Holiday Party Inspiration for the DIY Host … from Fonts to Wreaths

It's time to start planning your holiday parties and maybe there's even an upcoming holiday engagement party in the works.

If you're like me, you'll likely want to tackle a few of the party goods yourself - I'm a bit of a crafter and love adding my handmade touch to the holidays. If you're planning to create your own holiday party invitation or printable menu, you will certainly want to check out this amazing winter font bundle. It's just $29 and includes thousands of Christmas and winter resources like fonts, backgrounds, patterns, textures, styles, templates, and much more, plus some extras for Thanksgiving and New Year's. Continue reading for even more holiday party inspiration for the diy host . . .

Other Holiday Party Inspiration for the DIY Host Include . . .

1. Dress up your entryway with a pretty Sweet Bay Laurel & Olive Branch Swag. The best part is that after the party, the dried bay leaves can be used in soups and stews and the dried olive leaves can be used to brew tea. Add a pretty bow to match your party and you're all set.

2. Send the newly engaged couple on their way with homemade cookies in a handcrafted Cookiebox Wood Cookie Carrier. This cookie carrier is built of sturdy pine and has four partitioned segments with a sliding lid to keep your precious cookies safe, intact and from touching each other.

3. Treat your guests to a cheese bar with this Deluxe DIY Cheese Kit. This kit requires no aging - you only need the cheese kit and fresh milk and you'll have your own hand-crafted chevre, mozzarella, ricotta, crumbly goat cheese, paneer or queso blanco, ready in an hour or less.

4. No holiday party is complete without hot chocolate so treat your guests to these Holiday Hot Chocolate Sticks and swirl each into a steaming cup of milk. You might even want to top the drinks with Holiday Flavored Marshmallows.

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Acrylic Chandeliers ... Chic + Re-usable Modern Wedding Decor

My Holiday Wedding Gift Guide is one you won't want to miss as it's filled with gifts for the bride and groom, the groomsmen {see, the guys aren't forgotten in this guide}, the bridesmaids, and even your flower girl. Of course, each gift can also be for anyone on your list this holiday season. Today, the spotlight is on Nicole of Chandeliers by NK. She's the designer behind the chic wedding and party décor that is re-usable, modern and glamorous. Her Acrylic Chandeliers are perfect for events of all kinds - anywhere you need a bit of chic décor. These chandeliers effortlessly blur the lines between modern and glamorous. After your event, you can easily use the chandeliers in your home decor for instant glamour. Chandeliers are available in Hot Pink, Turquoise and Limited Edition Mirror finish.

Modern and Glamorous Chic Décor for Weddings + Parties with Re-Usable Acrylic Chandeliers / from Chandelier by NK
Hot Pink Fancy Chandelier - chic + re-usable modern decor for weddings and parties / from Chandelier by NK

What is Your Favorite Color of Acrylic Chandelier?
{white, shimmery black, turquoise or hot pink?}

Personalized Wedding Gifts that Will Be Cherished and Used

The Holiday Wedding Gift Guide is one you won't want to miss as it's filled with gifts for the bride and groom, the groomsmen {see, the guys aren't forgotten in this guide}, the bridesmaids, and even your flower girl. Of course, each gift can also be for anyone on your list this holiday season. Today, the spotlight is on Colleen of 2 Sisters Handcrafted. She's sharing three great gift ideas - the first of which is the Personalized Wedding Cake Server and Knife Set With First Bite Cake Forks. They're a high-quality stainless steel cake server set which is perfect for cutting and serving your wedding cake as well as for sharing your first bite. This gift can be hand stamped with names, a special day and personalized message. The bride and groom will love this gift on their special day and cherish them again on their anniversaries. *** Please note Colleen's holiday shipping cut-off dates ... within the US it's Nov 20 and within Canada it's Nov 27th ***

This Custom Copper Money Clip has a hammered, masculine finish with initials or a monogram on the front and a secret message hand stamped on the back. You can create the perfect custom men's gift with this personalized rustic copper money clip and it makes the perfect groomsmen gift.

The Personalized Secret Spinning Message Bracelet is a Unisex Design with sterling silver and a braided leather band. It's perfect for a custom love message and gift set for both the bride and groom.

Which Personalized Gift is your Favorite?

