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Happy Shindig 2014

Happy new year! Did you have a good celebration? Are you recovering well? You know, getting the rest you need to feel pumped for the new year? Well hopefully you answered, yes, yes, and yes.

Stars, party blower, Style This Shindig

The beginning of the year is a hopeful time of year. Because we tend to make a decision to improve something or other with ourselves. At the very least we have intentions, if not an entire strategy, to edit aspects of our lives that we don’t like. If you’re one of those without a thing to improve or to change, well lucky you! Could we hang around you? Seriously!

For the rest of us, whatever your plans or intentions are, you have our backing 100%. Before you go a little wild with your new year resolutions, here’s something to think about: A Ted Talk by David Steindl-Rast.  He talks about the secret to being happy.  That’s gratefulness.  It’s an inspiring talk that got us thinking about all the things we have already.  While we focus on changing the things we don’t like about ourselves, let’s look back at all the things that we’re super pleased with.

Looking into the new year.  2014.  Style This Shindig.

Being grateful for family, for another birthday, for another anniversary, for deepened relationships, and for good health (hence another birthday and another anniversary) is what makes us happy.  These are all the reasons to celebrate, don’t you think? It’s really about showing how grateful and pleased we are with life.  Right?!

Here at Style This Shindig, we strive to embrace  all that we have in life, all the people we love, and all the stories we create in the moments that we’ve been given.  We’re all about visually capturing and retelling stories.  It’s why we LOVE to style events and help you style yours!

Gold rimmed champagne glass, Style This Shindig

Whether you’re retelling a special story, standing up for a just cause, celebrating a special moment (a born day, a wedding, a union, a still-in-love-with-each-other-day), or simply being present, let us be your cheerleader.  You know, help you celebrate, in style!

On this blog, this year, you’ll find wedding decor how-to’s, event styling ideas, kid’s party ideas, floral how-to’s (of course!) and a whole lot more.  We hope you’ll find the thoughts, tips, and ideas helpful as you plan your next event.  Can’t visit the blog often?  Sign up for email and you’ll get the info delivered to your inbox.

Happy New Year Banner (Meri Meri), Style This Shindig

Won’t you come along for this ride, this adventure?  Let’s look ahead into the party future together!  It’d be more fun!

Tell us, what events or parties are you planning this year?


P.S. If reading blog articles isn’t your style and you still want doses of inspiration, find us on Instagram.  It’s an intimate space.  We tweet.  We pin.  You’re awesome!

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STS News: Official Website

An official website?  Yes, we’re working on it.  But in the meantime, visit our Facebook page or stay tune here.  And wait, yes come by our  STS Pinterest boards for inspiration.


We can’t wait to bring in some more content for you.  In the meantime, message us!  What kinds of things would you like to see on this blog?

~ enjoy!

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STS News: Sandbox Pitch

When we learned of the Merrimack Valley Sandbox, we couldn’t help but to jump in and play.  It’s an organization that really helps entrepreneurs, especially those in the beginning stages, jump start their ideas and business.  Style This Shindig was one of the 8 participants out of 64 who were chosen to present at the Creative Economy Pitch contest for cash prizes.


While prepping for the pitch, it wasn’t hard to notice how connections make a huge difference when we work on a project.  Starting a business is a big one!  That’s why we feel that pulling people in with you is key.  It’s an important part of the creative process.  Often times we suck it up do things alone.  And sometimes we just don’t know how to reach out, especially as artists.  It’s less lonely to not work in isolation.


Seven participants were chosen in advance to present in front of a group of around 100 people.  Michelle Grewal, from Invite Dazzle had a table at the pitch event but little did she know that she’d be the 8th presenter.  She did such a great job presenting given the circumstance.  She was the 8th presenter whose name was chosen out of a hat that very night.  Other entrepreneurs were invited to have a table to pitch their ideas.  Did we have a great time learning what others do?  You bet!


Les Jus Beverage.  Light and natural tasting juice.


My Crowning Jewel.  Adorn your head with their collection of head wrap!


MHM Printmaking Studio. UPDATE: They took home the first prize at the second SandBox Pitch!!!  Amazing!

Congratulations to the winners and presenters of Creative Economy Pitch Contest!

They are: Veronica Chapman – My Crowning Jewel – 1st place, Marquis Victor- Elevated Thought Foundation – 2nd place and fan fave, Diane DeMarco – The Cupcakory – 3rd place, Invite DazzleNew VesturesLes Jus Beverage, and Mill City Glassworks.


Before the contest, we asked our fans on Facebook to help us design a floral piece for our pitch table.  Our fan chose the pear and tulips as the design elements and we came up with this.  Note, if you decide to create an arrangement with fruits, just remember that while ethelyne gas – the ripening gas from fruits, can ripen your avocado to creamy softness, it damages the flowers faster.  Therefore these types of arrangements can’t be kept for too long.

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