10 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids and Adults

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Today our blog is being taken over by our intern Marisa! Halloween is one of her favorite holidays to plan.  So who better than her to write today’s post?

Happy October everyone! Today is the very first day of my favorite month of the year. Why you may ask? Because of Halloween of course!

As a child my mother would ask me what I would like to be for Halloween.

My costume ideas were always something well known such as; a witch, peter pan, or even a sailor. My mother did not like to buy costumes, she wanted to make sure my costume was unique and did not look like the other kid’s costume.

Every year we would head to Downtown LA to go shopping for fabric.

She would then spend weeks sewing my costume together, and it always turned out amazing.

Now that I am older, putting together a costume is a lot more difficult. I, unfortunately, cannot sew quit as well as my mother did and my mom has stopped sewing costumes for me since I’ve left high school.

Thanks to Pinterest and blogs I now find easier and simple ways to make Halloween costumes.

Here are 10 easy DIY Halloween costumes for kids and adults.

Olaf Costume

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Peacock Tutu

Shwin&Shwin

Bag of Jelly Bellies

iVillage

Loofah Costume

Busy Thoughts

Mickey Mouse

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Candy Button Costume

Life Ann Style

Rib Cage T-shirt

Martha Stewart

Camp Counselors

Say Yes

Bandits!

Say Yes

Tooth & Tooth Fairy Costume

Julie Ann Art

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Simply Top 10 DIY Wedding Ideas

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With the invention of Pinterest and the Internet DIY is everywhere!  I have seen so many brides interested in  saving money and want that extra special homemade touch to their wedding.  I am all for saving money and doing things yourself.  However, please just note that is very easy to come up with a bunch of ideas and projects for your wedding and run out of time.  Just be mindful of what you choose to make for your wedding that you will have enough time to complete the project.  If you start running out of time make sure to ask your wedding planner to lend a helping hand to alleviate some of the stress.

Some of these ideas don’t even need to necessary be for weddings, some can be used for other events as well.

Here are  the Simply Top 10 DIY wedding Ideas that I personally have seen in the weddings that I helped plan and coordinate.

1. DIY Wedding Programs

This bride used some craft paper and printed everything on her computer then sewed them up with her sewing machine.  Very simple and very cute.

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2. DIY Wedding Favors

This bride took wine glasses then painted the base with chalkboard paint. Inside the classes were come custom matches and a piece of chalk to write your name on your wine glass.

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3. DIY Thank you Cards

This couple took this picture on their wedding day then inserted the photo into cards…BAM instant thank you cards!

Source: Bridal Guide

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4. DIY Guest Book

This couple used their engagement photos and turned it into a photo book.  They left every other page blank so their guests could sign their marriage wishes for the couple.

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5. DIY Light Up Initials

Theses letters were bought at a local craft store.  Then they drilled wholes into the letters and placed in some lights.  Very fun way to add some light and décor for an outdoor reception.

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6.  DIY Chalkboard Signs

This bride is a teacher so she incorporated chalkboard signs all throughout their wedding.

 

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7. DIY  Escort Cards

This couple loved their dog and had little touches of their Golden Retriever throughout their reception.  Even their escort cards were dog bones they printed out at home and tacked on a tack board.

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8.  DIY Photo Booth

This couple purchased some props, a backdrop and some disposable cameras.  Guests were able to use the cameras at the photo booth and throughout the reception to take photos.  Any leftover cameras they took with them on their honeymoon.

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9.  Front Entrance Décor

Initials, some greenery and some floral wire can go a long way.  Check out this adorable sign!

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10. Bird Card for Cards

Simply decorated bird cage with some ribbon, birds and last initial.

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There you have it Simply Radiant Events Simply Top 10 DIY wedding Ideas!  Those are some cute wedding DIY projects that won’t break the bank or have you panicking for more time.

Do you have any other ideas??

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combining both an event planning company and PR firm in the luxury wedding, events and lifestyle industries.  We plan, coordinate and design weddings, social, corporate and fundraising events and also provide public relations to leverage and promote your event. We offer a valuable service to our clients with professional advice and experience that will help streamline the process, save money and create a dynamic experience resulting in memories that will last a lifetime.

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Perfect Summer Wedding Outfit for Under $100

Wedding season is in full swing!

It can get very costly to be attending weddings, being in weddings and purchasing wedding gifts.  That is exactly why I am sharing the perfect summer wedding outfit for under $100!

As a planner I have back to back weddings all summer.  I know that means that many of you  must be attending lots of wedding this summer too.

Here is the perfect summer wedding outfit for under $100!  The best part is, it is an online boutique called Treasurez Boutique so anyone anywhere can get this outfit.

Wedding Outfit for Under 100

Blue Ivy Dress $59.99

 

Look at that detail on the back of the dress!!!

