Party Cards

If you are planning a wedding, shower or any party and want to welcome cards, create an inviting place for your guests to place them.  Cards are always welcome in my book.  You never know what you’ll find inside a card!

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I used a store bought box that is made to look like a vintage suitcase.  You can use just about anything to hold cards, but make sure you can keep it open for your guests.

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I made the ‘cards’ mini banner on a vintage local map, glitter glue and glued it onto a pretty ribbon.

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The suitcase was a tad big, so I added a small bud vase, lined with tissue draped an old doily off the corner for added interest.

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The doily was white, but I made a tea bath and soaked it for a couple of days.

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A couple of the guest who couldn’t make the party, mailed cards, so I went ahead and added them before the party.

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I love real flowers, but using a silk flower is just as inviting and pretty.

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Marilyn Monroe…need I say more

I am, one of may women who are mystified by the complex and beautiful Marilyn Monroe.  She was so confident being Marilyn yet so overwhelming insecure as her real self.  Well aren’t we all!  She said and did so many great iconic things- I mean our culture will always remember her as ‘the other woman’ singing to the president.  Weather you agree with her or not, she was and still is the Marilyn Monroe.

This year I decorated for a Marilyn themed birthday party.  I knew I wanted to use Marilyn’s oh so famous quotes and images.  For the guest of honor’s (who had a fun full of life personality) big day, I knew I could take the decorations a bit was over the top, so I added glitz and glam to everything.  I’m such a girly girl, so this private birthday party was fun to decorate.

My mother in laws ceramic Marilyn doll.

I picked up a great book on Marilyn and used the photos and quotes to add to the tables.

I mixed photos of the birthday girl with Marilyn’s photos.

Use a clear vase to add a collage of photographs.

I love how this metal picture stand looked with Marilyn’s quote, photo and the birthday girl’s photo.  I picked it up at Jo-Ann’s fabrics because you can adjust the height of each rod, which gave a great effect on the guest book table.

Love how this ceramic container looked with a rhinestone sticker from Michael’s.

Customize everything!

Tissue balls add a lot of glam with very little money.  I loved using a boa to hang these!

Trim everything with craft scissors.

The guest of honor loves purple and pink, so I used p&p with gold and silver which are great neutrals to work with.

The guest book was the perfect place to add shine with rhinestone!  Why not!?

Don’t forget the dessert!  How classic is Marilyn in this one!!!  How fun!