• Halloween Party Planning
















    via Pinterest and


    The Halloween party season is upon us and with websites like Pinterest, and Hostess With the Mostess (HWTM) Blog around  party planning has never been easier or more fun. There are so many how-to DIY videos on YouTube and all over the web. It's fantastic because if you are not super crafty like me, you can really appreciate that people have taken time to explain in detail how to create wonderful projects. You'll honeslty me so amazed at what you can do!!!


    Today on the Charming Chick blog we are going to share some of the most fun Halloween party Planning ideas that we have found on the web. We'll have a Ghoulishly good time!!!
























    via Wants and Wishes Design Blog


    Forget the blood and gore, forget bobbing for apples and messing up your make-up. Instead,  host a  sophisticated Halloween party for your friends this year. The Wants and Wishes Blog features this beautifully designed party theme that is just perfect for all ages. Check out their site to view all of the fun pieces and printables they have created.


























    via The Hostess With the Mostess Blog


    On the Hostess With The Mostess Blog, this darling sparkly Halloween Themed Party is featured . It's great for any age and while creepy -- it's not spooky and great for children of any age. Be sure to visit the Sparkly Kids Chevron Halloween Party blog post for details and close up photos of all these darling decorations.

























    via Matt Bite Blog


    I stumbled upon these devilishly delicious candied apples while perusing Pinterest. They caught my eye because I thought they would be the perfect fit for a spooky Halloween party. Actually, they'd fit in perfectly with the Sophisticated Halloween Party that we mentioned earlier. I love the rustic look and the glossy shine! To get the recipe visit Matt Bites Blog to read the post Adam's Scary Apples.



  • Fall Season -- Fall Fashion Must-Haves for 2012











    It's FALL!!!! Are you ready? We are featuring some absolutely amazing fall must-haves that will help you glide fashionably through the season. So grab a cup of hot apple cider, cozy up and find out what you'll need to get through the fall season as stylishly as possible!















    Anything metallic is super hot for the fall season. We're talking metallic pants, shirts, jackets, shoes, and more! You'll definitely want to accent your fall fashion with stunning accessories like the personalized copper pendant pictured above. With our metallic fall accessories you'll be right in line with this year's fall fashion.














    For the past couple of years scarves have been a big staple of fashion. This fall is no exception but certain fabrics are definitely more practical for certain seasons. That is why cashmere  scarves are huge for the fall season. The scarf pictured above is made with a cashmere blend; it's both comfy and durable. Our monogrammed cashmere scarf measures 12 inches wide by 60 inches long. May be embroidered with a single block initial at no additional charge. It also makes a fantastic gift!!!













    Warm colors, large totes, and sparkling accents are all the rage for handbags this fall season. If you want to look super stylish but don't want to break your while budget on one handbag or tote then we can totally help you out. Our eco-friendly jute totes are at an all time low price. You'll be right in style and right on budget!












    Bling, Bling


    Bling is in!!! Wear it on your clothes, your fingers, your, ears, your arms, wherever you can out it! You don't have to be blinged out head to toe but accents will make you stand out this fall season! Our CZ Sterling Silver 5 Point crown is the perfect fall fashion statement! It's dazzling and is the perfect accent to any ensemble.




  • Gifts for Men ~ Personalization Makes Them Special


















    Gifts for Men

    Engraved Pocket Knife with Light
    Everyday Low Price ONLY ~ $24.99


    Today on the Charming Chick blog, we are featuring some of our most popular men's gifts! Now is a great time to start shopping for holiday gifts. I know it's early but you'll be done early and won't have a lot of stress associated with shopping during crunch time. Even if you aren't ready to start shopping, be sure to save this post in your bookmarks or on Pinterest so you can refer back to it when you are looking for the perfect personalized gift for the men in your life.



















