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Halloween is all about decoration. We decorate our homes and even ourselves in crazy/sexy/funny/scary costumes! As much fun as it is to get into the Halloween spirit, the cost of decorating can quickly add up. Thankfully, Felici Events is always looking for fun DIY projects and we’ve come to the rescue with some fun Halloween ideas that won’t leave cobwebs in your wallet! Not only does DIY get you more into the festive spirit, but your creations will often turn out more creative than anything you could buy in a store!
Heart Attack Voodoo Dolls:
A little cloth can go a long way. Double over some fabric and cut it out in a doll-like shape. Stuff cotton between the two and sew the perimeter with yarn. Add whatever accessories you like. Can also double as a festive pin cushion!
Grow Monster Specimen Jar:
Remember these from when you were a kid? Take some vases that may be collecting dust in your basement and fill them with water. Toss in your grow monsters (which can be purchased at practically any Halloween/dollar store) and line your shelves to give your home a mad-scientist aesthetic.
Print-Your-Own Bottle Labels:
Print out your favorite haunted design templates and cover your normal beverage bottles with novel Halloween labels! For your gullible guests, you may want to mention that they’re not actually drinking “zombie virus”.
Pretty self-explanatory. Go to your local pumpkin patch and purchase a pumpkin. Cut out the top of the pumpkin and scoop out the guts. Save the seeds and toast in the oven to snack on later. Grab some carving utensils (ie: a knife) and do work! Insert a candle after you’re done carving to light up your homemade jack-o’-lantern.
Spider Web Balloon:
Begin by filling a balloon with helium. The webbing inside the balloon is made from a commercial product called HI-FLOAT, a solution made for injecting into helium balloons to make them retain their helium longer. The web effect is created by applying the HI-FLOAT and letting it dry at a set pressure. Deflate the balloon, stretch it out, and then re-inflate. The film will detach from the walls and create a sort of web. Be sure to toss some plastic spiders in the balloon for the sake of appearance.
Bat O’ Lanterns:
Go to your local pumpkin patch and purchase however many miniature pumpkins. Spray paint the pumpkins black and draw your own bat wings/ears/eyes. Cut out and attach to your now-dried mini pumpkin with a hot glue gun.
Time to dig into your box of Christmas lights and pull out a strand of white lights (multicolor lights if you’d like multicolored ghosts). Simply punch the individual lights through the bottom of a plain white dixie cup and add some googly eyes for show.
Here is a beautiful Felici Events Wedding write up featured last week on Style me Pretty. Happy Anniversary Aki and Imraan! You’ve been so wonderful to work with, and I am so grateful to have been a part of such a special time in your lives.
If you have been hanging out with SMP for a little while now, you know two things: one, we love San Ysidro Ranch and two, we love when Michael & Anna Costa get behind the lens. And when those two things collide, we get a take-your-breath-away beauty like this little wedding right here. It’s full of that simple, sophisticated style that goes so well with the pretty backdrops of this venue, and topped off with a couple who’s smiles say it all. It has everything we love here at SMP, and you can see it all right here!
From Michael & Anna Costa Photographers Ltd.… Nestled in the backwoods of Montecito, California, is not only the perfect spot for a wedding, but also for delighting in the wonderland that is San Ysidro Ranch. Aki and Imraan opted for a secluded and intimate celebration of their nuptials and the Wine Cellar at San Ysidro Ranch couldn’t have been more perfect — a thousand paper cranes swaying from the trees and family closely surrounding them they exchanged vows. Incorporated in their ceremony were Japanese, Indian and Western traditions that perfectly complemented their blending of cultures. Between the lavender fields and olive trees, the pergola of jasmine and roses — photo backdrops were endless. And as they dined amongst a myriad of pink peonies, the evening twinkled with the warmth of flickering candles and moonlight.
Wedding Photography: Michael & Anna Costa Photographers Ltd. / Wedding Venue: San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California / Event Planning: Zohe Felici of Felici Events / Floral Design: Bloom & Plume / Catering + Wedding Cake: San Ysidro Ranch / Music: Jamie Flam / Transportation: Rockstar Transportation / Hair + Makeup: SarahLisa + Tomiko Taft
According to our weather report, Independence Day this year will be warm and sunny. Whether you choose alcoholic or non-alcoholic options, these drinks will be sure to quench your thirst while you celebrate the day!
We stopped by Sur la Table and discovered they are having a 30% off sale on beverage jars, stands and signs just before the holiday! Perfect timing!
These 5 drink recipes include ingredients like watermelon, tequila, and strawberry schnapps.
When preparing this layered drink, make sure the liquid with the highest sugar content is on the bottom.
Check out this blog for this drink recipe!
Loving the blue sugar on the rim of the glasses!
Unique Guest Sign In Idea that Keeps on Giving
It is unbelievable that two years have passed since the Felici Events’ inception in May 2010!
“I may not have all of the answers, but I surround myself with people who do” which is what lead us to create this guest sign in for the launch.
I loved getting guests’ words of wisdom and it proved to be a great way to remember everyone who came and supported me.
This creative and simple alternate to a guest book can be incorporated into any event.
Just add personalization and creativity.
Thanks to everyone who has continued to support me and I look forward to continue growing.
For obvious reasons, a wedding concentrates on the loving bond between the bride and groom. The relationship between brides and bridesmaids, however, are an important aspect of the celebration as well. These are the women who have supported the bride throughout the entire relationship. They are the women who laughed, cried, and rejoiced with the bride. Many brides are honoring this friendship with specialized tidbits from asking them to be bridesmaids to the ceremony itself.
These bridesmaid cards offer a chance for the bride to include favorite pictures and stories of her and the bridesmaid-to-be. It’s an easy, affordable way to make each bridesmaid see how much the bride cherishes their friendship.
photo credit to sei lifestyle blog post
After the bachelorette party, the bride commemorated their night with a hilarious photo session with her and her rowdy bunch. An awesome way to save these memories forever, this bride made a fun night an even funnier morning.
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This bride wrote on the bottoms of each of her bridesmaid shoes a note about how special they are to her. Such an adorable and sweet way to let someone know you care about them!
Photo courtesy of The Knot
While weddings are about the bride and groom, the close bond between brides and their bridesmaids can also be recognized through small mementos.