DIY: Witch Hat Cupcake Stand

Party With Style Add a bit of whimsy to your Halloween tabletop design with a Witch Hat cupcake holder. This project is stylish and easy as ONE-BOO-THREE! SUPPLIES: Paper Mache Witch Hat Mod Podge Sponge Brush Glitter Paper Plates or Foil Pans       INSTRUCTIONS: Cover work surface with paper or use a foil pan or paper plate.…

4 Steps to Creating an Easy DIY Photo Booth

Say CHEESE! A photo area with a fabulous backdrop design, plus a cool photo booth app is a great way to get your party started! Get inspired and take this opportunity to explore your creativity.  Add some POP to your party by making your own photo-op stop.  Design something unique, something stylish and something that says PARTY…

Planning a Picnic with Style

Summertime is Picnic Season! Who doesn't love a fabulous picnic! It's a great way to spend time with friends and a reason to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors.   What is a picnic?  As if you didn't know,  a picnic is just a portable party in the park, the backyard, the country-side, camp-grounds or…

National Lemonade Day

Lemonade Day is approaching and Party Elements, along with Sweet Dreams Gourmet are proud to mentor and sponsor Sydney, a local 4th grade student.   Lemonade Day was founded by a fellow Houstonian, Michael Holthouse in 2007.  It is a non profit organization that introduces kids to entrepreneurship through free, fun, experiential learning. Their mission is to…

EGG-treme Decorating

Here comes Peter Cottontail....with a basket full of stylish Easter eggs! Our friends at Evite, where they believe “Life’s Better Together”, has asked their Influencer Network to share our memories and ideas on gathering with family during Easter. My fondest memories of Easter is dying eggs with my sister, my mom and my grandmother. Going to the drug…

It’s time for tea!

In the world of takeout coffee, being invited to a tea party is a special occasion. Although most people associate tea parties with Great Britain, the roots of the tea tradition date back to ancient China and the 2nd century BC. Other cultures in which rituals starring this herbal beverage occupy a prominent place include…

DIY: Halloween Ghoulie Pops

Here's a little Trick for your Treats. It's an easy-peasy DIY project to make your Halloween lollies stand out from the rest. Easy as One, BOO, Three! SUPPLIES: 1-1/2" to 2" Lollipops Halloween Paper Double-sided Tape or Glue Dots 2" Circle Punch INSTRUCTIONS: Punch out circles Place double-sided tape on back of circle. Attach to…

DIY: Halloween Tape Cupcake Toppers

Halloween DIY SUPPLIES: (these items can be found at your local dollar store) Halloween Tape (local dollar store) Toothpicks Scissors INSTRUCTIONS: CUT tape to desired length FOLD the adhesive side of tape toothpick PRESS together STICK in cupcake

DIY: Halloween Glittered Zombie Hand with Ring Pop

Party with Style: Halloween The dollar store is DIY Central for me.  They have the coolest stuff to create fun, easy and stylish Halloween decor.   Today, we are dressing up a skeleton hand with glitter and a Ring Pop! SUPPLIES: Mod Podge Sponge Brush Glitter Paper Plates or Foil Pans Plastic Zombie Hand (Dollar…

12 Savory Crostini Toppings

  Crostini is an Italian appetizer consisting of a small slice of grilled or toasted bread brushed with oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper, and baked until golden brown and topped with something sweet or savory.     And just so you know, I love a tasty crostini with a cheesy spread topped with crab…

Entertaining with Style: 4th of July

Red, White & Ooooo! The 4th of July is one of my favorite summer celebrations and it's easy to design. You already know color scheme, all you have to do is add a lotta style!.  And there is no such thing as over-kill!   It's all about love and freedom!  We surfed the internet and found…

Ideas for preparing your kid’s birthday

If your child is about to celebrate his or her birthday, a great way to celebrate their love for animals is to plan an animal-themed birthday party.  The bond between children and animals is somewhat difficult to explain. Children seem to react quite instinctively and positively to animals they are introduced to. No matter if…

Using Clear Vases and Containers for Simple Centerpiece Designs

Decorating with clear containers is a simple, yet elegant way to create a fabulous centerpiece designs. Using fruit, such as lemons, limes or oranges, in a clear vase helps stabilize tall arrangements and adds color and texture to the mix.   Select a clear glass vase and add a pillar or floating candle. Choose décor filler, such as sand, rocks or glass pebbles, that will…

Amusing Photobooth for the Event of Your Choice

Has the time of photo-booths just easily passed us by? Today everyone, their friends and their moms has gone up the modern technology ladder and they are using mobile phones that have cameras for taking pictures and internet connections for sharing them with friends and anonymous people over social networks. I personally think that people…

Cocktail Shooters

So you're planning an end of summer party and you're seeking something fun and refreshing to serve your guest.  How about serving cocktail shooters, jello shots with a gourmet twist. Just like everything else in the world, the jello shot has evolved into a tantalizing bite-size burst of fun and flavor.  Take a gander at…

Basic Table Setting

A properly set table is a great introduction to a fabulous meal. Stylish place settings are ideal for creating an extraordinary dining experience. Here are some tips for creating a basic table setting for your next special occasion: When setting the dinner table, place settings should be evenly spaced and flatware should be balanced. Dinner…

Planning the Perfect Cocktail Party

When planning the perfect cocktail party, think about incorporating a theme. This will set the mood of the event without adding to your budget and it will aid you with ideas for food, drinks, and décor. Your theme can be discreet, such as a flavor, color or cocktail that is represented throughout the evening. I…

How To Plan, Prep and Pack For Diner En Blanc

Diner en Blanc: The Ultimate Dining Experience in the Most Unusual Spaces What is Diner en Blanc?  Dîner en Blanc was born in Paris. This all-white chic picnic is no ordinary picnic.  You must get invited by someone who is already a member or you can join the Houston Waiting List to receive an invitation. Guests must wear white,…

5 Ways To “Say Yes To Summer”

Nothing says "summer" like WATERMELON!   When I was a kid, summer was everything.  School was out for the next 3 months, family vacay, but most of all it meant family reunion time.  Where there's a family reunion, there's watermelon.   I can remember driving to the country, aka Belleville, Texas about 65 miles outside…