White Hand Painted Bracelet $11.97

 

Blue Cupid Sandals $ 24.99

Treasurez Boutique is a health and wellness boutique that has a belief that yoga is a form of detox, but strengthens the mind and creates wellness. Treasurez Boutique is eclectic, elite & fashionable curating beautiful collections that are both versatile and wearable for the modern day fashion maven.

To shop the boutique make sure to visit us at http://www.treasurezboutique.com.  Find them on Facebook and Instagram!

 

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Simply Radiant Events is an Southern California based premier full service special event planning company and boutique events public  relations firm. We are one of a kind with
combining both an event planning company and PR firm in the luxury wedding, events and lifestyle industries.  We plan, coordinate and design weddings, social, corporate and fundraising events and also provide public relations to leverage and promote your event. We offer a valuable service to our clients with professional advice and experience that will help streamline the process, save money and create a dynamic experience resulting in memories that will last a lifetime.

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10 Ten Reasons To Hire The Best Event and Wedding Planner in Orange County

Before we get into the 10 ten reasons.  Did you know that we don’t only plan events and weddings, we provide wrap around services including public relations?  We are the only event planning company in Southern California to provide such service.

Now for the top 10 reasons why you should hire Simply Radiant Events.  Learn why we are the best event and wedding planners  and events public relations firm in Los Angeles and Orange County.

 10.       We pay for Ourselves!

With our knowledge of budget cutting, vendor referral discounts, and unlimited advice you can’t go wrong with us.  We also have some of the most competitive wedding and event planning prices in Los Angeles and Orange County.  Also, we have extensive background  in working with non-profits.  Therefore, we know the value of a dollar and how to keep you on budget.  Check out all our media partners that you business can be featured on!

9.         You can RELAX and ENJOY your Event

The day is about you, why should you be worrying about details and carrying around a checklist the day of your wedding or any event for that matter.  Who’s going to queue the music? Who’s going to hand out the flowers? Who’s gong to make sure all the vendors show up and are set up on time? And so much more…  Simply Radiant Events, that’s who.  Leave that up to us and relax and enjoy the day!

8.         Out-of-the-box Thinking

If you are looking for something unique and are unsure what your guests may think of your  ideas or need new ways to promote your event,come to us.  We LOVE to shake things up, there are no rules except the ones you write.  It is your event, it is your day and it is your vision.  We are here to help to make your vision become a reality.   We create the setting for your memories after all!

7.         Custom Service Just for You

We design packages that are made specific to our clients and are custom for you.  Check out our wedding planning services to review our services and see how we can build the best possible wedding planning package just for you. Also, check out our other event planning services and our public relations services to promote your business as well.

6.         Personalization

It is all about you!  We make sure to sit down and get to know your style, personality and expectations. What are your favorite colors,  your favorite food, what are your hobbies, where do you like to travel tpp? All of these questions  and more give us a chance to get to know you and personalize your wedding or event.  If planning a promotional event, what is your target market, what type of event do you want to plan?

5.         DIY

Want to make some projects by hand?  That is fine with us too, Simply Radiant Events can help.  We love Do-It-Yourself projects and putting a twist on current trends. Bring us an idea and we help will make it happen!

4.         We go the Extra Mile

Simply Radiant Events provides unlimited advise, helpful planning documents and is on call for your needs.   We want you to know we are here for you.  We are here to help and guide you and make this the best and most memorable experience.

3.         10 years of Experience

We have been in the wedding industry, event industry and in PR for over 10 years in difference capacities.  We pride ourselves on our diverse background in event planning and PR and the desire to be the best event and wedding planners in Southern California.  As part of our high standards that we continue our education in many different fields, which also helps us keep with the current trends.

2.         Customer Service

If you are not satisfied, neither are we.  Our clients are our #1 priority at all times!

AND THE NUMBER ONE REASON why Simply Radiant Events is the best event and wedding planners in Orange County and Los Angeles.

1.         You make a Friend for Life

At the end of all of this, we have been through a lot together.  You are not just another event or a number to us.  We get to know you, your family and friends on such a personal level, it is hard to walk away from a relationship such as the one we built.  Simply Radiant Events tends to stick with you for friend’s weddings, anniversary parties, a baby showers and more… We are here for you, from now until as long as you will have us.

There you have it.  Top 10 reasons why you should hire Simply Radiant Events and learn why we are the best event and wedding planners and Public Relations Firm in Los Angeles and Orange County.

1.         You make a Friend for Life

2.         Customer Service

3.         10 years of Experience

4.         We go the Extra Mile

5.         DIY

6.         Personalization

7.         Custom Service Just for You

8.         Out-of-the-box Thinking

9.         You RELAX and ENJOY your event

10.       We pay for Ourselves!

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Purple Bridal Shower

Check out this fabulous bridal shower from this past June.

