We just love the adorable hedgehog grooms (in top hats!) on this wedding card from Compatible Cards. The London-based company designs greeting cards exclusively for LGBT couples and was funded by the Prince's Trust charity. And, yes, they have hedgehog brides, too.
Lighted wall mirrors above the vanity sinks with internal LED light guides offers optimally bright, even bathroom lighting, with pivoting side panels that allow you to direct the light where you need it.
These grooms have something special up their sleeves for after the ceremony: a surprise drag show featuring their favorite ladies! While the queens perform, the grooms and their guests enjoy brunch and cocktails.
A staycation is not complete without downtime, and even as the hostess, you can sneak away for a few minutes to write down your thoughts and drink a glass of sweet tea or champagne. To inspire your guests in their own journaling activity, put up some of your favorite inspirational quotes around the house on chalkboards. You can even ask your guests to add some of their words throughout the weekend.
Life is busy, and sometimes we don’t always have time to make a complex cocktail. For alternatives to mimosas, pair champagne and frozen pineapples with your favorite glassware. The chilled fruit will not only chill your champagne quickly but also serve as decor for your cocktail.
Sunflowers are a fun way to enhance a casual floral arrangement. For even more fun, invite a local floral designer to teach a workshop to your guests, and if you don’t have the budget for a florist, select an online video to watch with your friends.
If rain is on the horizon or the weather has turned chilly, you can always bring things indoors. For a bonding activity, you and your guests can take out all of the furniture in a room and replace it with an indoor picnic. It makes for a beautiful space to relax without worrying about a rainy day plan.
Stop by your local antique store to stock up on trays for your staycation. If you plan ahead, you can ask your local baker to personalize your macarons with a monogram or the date of your staycation. You can also ask them to create a flavor to match a signature drink that you make for your guests.
Hosting a staycation is all about hospitality, and nothing says hospitality like a cocktail and that icon of Southern hospitality: pineapples. I found this drink tray and cocktail set at a local thrift store. When paired with your favorite cocktail, you have the makings of a relaxing happy hour. If you can’t find a tray or pineapple glass, opt for drink stirrers from your local home accessories store to create a tropical inspired look that you can use all weekend.
While you are hosting your staycation, be sure to enjoy a few moments to yourself. This alone time is when you should read your latest magazine or get inspiration for a new dinner recipe with a vintage cookbook like the one pictured here. To engage your guests, request that each of them bring their favorite cookbooks, each from a different region of the country or their hometowns. You can learn more about your friends and explore new recipes, and take a food tour trip without leaving your house.
You don’t have to leave your home to have a resort-style weekend. Find a pineapple inspired wine or cocktail glass and pour your favorite sweet tea-inspired cocktail to enjoy some much-deserved downtime and make your home your resort. Be sure to pick various tea flavors such as strawberry, peach, or lemon for variety.