My Frozen Birthday Party Ideas Under $100
Disney’s Movie Frozen has made waves in different countries, including to where I am living right now. Many children, and young at hearts, loved it, including my nieces. And eventhough it has been almost 2 years ago since the movie was out, it still keeps trending. In fact, my nieces watched it nth time already and not getting tired of it. And this December, she was about to celebrate her 7th birthday. She doesn’t want any gifts. She just want a Frozen-themed birthday party.
Well, her mom couldn’t afford it, so do I… Elsa gown, Frozen-themed birthday party decors, foods, not to mention the favors and other party supplies. Since I am a person who likes to indulge creativity once in a while, I thought I could pull off a Frozen birthday party without spending that much. I thought about DIY Frozen birthday party.
DIY FROZEN BIRTHDAY PARTY: THE MAKING
It’s 2 weeks before the birthday that I decided to go ahead and start with the preparations for the Frozen birthday party. Since it’s a little bit short in time, since that’s not the only thing I should do (I have to work too), I just grabbed anything that was available at that moment.
We started putting up the decorations we made. From the white branches, up to the hanging pom-poms. All of these were made from the scratch. I spent most of the time watching Youtube videos on making those Frozen-inspired party decorations.
My eldest brother is quite good in graphic and designing so I asked him to make me a life-sized Olaf.
This Olaf served as our decorations in our mini photobooth.
I asked around for the Frozen-inspired birthday party favors but since they are “in”, they are actually expensive. So I thought I’ll just make my own. Although this may not really a Frozen themed party favors, the colors come out just right.
I bought some clear shot glasses, styro balls, ribbons and print a favor tags and put them together. And voila! Here’s our party favor! Next was the gown.
I also check some dress shops and gown rentals for Elsa-inspired gown. Although I expected that they will surely be expensive, I didn’t know that they will be forbiddingly costly! So I decided to make my own version of Elsa-inspired gown also.
It just has to be turquoise or powder blue, right? So I bought a cheap window curtain with that color. It comes with embellishments that I used as the “belt” for the gown. I folded the curtain in half, put an inch-wide garter on it and sewed by hand. Let the kid put it on and secured the waist with the embellishment. Not bad for non-sewing girl like me. I spent less than $5 on this gown (3.50$ for the curtain, few cents for the garter and some for the threads and glitters).
And now, the whole thing is set up. 11 hours to go before the big day!
FROZEN BIRTHDAY PARTY: THE BIG DAY!
Then the big day comes!
I put all the foods I prepared the other night and set it up in our Frozen-inspired table setting.
I just bought a couple of packs of cupcakes from the stores. Since I don’t know where to buy or how to make frosting, I just choose the ones with white toppings on them.
And then I stick the cake toppers I printed. I also made some blue jello shots and turquoise-colored Juice. I also put some treats on the Frozen party loot bags (I bought 2 packs worth a dollar each)
And here’s the final setting for the party favor.
Seems like my princess Elsa is a little bit shy in front of the camera.
And Olaf welcomes the guests with big smiles.
More food upclose… Oh and that’s not all the food we prepared for the party. In my country, most birthday party includes spaghetti, noodles, fried goodies, etc. And since they’re a little bit off-colored (not suitable for the theme), we just set up separate table for them.
And here’s my two grandmothers, having a mini photoshoot in our mini photobooth.
Breathtaking Outdoor Christmas Decorations For Some Holiday Cheer!
Don’t you just love passing through streets with houses and buildings beautifully decorated with Christmas ornaments? Don’t you just love the grand decorations of the buildings in town, and the simple but equally beautiful decorations of the smaller shops? Even the biggest Scrooge will have to feel light and happy with all that holiday beauty!
Outdoor Christmas decors provide a lot of holiday cheer to anyone who sees them, but they need not be big and ostentatious. You will be surprised how a simply decorated cardboard can look so beautiful and festive! It doesn’t matter whether you have a small garden or a spacious lawn.
We have picked out the best outdoor Christmas decor ideas suited for all kinds of spaces. They are very easy to set up or assemble, and very easy to stow away, too, when the holidays are over. No need to dig or drill holes! Scroll down and pick that one that’s perfect for your home!
The reindeers are ready to deliver their gift without Santa on them… this is a fun outdoor Christmas decorations.
These lovely Christmas decorations took the phrase “the bigger the better” very seriously. And to very awesome results, too. Spruce up your front yard this Christmas with these colorful giant Christmas baubles. They’re so big and bright nobody can miss them!
There’s a certain kind of holiday cheer that only a perfectly placed Christmas garland can bring. This one right here is definitely a showstopper. All the holiday wreaths look so striking against the wooden beams and posts. They really make you want to go inside the house and begin the merrymaking.
This is a lovely Christmas decor for outdoor. Huge baubles wrapped with red ribbons for festive atmosphere.
There are gifts to be opened on Christmas day. There are gifts that are strictly for decorative purposes only. These babies truly are a delightful holiday décor that will sprinkle good cheer right at your doorstep. Who would’ve thought a simple bush like this can look so festive and bright?
Here’s another creative and unique outdoor Christmas décor that you can do this year. Have some wooden directional signs painted in the colors of the season. Put words like “Santa’s Workshop”, “Candy Cane Lane”, or “Reindeer Crossing” on the signs. Anything Christmas-related will do. Lastly, add some festive bows for that really Christmasy feel.
The harsh cold winter days can be bleak and heavy. Add that instant holiday cheer and pop of color to the colorless outdoors with these giant red Christmas baubles. Just hang them on a large tree in the park where everybody can see. You’ll be amazed how these giant balls can transform a cold-looking place to one that’s so cheerily warm!
This outdoor wicker sleigh with reindeers is such a beautiful piece of Christmas décor. It looks even more beautiful against the background of white snow. Even without a snowy Christmas, this wicker sleigh will still look breathtaking on your lawn. You can add a Christmas-themed pillow, or more holiday trinkets for a prettier sleigh.
You can also make use of small wicker baskets to hang outside your house. Fill the baskets with snow and decorative snowflakes. Wrap a string of Christmas lights for sparkle. They truly are so pretty and simple that add so much holiday cheer to your space, don’t you think?
Words can also be fantastic outdoor Christmas decors. And by words we mean like this pretty Christmas-themed cut-out word ‘Joy’. Paint it with the colors of the season. Add accents like the silhouette of baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, or a golden star on top.
Paper bag Christmas lanterns? We had no idea they would look so pretty as outdoor Christmas decors! And they’re so easy to make, too! All you need are paper bags, sand, and tea lights!
Here’s another example of a wicker sleigh as an outdoor Christmas décor. It’s just a sleigh in the snow, but instantly you know that it’s Christmas. Setting it up and storing it away are so easy, too! You can have this wicker sleigh as a standalone, or you can add reindeers or elves, even Santa Claus and his big sack of goodies!
Wicker balls and Christmas lights are always a magical combination. They’re so simple and understated, but pack a lot of Christmas feels. You can place them on your doorstep, or along the driveway. Anywhere you put them will be perfect and beautiful, we guarantee.
This intricate-looking outdoor Christmas décor is sure to delight Christmas and snow fans! You don’t see a lot of giant snowflakes with built-in lights that much. This one is definitely a stunner! If you’re quite good with your hands, you can easily recreate this pretty holiday décor.
If you want a unique outdoor Christmas décor, why not get this charming outdoor Christmas tree made of wooden slabs? You will need a couple of wooden slabs of different lengths to stack as a tree. Adorn them with Christmas baubles or garlands. Then top with a golden star. Absolutely beautiful
You can also make a special green leafy arrangement of pine cones and fir tree leaves. Stuff them into an elaborate pot like this one in the photo. Adorn with poinsettia flowers for that pop of Christmas color. You can also strew some Christmas lights for a prettier effect.
Got some wooden slabs that you no longer need? Turn them into these seriously adorable snowmen! These outdoor Christmas decors are so creative and so inexpensive to make. Just wood, some colorful scrap cloths, and paint!
These outdoor Christmas decors are both gorgeous and dreamy. They are tasteful and understated but succeed in making you feel all warm and happy inside. Welcome the holidays with this gorgeous Christmas wreath and equally gorgeous star. Adorn with Christmas snowflakes and Christmas lights.
