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DIY High School Graduation Gift Ideas

It’s graduation season ladies and gentlemen, which means lots of graduation ceremonies, parties, and gifts!  If you have a lot of graduation parties to attend, the gifts can get pretty…

It’s graduation season ladies and gentlemen, which means lots of graduation ceremonies, parties, and gifts!  If you have a lot of graduation parties to attend, the gifts can get pretty expensive and start to add up.  Here are a few DIY gift ideas that are just as good as any other graduation gift but won’t break the bank!

  • DIY canvas.Chelsea Crockett - Canvas  I know this might seem pretty basic, but creating a canvas to match your friend’s dorm room is a fun, artsy gift!  You can add her favorite saying, verse, quote, etc. like the picture on the right.
  • High school scrapbook.  If you guys were close in high school, ask your friends to put together a page to add to a scrapbook for her!  You and your friends can even all go in on it together.  It’s thoughtful and memorable!
  • A bracelet/necklace/keychain with their school’s colors.  There are so many Etsy DIY accessories that you can customize to say certain things or be a certain color.  Customize it to have her name on it or her class year and her future school’s colors!
  • Freshman year survival kit.  Everyone could use one of these!  You basically put together a basket, or “kit,” filled with different essentials every freshman needs such as pencils, snacks, band-aids, etc.
  • College gear.  I know when I left for college, I wanted every shirt, sweatshirt, bumper sticker, etc. that my school had to offer!  Order something online or check out the college’s bookstore for a cute shirt or other souvenirs!

Which idea is your favorite?  Let me know in the comment section below!

XOXO – Chelsea

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3 Makeup Looks for NYE

New Year’s Eve is the one holiday you can go above and beyond with your makeup.  You can rock as much sparkle and glitter as you want since you’ll be…

New Year’s Eve is the one holiday you can go above and beyond with your makeup.  You can rock as much sparkle and glitter as you want since you’ll be ringing in the new year all night long!  In case you wanted to try something new this holiday, here are 3 makeup looks that are perfect for the night ahead!

Gold – If you want your look to focus more on gold tones, try out a look like the one on the right!  Chelsea Crockett - NYE MakeupDoing a smoky eye with brown shades will create the perfect base to add some gold sparkle.  Fill in your eyebrows and add a maroon lip to seal the deal!

Silver – If your outfit calls for a silver makeup look, focus on black and grey tones.  Since theses shades are darker, I suggest using black only on the outer parts of your lid.  You don’t want to use too many dark shades especially if you normally don’t wear a lot of eyeshadow.  Add a shimmer silver shade over your base.  (You can even add some blue tones to compliment the grey!)

Nude – Maybe you’re not into all of the sparkle and glitter and want to keep it a little simpler.  Pick a couple eye shadows that are more matte rather than shimmer.  You can do a light smoky eye paired with a matte lipstick!  Keep it simple but still complimenting your outfit. 

I hope this completes your look for this New Year’s Eve!

XOXO – Chelsea

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NYE Glam Prep: Trends You Need to Know

New Year’s Eve is hands down the most fun night of the year!  Whether you party it up with your friends or kick it with your family, it’s always fun…

New Year’s Eve is hands down the most fun night of the year!  Whether you party it up with your friends or kick it with your family, it’s always fun to ring in the new year.  Despite the festivities, you’ll need a fashionable outfit to kick off 2017!  Here are some things you need to know about the hottest NYE trends!

  • Go gold.  Gold and silver are two colors that come to mind when I think of NYE.  This year, gold is the color to rock! Chelsea Crockett - Velvet Shirt
  • Velvet.  Velvet is one of the cutest (and comfiest) trends this year.  Velvet shirts, velvet dresses, velvet jackets, velvet everything!  The picture on the right is both stylish and casual for the night.  You can dress it up or dress it down!
  • Glitter strobing/highlight.  If you’ve never heard of glitter strobing, it’s fun to try out for New Year’s Eve!  If you look online, you can find out how to do it yourself.  Why not add a little extra bling to celebrate the night?
  • All black everything.  All black everything is a timeless look that anyone can pull off!  Once again, this is a look you can dress up or dress down according to what you have planned!
  • Metallic.  New Year’s Eve has no limitations when it comes to your outfit.  Rock a pair of metallic pants or a metallic jacket!

