Friday, February 20, 2015

Host An Oscar Party At Home!

The 87th Academy Awards are Sunday night -- a good excuse to dress up, have a party and celebrate! 

Rather than bothering with h'ors d'oeuvres or a fancy dinner, why not host an easy and elegant drinks and dessert party instead.

Here are some tips to make your soiree an award-winning event:

Keep with a classic black/white/gold color palette. Find gold stars at a party store and hang them from the ceiling, accented with gold serpentine and black balloons. Red accents and desserts to pay tribute to the “red carpet.” 
Make easy desserts or buy some from your favorite bakery. 

Here's what is on our dessert table:

Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting
Double Chocolate, Chocolate Brownies
Red Velvet Mini Stacked Cakes
Strawberries Dipped in White Candy Melts 

For trophy cups: Malt balls, dark chocolate covered almonds, and white chocolate dipped pretzels.

Fresh flowers are a party staple - colorful and pretty!

Cute cupcake toppers & themed-colored straws can make it extra festive!

Oscar Ballots are perfect for guessing who you think will win. Make your choices before the show starts and grade your Ballot as the show goes on. When the Oscars are over, just count to see who had the most right for the win! Award a small prize for the person who gets the most answers right, or collect a small donation from each guest and give away the pot!

These fun, free printable Oscar Ballots are from Sugar and CharmDownload 2015 Oscar Ballots HERE.

And since you'll need to toast the victors, get some prosecco, champagne or your favorite spritzer.


Monday, February 2, 2015

How To Host A Galentine's Day Party!


Made famous by Leslie Knope of Parks And Recreation, celebrate Galentine's Day with your bestest lady friends on February 13. Since it falls on Friday this year, host a special evening with your girlfriends.

Whether you are married ladies or single and loving it, your gal pals are your support system so get together and celebrate girl power at its best.  Here are a few ways to celebrate a girls' night in.

Get the party started with lovely invitations; Ephemera's featured on 100 Layer Cake are a great way to start.

Set the party space by making this lovely and super simple XOXO painted tablecloth from Walk In Love.

Another lovely DIY, Hank &  Hunt's floating heart backdrop is perfect for group shots or hanging over a table.

I always have a craft at my parties, even for my grown-ups! Being creative is a perfect way to break the ice, especially if you have a mixed group who don't know each other.   I love this card-making table from The Glitter Guide...set out paper, markers, tape and stickers and let the creativity flow.

Have a few laughs and flirty fun with Rosanna's Vice Dice.

Sweets are a must...this lovely set up from 3 Little Picks showcases how to use Rosanna's Large Decor Bon Bon Footed Round Pedestals for pretty treats.

Another fabulous idea, serve gorgeous and homemade Fruity Dessert Pizzas from Peaches, Please.

Don't forget the libations...check out my 10 Ways To Style A Bar Cart for great tips for setting up a cocktails area.  For the non-drinkers, dress up drink bottles with easy-to-make origami hearts and paper straws.

A sweet printables from The TomKat Studio tied to nail polish bottles.

How do you celebrate with your girlfriends?

Dawn Smith
Creative Director
Not Just A Mommy (Guest Blogger)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Stylish Super Bowl Party Tips

Our guest blogger, Dawn Smith, Creative Director of Not Just A Mommy, has put together these fun party tips for us on creating a Stylish Super Bowl Party!  However you celebrate, we hope you enjoy the big game -- and Go Hawks! 

Here in Seattle, we are still in shock and awe over our Seahawks' amazing victory in last Sunday's game, putting us on the road to the Super Bowl! If you are rooting your team onto victory by hosting a Super Bowl party, here are a few stylish tips that are fabulous yet won't offend your menfolk...mix and match to your heart's content.

Lighten your workload and feed your game day crowd by inviting a few friends to bring their favorite chili recipes. Set up a chili bar complete with all the fixings and serve in Rosanna's aptly named Comfort Food Bowls.

