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Hands down, Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday. Reason being, it's the only holiday with no pressure to perform, you get to be a little silly and no one will judge should you choose not to participate in all the spook-tacular festivities. However, I always choose to participate and decorate my home inside and out. I love getting my craft on during this time of year and never tire of creating unique and oh-so-special pieces to add to my arsenal of decorations. One of my favorite Halloween decorations is putting twinkle light spin on a plain witches hat. These are perfect for hanging from trees, in stairwells, suspended from the ceiling and so much more. This craft is super duper easy, has tremendous impact and best of all, is mega budget friendly (our favorite).

Enjoy! xoxo,

Brittany

Ah, weddings. They are the most joyous of occasions and at BashBLOK, we absolutely love them. A beautiful bride, handsome groom, delicious cake, hours of dancing and lots, and lots, of money spent. Let's face it, weddings are mucho expensive more often than not, couples go over budget. How does this happen? Even if you have done your research and know the average price tag of a wedding there are a lot of small, hidden costs people often fail to mention. We have learned a thing or two in our years of researching weddings and are delighted to share our tips on how to avoid wedding spending surprises.
Let's face it, entertaining can get pretty pricey pretty quickly. In my years of entertaining, I've done my fair share of overspending and getting caught up in the planning moment(s) when making purchases for events. Earlier this year I was looking for a marble serving platter to complement a few pieces I already own and just wasn't willing to spend the $120 for my favorite find. I thought, "Really? there's nothing to this thing!" My mind got working and I took a trip to Home Depot just to see how much a piece of marble tile would cost me. I-WAS-SHOCKED! I found a 12"x12" tile for less than $5...so I bought two :) Then, I took my mission a step further and took a trip to Michael's. Ah, leave it to the lovely Martha Stewart to have few reasonably priced gold gilding products. For about $15 (with coupons) I purchased all the supplies I needed to make my own version of a gold trimmed serving platter. And, I have a little video to show you my process plus, all supplies are listed below. Total cost, less than $20!

Enjoy!

xoxo, Brittany

We’ve all experienced our fair share of party planning disasters…I certainly know I have. Breakdowns in communication, going over budget, disorganized information and pretty much all the joy taken out of the celebration is what inspired me to found BashBLOK. My main goal was to make event planning fun again by creating a web application for planners everywhere to save time, enjoy collaborating and keep all the details in one place.

Spring is juuuuust days away and if you are anything like team BashBLOK, you are loving the warmer weather, pretty flowers and colorful assortment of produce at the grocery store. With all this beauty we are inspired to go fresh and try new recipes as we have moved on from heavy holiday comfort food. Without neglecting your taste buds we are thrilled to share our top five light and easy recipes perfect for your Spring bash or...a night in.

February 20th has been officially named, "Love Your Pet Day." But let's get real. If you are a pet owner this holiday occurs on a daily basis. Growing up, my house had a steady stream of pets including dogs, cats, hamsters, fish and birds. Anytime we were petless, though always short lived, the house seemed empty and quite frankly, depressing. There is something truly magical about the bond we can establish with animals and what they can do for our overall wellbeing. This has become increasingly more apparent to me is recent years with my involvement with Canine Assistants, a non-profit organization which trains and provides service dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities or other special needs. I first started volunteering with this incredible organization in 2013 as a way to get actively involved in the Atlanta community. Instantly, I was hooked and since have fostered 7 dogs and worked with countless others. My love for animals has grown tremendously over the past few years and I have met some of the most selfless and inspiring people on the planet.
Valentine’s Day is around the corner and at BashBLOK, we know a thing or two about properly celebrating the holiday devoted to love. The cliche last minute flowers and heart shaped boxes of candy simply will not do. We think loved ones deserve even a small amount of preparedness. Fear not, our Valentine’s picks are not an ongoing list of extravagant grand gestures. Sometimes it truly is the little things that count most so get ready to knock the socks off your special someone.
At BashBLOK, we believe crafts should be two things, simple and cost effective. Otherwise, what's the point?!? To add a bit of glitz and glam to your next bash we have the perfect quick and easy party banner craft to kick up your bubbly station. By using removable thumb tacks to secure the letters to the ribbon these sparkly letters can be reused for a multitude of occasions. Just think how fabulous they would look as cake toppers, accents in floral arrangements and so, so much more. We specialize in getting the most out of party supplies so get ready to get glittered. Share your sparkle party banner success on our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram. We'd love to connect with you :)

Your BFF just got engaged over the holidays. Yay! Such happy news calls for a celebration. Though we love traditional showers with tiny sandwiches and fancy fruit tea we have become quite fond of the couple's shower. Reason? It allows for everyone, both guys and gals, to share in the excitement of the upcoming nuptials. Also, it is the perfect time for both friend groups to get to know one another. The “your friends” vs. “my friends” now becomes “our friends.” To throw the perfect couple’s shower keep these tips and tricks in mind.

We all know hosting an event takes hours of preparation and can often be quite stressful. Despite perfect planning, it seems a chaotic scramble...