Wow, is it Friday already? This week has definitely sped by lightning fast. Looking forward to a enjoyable and relaxing weekend and wishing the same for you too! I think I might just carve out some time to give those cotton candy mousse cups a try.
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For all of you oyster lovers out there! A self- serve bar!
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Did you think that pumpkins are your only Halloween carving option?!
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Such extravagant embellishments in this black and gold Victorian cake!
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Love the concept of flower petals in the background of a glass or acrylic menu.
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This cotton candy mousse is true heaven!
 
 
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Inspirational Photo: studioimpressions.com.au 1-3: michaels.com
I was admiring different tablescapes on Pinterest this morning and stumbled upon this breathtaking floral dome centerpiece. This inspiring floral decor idea is definitely something I have to share with you as you can design it yourself using just 3 materials from your local craft store!  If you are only able to find a glass dome without a knob, visit your local hardware store to choose a cabinet knob that you can superglue to your dome. 

1. Carefully trim the brick so it fits inside the glass dome vertically with a few inches of space in-between for the flowers to rest. 
     Tip: Use cylinder shaped foam so the rounded edges are easier to work with when applying the flowers.  

2. If you are not using fresh flowers, skip this step. If you plan on using fresh flowers, submerge the brick into a bucket of water until it is soft and water leaks out under a gentle touch. 
     Tip: Add a drop or two of bleach to the water to help keep the bacteria to a minimum.

3. Remove the thorns and leaves from each flower stem. Trim each stem diagonally to the appropriate length leaving about an inch to be inserted into the foam. 
     Tip: Weaker stems may require floral picks or wire to be attached.

4. After you have planned out your desired design, carefully insert each stem one by one into the foam brick until the brick itself is no longer visible. Periodically cover the design with the glass dome to ensure that everything is fitting proportionally and adjust as necessary. 

5. Cover your floral design with the glass dome and it is ready to display! 
 
 
If you are looking for a fun or maybe an easier alternative to carving pumpkins this year, try one of these 7 different methods to decorate. You will be surprised at just how many creative ways there are to style up a pumpkin!
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Love the use of gold doilies here. Try experimenting with different colors for varied looks. (17apart.com)
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Use sharpie markers to draw different designs like these adorable owls! (lilblueboo.com)
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These black lace veiled pumpkins give off a spooktacular sense of elegance! (Quentin Bacon via countryliving.com)
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It can't get any more simple than studded and rhinestone appliqued pumpkins! (smallshopstudio.com)
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I love the idea of gluing festive buttons to the pumpkin and topping it off with a big fabric bow. (mom4real.com)
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Fall pumpkins don't have to be spooky or of the black/orange combination. Take this seaside themed pumpkin for example! (craftsbycourtney.com)
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Here is a fun embellishment idea. Craft cardstock into small flower buds and glue to the pumpkin in a flowing arrangement. (babylovingmama.com)
 
 
Halloween is fast approaching, so this week we honor the holiday with 5 festive pins that appeal to the taste buds. I really want to give those spider cookies a try. They are so simple to make! Which one(s) will you make this year?
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The kids will love this after a long night trick-or-treating!
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Spider Infested Chocolate Chip Cookies - so easy!
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These Jack O Lantern Stuffed peppers double as a centerpiece and a yummy party dip!
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These Halloween character fruit kabob treats are a healthy snack amidst all of the candy!
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Candy corn push-up pops; probably a better idea for those of us who live in warmer climates!
 
 
Trying to think of some other ways to celebrate Halloween with the kids in addition to trick-or-treating? There are so many crafts and activities that you can do together up until the bags are ready to be filled with candy! I have compiled 7 of my favorite ideas that can be shared with children of all ages - some even for the the very little ones out there! Click the images to view more information and available tutorials. 
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While we can't stop the kids from growing up, we can imprint the memories with fun activities they can take part in like these adorable footprint ghosts. (craftymorning.com)
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This one is for all of the little decorators out there. Construction paper, markers, scissors, and a split-pin are the tools you will need to make these cute 3-D jack-o-lanterns. (nurturestore.co.uk)
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Let the kids help with lunch. They will enjoy making fun jack-o-lantern faces on the cheese with small cookie cutters. (bhg.com)
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Tin-can bowling with two activities in one! The kids can help decorate the tin cans and then they get to play the game after the crafting is done. (blog.partydelights.co.uk)
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I love this game! The napkin-covered cups are a fun alternative to balloons and every player is a winner of either a fun trick or a yummy treat! (projectdenneler.com)
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They can make their favorite Halloween character or all three! Hang them up around the house afterwards for some festive decor! (simpleasthatblog.com)
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This sensory station is a fun activity for children of all ages. The wee ones will have fun exploring all of the different textures. For the older kids, use a blindfold and see if they can guess the different items in the bucket. (plainvanillamom.com)
 
