A Galentine’s Guide to Hosting & Gifting

A Galentine’s Guide to Hosting & Gifting
L A D I E S! Let’s celebrate ourselves and all our fellow ladies around the world because let’s face it, we deserve it! Whether you are hosting a Galentine’s gathering or attending one, ArdyParty has you covered.

Hosting Essentials

Every good Galentine’s party requires some cheeky items like these Mean Girls-inspired “You’re like really pretty” candles and the “Ovaries Before Brovaries ” wine card. Unlike a Valentine’s dinner party, I like to minimize romantic vibes for my tablescape and keep it more fun and sassy, which is why these navy and rose gold plates / cups / napkins are perfect for Galentine’s.

Gifting

I am actually surprised I was able to find so many good gifts all for under $35! Some of these items are at such a good price point (some on major sale) you could gift your gals with more than one!
Xoxo,
ArdyParty

XOXO

XOXO
Spread the love or love yourself this Valentine’s with these sweet treats!!

I Heart You

My heart is full … as is my shopping cart … with these lovely items:

Ready-to-Table

Are you a last-minute planner or just too lazy to prepare a full Valentine’s tablescape? I feel ya! These tablescapes are already chicly styled and ready to go!
Xoxo,
ArdyParty

Hoppy Easter Every Bunny!

Hoppy Easter Every Bunny!

Hop into the Easter spirit! Even if you’re having to celebrate at home, you still can make it a joyful experience with an egg-cellent tablescape. These pastel colors will bring a pop of color to your table and smile to your face. And, I don’t know about you, but painting Easter eggs always puts me in the holiday spirit. So look on the sunny side and make the most of your Easter celebration at home with this tablescape decor!

My Swoozie’s picks:

{ Carrot Bowl// Carrot Napkins // Bunny Bowl // Pink Chick }

{ Floral Napkins // Wildflower Bunny Plates / Floral Bunny Plates }

Hop hop hop over here for more egg-ceedingly good Easter Decor:

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Carrot get enough? More below!

That’s all, yolks!

Xx,

ArdyParty

Lucky Charms

Lucky Charms

With everything that’s going on in the world today, I think we could all use some good luck charms. The St. Patrick’s Day parade may be canceled, but the party ain’t over ’til it’s clover! Grab these good as gold party decorations and let the shenanigans begin!

If you have followed along with my blog, you know my favorite party store is Swoozies. Check out all my favorite St. Patty’s entertaining essentials from them below:

{ Clover plate // Gold plate // Cheers napkins }

{ Rainbow Plate // Gold Fringe Cup// Rainbow Fringe Cup }

Lepre-can’t get enough of St. Patrick’s Day party decor? Follow the rainbow to the decor of gold below:

 

Wishing you all a shamrockin good time this St. Patrick’s Day!

Xx,
ArdyParty

Oh Happy Valentine’s Day

Oh Happy Valentine’s Day

I love discovering a new amazing party store! Although Oh Happy Day has been around for a while, my love affair with the site fully bloomed with its most recent Valentine’s Day selection. Here are some of Oh Happy Day’s swoon-worthy items to make your Valentine’s (or Galentine’s) Day as sweet as can be! {Looking for even more Valentine’s Day options?? Let’s Taco Bout Love!}

Tableware

{ Ooh La La Cocktail Napkins // Ombre Dinner Plate // Gold + White Flatware }

I love myself a good Ombre! I also love that you can use all three of these items for other events down the road, like a birthday party, bachelorette or bridal shower.

{ Red Wood Cutlery // Red Scallop Bowl //  Carriacou Napkin }

This red scallop bowl also comes in a fun bright pink and a pretty pastel pink, and is available as a plate as well. I love using these wood cutlery for parties because it minimizes clean-up and they’re lightweight, which makes going through a buffet or nibbling way easier for your guests. They are also an easy way to add a pop of color to your table.

{ Amethyst Cups // Amethyst Dinner Plates // Gold Splatter Napkins }

How beautiful would this Amethyst set be for a Galentine’s get-together? I like that this set doesn’t read cheesy Valentine’s Day and is more of a subtle ode to the vibe of the holiday.

{ Felt Heart Cocktail Stirrers // Cut-Out Heart Napkins }

I <3 these! Nothing completes a bar cart better than some festive cocktail stirrers and cocktail napkins.

{ Pink Cake Stand // Metallic Cupcake Liners }

It wouldn’t be a Valentine’s Day celebration without some dessert! This precious pink stand would be the perfect way to serve your guests some cupcakes (specifically in these metallic liners) or a cute way to display cake balls and cookies.

