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10 Affordable Holiday Centerpieces that Make a Statement for Winter Parties

Before we get started, I have to give a huge welcome to those coming over from Baker's Party Shop as today is the day that I get to be a part of the fantastic Holiday Party Hop organized by Mirabelle Creations.

I’m honored to be a part of a wonderful group of party gals that have gathered to share our holiday entertaining ideas. You can hop from one blog to another to see all the festive inspiration.

Today, it’s all about affordable holiday centerpieces that make a statement from The Bouqs. Ten floral arrangements to be exact that are perfect for weddings, holiday gatherings, bridal showers and even those engagement parties that will certainly be taking place over the next few months.

If you’re not familiar with The Bouqs, you can purchase 3 different sized bouquets for nearly each of the arrangements. There’s the original size, deluxe doubles the blooms and then there’s the grand size. The flowers are grown on sustainable and responsible farms and freshly cut so they last.

Are you ready to choose your favorite holiday centerpiece?

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Ready to see all the holiday flowers that you can choose from? Which ones are you loving?

Believe is gorgeous with fresh cut tulips and evergreen accents.

Holiday Sweater is a mix of pepper berry and evergreen accents with a beautiful centerpiece succulent.

Snowfall will be a favorite with it's freshly cut roses.

Rudolph is beautiful with fresh cut amaryllis making this one a holiday classic.

Mistletoe combines the colors of the season and it's full of Hydrangeas, Roses, Peruvian lilies, and more.

Yuletide features exotic Peruvian Lilies.

Candy Canes is so striking with fresh cut red and white tulips.

Comfort 'n' Joy combines farm-fresh roses, alstroemeria, and hypericum.

Eggnog is light in color with roses, lilies and accents.

Ornament is a festive mix of hydrangeas, roses, and accents in the colors of the holidays.

Thank you so much for joining me for pretty inspiration to create your holiday party centerpieces as part of the 2016 Holiday Party Hop. Please leave me a comment letting me know your favorite holiday floral arrangement and then be sure to head on over to the next party stop . . . Fern & Maple.

Have fun visiting today's previous and next holiday inspiration. To see all the party sites in the 2016 Holiday Party Hop, please start here!

How to Create an Urban Glam Wedding {Styled Shoot} in Red and Dusty Blue

With the 4th of July holiday coming, this styled shoot for an Urban Glam Wedding in red and dusty blue is the perfect showcase. It was photographed beautifully by Misha of Lavishly Lux Studio and I'm in LOVE with all the sparkle! Just check out these great ideas to bring the Urban Glam into your wedding.

Unique Ideas to Create an Urban Glam Styled Wedding

1. Think outside the box when it comes to a wedding dress - consider a bold color with LOTS of sparkle and glam
2. Bring in unexpected elements and texture into your wedding bouquet {like dusty miller, thistle and the ever romantic roses}
3. Go sparkly with the garter too
4. Display the monogram of the wedding couple with metal letters for the perfect Urban touch

Wedding Vendor Team:
Photographer: Lavishly Lux Studio — Floral Designer: bella fleur designs — Reception Venue: Event 1013 — Makeup Artist: Impeccable Faces MUA by Ronnika Williams — Model:Roxanne Hart — Event Planner: The Pink Tuxedos Wedding and Event PlanningSubmitted via Two Bright Lights
11 Bouquets for Valentine's Day ... from Traditional Blooms to Unexpected Bouquets

Flowers that ship direct from eco-friendly, sustainable farms on a Volcano? check
Gorgeous floral arrangements that start at just $40? check
Flowers that can be delivered for Valentine's Day with Free Shipping? check

Today's post is going to completely amaze you if you love beautiful blooms from farms on a volcano, bouquets that are affordable and will arrive to celebrate Valentine's Day with. You may want to drop a few hints to your guy if you fall in love with these flowers. Or you might even want to surprise your maid of honor and/or bridesmaids :) At The Bouqs, you can order beautiful flowers from the traditional rose bouquet, to the unexpected and untraditional style bouquets. Today I'm sharing with you some of my favorite bouquets from The Bouqs Valentine's Day collection - which would also make gorgeous floral centerpieces for bridal showers. Are you ready to fall in love with some beautiful blooms {and their names} that are romantic and heartfelt gifts?

————> Come Shop The Bouqs for these gorgeous Valentine's Day Flowers
top left to bottom right {row by row}:
1. XOXO features Gillyflowers with amazing antique purple blooms
2. Desperado is a beautiful combination of Roses with purple accents
3. Cake n' Cream is a sweet treat with the mixed Ranunculus
4. Bubbly is an untraditional bouquet with the lovely Gillyflowers in an antique color
5. Charmed, I'm Sure features Purple Lisianthus flowers
6. Infinity features pink Lisianthus blooms
7. Pucker Up is a lovely bouquet of mixed color hydrangeas
8. Everlasting Love is another Gillyflower bouquet in antique purple and yellow colors
9. Happy Together is a pretty bouquet of Gillyflowers in purple and green blooms
10. Super Cute features romantic carnations in a mix of reds, pinks and bi-colors

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Design Your Own Winter Themed Save the Dates and Invitations

If you're one of the lucky brides that said yes over the holidays, first off . . . Congratulations!!!. Secondly, you will LOVE these winter themed fonts and graphics for your Save the Date designs. Even if you plan to marry over the next holiday season {from Thanksgiving through the New Year}, this font + graphic bundle is for you. For only $29, you will gain access to thousands of Christmas and winter resources . . . plus some extras for Thanksgiving and New Year's. Designs include backgrounds, patterns, textures, styles, templates, and much more.

It's a super fun Creative Winter Bundle that is only available for $29 for the next 4 days <<< Click Here

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Sweet Treats for Holiday Weddings {and Parties}

When it comes to holiday weddings + parties, having special treats is a fun way to celebrate with your guests. Today, I have some sweet ideas to share with you and you can still receive your order in time for the holidays {even with standard shipping}.

First up is Eleni's New York - they are famous for their custom hand-iced Conversation Cookies™. With each cookie being slightly crisp, not too sweet and intricately hand-decorated - they are the perfect dessert or party favor for every occasion. Eleni's is nut free and kosher too. Here's a fun sampling of their holiday collections including the perfect personalized cookie for New Year's Eve.

If you use the exclusive coupon code BRENDASBLOG when you checkout at Elenis - you will save 10% on your order.
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Next up is the set of 2 Home Sweet Home Mug Toppers. Your guests will love being presented their hot chocolate with a cute cookie house perched on the edge of their mug.

And, since ice cream is perfect all year round - how about serving the Ultimate Holiday Ice Cream Collection from eCreamery? The scrumptious flavors include: Peppermint Mocha Ice Cream with Cookie Crunch & Fudge Swirls {top left}, Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream, Eggnog Ice Cream, Double Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Cashew Brittle, Sea Salt Caramel Sundae - Brownie Bites & Swirls of Fudge and Caramel {top right}, Gingerbread Cookie Swirl Ice Cream {bottom left}, Cinnamon Ice Cream, and Candy Cane Ice Cream {bottom right}.

What ice cream flavor is calling your name?

When you Shop at eCreamery from now until December 31st, you can save $10 with coupon code merry10
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