 
While the cooler weather does take awhile to get down to us here in the South, all of the other symbols of Fall are still upon us. I took my daughter to the park this afternoon and saw one of the beautiful signs of the season on the surrounding maple trees. The leaves changing from green to various shades of orange and red inspired me to create this board for you. Enjoy!
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Columns Left To Right: sweetopia.com, snapri.com, garnethill.com, dreamywhites.blogspot.com, sparkandchemistry.com, wilton.com, adorroimpressions.com, crownroyal.com
 
 
I came across an astronomical amount of inspiring ideas on Pinterest this week. Our top five trending pins feature hanging floral bottle decor and a fun way to dress up an ordinary tablecloth!
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Parisian Coco Chanel inspired tablescape. Love the blending of pink and black and the macaroons in the mini birdcages!
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Perfect dress for the rehearsal dinner or morning after brunch!
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Love how the linens are delicately weaved through the chairs and topped with those charming signs!
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Dress up your tablecloth with ribbon garland in your party color and themed patterns!
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These hanging floral filled glass bottles create a colorful ambiance in the air!
 
 
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This blog post goes out to all of you holiday shoppers who like to plan early! Make gift giving a cinch this year with our exclusive handcrafted Christmas keepsake writings filled ornament. I have incorporated wedding invitations, announcements, vows, sheet music, memorable song lyrics, and several other unique keepsake writings.

The 2014 edition features shimmer details, burlap, and a touch of red sparkle!  

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The ornament is neatly packaged in a lovely keepsake box with our signature blue lace bow ready for gifting! 

Quantities are limited, so beat the holiday rush and visit our Blue Lace Boutique Shop today to place your order for this uniquely personalized holiday gift!

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I am so thrilled to be back sharing inspiration with all of our readers! Today, I have a special feature for all of those Vintage brides out there. Naomi Neoh is a London based wedding gown designer whose work is inspired by the classic elegance of vintage Hollywood. Her 2015 Iconic Collection was designed with all of the romance and glamour of vintage stars in mind. Think Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, and Lana Turner- the lovely leading ladies of their era! 

The gowns in this collection feature finely tailored bodices, full skirts, and optional jackets that set the tone for the gracefulness of vintage Hollywood. But, we also see hints of modern flair from convenient hidden pockets to enchanting open lace backs. Take a look at my top picks from the collection so you can see for yourself just how charming these vintage-inspired gowns truly are!

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Vivien With Leigh Jacket (www.naomineoh.com)
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Rosalind (www.naomineoh.com)
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Marilyn (www.naomineoh.com)
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Constance (www.naomineoh.com)
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Heidi (www.naomineoh.com)
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Lana (www.naomineoh.com)
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Frieda Without Sleeves (www.naomineoh.com)
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Claudette (www.naomineoh.com)
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Loretta With Garbo Jacket (www.naomineoh.com)
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Ava With Gardner Wrap Jacket (www.naomineoh.com)
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Audrey With Hepburn Jacket (www.naomineoh.com)
 
 
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It has been awhile since my last blog post, but I promise that I haven't forgotten about all of The Uncommon Event's fans. I have been extra busy designing some exclusive product additions to our Blue Lace Boutique bridal line just for you! 

Today marks the debut of our brand new lace ribbon cake pulls! The set still includes our standard 6 sterling silver charms, attached to soft ivory lace ribbons. This is the perfect set for those of you who are looking to achieve a touch of vintage elegance! 

Not familiar with our Wedding Cake Pull Ribbon products? "Ribbon Pulling" is a classic Southern tradition growing in popularity as a unique addition to any wedding. Visit the Blue Lace Boutique for more information about the tradition as well as more pictures of our new Lace Ribbon Cake Pull set! 

Interested in specific charm styles or need more than the standard set of 6 cake pulls? Review the available charm styles in the last photo of our product listings and then Contact Us with your choices for complete pricing information.