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How To: Assemble Our Tissue Paper Tassel Garlands

Maybe you are not a do-it-yourselfer or just don't have the time to purchase the material and assemble tissue paper tassels.  Our pre-made tassels make it easy for you to create a hanging tissue paper garland.
Tissue paper garlands are a huge party trend and a simple DIY item that will add pizazz to any event.  No matter the celebration garlands can be used for decoration to add color and shine.  Tassels are available in multiple colors so you can choose them to match your theme.  Keep reading to learn how to assemble our semi-DIY tissue paper tassels to create your own garland.
What You Need: Tissue Paper Tassels Ribbon or Cord Scissors Thumbtacks (for hanging)

Choose your tassels picking multiple colors matching your design and theme.  We recommend using two to five colors and adding a little bit of sparkle with our metallic tassels.  Make your banner as long as needed but 20 tassels is our recommended minimum.  Choose a decorative colored cord such as our colored craft baker's…
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10 Great Birthday Party Places for Kids in the Washington DC Area

So it happens to me every year, actually twice a year since I have two boys.  I wait until the last minute to start planning because I have no idea where to hold their birthday parties.  If you are like me, you prefer to keep people out of the house.  For someone like me it is easier to pay someone to set-up, host, entertain and clean-up.  That way, everyone can pack up and go home without a hassle.

While searching online I found a host of unique places that just never come to mind when I'm trying to figure what to do for the kids.  These are in no particular order but I went ahead and compiled a list of my top 10 favorites within the DC, MD and VA (DMV) area.  Feel free to add your own in the comments section below:



Backyard Parties:  If you don't want to spend the cash to rent a venue and you have the space in your backyard, I recommend GigMasters.  With GigMasters you can book the services of a clown or magician, rent chairs, tables or even a bounce house.  You tell them th…

How to: Assemble Mini Cube Favor Boxes

So you purchased a set of our beautiful mini cube favor boxes but they look nothing like the 2x2" perfect cube you expected. Our mini cube favor boxes ship flat so assembly is required. We've put together an easy step-by-step guide with photos to easily walk you through the assembly.  If you have any additional question, feel free to contact us.  You can find these and a host of other favor boxes on our site at Jubilee Favors.





Bride's or Groom's Name First on Party Favors

When you are planning a wedding there is a lot more to worry about than just ordering your supplies and decorations.  Just like every step of the wedding, there are rules of etiquette on wording for the bride and groom's name. So you may be wondering what name format to use on your party favors, wedding décor, invitations, etc.  Is it the Groom's name or the Bride's name first?  First and foremost, I must mention, it is your wedding and your day, so you can do whatever you want to.  However, tradition or custom states a particular order as to whose name goes first. American custom or tradition states the name of the bride precedes the groom's name on any printed items.  So if you are known as "Brian and Sarah", your napkins in this case will be "Sarah and Brian", with Sarah obviously being the bride.  The same applies if you are using initials or a monogram. So again, you are S&B.  When adding names to party favors, supplies and decorations, in mo…

Bride's or Groom's Name First on Party Favors

When you are planning a wedding there is a lot more to worry about than just ordering your supplies and decorations.  Just like every step of the wedding, there are rules of etiquette on wording for the bride and groom's name. So you may be wondering what name format to use on your party favors, wedding décor, invitations, etc.  Is it the Groom's name or the Bride's name first?  First and foremost, I must mention, it is your wedding and your day, so you can do whatever you want to.  However, tradition or custom states a particular order as to whose name goes first. American custom or tradition states the name of the bride precedes the groom's name on any printed items.  So if you are known as "Brian and Sarah", your napkins in this case will be "Sarah and Brian", with Sarah obviously being the bride.  The same applies if you are using initials or a monogram. So again, you are S&B.  When adding names to party favors, supplies and decorations, in mo…
So you've decided to create a candy buffet for your next event.  Candy buffets are hip and now a popular trend for all ages.  Many brides/hosts are using candy buffets as an alternative to party favors.  But how much candy do you need?  As a general rule of thumb, 1/3 to 1/2 pound per guest.  This means that if you have 50 guests, you will need as much as 400 ounces or 25 pounds.  This estimate takes into account that some guests will take more and some may take less or none at all.  It's better to have too much candy than too little - imagine being the last person in line.  Having enough candy is crucial to making a buffet look good. So how much is 1/2 pound?  1/2 pound is equivalent to approximately 8 ounces depending on the size of the candy.  Measurements depend on the size and density of your sweets.  Below we've included a handy chart to give you a better idea.  CupsSmall Candy OuncesMedium Candy OuncesLarge Candy Ounces1/4c2oz1.5oz1oz1/32.752.521/243.52.52/35.54.533…
When you are looking to hire a wedding planner, there are three things that you need to take into consideration: cost, convenience and experience. You will pay some money, however, if you weigh time and stress savings, you may want to get a wedding planner to oversee your journey to the altar. Ideally many bridal consultants will charge anywhere between 10 and 20 percent of the wedding, and many will work on an hourly basis. There are others who will give you a package rate where everything is included. Most wedding planners have at least three package prices which cover the day of the service, consulting and full –service planning. According to The Association of Bridal Consultants the average cost for a wedding consultant as of April 2015, is $2,491 with the cost of the wedding at $28,082. In terms of convenience and avoiding stress, you may or many not want to factor this cost into your overall bridal budget. Let’s talk about the convenience you will gain from hiring a wedding con…