Top Winter Wedding Dresses Will Have You Head Over Heels in Love

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Happy Wedding Wednesday! Ahh its’s winter time, and engagement season is in full effect. But not only is it engagement season, but there are also many couples eloping during this time of year too. There is so much that goes into wedding planning; the dress, the cake, the venue, the guest list, and so much more. It can get pretty overwhelming and stressful for sure. Thankfully, there are multiple platforms and event planning tools out there that help simplify the process. When it comes to your dress, you probably already have an idea of what you could picture yourself walking down the aisle in. But, it can be difficult to decide on one, when you are thrown so many different options. So, to give you some inspiration, here are 10 dresses that will have you falling in love all over again.

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Trending: What is a Cactus Cake?

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The newest cake trend has people head over heels in love. They are called cactus cakes, and everyone seems to want to get their hands on one for their weddings, birthdays, or any event. Which makes sense, because these cakes are undeniably gorgeous to look at. People typically order them in cake or cupcake form, with a variety of different colors and plant types. Have a look for yourself!

If you’re in need of a cake baker in your area, that can bake you a lovely cactus cake, check out styckie.com!

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Music For The Soul- The Playlist That Will Keep Your Kids Dancing All Night

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Happy New Year Styckie fam! Today we’re talking all about party music. A while back we wrote a blog post about the top party songs of 2017 and it was a hit. But, the type of songs or playlists for different events vary, especially when it comes to kids’ parties. It is important to pick upbeat songs or find a DJ who spin some fun tunes that your kids will love. Your kids will be dancing in the moonlight all night long, with this list of party-starter songs.

 

“Firework” by Katy Perry

CARSON, CA – MAY 13: Katy Perry attends 102.7 KIIS FM’s 2017 Wango Tango at StubHub Center on May 13, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

 

“I Like to Move It” by Will.I.Am

 

“Watch Me Whip” by Silento

 

“Cha Cha Slide” by DJ Casper

 

“Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO

 

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Sweet 16 Cake Ideas

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You’re in a dilemma. You have your Sweet 16 birthday party coming up sooner than you know, and you have to plan everything out. From the the DJ, to the venue, to the cake. You don’t know where to start, which can be pretty overwhelming. Thankfully, there are apps out there like Styckie that can help you plan your party on the go, all from your phone. So let’s keep it simple and start with the cake. You’re going to need a pretty epic one to first off, impress all your friends, and second off, satisfy your cravings too. We’ve compiled a lovely list of Sweet 16 cakes that you can get for your party, based on your theme or your interests.

 

Sally Sells Sea Shells

This cake is simple in appearance, but has so much to offer. This design is for the girl who lives her life by the beach or near water. With the macaroons, and the hard candies shaped like sea shells, this cake creates a beachy, surfer vibe that instantly attracts your attention.

 

Starbucks Lover

This cake will make all the Ugg wearing, Starbucks coffee drinking girls go crazy. It instantly stands out with cupcakes that imitate hazelnut frappucinno. This is a Sweet 16 cake that you and all your friends will want a bite (or sip) of.

 

Gluttonous Paradise

Now this is a cake that you’ve probably never seen before. I like to call this one, a food lover’s dream. Every type of food you could imagine in one cake. The crazy part is that this cake doesn’t look like a cake at all, but cut open into it and you’ll be met by a vanilla cake interior. Just be prepared for some heavily confused stares – everyone is going to want to get their hands on this one.

 

The Bookworm

For all the book lovers out there, this one is for you. It’s a very clever cake that features three stacked books. A creative option would be to add titles to the books that feature the birthday your name, which will definitely make the bookworm in you warm with joy.

 

Floral Princess

The princess has arrived! This cake is for the girly girls who just can’t get enough of their flower obsession. This beautiful cake is light, elegant, and features floral decor on the bottom and top tiers. It gives off an airy and delicate vibe, which will be perfect for the lovely, 16 year-to-be princesses out there.

Hope this helped you all! Now go get to creating your birthday cake masterpieces!

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How To Bake a Perfect Chocolate Cake

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Chocolate cake is one of the most revered desserts out there. It is amazing to say the least, no wonder so many people look to chocolate cake as a go-to for their birthday celebration. What people don’t realize is that baking a chocolate cake can be relatively easy, all you need is the perfect recipe. We found a simple and easy chocolate cake recipe from our friends over at The Spruce, that will keep your guests and yourself, coming back for more.