Which trend are you going to rock this year?  Let me know below!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Pool Party Essentials

I’ve always loved a good pool party. Nothing says “summer” like a pool full of family or friends! If you have a pool and you are wanting to throw a…

I’ve always loved a good pool party. Nothing says “summer” like a pool full of family or friends! If you have a pool and you are wanting to throw a killer pool party, there are a few essentials to make the experience as easy and as memorable as possible! Your guests won’t want to leave!

  1. Fun pool floaties: I am sure you have seen photos of your favorite celebs floating around in pools on big swan or flamingo floaties. Well, bring those inflatables to your pool! There are tons of fun options out there, from giant inflatable ice cream sandwiches to flamingos and swans and beyond.2011-03-15-double-rainbow-pancakes-skewers-500
  2. Twinkly lights: Run twinkly Christmas lights around your deck or pool area. That way at night you can flip on the lights and have a cool whimsical vibe.
  3. A Bluetooth speaker: This is definitely an essential in my book! I love having tunes playing when I am swimming with friends. It sets a fun, carefree mood. Having a Bluetooth speaker allows you to be able to have your phone anywhere and still play music since it doesn’t have to plug into the speaker.
  4. Fun beverages: I’m talking pink lemonade, root beer, Kool Aid, the works! Have a few pitchers of cool drinks made so that people can refresh in the tastiest way possible.
  5. Fresh fruit: My favorite poolside snack is a big slice of watermelon. It is cool and refreshing which makes it the perfect summertime snack! Have some fresh fruit sliced and ready to go so your friends can munch away.

Pool parties are one of the best things about summer, wouldn’t you agree?

XOXO, Chels

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Graduation Party 101: Gifts & Outfits

It’s not only the start of summer and the end of the school year but the beginning of many, many graduation parties! Especially if you’re a senior, like me, you’ll…

It’s not only the start of summer and the end of the school year but the beginning of many, many graduation parties! Especially if you’re a senior, like me, you’ll have dozens of parties to attend! If you’ve never been to one, it’s hard to know what to wear and what type of present you should bring. Here’s my take on it :)!

If you’re attending the party with your parents, most of the time your gift will be from your whole family. If you’re in this boat, your Chelsea Crockett - DIY Dorm Decorparents will usually give the graduate a card with money or a gift card. Most of the time, it’s your closer friends’ parties that you’re going to, so you should have an idea of what they like or don’t like. If you know their plans for college, you can make or buy a gift that could go in their dorm room! There are plenty of DIYs that are perfect for dorm décor. If you’re not on the crafty side, buy something that they can take to college with them or simply something that they’ll enjoy for their next chapter in life!

As far as outfits go, you don’t need to be over-the-top dressy, but you do need to look nice. I suggest a casual dress or jeans with a nice shirt. As for shoes, sandals or a small wedge are perfect!

I hope that’s helpful! – Chelsea

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3 St. Patrick’s Day Snacks & Treats!

St. Patrick’s Day is just an excuse for lots of fun and good food! Whether you’re having a St. Patty’s class celebration or a party with your friends, you’ll need…

St. Patrick’s Day is just an excuse for lots of fun and good food! Whether you’re having a St. Patty’s class celebration or a party with your friends, you’ll need some themed, green treats to snack on. I’ve seen hundreds of ideas on Pinterest, but here are three that are not only delicious but simple as well!

