We love a festive twist on the typical holiday celebration and this adorable Friendsgiving Picnic from Glitter Guide takes the turkey! For a casual daytime gathering before the big feast, Taylor planned a gorgeous outdoor picnic filled with flowers, food and a sweet space to hideout.
See some of our favorite snaps from this celebration and enter below for your chance to win a $1,000 Pottery Barn Kids gift card in our Friendsgiving Giveaway! Better hurry – giveaway ends Dec. 1st!
Thanksgiving is all about spending time around the dinner table and enjoying a meal with our family. Since this holiday is centered around the table, it’s important to create a beautiful centerpiece to make the meal even more special.
This year we wanted to focus on an organic look filled with seasonal pumpkins and fresh fall florals. Pumpkins are so visually striking and make for the perfect centerpieces — plus, they are one of the easiest ways to incorporate stunning style into the adult and kid tables!
There are several ways you can style your table using pumpkins. For a simple rustic look, arrange pumpkins down the center of your table and simply weave foliage vines like Russian Olive, Bay Leaf or even natural grape vine from your own garden throughout the pumpkins (as shown above). Add simple décor pieces like candles and Mercury Glass Pumpkins to create a more formal feel.
To step things up a notch and recreate our look we recommend sticking to mainly green and white pumpkins for the centerpieces. You will want some that are “filler” pumpkins and some that you will actually use as “vases” to hold fall flowers and foliage. Pick your favorite pumpkins to hallow out and use them as various vases to hold your flowers.
For flowers think simple ivories and greens with small pops of orange blooms like roses and Ranunculus. We also love the use of lots of leafs and even touches of small wheat stock or cornhusk.
To hold your beautiful arrangements together we suggest putting a piece of green floral foam (you can find at most craft stores) into your pumpkin vase that you can stick your floral stems into. Make sure to properly soak your foam before using it. You can also use a smaller vase inside the pumpkin if you don’t want to use the floral foam. To finish off this centerpiece, use green vines to drape the ends of the table.
For the kid’s table, create smaller versions of the pumpkin vases from the adult’s table and sprinkle in a few mini pumpkins with tiny blooms attached to the stem. Feel free to play with natural elements from your own garden or have a little fun with some metallic spray paint!
As the weather continues to cool down, let your little ones invite a few friends for a warm and cozy night in! Here are our five favorite tips for hosting the perfect sleepover.
1. Create a special space. Designate an area that’s ready for fun with a teepee or hanging lights. Make sure to lay the sleeping bags in a cluster or circle so that everyone is included in activities throughout the night.
2. Prepare a plush place for kids to curl up. Whether your little guests will be watching a movie or playing games, make sure there are plenty of pillows, throw blankets and soft seating for an extra cozy evening.
3. Plan a few light snacks for the evening activities. When choosing a sleepover snack, choose something that is healthy and light like Veggie Chips, so that guests don’t have any trouble getting to sleep.
4. Keep extra items on hand. It’s always a good idea to be prepared for any forgotten or lost items like toothbrushes, pajamas or sleeping bags. Create a basket of extra items a few days before the sleepover to be prepared ahead of time.
5. Cook up a mighty breakfast. Greet your sleepover guests with a special breakfast before they head home. Find our favorite recipes over at Design Studio.
We can’t wait to celebrate the Halloween festivities tomorrow and there’s no better way to complete their costume than with the addition of magical face paint! From a sparkling swan to a feline friend, here are a few of our favorite ideas to finish any costume.
Two days and counting! We’re ready for the frightful festivities to begin and are counting down with two sweet treats that would be a perfect spooky surprise in your little one’s lunch!
We know they’ll be all smiles when they uncover one of these Candy-Coated Marshmallow Spiders from The Kitchn in their lunch bag. For a healthier spin on this fun treat, replace the candy and licorice ropes for granola and pretzel sticks!
We’re counting down the last three days until Halloween with three crafts that are all about pumpkins! With plenty of silly expressions and ghoulish gourd faces, you’ll love these simple crafts without that pumpkin-carving mess.
From a traditional Jack-O-Lantern to a friendly smirk, the faces on this DIY Pumpkin Garland from Hellobee are filled with personality! Our favorite over-the-top idea? Add sparkly paint or features like ears or arms for an extra fun garland this Halloween.
Add another layer to your doorstep decor with these Halloween Face Balloons from Mer Mag. Whether you’re including another pumpkin face or a wicked witch and white ghost, this DIY is the perfect way to add additional elements that aren’t too spooky for trick-or-treaters.
Add some extra sparkle to your next party or play date with dash of fairy dust and a little magic! Whether they’re engaged in dress-up or ready for a whimsical celebration, we’ve fallen for all things fairy-inspired this season.
One of our favorite ways to add a touch of magic to a day of play is with fairy-inspired outfits, accessories and toys. Here are a few of our favorite picks:
Silver/Lavender Tutu Skirt
Mini Me Doll Outfit
Ready to sprinkle some more magic into the season? RSVP for the Very Fairy Tea Party at your local store where your little one can create their own magical fairy wand! Visit our Store Events page to learn more.
We’re counting down the days for next week’s costume-filled festivities and couldn’t help but share the adorable photos captured by Monika Hibbs. This little wild thing looks like he’s having quite the rumpus in this plush Halloween costume!