Hip Tip – Postcard Invitations


My hip sister requested that postcards be sent as invitations for her bridal shower.  An eco-friendly idea since you eliminate the need for envelopes.  Postcards are more casual than traditional card and envelope paper invitations, but a little more substantial (and practical if older guests are on the guestlist) than an electronic e-mailed … [Read more...]

Chinese Takeout Candle Holders


Check out these adorable Chinese takeout container-inspired candle holders.  Use them to give your table a glow even if you're just ordering in.  These would also make great favors for a Chinese New Year party. Chinese Takeout Box Candle Holders from Beau Coup - $8 each … [Read more...]

Tiara Giveaway by Big City Bags


Big City Bags (a fabulous business run by my very hip sister, Sara) is giving one lucky Hip Hostess Blog reader a rhinestone tiara ($16 value).  Make someone feel like a Queen for the day: Tiaras make the perfect birthday gift or girls’ night out accessory!  All Tiaras come in a white organza drawstring pouch with silver stars. Big City Bags … [Read more...]

Linen Table Runner Giveaway


LinenMe is graciously giving one Hip Hostess Blog reader a beautiful linen table runner in the diamond pattern pictured above ($27 value).  If you aren't into ironing, table runners are a great option for you; they take minutes to iron and can easily be store rolled up and secured with rubber bands to prevent wrinkling.  This 100% linen table … [Read more...]

Etch-it Cups Giveaway


The fun people over at Etch-it Cups have supplied two sets of their great party cups and 6 packages of their Etch-it tags (15 per package) for this Hip Hostess Blog giveaway.  Three winners will be chosen for this giveaway (2 winners will each receive a package of Etch-it cups; 1 winner will receive the Etch-it tags). I've blogged about these cups … [Read more...]

Stylish Secret :: Use Scarves As Table Runners


A fruitless search for gold or silver table runners for a holiday cocktail party made me think outside the proverbial "housewares" box.  I found long silver and gold scarves at a discount department store (Filene's Basement) and used those as my runners.  They were even nicer than any runner I would have found, and were much less expensive ($10-15 … [Read more...]