Monday, April 11, 2016

Make it Yourself Magazine- Pop Up Party!

Several months ago I was asked by the people from Make it Yourself magazine to plan a "party" using my SODALICIOUS fabric collection for an upcoming publication. Make it Yourself magazine is part of the Better Homes and Gardens family = BIG DEAL! So of course I said YES!

 That magazine is finally on news stands and I can't wait to tell you all about it!
(Or order a digital issue HERE)

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The idea was to replicate some of the ideas from my market booth and design a soda shop themed party. Can I just say that I had so much fun doing this!

This magazine is so cool because not only do they show you pictures of fun things but they also provide instructions and printables so you can host a party of your own! There are so many ideas that range from party decor and treat recipes to crafts for your guests to enjoy. There's even instructions for the soda jerk hat and apron!


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I designed some fun throw pillows to toss around the seating area at your party as well as the soda stand pictured above and all of the instructions in the magazine!

I LOVE how they styled the picture below with old 45's lining the wall. You could hit up your local thrift store for some 45's and string them together as a garland or sign for your party. Or if you're really ambitious, line a wall with them like the magazine did ;) 

There's even a free party kit you can download which includes invitations, recipes and much more!

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What I love the most is that a Pop-Up Party is fun for people of all ages!
My daughter's is turning 11 in a couple of weeks and I see a Pop-Up party in her future.
Wouldn't it be fun if me and the hubs hosted an evening get together with some of our grown up friends for a flash-back soda party?
The weather is getting warmer and a soda shop theme for the weekend BBQ and/or picnic would be perfect!

See what I mean? Time to get planning!  

6 comments:

Yvonne said...

That is so much fun! You are so talented, I was getting so curious I ordered a copy so I can hopefully read it here before we travel to Utah!

Shawn said...

And to think that I knew you when! Hey everyone, this mom used to babysit my kids! Great job, Em!

Allison CB said...

Very cute!!

mackyton said...

This pop up party looks great and decoration is simply fantastic. Loved every bit of this party. At one of local event venues Chicago I too hosted such a colorful bridal shower for my sister. Everyone loved my arrangements!

Corrie said...

This is awesome! I made a sodalicious quilt that we love. :)

Corrie said...

This is awesome! I made a sodalicious quilt that we love. :)