1. Beach Bachelorette Party with Guest Blogger Love Always, Audrey

    My darling friend from high school, Danielle, is getting hitched this December! We decided to throw her a Beach Bachelorette Party over the summer, when we could enjoy the sunshine (not that California is lacking it…), and all the fun accessories that come with the season.

    We got the party started at the house, where we decorated for drinks and snacks, and gave all the ladies their presents!

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  2. A Paper Source Cocktail with Guest Blogger Love Always, Audrey

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    Alright guys, it’s basically summer. Even though it snowed on Monday in Chicago, it was 65 degrees on Sunday and I’m going to go with that. So since it was summer on Sunday, I thought it would be nice to kick off the season with some Rosé Sparklers! Read More

  3. Throw Your Own Brunch Party

    Classy ladies and gentlemen, the  time has come to acknowledge something we all know to be true – brunch blows every other meal out of the water. Not quite breakfast, not quite lunch, we love brunch because it is all about choice. In the mood for something sweet? Savory? Alcohol before noon? Brunch does not judge us! The best part about brunch is laughing around a table with your closest friends, forgetting that tomorrow is Monday. Papersource has everything you need to throw a fabulous brunch party out of the comfort of your own home.


    Colorful and chic, these table settings set the tone for an enchanting summer morning.  Cut our gold chevron role wrap to fit your kitchen table, and add a hint of  sparkle with our confetti paper placemats. A must-have are Vintage Milk Bottles – they make charming decorations and are great for holding snacks or your favorite summer flower.  Add modern flair to your home by hanging our adorable trend party fans above your buffet or around your windows!


    Continue elegant and warm accents with our trendy gold confetti coasters from Kate Spade.   These shimmery coasters look so cute under our Govino Wine Cups, and both items are reusable!  The best cure for a Saturday night out is a Sunday morning mimosa – Sparq Wine Pearls keep your cocktail cold without watering it down, and they are effortlessly classy. We know that preparing brunch is no piece of cake (reminder that cake is acceptable at brunch – another reason why we love it) so save yourself time cleaning up with our stylish gold foil paper plates.


    Once your alluring brunch scene is complete, fill your plates and glasses with recipes from our favorite summer cookbooks.  Bring delicious drink  infusions to the table with help from Infuse: Oil Spirit Water.  This book offers over 50 creative drink recipes – including Grapefruit tequila and Cold-Brew Coffee!  Like we said before, brunch is so great because of the wide range of foods you can include on your menu.  Get inspiration from The Forest Feast!  This book provides beautiful watercolor artwork along with yummy recipes for healthy eating, allowing you to indulge in food that is good for your body! (And have more room for that cake of course)

    Use one or all of these products to make your brunch just as fabulous as you are!

  4. Easy Weekend Entertaining: Brunch Ideas

    The time has come to acknowledge something we all know to be true – brunch blows every other meal out of the water. Not quite breakfast, not quite lunch, we love brunch because it is all about choice. In the mood for something sweet? Savory? Alcohol before noon? Brunch does not judge us! Here at Paper Source, we have everything you need to host a brunch right out of the comfort of your own home in three easy steps.


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  5. Create a D.I.Y. Photo Booth

    Photo booths are one of the most popular party trends – and for good reason, too! They’re interactive, fun and make for great keepsakes. We’ve come up with two great D.I.Y. options for popular summer events.


    To start, you’ll need roll wrap (we used solid wrapping paper, but patterns would be fun, too!) to use as the background. To create our sets, we pinned the paper to a cork board we had in the office, but you can also attach the paper to a ceiling or wall with heavy duty tape.

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  6. The Perfect Pool Party

    One of the most fun ways to cool off during the summer is a pool party with friends. Here are some of our must-haves for a great summer bash.



    First thing’s first: you need a way to haul your stuff! This Red Stripe Tote Bag is durable and cute. Even better? It’s got plenty of room for this super cute Beach Radio, because a pool party is nothing without music!  We love this vintage-looking radio because you can plug in your iPod or smart phone to stream your own playlist. And of course you’ll need a pool float! Lounge around and catch some rays on this funny Pizza Slice Float.


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  7. The Ultimate 4th of July Drink



    1. Nautical Garland  2. Drink Dispenser  3. Anchor Ice Trays  4. Patriotic Straws

    Are you throwing a July 4th bash? Don’t forget the drinks! We love this recipe from mom.me that can be made with or without alcohol. Serve it in this super patriotic drink station for a really festive look.

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  8. Emojis Speak Louder Than Words

    Emojis are a fun way to text, but we love the idea of using Emoji Stickers as a way to communicate messages in everyday life. Here are some of our favorite ideas on how to use these sassy icons.

    Use them to mark your planner for an upcoming summer getaway….


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  9. Weekend Wants: Labor Day

    As we start the long weekend, here are three things we’re loving right now at Paper Source.

    TOTEally crazy about cats. Perhaps it’s our vision of spending the last holiday of the summer on the beach with all our favorite gear in tow, but we’re digging this cute cat tote. It’s got a plastic coating and webbed nylon handles–material that will make it through the wear and tear of the sand, and can be used to carry supplies for after-school activities. The quirky critters on the front make us laugh, and are a hit with every generation.

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  10. Crafting for July 4th with Straws!

    Independence Day is just around the corner, with just enough time to spruce up your place with some patriotic details! Our favorite crafting tool might surprise you….straws!

    These red and white paper straws are bright and cheerful, and work in three different crafts! We originally drew inspiration from a Straw Wreath How-To we’ve featured on our blog before. Although it was originally meant for Christmas, we love that all you need to change about this is the ribbon color (try Royal or Lake) and you have a whole new look that screams U-S-A. (Check out the step by step instructions here.)

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