  • Lucky Charm® Rice Krispie® Treats. These are so easy and fun to make! All you need is a recipe for homemade Rice Krispie® Treats. Then you can go one of two ways: either dye the butter green before mixing your ingredients or use green colored marshmallow (either way works!). After following your recipe but before separating them into squares, add in Lucky Charm® marshmallows! That’s all there is to it!Chelsea Crockett - Lime Sherbet Floats
  • Lime Sherbet Floats.  Since you’re going to have so many yummy treats, you’ll need something to quench your thirst. Lime sherbet floats will do the trick! All you need are a few cartons (or however many you need to serve your friends!) of lime, green ice cream. For the soda, pick whatever you like best! I prefer either 7-Up® or Sprite®. For tastiest results, use a lemon-lime flavored soda!
  • Rainbow Fruit Kabobs. Since I’m all for healthy treats, fruit kabobs are not only perfect for taste but decoration too! You’ll need these ingredients: purple grapes, blueberries, kiwis, pineapples, cantaloupe, and raspberries (or strawberries)! Stack them on wooden skewers in that exact order, like a rainbow (which is another St. Patrick’s Day theme!).

 

Let me know how your treats turn out :)!

-Chelsea

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Super Duper Super Bowl Snacks

Are you throwing/attending a Super Bowl party? If you have a dad/brother/boyfriend that lives for football, or you love it yourself, then the answer is probably a resounding “yes.” My…

Are you throwing/attending a Super Bowl party? If you have a dad/brother/boyfriend that lives for football, or you love it yourself, then the answer is probably a resounding “yes.” My favorite part of the Super Bowl is the commercials…and the food at the parties! Here are a few cute Super Bowl-themed snacks that are sure to score big with everyone at the party.

Football Cupcakes: First of all, who doesn’t love a chocolate cupcake covered in chocolate frosting?! These adorable cupcakes are a great easy item for people to grab and then go sit down and enjoy the game. Recipe Here. football 4

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Footballs: Chocolate covered strawberries are a crowd favorite, no matter what kind of party it is. Plus, strawberries are already pretty much shaped like footballs! Just slap on some white chocolate laces and there you have it! Strawberry football perfection. Recipe Herefootball 3

Sausage cheddar football bites: If you aren’t particularly good at cooking or know you wont have time to make anything super intricate, here is a super cute easy way out! Recipe Here.football 2

Soft Pretzel Footballs: Make your guests feel like they are right there at the stadium with these soft pretzel footballs! They will feel like they just walked to the concession stand and picked themselves up a salty halftime snack. Recipe Here.

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Football Rice Crispy Treats: Rice crispy treats are crazy easy to make plus they are totally delish, so why not make them into a giant football for everyone to devour? Recipe Herefootball

Now you can be the best host/guest ever this Super Bowl Sunday! Who are you rooting for? The Patriots or the Seahawks?

XOXO, Chels

 

 

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New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

Are you throwing a New Year’s party this year or do you know someone who is? If so, then you need ideas on how to make it the BEST New…

Are you throwing a New Year’s party this year or do you know someone who is? If so, then you need ideas on how to make it the BEST New Year’s party everrrr! Here are some pretty entertaining party ideas!

– Glow-in-the-dark games: Because New Year’s parties are at night, that means that you can do glow-in-the-dark games! Some ideas are glow-in-the-dark ring toss and glow in the dark bowling! Check out my article called “glow in the dark party ideas” for more ideas!nye party

-Boxes for each hour: Staying up until midnight strikes can be a bit challenging to some. To stay awake until the New Year, make boxes to open every hour on the hour that have games or treats inside. For instance, the 11:00 box could have the instructions to a fun game for the whole group. The 12:00 box could have sparkling grape juice in it to celebrate the New Year!

-Photo booth: Everyone loves a fun photo both! This photo booth has a New Year’s twist to it. Everyone takes turns taking a photo in the home-made photo booth, and in their photo they are holding a small chalk board on which they have written their New Year’s resolution! Also, there are a few websites on which you can print out fun photo booth props such as hats and glasses!

I hope these ideas help you have the best New Year’s party ever!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Style an Ugly Christmas Sweater!

The holiday season isn’t only the time for presents and delicious cookies, but for ugly Christmas sweater parties, too! You never know if your crush or secret admirer may be…

The holiday season isn’t only the time for presents and delicious cookies, but for ugly Christmas sweater parties, too! You never know if your crush or secret admirer may be there :). So, apart from the “ugly sweater” part, you may want to look cute and not-so-casual on top of it. Here are some way some ways to dress up your ugly sweater!

