Entries Tagged as 'Birthday'

Twisted Tissue Garland {DIY}

Friday, August 9, 2013

I wanted to make some quick and easy garland in a mint color for Colleen’s birthday game night and I remembered a garland that Colleen had made previously that used crepe streamers.  The only problem was that I couldn’t find any crepe streamers in a minty color in any of my usual haunts and I had no time to wait for them to be delivered.  So I improvised by buying a couple packs of lovely mint tissue paper from Hobby Lobby confident that I would be able to make something work.  I am actually pretty happy with the way it turned out and liked how the slightly imperfect nature of the twisted tissue contrasted with the neat little circle garland that I had on hand.

Twisted Tissue Garland DIY close| Two Delighted

What you’ll need:

- a few packs of tissue in the color of your choice

- scissors

- white covered floral wire or something else similar to connect your links

What you’ll do:

Twisted tissue garland 1 | Two Delighted copy

1.  Cut strips of tissue about 4″ or so in width.  I made this faster by leaving the tissue stacked and cutting lots of sheets at the same time.

Twisted tissue garland diy 2 | Two Delighted copy

2. Leaving about a half an inch to an inch on either end, twist the tissue into little circles.  Holding your thumb on the tissue in the middle of the circle helps them to form.  Work down the length of your tissue.

Twisted tissue garland diy 3 | Two Delighted copy

3.  Finish by using a small length of the floral wire to attach each link of the garland together.  The links are rather small but it actually doesn’t take very long at all to make a long garland with your links.

Twisted Tissue Garland DIY long | Two Delighted

Twisted tissue garland close | Two Delighted

Just a quick, cheap and versatile little garland idea if you are looking for a festive touch for your next party.  Or maybe just your life.  This garland is still up at my house and let’s face facts…there is no telling when it will be coming down.

Happy Friday everyone!  Hope y’all have an awesome weekend!



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Birthday Game Night and Technical Issues

Monday, August 5, 2013

Last week, I decided to throw together a super last minute mini birthday celebration for Colleen in the form of a game night.  Corey took her to Charleston the weekend before for her real birthday celebration but I thought it might be nice to do something little anyways.  Since I had around 3 days to plan, I didn’t have time to do any extravagant decorations but a few simple things did the trick and made the evening a little more festive.

Funfetti Whoopie Pies 2 | Two Delighted

Colleen game night balloons | Two Delighted

 I figured we would be hanging outside so I strung my big tree with bistro lights and hung mint colored balloons all around it.

Colleen game night garland | Two Delighted

 I made a mint green garland with tissue paper that was a breeze.  I used some circle garland I had from another event along with it to add some interest and strung them from my curtain rod.  I will do a little diy on the garland later this week.

Funfetti Whoopie Pies close| Two Delighted

I made funfetti whoopie pies and they were also a piece of cake to bake as well as being a crowd pleaser.  Here is the recipe I used.  If those don’t look like a birthday, I don’t know what does.

Colleen game night candles |Two Delighted

Colleen game night cait| Two Delighted

Pictionary in front of our birthday tree.  I loved Pictionary despite being truly awful at it.

Colleen game night ballons 2-2 | Two Delighted

All in all, it was a birthday success!

Also, I wanted to apologize to any of you who were unable to get on our website on Friday.  Our server (bluehost) has been screwing up big time and was down for most of the day Friday.  Anyone have a suggestion for a better server?  We are thinking about making a switch.

PS.  You guys have two more days to enter our Bags&Totes giveaway if you haven’t yet!  Make sure you go here to enter!


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Happy 27th Birthday Colleen!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Today is a pretty special person’s birthday.  My very favorite person, really.  Her name is Colleen and she is my sister.  You may be familiar with her.  Last year on her birthday, I bragged about how awesome she is.  I could do the same thing this year because I am pretty sure she just keeps getting better every year.  She is pretty much the best person I know.  But since they say a picture is worth a thousand words, I decided I will just show you guys some pictures that remind me of her for one reason or another.  They are pretty cause she is the prettiest.

Colleen birthday hair

colleen birthday polka-dot-tights

colleen birthday tree

colleen birthday pica

Colleen birthday cameras

colleen birthday twinkle lights

colleen birthday coffee

Colleen birthday charleston

Colleen birthday water

colleen birthday sisters

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Happy 27th birthday to my dear Bean!  I love you very much indeed and hope you have a wonderful day.


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