How about Santa’s cute and happy elves? They’re not at all freaky looking like all the others I’ve seen in the past. These elves look so happy that it’s Christmas everyone who lays their eyes on them will break into a smile. If you’ve got little kids, they will surely love these cute fellas!
This adorable little snowman is the perfect welcome party to your guests this holiday season. Dress up a snowman plush toy with a hat and a scarf. Adorn with gloves and other cute Christmas ornaments that you can find at home. The cuter the snowman, the better!
Showcase that exquisite doorway with this fabulous Christmas wreath decoration idea. Pick the brightest red and the most eye-catching green. You can go as big as you want, too. You can also add some garlands and poinsettias for added color and texture.
This is quite an ingenious idea. A red-nosed reindeer for a mailbox? Sign me up! Let me start gathering some rope straw, balls of red yarn, a scarf, and a Santa hat! This outdoor Christmas décor is just too cute for words.
Even a pair of red mittens can be a beautiful outdoor Christmas décor if you know how to work it. There’s just something striking about the color against the pristine background of snow, don’t you think? Just clip a pair of mittens on a tree branch with wooden clothespins. Sprinkle with snow dust for a more charming effect.
about a mini Candyland right on your lawn? Decorate your mailbox with oversized lollipops and candy canes. Add colorful ribbons and festoon with Christmas garlands. It’s a simple outdoor Christmas décor that can easily transform your front yard. The kids on your street will surely enjoy this!
Decorate a beautiful street lamp with Christmas ornaments. You can make use of holiday ribbons and Christmas garlands. It’s very simple to do and very inexpensive to make. When nightfall comes — voila! You’ve got yourself a beautiful holiday lamp!
Pile giant boxes wrapped in holiday gift wrapping paper for another beautiful outdoor Christmas décor idea. The more colorful and the bigger the boxes, the better. You can place them on top of a nice wide-mouth vase, or on top of a makeshift table. We think they will be perfect right there at your doorstep!
Sweet and Fun Engagement Party Ideas
Take a whiff of the sparkling top notes, sit down, shut up and start thinking about getting married but of course you won’t be able to tie the knot in the most memorable way without throwing an engagement party – and for that, you need a dozen or two of engagement ideas that will mark the first step in ending your singlehood. That is, if you are the one throwing the engagement party.
Have you ever had that romanticized feeling that you suddenly become prepared to spend the rest of your life with the person who’s holding your hand right now? Have you ever experienced suddenly being kneeled upon and asked for a hand in marriage? If you ever had these experiences, then it’s good to be you – congratulations, because not everyone can be as lucky as you have become.
Celebrate the significant moment in your life when everything in the universe has suddenly fallen into places. If you’re not the one throwing the party, then here are still a couple of ideas if you are invited to such an occasion. As the cheeky saying goes for all of us (engaged or soon-to-be engaged or not at all soon): shut up, keep calm and get married, an engagement party makes the moment last, so here’s a couple of engagement ideas for you (and yes, you may still find these useful even if you’re the guest and not the celebrant).
Engagement Party Gift Ideas
One Year Subscription of Fresh Flowers Bouquet
For the couple’s new home, there definitely is a need to ignite the feel of hearth and home. Help them in this light when they have to re-define their concept of home – from a bachelor’s pad to a family house. After all, fresh flowers never fail to brighten up anyone’s day.
Bottle of Champagne
Don’t panic, it’s organic. And: if you are thinking at the last minute on what to give the couple, then this is a little treat that they would love. After all, they’re bound to spend their honeymoon soon with a bottle of champagne to set the romantic mood.
If you want s DIY gift that is less expensive and guest-engaging, then this is a recommended gift. It may be a simple kind of gift, but the couple will find this sweet and memorable, especially when they check out the dedications of the guests for their soon-to-be married life.
Writing a Story
At first, you may think about what the heck to write. Don’t worry if you haven’t won any literary awards before, because the couple would still appreciate this, especially if the story is about their love life and who can write it better than you, a person who has seen them through the ups and downs.
Engagement Party Decoration Ideas
Dreamy and romantic without the unnecessary frills, you may find this decoration idea unique and easy especially if you want to hold the party outdoors. This is a simple yet elegant idea that can stand alone even without the help of additional fluffy decorations.
We want to please our guests to the fullest. This is also a tactical way to distract those sweet-toothed ants from raging over your sweet love bubble in the occasion. Shoo them away from feasting on the sweetness that the two of you are displaying by providing a sweets table.
Just like fairy lights decoration, this can also stand alone for itself and define the occasion – a mood setter that is elegant yet simple. Also, we need not say more with the notion that this makes things a lot romantic.
Engagement Party Game Ideas
Diamond Carving Time
This is basically a contest to make the best diamond engagement ring using a block of ice. Give your guests their blocks of ice and allow them to create a sculpture of the best diamond engagement ring that they can make. The judge will be the hot-seated couple.
Traditional, loud, freelance and fun – these all come with endless karaoke sessions that will literally rock the party – because we know that wedding bands and romantic violinists are never too loud.
True or False
This is a simple yet mind-boggling game. You each tell a story about yourselves and then each will also guess whether the story is true or false. The person with the most correct guesses wins.
Engagement Party Theme Ideas
Wine Tasting Engagement Party
If you want an exquisite (and a little expensive) type of engagement party, then have this for a try. Your guests can freely choose their wine flavour choice and of course the fun and excitement will also be assured.
Why hire a catering to do the food for you when you can have your guests cook their own food? Of course, it would still be a must that you prepare a snacks or sweet corner for your guests, but having this theme will also give them a more interactive environment. How to do this? You can hire a chef have a cooking lesson (or basically anyone who knows a good meal) and allow your guests to make their own food.
This may also be termed as “movie-inspired.” Whether you want to Photoshop the couple’s face on the Hollywood Titanic poster or Romeo and Juliet cameo, it’s your choice. The idea here is to make the event look as if their love story is the one that’s now showing.
Engagement Party Ideas on a Budget
Outdoor Engagement Party
Sometimes the best thing to cut a little spending is to draw the occasion closer to nature – literally. Literally. This is the natural way to save yourself from the trouble of decorating and allow nature to do this for you – in the most natural way.
It’s your choice if you want to put the description in the invitation letter advising your guests to take their dinner before heading over to the occasion, but if you want to put it in a more dignified manner, then instruct your guests that this will be an after-dinner party, and that you will be serving snacks and sweets for that matter.
If you will be finding it hard to do away with the alcohol in the occasion (especially if the bachelorette or stag party suddenly follows), then instruct your guests that you will be sponsoring only one bottle of beer for them – if they want extra, then they have to buy from the snack corner. They’ll understand.
Outdoor Engagement Party Ideas
Always, vintage-inspired themes never fade away from the scene when we want something romantic and sweet but without the unnecessary frills. This is a recommend if you want something romantic and sweet – and outdoors.
Just picture this: a couple of lined-up tables surrounded by fruit trees that infuse the air with citrus-smelling effects that enter your nostrils, making you feel comfortable with a nirvana-effect. This is the idea for an outdoor engagement party. After all, the point is to make your guests feel comfortable.
Beach Engagement Party
This is probably one of the most common if you want an engagement party that’s outdoors. You can do tons of stuff on the beach, not to mention that you can also spend the time watching the sunset for additional romantic effects.
Engagement Party Cake Ideas
L-O-V-E 4-Layer Cake
You wouldn’t want something “too much” for your cake. The design for this sweet goody is simple and imposing – obviously, when the guests see the four letters: L-O-V-E, it will be obvious that this is a cake for love.
A love birds cake for a love birds. The design on this cake is cute and romantic but without the unnecessary details – just an animated frosting that draws two love birds kissing each other’s beaks (although we know that love birds don’t really kiss).
Not to worry. This will not make your cake look like Sleeping Beauty’s crown. This cake only holds an elegant white touch with a few decorations at the topmost layer that says ‘soon to be married.’
Engagement Party Invitation Ideas
Vintage Chalkboard Heart Theme
This invitation idea loosens the formality of the event and allows your guests to expect something more casual and engaging. The design involves having a heart-shaped imitation of a blackboard with chalkboard writings of the invitation.