    Personalized Men's Hanging Toiletry Bag
    Everyday Low Price ONLY ~ $28.99


    This personalized men's toiletry bag is great for the guy on the go! As far as gifts for me go, this is a real crowd pleaser. It keeps everything together and organized. It's also easy to carry and includes free personalized with up to three initials. This polyester toiletry case features a front flap with two zippered pockets, an easy carry handle, double zip closure and large compartment, which is separated into one large area and three smaller sections. Measures 11 inches wide by 8 inches tall by 4.25 inches deep.

















    Personalized Deluxe Duffle Bag
    Everyday Low Price ONLY ~ $39.99


    Our deluxe duffle bags also make great gifts for men. It's practical and stylish. It will help keep your man organized as he heads off to the gym and is just perfect for an exciting weekend getaway! This handsome multipurpose duffle has all the features you'll need to stay organized and together. Crafted of sturdy 600D polyester with PVC piping, this travel tote features a U-Shaped zipper closure for easy shoe storage, padded nylon handles, a removable, adjustable shoulder strap, vinyl backing, reinforced cardboard bottom wrapped in PVC and several spacious pockets.




















    Engraved Personalized Silver Pocket Watch
    Everyday Low Price ONLY ~ $34.99


    Other popular gifts for men that we carry is this handsome silver-plated pocket watch. This pocket watch is the perfect gift for husbands, dads, granddads, grooms and even groomsmen. It's smart, sophisticated watch is sure to become a treasured keepsake. This watch is crafted of a clean silver-plated setting and features a quartz movement and engraving on the front. It measures 2.25 inches by 1.75 inches with a 12 inch chain. It may be engraved with up to three block initials at no additional charge.





















    Black and Silver Engraved Cuff Links
    Everyday Low Price ONLY ~ $21.99


    Looking for gifts for men that are stylish and elegant? These square cuff links make an exceptional gift for any man. If you know a sharp-dressed man who enjoys getting dressed up for business and/or pleasure, then he is sure to enjoy these personalized cuff links. These cufflinks also make ideal gifts for weddings. Give them to groomsmen, groom, father and grandfathers as a cherished reminder of your special day.




















    Black Leather Engraved Money Clip Wallet
    Everyday Low Price ONLY ~ $35.99


    The last of our gifts for men item that we are featuring today is this masculine engraved money clip wallet.It features a clear view ID window, multiple card slots on the inside and outside and leather covered magnetic clasp. With its slim form and timeless design, this money clip will never go out of style. It measures 3.75 inches by 3 inches and may be personalized with up to three block initials for no additional charge.  The personalization either be done as a silver stamp on the clip or engraved on a silver plate that is attached to the wallet -- you decide.

  • Red Hot July Specials -- Including Sterling Silver!!!!

    July is heating up and we've got some smokin' hot deals for you this month! Let's take a closer look at these great deals.











    Engraved 4 Piece Sand Ceremony Unity Sand Kit
    Regularly $54.99 On Sale NOW for ONLY $44.99
    Hurry, this offer ends on 07/31/2012


    Bringing two families together is an important part of your wedding - And our Engraved 4 Piece Wedding Unity Sand Ceremony Kit is the perfect way to show that unification.Set includes one large, personalized vase and three smaller vases. Please note that sand is not included. Large vase measures 10 inches tall with a 2.8 inch opening across the top and a 2 inch base. Holds up to 18 ounces. Smaller vases measure 6.75 inches tall with a 1.75 opening across the top and a 1.3 inch base. Hold up to 5.5 ounces. May be engraved with two custom lines on the large vase at no additional cost.











    Photo Heart Wedding Cake Topper
    Regularly $23.99 On Sale Now for ONLY $18.99
    Hurry, this offer ends on 07/31/2012


    Our photo cake topper is becoming one of the hottest trends in today's weddings.  Show off the special couple on top of the cake with up to two photos.  Crafted of sturdy acrylic, this one of kind, heart shaped topper becomes a great photo keepsake after the wedding that will last for years to come.  Also works great for all special occasions: anniversaries, birthdays, and graduations!











