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  • Bridal Shower ~ Unique Ideas for the Bride-to-Be

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    Have you been selected by a friend or family member to be her maid-of-honor or bridesmaid? It is a great honor to be asked to be part of a wedding party and there are some very important responsibilities that come along with the title. One of these is planning and participating in the bridal shower. A bridal shower is a gift-giving party that is held in anticipation of a bride's upcoming wedding. You have probably been to a few bridal showers but if this is your first time hosting or co-hosting this type of celebration you may have some questions. Maybe you are looking to make this party as special and unique as the bride to be is. We have searched the web to find some of our top picks for making a bridal shower fun for the bride and the guests!!!

     

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    Unique Food and Drink

    Having fun food and drink on hand can really set the mood for a fun bridal shower! You don't have to spend a lot to wow the bride and her guests. Just take a look around on Pinterest and you'll find all sorts of fun and simple ideas for an eye-catching spread. The Popsicle and wine combination above would be just perfect for a warm summer day. Having a lot of finger food on hand is a great idea and gives everyone a nice selection to pick from. Mini sandwiches, veggies, cheeses, dips, things that aren't too messy and are easy to eat in one or two bites are ideal.

     

     

    Photo via: www.mariasdreamcakes.com

     

    Unique Cake

    Another fun way to make the bridal shower you are planning unique and special is to get a creative cake. The cake pictured above is really elegant and fun. You can also choose to put the bride-to-be's new monogram on the cake or make or order finely decorated cupcakes. Anything that reflects the bride's personality and style can be very special and meaningful as well. Choose something funky, quirky, classic or modern. A cake that makes a statement will be remembered and appreciated.

     

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    Unique Bridal Shower Games

     

    Oh the games! They are either looked forward to or feared. You must first take into consideration the crowd that will be at the party. If it is a general mix of friends, family and family friends then tame games such a bridal bingo, who knows the bride best or guess what's missing from the recipe can be just perfect. A great website that has TONS of games for any crowd is Bridal-Shower-Games.com. Select a few, pick up some cute party favors and let the games begin!


    No matter what you decide to do, the bride is sure to appreciate all of the thought and care that you took in planning and preparing for this fun party! Look for an upcoming post about gift ideas for  the bride-to-be. For even more bridal shower fun and inspiration, check out our Bridal Shower Fun!!! board on Pinterest.

     

     

  • Oscar Party ~ Last-Minute Red Carpet Ideas

    Tomorrow is a big red carpet night for Hollywood -- and for anyone who loves movies and celebrities. If you have been thinking about hosting an Oscar Party but you just aren't quite sure how to put it all together quickly, we have some tips that you might be interested in. Whether you are thinking about inviting a few friends over, or just spending the evening in with your family, we have some great tips that can help you throw an Oscar party together quickly and successfully!!! We've searched the web and found some simple Oscar DIY  ideas that can help to make your party fun and festive.

     

     

     

     1. Dress the Part!

    First of all, you'll want to pick out your prettiest party dress or snappiest suit and put it on. Don't rush out and buy anything just grab what you have -- and call it good. Do you have a tiara laying around? Great! How about a feather boa? Perfect! Do you have a top hat left over from last year's Halloween costume or a black tie affair? Fabulous! Get creative have fun and get dresses up and wear every piece of jewelry you own.

     

     

     

    2. Food is Essential

     

    Of course, what Oscar Party would be compete without yummy food. You can get as fancy or keep it as simple as your like. A great site to visit with some award-winning favorites is Delish.com. The one I thought looked absolutely scrumptious were the Mini- Black Bottom Cheesecakes -- yummy!!! Oh, and don't forget the popcorn...

     

    3. Roll out the Red Carpet

     

    You don't have to have carpet (and no one actually has to walk on it) but using some red butcher paper or getting some red fabric to lay out can work just fine. Of course, you can always order a red carpet but you don't have time for that this year. However, if you want to get a head start on next year's Oscar party, you'll have plenty of time!

     

     

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    4. DIY Red Carpet Backdrop

     

    What Red Carpet event would be complete without a backdrop for all those glam photos? Oscar night is all about seeing and being seen right? We have all gazed at those infamous photos of the celebs at awards shows, pausing and posing, in front of those simple and recognizable backdrops. You can create one for yourself using anything, felt, butcher paper, cardboard, etc. Get creative, have fun and if you have a little bit of time - or are exceptionally crafty - here are a are a few tips for a slightly fancy version of the backdrop.  You can also order these backdrops online. They are a little spendy but if you plan on hosting these parties in the future it could be well worth the investment.

