Did you know that today is National Pie Day? Whether you’re preparing for Valentine’s day treats or looking to surprise the sweetie pies in your life, here are three of our favorite ways to celebrate!
Enjoy the taste of the season with this Winter Berry Pie from In Honor of Design. This recipe can include almost any frozen or fresh fruits you’ve got handy in your home plus you can make it your own with fun cutouts or weaving patterns in the top layer of crust.
For a savory spin on this favorite food, we love these Chicken and Kale Hand Pies from Martha Stewart. With a flaky cheddar crust and playful kid-friendly size, your little ones won’t even notice if you add some extra veggies.
Elodie’s first birthday party turned out to be such a magical day that we’ll never forget! With the help of Going Lovely, we were able to transform our space & create a fun afternoon for kids and adults alike! Here are a few of their tips for planning the perfect party:
The pressures of planning the perfect first birthday party can seem like a daunting task, but being realistic with about what’s most important to you and focusing on the details first will help alleviate pressure.
1. First things first – get organized! Make spreadsheets mapping out your total budget, decor items, and tasks. This will help you keep all your details in one place and allow you to check things off as you go.
2. Come up with the color story and theme for your event. Pinterest is a great place to find inspiration and keep your ideas together. Taylor chose a pastel pink, mint, and gold magical wonderland theme, which was referenced when planning out each and every detail. This will really help your event feel cohesive and well thought out.
3. Plan a mix of activities for the adults and the little ones! We made sure to create a designated space that the kids could play in while the parents enjoyed the delicious treats and mingled with the other guests. For the space, we included coloring books, play dough, and construction paper crafts giving them the chance to be creative and interact with each other.
4. Get creative with seating. You don’t have to have a seat for every guest (especially if you know people will be coming in and out throughout the day) but be sure to include some seating options for guests that may want to take a break from standing and mingling to sit down while enjoying their food. We re-arranged the living room furniture to allow for space for tables and created a lounge using Taylor’s living room sofa and set up a darling PBK teepee with pillows and toys for the little ones to hang out in.
5. Keep the food simple! We hosted the event in the late afternoon so guests weren’t expecting to eat a sit down meal. Finger food appetizers are easy to prepare (and replenish) and are also fun for the kids. We stuck to kid and adult friendly bites like mini pizzas, meatballs, veggie sticks, and a charcuterie platter. We also incorporated a pretty and tasty punch to go with the whimsical theme.
6. Get creative with desserts. Instead of going the traditional route and serving a large birthday cake, we opted for a mini dessert bar along with a custom Elodie sized smash cake for the birthday girl. Guests loved the variety of desserts to choose from AND as a bonus – they doubled as built in decorations. The table featured mint chocolate meringues, rice krispy balls with sprinkles, macaroons, cupcakes, and ice cream sundaes. Pretty and delicious. A win win in our book!
Celebrating sweet Elodie’s first birthday was such a treat and the perfect way to close out the year!
Time to make good on that New Year’s organization resolution? We’ve shared some great tips and tricks, but now’s the time to bring it to life. Here are six of our favorite stylish storage pieces and ways to bring them into your home.
1. Find a wall system that works. Low storage like our Cameron System in simply white is both practical and a fresh way to update your space. The easy-to-reach bins make picking up a breeze and a clean white finish gives the perfect palette for bright pops of color.
2. Take a color to the next level with mix and match prints. Classic canvas storage is one of our favorite ways to stay organized and playing with pattern gives your storage new life. Try these essentials in lavender or go bold with orange to minimize clutter in your home.
3. Woven baskets with a touch of sparkle make spaces sophisticated. Natural elements add warmth and handcrafted quality while subtle details like the silver in our Rope Storage bring a touch of glitz.
4. Form meets function with sturdy storage and strong design. Our round wire baskets are inspired by vintage industrial design and have the strength to carry their weight and then some with toys, book and games.
5. Organize and display all at once with hooks or a peg board. Keep belongings in one place and even label each hook with our Chalkboard Peg Rack.
6. The secret to smart storage is varied storage shapes. Both visually interesting and functionally helpful, having storage constructed in useful shapes like our Nursery Canvas Storage is a great way to designate spaces for your stuff.
Now’s our chance to share the big party reveal with you! Check out a few of our favorite snaps from the party below and see the full reveal on Glitter Guide. PLUS, enter below for your chance to win a $1,000 Pottery Barn Kids gift card in our Big Birthday Giveaway! Hurry and enter – giveaway ends Jan. 29th!
Are you welcoming a new one to your family this year? Celebrate the arrival of baby with a nursery designed just for them. Whether you’re looking to decorate in bold pattern or softer hues, here are our eight favorite trends to get you started this year.
Make a statement in black. Strong lines in black with soft pink tones and glamorous gold make for one chic nursery.
Get cozy with soft pale shades. Your little one’s nursery will look like it floated in from a cloud with plush whites, warm beige and light blue hues.
Bring playful brights in to the space. Choose a bright hue like pink and fill the nursery in full color for a look that is energetic and happy.
Go for graphic patterns. Add a touch of surprise to a neutral nursery with an icon like stars or hearts.
Welcome the new year with a special “Noon Years Eve” celebration that your little ones can stay up for! From an unexpected gold garland to balloons filled with surprise, here are five of our favorite Noon Years Eve ideas that sparkle and shine.
Pretzels make an unexpected and whimsical appearance as a gold garland in this idea from Lay Baby Lay.
Tiny poppers filled with confetti hang from the ceiling and can be popped right at noon with this DIY from Ruffled.
Create a fun balloon-filling station with sparkly confetti and glitter with this idea from Studio DIY. At noon, your little ones will love the excitement of popping the balloons and seeing what surprises are inside.
Build your own classic noisemakers to really ring in the new year with these DIY Golden Noisemakers from Project Nursery.
Happy New Year, everyone! Join us for a special Noon Years Eve celebration in your local store — for more details, visit our store events page.
1 day and counting! Although we’re officially ready to celebrate, we know that there are still plenty of last minute touches to put on our Christmas gifts and festive recipes to add to the table. That’s why we’re rounding up three last minute holiday ideas that add the perfect finishing touch.
Classic ribbon is great for gifts, but if you’re looking for something unexpected and fun, we love this DIY Sparkly Holiday Gift Topper from Homey Oh My. The best part? It’s a piece of cake to put together and uses leftover tinsel garland from decorating the tree.
Need a festive holiday snack that the kids and adults can both enjoy? We love this Peppermint Popcorn recipe from Sweet Little Peanut. This is one recipe you can put together in a pinch with store bought popcorn, a drizzle of chocolate and some crushed candy canes.
We can’t forget our favorite cold-weather comfort — hot chocolate! Camp Makery shares the recipe for these surprisingly simple Homemade Marshmallows that will take your hot cocoa to new heights. Make it your own with almond or peppermint extract to give your cup of cocoa a festive new flavor.