Category Archives: Party Decor and Presentation

Party decoration ideas and ways to make an eye-catching presentation of decor.

Party Ideas for your Voyager Premiere

Are you anticipating that premiere viewing party for Voyager, Outlander’s Season 3? We bet you are! The three of us have our get-together all planned out, and we would like to share some simple, quick, and inexpensive ideas with you. Here are Sass3‘s  party recommendations for your next gathering: Continue reading Party Ideas for your Voyager Premiere

Garden Party Decor Inspired by Aunt Jocasta

Spring is nature’s way of saying “Let’s Party!”

-Robin Williams

Garden parties are great for teas, baby or bridal showers- any type of party, really! Spring and summer are delightful seasons in which to host celebrations surrounded by the beauty of nature.

A garden party can be simple or one could go to the extravagant lengths of the garden party in Versailles during Outlander Season 2! Jocasta, Jamie’s aunt, held marvelous parties in later books in the Outlander series. In this article, we share decorating ideas that perhaps she could have had at her parties and that one could also use for today’s celebrations. Sass3 has hosted and attended a wide array of parties, so we have gathered quite a few suggestions.

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Modern Party Decor for a 21st Century Brianna

I wonder if Claire ever threw Brianna a Sweet 16 party in the “unknown years” of Outlander between books one and two.  Perhaps Brianna celebrated her kids’ birthdays with parties too.  Well, having thrown a huge celebration for my own daughter recently, I wondered how these parties would have been decorated. Today’s blog is all about affordable party decor.  Although most of the decorations in today’s blog are for a Sweet 16 party, they can really be used for any type of event – Quinceanera, bridal shower, retirement party, 50th birthday, other milestone celebrations, and even an Outlander gathering. Continue reading Modern Party Decor for a 21st Century Brianna

Swords from the Past

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Source: Pixabay by Dariusz Sankowski / CC0 (1052010)

My father loved history.  He grew up in a very rural town in southern New Mexico.  He often told me that books were his way to escape his surroundings during his childhood and adolescent years. Through reading and travel, he learned about various points of European history that would equal the knowledge of a true historian. He often took me on his travels throughout the world where we could see living remnants of history that I had read in my school texts. We would also explore antique stores to admire remarkable pieces of furnishings, art, and other collectibles. This exploration of novelty antiques led my father to make some very rare purchases. Some of my favorite pieces of his collection  were his replicas of Celtic and Spanish swords, even a breastplate.

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