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Goodbye 2016, HELLO 2017; With A ‘Lil Help From Paperless Post! Every year, I like to throw a ‘lil soiree to celebrate the past year with the new upcoming year. Because the holiday season is a packed one and I always feel like there’s so much to do with so little time, Paperless Post definitely helps me save time. All the invitations are so beautiful and they have really cute envelope liners as well. A solid invitation definitely sets the tone for a great party. It’s hard to keep track of friends’ addresses, but with the easy-to-use dashboard, all you have to do is email your guest list. There is the option of a paper copy which I really love because sometimes you just need to feel the paper and appreciate it’s beauty and texture. You can also design your own invitation with the templates. A lot of of the invitations or cards are free, but some of them costs a couple of coins. I admit that I like to splurge on my invitations and spend a couple of coins to make my friends and family feel extra special when they open their inboxes 🙂 These are few the invitations that I’m thinking about for this year’s soiree. I’m sticking with a gold, cream and black color palette.
Once the R.S.V.P.s are in, the party planning and celebrating can begin! You’ll definitely need some snacks and champagne, of course! I love my bar cart because it helps me organize all my beverages and glassware. Now the only hard decision is deciding whether to wear this velvet jumpsuit or this sequin dress!
*This post is a partnership with Nakturnal. All opinions are my own.
A few weeks ago, a few of my blogger friends, Monica and Jesi, and I hosted a brunch bash for Mommy-to-be Samantha who is having a girl in a few weeks! Since hosting and attending parties runs in my family blood, I knew we needed to start the party planning with a theme. If you read Sam’s blog you know she loves leopard and pink, so that’s where we started. I told my sister, Eleni, that we wanted leopard and pink and she created a custom invite with its own box for the bash. She’s pretty talented like that and grateful she is my sister!
Then Monica and I had some brain storming food and decorations sessions. Monica really is the hostess with the mostest! She always hosts the best holiday parties and her apartment is so cute and it was perfect for the bash. P.S. she also has the best pom pom fluffing skills. Monica and Jesi also made the adorable tulle skirt for the table. Seriously, all my friends are so talented. And how beautiful was Sam’s flower crown that Jesi put together in about five minutes. Let’s also not forget about the cute sign – so good Jesi!
It really does take a village to raise a child, I mean throw a party.. We also enlisted our friend Rachel over at Paris312 for the pretty pink balloons with tassels – a must decoration item for all your parties. Then my mom, Angie, made the floral arrangements pulling in the dark hues from the leopard print of the invite and a variety of pink flowers.
Last but not least, all of Sam’s guests arrived and we had a fun afternoon celebrating Baby Gold Coast Girl. We hope you had a fabulous time Sam and we all can’t wait to meet her! Thank you co-hosts for throwing an awesome bash with me!
P.S. Ladies, make sure to pop your champagne bottle when Sam pops too!
Mommy-to-be & Photography: Samantha Kramer DIY Queens & Photography: Monica Modzelewski & Jesi Kocin Balloons c/o: Paris312 Custom invitations & florals: Limani Designs