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October 9, 2017

Jar of Sprinkles Costume

Halloween is only 23 days away!! 23!!! YIKES!! If you are still in need of a super fun and easy costume keep reading! This DIY costume is for you! 

When I was asked to team up with Kroger to design a costume only using products from their store, I was excited at all the possibilities! Several ideas popped into my head immediately, but only a few stuck.  Being a party stylist I instantly thought about a jar of sprinkles after all, sprinkles do put a smile on everyone's face right?! What could be more fun?


I took a trip to my local Kroger store to gather my supplies, BONUS *only 7 items are needed*: 

2 White poster boards
1 roll white Duck Tape
1 roll hot pink Duck Tape
1 tin pie pan
1 headband
90 colorful round balloons

Directions: 

1) Duck Tape the two poster boards together {ONLY on the long sides of each board}
2) Lay the poster boards on the ground and have the wearer lay on top to mark the arm holes
3) Cut out the arm holes
4) Blow up several balloons in varies sizes
5) Begin placing the balloons on the poster board and hot glue into place {I used 45 balloons per side}


6) Once all the balloons are glued to the poster board, it's time to make the cap. Our pie pan had decorative sides so it easily resembled a cap. Start by cutting strips of the Duck Tape to fit the top of your cap. Continue covering the pie pan until it is completely covered in your color choice of Duck Tape, making sure even the edges are covered. 


7)  You will now take your headband and tape it to the inside of the pie pan. This will hold the "cap" in place on the wearer's head.


8) Have the wearer place the jar of sprinkles gently over their body. My daughter wore a white long sleeved shirt, white tights and white hi-tops. Lastly, add the "cap" and you are done! 

ENJOY!






Are you ready for Halloween? If not and you need a super simple and fun costume for yourself or your child, this is it and it comes with the FREE Sprinkles Galore sign, you can download it here

If you decide to make this costume, I would love to see photos. You can email them to me at Jennifer@BellaGreyDesigns.com or share them on social media and use hashtag #BGDHalloweenHack 

Have fun friends! 

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Styling/Photography | Jennifer, BellaGrey Designs

October 5, 2017

It's Going to be a Witchin' Good Time Halloween Party

Drop in for a spell.........I concocted this fun Witchin' Good Time Halloween Party with the help of, Oriental Trading.  Halloween may traditionally be all about black and orange, but this year I added a fun twist and threw in turquoise! The spider web covered dessert table is frightening fun and oozing with some witchin' good inspiration! 


All to often Halloween is decorated with scary elements, but for this Witchin' party, I wanted to make it fun and kid friendly. My family loves celebrating Halloween but not necessarily in a scary way! 

Here's how to make your party a success. I always like to start with the design of the invitation and work off that as I create and style the party. Ask your guests to dress up in the theme, this helps them really get into the fun of the party. If you host a witches party, this costume is pretty easy to throw together! All you need is a witches hat, a black dress and some fun shoes. 


One of my favorite details is the ribbon cake I made with beautiful black ribbon. If you are interested, I will create a tutorial so you can make your own. I first introduced it to you here










FUN TIPS FOR YOUR WITCH' GOOD TIME PARTY:
  • Shop your home, your friend's and relatives! You will be surprised at what you can find. Almost everything shown is what I had on hand, I borrowed or made. 
  • The witch with cauldron set the tone for my backdrop and I love it! It is incredibly visual and striking!
  • I used the Halloween Silhouette decor kit and embellished my backdrop wall. 
  • I wanted to add some color to the top of the backdrop, which I did when I hung the colored paper lanterns
  • The fun black fringe gave it a spooky feel. 
  • You know how much I LOVE my Cricut! I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut out "Drop in for a spell" and used the same colored paper to cut out flames for the cauldron.
  • Adding decor to match your theme is very important, it ties everything together. The black and turquoise pumpkins are perfect for this party! 
  • You can't have a witches party without a spell book! You can find the tutorial here + FREE printable!  

Are you ready for Halloween? I hope this party gets you excited to host your own Witchin' Good Time party! 

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Styling/Photography | Jennifer, BellaGrey Designs
Invitation | BellaGrey Designs


This is a sponsored post written by me. BellaGrey Designs has received trade, products and/or payment from Oriental Trading in exchange for promotion. All opinions and text are my own and I only promote products I love.
The links in the post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. 

October 2, 2017

Girls Tailgating Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, inc and it's advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GrillGatingHero #GrillGating

Tailgating is not all about the men in your life! There are plenty of us women who love sports or a good sorority outing! I am sharing some great ideas and tips for an easy pick-up-n-go Girls Grill-gating Party!


Girls grill-gating parties are usually stylish and offer more of the comforts of home than the usual tailgating parties. Bringing fun and relaxation together for this American pastime is what this grill-gate party is all about!

Typically college football tailgating consists of fried meat, such as chicken and/or hot dogs and hamburgers, chips and beer. But when you get your girlfriends together, it's a different story. The fare is more upscale, healthier and commonly will include flowers and some other more feminine touches.




