Throwing a party? Try party decorations made out of household items

Stephanie Antoinette, founder of J'aime la vie by Victoria Antoinette, says there are so many fabulous and inexpensive ways to decorate for your party - all you have to do is look around the house and you will often find you have some items on hand that can be changed to help you create a unique look.

For instance, Antoinette says using some darling floral plates, inexpensive candlestick holders and a hot glue gun, you can create a one of a kind cupcake tower!

She also says plain glass vases and candleholders can be given a metallic/mirrored look with a $6 bottle of spray paint. Just clean them well and spray a few coats till you achieve a desired look.

How about grabbing some tissue paper and floral wire to make fun poms that you can hang from the ceiling, light fixtures or pop in a vase for a fun floral arrangement?

Another idea, take boring plastic storage bins and cover them with a patterned contact paper by cutting them to fit all 4 sides. Party gifts are often challenging to come up with for some. You want something that interests guests and doesn't get left behind.

And she says anything in a mason jar works really well and guests love it! Antoinette showed how to pack ingredients for cookies by layering them in a decorative way, and topping it off with some adorable fabric to cover the metal lid and tie it with a string! Just add the recipe on a small card and tag it on the jar!

You can contact Stephanie Antoinette at 480-717-2795, by email at ByVictoriaAntoinette@gmail.com or online at www.JLVbebeconcierge.com .

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