Snowflakes & plaid party!


Wanted to share with you all some pictures of a fun party I threw a few weeks ago.  The theme was snowflakes & plaids.  Well..... just because I'm smitten with them both!  I decided to invite some girlfriends over for a fun afternoon of tasty food, great conversations & throw an activity to into the mix.  It's always fun to get together & sometimes you just have to create a reason to visit, especially during wintertime that can seem to drag on & on.

It's always exciting to receive an invitation isn't it?  I think so, so I gave everyone a cute invite with a wooden snowflake attached,  just to set the tone for the day.  Everyone was asked to bring a few magazines they like to thumb through, read & inspire them & also a snack to share.
Of coarse when you ever throw a get together you have to set the stage for something special!  Again going with the plaid & snowflake theme I just grabbed everything I had & tied it all together. Love how it looked to welcome everyone in for the afternoon.  Pops of color, plaid & glitter of coarse. 


-These bar stool slip covers just are so charming! Grateful for talented friends who know how to sew & do it well. These were custom made for me by @lemonystitch Find her over on Instagram. Still trying to improve their functionality though, super cute but also super slippery.  Any thoughts on how to make them stick better to my stools & stay put?  Comments
 suggestions welcome. -

Fun to get grab all sorts of snowflakes- big, small, glittery, glass, wood you name it & set them out on display.  Sprinkled fake snow around them & even nestled a few in jars with glittered snowballs for a wintery touch.  I've said it once & all say it again collections come in handy all the time!  Pays off to collect- vintage thermos, bottle brush trees & snowflakes.  This whole set up- didn't buy a thing! Just went into the storage room, holiday bins & shopped what I had. 

-Ok, I guess I did buy this wooden plaid snowflake but I just had to when I saw it- was just too perfect with my party theme.  You can purchase one for yourself at details2enjoy.com.  Tell them the honeybee sent you! - 

 More snowflakes stacked & tucked into place with a sprinkling of fresh fallen fake snow & glittered snowballs thrown in.

Whenever I throw a shin dig or get together you bet there will be garlands & this one is just down right perfect.  Love all the mismatched plaids, colors & prints.  Definitely says winter & emulates coziness & that's exactly what I wanted. 
-Plaid Garland: @lemonystitch hung up some snowflake ornaments too from the white felt ball garland- just for a little extra something-
Since I love snowflakes so much & enjoy having a collection of my own I wanted to give my friends something to start their collection off or maybe that they could add or simply put on display as a reminder of a wonderful afternoon.  At each place setting there was a snowflake tucked into a little plaid draw string back.  Each snowflake was different, unique & one of a kind.  Just like each one of my friends! 

The activity portion of the day begin after lunch! {posting recipes later, so come back} Time to get creative & have some FuN! Everyone grabbed their magazines that they had brought with them.  I've talked about how much I LOVE & look forward to creating a visual collage board every year.  You can read more, HERE & HERE about it.  It really is such a learning activity & a great way to interact with family or friends & in the end walk away with something meaningful & special to specifically you. 
-My totally awesome friend Erika!  Isn't she the cutest, just comfy on the couch looking through magazine pages.  She even cut her ski day short to come because she didn't want to miss out.  I LOVED that!  We even had 6 inches of fresh powder the night before, so that's saying something- thanks friend. -

 Really simple!  Start by looking through magazines & ripping out ANYTHING that jumps out at you, attracts your eye or tugs at your heart.  DO NOT question why just rip out the page.  It would be because of the picture, the colors on the page, a letter, saying or even a number.  Just rip, tear & even share with your friends.  I loved doing this with my friends because we should pass a page to someone because it reminded us of them or show them something they would like & even swap magazines that we had brought with friends.  So much FUN!

Once you've looked through all the magazines you want too, have a pretty good stack of pages, then you go back through all the ripped pages & cut out specifically the thing that you like on that page.  Cut it down to size & discard the rest of the page.  Once you have everything cut out, get a piece of paper- any size you like & lay out all your pictures onto the page, when it is how you like it, grab a glue stick & start glueing. 

There is no set time limit to this activity.  It can {& has} taken most of the day before if you want it too or if your friends have to leave they have started it & can finish on their own.  No rules, just create.  Later that night it was so awesome to receive texts from my girlfriends showing me there finished collages.  I could see each one of their personalities, interests & likes in every collage.  

                                                     Such a wonderful thing to look at & start off the new year right with such an inspiring thing to look at & reflect on.  Collages can go ANYWHERE!  Hang in in your closet, put it up on the magnet board, frame it & display as a piece of art, put it in the cover of a 
binder whatever works for you & where you're sure to see it & be inspired. 

I hope each one of my friends realized how amazing & unique they are & that they felt special during our fun afternoon of snowflakes & plaids.   Speaking of that there will be a FREE printable talking about just that on the blog tomorrow so be sure to come back.  



Caytie said...

Thank you so much for sharing this! I am throwing a birthday party with plaid, woodland animals, and snowflakes for my 1 year old. Now I am inspired to have a girl's night after! :)

Honeybee said...

Caytie what a great idea. Thanks for commenting, happy ! to your little one. Have fun!

Heidi German said...

Melissa, there is something called carpet tape that you can buy at Home Depot. It is SUPER sticky double-sided tape. I have used it to tape cardstock around paint cans before. Wonder if it would work on your stools but still be removable from the stool & fabric?

curtis03 Lewis said...

Hey, I really liked your plaid party! I am so pleased to see these party pictures. Your decoration is truly stunning. MY sister also threw a fun party on her 1st anniversary at a popular LA venue. She used a funky theme for this party and we had great time there!