Pure bliss for the rustic-meets-modern farmhouse enthusiast. Magnolias asymmetric fresh cut garlands carry that quintessential evergreen scent of the season, and make for gorgeous backdrops (how stunning would this be behind a bar cart!?).
If you’re still in need of a tree, Balsam Hill trees are the way to go. A few years back, I purchased this artificial Cathedral Fir Tree, which came completely pre-lit with simple instructions for assembly. While their trees may be a bit pricier than artificial trees from Target or Home Goods, the quality is definitely worth it.
The holiday decor from Balsam Hill is also top notch. They carry a wide variety of products with classic Christmas designs, ranging from garlands, to stockings, life size figures, accent pieces and much more.
BizBash is an all-time favorite in the events community. Meeting and event professionals turn to the site to read up on current trends, strategy, production, and programming. But party hosts will find this site just as useful for event planning tools as well established names in the industry.
Think of eventup like a search engine for event and meeting spaces (just note that not every venue is on there).
Browse venues in top cities, or filter the search by price range, venue type, and style. Users can also sort spaces according to seated or standing capacity and type of event. If you’re looking for something specific, take the filters one step further and sort by neighborhood, distance or amenities.
Eventup delivers information on space rentals without needing to visit the venue’s website directly. Check out this example that shows the site’s page for SPiN, a cool ping pong themed venue in NYC. Users can even request a quote from the venue without leaving the page.
Photos on this site showcase the kind of transformations that can be done to a space. Take a look at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC, shown in the below image. The design and lighting installations are amazing!
Floorplans are essential for any event. Often, venue managers will produce floorplans and share them with vendors for their input and specifications, to determine where each item will live within a space.
Events that have an increase in complexity, or large number of moving parts, may hire an event planner or designer. They take the lead on creating and managing the floorplan.
AllSeated allows for each of these parties – venues, planners, designers and other event partners – to edit floorplans collaboratively. It’s a high-level site to create floorplans that are accurate and to scale.
With 2D and 3D options, specific measurements from popular rental companies, ready-to-plot tables and chairs, and tons venues to choose from, it’s a turnkey resource to prepare for a seamless install and set-up.
The site also allows users to manage guest lists. The best part? Guest lists can be inputted directly onto floorplans. So, if a guest RSVP’s with a food allergy, the planner can indicate which table and chair the guest has been assigned to, for the caterer to note on the event day.
Check out an overview of an example floorplan, below.
I love their pre-designed party sets like the one pictured below.
If you’re short on time, take a look at their Party in a Box collections.
They have all of the essential supplies for themed celebrations, like Mermaid in a Box (such a sweet collection!). Most boxes are prepared for up to eight people, so make sure that you select the right quantity of boxes, depending on the guest count.
Children’s parties made elegant. Clafoutis Creations is a wonderland of whimsy, from enchanting tableware to pretty party supplies, with tons of themes to choose from.
Find cupcake kits in an animal parade theme, iridescent confetti fit for a swan lake theme, hyper-stylized paper goods, everything you need for gifting, and enough accessories to please even the pickiest of kids.
Busy parents – turn to Clafoutis Creations when you’re looking to find more than the standard set of matching plates and cups. It offers unique touches that really pull a party together.
If your eyes are set on a candy bar, sweets to include in favor bags, or if you plan to incorporate candy into a tablescape design, chances are you’ll need a lot of it. Candy Warehouse offers a wide range of bulk candies in varying quantities and flavors, with the option to select unwrapped or wrapped candy.
They carry well known brands like Hershey’s and novelty ones like eFrutti (home of the gummy hot dog, hamburger and pizza). If you’re sticking to a specific color scheme, this site also offers a shop by color option, which even includes metallic, rainbow and pastel categories.
I find it SO MUCH EASIER to buy candy in bulk, online, and find the exact type and quantity that I’m looking for, versus making a trip to a store that offers fewer and more costly options. The value is unmatched!
There’s a sassy, upbeat energy to the products on this site. They’ve made an appearance at many of the parties I’ve planned for the little ones in my clients’ lives. Find balloons, decorations and tableware on this site, pre-sorted by category. Or, browse inspiration on their Instagram for loads of theme and installation ideas.
This is also a sweet site for gift ideas that fly under the radar. A curated collection of wooden toys, activity kits, art supplies, and unique bags live here!
Maisonette is a favorite for knick knacks like unicorn brooches, stickers, favor supplies, candles, crowns and many more fun finds. They sell brands like Meri Meri, Handstand Kitchen, and bling2o. It’s a super turnkey site for games that entertain an active audience!
