Your Guide To Hosting An Elegant New Years Party On A Budget!

Hosting New Years On A Budget

Your Guide To Hosting An Elegant New Years Party On A Budget is dedicated to hosting  an affordable, elegant New Years party whether it is for friends, family or both!  Click here for a collection of super fun and creative Do It Yourself  ideas to help transform your New Years Eve into an elegant event without spending too much money, nor putting too much time into the planning it.  These ideas are from A Lot on Your Plate, as well as seen on HGTV.com, Martha Stewart and other great sources.  Enjoy!

- Jessica

Hosting An Elegant New Years Eve Party On A Budget!

Hosting New Years On A Budget

Hosting An Elegant New Years Party On A Budget is a post dedicated to hosting an affordable, elegant New Years Eve party for friends and family!  Click here for a collection of super fun and creative Do It Yourself  ideas to help transform your New Years Eve into an elegant event without spending too much money, nor putting too much time into the planning it.  These ideas are from A Lot on Your Plate, as well as seen on HGTV.com, Martha Stewart and other great sources.  Enjoy!

- Jessica

Your Guide To Hosting An Elegant New Years Party On A Budget!

Hosting New Years On A Budget

Your Guide To Hosting An Elegant New Years Party On A Budget is dedicated to hosting  an affordable, elegant New Years party whether it is for friends, family or both!  Click here for a collection of super fun and creative Do It Yourself  ideas to help transform your New Years Eve into an elegant event without spending too much money, nor putting too much time into the planning it.  These ideas are from A Lot on Your Plate, as well as seen on HGTV.com, Martha Stewart and other great sources.  Enjoy!

- Jessica

Fab Find: Hey Yo Yo’s Cupcake Lining Kits & Partyware

Swoon.  Could this site be any cuter?  HeyYoYo is an online store that specializes in all things baking and party related, making party planning a cinch with lots of special touches.

HeyYoYo.com is a very affordable website that offer’s many unique items with an extremely vintage feel.  Their items are unlike any others that I have seen.  The sprinkles, edibles, and toppers are very different from the usual items you can purchase at a party store.

So now that you are a little acquainted with HeyYoYo.com, on to the Fab Finds!  HeyYoYo offers the most adorable Cupcake Lining Kits and party-ware not very common in many stores.  The second I saw these kits, I had to contain myself because let’s be honest, I want them all!

The Cupcake Lining Kits are perfect for themed parties whether a birthday, cookout, seasonal, or any other occasion.  One of my favorite kits offered on HeyYoYo that I have actually never seen before until now, is The Nutcracker Cupcake Liner Kits. 

I am such a sucker for The Nutcracker and with the holiday spirit in mind, the Nutcracker Lining Kits are perfect for dolling up cupcakes during the Christmas season.

HeyYoYo’s Cupcake Lining Kits are not just seasonal items.  They have many different kits that range from pirates and space cadets to animal parades and the ballet. With that being said, anyone who knows me knows that I love anything Nautical. From the Sailboats to the Anchors, I love it all, so to me, finding this next cupcake lining kit is like finding gold!

The Nautical “All Aboard” Cupcake Lining Kit in which it’s cuteness just speaks for itself, has to be by far one of my favorite lining kits to date. Its whimsy and charm is perfect for a Summer cookout or party.

These Cupcake Lining Kits can range anywhere from $12 to $13 based on the kit of your choosing.  The kits vary with the amount of pieces they come with, but most of the kits I have seen come with 24 liners and 24 pieces of 4 different toppers each.  Due to the different kits, the number of pieces may vary*

The Cupcake Lining Kits are not the only Fab Find I wanted to share from the site in this post.  I am hitting you with a Fab Find Double Whammy!  That’s right, 2 Fab Finds from one site.  The next find is HeyYoYo’s party-ware and treat kits.

Their unique cupcake boxes and adorable “Freshly Baked Treat Kit”  makes treat giving and party planning tons of fun.

