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Silver & Gold Star Piñatas

by Kathleen Ballos

Whenever I put silver and gold together, I can’t help but think of Christmas. Make these miniature star piñatas and fill them with all the silver and gold treats you can find – they’re everywhere this time of year! Wouldn’t it be fun to make these as party favors for an all silver and gold party this winter? (P.S. Even more metallic ideas!)

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Modern Holiday Decorating

Here’s a little peak at our living room bookcases all decorated for Christmas. When I’m styling my home for the holidays, I like to use things I already have but add in some modern festive touches. For my shelves I added a banner and lots of mini trees to turn the shelves into a little forest.  I like that the decorations aren’t overwhelming and instead are just subtle touches. I love this perfect gold tray to serve treats (or hold cookies for Santa.) I also bought two of these benches that work great as extra seating for a party or in the guest room to hold suitcases when guests come.

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This post is sponsored by Target. Shop Home Décor for modern luxury made easy.

Sources: Gold Tray, Happy Holidays Garland, Tufted Bench, Tinsel Garland

Photography by Karen Cline of Pretty Simple Productions for Oh Happy Day

Printable Holiday Bags & Tags

by Alix Sorrell

Need a super simple way to dress up a small gift or holiday treats this year? These little bags & tags make the perfect packaging for festive holiday give aways. Whether you’re sending your guests off with a little gift after a party or making treats to give at school, these bags make will definitely impress during the holiday season!

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Bluelounge

With all the electronics we use these days we have lots of chargers and cords in every room that aren’t very pretty or practical. Bluelounge has a new line of products for Target that solve the problem of what to do with all of those unsightly cords. They design beautiful and practical cable management tools. I used Cable Box Mini to hide the big tangle of cords that always sticks out from under our Christmas tree. It’s perfect, with a bow on it, it looks like a present and easily blends in. Now there’s only one cord that reaches to the outlet.  I also used their Cable Drops to guide the cord along the wall so it’s less noticeable. The final result looks way more organized. Check out all of their products here!

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This post is sponsored by Bluelounge: clever products to simplify your digital lifestyle. 

Photography by Karen Cline of Pretty Simple Productions for Oh Happy Day

Holiday Dinner Party with Mini Food

For a holiday party this year, I thought it would be fun to host a dinner party where all the food was miniature. My friend Andrea came up with the perfect mini menu. I wanted a fun way to present it so I went to the hardware store and bought some thin planks of wood and some bricks to line up all the pretty dishes down the table. It was so easy and looked so pretty. I always shop at Crate and Barrel for mini dishes (I have for years!). They have the best selection of appetizer plates and holiday entertaining supplies. Click through below to our party.

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