Fall Party Feature: Perfect Placemats for Every Occasion!

It’s fall, y’all and I couldn’t be happier! For my household, this means more family gatherings and reasons to celebrate. No matter who or what you choose to celebrate, I’m going to share multiple ways to use one of my favorite products to make all your parties feel extra-special…

Designer Placemats that are disposable and conveniently bound together in a pad!

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 Halloween Cookie Decorating
Whether it’s a full-blown halloween party or just an after school activity with the little ones, cookie decorating is a fun fall activity that feels even more festive when you set the stage with wicked fun placemat pads! Other than the obvious benefit of containing the mess of sprinkles and frosting, they can also be used in a TON of other ways.. pumpkin carving, anyone?
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Floral Ink Tea Party
All you need to throw a sophisticated tea party is classic tea set, a few delicious cookies, and a fabulous floral ink design to add a touch of fancy! The gorgeous color palette of this design makes picking a coordinated napkin color a cinch.
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Palms Backyard Entertaining

The epitome of elegance comes alive in a palms themed garden party! One of the best aspects of placemat pads (and the palms design) is their versatility- you can use them for almost any occasion! You’d be surprised at how instantly these gorgeous palms placemats add to your entertaining aesthetic!

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Hosting a bridal or baby shower? Share the love on a custom colored heart design that compliments the wedding theme colors or nursery. The text inside the heart is customizable so you can truly say it from the heart!

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Special Moments

Celebrate a soccer goal or a super grade! The pad of “You are Special Today” placemats is great to have on hand for any spontaneous celebration and a personal favorite in my family.

Looking more for party-planning inspiration? Shop all the delightful designs for our placemat pads here!

Easy Summer Entertaining With Erin

Those who know me will tell you: any excuse to throw a party, you can count me in! So when I saw our posh palms design printed on wine totes, trays, and placemat pads, it got me SO excited to plan an elegant summer soirée!

Whether you’re the one greeting guests at the door, or you’re on the hunt for the perfect hostess gift, no evening is complete without a sip of something refreshing while the sun sets! For a themed event, try customizing the bottles with gift labels – I love this look for engagements or anniversaries when you may want to keep the bottle as a keepsake. Or if you’d rather leave the label clean, a wine tote in palms print is the perfect way to present your favorite beverage to the host.

Feed your fancy side by whipping up a charcuterie plate! It’s not actually as fancy as it sounds- just an array of cured meats, cheeses, and dried fruit, but when served on a palms acrylic tray is charcuterie-chic! I love the green and white palette in an outdoor setting, but you could also customize the colors in bright fuchsia or orange for a tropical-themed fiesta!

In keeping with the sophisticated style of the theme, fern fronds are a super simple way to decorate your table scape. Place settings in palms are just too posh, especially with matching placemat pads. String lights overhead add a finishing, romantic touch that will lead your guests to linger long into the night!

This gorgeous, garden get-together would not be complete without green tea macarons. Served in a palms acrylic box, they are a charming treat on top of an exquisite evening!

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Labor Day With Vintage Stars & Stripes

Labor Day is my favorite way to send summer out with a bang, and this year, the backyard barbecues just keep coming! Instead of giving yourself a hostess headache, keep it classic with a simple theme like vintage stars & stripes (featuring s’mores and hotdogs, of course!) Leave the fancy hors d’oeuvres and fine china for another time – stick to a darling design that will be enjoyed long after you’ve lit the last citronella candle!

Whether your long weekend takes you over the river and through the woods, or you’re planning a simple staycation, having a notepad on hand for fun family games or your grocery list is an entertaining essential. I especially love that this design works for both boys and girls, making it the perfect pick for your back to school supplies as well.

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Once the kids are set up with plenty of paper & pencils to keep them occupied, it’s time to focus on the central elements of this backyard soirée: the tablescape! Buffet-style service lets everyone help themselves, and on a picnic table with a large lemonade dispenser, you simply can’t go wrong. To add to the ambiance, we filled outdoor candle holders with mini LED string lights for an elegant effect without the fear of flammability.

The real stars of the show (pun intended!) are the vintage stars gold metallic acrylic trays and boxes – so festive and fun! This design adds to the timelessness of a backyard barbecue, and when used to hold a hot dog bar, looks absolutely iconic! Added bonus: the tray inserts are interchangeable, meaning you can swap out the design any time you like.

 

Finally, a little dessert before you dive back into the school year or work schedule is a must at any Labor Day party, and we could think of nothing more delicious or delightfully simple than s’mores! The print looks so classic on the acrylic box, it’s sure to become your year-round cookie jar! As a sweet send-off, try making to-go s’mores kits (cellophane bag + stars & stripes gift labels are SO cute!) for a summer they won’t soon forget!

Looking to deck out your next backyard bash? Shop vintage stars!

How to throw a goodbye party you DONUT want to miss!

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When it comes to goodbye parties, I like to keep them lighthearted and upbeat. One of our team members from our Los Angeles office was fulfilling her lifelong dream to move to her dream city and we decided to honor her with a fun and celebratory party, because while we were sad to see her go, we were so happy to see her follow her dreams!

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A love of donuts inspired the decor, theme and food for this party and we really went all out!

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It was a (bitter)sweet way to say goodbye!

EC in NYC: Press Pop Up!

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With this year being the 10th Anniversary of my company, there has been a lot of exciting buzz in the press.  We decided the best approach to all the inquiries was to create a “pop up” store in a swanky NYC studio for a day and invite the press to stop by to see what’s to come in the next decade of EC. With the price of NY apartments, we only rented the location for 24 hours but it was amazing what we pulled off in a day!

Other than showcasing all of the exciting upcoming products, many that have yet to debut on the website, as well as our revamped collection for Staples, we wanted to infuse the space with the feel and personality of the EC Brand.
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Metallic EC balloons, confetti, pops of color and gorgeous wallpaper helped add to the decor. We found an amazing new paper stock to print the wallpaper on, easily applied simply by spraying water on a wall. The best part was its easy removal: no residue, which is so critical in a rented space!

 

When given the chance, we tend to turn any event into a PARTY! Guests sipped champagne from polka dot straws and took polaroid pictures in front of our canvas stretched “screen” that we had custom-made in our printshop for the event. Paper cut turquoise glasses were the perfect prop for this fun day with the press. We got it done…and we definitely had some fun!

UP, UP & AWAY: CELEBRATING OUR 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

We had so much fun at this photo shoot, I just had to share! Here are some highlights from our big 10-year anniversary campaign…

We filmed in our Los Angeles warehouse, putting up a green screen and bringing in the LARGEST balloons I have ever seen!

Behind the Scenes Sneak Peek!

 There were outfit changes, a huge fan to make that natural windblown look (ha! look out Beyonce!) and “movie magic” all done in post production to make it look like I was being carried away into the sky! My team had fun with their solo balloon shots too.
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At the end of the shoot, my team surprised me with a HUGE and adorable cake. I must say, our 10 year anniversary was pretty sweet! I hope you enjoy the the behind the scenes peek as we celebrate a decade of happy organization & inspiration.

Celebrating 10 Amazing Years!!!

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