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A ‘Mermazing’ Birthday Party

A few weeks ago we hosted a birthday party in our event room that was simply ‘Mermazing!’ Harper and 9 of her friends celebrated in our event room at Mingle. To plan this event we worked one and one with Harper’s Mom to create a space that would feel like a seaside mermaid cove! Our store is located just 1 short mile from beautiful sandy white beaches so we began by creating a centerpiece that incorporated driftwood, succulents, and faux pearls! We kept it simple as we had craft activities planned and we wanted a lot of table space to work with.

I was actually looking for placemats to protect the table and decided to unfold the Let’s Be Mermaid Napkins from Meri Meri which created the perfect square shaped scallop placemat; as an added bonus it pulled in playful mermaid and sea creature themed icons that matched our party theme perfectly. We used iridescent plates from Talking Tables and their ombre We Heart Pink cups and plates to round out the table setting. Of course the Balloon Garland we crafted and hung along the back wall was really the show stopper!

As entertainment we painted starfish to create Mermaid Wands and assembled pre-painted shell necklaces and cords for each mermaid to wear.  This group also went outdoors and took advantage of the lawn space at 30Avenue!  Sack races and outdoor activities are the perfect break for girls this age!

If you would like to host a party in our event room we would love to help!  Just call us at 850-909-0164 for complete details. Our event room seats 10 and includes barn doors for privacy. Let us help you plan the perfect bridal luncheon, baby shower, birthday party or craft workshop!

(all photos courtesy of Brittany Godbee)

Make An Impact With Balloons

We just love a quick and easy way to add a big impact at gatherings and events. Large oversized script word balloons are all the rage and definitely create a party atmosphere in a hurry. The best part is…they don’t require helium! YAY! Just open the package and start filling with air. Air can be added in several ways but most come with a small straw that can be inserted into the balloon for inflation. These balloons are also self-sealing and most even include the string for hanging like a banner. Just follow the instructions on your balloon package for the quickest and best way to use. We have several styles available and can’t wait to see how you add some impact to your next event!

Want some inspiration? Hop over to Instagram and check out the Northstar Balloon feed! We promise it is swoon worthy.  When you’re ready to give this look a try shop our selection of balloons today!

What Is A Compote Exactly?

If you are anything like us you often turn to the internet to dig a little deeper into subjects unknown. Hello Google! After seeing several styles of “compotes” during our recent trip to Market we literally had to turn to our favorite online resource to find out the true meaning of this word. Although it is mainly defined as “fruit that has been preserved or cooked in syrup” we were also thrilled to find out that it also has a second definition:

a compote is a bowl shaped dessert dish with a stem.

Well NOW we are hooked! Of course we can get behind any type of vessel that serves double duty as a serving bowl and also a creative way to showcase some of our favorite things. Although we have seen several glass and vintage style compotes throughout the years; we were immediately smitten with these new zinc compotes that come in a variety of sizes. The Zinc finish lends itself to a casual farmhouse style that we love. As you can probably guess… we purchased several of these amazing zinc compotes for our store and are currently using them to showcase everything from jewelry to sponges to keychains and more. Below are some additional examples of how to use them around your house and at your next event!

Use them to serve up fruit and other dry goods around the kitchen. We also love these smaller sizes for soaps and sponges in the bathroom.

Turns out Zinc Compotes also make great ice buckets for champagne, wine, beer or your favorite beverage! We also love the idea of of using them for planters on the patio.

This oversized Compote comes in at 20″ in diameter and is the perfect solution for large gatherings. We also love them for storing extra pillows, throws, and other items nearby.

Stop by our retail location and see these new & fabulous zinc compotes in person! We’d love to hear how you would put them to use in your home.

-The Mingle Team

Find Us At 30Avenue

Mingle is OPEN!  Our little boutique is the latest retail store to open in the shops of 30Avenue located in Inlet Beach, FL. We are thrilled to be joining this beautiful destination by the sea. At our retail location our selection is always changing and we promise you will enjoy your visit. These are just SOME of the items you will find at our retail location:

  • Home Furnishings & Wall Decor
  • Tabletop Decor, Linens & Dish Towels
  • Drinkware, Dinnerware & Servingware
  • Jewelry, Accessories & Great Gifts
  • Party Supplies, Gift Wrap, Gift Bags & Unique Balloons
  • Stationery & Desktop
  • Bath, Body & Personal Care Indulgences
  • Food Gifts & Snacks
  • & MUCH MUCH MORE!

Fabulous testimonials we have already received since opening our doors on February 20th:

Such a beautiful store; great job guys!

 

We are SOOO happy you are here; we need a store like this in our area!

 

I can’t wait to come back when I am throwing my next party

Stop by and see us if you are visiting the 30A area and say hello! We’d love to meet you!