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Moms: We know how you REALLY want to be celebrated today!

Moms: We know how you REALLY want to be celebrated today!

As moms of young children, we have been looking forward to Mother's Day for the past 364 days!  We have compiled OUR TOP 10 IDEAS FOR A PERFECT MOTHER’S DAY: Sleeping until 8AM, or <gasp> 9AM!! Brunch - but today, leave it to someone else to feed and cleanup the kids! Gym class- haven't been to the gym in a while?  Today is as good of a day as any to get reacquainted!  Nap - for the whole family Crafts – to RECEIVE handmade crafts, not to actually make them Personal care time – indulge in a mini spa-treatment at home...

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5-Minute Cinco de Mayo-Inspired Chocolate Milkshake!

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5-Minute Cinco de Mayo-Inspired Chocolate Milkshake!

We are all about everyday celebrations here at Black Twine! Cinco de Mayo is one of our favorites since there are so many fun, easy ways to celebrate without having to spend a lot of money or time preparing. We created this Cinco de Mayo-inspired chocolate milkshake with just four ingredients plus some yummy toppings and embellishments from our friends at Lucks - I mean, how cute are these Celebracion Dec-Ons decorations?   Per serving: 2 scoops chocolate ice cream 2/3 cup of milk Pinch of cinnamon Pinch of cayenne  Whipped cream Sprinkles Add ice cream, milk, cinnamon and cayenne into your blender....

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How to Assemble an Instagram-Worthy Bachelorette Favor

How to Assemble an Instagram-Worthy Bachelorette Favor

Are you planning a Bachelorette Weekend and wondering how to put together an amazing goody bag that your guests will actually WANT to take home (and post Instagram pictures of)? Well, we had that exact task just a couple of months ago as we were planning a weekend of wine tasting and relaxing in Santa Barbara for the bride-to-be and her 10 closest friends. Here are our top tips on creating a gorgeous take-home treat! Use the location of the Bachelorette weekend as your gift bag theme. In our case, the weekend centered around wine tasting & relaxation in Santa...

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New Year, New Parties and a green smoothie recipe to boot!

New Year, New Parties and a green smoothie recipe to boot!

Well, we are back in the office today and planning out some exciting new party blueprints that will launch at the end of this month!

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When should I send out invites to a party?

When should I send out invites to a party?

We get asked this question a lot!  The vague answer is that you should send out invites far enough for guests to plan but close enough so that they do not forget about the party. Generally speaking, this is about 4-6 weeks in advance.  

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