Balloons

{ Marble Balloon // Rose Gold Love Balloon }

Oh Happy Day‘s balloon collection is out-of-this-world good!! They have every size, shape and color you could possibly imagine. It was super hard to narrow it down to just two options, so you *must* check out the rest … I am obsessed with the mini heart-shaped balloons, the chrome balloons and the emoji balloons…see below!

I hope you got ALL the feeeeelssss from these adorable goodies and continue to spread the love by throwing a fabulous V-Day party! {Looking for even more Valentine’s Day options?? Let’s Taco Bout Love!}

XoXo,

ArdyParty

Let’s Taco Bout Love

Let’s Taco Bout Love

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No matter your relationship status, there’s a Valentine’s Day celebration for you. Whether you’re hosting a Galentine’s get-together or an intimate dinner party, go ahead and embrace Valentine’s Day in all it’s pink-and-red glory with these entertaining essentials.

Glassware

{ Acrylic Ruby Goblet// Acrylic Red Pitcher // Gold Champagne Flutes }

Tablescape

{ Pink Lips Canape Plate // Heart Napkins // Neon Cutlery Set }

{ Table Runner // Peony Dinner Napkins }

Tabletoppers 

{ Champagne Bears// Macaron Tower }

{ Brass Name Card Holders // Faux Peonies Arrangement}

Honorable Mentions:

{ Conversation Heart Plates // Hot Pink Foil Heart Plates // Wildflower Heart Plates }

{ Clink! Champagne Flute // Heart Sipper// Pink Cake Stand }

{ Love you.Mean it. Candle // Heart Bowl // Lip Figurine}

{ Love is Love Towels // Valentine Pasta // Pink Striped Plates // 2 Quart Heart Pan }

Love is in the air, party peeps! So start planning your romantic evening with just you and your honeybooboo. Or, if you think Cupid is stupid, invite your friends over for an Anti-Valentine’s Day Bash. Either way, these party items will deliver!

Xoxo,

ArdyParty

Christmas Wish List!

Christmas Wish List!

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I’m making a list and checking it twice for all of these dreamy items. I’ve had my eye on some of these for years, but the price tag has held me back. They’re totally worth the investment though, as they’re all so beautiful and would bring me so much joy every year. So, if you are wondering if it’s time to pull the trigger… ArdyParty votes yes!

Napkin Rings

{ Gold/Silver Bauble // Festive Reindeer// Gem Wreath }

{ Rosemary // Sparkly Dove // Mistletoe }

Run, don’t walk… these Rosemary napkin rings are 40% off right now!!! I included these three napkin rings in last year’s Holly Jolly Christmas round up, and they are still my top faves to this day.

Christmas Trimmings

{ Mistletoe // Leopard }

The red mistletoe Christmas tree skirt is so beautiful and classic. But, how fun are these printed skirts?!

{ Blue Antelope // Blue Dragon }

The blue antelope and blue dragon print would be very unexpected — in the best way.

{ Antelope – similar // Woof Plaid }

Santa loves fur babies too! How adorable would these be for your favorite furball? (This woof stocking is 40% off right now, too!)

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{ Lighted Standing Buck}

Tabletop

{ Rustic Holiday Candle / Glass Christmas Tree }

These beautiful pieces would make setting a table super easy. Set either of these on a table and it goes immediately from drab to fab.

{ Holiday Stemware / Red Goblet Set }

How good would eggnog taste in these holiday vintage glasses, am I right?! I love the deep red shade of the jewel cut goblet set. These would really pop on a table or bar cart.

{ Pinecone Salt & Pepper Shakers // Evergreen Charger }

Last but not least! These salt & pepper shakers and chargers make my heart skip a beat every time I see them. They both are on the top of my wish list! Although pricey, they’d be a showstopper every.single.year… Making it worth every penny!

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and Happy New Year! (And that we all find some of these special items under our Christmas trees this year.)

-ArdyParty

Rudolph is my Spirit Animal

Rudolph is my Spirit Animal

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Drink Up, Grinches!

{ Rudolph // Llama // Lit // Mistletoe }

Swoozies has the best party cups! (And napkins … and plates … and pretty much, everything!) All of their cups are so cute that I had such a hard time narrowing these down. My favorites are the ‘Rudolph is my Spirit Animal’ and ‘Way More Effective Than Mistletoe’!

Let’s Get Lit // Let it Snow //  Peppermint Shotglasses }

These items would be fantastic gifts for a white elephant/gift exchange party. Not only are they cute, but they’re also entertaining – the person can use their gift right then and there. I have no doubt that if these peppermint shot glasses get broken out, the party will get taken up a jolly few notches!

{ Holiday Sweater // Drink Up Grinches }

It’s the most wine-derful time of the year! These reindeer holiday-sweater stemless wine glasses will give your guests a sense of warmth and coziness before they even get their ‘liquid jacket’ on. They come in a set of four and are made of glass, but are dishwasher safe (top rack!). On the other hand, this festive ‘Drink up Grinches’ stemless wine glass is made of plastic so you won’t have to worry about any party fails!