Food and Beverage Ideas
  • Serve easy-to-eat appetizers and finger foods
  • RITZ crackers are perfect with your favorite spinach dip recipe
  • Fresh carrot and celery sticks served in mini trophies stays within the theme
  • Football shaped bowls hold Hidden Valley® Ranch Dressing for dipping
  • A fun take on chicken and waffles ~ waffle cones stuffed with Ranch Chicken Nuggets {find recipe at end of post}, feel free to drizzle with honey
  • Pasta salad provides color as well as balance to this meal
  • Grill corn on a portable grill with Kingsford® Charcoal
  • Caramel popcorn serves as a light snack
  • To quench your thirst, make sure you have Dr Pepper® on hand




Styling Details

  • We all recognize the black stripes from the referee uniforms, incorporate this particular pattern into your tailgating, or as we call it grill-gating, this college football season
  • Astro-turf represents the playing field and looks phenomenal under the stripes!
  • Striped gable boxes and whistles, add to your decor, while also incorporating a fun prop and doubling as left over boxes!
  • Providing food containers in the theme is a fun decor idea and is essential to hold food on the go
  • Showing your team spirit either with the colors or a fun game day banner such as ours, is a great way to root on your team. You can simply hang the banner across the back of the tailgate
  • Chairs with fluffy pillows allow your guests to sit in comfort and style
  • Wooden crates {to carry items needed for your tailgate party}, turned on their sides, make great tables for food and necessary pieces
  • Fresh flowers provide a more girly look, while staying with the theme












Ranch Chicken Nuggets Recipe
  • Simply purchase your favorite brand of chicken nuggets
  • Place nuggets on a cookie sheet
  • Using a basting brush, spread Hidden Valley® Ranch Dressing generously over the chicken nuggets
  • Bake according to chicken nugget directions
  • Let cool
  • Add to waffle cones
  • Provide honey for drizzling
  • Enjoy!


Kingsford Charcoal and Dr Pepper are essential in throwing the perfect fall tailgate gathering, but when paired with the other products, it's a recipe for a TOUCHDOWN!

Also, check out this site with a great video of Emmitt Smith where he shares grilling tips and recipes. He challenges you to share your grilling photos and experiences. Your photo could end up on the Grill-gating website; just use the hashtag {#GrillGatingHero and #GrillGating} on Twitter and Instagram.




When you shop your local Walmart store, you can easily find these items in the aisles below.

Find these great products and more grill-gating inspiration here.


Whether you have a favorite team or not, you will be set with these tips and ideas for your next girls tailgating party!

Happy Grill-Gating!


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Styling/Photography | Jennifer Kirlin, BellaGrey Designs
Black Stripe Gable Boxes | Hobby Lobby
Black Stripe Lanterns | Oriental Trading
Whistles & Trophies | Party City


September 20, 2017

Styling Two Spaces and Celebrating Halloween with At Home

This is a sponsored post by At Home

Halloween decor can have so many different looks, from spooky to chic to traditional and modern! Using decor from At Home, we styled two main areas of our house, a spooky but fun Halloween front porch and a chic tablescape.

Creating Halloween front porch curb appeal doesn't have be a daunting task! We will share a few tricks with you to make it easier.


Head to your local At Home store, where they provide a full solution for your home, with a large selection of specialty products for Halloween. Here is the list of items we picked up, the life size poseable skeleton, a few black crows, bag of bones, spider fence, giant black spider, striped spider, smooth chain, chain with shackles and a few colorful pumpkins





We started with a wooden chair, we painted to match our decor. Draped a creepy cloth over the chair and sat the life size skeleton down and posed it waving at friends and family. 



Add a spider and a few black crows to the skeleton's body, for a fun flair. 


Take the two chains and wrap them around the chair and the skeleton's feet. 



Place the bag of bones in a black lantern or vase for the full creepy effect. 


Next add the spider fence around your display and you can call it quits. But if you'd like to add more, like we did, simply add the fun colored pumpkins and the giant spider to the stairs, if you have them. 





Our chic and modern tablescape is one you will want to take note of, especially because of the everyday low prices At Home has, it allows you to decorate on a budget.




You will notice we used some of the same decor elements you saw on the front porch. We decided not to go with the traditional orange and black, but instead with the turquoise pops of color. It adds a little mystery and chicness. 


Aren't the place settings fabulous? We found these metal spider wall plaques in the Halloween section and just could not pass them up! We knew they would be perfect on the table and they are the perfect size. 



The black crows, mini skeleton heads, spiders and colorful pumpkins make this table perfect for your Halloween soiree. 




Have fun with your decor, like we did when we posed the life size skeleton drinking from his wine glass or this one above holding a mini pumpkin! Halloween decor is all in how you style it. It can be fun, creepy, traditional or modern. Whatever you do, make it your own and have fun! 

Don't forget to check out the full Halloween collection At Home here.

Happy decorating! 
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Styling/Photography | Jennifer Kirlin, BellaGrey Designs


This is a sponsored post written by me. BellaGrey Designs has received trade, products and/or payment from At Home, in exchange for promotion. All opinions and text are my own and I only promote products I love.















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