Romantic Lips and Mustache
Easily understandable: your guests won’t find it hard to guess the nature of the event because the minimalist graphic art can speak for itself. Obviously, somebody’s got engaged.
Quirky and Fun: “Eat, Drink and Be Married”
A simple inscription that will fill the front of the invitation before they flip on to the next page that gives the details of the occasion – and for that, we only have one word to say: “’Tis.”
26 Stunning Wedding Decoration Ideas For Your Big Day!
After the stag party and the bachelorette party, there is one important preparation to think about: wedding decoration ideas. In order to make the moment perfect, it is impeccable to have the decorations set the mood on the day that will tie the knot between two people. Wedding celebrations are the best excuses to wear our hair down and become as grandeur as we can. After all, the world has seen enough wars and battles. It’s time to celebrate love, and weddings are the best venue for this.
Some of the best wedding decoration ideas, surprisingly, can be as cheap but unique. It is not necessary for a wedding to be expensive. The secret lies in creativity. Most people experience wedding jitters, especially in decorating the event. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Have fun. It’s a wedding, not a pressure cooker.
Wedding Table Decoration Ideas
Crystal Wedding Bubbles (Pink/Blue/Diamond)
We love anything the glitters. They add a little specialty and royalty for the event, but they don’t have to be pure diamonds (unless you want to give the royalty of England a run for their money). They can simply be crystal bubbles in any colour depending on the theme of the wedding.
White Scatter Table Pearls
Same point as the idea on crystal wedding bubbles. If you want something that can make the table look like royalty, you can also have something glittery or shiny to scatter on the table such as pearls. Aside from pearls, pink or blue diamond (can be Swarovski or not), depending on the theme. It’s a better decoration idea than scattering glitters on the table. It just isn’t right.
Diamond Napkin Rings
This is a creative idea for table decoration. You can mimic the napkin ring according to your engagement ring. Everyone can then have a piece of it.
Linked Hearts Place Card Holder
You can place the names of the guests here, according to their seats at the reception table. The design perfectly fits the event. Aside from this, this card holder will not over-shadow the design on the table especially if you want to put a centrepiece.
Wedding Reception Decoration Ideas
Who says apothecary jars are only for pickles in the kitchen? They can also be a decorative idea for a wedding. Yes, they can be. If you don’t want the traditional flower centrepiece, then you should try this idea. Fill the jars with bright color combinations of flowers (depending on your theme) and have them as a background display on the food table. It’s a little appetizing to see them behind the food.
No, this will not make your wedding look gay (unless it’s a gay wedding). There are ways to design the sash in order to make it look elegant. Having designs on chairs will also lessen the boring look, because chairs are usually given less decorations in receptions.
Crystal Garlands and Curtains
If you’re tired of the usual floral centrepieces and flowers everywhere, then you can have crystal garlands to decorate the reception with. Garlands never fail to make an event look elegant. But be careful not to put too much detail when you use this because this decoration can stand by itself.
Cheap Wedding Decoration Ideas
Fresh Wedding Flower Centrepiece
In this aspect, choose a flower that may define the theme, so as not to make it look boring because fresh flowers are the most common centrepieces. Add a few more touches like seashells alongside the centrepiece and some scattered petals.
Handmade Paper Flowers
Origami: Is it a crane? No. Is it a butterfly? No. Is it a ribbon? No. Ever tried making flowers for the event by paper folding? If you want something cheap yet creative, then you can also use paper flowers. Being that they are handmade, you can personalize and design it according to your taste.
Floating Candles in Brass Bowl with Flower Petals
This is a classic wedding decoration idea. And a plus, it is easy to make. It also saves time in doing. Candles plus flower petals floating on water equals romance. This will never be a major fail.
Outdoor Wedding Decoration Ideas
Wedding Marquee Decoration
Because the theme is “outdoor,” of course you wouldn’t want your guests to suffer too much heat or to get wet in case it rains. Put an all-purpose marquee that will make the event, not only memorable, but well-equipped in any weather. But of course, dress the marquee creatively.
This decoration idea can make the event look nature-friendly. What’s a better way to spend outdoors than with a bit of nature touch?
This will especially look good during the evening. Bits and pieces of lights hanging above the celebration makes the event look grand and alive. Instead of putting spot lights for the evening, try bits and pieces of lights that can make the celebration look like a rip-off from the Lord of the Rings.
Indian Wedding Decoration Ideas
Indian weddings are specially adorned with bright colourful shades or purple and fuchsia, making the celebration seem festive and never boring. In contrary to the western pure-white theme, Indian weddings are bound to be colourful. It’s specially a good idea to revamp the colors on the canopy that will enshroud the guests.
Again, garlands are a good idea for an Indian wedding. First, garlands can stand alone to decorate the whole event; and second, it’s alright to create flower combos as decorations. Because it is an Indian wedding, there is no such thing as “over-decoration.”
Moonbeam Purple Custom Aisle
A unique aspect about Indian weddings is that you get to customize the aisle that the bride will cross. Phases of the moon is a phenomena special to Indians; thus, it can make the celebration more culturally in-tact. Purple, on the other hand, is the colour of royalty. No doubt, this idea can make the wedding memorable.
Vintage Wedding Decoration Ideas
Romantic Wooden Sign Just Married
When we say vintage, we mean it. Anything old becomes the trend. This design is simple to do. The older the wooden sign may be, then the better. After all, what’s vintage without a bit of moss and mildew. Wait, forget the mildew.
Three Tier Regency Cake Stand
If you’ve seen Hollywood films that have settings in the Victorian era, then this is idea is something like that. A vintage theme never fails without the help of ‘the’ cake stand that can make the celebration look like your grandmother’s wedding.
Wedding This Way Hanging Metal Sign
This is another vintage idea that will definitely be noticeable. The guests will surely look at this sign and of course, it may help in setting the theme.
DIY Wedding Decoration Ideas
It’s best to have this decoration idea in variety of colours, because having them in a monotonous tone will make the design a little boring. This will look especially good on the tables especially if you want to use painted vases with flowers as a centrepiece instead of the traditional crystal clear vase.
Floral Centrepieces (Water with Food Colouring Inside Vases)
If you haven’t heard of this decor trick before, then here’s an idiot’s guide for you. If you’re probably wondering on how to make those flowers with colored tips, then this is the simple trick. Simply, put food coloring (of your preference) in the vase filled with water where the flowers will rest. Observe the results after an hour or two.
Origami Wedding Decorations
Now, it’s the time to let out those paper folding ideas. You may also want to buy a special origami paper for this. Your guests will have fun looking at the designs that you’ve made specially for their entertainment.
Beach Wedding Decoration Ideas
Stunning Blue Seashell Bouquet
You’re probably wondering – why blue? It’s the colour of the ocean. Besides, blue has a calming effect. Why seashell bouquet? It’s a beach wedding of course. The best way to wear the beach is to decorate using seashells. The guests won’t have to point out the obvious.
Coral Beach Wedding Cake
Because we can’t get enough of seashells and corals in a beach wedding, let’s do more of the obvious. The last stop: the wedding cake. But don’t underestimate this obvious cake decoration for a beach wedding. You can find great images of this on a local store and on the internet.
Hand Wired Seashells, Pearl, Starfish with Swarovski Crystals (Hair Decoration)
Still not enough seashells – we want to see more and this time, on the heads of the bride’s maids. If this decoration idea is done with the proper arrangement, colour combinations and design variation (seashells, pearl, starfish, crystals), it will come out beautiful. It’s also a good idea to make your bride’s maids look like a part of the decorations. And please, do not use a live starfish for this idea.
Rustic Wedding Decoration Ideas
How do you define pretty pomes? First, if the design is made in perfect pomes; and second, if the pomes is in the right shade. If you have a classic black-and-white theme, then have the pomes in the same colour. If the theme is rustic, then have them in warm colours. Pomes, just like garlands, can also stand alone. So if you don’t have any more idea on how to decorate your rustic wedding theme, pomes is the answer.
Who would’ve thought that you can use what have learned in your elementary art class to make rustic decorations? Pinwheels are easy to make. Moreover, they can look very decorative for a rustic themed wedding. Especially if the wedding is outdoors, just imagine how pretty this will look when a breeze approaches.
