Spring Party Trend :: It’s a Fiesta!

I think most of us are finally getting to experience the gorgeous spring weather! It’s about time, right? This time of year is a fabulous time for any type of celebration – baby showers, bridal showers, and lots of birthday parties! A big trend we’ve been seeing recently that works for any of these parties? A fiesta theme! The explosion of bright colors just makes us so happy! Here are a few of the decor trends with this theme we have seen, and they are super easy to DIY!

how to set up your own taco bar1. A Taco Bar. Well first and foremost, what’s a fiesta without tacos?! Wedding Chicks has the details on how to get this “Make Your Own Taco Bar”, complete with a shopping list and all! Who’s hungry?

2. A Colorful Backdrop. Color, color, and more color! We love it! An easy fringe backdrop is perfect for photos, or hang it behind your dessert table to make a statement. Get the look with the super simple tutorial from Brit + Co.

3. Giant Balloons with Tassels. Large balloons with any kind of tassels are huge (no pun intended) right now. This takes it a step further by using a confetti filled balloon with bright fringe tassels, and really just makes you want to celebrate. (Source.)

DIY Tutorial: Colorful Tissue Fringe Garland4. Tissue Fringe Garland. When you picture a Fiesta, you imagine the gorgeous and sometimes intricate papel picado strung overhead. HWTM offers a DIY on how you can achieve a similar look by using fringe garland as an alternative. We love the look of papel picado but are all for a time and money saver, and this works great!

mexican signs to cut out and make for free5. Printable Food Signs. Tent cards work wonderfully as a menu display or even for place cards. Add a colorful detail to your food table by creating your own or utilizing these free printables from Happy Thought

DIY Fringed Napkin Pocket | Sarah Hearts for Confetti Pop6. Fringed Napkin Pocket. It’s all about the details. Dressing up utensils is a creative and easy way to add those special details to your party. And trust me, people notice! Sarah Hearts gives a DIY tutorial on how to get this adorable Fringed Napkin Pocket look for your next Fiesta!

Bright and Cheerful Mexican Fiesta Birthday Party7. Colorful Tableware. This is a must! Straws, plates, napkins – all with lots of beautiful and bold color! Don’t be afraid to mix and match, that’s what makes the Fiesta so great! Use 3 or 4 main colors and spread them throughout. We love the use of color in this party from HWTM!

These parties look like so much fun, I may just have to find an excuse to throw one!

Thinking of hosting your own? Undercover Hostess has you covered for your next celebration! Shop our online store to find these bold and bright Fiesta worthy party supplies!
Fiesta Tableware Inspiration | Undercover Hostess

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New In The Shop :: Party Supplies!

We are excited to finally announce a new addition to our online shop.. party supplies! You may be thinking, “Wait, I thought you already sold party supplies,” – you are right, we did! In Kits. Now we have individual products available for purchase for those times you don’t need an entire Kit. Straws, napkins, candy cups, plates, and so many more pretty little goodies. Here’s just a (small!) sampling of what you can find!

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Or stock up on party essentials like these!

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HAND STAMPED WOODEN UTENSILS
paper straws
PAPER STRAWS
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CUPCAKE WRAPPERS
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DESSERT PLATES

Come see all of our new products and start planning your party! Visit us at www.undercoverhostess.com to start browsing!

Undercover Hostess Shop Launch

Woo hoo! It’s here! We are so excited to share with you our new online shop {www.undercoverhostess.com} and all of our Hostess Kits! We are celebrating this exciting day by offering 20% OFF YOUR FIRST ORDER to the first 100 users that sign up for our email list.  Once you sign up on our website you will receive an email with your promo code. 

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It’s been over a year in the making, and now that it’s here, it just doesn’t seem real! Of course it’s exciting, but a little nerve-wracking too.  Are we ready? What if the website has issues?  What if we are overwhelmed with orders, and it’s too much? What if we don’t have any? Opening day jitters! Regardless of any issues there may be, they pale in comparison to the fact that we are thrilled to be able to share our products and ideas with the rest of the world.  I must say, I am very proud of our hard work this past year and where we are now.  Who knew a small idea about renting out a “party in a box” (as our dad calls it), AKA our Hostess Kits, would grow and turn into an actual company? I spent many, many, weeks, (did I say many weeks?) teaching myself design programs and code to develop the website and printables, and Erin has spent countless hours creating adorable themes and gathering inventory.  And that’s just the fun stuff. We learned all the ins and outs of starting a business.  I can definitely say we have loved every minute of it. Even the times we have worked well past the 24 hour mark, we manage to have a great time.  If we are having this much fun creating the Hostess Kits, it is definitely be a lot more fun using them!   We are very excited to share our unique party planning concept with everyone.  The ability to rent and return coordinating party supplies just may change the way we host parties, and we are thrilled to be a part of it!  We hope you truly adore the Hostess Kits as much as we do!

