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!