Social Graces Recap:2013

Is it already January 23rd?

I realize we are probably the last blog out there to do a 2013 recap but here it goes anyways…

We had a great year filled with fun happenings and for the past few weeks we have been working hard for our 2014 brides.  However, we are back on track and ready to bring you our latest events and inspiration.

But first, 2013 was full of various events so here is a little recap of what we did!

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Tiny Prints: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little, Star– We threw a baby shower themed after Twinkle, Twinkle, Little, Star and it was absolutely adorable!

Sweet Little Details– The winter weather makes us reminisce about the S’mores Cupcakes our wonderful friend, Jen made last year! Her blog is full of delicious recipes to try out!

#Hastag Your Wedding– Since anyone and everyone has an Instagram, why not use a #hashtag during your wedding to look at the pictures your guests took? This was a fun trend we found last year and it can still work in 2014.

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Sweet, Sweet Baby Shower– We threw our good friend, Melissa, a sweet baby shower and had the honor to be featured in 417 Home. This super girly baby shower was absolutely stunning!

DIY- Chunky and colored necklaces are super stylish and fun coming into 2014. This DIY project would be super creative and a great addition to your closet!

Cheers!– Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, so why not check out last years post about some amazing heart-shaped doughnuts. Keep an eye out for what we come up with for this years Valentine’s Day!

Here’s to another event filled year!  Look for our 2013 birthday party and wedding recap, coming soon!

Social Graces Team

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Tiny Prints: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

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Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are.  Up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky.  Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are.

Social Graces had the privilege of doing a baby shower for Tiny Prints off of their beautiful Twinkle Bright: Baltic Baby Shower Invitation.  It was such a joy pulling it all together.

1I2A3639Sugar Leaf bakery in Branson provided us with the most amazing cake.  Seriously, it tasted as great as it looks.  We could not ask for a better bakery to partner with. If you are interested in seeing more pictures and hearing about the party, check out the Tiny Prints blog here.
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Vendors:

Party: Events by Social Graces
Cake: Sugar Leaf Bakery
Photography: Meg White Photography

Shower: A Willow Baby Shower

Karly and Shaun's baby shower3A couple weeks ago, I helped with a baby shower for my sister in law who is expecting her first little one in November.  Their bedding of choice is called the Willow Collection, found here.  The collection entails sweet little baby deer so naturally we added a few to our decor.

It was a sweet simple afternoon shower with the traditional cake and punch and a sweet and salty snack to munch on.  The little guy was spoiled with all kinds of gifts and love.

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Shower: Sweet, Sweet Baby

1As we mentioned awhile back, we had the honor of having one of our recent baby showers published in 417 Home. The shower was for our sweet friend, Melissa, who had her precious Hadley last month. We loved pulling together this super girly shower and were able to use some of our favorite vendors.

2 3Our menu included macaroons from Elle’s Patisserie and an assortment of strawberry shortcake cookies, red velvet cupcakes and a beautiful pink ombre layered cake by Cynthia Matrone of Cindy Rose Cakes (and now one of Tea Bar & Bites’ awesome bakers). 4 5126 7We purchased some fun felt confetti, striped straws and large gold balloons from Shop Sweet Lulu and ordered our invites from Minted. We DIYed the fringe garland, backdrop, mason jars and some fun color-dipped marshmallows. 8 11 10 9We shared some advice with 417 Home and thought we should share it with our readers as well (to read the full article online, click here):

1. Pick a theme and stick to it.
“We had an idea of what we wanted to go with, but fi nding our invitation secured the deal for us,” says White. “We were lucky to come across fabric and polka dots that helped us incorporate the theme throughout. We also kept our color scheme at the forefront of our mind.”

2. Get organized.
“We have multiple events in the works at any given time, so it’s important for us to keep them all on track so we don’t get behind,” White says. “We used a secret Pinterest board to develop our theme for the shower, then mapped out who was going to do what and started working. We were able to do the majority of the planning ahead of time, which allowed for us to concentrate on the creative element when we were setting up.”

3. Use what you have.
“We, of course, purchased and made new things for the shower. However, it’s always good to think back to previous showers or parties and see if you might have anything that would work,” White says. “For example, the gold votives were previously used in Becca’s wedding.”

4. Don’t get too Pinterest crazy.
While Pinterest is an incredible tool, sometimes it provides too many options. Try a few Pinterest trends that work together, but leave the rest for your next party.

Images by Meg White Photography.

417 Magazine: Sweet Sweet Baby

We are so excited to share a sneak peak of our article in 417 Magazine Summer Home issue.  We had a blast planning out Baby Bade’s shower and bringing it all together.  We will post more photos another day but for now, here is a little look for your Friday.

Happy Friday everyone!  Hope you enjoy your weekend.  The Social Graces team is off to another wedding!

Photos: Meg White Photography

Desserts: Cynthia Matrone and Elle’s Patisserie.

 

DIY: Fringe Garland

IMG_3015This past weekend we celebrated our friend, Melissa, and her baby girl that is due this summer. It was such a sweet shower and we can’t wait to share the rest of the details with you later this year (its being published, so we have to keep everything under wraps for now!).

However, I wanted to show you how we made one of the details – the FRINGE! Fringe reminds me of pom-poms and with the color scheme we opted for, it added an extra girly element to our party.  This element is pretty easy to make, however, its a bit time consuming to make a lot of it. So, put your favorite chick flick on and get to working!

You only need tissue paper and scissors for this project. That’s it!

First, fold length-wise.
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Fold width-wise, twice. IMG_3003 IMG_3004Cut the fringe pieces (about 3/4 inch pieces).
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Baby Shower: Cute as a Button

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One of my good friends, Danielle is about to have her precious little guy, Gabe, in May. She has decked out his nursery with buttons so we decided to have a “Cute as a Button” shower for her. Everything was round, cute and a little bit manly (of course). We had a great time celebrating Gabe and his sweet sweet mommy.edits184IMG_4994IMG_4991 edits171IMG_4997IMG_5017 IMG_5016 IMG_5006 IMG_5000edits170 IMG_4999