    Zeta Tau Alpha Lavalier Charm
    Regularly $14.99 On Sale Now for ONLY $9.99
    Hurry, this offer ends on 07/31/2012


    This classic Zeta Tau Alpha Lavalier Charm is the perfect gift for any sorority sister. Elegant silver finish. Measures one inch long. Add to our matching 18 inch silver snake chain or your own necklace chain. Other lucky sororities that have lavaliers on sale through the month of July are Delta Zeta, Delta Gamma and Alpha Sigma Alpha.












    Personalized Heart Locket Pearl Beaded Bracelet
    Regularly $23.99 On Sale Now for ONLY $18.99
    Hurry, this offer ends on 07/31/2012


    This beautiful pearl locket bracelet would make a great gift for someone you love. The white glass pearls are delicate and classy. Measures about 7 inches long. Features a heart-shaped locket pendent that accommodates two small photographs. May be engraved with a single initial or interlocking monogram at no additional charge.












    Girls Personalized Pink and White Tote
    Regularly $22.99 On Sale Now for ONLY $16.99
    Hurry, this offer ends on 07/31/2012


    This cute Girls Personalized Pink and White Tote Bag would make a great gift for any special little girl. Constructed of white canvas, lined in pink cotton lining and feature sturdy pink leatherette handles. On the front of the bag there is a cute little flower embroidered, along with a single script name of your choice. Personalization is free of charge. It measures 9 inches by 7 inches by 2 inches and would make an adorable gift for a flower girl to tote all of her wedding accessories!










    Autism Awareness Ribbon Heart Crystal Pendant
    Regular Price $22.99 On Sale now for ONLY $14.99
    Hurry, this offer ends on 07/31/2012


    Show your support for Autism Awareness with our stunning Autism Awareness Ribbon Heart Crystal Charm Pendant.  It is genuine, high quality .925 sterling silver with gorgeous genuine Swarovski crystals that reflect light beautifully.











    Angel with Lyre Sterling Silver Charm
    Regularly $11.99 On Sale Now for ONLY $7.99
    Hurry, this offer ends on 07/31/2012


    The last item we are featuring is this darling Sterling Silver Angel Charm. This sterling silver angel charm is holding a harp. This unique angel charm measures almost one inch tall including bail and is very detailed. Easily attaches to a charm bracelet or necklace chain.



  • Bridesmaids Tips ~ Before you Say YES!











    Many things come to mind when we think about bridesmaids; giggling girlfriends shopping for dresses, a lot of elegant bridal parties in preparation for the bride's big day, a luxurious and exciting bachelorette party -- fun, fun and more fun!!! It is such an honor to be asked, especially if you are being asked by a dear friend or close family member to be one of her bridesmaids. You may be willing to invest much more time and money than if the bride is one of best friends -- but what if she isn't? Either way, before you say "YES!" you'll definitely want to consider some very important things first, and on the Charming Chick blog today we want to give future bridesmaids the information they need.













    Weddings are  time to celebrate love, friendship and all of the wonderful joys that uniting two people and two families can bring. However, there are other things that can throw a bit of a wrench into all the joy. If you are prepared for the things that can happen, then you'll know how to deal with it and whether or not you are up to taking on the duties and costs associated with becoming a bridesmaid.











    The High Cost of Being a Bridesmaid


    Bridesmaids to have to pay their way for a lot of things, so being a bridesmaid can get expensive. You may think you'll only be out the price of a dress (which can cost a fortune if you have a bride with expensive taste) and shoes -- but there is so many other things to consider. Here is a list of potential items bridesmaids may have to pay for:







    *bridal shower

    *bachelorette party

    *wedding gift

    *travel and lodging expenses

    *and more....


    This can add up to be $1500 but often more! If your friend is frugal or at least conscious of trying to keep the costs low for the wedding party -- give her a BIG hug and tell her thank you. Spending $1500-$3000 might not seem like much to you, especially if you are headed for a tropical destination wedding but for many bridesmaids that is a huge expense. That being said, there are some very generous brides who will pay for many things for their bridesmaids, but that is the exception and not the rule.