If you’re in the market for the sweetest tutus, Maisonette also sells iloveplum, which is an absolute need-to-know for princesses, fairies, and ballerinas alike. They also carry other brands for costuming, like Lovelane for little mermaids and super heroes, and Great Pretenders for dinosaurs and pirates. It’s one of the first places that I turn to, especially when outfitting is involved!
Oh Happy Day is actually divided into two different sites, a blog and an e-commerce shop. The blog is a great resource for kids craft ideas, printables and DIY projects, while the shop is a hub for modern party supplies. Sort by color and find all-things metallic or filter through decor to find goodies like party fans, horns, stirrers, banners and garlands.
Pro-Tip: Skip the assembly process and opt for pre-made favor kits. Each kit comes with all you need for one favor bag, featuring nostalgic toys, candy and games. Think: Slinky, Pop Rocks, Rubik’s Cube… the works!
Red Bubble sells cute and protective masks that are perfectly sized for kiddos.
Consider purchasing a variety of masks in the theme or color scheme of your child’s party, and leave them in a basket or tray for little ones to pick up on their way into the party. Safety is always first!
Whether you’re searching for a theme, color scheme, venue, event partner, creative way to display escort cards, F&B presentation style, or a dose of inspiration, these resources have got you covered. Keep reading to discover some of my Most Loved Sites for Weddings.
Head over to Harper’s Bazaar, click the dropdown bar on the top left and there you’ll find Brides. The site is inclusive of planning advice, current news in the wedding space, luxury wedding inspiration, and lots of hidden gems.
Recent articles feature celebrity weddings, sustainability, the launch of new bridal collections, announcements of venue openings, and wedding registry ideas, just to demonstrate the wide span Bazaar Bride covers.
The content on this site feels fresh, modern, and so inspiring.
It was co-founded by Alexandra Macon, the past editor of Weddings for Vogue, who now shares her wealth of knowledge on planning tips and access to celebrity weddings on her own platform, Over the Moon.
Here you can find beautiful photos, stories and the why behind the inspiration. For how-to’s, top destinations, guides, and insight from some of the most esteemed names in the industry, visit the Planning page on Over the Moon.
The Real Weddings tab allows viewers to search for inspiration by category. Filter searches by wedding location, season, style, color scheme, and type of venue the nuptials took place in. Bonus: it’s insanely aesthetically pleasing.
Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book is also super useful for couples searching for event partners. Here you can find hair & make-up stylists, officiants, stationers, planners and everything in between.
Slated to launch soon, their new Matchbook app will enable couples to secure vendors all on one platform. Until then, check out their site for tons of ideas, and to see gorgeous wedding photos submitted by planners and couples.
When I think of candles, disposable tableware, decorations, and vessels, I gravitate towards products with a creative flare, that feel luxurious and unique, without a hefty price tag. I’ve compiled a list of five companies that tend to fly under the radar, especially compared to staple party supply sites like Amazon, Oriental Trading or Party City. The products on the below Most Loved Sites are awesome resources for well-crafted party supplies, and are all about the details.
This is one of my go-to sites for custom cocktail napkins and guest towels.
For Your Party also carries customizable cups, matches, coasters, menus and place cards. There are dozens of templates to input personal text, or customers can create their own designs by choosing the material type, orientation, font, colors and graphics.
Coterie elevated party goods is a personal paradise. It offers stunning collections for a variety of themes, and even carries a line for furry friends (check out the Dog Pawty Time Set).
The cool thing about this site is that it automatically calculates a suggested quantity of items based on the number of guests in attendance. Simply select the package and corresponding number of guests, then choose the items you wish to include from the collection.
Customers can still mix and match sets from different themes, but this site is especially turnkey for busy bodies that want a cohesive tableware collection in one click.
Most Loved Sites series meets interiors! Like most people obsessed with interior design, I have a favorites tab saved on my browser filled with homeware sites. I’ve narrowed it down to a list of the top ten gems, and a few notes on why they’re my go-to’s.
American made, quirky but traditional home decor, hardware, office goodies, you name it. Schoolhouse is the perfect site to find a retro wall clock, or wooden toys for children. It’s also a personal favorite for lighting fixtures.
If you like homes styled by Joanna Gaines, this is the site for you.
West Elm accounts for the majority of pieces in my home. It has playful, mid-century modern collections with a refined edge.
If you have an affinity towards brass, wood, and pops of color, this will likely become a favorite of yours as well. West Elm also supports hundreds of locally made, sustainably sourced and fair trade products, which are identified with symbols below the products themselves.
Artisanal and elegant with a sustainable approach. Arhaus carries indoor and outdoor furniture, all-things tabletop and decor, and a stunning collection of wall art ranging from prints, to maps, to framed tapestry and watercolor pieces.
The duality of their unique yet functional homeware translates to comfortable living fit for everyday use.