{ Mr. & Mrs. Reindeer }

These wine glasses are a little classier than the vibe I was going for with this post, but they are too adorable not to include. They would be a great holiday party gift too, especially for a newlywed!

Bring on the Cheer!

Candy Cane // He Sees You // Merry & Bright }

I have a thing for candy canes. Not only are they pretty, but they’re tasty too! All three of these napkins would make the perfect cocktail napkin to stock your bar cart with. Want even more options? Check out last year’s Christmas post!

{ Gold Reindeer // Green Christmas Tree }

The gold and green foil really make these plates pop! They are a great size for a food serving, and if you have kids/nieces/nephews, could also double for an arts & crafts project later. The Reindeer plate is also available in a delightful white and silver version.

{ Cheeseboard Sleigh // Sleigh-tiered Server // Pine Cheese Board}

You can’t have a (ardy) party without a cheeseboard! It’s my favorite appetizer to serve because it’s easy and always where people end up gathering around. (Or, at least that’s where you’ll always find me posted up!)

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{ Fiesta Lights dining set // Fiesta Light Serving Platter}

How fun is this serving set?! I love the simplicity of the design and its fresh take on classic holiday decor. I like the Fiesta Light serving platter in Lemongrass best, as it would be a fantastic pop of color for a table. But, it’s also available in classic holiday colors like red and green, in addition to blue, purple and turquoise. (Consider buying more than one color since it’s under $20!)

I’ll Be Home For Christmas

{ Rose Gold Nutcracker // Crushed Candy Cane Candle // Holiday Pup Cookie Jar }

When I’m welcoming guests into my home, I love to have a candle burning to set the mood and ambiance. This crushed candy cane scent would be really refreshing, while my go-to candles are Nest’s Holiday  and Nest’s Pinewood.

{ Sloth // Peppermint // Lighten Up }

Greet your guests with the Christmas spirit right at your front door with these festive doormats. I mean… what’s more adorable than this baby sloth?!

Need more holiday decor inspo? Check out my Holly Jolly Christmas post from last year.

Merry merry,

Ardyparty

Friendsgiving!

Friendsgiving!

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FRIENDSGIVING: (noun) 1. A Thanksgiving celebration of friends as family. 2. An excuse to drink without all the judgement.

The nice thing about Friendsgiving is that everyone brings a dish. So if you’re the host, simply set out your prettiest serveware and you’re set!! (Just don’t forget the booze and your fat pants, too!)

Gobble ’til you Wobble

{ Pumpkin Wine Glasses // Mosaic Goblets }

These pumpkin wine glasses are festive, but not over the top. With the delicate curves and gold rim, this glass doesn’t overly scream pumpkin. Their design also makes them cost-effective, as you can use them all year round– not just on Halloween or Thanksgiving. Plus, I love short wine glasses since long-stem glasses tend to break more easily in the dishwasher, as well as your friend’s hands if they’re wobblin and gobblin!

I am OBSESSED with these red and gold mosaic goblets. The shape is more universal, so you can use them for wine, water, tea, etc. The design is so intricate and beautiful. Although they’re from W&S, they look identical to some I bought in Marrakesh! Wish I bought these instead and saved on that shipping fee…

I am Thankful For…

{ Chocolate Covered Strawberries // Fat Pants Cup // Harvest Placemat }

… Decor made EASY! Especially when it comes to holiday parties. Thanksgiving and Christmas are such crazy times of year, they always coming up so much faster than you think. This is why when it comes to Friendsgiving, I make it easy on myself. These boozehounds that I call friends can enjoy the plastic cups and the paper placemats … I’ll wait to break out the fine china for my in-laws, ok?!

#Blessed

{ Turkey Platter // Wood Dip Bowl // Pumpkin Cocotte }

If you aren’t planning on hosting your Friendsgiving and are just an attendee, it’s always nice to bring your dish already prepared on a nice serving platter (covered with saran wrap or tin foil for the ride over). Or, you can bring a serving platter and your dish in its plastic container, then transfer the food onto your nice serving platter once you arrive. (I promise, the host will greatly appreciate it.)

{ Pumpkin Medium Bowl // Leaf Appetizer Plates }

Speaking of keeping it easy, this pumpkin bowl is dishwasher, microwave, freezer AND oven safe!!! The perfect vessel for serving your Friendsgiving dish — whether you are hosting or attending, you can have your dish ready to serve at a moment’s notice in this bowl.

I love these plates that come in a set of four. Nothing screams fall like the changing color of leaves. I also love that you can use them all season long and are just a sweet touch to any table or cocktail bar.

