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Holiday Gatherings Mochatini Parties + Entertaining Styled by Manvi

Holiday Movie Night Party

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For movie buffs, nothing beats watching holiday favorites amidst friends and the comforts of home. A festive and glam private screening with cinema-style snacks is sure to get everyone into the holiday spirit. Gather your friends and family for a fun holiday movie night party. DIYers take note: You’ll want to start crafting the budget-friendly decorations for this bash right away.

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From our Holiday Movie Night Party feature for HGTV.com. Styling and photography by Manvi Drona. Paper goodies by Little Bit Heart.

 

 

Holiday Gatherings Mochatini Parties + Entertaining Styled by Manvi Wedding Decor

Ombre Ornament Centerpiece

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DIY this delicate and show stopping #holiday #centerpiece for under $25 by filling inexpensive glass ornaments with ombre paint. I used the multi-surface satin acrylics from Deco Art. Suspend ornaments using fishing wire alongside strings of sequins above the table.

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From our 5 centerpieces under $25 for hgtv.com. Photography by lovely Lisa Marie of Sweet Tea Photography

 

puppy love Styled by Manvi

Yappy Hour

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As most Labs tend to be, my dog, Dexter, is very social, and loves to be around people and other dogs. He especially enjoys QT with his fav dog-buds in smaller intimate settings. To facilitate this, I like to host “yappy hour” gatherings for Dexter’s doggy buds and my human friends with treats for the four-legged guests and happy hour bites and sips for us. An apartment dweller, I dont have a yard where the dogs can play, so finding a venue for such an event is challenging.

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Dog parks are impersonal, you cant bring treats, (unless you want every dog there jumping all over you), lack control over the guest list, and have laws against adult-beverages and human food. Which is why I am thrilled about the new pet store in my neighborhood, Fido and Kitty’s World.

Not only is it a stylishly designed store, they carry most of the organic pet-food brands, the owner is a lovely lady doing what she loves, but they have a FAB dog play-area in their backyard! Perfect for small dog-human socials!! They have done such a good job with the space. It even has a water fountain for dogs. It didnt take me long to talk the owner Samar, into letting me host a “yappy hour” and introduce the store to my puppy-parent friends.

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A fun social hour, we had a yummy spread with a cheese platter, eggplant dip, salsa and crudites for humans, and Fido and Kitty’s World had organic treats for the pooches. And if wagging tails and happy barks are any indication, the pups had a great time!

 

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The lovely folks at Modgy sent us these portable pooch hydrator pouches which we used to serve treats and water to the pups. And each guests got to take a twin pack home as a gift!  I cant wait to host the next one.

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Cin Cin to more “yappy hours”.

xo

images: manvi drona

Make Stuff Parties + Entertaining Styled by Manvi

4 Easy-to-make Halloween Costumes

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Homemade costumes are far more appealing than store bought ones. Invite a few friends over for a fun-filled MYOC (make your own costume) party. Here are four costume ideas that even a non-crafter can make in a hurry.

1. Mac and Cheese 

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Instructions and materials to create a mac and cheese costume.

 2. Hot Chocolate

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Instructions and materials to create a hot chocolate costume

3. Minion from Despicable Me

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Instructions and materials to create a minion costume.

 

 4. Burrito

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Instructions and materials to make a burrito costume.