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Easy DIY Halloween Party Favors

There are so many cute Halloween party favor ideas floating about the web, like the witch's broom goodie bags for example, though they do require some DIY experience. These tin-tie bakery bags are the perfect size for a Halloween goodie bag, and they require no crafting skills. I love howthe favor bags I made them with are cute enough for kids but still nice enough for the grown-ups as well. All you need are the bakery bags, ribbon, and 3D Halloween stickers from the craft store. You can use the smaller bag pictured above or a larger bakery bag with a window display. I like to fill the larger ones with treats to give out as holiday presents to neighbors and teachers.



Simply fill the bags with a Halloween treat (homemade or store-bought), close them up and tie them off with ribbon, then affix a sticker to each bag. These are food-grade bags, so they're perfect to fill with homemade fall treats like popcorn, kettle corn, or Halloween chocolates. Try my DIY gourmet popcorn

The Trendiest Dresses to Wear to a Spring/ Summer Wedding


1. Something Flouncy - The fit and flare dress trend is still going strong for 2014. A fit and flair dress with ruffles or flouncing in the skirt adds such a feminine touch to any cocktail dress. It's also a great style for a daytime outdoor wedding; it looks dressy but has that easy breezy look about it. I love the knee-length cocktail dresses above, because they can be cocktail dressy with the right accessories, yet I could also see myself wearing one with flats on a Saturday of shopping or brunch. It's important to get a lot of use out of a pricey cocktail dress.

The draped maxi dress is perfect for attending a formal summer wedding. In fact, it would be a beautiful spring or summer bridesmaid dress if all the bridesmaids are wearing matching dresses. Printed bridesmaid dresses are a new wedding style trend that I think will grow in the next few years.

Pictured Above (left to right): JS Collection Women's Draped Print Gown with Beaded Belt, $340, $102.00 //  Julie Dillon Women's Sleeveless Dress With Tiered Skirt, $187.00, $48.97 - $133.97  //  Nanette Lepore Women's Catch A Mate Ponte Short Sleeve V-Neck Fit Flare Dress, $278.00, $83.40  //  Anne Klein Women's Assymetrical Flounce Fit and Flare Dress, $129, $49.27 (only 1 left)

2. Something Striped - Stripes are always a big pattern trend for spring, mostly due to the nod to nautical. For 2014 a top dress trend is bold stripes and yet again color blocking. To get a bold striped dress for a more dressy occasion like a wedding, go for something in either softer colors, or pair the traditional nautical stripes with a punch of color. The fabric makes a big difference as well. Something in a shiny taffeta or a chiffon lends itself to a more dressy occasion. For a nautical outdoor wedding in which the bridesmaids are completely matching, one of the taffeta striped dresses pictured above would actually make great bridesmaid dresses. Here is a gorgeous example of some matching striped bridesmaid dresses.

Pictured Above (left to right): Ivy & Blu Women's Short-Sleeve Striped Sheath Dress, $158, $101.60 (only 1 left)  //  Eliza J Women's Stripe Tank Dress with Waist Band, $138 (no longer available - SIMILAR DRESS HERE > )  //  Ivy & Blu Women's Stripe Dress With Neckline Detail, $168.00, $61.24  //  Adrianna Papell Women's Stripe-Chiffon Pleated Dress, $180 (similar dress available here)


3. Something Floral - Spring is of course always a time for floral prints, so a feminine flowy dress in a floral print is perfect to wear to a spring wedding. I mentioned the option of using the striped dresses above as matching bridesmaid dresses, and it's the same way with the florals. Matching printed bridesmaid dresses is a quickly emerging wedding trend for 2014, and really what could be better for a Spring wedding than florals? I'm even seeing a lot of vintage-inspired weddings feature bridesmaids in a matching floral print in several different colors. Here are some beautiful examples of floral print bridesmaid dresses. If you're simply attending a spring wedding, a floral print summer dress is a great buy, as you can wear it over and over for any number of events, and you can easily dress it up or down. It's also a great investment piece since florals are always in. 

Pictured Above (left to right):  Ali Ro Women's Short Sleeve Blouson Dress, $328, $98.40  //  Adrianna Papell Women's Strapless Tea-Length Dress, $200  //  Donna Morgan Women's Sleeveless Printed Belted Dress, $173.80  //  Eliza J Women's Sleeveless Fit and Flare Maxi Dress, $168.99 (currently unavailable - SIMILAR DRESS HERE > )


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  1. There's a whole lot of colour there!

    Can't get away with a goth-emo look at a wedding?

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  2. I suggest you also conduct a taste-test. It's one of the yummiest parts of your wedding preparations, plus you're making your guests are getting only the best. Your groom-to-be's going to love this too!

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