    Communicate openly about your budget restrictions and if you don't want to go into debt -- well, gracefully and humbly bow out. There are always other duties you can help out with.











    Bridesmaids Have Many Duties


    As a bridesmaid you do need to know that you will expected to help out with some of the wedding activities. You must show up to all the pre-wedding parties and you will also be expected to help plan some of them, especially if you are the Maid of Honor. You will also be expected to assist the bride in any way possible the day of her wedding but she may also ask for your help in putting some wedding projects together as well.  After the wedding you may need to help gather the gifts, the bride's dress, tuxedos, etc. If you don't think you have enough time to commit to such things you might want to consider declining the invitation to serve. However, if the bride means a lot to you -- you can probably find the time.












    Being a bridesmaid is both an honor and a lot of fun. Just make sure you are comfortable with the financial and time commitments involved before you say yes. If you think about things things before being asked then you won't have that awkward silence that can make you both uncomfortable and potentially strain your friendship.

  • Honeymoon Destinations ~ How do You Choose?

    Mr. & Mrs. Honeymoon Passport Cover gift Set
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $12.99




    If you are planning a wedding you've probably been swimming in all the details that will make your wedding day super special -- but you are probably also thinking about what you will do once the wedding is over.  If you are like most couples, you are looking forward to your honeymoon almost as much as you are to your big day! Have you decided on a destination, are you struggling to choose between a few favorites or are you so overwhelmed with wedding details that you haven't even narrowed it down? On the Charming Chick blog today, we have some tips that may be able to help you choose your perfect honeymoon destination.


    Let the Fun Begin Honeymoon Tote
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $14.99



    1. First Things First

    The best and first thing you should do is to sit down with your sweetie and make a list of all the places the two of you might like to go on your honeymoon. Are you looking for tropical sandy beaches, do you want to get lost in a big city, are you looking for a destination that holds great historical significance or would you like to travel to another country - passports in hand - and experience the sights sounds and flavors it has to offer?


    2. Consider Your Budget

    If you have a budget, as most brides and grooms do, you'll want to take that into consideration while planning your honeymoon. If you are paying for your wedding yourselves then you might decide to have a short and romantic weekend getaway, then opt for a more elaborate honeymoon a few months after your wedding. You'll want to consider travel lodging, meals, activities etc. as you are mapping out your budget.


    Bride Just Married Bikini for Honeymoon
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $23.99


    3. Honeymoon Activities

    In addition to the destination you and your soon-to-be-spouse will also want to consider the types of activities you'd like to on your honeymoon. Knowing what activities the two of you would like to do on your romantic getaway can be very helpful to determine where you ultimately want to go. Once you do that you can check prices and even see what packages are available. Sometimes travel packages can include airfare, hotel accommodations, a meal or two and one or two activities and a reduced price. You can research online or speak with a travel agent for more information.


    Whatever you decide to do, it will be memorable. Take a chance. Go somewhere you've always dream of going, do things you've never done and just enjoy each other!!!




  • Sterling Silver Easter Gifts for the Ones You Love

    Sterling Silver Enamel Easter Egg
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $14.99


    Easter is just a few weeks away and at Charming Chick we have some wonderful gifts that would fit perfectly in that Easter basket for a special someone. The Sterling Silver Enameled Easter Egg pictures above is one of our most popular gifts. The vibrant spring colors make this an especially fun gift. The charm features an Easter bunny and other springtime embellishments. The egg is hollow in the back to make it lighter weight and comfortable to wear.



    Christian Bless This Child Wall Plaque
    Every Day Low Price -- ONLY $9.99 


    So this next Easter gift isn't sterling silver, but it is cute and very appropriated so I just had to feature it. Since Easter is also a time for renewal, with that comes baptisms and Christenings. This Christian Bless this Child Cross Wall Plaque makes and absolutely perfect keepsake for a child who is being baptized. Easily hangs on the wall near the child's crib, bed or anywhere in his room. The cross features cute blue and green polka dot design and measures 6 inches in length.