  1. Preppy. When people ask for fashion advice, I always give the same answer. Be yourself! So, if you’re that Chelsea Crockett - Ugly Sweaterpreppy girl that’s obsessed with heels and jewelry, show it! Tuck your sweater into a high waisted skirt that matches it. Then, throw on a chunky necklace and a pair of heels or flats!
  2. Edgy. For this look, combat boots are a must. Whether they’re studded out or just plain black, rock them with a pair of ripped jeans! If you have a crop sweater, try that out, too. Then complete your look with a beanie!
  3. Casual. Maybe the party you’re going to isn’t much of a party but a more causal event such as a gift exchange with your friends! Throw on the classic leggings, tall socks, and UGGs. Finish your outfit off with an oversized Christmas sweater!
  4. Formal. If you’re planning on dressing up a little for your occasion, try out a sweater dress. They’re not only stylish but comfy as well!

Do you have a go-to ugly sweater outfit? Share with me below :)!

Love, Chels

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Glow In The Dark Party Ideas

Glow sticks are can be the life of any party. You can do so much with them! I had no idea of all the fun that you can have when…

Glow sticks are can be the life of any party. You can do so much with them! I had no idea of all the fun that you can have when you get a little creative with glow sticks. Having a nighttime/evening party and need some games? Look no further!

1. Glow in the dark bowling:

Put a glow stick into a water bottle to create a glow in the dark bowling pin! Make at least 6 pins and use a soccer or basketball as your bowling ball!

2. Glow stick ring toss:

What is the one thing that could make ring toss more fun? Make it glow in the dark! Make the pole out of anything you want. The necklace glow sticks are the perfect size to make rings for ring toss!

3. Glow in the dark drink cups:

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For your next spring get-together or summer bonfire, use this cool trick! Take a larger sized plastic cup, put a glow stick bracelet in the bottom, and then put a smaller clear plastic cup inside the larger one! It will make your drink look like it is glowing. So cool!

Keep these sweet tips in mind for your next evening get together!

XOXO, Chels

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Fourth of July Treats!

July 4th is almost here and I’m sure many of you will be celebrating poolside or at the beach!  When my family gets together with friends, we like to get…

July 4th is almost here and I’m sure many of you will be celebrating poolside or at the beach!  When my family gets together with friends, we like to get creative with our red, white, and blue desserts!  They are fun to make and sometimes even healthier than the usual party cakes and desserts.  Here are a few ideas to help get your creative juices flowing.

One simple idea is to alternate cut up strawberries, bananas, and blueberries on skewers. Place the skewers on a fancy tray with some marshmallow/cream cheese dip.  It’s that healthy and that simple!

Another idea is to bake a cake (or brownies) in a 9 x 13 pan and ice it with white icing.  Place sliced strawberries in rows across the top.  Leave the top left corner open for some blueberries.  You now have a dessert that looks like an American flag! Chelsea Crockett - Fourth of July Treat

One of my favorite desserts is made in a truffle bowl.  You buy some angel food cake and cut it into cubes.  Place a layer of cake cubes in the bottom of the truffle bowl.  Add a layer of whipped cream, and then a layer or sliced strawberries and blueberries…..repeat layering until your bowl is filled.  Top with whip cream and a few decorative berries….easy and delicious!

For more ideas, look on Pinterest or google some red, white, and blue desserts.  They are so colorful, fun to make, and represent our independence day just right!

Enjoy! – Chelsea

 

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Summer Kick-Off Party Ideas

It’s that time of the year again! Time to celebrate the best three months of the year. What’s better to do just that than a summer kick-off party? Not just…

It’s that time of the year again! Time to celebrate the best three months of the year. What’s better to do just that than a summer kick-off party? Not just any party, but one that people will remember! This is where you get to show your creative side and can come up with an awesome theme for you and your guests! Here are a few of my favorite ideas:

  • Obviously if you have a pool, Chelsea Crockett - Glow Sticksthat gives you plenty enough to entertain your guests with! But instead of just your average pool party, buy a ton of glow sticks and spread them throughout your pool! It will be super cool and unique. Also, have your guests wear glow sticks and bright colors. There are many other things to make your party “glow,” just think outside the box!
  • One of the first things I think of when I hear the word summer is the smell of a delicious backyard barbeque. Hosting a backyard BBQ is perfect for a small get together. If you have a mom or dad that’s good on the grill, ask them to be the cook for the night! Your friends will have a blast :)!
  • In honor of the warm weather and hot sun, throw a beach/luau themed party! Everyone can come dressed with leis, swimsuits, and other fun accessories! Start a bonfire, put on some music, and sit back and relax. Your guests will love the simple theme that reminds them of being on the beach! What’s more summer than that?