The Recipe:

What you’ll need:

1 3/4 cups of flour (all purpose)

2 cups of sugar

3/4 cup cocoa powder

1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda

1/2 teaspoon of salt

2 eggs

1 cup of milk

1/2 cup of vegetable oil

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup water (boiling)

 

How To Make It:

  1. You’ll start by Preheating your oven to 350 F.
  2. You can spray, butter or oil a 9-inch cake pan or line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, stir flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt all together.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix your eggs, milk, oil and vanilla extract and water.
  5. You’ll then combine both the wet and dry mixtures together, then add them to your prepared cake pan
  6. You’ll bake the cake for 30 minutes

Once cooled, you can frost the cake with chocolate frosting, and add some chocolate chips on top to make the cake extra chocolatey. Bon appetit!

If you want a custom cake made for your birthday, download the Styckie App today to get the best cake bakers in your area in seconds!

 

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5 Popular New Years Resolutions

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The New Year is right around the corner! And that means New Year’s resolutions are in full order as well. Some years you know exactly what your goals are, but other years it can be hard to decide what you want to focus on and how to stick to it. So we’re going to give you some much needed inspo that will help you narrow down your goal for the New Year and stick with it!

1. Get Fit:

This is probably the most popular resolution. Gyms have the biggest spike in memberships and sales during this time because everyone wants to get fit around the New Year. Although it’s the most popular resolution, it’s also the one that people give up on the quickest. When it comes to sticking with it, working out with a small support group or with a partner can help you stay accountable and will allow you stay on track.

2. Save Money:

This resolution is one that definitely pays off in the long run. Saving your money can allow you to invest, or to save up for that dream car or apartment you’ve been wanting, and so much more. People often fall off this goal because of temptations such as, going out for drinks and dinner every week, buying clothes, or other recreational things they don’t necessarily need. Of course you still want to be able to enjoy yourself, but in order to save, maybe cut down the dinner and drink nights to twice a month. And hold off on buying recreational things or clothes you don’t need to save up for your dream car.

3. Make New Friends:

Making new friends can be a challenge, especially if you’re living in a big new city, or you’re an introvert, or both. What you need to do is simply put yourself out there. Go to networking events, meet new people through social media, or join a community organization. The important thing is to not get discouraged. It will seem uncomfortable at first, but it will be well worth it.

4. Stay Organized:

Depending on the type of person you are, staying organized can be a difficult feat. Telling yourself at the beginning of the year that you will stay organized isn’t enough. It’s important to implement tactics to get your organization into full gear. Buy a planner from your local craft or office store. You can utilize this planner to jot down your daily to-do lists, and any other things you need to keep track of. Also purchase some sticky notes to help write reminders down throughout the day.

5. Travel More:

Traveling is a great way to make new experiences, and of course see different parts of the world and it’s people. Many people want to travel, but they are unable to allocate the time or the funds to do so. In order to hold on to this resolution, it’s important to take steps that will help you achieve this goal. For example, carve out a time in your schedule to take a 3 – 5 day trip, away from work or any obligations. And if funds are an issue, save a certain amount out of your paycheck every month towards the trip you want to take. You can also search on Groupon, and other discount sites for low price tickets and lodging, so that your trip stays within your budget.

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The Best Wedding Cakes For Any Wedding

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It’s Wedding Wednesday! Today we’re talking all about cakes, cakes, and more cakes. When it comes to your wedding, the dress, the decor and the venue are important, but the cake is just as equally as important. Having a delicious and beautiful wedding cake is a must, so we’ve comprised a list of our faves, take a look!

Red Velvet Cake

 

Modern Chocolate Cake

Vanilla Minimalism Cake

Twist Cake

Floral Dream Cake

Classic Cake

Which cake is your favorite? Comment Below!

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Top 5 Locations for A Winter Honeymoon in 2018

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Love. Something that we all want and look for as we go through this thing called life. And when we’re lucky enough to find love, and that person to spend the rest of our lives with, we need to cherish those moments. Weddings are a way to share your love between you and your future life partner, with those that are close to you but, honeymoons are saved for just the two of you. No distractions, no interruptions. So it is important to find a honeymoon location that you can forget all the extra, and just be present and in the moment with each other. Now that the winter months are upon us, finding a winter honeymoon spot can be difficult but we’ve got you covered. Here is our top 5 locations for honeymoons in January 2018.

Phuket, Thailand

January is said to be one of the best times to visit Phuket. The weather around this time of year is nothing short of perfect. You can spend your time exploring and feasting your eyes on the astounding mountainous views and caves.

Aspen, Colorado

For those who are fans of cold weather, a trip to the mountains would a great romantic getaway. The area offers skiing, snowboarding, and posh cabin lodging you can snuggle up in.