     

    From all of us at Charming Chick, have a wonderful night at the Oscars!!!!!

     

  • Last Minute Ideas ~ Christmas Gifts for Women

     

     

     

    If you are still looking for exceptional Christmas gifts for the lady in your life, then this blog post is for you! We will be featuring some absolutely stunning earrings and rings that we have available here at Charming Chick. We have so many wonderful jewelry pieces that would make fantastic Christmas gifts, so you should also take some time and peruse our entire jewelry collection. If you do, you are sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

     

    The classic elegance of our Oval Sterling Silver Sapphire Earrings  (pictured above) will have the lady in your life singing your praises and these gorgeous earrings would be a fantastic compliment to any outfit. The deep blue stone fits in as perfectly with a pair of jeans, as it does with an evening gown.  Each earring measures about one inch long.  They are crafted of genuine .925 sterling silver and feature faceted oval sapphire stones.

     

     

     

    If you want to give someone a taste of Paris, these beautiful CZ Sterling Silver Fleur De Lis Hoop Earrings should do the trick. They are versatile enough to dress up any outfit and are crafted of genuine sterling silver with a rhodium plating for maximum shine. Each hoop features genuine clear CZ stones that sparkle and dance when the light hits them.

     

     

     

    Our Sterling Silver CZ Love Knot Ring makes the ideal Christmas gift for the one you love.  This gorgeous ring is crafted of genuine sterling silver and featuring brilliant clear CZ stones. The love knot design will let her know you'll love her for a lifetime. This finely crafted ring is made of genuine sterling silver and is rhodium plated to give the metal extra shine.  The CZ center stone measures 5mm.

     

    If you still haven't see any Christmas gifts that have inspired you, this elegant Sapphire Ring should help. This dazzling ring  is crafted of genuine .925 sterling silver features a round faceted sapphire stone surrounded by small clear CZ stones. Sapphire is the birthstone for September but anyone should wear and enjoy this versatile and precious gemstone.

     

    The last piece we are featuring today is our Swarovski Crystal Stackable Silver Rings. These rings are similar to popular designer rings but at an affordable price. They are all sterling silver plated and feature genuine Swarovski Crystal stones. The set includes three rings which can be stacked or worn separately.

     

    We want you to receive your Christmas gifts on time, which is why we have a Christmas Delivery Guarantee. Check it out and if you meet the shipping deadlines you have listed and we will guarantee that you will have your order in time for the holiday.

  • Last Minute Ideas ~ Christmas Gifts for Grandparents

     

     

    Christmas gifts for Grandparents...

    We are down to single digits! Christmas will be here in only 8 days -- or less depending on when you are reading this! Continuing with our Last Minute Gift series we are going to be looking at Christmas gifts for Grandparents. They are those wonderful people in our lives who love us unconditionally and spoil us rotten. Grandparents are the BEST but if your grandparents are like mine --they have pretty much everything and don't want things that will just add clutter -- am I right? Well, we think we have some fantastic ideas for Christmas gifts for your grandparents.

     

    The Sterling Silver Grandma Euro Bead is a wonderful (and small) gift that is compatible with any of the very popular sterling silver euro bead bracelets such as Pandora, Brighton and Camilia. This is a special gift for an amazing grandma! She will wear it proudly and cherish it for years to come! It is crafted in genuine sterling silver and the embellishment is plated with 14k gold.

     

     

    Grandfathers love handkerchiefs and these Personalized Men's White Hankies are great Christmas gifts. They are crafted of 100% cotton and easily washable. These classically designed handkerchiefs feature a handsome, vertical and horizontal line trim, which create a cross hatch look in all four corners and free personalization.

     

     

    This exquisite Sterling Silver Engraved Round Charm Toggle Bracelet is a finely crafted piece of jewelry. What a better way to thank the special grandmother in your life than the gift of fine jewelry. This solid sterling silver bracelet is available in 7 and 8 inch lengths and the monogram can be done in several engraving styles.