Send me pictures of your summer festivities and let me know of any other fun ideas you come up with in the comment section below!  -Chelsea

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Tomato Tulips!

Is your family hosting Easter this year? If you are, or if you are in charge of bringing food, then I have a great appetizer that is sure to impress…

Is your family hosting Easter this year? If you are, or if you are in charge of bringing food, then I have a great appetizer that is sure to impress the fam! Introducing, tomato tulips! These adorable appetizers will have your guests oohing and ahhing! Here is how you make them:

Ingredients:

-Your favorite chicken or potato saladtulip-tomatoes

– Oval tomatoes

Instructions:

  1. Cut a cross in the top of the tomatoes, but not all the way to the bottom of the tomatoes. Take the flesh out of the tomatoes.
  2. Stuff the tomato tulips with your potato salad or chicken salad. Use green onions for the stems of your tulips and tie a bow around the stems to make it really look like a bouquet of tulips!

This recipe is not only super quick and easy, but it is also good for you! Your guests will be so impressed with your edible bouquet, they will be asking for your recipe all night! You can tell them you got it from your BFF Chelsea. 😉

Happy spring!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

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Christmas Day Cranberry Punch

Christmas is just days away!! Hooray! Are you all planning on feasting with family? Are you looking for the perfect drink to go along with your Christmas feast? Well I…

Christmas is just days away!! Hooray! Are you all planning on feasting with family? Are you looking for the perfect drink to go along with your Christmas feast? Well I have just the thing! Introducing Christmas Day Cranberry Punch!

 Ingredients:

–          32 oz. cranberry juice

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–           1 cup orange juice

–          1 cup pineapple juice 2

–           cups ginger ale/sprite

Add all of the ingredients together in a large punch bowl and voila, you have a perfect fruity, fizzy drink! If you know that you are having a lot of people over, then you can easily double the recipe to feed more people. Because the drink is a reddish color, it is totally festive! You may want to add some ice to the mixture to keep it cool. I hope you all have an awesome Christmas!! Comment below and tell me what your favorite Christmas dish is.

XOXO,

Chels

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Make the Most of This Year’s Halloween!

Hi Insiders!             Halloween is such a fun time of the year.  It’s the one day you can dress up as anything you want and not act yourself for a…

Hi Insiders!

            Halloween is such a fun time of the year.  It’s the one day you can dress up as anything you want and not act yourself for a day.  So what do you do when you’re too old to Trick-or-Treat?  I’ve got a few fun Halloween ideas to keep the evening as exciting as it as when you were a kid!Chelsea Crockett- bonfire

            Have all of your friends over for a bonfire.  Instead of dressing up in your own costume, create a themed bonfire.  Have everyone show up in their wackiest pajamas or as their favorite Disney character.  Complete your bonfire with s’mores, spooky music, and ghost stories.  Put plenty of blankets outside, so everyone can cuddle up and enjoy the night out by the fire.

            If you’re looking for a lazier night with a few friends, give your parents the night off and watch scary movies and hand out candy to the neighborhood children.  Although you’ll be staying indoors, you’ll still be in the Halloween spirit!

            If you’re planning on going all out this year, invite all of your friends over for a Halloween bash!  Clear out your basement, have all of your friends dress up, and dance the night away.  Be sure to provide plenty of crazy Halloween Chelsea Crockett- Halloween donutssnacks, like donut eyeballs (donut holes with red goo as the veins and a blue M&M as the iris) and a long music playlist.  You could even set up a station to make your own caramel apples.  Be creative with your party!

Happy Halloween!

            Chelsea     

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