Of course, we need to include a note of thanks.  We wouldn’t be where we are without all the support from everyone who has helped us make it to this point.  All the advice, research, and feedback has been incredibly helpful, and very much appreciated.  We are lucky to have such wonderful friends!

Now head on over to www.undercoverhostess.com, and check out our site!  Happy Hosting! 

DIY Glitter Champagne Flutes

DIY Glitter champagne flutes
Several months ago, I hosted an ombre pink & gold glitter bachelorette party for my sister – in Vegas.  It was going to be so much fun, I started thinking of how to style it.  I had to keep in mind it was a destination party.  I love her, but not so much that I want to check 5 bags to get all the party decor there.  Of course I’m joking, if I had to I would – but surely there was another way!  Plastic drinkware was the perfect option for stowing in luggage, but it was so blah. What turns blah into sparkly wonderfulness? Glitter! They turned out (and traveled) perfectly.  The girls absolutely adored the pink glitter champagne flutes. They were such a hit that I wanted to share how I made these, and show you how easy it is to do this at home.  Just follow my DIY tutorial below to give your party a special sparkle.

DIY Glitter champagne flutes materials

What you’ll need:
drinkware {I used the plastic cups from party city that come in two parts}
tacky spray
mod podge
glitter
paint brush
paper plates
sealer/finishing spray {optional}

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Directions:

Step one.  Take apart the plastic flute so that it is in two pieces. Spray, spray..and spray, the bottom (or wherever you want the glitter) so it is covered with tacky spray.DIY Glitter champagne flutes materials

Step two.  Lay down a paper plate.  Pour glitter over the bottom piece you just sprayed.  An easy way to do this is to place on finger in the opening of the bottom piece and hold at an angle. You will need to do this several times between the paper plates to fully coat the piece.DIY Glitter champagne flutes materials

Step three.  Now, we wait.  Once you have let the glitter set for a few hours, it’s time for mod podge.  One coat usually does the trick.  This seals the glitter and keeps your guests from having shiny pink hands. If you are pressed for time, you can first spray it with a coat of sealer before applying the mod podge. Then you don’t have to wait a few hours before applying.  Either way, it is important for the glitter to be dry because the paint brush may smear the glitter if it is not, giving it an uneven look. After the mod podge has dried, your bases are complete.  Just insert the top portion back onto the base and your done!

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Step four.  Toast! Fill the glasses with champagne or your drink of choice and get to sipping! Now you have adorable glitter champagne glasses that your guests will surely swoon over!

7 DIY Bridal Shower Favor Ideas We Love

It’s that time of year for all things wedding!  If you are hosting a shower for the bride to be, we have gathered a few of our {favor}ite thank you ideas.   We have you covered no matter what the theme.  Don’t fret – the DIY skill level ranges on these, so there is something for everyone!

1. Cake in a Jar ::  Guests will enjoy this favor to the very last bite.  Get the recipe and instructions from Ruffled Blog.

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2.   Succulents ::  An adorable and affordable gift.  Succulents are easy to care for, all they need is some sun and a little water when they are dry.   Project Wedding gives a step by step for place cards, but just add a thank you tag instead and you are good to go!

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3.  Diamond Donuts :: Two of a girls favorite things.. need I say more? See JoAnn for the printable diamond toppers.

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4.   Glitter Champagne Bottles and Paper Straws :: Glam up the gifts with a unique touch by decorating the mini champagne or wine bottles with glitter. Attach a matching paper straw for a finishing touch.  If you love this look {like we do}, we’ll be posting a tutorial on how we achieved a similar look for the bachlorette party we styled – so keep checking back!

gold glitter champagne favor

5.  Nail Polish :: A gift everyone is sure to use! Pick a color that goes with your theme and pair it with a cute emery board.  Click on over to Katie Noel for the step by step process if you need help.

Essie Favor nail polish

6.   Honey :: You can “spread the love” by passing out this deliciously sweet favor. The Wedding Chicks even provide a free printable template for the Meant to Be tags, how cute!

meant to be honey favor

7.  Chocolate Tasting Favor Jars ::  Mini jars + chocolate = yummy cuteness all around.  Something Turquoise  shows how quick and easy it is to make these mini tasting favors!

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Happy hosting!

Vintage Tea Party Inspiration

We stumbled upon these lovely floral straws, from Emerald + Ella and immediately our minds were imagining and planning the perfect vintage tea party.  Seriously, how cute are they?!

Floral paper strawsOf course, a mason jar paired with the floral straw is needed for the cocktails.

Mason jar floral strawThese charming tablescapes sets the perfect scene for an afternoon tea.

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Vintage Tea TablescapeThese beautiful teacup candles from Bridal Musings made us {melt} and are a great DIY for your tea party.  Hey Gorgeous Events has the tutorial here.

Teacup candles vintage DIY Dress up your guest’s teacups with a vintage cameo for a distinguishing detail.

teacup and vintage cameoSweet Lulu has you {and your tableware} covered with these adorable doilies.

floral doilies

We are so smitten with this tea party inspiration, it may have to turn into one of our packages!