For a rustic wedding theme, flowers are overrated. Instead of having a flower centrepiece, you can surprise your guests by having a wheat centrepiece. This can especially look good because the colour palettes of wheat are not too over-powering. Imagine a wheat centrepiece on a brightly painted vase: perfect.
25 Brilliant Bridal Shower Ideas That She’ll Definitely Love!
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Bridal shower ideas are all about love and bidding farewell to a person’s single life (awww) before she strides to the red carpet of match-making heaven (again, awww). A few days from now, she’ll be officially hitched. But before those final walks to single-dom, you’ll need to whip something to celebrate the last days of her single status. As her future hubby goes gaga over his own stag party, why not entertain her in her own bachelorette party, which doesn’t always come with a huge cake with a Magic Mike stripper inside. On the other hand, this can come after the bridal shower. Let’s take things in a light and soft manner first before heading on to the wild side of things. Here are a couple of bridal shower ideas to choose from. Magic Mike can wait.
Bridal Shower Gift Ideas
Luggage & Honeymoon Guidebooks
A new married couple may be a little awkward to talk about when and where to spend the honeymoon (including the things you can do to set the honeymoon mood). Of course, they can sort this out on their own. But every rookie needs an idiot’s guide, so here’s one for them.
Breakfast in Bed Tray and Pajamas
After their marriage ceremony, expect long hours of frolicking in bed. Surely, they would want to spend a lot of time lounging around and watching television (the bills can come later) together. Something that they can make their lounging about will be most appreciated.
This is a traditional romantic gift idea for a newly-wed. It’s inevitable that they might find this useful especially during the honeymoon dinner date.
Bridal Shower Decoration Ideas
Lingerie Bachelorette Party
If you want to adapt something funny and sexy without the frills for her bridal shower (to hell with magic-mike-later scheme), then this is a recommend. All of you girls can wear your favourite lingerie for the party. And yes, you may change before and after the party.
Oversized Long Stem Flower
A flower fit for a queen. Because this is her bridal shower, give her something that will catch the eye – a big red flower with a long stem. This is her symbol of specialty for the party. Add her to the decors.
Still not seeing the future bride? Well, here’s a sash to introduce her. This can go well with the oversized long stem flower.
Bridal Shower Favor Ideas
Don’t panic. After all, it’s a bridal shower. We all want ways to contribute to a pro-choice pregnancy. If it ain’t your time to procreate, use a contraceptive if you can’t control the raging endorphins. So we guess the chocolates have to go then.
Beauty goodies are the most common favour to be given in bridal showers. If you don’t want something that’s too explicit like personalized condoms, here’s a cute and sweet little lip balm for the girls.
Glass Love Coasters
We want anything that can spread the love and that applies even on the food table. This is something that your guests can use even at home and not just for display purposes.
Bridal Shower Game Ideas
Two Truths and a Lie
This game is simple: gather the girls and each have to think about two truths and a lie about them. On each turn, everyone has to take the centre seat and allow everyone to guess which of your statements about yourself are lies and true. It’s a race-to-guess game so the first person to speak her guess gets the point. The girl with the most points wins.
Toilet Paper Wedding Dress
Divide the group into pairs. Each pair will pick a “bride” and a designer. In 20 minutes, the designer has to make a stylish wedding dress using the toilet paper. The celebrant of course has to be the judge on the winner.
How Old Was She?
Simply, collect the past photos of the celebrant and post them on the wall. Give each guest a piece of paper and allow them to write down their guesses on the celebrant’s age per picture. They can do this while munching on a meal. The winner can be announced at the end of the shower.
Bridal Shower Food Ideas
Egg Salad Crostini
The best thing about this food is that it’s not too heavy on the tummy, but just the right punch. It’s not too strong on the flavour either so your guests won’t notice if they’ve already munched on the lot on the table.
Again, this food idea is as merciful on the tummy just as the egg salad crostini is. It only has a stronger flavour because it is a sandwich. But if your guests would want some punching flavours that can fuel their energy for the whole bridal shower, then here’s a sandwich for them – and it’s frosted.
Chalk-board Style Glasses
No, the flavour is not chalk-board style. It only describes the design for the glass containers. The flavours can vary according to your likes. The idea of chalk-board style glasses is to literally label each drink according to their flavour so that your guests could get interested.
Bridal Shower Theme Ideas
The Yoga Shower
We all want to get her all ready for “the-moves” for the move. It’s time to relax her and stretch her stubborn ligaments and make sure that her stamina lasts for the honeymoon. If she’s also having wedding jitters, then here’s a dose of yoga-shower for her.
Bridal Shower Ideas
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The Shower Shower
A shower for a shower: ‘tis. Have a beach or pool bridal shower before she hits the wedding carpet. It’s perfect idea if you plan on having the bachelorette party after. After all, what’s a shower without a little water? Girls always have fun when on a swim.
This is the perfect excuse to become the goofiest and most stylish Hollywood or local actresses that you’ve dreamed of. The bride-to-be will surely have fun with this as well as the guests. This is the proper time when mimicking Jennifer Aniston’s hairstyle will not make you look like a fanatic.
Bridal Shower Cake Ideas
Wedding Dress Cake
At least it’s obvious that the occasion is a bridal shower, even the cake is dressed for the event. This cake style is easy to make (if you plan on having it homemade), delicious to look at and decorative for the shower.
Bridal Cake With Rose Petal Frosting
This design is luscious, almost sinful, to look at. At first, you just want to head to the cake and lick the petals away, but you can’t. This is gorgeous to look at and everyone can also have their pictures taken with this artwork before the licking demoralizes the designer.
Bridezilla Mini-Cake and Cupcakes
If you don’t fancy on a traditional cake for a cake’s sake, then why not use cupcakes that can vary in designs and flavours? If you also have a three tier cake stand, then having these cupcakes arranged there will also make them look like cupcake heaven.
Bridal Shower Invitation Ideas
Here Comes The Bride
And so, she is… but not after we do the lingerie bridal shower and make a Magic Mike star dance for us. This invitation can feature her cropped face picture on a cartoon drawing that’s holding a bouquet and wearing a gown. Truly, here’s comes the bride… but again, not after we give a shower.
Mimosas Script Bridal Shower Invitation
Looking for vintage or classic? Here’s a bridal shower invitation for you. If you’re familiar with the 80’s carnival ticket lay-outs, then the design of this invitation is also something like that. Carnival!
Chalkboard Love Bridal Shower
This can be homemade. It’s fun to make and the best thing about it is that you can customize it. You can simply buy green chalk boards on the local store, cut them in invitation letter sizes, put them in frame and seal the writings with plastic covers.
23 All-Time Favorite Birthday Cake Ideas To Try!
Birthday celebrations won’t be complete without birthday cakes to topple with. Choosing the best designs that are appropriate for the age and character of the celebrant are two important things to consider for this. The traditional chocolate roll can still work, but if you want to make the special day truly memorable, you can choose a cake that can fit his or personality.
Cake designing has been taken into a new level in its centuries of existence. It’s time to take his or her birthday party to a new level. Cake designing is not anymore just an act of putting together slabs of cake sponges on top of each other.
Cake designing is already considered as part of the art world and you can find several cake designs that can make a non-cake person swoon in admiration. Because of this, your little celebrant should also have a piece of the new era of cakes by giving the best birthday cakes on the day that has marked his existence.
Birthday Cakes for Girls
Girls like a colourful and impossibly designed cakes that are intended to replicate the likeness of sugar, spice and everything nice. Most designs have Barbie, pretty-in-pink and floral designs that have the niche of sweetness. The colours of course are bright pink and royal purple for a mouth-watering sugat coat.
Kids Birthday Cakes
Safari and animated farm animals are the most generic cake designs for kids. There is a lot of emphasis on the sugar-coating, which are usually bright and well-defined in order to attract the target age bracket. Some cakes also feature candy designs that have exaggerated shapes and vivid colors, especially in yellow and red, which are associated to food.
