We're unashamed to admit we have a serious obsession with the '90s, especially when it comes to all the things that make us nostalgic about being a girl back in the decade of jellies, neon, and Lisa Frank. If you and your friends are anything like us, you'd die over a '90s-themed party. So with wedding season underway, we've come up with creative ideas for throwing the most bomb.com bachelorette party or bridal shower we could dream up, complete with the girlie trinkets, rad fashion, and phat pop culture icons of the 1990s. And a lot of these ideas would work for a birthday bash as well! Now get ready to party like it's 1999!
After a long night of dancing and drinking, wedding guests need a little late-night bite to munch on while they retire to their cars and head back to their hotel rooms. Cookies and milk, hamburgers and fries, and even miniature quesadillas and churros are a few items that happy couples are serving at the last hour of their wedding receptions. Take a peek to find inspiration for your own wedding — or just because junk food in mini form is always cute!
More and more, couples are choosing to create a signature cocktail at their wedding. When we asked you where you stood, most of you said you loved the idea! Whether you're currently on the lookout for ways to make a standout cocktail or love some wedding eye candy, here are some great cocktail ideas from real weddings.
Wondering how to involve all of the adorable offspring of friends and family into your wedding day? We checked in with our friends at Circle of Moms and got some amazing ideas from their members on how to make lil ones feel like they're part of the festivities, without letting the kids outnumber the adults in your wedding party. Check out these creative ways to incorporate children into your special celebration . . . and if there's anything we may have missed, we'd love to hear your ideas as well!
School's back in session for some pencil pushers this week, and we're feeling nostalgic for the scent of library books and the days of reading textbooks in coffee shops. We're not ashamed to admit we have a nerdy side, and we think book- and library-inspired details would make any engagement party, bridal shower, or wedding that much more of a page-turner. So if you're a bookworm like us, dive into these ideas for adding literary charm to your big-day celebrations.
When a couple decides to get married, they aren't just signing up to host a wedding, they are also committing themselves to a lot of parties that happen along the way. An engagement party, shower, and bachelorette are all commonly associated with weddings. But with so many parties, it's hard to keep them all straight! That's why I've created this handy guide that explains everything you need to know — from the proper time to host a shower to the first person to toast at the wedding. Read on for all the details.
The Hunger Games movie is out this Friday, and for those of you who can't get enough of the Suzanne Collins book trilogy, we've got a treat for you as we wait for the first film's release. Whether you're a bride-to-be, a maid of honor, or just a party planner, we've come up with some creative and fun ways to incorporate The Hunger Games in your wedding celebrations. The book series may be dark, but it is filled with romance. And for hardcore fans of the series, there's always a way to add just a touch of the series and its themes in your big day and especially the parties leading up to it. Be inspired by Katniss, Peeta, mockingjays, and more with these wedding and bridal party ideas. Check out the big day inspiration now, and may the odds be ever in your favor!
While we all know the bride and groom are the center of attention at the wedding (and in some cases, just the bride), most couples would agree if it was truly just about them, they would elope. When you throw a big wedding bash, you're essentially throwing your guests a party, so you want it to be fun and memorable. From the entertaining to the interactive, here are some creative ways beyond the dance floor to get your family and friends out of their seats and having a ball.
Once you're invited to an engagement party, you may be facing a gift conundrum. Chances are, the happy couple hasn't yet registered, and even if they have, you may want to save those offerings for the actual big day. Engagement parties are the perfect chance to go with something more thoughtful and personal, whether that be an experience gift or a small, inexpensive present with sentimental value. Here are some ideas!
Give them something useful: After all the money they'll be spending on the wedding, a splurge like a luxe photo album for wedding pics, personalized guestbook, or thank-you cards for after the wedding would be much appreciated.
Help them make their house a home: When a dear friend of mine had an engagement get-together, I got her and her fiancé a pretty and sweet-smelling candle. I knew she had an affinity for mood lighting, but I also knew it'd cozy up their new home together. Pay attention to the little things that mean a lot to the couple but may not make it onto their registry.
Give them one-of-a-kind art: Give the couple something truly personal with a custom portrait of the lovebirds from Etsy or their favorite illustrator. Another idea is to find a cute photo of the couple and turn it into wall art.
Help the bride stay organized: Gift a wedding planning book or a purse-sized planner with a calendar to help give the bride-to-be a jump start on her to-do list. Or you could just give her a pretty journal to jot down her experiences during the lead-up to the wedding.