Archive for November, 2011

Giveaway {Spirit of Giving} Winner!

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Our first winner in the Spirit of Giving Giveaway is ….

Comment #5

Jessica Allen

I think that my boys would probably name him Mr Elf. They’re still a bit young to name things and are not very creative.. :)



Congratulations Jessica!

Stay tuned for another giveaway coming in just a few more days!

Black Friday – Cyber Monday SALE starts TODAY

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Our Holiday Sale has officially begun!

Shop Belleza e Luce and receive 10% your purchase.  Use coupon code: JINGLE10 at checkout.

Happy Shopping!


Today is the last day to enter our first Spirit of Giving Giveaway.  Enter here.

Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

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Warm wishes to you and your families on this wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

I have many things to be thankful for … counting my blessings.

For all who celebrate this day, enjoy and try not to eat too much turkey!



{SALE} Black Friday – Cyber Monday

Thursday, November 24th, 2011


We’re celebrating the start of the holiday season with a gift for you!  10% off your purchase beginning Black Friday through Cyber Monday.

Shop Belleza e Luce for a large selection of Holiday invitations, favor tags, gift tags, and more!

Enter Code: JINGLE10 at checkout to receive the discount.

(Not valid on previous purchases.  Sale runs through 11/28/11. )

Happy Shopping!

{Giveaway} Spirit of Giving

Friday, November 18th, 2011

This Giveaway is now CLOSED.


I cannot believe the holidays are right around the corner!  I’ve been pulling out the Christmas decor and will begin decking the halls this weekend.

I thought it was only fitting to celebrate this festive time of year with a series of giveaways!

Elf on a Shelf has been a member of our holiday ‘family’ for the past 3 years.  My children love when our special elf, Jingles, arrives, and are amused by all of the places we find him in.

To kick off our Spirit of Giving Giveaway Series, one (1) lucky winner will win their very own Elf on a Shelf doll and book.

How to Enter:

1) Leave a comment stating what your family would name their special elf.

Additional (but optional) extra entry:

2) Become a fan of Belleza e Luce on Facebook (Leave a separate comment).

Fine Print Details:  Contest is open to US Residents only; one (1) winner will be chosen via and will be contacted via email; winner will posted on the Belleza e Luce blog and facebook; giveaway closes at 10pm Eastern Friday, 11/25.

Good Luck!




Veteran’s Day 11/11/11 Special Coupon Code

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Today only!

15% off in my Etsy Shop with coupon code:  NOV1111


Happy Shopping!

{Inspiration} Autumn Tablescape

Friday, November 11th, 2011

In September, I had the wonderful opportunity to design an autumn themed tablescape for Chris of Celebrations at Home as part of her Vendor Challenge Series.  Here is the link to my wine inspired dinner party.

It was wonderful to design an elegant and rustic dinner party for adults using warm hues of cinnamon, brown, olive, and copper, and a change of pace from planning the birthday parties for my children.

The best part of this – all of the decor, except for the owls, were items that I already owned!  I hope the pictures provide some table inspiration for your upcoming Thanksgiving holiday celebration.

Be creative!  Find some new uses for decorative vases, bowls, plates.  Go outside and pick up some branches or leaves to add to the centerpiece.

{Happy Customers} Jolly Holiday Carnival

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

I absolutely love it when clients take time out of their busy schedules to send me photos of their parties.  I recently had the pleasure of customizing our Jolly Holiday Collection for a young girl named Lucy.  I adore the teal and red color palette!

Happy Birthday Lucy!  I hope your party was every bit as magical as you dreamed and practically perfect in every way!

{Real Parties} Happy Haunts Birthday Spooktacular

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Yes, I know Halloween is over, but I cannot wait an entire year to share with you the Happy Haunts Birthday Spooktacular I threw on Saturday for my son’s 4th birthday.

For those in the northeast, you can recall how horrible the weather was – sleet, ice, rain, snow, and wind!  While we were fortunate to not have the brunt of the storm, the uncooperative weather made it difficult for transporting all of the props and party elements to our venue.

A few weeks prior, guests were invited to our happy haunts party.

Guests entered the party through a graveyard filled with handmade tombstones.  In a nod to Luca’s request for a party based on the Disney attraction, Haunted Mansion, our tombstones feature the same amusing epitaphs.

I used velvet and lace layers to add texture to the tables, tarnished silver candleabras (my awesome flea market find) with cobwebbing and small bust statues as centerpieces.  Additional guest tables also featured vintage photos of eerie people, dimensional glittered haunted houses, and bust statues.

A coffin filled with reindeer moss, a glittered skeleton held the child’s placecards which sat upon an eggplant satin napkin and silver charger.

Activities included painting pumpkins, donut-on-a-string game, and wrap a mummy game.

Guests were asked to be wary of Hitchhiking Ghosts

Guests were also able to listen to a Madame fortune teller chant her seance spells from her crystal ball among bottles of elixirs and potions.

Food and drinks were given Halloween and Spookishly (yes, I just made up a new word!) appropriate names including Bat Wings (Buffalo Chicken Wings), Halloweenies, Monster Mashed Potato Bar, Earth Worms (Pasta Salad), Spellbinders (an adult cocktail), and Vampire Blood (kid friendly fruit punch served in a cauldron).

The dessert table featured an eggplant backdrop with black damask demon motif painted onto it drapped with creepy tea-stained cheesecloth.  The chocolate and butterscotch tiered cake was designed by Elyse of Joy & Cake.

Sweets consisted of gluten free cupcakes with chocolate bats, caramel apples, black & white swirl lollipops, meringues, and chocolate bark.

At the favor display, guests were thanked and asked to hurry back to see us again.

Adults selected a mummy wrapped candy bar, the older children were given 2 classic horror novels, such as Frankenstein, tied with black glittered ribbon and adorned with a tag. The young children received a Magic 8 ball, assorted sweet treats, glow stick, and stickers.

Happy  Birthday Luca!