Picture Backdrop DIY

For Easter this year, we had the pleasure of doing Mini Sessions for some really great clients. We wanted to share our cute fabric backdrop that we made, because it is so, so easy to do yourself!

First, a few pictures of our kiddos on our Easter set. 🙂

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And, now, for the DIY…

Get your supplies: We chose neutral fabrics and ribbon.

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Valentine’s Day Sweets

Nothing goes better together than Valentine’s Day and sweets. Adorable desserts are seen everywhere for this holiday. Why not treat your loved ones to some amazing sweets?

Strawberries are in so many desserts, but these mini cheesecake bites from The Happier Homemaker looks heavenly!

5 Valentines Day Sweet Treat Recipes...strawberry heart mini cheesecake bites...

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These Strawberry Heart Mini Cheescake Bites are perfect for any Valentine’s Day party!

Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • 1 8 oz Package of Low Fat Cream Cheese
  • â…“ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 2 graham crackers
  • 1 tbsp softened butter or margarine
 Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line mini-muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  3. In a mixer cream together cream cheese and sugar.
  4. Add lemon juice and egg.
  5. Mix until well-blended.
  6. In a sandwich bag, crush graham crackers.
  7. Add butter in small increments until mixture is sticky.
  8. Spoon graham cracker mixture into the bottom of muffin tins.
  9. Top with cheese mixture.
  10. Bake for 11-14 minutes.
  11. While cheesecakes are baking slice strawberries in half and cut a “v” in the top to create heart shape.
  12. Immediately after removing cheesecakes from oven press strawberry hearts into the top of each cake.
  13. Refrigerate and serve chilled.

Hope you have a sweet and fun filled Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day Crafts

Valentine’s Day is a great day to spend with a special someone in your life. Whether it is the love of your life or your best girl friends, there is always something to do on Valentine’s Day. An adorable trend that has been going around is a Valentine’s Day themed wreath. Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas anymore!

These wreaths are super easy to do and a fun way to craft with your family or friends. You can use a stencil to trace out the “X” and “O,” or you can use twigs and ribbon. Either will keep the the theme of Valentine’s Day.

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All you need to do is create the “X” and “O” however you want, then hot glue them to your choice of ribbon. Hang the finished wreath on your door to show off your Valentine’s Day creation!

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

Paper & Stitch’s Fresh Flower Napkin Ring

I recently came across this beautiful DIY from Paper & Stitch. First, I love the contrast of the dainty whimsical flowers agains the charcoal napkins. Seems effortless doesn’t it?

This little project was originally featured by Paper & Stitch on the wedding blog, One Lovely Day. You can click over there for the full tutorial or check out Paper & Stitch’s abbreviated post on it here.

You can even use it as place cards (as seen above). Maybe its too big of a project for the entire wedding guest list, but what about adding the extra detail to the head table? Or switching out for fall flowers and raising the level for Thanksgiving (guys, Thanksgiving is next month!).

That’s my favorite thing about a DIY – making it your own. 🙂

DIY: Rhinestone & Neon Necklace

Hello!

We wanted to share this fun rhinestone and neon necklace project we found on ispydiy.com. This summer is all about bright colors from dresses to accessories. This would be the PERFECT bridesmaid gift or a fun activity to do at a girly party.

Here are the things you will need:
Flat silver chain
Second silver chain
Rhinestones
Nail Polish
Jump rings
Clasp
MultiGrip Glue
Wire
Jewelry Pliers
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To see full instructions, check out ispydiy.com. Have fun creating this easy statement necklace!

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DIY: Sharpie Mug

Hey Everyone!

There are a lot of coffee and tea drinkers out there! So, why not create this super cute sharpie mug idea we found on abeautifulmess.com.

After you have chosen your sharpie color and a porcelain mug, just doodle a personal message, then bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

For more information on what sharpies work best and cleaning instructions, check out abeautifulmess.com.

This would be a great gift for bridesmaids or fun party favors that have a personal touch.

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