Birthday Cakes for Boys
For boys, we also want something colourful and attractive to the eyes. But unlike that of birthday girl cakes, these have designs that feature sports and superheroes– could be baseball, spiderman, the green lantern, basketball or football. Usually, the heavy designs are replicated on top of the cake, especially if there are multiple layers.
1st Birthday Cakes
When we celebrate the birthday of a one-year-old, there’s bound to be a huge figure of the number one in order to establish that the little tyke has just turned one. Still, because it’s a little child’s birthday, the frostings are colourful and playful, usually with the help of a few jelly bean toppings and lollipops.
21st Birthday Cakes
These types of cakes are not meant to attract a teenager or a kid (but still, they might work). But to please the celebrant, the ideas on these are more of cocktail designs and more abstract, cutting loose from the bright colors and turning them into two to three palettes. Sometimes, the designs also have bowler hats and vintage hats on top of a three-layered cake.
18th Birthday Cakes
The famous line “not a girl, not yet a woman” is the general paradigm for these designs. The colors usually (especially for a girl) are pink and purple, crazily design into an abstract on the cake, but unlike a little girl’s cake, you won’t find Barbie or Dora on top – just the colors to establish the coming-of-age aura.
50th Birthday Cakes
More metallic colors in the vintage type are the usual palettes for this cake type. Vintage is the kind of theme that works best to make a cake for a fifty-year-old. It would be weird if Spiderman or Barbie was on top of this cake. This focuses more on establishing a “golden” touch, so the designs are more earth-ly with an autumn touch. Chocolate sponge cakes tend to work best here.
Princess Birthday Cakes
Obviously, we have to put a princess with all of her frills in this cake. But there is a variety of princess cakes to choose from, especially if she’s a fan of Disney princesses. Of course, the shades of the color design vary according to the Disney princess: Ariel would feature blue and green color designs for an underwater feel; whereas Belle can have a more brightly yellow theme.
Hello Kitty Birthday Cakes
One of the various cake designs to find yet are hello kitty birthday cakes – they vary from hello kitty wedding theme to hello kitty by the park theme. The many cake designs can be as customized as the many hello kitty products in stores.
40th Birthday Cakes
This type of cake usually adapts a classic effect; meaning, white and black colors in stripes or white frostings with abstract artwork in order to put a little matured note. Using black frostings is also prominent in the cake designs, which usually come with seemingly black velvety ribbons crawling underneath a big number forty with a side note: “wow, you’re old.”
Minnie Mouse Birthday Cakes
Minnie Mouse won’t be herself without her signature white polka-dotted pink ribbon, so expect this when you want a Minnie Mouse birthday cake. Her signature big pink ribbon that never fails to herald her presence is bound to protrude somewhere on that layered cake, which is usually pink and purple but never blue.
Mickey Mouse Birthday Cakes
Just like his female counterpart, Mickey Mouse also has his signature ears to herald his presence. Of course, expect the cake to have two black ears sticking on top. Even without Mickey’s face, the ears also stand out to create the impression. Some cakes feature miniature ears on the cake’s surface that it would still be ironic if the kids are unable to find the hidden Mickey.
30th Birthday Cakes
This type more or less indicates another coming-of-age cake design for a grown-up whose age is slipping out of the calendar days. Usually in white frosting and less variation on the colors but more on the design outputs that is usually abstract and party-like. For this cake, party-pop imitations are some of the most common designs.
Sweet 16 Birthday Cakes
The design idea for this is preppy, usually checker patterns in pink and brown or blue and green, depending on the theme. But checkers are the pattern that doesn’t go out of fashion for this, especially if this comes with a few star extensions on the top-most layer, as if popping the celebrant’s age out of the cake.
Birthday Cakes for Adults
For this age bracket, birthday cakes come with censorship themes such as sex, booze and rock n’ roll, with the color palettes darker in order to establish a more mature touch. Usually the color combinations for the cake always involve using black in order to create a balance and not make the cake look like a rip-off from Barbie land.
60th Birthday Cakes
The idea for this cake design is marriage between vintage and retro, so you can find the designs more like impossibly lop-sided circle bangles with retro colors such as lavender and lime on white cake frostings.
Dora Birthday Cakes
What’s Dora without the lavender purple and pink signature color? Usually, Dora cakes come in lavender shades with Dora or her backpack sticking out as the main design. The design also has a variation on Dora’s face alone or Dora the Explorer theme that features even Swiper.
Cupcake Birthday Cakes
Cupcake cakes (as redundant as they may sound) usually have two designs: one is to have the cupcake on top of the cake so as to have the on-lookers say: “oh, a cupcake on a cake;” two is to have differently patterned cupcakes on a three tiered cake stand with the mother of all cupcakes at the topmost layer so as to have the on-lookers say: “oh, a cupcake cake.”
Halloween Birthday Cakes
Unless you want a more explicit design as skulls and bloody hands sticking out of the cake, your Halloween birthday cake can have pumpkin designs with dark purple sugar coating with little black bats – these are the most common designs.
Birthday Cakes for Dogs
Because the cake is made for a dog, the designs are usually bone marrow in white frosting or an imitation of dog food in a feeding bowl. It can also be an image of your dog or an imitation of his paw marks on the frosting.
Football Birthday Cakes
For this idea, the cake could be an imitation of a football field with a realistic football on top. It’s optional if you want to make the football to be edible or not. Some who may think that this idea is too obvious may custom the frosting to be black and white with an imitation of the patterns on a real football.
Batman Birthday Cakes
When we say batman, we have to be royal to his colors: yellow and black. Don’t worry, there is bound to be a distinction between a “police do not cross” image with a “batman” theme. All you have to do is ensure that his symbol is there. The symbol is crucial for the design. Remember that. Remember it well.
Tinkerbell Birthday Cakes
Tinkerbell cakes are bound to be colourful as well as flowery. The trick with this cake design is to make it look like Tinkerbell’s playground. A lot of artistic touches here and there to make it look enchanting: usually, this is the theme of a Tinkerbell cake – enchantment from the frostings to the designs.
Top 10 Facial Hairstyles Ideas
Some are born to great facial hair, some achieve great facial hair, and others have great facial hair thrust upon them – either way, it is unarguable that mankind has developed some great facial hair styles over the years. Facial hair is a clear indication of a guy’s manliness. Oftentimes, a man looks more rugged with a little bit of stubble. Bushier styles tend to give a man a more mature look, though this would depend on how the facial hair is styled and the facial features that compliment it.
Facial hair also symbolizes a person’s social standing and maturity. The modern man has realized the importance of looking good and keeping clean. Although many young men prefer to shave off their five o’clock shadow, there are still a many males who favor a little (or a lot) of hair on their face. Facial hair styles give a man character and enhances their facial structure if done right.
Types of Facial Hair Styles
- Five O’clock Shadow – or stubble. Basically just really short hair that is a result of one or two days of not shaving.
- Moustache – hair on the upper lip.
- Horseshoe – known as biker moustache because it is largely favored by leather-wearing men who ride big bikes. It’s a long moustache that forms a horseshoe shape starting for your upper lip down to the sides of your mouth.
- Handlebar – a flared out moustache
- Pencil Moustache – a thin line of hair on the upper lip
- Beard – hair on the chin, upper lip, and cheeks
- Van Dyke Beard – chin hair and moustache aren’t connected
- Neck Beard – hair grown under the jaw and/or on the neck
- Mutton Chops – hair on the sides of the face that do not form a complete beard. Not to be confused with sideburns. Mutton chops get larger down the chin.
- Goatee – tuft of hair on the chin
- Soul Patch –hair just below the lower lip
- Chin Curtain – long hair grown along the jaw line
- Sideburns – hair that extends from the hairline down the sides of the face
- Chinstrap Beard – sideburns that connect to form a beard
Best Facial Hair Styles
If you’re planning to sport some facial hair, you should take into consideration what type of face you have. Different types of facial hair styles suit different face shapes. Not everyone is meant to have a full beard or a funky moustache. Determine what the shape of your face, its angles and curves, and also the best hairstyle that will compliment your facial hair. That way you’ll be able to recognize what type of facial hair style is best for you.
Facial Hair Styles for Men
Men usually grow facial hair to look more manly and rugged. The type of style depends on what the man wants to look like. Generally speaking, all types of facial hair styles make men look more muscular and rough compared to boys with bare faces. But if you really want to have that alpha-male presence, it is highly suggested that you go for full but groomed beards.
