Thursday, June 30, 2011

Bridal Expo

 


Join us at the July Expo for great wedding ideas and savings!

Jubilation Events will have a walk-through booth will several tablescapes set up for you to admire.  Each table will have a different color and a different theme.

Come ready to make an appointment with us!  Or get more information on Blush Brides, I Do Redo, and future events!

The Expo is Saturday, July 30 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. & Sunday, July 31 from 12 noon- 4 p.m at Century II.

We look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer Party: Sundae Best


There are countless benefits to throwing a summer ice cream party--including getting to say, "I'm having an ice cream social!" in your most wholesome Leave It To Beaver voice.  When it comes to this event, you can make your party as casual or as elaborate as you wish!  Even the most elaborate ice cream party is pretty easy to put on.

The simpler the ice cream choices, the crazier you can get with the toppings.  Of course, you will have the typical hot fudge, marshmallow sauce, caramel, and strawberry sauce.  But don't be afraid to have some fun with it!  Add fresh fruit bowls, granola, various candy bar pieces, and even some broken up pretzels and nuts.


And before inviting the whole neighborhood, think about how many people you can realistically host.
Be sure you have enough for everybody!
Count on each person eating three 1/2 cup scoops.  That will make 1 1/2 cups per person.

Happy scooping!














Pictures:  http://www.eatdrinkchic.com/assets/content//DIY_ice-cream_parlour_buffet_big.jpg; http://cdn.blisstree.com/files/2008/06/930066-77389052.jpg

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Saving Face



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Whether you're a wedding guest or the one saying I do, there are makeup Do's and Don'ts that must be followed.  Wearing too much to a simple ceremony will leave people with the impression that you are trying too hard.  But not wearing enough makeup to a formal wedding will leave you looking like the Miss Havisham homebody who never gets out.
With that, some guidelines:

The Laid-Back Wedding:   If this is a casual affair, you can usually get away with more and showing individual style is accepted in this setting.  So if you like to play with your make-up, now is the time!  So bright colors, a poppy shade on the cheeks or lips, or a jewel-toned eyeliner are all fun, fresh options.

The Outdoor Affair:  Invited to nuptials on the hottest day of the year?  Be sure you have SPF and that your foundation won't get cakey.  Go for a tinted moisturizer and brush a light powder on top to avoid a shiny face in the sunlight.  Skip the lipstick.  And to give your eyes a wide-eyed look, curl your lashes.

After Hours Soiree:  A late, formal wedding involves dressing to the nines.  Remove the day's make-up buildup and give your face a fresh glow.  Apply a luminizer on the cheekbones and a facial highlighter on the brow.  Create a dramatic eye with a fat eyeliner pencil and a thick coat of mascara.  Or, if applying that much on your eyes is too much for you, keep your eyes neutral and play up the lips with a fun coral color.

Time-Crunched Commute:  Just woke up from a "short nap" with only five minutes to get ready and a thirty minute drive?  Jump in your car and go.  At the first stop sign, sweep a bronzer on your cheeks.  At the next red light, apply a rosy shade on your eyes.  This will warm up and freshen your face.  Hit your eyelashes with a curler at the next stop you make.  It is quicker and less messy than trying to fumble around with mascara.  Finally, while walking from your car, put on a tinted gloss or lip color.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wedding Trends: Late Night Snacks

After the dancing, drinking, and delighting, as your wedding celebration is coming to a close, nothing will please your guests more than a thoughtful nightcap.

Rather than sending them home with more alcohol or an impersonal gift, send them off with a midnight snack!





















If you prefer something a little more filling, go for a bagel and cream cheese, grilled cheese and tomato soup shooters, mini-chicken tacos, or a hot dog cart!



Photos courtesy of: http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/photogallery/winter-good-things-for-weddings?xsc=eml_dwd_2010_09_27&#slide_23, http://www.brillianteventplanning.com

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Floral Backdrops

A fun way to make your wedding as unique as you are is to have a floral backdrop.

Rather than using flowers as merely centerpieces or bouquets, how about THIS:


at your reception!  Your guests will ooh and aah.  Or even use a floral backdrop at the ceremony:



What a beautiful setting while exchanging vows.  Different flowers will, of course, be available at different times of the year.  But don't be afraid to use some color!  










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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I Do Redo Sale!




Your wedding day came and went.
Time to get back the money you spent!


If you have gently-used, never-used, or over-ordered wedding items,   -OR- if you are a new bride in search of great deals, join Jubilation Events at its premiere wedding consignment sale!


Earn fast cash or find the best prices at the I Do Redo sale August 9-14.

As a bride, you can browze through tables and displays of wedding items--knowing you will find only the best price.  Jubilations staff and vendor experts will be on-hand to show you how to repurpose the items you find in fun, new ways!
As a consignor, you can clean out your wedding storage while earning money and helping new brides.  Consignors will receive a 70% commission of their items sold.

To register as a consignor, email Hannah at hanna@idoredo.net.

Check out the I Do Redo website, http://idoredo.net, for more event details.