It was just a simple backyard event.  The wedding is to take place at a winery so it was a perfect fit to do a wine theme shower.

The tables were set with purple linens and a white overlay and set with fine china.

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The sun got the better of this photo

The sun got the better of this photo

The table centerpieces were put together with some purple flower inside silver painted wine bottles and surrounded with wrapped tea lights in the wedding colors (grey and purple).

Wine bottle centerpieces

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Favors

Favors

Simple, yet elegant.  The day went perfectly and the bride and her guests had a blast.

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Beautiful June Winery Wedding

Everyone is getting ready for Halloween and I am still in awe over this beautiful wedding.  Not only was I able to help plan it, but had the honor to be a bridesmaid as well.  The perfect backdrop of the array of colors from the winery mixed with a light from warm summer sun created a picturesque setting.

Don’t forget to note they have the cutest kid.  🙂

Please enjoy some of my favorite photos from this wedding:

Photographer:  Terry Wheeler

Venue:  Mount Palomar Winery

Make-up: Myra Pinal

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Congratulations Tanya and Kyer.  Your wedding was a blast!

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Easy Homemade Mother’s Day Gift

This year I wanted to make my mom something instead of buying her a gift like I do every other year.  I saw this idea while playing around  on the internet and I thought I could make my own version of it.

It is very easy and only cost about $10 to make.  With Mother’s Day being tomorrow and this being such an easy gift to make, you still have time to pull it off.

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Supplies:

Scissors

Yard Stick

Acrylic Paint (no washable paint, as soon as you water your flowers you will lose your design)

Glue

Terracotta Pots

Two part cardboard drink holder (got mine for free at a local fast food restaurant)

Pencil

Waxed Paper

Paint Brush

Mother’s Day Tag

Flowers

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First thing is to place some paint on your waxed paper and start painting.  I just used a round sponge brush to make a polka dot design on my pots.

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Set them aside to dry.  Next, measure the side of your cardboard drink holder to wrap it in pretty paper.

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Then use a straight edge to cut the paper to fit and wrap your box.  I used hot glue to hold down the paper.

Once that is compete put your pots inside the drink holders.

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Add your flowers.

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Add a cute Mother’s Day Tag…You now have your completed gift all ready for mom.

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This project is easy for anyone to make.  I hope you enjoy making it and your mom enjoys the flowers.

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A Great Day for a Bridal Show

The weather as in the high 70’s and the sun was shining down on the Simply Radiant Bridal Fair this Saturday at the Rose Garden Estate.  Some of Orange County’s premier wedding professionals gathered together to show off their services and beautiful booth displays.  The first 100 brides got a chance to have a swag bag full of goodies such as bridal magazine, discounts, wedding confetti and more.

One bride even left saying, “I have been to 5 other bridal shows and this is by far the best one I’ve been too!”

Thank you to all who attended, vended and sponsored this great event!

Here is a handful of the pictures from the show by Mariela Campbell Photography. Enjoy!

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Thank you to our vendors:

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Rose Garden Estate

Roxy’s Sweet

Bonny’s Bridal

Drac Music

In Your Favor

Mary Kay

Dipidii

My Flower Affair

Nature’s Beauty

Pauline Ann Calanoc Make-up Artist

Luxe Custom Appeal

Pacific Patisserie

Photo Booths on Wheels

Sweet!

Retrodolls

Patrick Ellison- Wedding Dance Specialist

Mariela Campbell Photography

Thank you to our sponsors:

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Hope you can join us this fall at our next show. If you would like any contact information on vendors or need help planning your wedding just let us know: hello@sreventplanning.com

Tell me what you think, what makes a bridal show a great bridal show?  We would love hear your thoughts.

As always from your Southern California event and wedding planner – Simply Radiant Events.

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The Simply Radiant Bridal Fair

 The Simply Radiant Bridal Fair

 Saturday, February 23, 2013

Visit us from 10-2

Complementary Admission!

 Spend the afternoon mingling with Orange County’s premier wedding professionals. Our goal is to provide an intimate setting to help the bride and groom plan the wedding of their dreams.Simply Radiant Bridal Fair Postcard Front

Sign-up early to enter a raffle for special bridal prizes

(2 raffle tickets per pre-registration, only at the door for walk-ins)

Prizes include:

Flower Arrangements

Flower Preservation Packages

Rhinestone Bride Tote Bag

Wedding Planning Assistance

Various Types of Sweets

AND MORE….

 Sign-up here:  http://www.sreventplanning.com

Receive deals and discounts exclusive to this event!

 Join us at The Rose Garden Estate

16621 Lathrop Dr.

Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Thank you to Our Media Sponsor:

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Hope to see you there!  www.sreventplanning.com  Bridal Show 2013!

A full listing of vendors is listed on the website.