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Nothing quite says “Easter” like decorated Easter Eggs, and this year, there are more ideas than ever before on how to turn that small canvas into a work of art. To help you get started, I’ve gathered my Top Five favorite egg decorating ideas, from Gold-Leaf-Dipped to Marbleized Eggs using nail polish (don’t you love finding new purposes items you already have!?). My favorite part is all the options result in great pops of color for a Easter brunch centerpiece or festive spring decor. Resource links below the image.

Easter Egg DIY Round Up / Le Partie Sugar

Sources (clockwise from top) // Gold Leaf Eggs, Little Inspiration | Gold Confetti Dipped Eggs, Studio DIY | Marbleized Nail Polish Eggs, Camille Styles | Confetti Dot Eggs, She Makes A Home | Reverse-Painted Eggs, Vitamini Handmade

Now that October is in full swing, sharing a a few of my favorite No-Carve Pumpkins ideas for fall. I love the Chalkboard Pumpkin {1} and Tangled Yarn Pumpkins {5} to get in the Halloween Spirit without the messiness of carving a jack-o-latern. Or if you’re looking to get longer use out of your pumpkin decor, the Gold Pen Pumpkins {2}, Painted Gold-Stemmed Pumpkins {3} or Painted Address Pumpkins {6} are great options that can be displayed until Thanksgiving as part of your fall harvest decor. Or mix things up entirely and use the pumpkin as your vase, loving the contrast of the white fall pumpkin with the bright pink florals {4}.All these options are easy diy projects, in fact the glam Painted Address Pumpkin just uses gold spraypaint and vinyl address letters available at any home improvement store – but quite a statement piece, right? Resource links to all the pumpkins featured below the image. Happy October!



{Sources} 1. Chalkboard Pumpkins, source and photocredit rachelraymag.com, | 2. Gold Pen Pumpkins, lovelyindeed.com | 3. Painted Gold-Stemmed Pumpkins, chatelaine.com, photo credit Robert Caruso | 4. Vase Pumpkin, chatelaine.com, photo credit Robert Caruso | 5. Tangled Yarn Pumpkins, source and photo credit womansday.com | 6. Address Pumpkin, twigandthistle.com

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DIY :: Party Pinatas


CATEGORIES: DIY

Nothing says P-A-R-T-Y like a festive piñata! And piñatas are creeping back into the party scene in a chic new way…from gold statement piñatas for wedding decor to cute little mini piñatas perfect for personalized favors or place-settings at a fiesta! The best part about this craze is you can make these fancy little things yourself. I’ve rounded up the best DIY Tutorials (read: lots of great photos and detailed steps) so you can start crafting away, tutorial links after the photo.

DIY Piñatas // 3 Fabulous DIY Photo Tutorials // Le Partie Sugar

{DIY Resources} Mini Donkey Piñatas, photo credit Oh Happy Day, Tutorial Here // Gold Heart Pinata, Photo Credit Mary Costa Photography, Studio DIY Tutorial Here // Mini Circle Pinata, photo credit Ruffled Blog, Tutorial Here // Italic Letter F, photo credit Heather Zweig for Oh Happy Day, Tutorial Here

I was approached by Dawn from Not Just A Mommy to help design a few FREE printable pieces for a kid’s Christmas Cookie Party. She was inspired by my Gender Reveal party with the mustaches and lips and had the idea to use Santa’s mustaches for the boys and Mrs. Claus’ lips for the girls. Check out the full details on Design Dazzle including party photos and recipes, and don’t forget to download your free printables here which include food signs, water bottle wraps, favor tags and cupcake toppers. A great budget-friendly way to celebrate the holidays…perfect for kids and kids-at-heart!


{Credits} :: Photos and Party by Dawn of Not Just A Mommy, Free Printable Pieces designed by Cristina of Le Partie Sugar

I know that Tissue Poms have been around for a bit now, but I’ve had a few “just how easy are they?” questions come my way, so I decided to put together a little board with step-by-step photos. Tissue Poms are now sold in packages, via Martha Stewart, or individually in 20 different colors and 3 sizes, via Luna Bazaar – and I’m sure there are other places you can find them. What’s great about these options is they come with the wire you need and pre-cut ends for a perfect look! For under $25 you can add some pops of color to your next party. Step-by-step photos are below:

{DIY} :: Tissue Poms

{Steps} 1. & 2. Accordion fold the tissue paper. | 3. Fold wire around center of folded tissue paper, and create small hook by bending wire. Use this to hang your tissue pom from the ribbon. | 4. Lay tissue pom flat on table. | 5. Take top tissue layer from one side and lift tissue layers away from each other. | 6. Complete side before starting the next.

Check out my “Ready To Pop” Sprinkle where these lovely poms hung over the food table!