Belize

Belize is the perfect winter escape, with amazingly beautiful beaches, and tropical, jungly highlands, it’s a must see for those who want a Caribbean vacation.

Nicaragua

Nicaragua has so much beauty to offer, with tropical rainforests, volcanoes, palm trees, and untouched beaches. It’s a great spot for relaxation, and also has an abundant amount of culture to explore as well.

Rio De Janeiro

Brazil is beauty at its finest. From the beautiful beaches you want to lay on all day, to the beautiful people. Brazil is a definite honeymoon option for you and your beau.

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4 Hacks To Finding The Perfect Christmas Gift for That Special Someone

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Christmas is here! Well, in 5 days. The countdown has officially begun. If you haven’t gotten a gift for Bae yet, it’s time to hop on that asap. Even though you know your Bae really well, it can be difficult to choose a gift that is perfect for him or her. So we’ll help you out, but don’t worry, it’ll be our little secret.

Feed Their Hobby:

If your special gal or guy has a hobby that they’re really into, it’s a smart idea to get them something that adds to their passion. For example, if they’re really into photography, you can get them the camera lens they’ve been eyeing for the past few months. They will thank you endlessly. Not only are you fueling and supporting their passion, but you are taking their craft up to a whole other level.

Gift An Experience:

Making memories are gifts that are priceless, and that you will never forget. Many people value an experience or a trip more than they do material things. Think about taking a trip to a place both of you have always wanted to travel to, or having an entire couples spa day, since she or he has been stressed due to work demands. There are many different options. Choose one that they’ll enjoy and will always remember.

Favorite Store:

Some people are really into brands and designers. Especially those who are extremely into fashion. That being said, buying something from bae’s favorite store, that they obsess over, will give you instant cool points.

Useful/Productive:

Everyone has something they need to work on, whether it’s organization, or being more communicative. Giving them a gift that helps him or her, plan out they’re week, like a planner, to keep them on top of things, would be very helpful to them. It would be a gift that they didn’t know they needed, and they’ll be sure to thank you later.

We hope these tips were helpful, and that you implement them into your gift shopping for bae this year. Happy Shopping! And Happy Holidays!

 

 

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5 Unique Ways to Propose on New Years Eve or Christmas

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The holidays are such a special time of the year. You are surrounded by family and loved ones, while feasting on good food, and taking shelter from the cold weather. The holidays are also a special time for couples too. With all the holiday cheer, good vibes and family time, men feel like it’s the perfect time to pop the oh so lovely question. And as the years go by, men are becoming more and more creative with how they do it. So, we’re taking inspiration from these very brave and in-love men to give you some unique ideas to pop the question to your lovely gal.

1.Find a place that is special for the both of you

Proposals are very sentimental and emotional moments. It’s important to choose a place that is meaningful to the both of you, whether it’s as simple as the park where you first met, or as extravagant as a boat cruise, choose a place that will create a special moment. One guy took his future fiance to a the world’s biggest cave to propose to her. They were both people who were adventurous and loved to travel, so he thought it would be the perfect place, and it was!

2. Take advantage of the cold weather

Even though we’d all love to be indoors, the cold weather has it’s perks. Around this time of year, depending on the region you live in, it snows a lot and it’s beautiful. Something about the snow is calm, quiet and so romantic. One man took his girlfriend to an outdoor skating rink while it was snowing. He surprised her with a red carpet train across the rink, with a box with a ring waiting for her on the other end of it. A moment made for the movies.

3. Be Creative

Proposals can be what you want them to be. No one else necessarily has to understand it, but you and your significant other. Proposals can be inspired by silly inside jokes, they can be corny and they don’t have to be in front of a whole crowd of people. One man proposed to his leading lady on a secluded beach by designing a massive picture in the sand asking her to marry him. While another man proposed his girlfriend with hundreds of balloons, inspired by their favorite movie, Up. Do what works for you and what will mean the most to her.

4. Get Help From The Family

Since it’s the holidays, you’ll most likely be around both of your families, so you can use that to your advantage. Have them help you out with any minute details that need to be made or fixed, they’ll also want to be a part of the moment, so having them involved will make the proposal even more magical.

5. Gift It

Since it’s Christmas time, what better way to give a ring than to gift it. Put the ring in abnormally big box under the tree, so she doesn’t have a clue what it is when she’s opening it. It’s a pretty obvious way of proposing during the holidays, but that gift will top any Christmas gift she’s ever gotten!

Share your proposal stories with us! We’ll be glad to learn about your beautiful love story.

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