Happy New Year, Y’all!

Around Christmas, my hubby and I were wondering what we were going to do for New Year’s Eve. We were laughing at ourselves last year. Last year we had wanted to do something spontaneous! Being that we are NOT spontaneous people, before we knew it, we were trying to PLAN a SPONTANEOUS trip, ha! We got so frustrated, and we had already told all who invited us to parties that we weren’t going to be in town, so we ended up staying home and ringing the new year in from the couch. That was NOT going to happen again, we decided.

So we invited a few friends over for a New Year’s Eve party!

Did you notice the whole black and gold theme in the stores this year? I liked it!

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A Very British Birthday – with FREE PRINTABLES!

In the midst of my family descending upon us for the holiday weekend on the 4th of July, we decided to throw a little party for my cousin, who is now taller than me (well, that doesn’t really take much, but it’s still sad) and turning the big 15! In trying to come up with a theme, I remembered a special trip she made for her birthday last year to see the lovely 1D (One Direction). I didn’t know too much about them (I’m familiar with their song “That’s What Makes You Beautiful”…that’s about it), but I decided I had found my theme!

My research began. And here’s what I came up with.

You’ve seen my dining room:

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So I decided to do a tad bit of decor there. In the process, I rediscovered these fabulous items at Party City:

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