     

     

    Does you granddad grill like none other? Can he put a pork loin on a charcoal grill never touch it and it comes out perfectly cooked two hours later? Yes? No? Well either way we are sure any grill loving grandfather will love this Personalized Grill Tool Gift set. This set is equipped with a grilling spatula, two-pronged fork and easy grip tongs neatly packaged inside a custom 600D polyester storing case, this outdoor cookware makes a superb gift for every grill master on your list. Includes three wood and stainless steel tools. All utensils measure 13.5 inches long. May be embroidered on the polyester carrier pouch with up to three block initials in white, light grey, tan, black, red or blue thread.

  • Last Minute Ideas ~ Christmas Gifts for Children

     

     

    Christmas Gifts...

     

    Today on the Charming Chick blog we will be looking at some of our most adorable and popular children's items. No doubt the children in your life will be receiving a lot of toys but if you are looking for something different, something that they probably won't be receiving from someone else -- we've got some fantastic ideas for children's Christmas gifts.

     

    If you have been looking for unique baby Christmas gifts, the darling Baby Chef Set pictured above makes a wonderful gift. This adorable three-piece baby chef layette set includes white chef's hat, white chef's coat with secure snap closure and black-and-white checkered pants. A whisk is embroidered on the chef hat and the words Baby Chef are embroidered on the coat. Made of machine-washable, 100% cotton. Black-and-white culinary-themed gift box with checkered bottom and rich, red satin bow at the top. Size 0-6 months.

     

     

     

    This Personalized Children's Umbrella is as precious as it is practical. Kids love splashing in puddles. Send them outside with some boots and this umbrella and they will have loads of fun. This wonderful children's gift can be embroidered with your child's name which means they can take it with them to school and everyone will know who it belongs to. Plus, having their name on it just makes it even more special. This is one of those Christmas gifts they'll love and remember.

     

     

     

    Still looking for children's Christmas gifts? How about this? We wanted to highlight is this Children's Personalized Duffel Bag.  This is the ideal gift for children involved in sports or other extracurricular activities. This bag is stylish and perfect for toting sports equipment, clothes and more.  Includes embroidery in your choice of style and color -  including an optional graphic - at no additional charge.

     

     

    Children's Christmas gifts like our final item will be cherished for years to come. If there is a special little girl in your life that is wishing for some bling, she will absolutely adore this sweet lady bug bracelet. It is carefully crafted in .925 genuine sterling silver and will definitely put a smile on her face.

     

    There are only a few shopping days left so order soon and be sure to check out our Christmas Delivery Guarantee to ensure your Christmas gifts arrive in time.

     

     

     

  • Personalized Gifts ~ Ideas for Men

    If there's a man in your life that is difficult to shop for, we have some fantastic ideas on the blog today for you. Personalized gifts are ideal for just about any man in your life. These gifts show that you put a little extra effort into their gift by personalizing it especially for them.

     

    Remember, it may seem like we have a long way to go before we need to think about Christmas shopping, but it will be here before you know it. You'll want to be sure that you order in plenty of time so you won't have to stress and you can sit back and enjoy the holiday season.

     

    This Engraved Sterling Silver Moneyclip is an exquisite piece. If you have searched for personalized gifts but haven't found exactly what you've had in mind, this could be just what you have been looking for. This money clip is crafted of fine quality sterling silver in a timeless and classic design and can be engraved with a single initial or three-letter monogram.

     

     

     

    The Personalized Deluxe Duffle Bag is a fantastic personalized gift for any man. This bag is great for going to the gym and it's perfect for a weekend getaway. This bag is available in either black or red with several thread colors to choose from. It also includes several features that are ideal for keeping things organized. It has a u-shaped zipper closure for easy shoe storage, the bottom is re-enforced with cardboard and it also features several spacious pockets.

    Another great personalized gift that we have available here at Charming Chick is this handsome Personalized Leather Portfolio Notebook. This is an elegant and professional notebook is available in two sizes -- 5" x 8" and 8.5" x 11".

    This personalized Multi-Tool not only looks great, it is also very practical as well. Most men love to be well prepared for any situation and this multi-tool can help them do just that!  This tool is crafted of aluminum and stainless steel and features an LED folding light tool and spring-loaded pliers, a pocket knife, two flathead screwdrivers, bottle opener, mini saw, nylon belt pouch and free personalization.

    We have a wonderful variety of men's gifts here at Charming Chick. Please be sure to look though our entire selection. Also, you'll want to order as soon as you can to ensure your items arrive in plenty of time for the holiday!

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