The “Freshly Baked Treat Kit” is $12 and comes with tags, bags, ribbons, and string, a complete kit for presenting someone with a handmade treat.  The kit comes in an adorable decorative box for safe keeping.

So as if there wasn’t anymore great things to tell you about HeYoYo.com, here’s one more. HeyYoYo ship’s EVERYWHERE in the world! Yay!  (I find worldwide shipping to be such a rare, but wonderful quality to find in an online store). All shipping charges are based on the weight of the products you have selected.  There is a shipping calculator provided on the site to give you a better understanding of what your shipping fee looks like.  Most orders ship within 24 – 48 hours upon receiving the order.

For more information on this awesome site and it’s amazing products, check out HeyYoYo.com.  At this moment, I was unable to find HeyYoYo’s Twitter account info for you, but you can get their updates on Facebook.

Sidenote: To everyone who has recently “Liked” A Lot On Your Plate on Facebook, it has not gone unnoticed! Thanks to you guys, I am only 2 likes away from getting 100!  Thank you all so very much!

Be sure to check back for more Fab Finds at A Lot On Your Plate.

Happy Thursday!

- J

Fab Find: Pier 1 Import’s Mini Tasting Party

Whether your hosting a holiday party, celebration, or just a casual get together, its always important to have fun with what you’re planning. This Fab Find comes to us from Pier 1 Imports and it is definitely one of my favorite things.

Originally inspired by restaurants that offer small sampler menus and small plate choices, Pier 1 thought up a brilliant way to showcase all your hard work in the kitchen, while bringing sophistication and charm to the table.

The “Mini Tasting Party” collection are little serving sample sets that are guarantee to wow your guests. With sets like the mini martini glasses, miniature trifle bowls, and mini casserole dishes, it’s easy to add that special touch to any event without the hassle.

The Mini Tasting Party allows your guests get to sample a little bit of everything on the table.

Each piece of the collection is made from either porcelain or glass, so chance’s are they will mix well with the pieces you might already own.

Pier 1’s website offer’s tasting party idea’s, themes, and recipes to help you give you some idea’s for your next event.

These sets are dishwasher safe and with easy storage, makes clean up a synch!

You can purchase pieces as a set or individually. The sets range from $24.95 to $34.95 and are sold in-store as well as online. The collection is always being added to and updated so be sure to check back for more miniature serving goodness.

For more information on the “Mini Tasting Party Collection” check out Pier1.com. Be sure to follow them on Twitter @Pier_1_Imports.

Happy hosting!

- J

Fab Find: All Things Party Accesories

In honor of my birthday, I found it fitting to post a Fab Find collection dedicated to All Things Party Accessories. Enjoy!

Jingle Jollys Recollections Paper Stripe Ball Ornament Instructions; Michaels.com; Free

Party Accessories; Shop Sweet Lulu; Prices Varies Per Item

Another Year of Fabulous Party Kit for 8; CelebrateExpress.com; $46.99

48 Piece Solo Party Pack; ShopRite; $5.49

Martha Stewart Pom Pom Garland; MarthaStewart.com; $7.99

Summer Olympics Cupcake Decorating Kit; William Sonoma; $12.95

Fairy Berries 10 Pack; ShinDigz.com; $24.99

Polka Dot Party Hat Pinata; BirthdayInABox.com; $14.99

Formal Affair Bottle Bag; Party City; $1.99

Assorted Fluffy Ball Decor (3 piece); ShinDigz.com; $6.99

Be sure to check back for more Fab Finds on A Lot On Your Plate!

Happy Monday!

- J

Fab Find: One Charming Party Theme Packages

This Fab Find is called One Charming Party (Themed Packages) and they are perfect for those in search of throwing the perfect themed party.  This is such a great idea. Its adorable, creative, and affordable!