    Turquoise Sterling Silver Cross Charm
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $12.99


    Another special Easter gift that you can give is this beautiful and ornate cross. It is crafted of sterling silver and has turquoise on one side and an intricate design on the other. This cross measures .5 inches and attaches easily to bracelets, anklets, necklaces and more and makes a beautiful baptism or confirmation gift.





    Sterling Silver Pearl Bunny Pendant
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $18.99


    This adorable Sterling Silver Pearl Pendant is the last item we will be featuring on the blog today.  The pendant features two freshwater pearls and it is absolutely eye-catching as a necklace or attached to a bracelet. The pendant measures 23mm long and the larger pearl is 6mm in diameter.





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  • Pinterest ~ Charming Chick has Made Pinning Easy!

    Personalized Damask iPhone Cover
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $ 21.99



    You've heard of Pinterest, right? If not, it's one of the hottest, fastest growing sites on the web. It is a virtual pin board that you can use to organize all the things you love. You can post and pin your favorite recipes, DIY projects and ideas, fashions, jewelry, wedding ideas, words you love and so much more to your inspiration boards! It helps you to organize the things you love and to share them with your friends and family. It's so much fun and a really useful tool as well. We used to have to search through magazines to clip out favorite items and create inspiration boards



    We have so many stylish charms. Choose a few favorites
    to create a gorgeous and meaningful charm necklace.


    At Charming Chick, we have now installed a "Pin It" button. You'll find this on all of our products which makes it so easy to share and organize all of your favorite items. You can create a Wish List board and pin all of the things you love that catch your eye. If you are a bride to be, we have a fantastic selection of wedding items that you can pin to you wedding inspiration boards; cake toppers, wedding favors, bridesmaid and groomsmen's  gifts, garters, ring bearer pillows, flower girl baskets, unity candles and so much more!!!




    Wedding Love Letter Ceremony. See a something you'd like to
    incorporate into your ceremony?
     Pin it so you can consider it later. 


    Pinterest is also great because you can browse other people's boards, repin items, comment, like and get inspired. You can follow people from all over the world and their inspiration boards. If you choose folks that have the same interests as you, you are sure to find many interesting items.



    Love Cats? Create Cat Board on Pinterest!


    Anyone who is familiar with social media knows that there is certain etiquette should be followed. The Pinterest is no different. First of all it is invite only, only so you must either be invited by another member or you can request an invite. It is important to be nice to the other members and respect everyone, be sure to give credit where credit is due and report questionable content.


    Have fun creating your virtual inspiration boards!

  • Spring Weddings ~ Flowers and More


    Bright Pink Floral Wedding Flower Girl
    Every Day Low Price -- ONLY $9.99 


    If you are planning a spring wedding this year then it's almost "go" time! I'm sure the excitement is welling up inside of you and you may be trying to make sure that every last detail is taken care of and that nothing will be overlooked. There are some special considerations that need to be made when planning a spring wedding and today on the Charming Chick blog we are going to let you know what those are and what you can do to ensure your special day runs smoothly and you take advantage of all the wonderful things this season has to offer.





    Sparkling Flowers Wedding Cake Topper
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $49.99


    A Chance of Showers

    You can't control mother nature but you can be prepared. If you are planning on having an outdoor wedding you'll definitely want to order some tents or have a "plan B" of some kind. Having a wedding outdoors with all the gorgeous blooming tulips, daffodils, crocuses, blooming trees, etc. can be super romantic so if you live in an area where you can be relatively certain you'll have a dry day -- or you just want to take a chance, go for it, just make sure you have arrangements in place to keep you and your guests dry. Even if you aren't planning an outdoor affair, you still want to be prepared with umbrellas and awnings in place to keep you dry. It would be a shame for your hair and make-up to get ruined because of a few sprinkles (or a downpour).



