Thursday, October 31, 2013

A Bit of Hocus Pocus

It's no secret that we leave a trail of sparkle where ever we go.... and we mean this literally. Any space occupied by MBM, whether it be a carpet, hardwood floor, back yard or venue each finds itself embedded with glitter and rhinestones from our past orders and events!

So... when it comes time for Halloween, a normally darker and spooky holiday, we wanted to add a little hocus pocus of our own to this Day of the Dead!  There's no reason all Halloween decorations should be are few ways to dress up the holiday for all of you Halloween Queens.

Below are two very different invitations that can be used for Halloween themed events. The more formal of the two is the black pocket feather invitation, trimmed with black rhinestones. This was created for one of our gorgeous October brides, perfectly showcasing her love of Halloween.

The second of the two is an orange folder, with orange design paper and a black shimmer matte. The inside of the invitation showcases 5 different Halloween fonts, to give the invitation depth. The matching insert is perfect for an RSVP or in this case additional details. No Halloween invitation is complete without the sparkly orange and black bow.

Of course Halloween is showcased best by decorations. Here are some DIY ideas that are sure to make Halloween Sparkle!

The sparkle witch has was made with shimmer material. Additions include sparkle leaves, black flowers with shimmer stamens, black tulle roses, a sparkle spider, glitter pumpkin and wisteria flowers.

Something as simple as black satin chair wraps stuffed with  sparkle leaves, feathers and branches can transform your Halloween decor. They are accented by a spider web table cloth.

Dressing up your mantle in all things that glitter is an easy way to add depth to your decor. Glitter leaves, candles, skulls, arrangements and tea lights in purple and orange are all seen below. The candle holders are accented with rhinestone eyed skulls. 

The witch hat and Halloween tree below are made from cones, satin and sheer ribbon and rhinestones.

Lastly, you can adorn your pumpkin with black rhinestones and give it a glitter leaf base with slitter rose, wisteria and spider accents. Glitter infused tealights in orange are a perfect sidescape for this piece! 

Happy Halloween Everyone!! 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hole In One...or 30!

It's very rare that our posts do not contain items that shimmer and sparkle, but there is definitely cause for an exception today! 

Last weekend Magic Beyond Midnight celebrated a very special birthday. One of my oldest and dearest friends, who also happens to be Jenna's handsome hubby Mike, is the next one to join the 30 club...Last weekend Jenna threw him a party that certainly welcomed him into his 30's with a bang!

Jenna dubbed the party the 'Dir- Tee 30'; not only was it a surprise to the birthday boy, but all decor incorporated his favorite past time...GOLF!  Jenna organized a bar crawl for Mike, complete with a bus for transportation from place to place, matching 'tee's' and bar crawl bags. There were 10 bars included on the crawl, and a pit stop for food re-fuel.

The party didn't stop there... after a full day of local bar hopping, the night gave way to a backyard BBQ, complete with the birthday boy being roasted by his friends and family and a DJ who made sure to keep the party going.

The BBQ is where MBM was really able to put the finishing touches on the golf theme... 

In early September all guests received the invitation  to the crawl and BBQ, complete with a map of the bars. Jenna designed the invitation so that you could respond to the crawl, BBQ, or both! Everyone was able to input their t-shirt sizes so when they arrived the day of, Jenna had their shirt ready, in their bag.

Bar Crawl Bags

 Mike seeing the invite for the first time...

Everything including  dinner and dessert revolved around golf. Just to make sure no one missed the connection, we created Golf Themed Stationary to label each item in the 'Caddy Buffet!'

What's a party without centerpieces? The golf balls, flag, tees and green are a perfect match for the party and this backyard, which is set on a golf course.

 The birthday boy and his fabulous wife!! Mike and Jenna with the golf cake and their matching tees!

Dessert included Golf Cake Balls on Tees and Faux Grass, with any array of other golf ball decorated items!

Orange and Green was the overall color scheme, down to the utensils.

Jenna designed a keepsake for Mike that was displayed at the BBQ - The most recent addition of Golf Digest, showcasing Mike and his swing. 

The 'stage' for the roast included a 19th Hole Flag...

Needless to say the party was a huge success, everyone had a blast and Jenna left no stone unturned, managing every detail down to the 30 on the back of the shirts!

It's always fun to break away from the ordinary glitz and glam that surrounds Magic Beyond Midnight and there is no better reason to do so than in honor of Mike's birthday! Friday is the big day!!   Happy Birthday Mike! Welcome to 30!!!!!