One Charming Party is a site dedicated to helping you throw the perfect, unique themed parties for all kinds of special occasions from Art Gallery and Country Fair, to Strawberry and Superhero Parties.

One Charming Life theme packages are $25 a theme and include step by step tutorials, DIY cakes, favors, and invitation ideas, and much more.

Packages come in the form of a downloadable PDF file sent directly your inbox.  The files are colorful and have beautiful detail.

One Charming Life is currently offering a “buy 1, get 1″ when you use the promo code SPRING at checkout.

My favorite party themes as of right have to be the Pajama Glam and Superhero parties.  Everything about them is so cute and very well done, guaranteed to put a smile on your children’s faces.

One Charming Party is an awesome concept and I definitely recommend them for your next occasion.

For more info on One Charming Party and all the sweetness it has to offer, check out OneCharmingParty.com.  Be sure to follow them on Twitter @OneCharmingGirl and like them on Facebook!

Happy Monday

- J

A Good Cause: Birthday Fairies

“A cupcake can’t change someone’s life … But people who care can! –  Birthday Fairies

(update: The Birthday Fairies have now thrown 18 parties)

I was so moved when I heard about Birthday Fairies and wanted to share such this amazing cause.  This Good Cause comes to us from 12-year-old Anna.  Anna had a dream and created Birthday Fairies, a charity that throws birthdays for children in need.

With the help of her teacher Debbie and The Community Action Club, Anna formed her Birthday Fairies Club in her school and began to fulfill her dream of throwing birthday parties for underprivileged children in shelters.

Anna and The Birthday Fairies have already thrown 15 parties! Their goal is to throw as many parties as they can.

BirthdayFairies.org has pictures of past birthday parties thrown, tips on how you and your family can get involved, and a checklist with what you would need to start your own Birthday Fairie Club.  Donations are also accepted through the site as well.

For more information on the amazing Birthday Fairies, check out BirthdayFairies.org. 

Happy Monday!

- J

Fab Find: Pier 1 Import’s Tasting Party (The Sequel)

Oh Pier 1, you’ve done it again! Back in March i featured Pier 1’s “Mini Tasting Party Collection”.  (Click here to revisit my “Mini Tasting Party Collection” post).

Today’s fab find is a continuation of the Pier 1’s “Tasting Party” series.  There are so many fun items to choose from items like the porcelain bowls, mini trifle bowl sets, and the glass platters you’d serve them on.

The collection ranges anywhere from $3.50 to $24.95.

The Tasting Party gives your guests the opportunity to try a little of everything, while giving your party a classic feel.

I absolutely love this collection and i’m very curious to hear your thoughts on these Pier 1 products.  Feel free to comment below!

Check out Pier 1 Imports for more home goodness and be sure to follow them on twitter @Pier1Imports!

Happy Wednesday!

- J

There’s An App For That: Epicurious (Recipes & Grocery List)

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This weeks app is for all who love to cook.  Whether your a chef, baker, someone whos interested in taking up cooking, working moms and dads who need a quick meal idea, and/or other, Epicurious (recipes & grocery list) has got you covered.

The Epicurious app is based on the award winning website.  With over 25,000 and counting, Epicurious covers recipes on all skill levels ranging anywhere from “I cook like a pro” to “I can barely cook”.

There are many recipe catagories to choose from like Mother’s Day Ideas, Bridal Showers, Holidays, Healthy Snacks, and much more.

My favorite part of this app is the plus sign feature.  When you find a recipe you like, tap the plus sign and the recipe automatically saves, while adding the ingredients you’d need for the recipe, to your grocery list in the app, available in the lower right of your screen.

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The Epicurious (recipe & grocery list) app is perfect for last minute recipes, planned parties, dinner guests, or just for browsing if you’d like to plan a meal for the future.

I love to cook so i really appriciate this app, as well as the website.

Do you see yourself trying this app or any of Epicurious’ recipes on the future?

All comments welcomed!

Happy Tuesday!

- J