Moving Once Again

MOVING SALE!

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Yep. It’s happening again.  The Hayes home and my design studio are all moving soon.  Again! Hmmfff. . . and happy dance!

We have outgrown our current remodeled ranch home and my booming business now calls for more space! Not to mention, I am thrilled because we are looking at new construction.

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Wha hoo! So excited to be getting a new home soon.  Okay, so that house above is not our new home but I’ve always dreamed of having a Victorian style home with a big wrap around porch.  I’m sure that is not going to happen since we are looking at houses built in the last year or so.  Still, a girl can dream!

Since the move is around the corner, the updates and party inspiration here on the blog will be on a short hiatus.  No worries though- I’ll be back with some great new party ideas to share soon. If time permits, in between packing boxes, I’ll share some great staging tips for selling your home in the future.  I once worked as a designer for a home builder – so I have some wonderful advice to share.

The move is great news for you too if you are planning a party or wedding!

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I need to sell most of my inventory in my five Etsy shops – so I don’t have to pack it and move it.

EVERYTHING IS ON SALE AT 50% OFF 

Be sure to visit all five of my shops– you might just find something you can’t live without for your next party – even if it is a year away.  Buy now and save it for the next event or celebration!

And don’t forget to shop my home decor store for something stunning to add to your home or for Christmas gift giving! Get a head start on your Christmas shopping and save big!

I’ll be adding lots of new items over the coming weeks too – so keep coming back or save my shops as your favorite shop in your Etsy profile to get updates and notifications when I add new items at 50% off!  Much of the new inventory was made over the summer to sell this holiday season in my shops but I’ll be adding items daily in the next few weeks to lighten the moving truck.  Also, check out my craft shop, if you are a crafter or DIYer – stock up on craft supplies now while the prices are half off!!

Visit any of my shops below- click on the blue link or any of my shop images!

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15 WEDDING SEND OFF IDEAS

WEDDING SEND OFF IDEAS THAT BREAK TRADITION
Throwing birdseed at the bride and groom for their send off is so yesterday.  There are so many new inventive less traditional send offs that create a fun experience for the wedding guests and lifelong memory for the newly married couple.
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SPARKLERS are, by far, one of the the most popular wedding send offs couples choose these days. Followed right behind the new fad of releasing lanterns into the night sky.

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Fireworks

 It can be something as simple as a few roman candles for your car to drive through, or guests can use projectiles. Country venues are ideal for this send off.  Be sure to clear it with the venue and make sure to get proper permits and hire the correct staff, and remember to always have a fire extinguisher near by.
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Sequins/Glitter Confetti

Just remember you’ll be finding GLITTER CONFETTI on your body and clothing for weeks after your wedding. Not the most eco-friendly option, but gorgeous nonetheless! And the photos will truly sparkle!  Don’t skimp on the packaging for your confetti, lots or CUSTOM CONFETTI ENVELOPES are available and make the guests feel like they are opening a little gift too!
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​Cap Guns

Really cute idea, especially if you are gun aficionados. The smoke will capture the flash from the photo and can have a cool effect, plus who doesn’t love a good cap gun?
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Snow

Perfect for the winter wedding.  Fake snow will look great in photos and your friends will have a wonderful time playing in the snow.
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Pinata

Okay, this is not really a typical send-off, but is a totally a fun and amazing way to end your wedding. You can fill the pinata with something like candy, or with little liquor bottles, or any fun adult themed favor. If you are going that route, just make sure that there are no kids at the party.
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Balloons

Balloons are the hottest alternative to sending lanterns off. You can put different colored TISSUE CONFETTI CIRCLES , glow sticks or cheap led lights inside the balloons to really let the night shine. You’ll be able to get beautiful photos while they are still on the ground, and then capture the lift off for an ultra spectacular end to your night.
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​Lavender

Lavender, lavender, lavender. Perfect for purple themed weddings, or for those looking out for the environment, or for those who just love lavender in general. Bonus? It smells really nice!

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​Airplanes

I think this idea is super cute for a teacher or a pilot bride or groom, the white paper will shine in the flash of the camera, and you’ll get a amazing action photos. The most important part is that everyone will have a really great time throwing them at you; this is something very unique and memorable.

​Oatmeal

Oatmeal is actually not bad at all for the environment, it won’t get stuck in hard to reach places for weeks to come, and it’s great for hair (in case some lands all up in there).

​Glow Sticks

Glow sticks are super fun and your wedding guests will love waving them in the air long after you leave. You can choose the rainbow colored ones, or coordinate the color to your wedding color scheme.
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​Silly String

This is going to get messy, but what’s more fun to do at the end of the wedding than drowning your friend in silly string. You won’t be able to walk directly in to the limo at the end of the night, but everyone will be talking about this for years to come.
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​Confetti

Who doesn’t want their fairy tale ending with a movie finish? CONFETTI is the original throwing super star and no one can deny how spectacular it looks in photos.  There are a bunch of creative ways to shoot the confetti too, like these PUSH POPS.
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​Flowers

Flower petals are biodegradable and great for the environment and so classy chic.

​Marshmallows

SUPER fun, and the bigger the marshmallows, the bigger the impact in the photos. Beware, this send off will leave behind a gooey mess, so be sure to put someone in the wedding party in charge of clean up after you are long gone.
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Bubbles

BUBBLES create the most whimsical send off. Easy and elegant and clean and beautiful. Giving guests single BUBBLE WANDS is very cost effective, but if you wanted to splurge for a few people, maybe the wedding party, to have bubble guns, your pictures can look purely magical.
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So go on out there, think outside the box and give your friends a billion reasons to never forget your wedding.
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