Don't just set out bags of snacks and cans of nuts; class up the joint and serve your finger foods in Luxe Moderne trophy bowls.

Cover your table or counter with black butcher paper or chalkboard paper, and write in chalk to mimic a playboard.

Toy trophies are easily found at party supply store; turn them into fabulous place cards and food labels with Glitter Guide.

Frog Prince Paperie's very clever DIY football centerpiece repurposes many items you may already have around your home.

As if your guests weren't engaged enough during game-watching, download free bingo cards from Better Homes & Gardens to keep them on their toes.

Make and fill Super Bowl cascarones from Camille Styles with confetti, raffle tickets or game-day fortunes.

Dawn Smith
Creative Director

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Simple Ideas for Updating Your Living Spaces in 2015

After months of celebrating back to back holidays from Halloween to New Year's, doing loads of shopping, visiting family and friends, and entertaining, it's nice to get back to the routine of everyday life.  The new year always seems to bring a need for change, especially around the home.

But, if you don't have the time or resources for major overhauls like purchasing new furniture, small changes can create a big impact.

Here are some easy ways  to update your living spaces in 2015 with Rosanna collection pieces.

Kitchen counter tops and shelves are valuable real estate; our Stockholm canisters are an excellent accent to a contemporary kitchen or a fabulous way to breathe new life into your kitchen.

For a more rustic feel, our American Orchard collection, with authentic produce crate labels on porcelain, can create striking art for kitchen or pantry walls.

Instead of tossing personal items into bathroom drawers, display them in Alhambra canisters. With its Moorish architectural flourishes combined with 60's revival style, they will provides lovely pops of color in your space. 

The Belle Boudoir Volnay tray on a bedside table or bathroom counter makes a fabulous catch all tray for jewelry, loose change and more.

It's the small, one-of-a-kind details that make your visiting guests feel extra special  We love how Waiting On Martha put together a gorgeous welcome tray with a 'house' cocktail featuring our Luxe Moderne double old fashioned glasses.  Have your own version waiting in your guest room for the VIP treatment.

Create a playful statement in your child's bedroom or play area with Vintage Postcard trays.

How do you plan on updating your living spaces? Leave us a comment, we would love to hear about it.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

We Can Still Get Your Gifts There By Christmas! Plus Get Even Bigger Savings!

A Glitter & Gold New Year's Eve Cocktail Party

2014 is coming to a close and it's time for reflection and excitement for the future. If you are hosting a New Year's Eve soiree, our La Cité and Luxe Moderne collections are the perfect mix of old-fashioned cocktail glamour and modern sophistication that celebrates the passing of the old year and celebrating the new.

Welcome guests with a fabulous beverage like a pomegranate-champagne punch served in La Cité double old fashioned glasses and easy hors d'oeuvres presented in nesting catchall trays.  Cheese, fruit and crackers are a timeless classic; step up your game with these helpful tips.

These beautiful napkins are a simple DIY from Freutcake and make a lovely addition to your cocktail area.

Perfect for setting nuts, olives and candies throughout your party space, our Luxe Moderne small trophy bowl's elegant and playful shape works with any decor style. Our Hexagonal Tray's sleek look is the perfect compliment...I fell in love with it and just ordered my own.

Sugar Hero's Disco Truffles are a fabulous touch of sparkly for your New Year's Eve spread and are so easy to make.

Invite guests to share their resolutions, well-wishes and goals for the New Year on a simple butcher paper backdrop via the Hostess Blog.

Cheers to 2015!

Dawn Smith
Creative Director

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Last Minute Gifts!

There’s still time to snag that perfect gift! Shop our Sale section for new additions that will bring a smile to everyone on your list. 

And you still have until tomorrow 12/17 at 10 am PST to get an EXTRA 25% off these and other products site-wide plus free shipping on orders $100 or more. Use code: Jingle25 at checkout.

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Please let us know if we can help make your last-minute shopping a breeze! Call us at 1-866-ROSANNA.