Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
MistyStix Create Foggy Beverages:
Add pizzaz to your beverage service with MistyStix, swizzle sticks loaded with pellets of dry ice that cause the beverage to emit swirls of smokey fog.
MistyStix come in a large assortment of shapes and colors, allowing you to coordinate with the beverage and décor theme. Of course, beverage staff will need to be trained to handle the dry ice safely since it’s extremely cold. One pound of dry ice pellets can make about 100 Mistystix. It’s important to have the dry ice delivered as close as possible to the time of the event.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Beautiful Brooch Bouquets for Brides:
Although brides around the world are sure to copy Kate Middleton’s simply-styled wedding bouquet, others are stepping away from the traditional floral arrangement and using beautifully arranged vintage brooches and jewelry for their bridal bouquets.
Some brides choose to use family jewelry; others trek to antique or pawn shops to select their treasures. Some brooch bouquet artists will even find the jewelry for the bride.
The nice thing about brooch bouquets is that they can become heirlooms or be displayed long after the event. Or, the bride can choose to give the brooches as keepsakes to their family or bridesmaids.
Brooches are available in a wide variety of shapes and colors, from rhinestone bling to scatter pins that women used to pin to their sweaters, and flower pins. Dragonfly brooches are another popular style.
Brooch bouquets designed by Amanda Heer of Fantasy Floral Designs, www.broochbouquets.com