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Brenda's Ultimate Holiday Wedding Gift Guide

My 2015 Ultimate Holiday Wedding Gift Guide is here

I'm so excited to share with you round one of my ultimate holiday wedding gift guide. Inside this guide, you will find many unique gift ideas from my sponsors and affiliates that I am proud to partner with this holiday season. The gifts in this guide are perfect for yourself, brides and grooms, your groomsmen + bridesmaids, and even your flower girl. Please share the gifts with your followers on social media {via the quick + easy links on the left of each gift page} . . . you can even email your favorite finds to family and friends :) Happy Shopping and stay tuned for round two launching later this week.

Celebrate the Holidays with my Handmade festive-fetti™ Surprise Bags

I'm getting a late start to the day, but I wanted to pop in real quick with a fun surprise while I work on getting the Holiday Wedding Gift Guide ready to launch before the weekend is over :)

Are you ready to toss the confetti and celebrate the holiday season? From now until November 30th, you can order a surprise bag of my festive-fetti™ in 1 of 3 themes for the holidays. You will even find a few other handmade surprises in the bag too {thank you card set, pretty hair pin and gift tags}. Place your order today {only $20, shipping included - US orders only please} and get ready to celebrate the holidays with fun surprises. Keep the items for yourself or give as a gift. The items inside the bag are also perfect stocking stuffers :) Surprise Confetti Themes include Glittery Snow, Peppermint and Gingerbread.

Confetti Theme - please select
Celebrate the Holiday Season with festive-fetti™ Surprise Bags
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Top 7 Ways to Incorporate Neon Into Your Wedding Day

The neon color palette seems to be all the rage these days and this modern neon styled shoot provides the best wedding inspiration with these bright colors. You can't help but feel happy when you see pops of the bright orange, green and pink against white - like the white canvas background at this shoot's venue in NYC, The Sky Gallery. My festive-fetti™ can be seen sprinkled throughout this shoot that was photographed by Jessica Haley Photography and designed by Ashley Peraino + Caroline of Ivey Weddings & Events. Speaking of Caroline, I want to send her BIG CONGRATULATIONS as she launches her re-brand today. I consider myself pretty lucky to share this shoot on her special day. And, wait until you see the hot pink chandelier from Chandelier by NK - it's the perfect accent for any party {and it's re-usable}. Be sure to scroll down to see all the beautiful photos along with Top 7 Ways to Incorporate Neon Into Your Wedding Day ~ full vendor list follows

Want to Incorporate Neon Colors into Your Wedding Day?

Here are the Top 7 Ways to Bring Pops of Bright Color into your Wedding Day . . .
1. Wrap the bouquet stems with Neon Colored Ribbon or let the ribbon drape
2. Wear the color under your dress with Neon Colored High Heels
3. Scatter Neon Colored Confetti around the dessert table and the tablesettings
4. Make a statement with a Neon Colored Necklace
5. Add a pop of color to the decor {and focal point} with a Hot Pink Chandelier
6. Make the wedding dress look spectacular with a neon Sequin Hanger
7. Create a backdrop with large Neon Colored Paintings to then be displayed at home

Wedding Credits:
Venue: Sky Gallery — Planners: Ashley Peraino + Ivey Weddings & Events — Photographer: Jessica Haley Photography — Florist: Taproot Flowers — Stationery: Darling & Bliss — Make Up Artist: Mollie Parks — Rentals: Starling on Bond — Cake: Erica O’Brien Cake Design — Bridal Gowns: Designer Loft NYC  — Necklace: Charm & Chain — festive-fetti™ Confetti: Marketplace of Brenda's Wedding Blog  — Sequin Hanger: Frou Frou & Frill — Watercolor Paintings: Art by Megan — Hot Pink Chandelier: Chandelier by NK

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Giveaway : Win a Lavender Amethyst Teardrop Pendant from Blue Nile

It's going to be a happy week here {despite my iPhone screen completely shattering into a million pieces yesterday} as I have a brand new sparkling giveaway for you to enter to win. Blue Nile joins me once again and one lucky reader of Brenda's Wedding Blog has the chance to win their absolutely gorgeous Lavender Amethyst and Amethyst Teardrop Pendant in Sterling Silver. When wearing this sparking necklace, you will let the vibrant color take center stage. It features a complementing halo of white topaz gemstones and a sterling silver cable chain necklace. When I took a sneak peek after it arrived, I have to say I was totally jealous of who the lucky winner will be able that gets to wear this gorgeous lavender amethyst necklace. The two shades of purple are breathtaking. You will surely love this necklace . . . oh, and if you'd rather purchase the necklace now {for you or a gift} - simply click here and use coupon code SECRETSALE to save 40%. {PS: this necklace will be shipped directly from me, which means . . . a little extra surprise will be included in the package for the winner}

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