    Black and White Wedding Guest Book and Pen Set
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $29.99



    A Season of Flowers


    When you think spring what is the first thing that comes to mind? Flowers of course! There are some gorgeous flowers that you can use that are usually unique to springtime. Take advantage of this time of year by incorporating a lot of flowers and save money by choosing flowers that are in season. If you are planning on having an outdoor wedding you can incorporated all the of beautiful springtime blooms into your wedding decor.




    Ivory Lace Ring Bearer Pillow
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $18.99 


    What to Wear? What to Wear?

    In many areas of the country springtime means ideal temperatures. Sure it may be rainy but in general temps are not too hot and not to cold, meaning brides can really choose from any style of dress without worry. If you have your sights set on a short sleeve, long sleeve or strapless gown you should be just fine. You can always carry a beautiful pashmina  or other type of wrap or arm coverings but chances are pretty good that you won't need them.


     Heart-Shaped Wedding Unity Sand Vase and Stand
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $34.99  



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  • Sweet 16 ~ Facts and Traditions

    Sweet Sixteen Zebra Print Personalized Photo Booth Backdrop
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $111.99

    A Sweet 16 Birthday Party is a celebration for a young girl who is coming-of-age, to officially commemorate their voyage into womanhood. In the Hispanic community this tradition is celebrated on the 15th birthday and called a Quinceanera. Quite simply it is a special time for family and friends to get together and see what a beautiful young woman the guest of honor has grown to be. Despite some reality shows like My Super Sweet Sixteen where the parents are extremely wealthy and shower their daughters with extravagant parties and luxury items. Most girls don't have those kinds of parties but they are special, they usually different from other birthday parties and they are showered with lots of love, attention and yes -- special gifts.



    Sweet 16 Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Bracelet
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $14.99


    Sweet Sixteen celebrations date back to the 1600s in England. This wasn't just a time for young girls to transition into womanhood -- this was actually their début into society and they were officially being "put on the market" for marriage. There are also many traditions that are found at most Sweet 16 parties in the United States. Today on the Charming Chick blog we are going to feature a few of them. If you have any special Sweet Sixteen party ideas or traditions that we haven't covered, be sure to leave a comment  and share it with us. Now let's get started...



    Sweet 16 Pink Tiara
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $42.99

    The Shoe Exchange and Crowning Ceremony

    The birthday girl is escorted into the reception area where she is presented with a new pair of high-heeled shoes and a dazzling tiara. Her flat shoes or ballet style slippers are removed by her father or grandfather and he slips on her new high-heeled shoes, which symbolizes her walk from childhood into womanhood. In addition to the shoes a tiara is also carried in as well. The father places it on her head letting her know she is princess for the day but she is growing up and becoming a woman.


    Sweet 16 Birthday Signature Pillow
    Every Day Low Price  -- ONLY $18.99

    The Candle Lighting Ceremony

    The candle ceremony is a great way to include friends and family into the Sweet Sixteen festivities. 16 tapers, votives or even tea lights are set out in a decorative arrangement. The birthday girl lights the first candle symbolizing her transition into adulthood. Then parents, siblings and other close family members light candles 2-7, close friends light candles 8-15 and if the birthday girl has a boyfriend or close male friend he will light the 16th candle. Each person says something sweet or tells a story about the guest of honor.


    Sweet Sixteen Toast

    After the cake is cut the father of the girl, her mother or another close family member or friend gives a toast. They recall significant moments in her childhood and share pearls of wisdom with her. This may also be the time when she is presented with a special gift.


    Sweet Sixteen Key Chain
    Every Day Low Price -- ONLY $11.99

    Father-Daughter Dance

    For her Sweet Sixteen party, the birthday girl chooses a song that is sentimental and significant to she and her father. The Father-Daughter dance symbolizes the girl  becoming more independent; and the father is acknowledging that his little girl is growing into a young woman.


    At Charming Chick we have many special personalized jewelry items that would make the perfect Sweet Sixteen keepsake; as well as several fantastic favors, decor and momentous for the Sweet 16 party.

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