Cool Facial Hair Styles
While thick and bushy styles are wild and spontaneous, they’re not particularly trendy. They’re eccentric and look good only on those with a equally unconventional personalities. Cleaner and simpler styles like the round beard, the five o’clock shadow, or the neat moustache are much more fashionable. They’re easier to manage and gives the wearer a more calm and casual appearance.
African American Facial Hairstyles
For African American men, gruffier and thicker styles look good on them. Full beards, in particular, are popular among dark-skinned men. Goatees are also recommended for these men. They’re edgy but not over the top.
Facial Hair Styles for Bald Men
Men who don’t have much hair on their head are recommended to compensate with facial hair. Of course, one shouldn’t go for full facial hair styles. It would mess up the person’s facial symmetry. Lighter styles are more suited. The humble circle beard is an example of such style. They could also go for the modest five o’clock shadow. Just keep in mind to even out everything.
Popular Facial Hair Styles
The obvious stubble is a popular facial hair style. It gives the man a more refined look yet subtly emphasizes his boldness. Other clean but masculine hair styles have also gained popularity. The goatee, for instance, has been around for centuries but continues to be a favorite.
Modern Facial Hair Styles
Full beards, groomed and styled properly, are perfect for any modern man wanting a sharper, sexier look. Beards are often associated with virility. The overall scruff is for younger men with something to prove. It makes the man appear more creative and cool. Goatees, on the other hand, give a man a more mature air.
Asian Facial Hair Styles
Although some might say that Asian men don’t typically grow facial hair, that isn’t true at all. Asian men are just as able to grow facial hair as easy as western men. They are able to sport all kinds of styles and each style gives them a certain characteristic look.
Hot Facial Hair Styles
Some women might prefer their men without facial hair. It makes them look cleaner and younger. However, many women do consider facial hair to be sexy. The hottest male celebrities nowadays have flattering patches of hair on their faces that maximizes their sexual appeal. Well-groomed facial hair styles are much more preferred than wild, unkempt styles that, although look tougher and more exciting, are a tad too outrageous and unmanageable.
Trendy Facial Hair Styles
Nowadays, young men are getting more and more attracted to growing out their facial hairs. The latest trend is growing unique facial hair that will make them stand out from the crowd – not too much though… the idea is to be unique, not tacky. However, they’re basically just variations of the usual and common styles that the world has already seen. Combinations of different styles are tried out and modified.
30 Spectacular Nail Design Ideas and Nail Arts with Pictures
Nail designs aren’t just simple little mood-boosters that women do in their spare time. It is an art. Women have been passionate about keeping their nails up to fashion since the modernization of man. From simple enamel to dye from Henna plants, nail art has gone a long way.
Women have given their nails color and style either as an indicator of their social status or as a symbol to communicate between subcultures. Nail polish is relatively inexpensive compared to other cosmetics so anyone can apply some flair to their nails. Since women have lovely long fingers, adding a splash of color will enhance them. The nail design that you choose will speak volumes of your personality.
Cute Nail Designs
Bubbly gals who want to add a special cutesy touch to their nails should remember to go for bright colors. Consider soft colors too; solid colors are too overpowering. You want your nails to look tastefully feminine or even flirty and fun. Think pink for the classic design. Using a variety of colors is also recommended if you want to add some more spice.
Easy Nail Designs
If you’re pressed for time or not particularly artsy, simple and easy nail designs are for you. Gentle tones like lavender or jade look great on their own, though adding your own personal touches would be better. Bolder colors are perfect if you want to accentuate your nails. Fiery red or jet black are ideal for punky-cool girls on the go. While the simple but classic French tip is perfect for ladies looking for a neat and simple design with a touch of elegance.
Nail Polish Designs
If you really want to stand out, try adding in some intricate designs on your nails. Simple shapes or complex little caricatures will look great if done carefully and steadily. Try setting a theme to balance the designs. Your nails will have that extra “oomph!” that will get you through the day.
Acrylic Nail Designs
Acrylic nail polish is more convenient than regular nail polish. It has a significantly less offensive odor, it dries faster, and it is easier to clean up. Because of its advantages, you can try out more elaborate patterns with acrylic nail designs.
Nail Designs for Short Nails
Gals with short nails often think that they’re not suited for colorful and chic nails. Not true. Short nails can be designed in a number of ways. You can have just as much fun with short nails. Just remember to keep the spacing on the pattern of your choice even. That way your nails won’t look cramped and shorter than it is.
Toe Nail Designs
Love to wear open-toed sandals and flip-flops? Flaunt those toes confidently with vibrant nail art! Sweet colors make your feet look darling while dark colors add a certain allure to your toes.
Gel Nail Designs
The thing to love about gel nail polish is its sturdiness. It can last for weeks at a time without chipping or breaking. These are great for hardworking girls who love seeing some color on their nails. You won’t have to worry about your nails with this kind of nail design. Active and glamorous gals won’t have to miss on the action anymore! Be sure to get a style that you won’t mind wearing for a while though. Gel nail polish lasts a long time and, consequently, is also quite difficult to remove.
Christmas Nail Designs
Whether you’re naughty or nice, Christmas-themed nail design will strengthen your holiday cheer. Green, red, and white are the traditional colors of Christmas. You don’t have to limit yourself to Christmas trees and Santa hats and snowmen though. Remember that Christmas is a very colorful time of the year. Lights and music and laughter! Make your nails glow by trying out all sorts of combinations.
Summer Nail Designs
Who doesn’t love summer? The sun, the sea, the endless days of fun and excitement. Paint those nails with summer colors to really get into the season of glam! Go for light greens or perky pinks and yellows and oranges or refreshing whites and blues. Even if it’s not summer you can still try out these summer nail designs to look cool and energized.
Halloween Nail Designs
If you want to spruce up your spooky Halloween costume, try adding some flair to your fingertips. Creepy-crawlies, hollow skulls, dripping blood, get into the Halloween spirit with spook-tacular nail designs! Or if you’re an avid fan of the strange and you just want to have deliciously bizarre or macabre nails, these nail designs will be perfect for you.
Pink Nail Designs
Feeling girly and quirky? Consider painting your nails with graceful hues of pink. You can add sparkles or delicate ribbons or even sassy patterns. Everything looks great with pink. You’ll look and feel stylish and classy with this timeless design.
French Nail Designs
French nails have a distinctive clean cut, great for those looking for a more conservative but feminine look. Your fingertips will appear more lithe and refined. With its subtle tone and precise motifs, anyone can pull off this design.
Nail Art Designs for Beginners
Beginners should always start with simple designs. To those who are unfamiliar with balancing the right colors, one type of polish should be enough. But if you really want to try something more creative, you can add a neat and basic pattern, preferably on the tips of your nails for a start. Nothing too fancy. You don’t want to overdo it and muddy your nails.
French Tip Nail Designs
Nothing beats a classic. If you want to add some zest to your fingertips but don’t want them to look too packed, French tips are the way to go. Only the tips are coated with color, the rest of the nail should remain clean and colorless. You’ll achieve a mature and sophisticated look with these nails.
Black Nail Designs
Gorgeously mysterious, black is a color that can suit anyone. Plain black is daring and sexy. If you add some dabs of lightness or some sassy streaks, it will give your fingertips a more playful appearance.
Black and White Nail Designs
Black is the absence of color while white is the presence of all colors – let these two opposites collide and you’ll get a tasteful blend of light and dark. Symmetrical but with an edge of severity, this look is trendy and audacious. Any fashion-forward gal should consider this design if she wants to stand out.
Unique Nail Designs
Want to have distinctive nails? Experiment with color, texture, and stability. Add glitter or mix up clashing colors or get creative and stencil your own design! But for those who are truly brave, tiny beads or chains or bows are the trend right now. See how unique you can make your nails look.
Do It Yourself Nail Designs
Get inspired and start painting and decorating your own nails. You can personalize your design as much as you want. Make your nails match your character and lifestyle.
