New Site Design

Welcome to the newly updated A Subtle Revelry! We’ve been working for a long time on this project and I am thrilled to finally get to share it with you today. May I present… our new...

Big Bow Party Hat

I’ve been looking for ways to spice up my hair style (mostly my bangs) for spring. Last week, I attempted a front criss-cross braid. This week, a large bow atop my head might just do the...

Paper Straw Hanging Garland

I am always surprised by the ingenuity my kids have to re-use and re-purpose their toys. A box becomes a rocket… a tower of blocks becomes a castle… and a bunch of straws become a gorgeous hanging garland...

Party Girl + Links

I am finally finishing up a few big projects and it feels like a weekend to party. I love this simple, gorgeous party girl photo by Jesy Almaguer. If you are not following her on Instagram, you...

The Book I am Writing

I have some exciting news to share today… This summer I am writing a book! I cannot share too much about it yet, but I am so pleased to have recently signed with Abrams to publish...

Make Your Own Microwave Popcorn

Making popcorn is a weekly tradition at our home. A big bowl of popcorn seems to make any evening at home more special. In a desire to involve our kids, we brought it off the stove...

Criss-Cross Front Braid

Braids are in everywhere this spring, but this criss cross front braid is an exceptionally pretty concept. I love how seamless it looks and thankfully would take the place of my tired out bangs. A perfect...

Sharpie Scripted Pillows

Sleep tight and rest your eyes on a love note with these simple sharpie scripted pillows. They are a pretty way to celebrate love, home and those special moments of rest we all treasure. The pillows...

For Work or Play

I love my job as a blogger, I adore my role as a mom, I really enjoy being a wife, and sometimes I secretly drive undercover at night to pretend I’m a cop (okay that one...

Great Balls of Garland

After sharing last week’s pom pom headband, I’ve fallen back in love with the simple and soft balls. I spotted these bright and colorful renditions over at Lammie. They seem the perfect antidote to stressful moments...

Make a Unicorn Horn

One of the most popular parties I’ve posted was Carly’s adorable unicorn birthday party. All the kids adorned these simple and pretty unicorn hats that were a huge hit! I’ve gotten so many requests for a...

Floral Lined Invitations + Weekend Links

I love the use of simple envelopes lined with pretty paper for last minute card ideas. To make your own – lay out your envelope (flap up) and trace, 1/4 inch in along all sides. Cut the pretty...

Floating Clouds at Home

These last few weeks have been filled with fun and adventure for me – I was flying home from L.A. on Tuesday and had the most wonderful thoughts while soaring through the clouds at dusk. The experience...

Hand Font Favor Boxes

Simple favor boxes, a sweet note of love and a sharpie are all you need to make these simple and pretty wedding or anniversary favors. They are a miniature rendition of the hand font wrapping and a perfect...

Tulle Poof Party Hat

Nothing says girlie party fun like a large tulle poof, doted with rhinestones. A birthday hat that your best friend, mom, or daughter will not soon forget. Make them for guests of honor, or craft a...

32 Creative Birthday Party Ideas

Today is a big birthday. My husband and I actually share a birthday (No, literally: we were born in the same hospital on the same day. Nursery mates = love and fate, and all the gushy birthday talk)....

Fringe Birthday Cake

Making fringe seems to have become a weekly necessity in my house. Fringe can come in a lot of different forms, but this version of a colorful fondant fringe birthday cake may be my favorite form...

Bright Parasol Installation

This bright parasol backdrop is great for backyard birthdays and showers this spring, providing a beautiful pop of color behind a focal table or a vibrant place to snap photos of your guests. The PVC pipe base...

Big Star Kids Birthday Hat

Treat your little birthday girl like the star she is with this simple and bright felt star party hat. We are continuing the creative party hat series today with a hat that includes pint size pom-poms...

Feather Headdress Party Hat

For a party hat with a touch of glamourous style, look no further than a very bold party headdress. Feathers with paint, glitter and bling – what else could a birthday girl ask for!?! The first...

Update From The Vegas Pool

It’s Time Springtime. That means it’s time for finally enjoying the pool, drinking lemonade, and enjoying the gorgeous landscape that the blooming flowers provide. We have been spring breaking it in Las Vegas this week, laying...

Felt Foliage Party Garland

Inspired by nature, this felt foliage party garland is a great way to add simple details to a party or wedding. The foliage is made from sheets of felt (making it incredibly affordable) and the pieces...

Clay House Mobile

We are full swing in baby shower season this month. Many of our dear friends are expecting and I have been making these clay house mobiles for them all. They are way easier to make then...

Chalk Board Party Hat

The second hat in our creative party hat series is just sweet enough to fit into any child’s birthday, and hits the right touch for school, home, or a summer blow-out party. A chalkboard hat, made...