FREE PRINTABLES: Halloween Party Kit!

Hello, loves! Since we’re gearing up for my favorite holiday, Halloween (okay, technically I’m still two months out, but still!) I decided to share a set of free Halloween party printables! So download these now or bookmark them or email them to your friends because you know you’ll be looking for these cute (and FREE!) printables soon. Simply CLICK THE IMAGE to go to the download page for the large, high resolution version of the printables kit. Enjoy!

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Fall Entertaining Ideas Roundup!

Hello you lovely, beautiful darlings! Ever since Labor Day, I have been clicking my heels together in anticipation of autumn. It is, hands down, my favorite season! When I was a kid living on the East Coast, my parents used to take my sister and I to a local pumpkin patch. We’d wheel out a squeeky old Radio Flyer wagon in search of the biggest, brightest pumpkins for our Halloween display. Although I live in Texas now, I still look forward to the cooler weather, the cinnamon and pumpkin treats and drinks, the fall parties and, last but not least, the spicy seasonal beer offerings. Yum!

So with that in mind, I wanted to get the ball rolling on a roundup of ideas for your fall festivity planning! If you’ve got other great ideas, I’d love to hear them in the comments section!

IDEA: Pumpkin Vases

Pumpkin vases are such a gorgeous, simple and inexpensive way to liven up your house or dinner table. The images above are some great examples of how you can accent your pumpkin with flowers ranging from rust-coloured mums to bright orange roses!

IDEA: Corn Centerpieces

Another lovely and inexpensive display piece, dried corn! Track down some unique Indian Corn cobs (husks included!) at your garden center, craft store or farmer’s market, wrap them with twine or cascade them over a spread of wheat and you’ve got an instant rustic conversation piece.

IDEA: Apple Votives

Core some ripe apples just deep enough to place a small votive candle and place in a large vessel or galvanized metal tub full of water for some seasonal mood lighting. These look great on buffet tables or in front of your house or venue as a warm welcome. I love the nostalgia of apple bobbing these votives bring back. They are so divine, Y’all!

RECIPE: Autumn Sangria

Looking for a new drink for your fall party that isn’t the same old beer and liquor? You must try this deliciously crisp sangria! The presentation alone is a gorgeous accent to your bar setup – I just love the cluster of sliced Honeycrisp apples, lemons and rosemary floating in the glass container. Your guests will thank you!

RECIPE: Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash and Quinoa

Listen Y’all, I would not steer you wrong when it comes to incredible stews and soups – they are my kryptonite! You absolutely have to bookmark this chunky chicken stew with butternut squash and quinoa! It is bursting with flavor and perfect for any occasion really: fall pot lucks, football game gatherings, lazy Sunday leftovers. You seriously cannot lose with this meal!

RECIPE: Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake

Cupcake Canyon went ahead and combined two of the best things in life with these Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes. Nevermind wanting to eat a whole tray in a sitting – these are so freaking adorable! Gah! You know they will look gorgeous on your dessert table spread.

RECIPE: Apple Dumplings

In my teen years, my family and I would pick a weekend in the fall to visit the Renaissance Festival. We all had something there we had to get every time. For my sister, it was fairy potions or glitters, for my dad, it was turkey legs, for my mom, it was whimsical inspiration to nurture her creative soul, and for me, it was the apple dumplings. Soft baked apples wrapped in a  flaky crust, drizzled with caramel and set off with chilled vanilla bean ice cream? I hope this is what they hand me when I get to the gates of heaven. 😉

Enjoy!

INSPIRATION: Cupcake Stands!

Looking for a lovely new stand to make your cupcakes the center of attention? Hues Studio has curated a selection of gorgeous cupcake stands to inspire you!

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Working Like a Mad Woman (and planning an Engagement Party)!

Anyone interested in being my partner in crime on Hues projects and wedding planning for the next 12 months?! I swear I have been so busy working on projects for Hues Studio, I’ve started to tune out friends and family asking questions about our wedding (which we have barely begun planning three months later – yikes)!

In the meantime, though, I have gotten some adorable party picks and cupcake toppers finished!

In wedding news, yesterday, Mike and I finally picked a day (months from now!) for our engagement party. Because he’s in a band and constantly on the road, he’s already booked on every weekend through September. So it’ll be a November party. We’re having it at my parents’ ranch in north Houston called Fire and Ice Hall. It’s an amazing 100 year old tin barn that used to house the Sinclair Oil Pumping hub for the south. We’re going to do a fiesta theme since we got engaged (while on the infamous stranded Triumph ‘Cruise from Hell’) in Cozumel, Mexico. So be prepared for more posts on preparations as I get closer to the date. I am so excited and nervous about planning this!

Fire and Ice Hall, Montgomery, Texas.

Fire and Ice Hall, Montgomery, Texas.

Fire and Ice Hall, Montgomery, Texas.

Fire and Ice Hall, Montgomery, Texas.

FREE PRINTABLES: Sunny Printable Party Kit!

We hit our first 100 sales in our Etsy Shop Hues Studio today! Weee! Thank you all for your support – I’ve been so inspired! To celebrate (as promised) I’ve posted a free party kit you can download, print, cut and decorate to your heart’s content. This kit features a happy sun and it’s perfect for backyard parties, beach parties, pool parties or just a random afternoon with friends and family!

The kit includes:

  • – 2″ Party Squares / Labels / Placecards
  • – 2″ Party Circles / Cupcake Toppers
  • – 1″ Party Circles / Cupcake Toppers
  • – 4″ Rectangle Tag / Bag Topper
  • – 5″ Blank Sign / Notecard / Thank You Card
  • – 2 2.5″ Wide Pennant Banners
  • – 1″ Solo Sun Cutouts / Table Confetti

If you have any questions regarding the printables, feel free to leave me a note in the comments section. Happy spring/summer, Y’all! Enjoy!

xo Chase

Rainbow Cloud Cupcake Toppers are here!

I spent the past weekend working like a lunatic on some new cupcake topper ideas. I’ve got the rainbow toppers, seen here, some owls, some super adorable glittery crabs and so much more! I’m working to get full sets for each topper (like treat bag toppers and invitations) but in the meantime, I thought I’d go ahead and share these. Who doesn’t love a rainbow? These would be a perfect accent to colorful kids parties, art- or beach- themed parties, or a quirky little baby shower! I might have to send a set of these to my mom, who is a huge fan of bright colors. 😉

Coming soon: FREEBIE Printable Set!

Seeing as how I’m 3 sales away from my first 100 sales in my Etsy Shop (Hues Studio), I thought I ought to celebrate with a little freebie to share! Check back shortly for the download link – in the meantime, here’s a little snippet of the theme:

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Bring on the outdoor parties! xo