About Holly @ Paisley Petal Events

Holly is a wife and mom to three, who lives in Utah. She is a professional event planner, who blogs regularly about party ideas and entertaining at Paisley Petal Events.

Cost Plus World Market Instagram Contest

Cost Plus World Market Instagram contest

We're thrilled to welcome Cost Plus World Market to Snap once again. They've been a great supporter of our event and are great to work with! If you'll be attending Snap, be sure to visit the Cost Plus World Market booth and take a 'photo op' on their tricked out, authentic Rickshaw for a chance to win one of (30) $100 World Market gift cards. How fun is that?! Be prepared, here's what you'll need to do to enter: 1. Follow @WorldMarket on Instagram 2. Visit the Cost Plus World Market booth and snap a photo of yourself in their rickshaw 3. Upload your photo on Instagram and include … [Read more...]

Celebrating R&R Workshop’s Blogiversary with a Giveaway!

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We love to celebrate the success of our community. We were in awe when Stephanie announced her amazing birthday box charity - The Confetti Foundation. We loved when Jen announced a new line of products that will debut in April. And, we've been thrilled to see so many of you in magazines and on tv. It just doesn't get any better! Today we're happy to be sharing in the one year anniversary of Rachel's blog, R&R Workshop. To celebrate, we're  joining with these fabulous bloggers . . . for a fun GIVEAWAY!!! 1// $30 Gift Card to Poppy Seed Projects  2// … [Read more...]

Easy Classroom Birthday Treats

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Do you ever struggle with what to bring to school as a little treat for your child's birthday? If so, I've got you covered because today I'm sharing some easy classroom birthday treats with you! My daughter recently had a birthday and I wanted to bring a little treat to school that would be easy for the teacher to hand out and wouldn't make a mess in the classroom so I made these easy cupcake birthday treats. I started with some store bought cupcakes because our school doesn't allow homemade treats. Then I added the cute cupcake toppers to each of them. Next place your cupcakes into clear 9 … [Read more...]

Mini Necktie Bunting

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My middle child Logan recently turned eight and was baptized a member of our church.  We had a little get-together with our family afterwards. It wasn't quite lunch time so I decided a light brunch would be fun. I chose a blue and aqua color scheme for the food table. One of Logan's favorite things is chocolate donuts so at the center of the table I created a donut cake and embellished it with a mini necktie bunting. I wanted to share how I made this cute little bunting - you could use it for a little man birthday party or any boy themed party, really. You only need a couple of things to … [Read more...]

How To Make Pretty Paper Medallions

How to make pretty paper medallions

I just recently made these pretty paper medallions and used them for a couple of parties I was helping with - a bridal shower and a birthday party. I wanted to share how to make paper medallions with you because 1. they're super cute, 2. they're super easy, and 3. they're super cheap but make a great impact at any event! Supplies 2 pieces of 12x12 cardstock per medallion Decorative edge paper punch Ribbon Coordinating paper (for center circle) Glue gun Scoring board (optional) Instructions 1. Cut each piece of your 12x12 cardstock in half 2. To make 4 pieces of … [Read more...]

Party Trend – Tissue Tassels

Party Trend: Tissue Tassels

Tissue tassels and garlands have been on the party scene for a few years now, but they continue to be a popular party accessory. Confetti System has been credited with the original tissue tassel design and now you can buy tissue tassel garlands from many shops on Etsy, but if that's not in your budget, the good news is that they're quite easy to make! There are many online tutorials if you want to try making one yourself for your next event. I've gathered a few traditional and some unique ways to use tissue tassels to dress up your party. Kori at Paper and Pigtails used tissue tassel … [Read more...]

Super Bowl Party Appetizer – Red Velvet Cheese Ball

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The Super Bowl is coming up in less than three weeks. It's Sunday, February 3rd, to be exact. Whether you're hosting the big game at your house or watching it somewhere else, finger foods and appetizers are usually the main attraction (besides the commercials, of course!), so I thought I'd share a yummy Super Bowl party appetizer for you to try. For New Year's Eve we went to a friend's house and I made a delicious red velvet cheese ball that you may have seen on Pinterest. It was a huge hit with everyone, so I thought I'd make a variation for the Super Bowl party or any football party—a … [Read more...]

Handmade Gift Wrap Ideas

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One of the things I love most about Christmas is the presents - not necessarily receiving presents, but I like to choose just the right gift for each person and then wrap it up beautifully! I enjoy picking out pretty paper, finding colorful matching ribbon, adding the perfect gift tag and embellishments to the gift. Today I wanted to share some fun handmade gift wrap ideas using simple kraft boxes, making those special gifts even more beautiful! For this gift wrapping idea, my two secret weapons included a large pencil that I found at my trusty 'ol Walmart and some gold ink. (P.S. … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Glitter Dipped Pumpkin Place Card Holders

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You may have noticed the fun, new paint-dipped trend appearing everywhere recently, from furniture to utensils, vases, bags and pretty much anything else you can think of... I came across these bright color-dipped pumpkins from Sweet C's Designs which became the inspiration for my glitter-dipped pumpkin place card holders for Thanksgiving. I love to use place cards at parties and especially for special occasions such as Thanksgiving and Christmas since you usually have large family gatherings for these holidays. My kids always enjoy looking for their name at the table. Typically I just … [Read more...]

DIY Halloween Costume Awards

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Halloween is only about two weeks away, so it's time to start planning those spooky Halloween parties if you haven't done so already! And what's a Halloween party without a costume contest, right?! I came up with a couple of easy, DIY Halloween costume awards. I promise these handmade badges are way cooler than the ones you can buy at the party supply store. Plus, they don't take much time to make, and you probably even have all the supplies just lying around your house. DIY Halloween Costume Awards Supplies card stock ribbon crepe paper washi tape a glue gun 2"-2.5" circle … [Read more...]