Table Settings 101

Ivanka Trump has a wonderfully whimsical graphic on how to set a table. I've already printed it out and tucked it into my china cabinet drawer for future reference, and I hope you do too.

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Post Holiday Sales!

Now that the holidays are behind us, it's a great time to scoop up some small, easily stored supplies for next year.  Here are a few finds guaranteed to add some fun to Winter 2015 without breaking the bank.


Nordic Treat Bags (12 bags for $4.25)
Can you say, christmas sweater cookies? These treat bags would look perfect tucked around a table full of yarn, no?

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Nutcracker Cupcake Kit (Makes 24 cupcakes for $7)
Sugar plum cupcakes would make these darling toppers and gold wrappers perfect!

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12 Days of Christmas Cupcake Kit (Makes 24 cupcakes for $7)
I love these more than five gold rings, four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.

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Next up, Williams Sonoma.

Holiday Wood Spoons (12 spoons for $2.99)
A DIY sundae bar with red and green toppings (sprinkles, m&ms, etc.) would be nicely complimented by these spoons. Plus, for $2.99, what's not to like?

(Photo courtesy of Williams Sonoma)

This is a fantastic deal if you bake! I have several of these cakelet pans and as long as you generously coat them with a non-stick spray before use, you'll have beautiful results. These can be used well into next month too!

(Photo courtesy of Williams Sonoma)

Moving on, helloooo anthropologie!

While $10 seems steep for a mug, anthropologie is currently offering 25% off of their sale items with coupon code INAFLURRY, so with this coupon, these become much more affordable. (Note: This coupon code is only valid for a short time.) Pick up a couple to pair with cocoa mix and marshmallows for next year's Secret Santa. 

(Photo courtesy of anthropologie)

Wondermade Pumpkin Pie Marshmallows (16 marshmallows for $9.95)
Pumpkin pie marshmallows?! Sold! Again, be sure to use coupon code INAFLURRY for 25% off this already awesome price. 

(Photo courtesy of anthropologie)

Now let's head over to Rifle Paper Co. for some gift tags.

Little Drummer Boy Gift Tags (10 tags for $5.63)
These are darling. Pa rum pum pum pum.

(Photo courtesy of Rifle Paper Co.)

Last but certainly not least, here are a few awesome deals from Paper Source.

Hanukkah Chalkboard Circle Stickers (24 stickers for $1.25)
These will look beautiful on everything - Hanukkah cards, gifts, on boxes of cookies, the list is endless. They also have red snowflake ones, here.

(Photo courtesy of Paper Source)

Happy shopping!

A Two Penny Parties Holiday Playlist (the 2014 Edition)

While you wrap gifts, bake cookies and trim the tree this weekend have a listen to these classics (and soon to be classics) and have yourself a merry little Christmas now. Are there any I missed? Shout out in the comments section below!

Psst! You need Spotify to listen to these. The good news? It's free so download it here today!

Wrapping Paper Roundup!

I love giving presents. Love it. It's always fun to make someone's day whether you're delivering a new car or a box of cookies. The best part? Making the treats look beautiful! So why not use some of these beauties to spread some joy this holiday season?

Oh, and before you worry about finding ribbon to match each print let me give you a tip. White twine works perfectly! Buy a roll and use it on everything. Every. Thing. It will save you time, money, and it always looks timeless. Home improvement stores seem to have it for a great price, fyi.

Now, back to the gorgeous gift wrap parade!

Snow & Graham Chicago: Red Roses

(Photo From Snow & Graham Chicago)

Norman's PrinteryAnchor Wrapping Paper

(Photo from Norman's Printery on Etsy)

Fig 2 Designs: Holiday Flag Wrap

(Photo from Fig 2)

(Photo from Bespoke Letterpress)

Smock.: Pageant Wrap (and it's on sale!)

(Photo from Smock.)

Clara and MacyChristmas Carrot Wrapping Paper Set

(Photo from Not on the High Street)

Kate Broughton: Winter Lodge

(Photo From Kate Broughton's Etsy Shop)

Ruff House Art: Retro Owl

(Photo from Ruff House Art's Etsy Shop)

(Photo from A Favorite Design's Etsy Shop)

What did you think of these gift wrap designs? Sound off in the comments section! 

Happy Wrapping!