Spring Nail Designs
Spring is the season for fresh beginnings. Floral patterns with soft colors are best for getting the feel of spring on your fingertips. Vibrant hues, like the wings of a spring butterfly, will also look gorgeous. The trick is to use relaxing colors and soft patterns.
Glitter Nail Designs
Dazzle the crowd with glittery nails! Using only hints of glitter will give your nails a sophisticated but funky appeal. Coating your whole nail with glitter, on the other hand, will make your fingertips sparkle like the stars in the sky, very chic and glamorous.
Hello Kitty Nail Designs
You can never be too old for Hello Kitty. This charming pink and white feline will make your nails look quirky and very girly. Great for the child-at-heart who just can’t get enough of everyone’s favorite kitten.
Stiletto Nail Designs
Sexy and dangerous, these nails are meant to impress. The sharp tips screams for attention. If you want to look wild but classy, consider getting stiletto nails. Because of their unique shape, you’ll have great fun designing them as well. Just be careful with those sharp ends!
Zebra Nail Designs
The zebra print is a classic favorite. With its simplistic but gorgeous pattern, what’s not to love? It’s also easy to apply so anyone can try it.
Purple Nail Designs
For those who want their nails to have a touch of royal elegance. Rich but soft, you can try on different patterns with this design. This style is great for girls who want to look girly but at the same time stylish and clever. This nail design is easy on the eyes and a delight to behold.
Easter Nail Designs
Use lots of eye-catchingcolors for this design. This style will give your nails a pleasant childlike charm. Cute and dainty is what you’ll want to go for. Just remember all those colorful Easter eggs you once (or still continue to) hunted for. Make your nails look magical!
Funky Nail Designs
Think of angles and odd shapes and dazzling colors. You want your nails to look unconventional without being tacky. Experiment with lots of patterns and colors. Be as creative as you want.
Winter Nail Designs
Cool and frosty, that’s what comes to mind when you think of winter. It’s a season of soft, light color. Make your nails look pleasantly chilly by dabbing on some snow or ice patterns. Snowflakes are great inspirations for this style.
Leopard Nail Designs
Show off your wild side with this look. Leopard print is very stylish and saucy. It goes great on any background color too. Your nails will look fierce with leopard prints.
Nail Designs for Kids
Go for cute little patterns on delicate colored backgrounds. Stay away from the daring styles, there will be time for that in the future. For now, stick to the simple joys like sweets or flowers or stuffed animals. Overly complicated nail designs won’t suit kids. Those will ruin the child’s natural humble charisma.
4th of July Nail Designs
Red, white, and blue are the national colors. You can mimic the national flag with its stripes and stars, or you can make your nails pop with a striking fireworks pattern. Display your patriotism on your nails!
Top 20 Wedding Theme Ideas To Try!
With the rapid advancement of technology and the constant innovations in fashion and style, there are literally thousands and thousands of wedding theme ideas to choose from. No longer are couples satisfied with the simple, formal theme of white and beige (and a touch or two of other colors). That just won’t do anymore!
When you tie the knot with the person you love, of course you’d want to make it as memorable as possible – in a good way, that is. You don’t want people to remember your big day as a catastrophe of clashing motifs and outrageous colors. Weddings should be remembered fondly so one has to be very careful in choosing the best theme that suits the happy couple. Remember, behind every successful wedding is a great wedding theme idea.
Latest Wedding Theme Ideas
Contemporary couples prefer to go for wedding themes that will really say something about their personalities. Colorful (literally) themes and mini menus are all the rage this year. Couple also tend to celebrate their big day the way they want to, preferring to deviate from traditional practices like white wedding gowns and holding the ceremony at a church.
Vintage Wedding Theme Ideas
For most, the styles of the past are considered as the most beautiful, which is probably the reason why vintage is so popular nowadays. Couples who wish to be reminded of the days gone past would be delighted to have a vintage wedding. Elegant and classy, this theme is surely a blast from the past!
Beach Theme Wedding Ideas
Who doesn’t love the beach? The sun, the sea, the sand, the absolute thrill of it all – beach themed weddings are perfect for couples who love the sea with a passion or who want their wedding to be unique and breathtaking. You can get really creative with this theme. Seashells and corals are gorgeous on most of the décor and those soft beach colors are simple but very nostalgic and lovely.
Wedding Theme Ideas for Summer
Summer is the warmest time of the year and is often the most happiest time too. Of course couples would want a summer wedding. Bold and vibrant colors are great in summer themed weddings. They’re refreshing as well as exciting! And since it’s the warmest season, outdoor venues are perfect to stay cool.
Wedding Theme Ideas for Spring
Often considered as the season of growth and change, spring weddings are symbolic of the upcoming changes the bride and the groom will soon accept as they say their vows and slip on their wedding rings. Pastel colors are recommended for this theme. Soft and delicate tones and motifs will really declare that it’s spring. Don’t forget the flowers though – lots and lots of blooming, beautiful flowers!
Winter Wedding Theme Ideas
Have you always fantasized of getting married in a winter wonderland? Well then, this theme is definitely for you! Picture it: the bride in an immaculately white gown and wrapped beautifully in fur; the groom in a classy white suit; snow softly gracing the happy couple, as if heaven was sending out its blessing. Absolutely gorgeous! With its cozy styles and elegant hues, a winter wedding is great for romantic couples.
Wedding Theme Ideas for Fall
Summer has passed and winter is coming. The air is crisp with the oncoming chill, the leaves are turning gold. Autumn is an enchanting season that’s perfect for weddings. Evoke the fall theme with golden hues and warm accents and lusciously glowing fruits.
Purple Wedding Theme Ideas
The color purple is often associated with royalty and elegance. This theme will give your wedding a sharp but delicate appeal that will be the envy of your guests. Different shades of purple should be employed for a richer theme.
Indian Wedding Theme Ideas
Namaste! This theme is perfect for those who love Indian culture. This exotic theme makes use of daring color combinations. Bizarre motifs are distinctive of Indian wedding themes. Don’t forget about the traditional Indian symbols like elephants and abundant jewelry.
Black and White Wedding Theme Ideas
For a more sophisticated wedding theme, consider going black and white. Nothing screams au courant better than the classic black and white theme. It may be simple but it’s unmistakably very stylish. Anyone can pull it off!
Butterfly Wedding Theme Ideas
Butterflies are charming and beautiful creatures that are great for weddings. Regardless of their designs, be they colorful and intricate or simple and classic, butterflies are loved by everyone and are fairly easy to put together. Butterfly invitations, butterfly table decors, butterfly candles – they are beautiful wherever they flutter!
Country Wedding Theme Ideas
If you adore the simplicity of country life, this theme is for you. Earthy palettes and homey flavors, country themes will make your guests feel relaxed and comfortable. This theme is perfect if you’re looking to have a very refreshing and charming wedding.
Blue Wedding Theme Ideas
The color blue is very fresh and cool. It’s modest but, if put together right, makes any wedding distinguished. Blue is easy on the eyes and is a favorite of most so you can’t go wrong with this theme.
Beauty and the Beast Wedding Theme Ideas
Are you a Disney girl at heart? Always dreamt of a magical wedding? Get inspired by one of the most romantic classical stories of all time. Think of golden and elaborate designs reminiscent of the Renaissance era. Consider adding Belle’s favorite things, like books, as ornaments or favors or invitations. And, of course, let’s not forget the roses! Red
Cinderella Wedding Theme Ideas
If you’ve always fantasized of having a fairytale wedding (complete with your own Prince Charming), a Cinderella theme is just perfect for you. Grand wedding decorations, a horse-drawn carriage, a beautiful ball gown – it will be a dream come true. You don’t have to worry about Cinderella’s midnight curfew though. Your wedding might be magical but it won’t wear off at the stroke of midnight. It’s all real.
Western Wedding Theme Ideas
Going for a western theme will give your wedding a very rustic charm. This theme is simple and relaxed. Your bride can walk down the aisle in cowgirl boots, or your guests can wear cowboy hats, or you can even have an old fashioned barbeque. Be creative, partner!
Romantic Wedding Theme Ideas
By definition, weddings should be a romantic event. Whether the couple prefers a classic romantic wedding or a more unconventional romantic wedding, a couple’s wedding day is the dreamiest day of their lives. It’s the day their love is united for good, after all.
