DIY Thanksgiving Table Family Photo Place Cards

DIY Thanksgiving Table Family Photo Place Cards

As part of the We Gather Together Thanksgiving Blog Hop, I’m sharing the family photo place cards that will show who sits where for the feast.

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As I mentioned in, Pumpkin Patch Table for Thanksgiving Brunch, I’ll be setting three tables for the holiday meal. That’s to accommodate 16 family members coming by plane and car (but not by boat lol!) to celebrate with us.

So, to add a little humor and personalize each place setting, family member faces were added onto pilgrim and Native American figures.

Hosted by Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home, the hop includes 25 bloggers presenting lots of ways to celebrate Thanksgiving. You’ll find ideas and inspiration for crafts, recipes, decorating, and setting tables.

Let me show you how to easily make family photo place cards for your own turkey day celebration.

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How to Make a Mad Hatter Fascinator

How to Make a Mad Hatter Fascinator

Today, I’m sharing how to make a whimsical Queen of Hearts or Mad Hatter fascinator for yourself, a child or grandchild in a seven-step tutorial.

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With Halloween a little over a month away, it’s costume-making season for young trick or treaters, or adult party goers. And, portraying an Alice in Wonderland character is a popular costume choice.

As regular followers are well aware, my fourth My Favorite Things Party had an Alice in Wonderland theme.

Since the event, I’ve shared numerous party project tutorials, including; How to Make Whimsical Teacup Fascinators. Recently, I also shared Craft Fun to Fabulous Floral Fascinator.  It’s taken me until costume season to circle back to how I made the black and white checked toppers.

Learn how to create and customize a Mad Hatter fascinator to accessorize a costume, wear to a tea party, or even as a stylish top hat to complete a New Year’s Eve outfit.

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DIY Hand Painted Glasses & Champagne Flutes

DIY Hand Painted Glasses & Champagne Flutes

Today, I’m going to show you how I hand painted glasses to compliment table settings and as favors for several parties.

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I was prompted by several readers who asked how to make the decorated pilsners featured in last week’s Casual St. Patrick’s Day Table & Shamrock Glasses.

So far, I have created hand painted glasses for four different occasions. It all started when I wanted peacock themed tableware and favors for the second My Favorite Things Party.

Since the feather decorated wine glasses were such a crowd pleaser (everyone thought I had bought them!), I went on to paint Holly Golightly figures on champagnes for the Breakfast at Tiffany’s Theme Brunch. More recently for the Unbirthday Party, I upped the ante, painting four different Alice in Wonderland character goblets.

You don’t have to be an artist to create fun and unique hand painted glasses to grace a table or give as favors for a bridal or wedding shower. All it takes is a little patience and steady hand. Let me show you.

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Casual St. Patrick’s Day Table & DIY Shamrock Glasses

Casual St. Patrick’s Day Table & DIY Shamrock Glasses

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It’s super easy to set a St. Patrick’s Day table using my everyday, Ireland Pursuit dishes.

With a wide band of green decorating the rim, the Noritake pattern is perfect for the holiday. Medallions around the border depict foxes, pheasants and rabbits. Hunt scenes and thatched cottages also decorate the dishes and serving pieces.

I’ve been setting the table with the Ireland Pursuit pattern for breakfast, lunch and dinner for something like twenty years! To transform the setting into a St. Patrick’s Day table, required a change in linens and pulling out seasonal decor to create a festive centerpiece.

Because we are going to be out of town for the actual holiday and won’t be entertaining guests, I decided to mostly use what I already had to set the table. But, due to a lack of specialty dishes and accessories for a St. Patrick’s Day table in the stores, I did craft shamrock-decorated napkin rings and painted pilsner glasses for the holiday. Easy peasy.

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My Favorite Things Bee Party Gifts, Favors and Games

My Favorite Things Bee Party Gifts, Favors and Games

Rewinding to the very first My Favorite Things Party, which eventually led me to launching Debbee’s Buzz.

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The party presented an opportunity to unleash my inner maker; whether it was creating invitations, decorations, food or favors.

If you follow this blog, you know I love to use themes when decorating, entertaining and crafting.

Today, I’m sharing bee party gifts, favors and prizes from the French Queen Bee theme event.

I hope you find creative inspiration in this post. Perhaps, to host your own gift exchange, tea, birthday party, shower, or to apply guest favor ideas to a rustic wedding.

Learn more on the ins and outs of the My Favorite Things gifts exchange, DIY insights on crating bee party gifts, and fun games and prizes to entertain guests.

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How to Make Whimsical Teacup Fascinators

How to Make Whimsical Teacup Fascinators

As part of the June Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, I am excited to show you the teacup fascinators I made as favors for the Alice in Wonderland, Unbirthday Party.

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The theme event was the 4th annual My Favorite Things Party I’ve hosted.

I made a total of 18 fascinators in three different designs (teacup, mini Mad Hatter and floral) — in a variety of colors. They were the primary favor for guests.

First-come, first-pick in the Mad Hatter’s trunk show!

The purpose of the Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all to not just pin, but act on it! You’ll want to read until the end for links to lots of fun projects, recipes and posts by other bloggers. The monthly blog hop is hosted by Erlene of My Pinterventures.

Learn what inspired the teacup fascinators, see examples of the ones I made, and learn how to make one (or more!) yourself.

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