 

Enjoy your Gobblefest and get stuffed,

ArdyParty

A Holly Jolly Christmas

A Holly Jolly Christmas

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What a bright time, it’s the right time, to rock the night away — with holiday-themed decor!  If you’re looking to mix and a-mingle and get your jingle bell rock on – do it festively with these very merry items.

Wreaths

{Poinsettia Wreath / Berry Pinecone Wreath}

A beautiful wreath is the best way to jump start the holiday season at your home.

Serveware

{ Twas’ the Night Before Cheese Knives // Santa Striped Candy Bowl // Snowflake dipping bowls }

These snow flake dipping bowls would be perfect for serving toppings for a hot chocolate bar (mini marshmallows, sprinkles, chocolate chips) or a salad bar (croutons, grated parmesan, diced pecans, etc.) or for lemons and limes on your bar cart. So many options!

{ Reindeer Tartan Hors D’ourves Set // Tree Tartan Hors D’ourves Set }

Serving a cheese platter is a staple for any gathering I host at my home, so breaking out one of these adorable platters or a set of themed cheese knives (as seen above) is an easy go-to for me when wanting to be festive.

{ Merry Tartan Cable Knit Dip Bowl // Falala Tartan Cable Knit Dip Bowl }

I never thought I’d be describing a platter or a bowl as “cozy,” but the cable knit detailing of these hors d’ourves platters and matching dip bowls somehow are just that.

{ Red Tartan Plaid Square Tray // Black Watch Plaid Square Tray }

Not sure if it’s my Scottish heritage, but when it comes to Christmas decor … trays, chargers, napkins, tree skirts, table cloths … you name it, I want it in tartan plaid!

Tabletop

{ Gold & Silver Nutcracker // Gold Mason Jars // Rose & Holly Arrangement }

Nutcrackers are one of my favorite Christmas holiday decorations. I currently have one on my bar cart, a nutcracker soap in my guest bath and a huge 3-foot nutcracker on my front door step. Can’t.stop.won’t.stop.

{ Vintage Santa Die Cut Paper Placemat }

I meannnnn…. how adorable is this table setting?! Children and adults alike will enjoy this nostalgic santa placemat.

Dinner Napkins

Reindeer // Holly Leaf // Wreath }

If you have a lot going on decor-wise on your dining table, these white linen napkins with just a small embroidery detail are ideal.

Cocktail Napkins

Oh So Merry // Peppermint Swirl // Leaf & Berry }

The Leaf & Berry napkins and the Peppermint Swirl napkins are available in both a cocktail napkin and a larger dinner napkin size! The Peppermint swirl design also comes in a small dessert plate and a large dinner plate, which I love (they don’t photograph well, but they look awesome in person).

Napkin Rings

{ Brilliant Napkin Rings, Red // Constellation Napkin Holders, Red & Gold }

What’s nice about these red and gold napkin rings is that you can use them year-round since they don’t scream Christmas. I could see myself reusing these for other holidays too, like July 4th.

Sparkle Dove // Rosemary // Mistletoe }

I am making a list and checking it twice and you better believe ALL three of these napkin rings are on it. The sparkle dove and the mistletoe napkin rings give me all of the holly jolly feels, and the rosemary napkin rings are perfectly simple and elegant. (If you share my love for napkin rings, check out my post dedicated to napkin rings!)

Paper Plates

Gold Star Reindeer // Merry Everything // Leaf & Berry  // Gold Birch }

I am in love with these Leaf & Berry paper plates! The metallic foil is very eye-catching and are not cheesy or cheap-looking. They’re also a great size for an normal dinner portion of food… I hate when plates are too small for actually eating!! My second favorite are these gold and white birch plates. They are unique, wintery and on-theme for the holidays without being overtly Christmas-y — allowing you to use them for parties all winter-long.

Dinnerware

{ Christmas Tree Dinner Set // Holly & Berry Dinner Set // Ribbon & Berries Dinner Set }

If you’re looking for a formal holiday dinner set, here are a few that caught my eye. I love the Holly & Berry set, but beware that the set is in cream not white. I love the warmth of the cream, but this can make it a bit harder to mix and match with other sets.

{ Twas’ the Night Nutcrackers // Holly Leaf // Woodland Cardinal }

Salad plates are great statement pieces. I like to use a simple dinner plate, perhaps a white dinner plate with a gold rim, and then have more fun and exciting salad plates. This way you can mix and match with your salad plates or use them as dessert plates.

Scalloped Tartan Plaid  // Aspen Plaid }

Sorry to overload you with more tartan plaid options, but I can’t get enough and hope you agree because these plates sleigh me.

{Loving the plaid, but not the price point? Here’s a less expensive version.}

Have your elf a merry little Christmas! Xx