Nautical Wedding Theme Ideas
For couples with a love affair with the sea, a nautical wedding theme will definitely suit them. Navy colors like blue and white will set the ambience. It’s also a good idea to have your wedding somewhere near the sea. Better yet, if you really want to make a statement, celebrate your big day on a boat! Tie the knots with actual knots and drop the anchor because your love isn’t going anywhere any time soon.
Alice in Wonderland Wedding Theme Ideas
Charmingly surreal and beautifully extraordinary, having your wedding held in a wonderland will make your guests go mad – not mad as a hatter, hopefully. Think of eccentric motifs and top hats and rabbits and coattails. Be as whimsy as you want!
Garden Wedding Theme Ideas
Breathtaking flowers and a serene background – just the thing for garden weddings! This theme is both romantic and casual, classy and relaxed. The fresh air blowing on your face, the cool grass cozy on your feet, garden themed wedding are perfect for romantic brides who haven’t given up on their own fairytale happy ending.
24 Stunning and Must-Try Wedding Hairstyles Ideas For Brides
One of the main things that all brides stress out over when planning her big day is getting the perfect wedding hairstyle. With all eyes on you, you’ll want to look perfect from head to toe. Details are everything! Too true when it comes to one of the biggest events of your life. Nothing accentuates a bride’s wedding gown than their hair.
Pick the wedding hairstyle that embraces your personal style and features. Get a do that will show the world that you’re ready to say “I do!”. Whether you choose the classic updo or opt for loose tresses cascading down your shoulders, wedding hairstyles are as diverse and distinguished as the brides that wear them.
Latest Wedding Hairstyles
Dreamy and elaborate updos are in style nowadays, a modern twist to a lovable classic. Curls have been getting a lot of attention lately too. Look beautiful and angelic with lovely waves flowing down your back. Braids are also back on the trend, perfect for a more relaxed but avant-garde feel.
Wedding Hairstyles for Long Hair
Women with long hair have a great advantage when it comes to hairstyles – their choices are significantly greater than those with short hair. They’ll be able to mix and match different styles, try out all sorts of trimmings, and be as creative as they want with their hair. Look like a princess with wavy locks decorated with flowers and buds. Feel like a fairy with ethereal tresses pinned up delicately behind or on one side of your head. Make those features stand out with a gorgeous bun or with a low French braid.
Wedding Hairstyles for Short Hair
However, short-haired beauties will look just as stunning on their wedding day with the perfect hairdo. Bouncy waves and cutesy curls will give the bride a sophisticated, chic look. Blowing and teasing out your lob or pixie will give you that messy but fabulous appeal. It’s also a good idea to pay attention to your bangs. Hair accessories are great for subtly accentuating your pretty tresses.
Wedding Hairstyles for Medium Length Hair
Mid-length hair is great in layers. You’ll look cool and refreshing with layered hair, perfect for summer weddings. If you want to add a dash of elegance, try giving your hair light curls at the tips or pinning on some stylish clips.
Wedding Hairstyles for Shoulder Length Hair
Look stunning in a twisted bun garnished with delicate swirls. Intricate braids are also great if you’re the daring type who’d like a more zesty look. Soft curls and floral clips are also in fashion and are great for those with shoulder length hair.
Half Up Half Down Wedding Hairstyles
With its rising popularity, the half up and half down style is great for those who can’t decide whether they want to look prettily prim or confidently casual. Ideal for those with lengthy hair or those who want to feel like royalty. This style can dazzle anyone.
Indian Wedding Hairstyles
Whether you’re Indian or an enthusiast of the striking fashion of India, this style is sleek and glamorous and perfect for your wedding. Traditionally, Indian brides put up their hair in a clean bun touched up with accessories. They go for voluminous hairstyles that harmonizes with the bride’s personality and features. And don’t forget those jewelries!
Wedding Hairstyles Updos
Probably the most formal style around, updos are great for looking dignified and prepared. There are different variations to choose from with this style. For a neater look, the slicked back updo would be great for you. But if you prefer to look more natural and outgoing, the gently tousled bun would be better. Plates and waves are also great with this style.
Vintage Wedding Hairstyles
Vintage hairstyles will never get old. They’re timeless and breathtaking, just perfect for brides looking for a more unconventional glam. The thing to pay attention to if you want to go for the vintage look is your hair’s volume. Puffy curls or blown buns are examples of vintage hairstyles. Adding some texture will also give your hair some flair.
Beach Wedding Hairstyles
Beach weddings mean that your hair has to endure the sun and the salty air. The simple but sassy ponytail is a great option if you want to keep your hair at bay while still looking fabulous. Embellished braids are also stunning as well as undeniably gorgeous for perky brides.
Wedding Hairstyles with Veil
A simple bun or chignon can make any boring veil extraordinary. The veil will be complimented better if you keep your hair styled up. A tasteful selection of accessories and fascinators will do your veil wonders.
Wedding Hairstyles for Black Women
Black women often have naturally thick and textured hair. Sweeping your hair back will enhance your facial features wonderfully. Walk down the aisle in style with a glamorous pompadour that will make you the envy of women. Floral accents are recommended for a softer, ethereal look.
Curly Wedding Hairstyles
Who doesn’t want to have to die for curls on their wedding day? This style is great for all lengths of hair. Soft and loose spirals give brides a flirty delicate look. Closer curls are more romantic and chic.
Wedding Guest Hairstyles
Of course guests have to look glamorous too. However, you might want to amp down on the glam on wedding ceremonies. You’ll want to look stylish without upstaging the bride. Go for cute but simple hairstyles that will harmonize with the theme of the wedding.
Braided Wedding Hairstyles
Fans of braids and plaits rejoice! Braids are gaining popularity in the bridal scene once more. This style looks great on anyone and can be personalized in numerous ways. You can have a braided updo or a low side fishtail or an embellished French braid. Get creative and start braidstorming for ideas!
Simple Wedding Hairstyles
The humble side ponytail is simple yet effective. It gives the bride a down-to-earth appeal. Letting your hair hang loose with a few sprits of mouse or hair spray to puff up those locks is sexy and casual. And curls are always a good idea.
Celebrity Wedding Hairstyles
Celebrities are often our fashion heroes. Kate Middleton is practically a deity when it comes to perfect weddings. Get inspired by fashion divas like Beyonce or Rachel McAdams and flaunt your locks like a star. Just remember to embrace your own unique characteristics and add your own personal touches.
Wedding Hairstyles for Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids have to compliment the bride’s beauty. They need to have hair that coordinates with the bride’s. Showy hairstyles should be minimized because all attention should be on the bride. Softer styles are recommended.
Wedding Hairstyles with Flowers
Weddings and flowers go hand in hand. The blooming bride needs blooming blossoms. A large flower headpiece should be preceded with caution. You need to wear it somewhere where it doesn’t obstruct your face or your hair but balances with everything. Little flower pins should also be strategically placed. They should enhance your do, not overpower it.
Romantic Wedding Hairstyles
Your groom will be speechless when he turns around and sees your perfection in a dreamy and out of this world hairstyle. Casual, loose tresses will make you glow and will amp up the romance in your wedding. Chignons are perfect for achieving that elegant but genial look that all brides aim for. Your man will find it impossible to tear his gaze away from you with hairstyles like these.
Side Wedding Hairstyles
For stylish brides who want to look classy but bohemian. Be trendy with a side bun that will make the crowd go wow. Or consider the sexy side part and walk down the aisle like celebrity. Or how about the fearless side updo, perfect for brides who will take over the dance floor after the ceremony.
Elegant Wedding Hairstyles
Putting your hair up gives off the air of sophistication. However, letting your hair flow freely also shows off your graceful, chic side. You’ll want to make sure that your hair won’t go wild on your wedding day though so hair accessories are a must.
Wedding Hairstyles with Tiara
Feel like a princess with a tiara adorned on your hair. It not only keeps your hair in place but also gives you a regal appearance. You’ll sparkle twice as much with a tiara!
Wedding Hairstyles with Bangs
Bangs can really make a difference. Take into careful consideration how you want to style your bangs. You can puff it out if you’re going for something retro and cool. Or you can sweep it to one side if you’re going for a more conventional but cute look.