's Friday! We are ready for another exciting weekend here at Keith Watson Events and hope you all have something fun planned to relax after this week!

The weekends are prime time for getting together with friends and almost always reserved for times to get married. This favor is the perfect finishing touch to any party or wedding! How great are these personalized coozies?!?

Order yours at Belle Styles!

Photo Credit: Quite Contrary
Photo Credit: Bippity Boppity Boo
We love the personal touch these add to any event and they're a favor that your guests can use over and over again that will always remind them of the memories they made with you on your special day!

How fun are these favors for your next get together?!?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

S'more Lovin'

Some things come together to create perfect harmony- chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers are one such combination. No Fall season, bonfire, or camping experience is complete without the ooey, sticky, goodness of a freshly roasted s'more. With that in mind, these favors are the perfect take away for your guests for your wedding or party this Fall.

Photo Credit: Hostess with the Mostess
How many pieces of chocolate do you add to your s'mores- one,two, or go crazy with three??

Monday, September 24, 2012

Love is Brewing: Coffee Favors

There are few things more warming than the smell of fresh brewed coffee in the mornings. It makes waking up early Monday morning for work a little more bearable, it makes snuggling up on the couch to read your book a little more cozy, and it makes catching up with old friends a little warmer.

These coffee bean favors are such a great idea for your caffeine addicted friends or to help keep the memories of your special day awake in all of your guests!

Photo Credit: Eventful Occassions

Photo Credit: Wedding Chicks
Are these favors your cup of coffee?

Friday, September 21, 2012

First Day of Fall: Confetti Leaves

As tomorrow is the first day of Fall, we figured we'd leave you with a little Autumn inspiration for the weekend!

One of the best parts about Fall is the changing of the leaves and the hues of yellows, oranges, and reds have become a staple of any Autumn celebration.

If you're thinking about having your wedding in the Fall, how amazing would this make for an exit rather than rose petals or rice?!?

Photo Credit: Green Wedding Shoes

What do you think of these for a grand exit???

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

10 Rules to a Happy Marriage

Whether you're dating, engaged, or happily married, it never hurts to get some healthy advice to remind you to appreciate the relationship you have. We love these 10 rules for a healthy marriage to keep both parties sane and smiling!

Photo Credit: Southern Weddings Magazine

If you follow these rules we don't think there's any risk that you won't be celebrating a happy anniversary in the future! What is some of the best lessons you've learned in your relationships??

Monday, September 17, 2012

Perfect snacks for your football tailgate!

Are you ready for some football?? Oh, yes, tonight is Monday night football! We all know there are staples to every football party or tailgate. First off-oversized TV to watch the game. Secondly, team spirit, taken to whatever degree you feel is necessary to cheer your team to victory. Lastly, but certainly not least, refreshments and food to keep your energy up all throughout the game!

While chips and dip is a pretty standard player in any tailgate, we love these ideas to elevate your tailgate even further up the field!

Photo Credit: 20 Going on 80 
Your guy may not appreciate how adorable some of these ideas are, but these are sure to make you the ultimate game day host/hostess!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Football Party

Well, it's official- football season is officially back! Parties and tailgates are a huge part of football season and the last thing you want to do is drop the ball on your event!

This football party featured on Hostess with the Mostess looks like so much fun! No matter what the score of the game is, this party gets a WIN!

    Does this party score a touchdown in your party book??

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Missing Piece of the Puzzle

When you find "the one," you have found the person with whom you are going to spend the rest of your life with-you can't imagine life without them. You go together like peanut butter and jelly, like popcorn and a movie, like s'mores and a campfire. Whatever it is that relates to your relationship, you know you two are the perfect fit.

With that in mind, how adorable is this puzzle piece cake topper???

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Does this piece everything together for your wedding??

Monday, September 10, 2012

Mini Brunch Shower

Favorite meal of the day....go (and yes, dessert can be considered a meal)! While you may prefer a nice steak dinner with all the fixings, there is one meal that is said to be the most important- breakfast. Sometimes, however, breakfast time comes just a little too early in the morning to enjoy. For this reason, whoever created brunch, was brilliant!

How delicious would this be for your next party as opposed to the standard dinner extravaganza?!?


Photo Credits: Hostess with the Mostess

Baby shower, bridal shower, just-because-we-love-each-other, this theme is perfect for so many occasions!

What's a must-have at your brunch??