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Friday’s Favorites: Muertos, Noms, Paper, and Rats, Oh My!

Happy Friday! Got any exciting plans for the weekend? Mucho congrats to my readers who are getting married this weekend! I wish you and your love all the best and a lifetime of happiness together.

For those of us with future wedding dates, I have some great Etsy finds straight from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team all based on this week’s posts.

The Second Annual Etsy Virtual Bridal Show will be launching on this blog on April 2nd. Everything from bridal gowns to attendant gifts will feature amazing handmade and vintage wares from the members of the team. Oh, and this years…GIVEAWAYS! So, mark your calendars and this year the show is bigger and better than ever!

Have a lovely weekend!

‘Dia de los Muertos Wedding: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team’ by ravengrrl

Fabulous finds from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team


Day of the Dead Wedding cake…

$60.00

Ceramic Ring Bearer Mini Dis…

$20.00

Red and Black Dia de los Mue…

$2.75

Papel picado screenprinted m…

$30.00

Dia de Los Muertos Decorated…

$18.00

Sugar Skull Toasting Wedding…

$24.00

Red and Pink Felt Flower Hai…

$8.00

Day of the Dead Wedding Cake…

$35.00

Distressed Sugar Skull with …

$3.00

Sugar Skull – Engraved Weddi…

$26.00

wedding necktie set X5 neckt…

$112.50

Papel Picado Banners TILL DE…

$23.00

Day of the Dead Gothic Skull…

$65.00

Skeleton Bride and Groom Wed…

$85.00

Day of the Dead Felt Bouquet…

$150.00

Wedding Guest Book Box, Cust…

$85.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘Edible Favors: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team’ by ravengrrl

Amazing edible favors featuring the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team.


Mini Whoopie Pie Box Favors

$4.50

6 Gourmet Vanilla Marshmallo…

$5.95

Creme Brulee Lollipop

$10.00

Vintage Cameo Cookie

$42.00

City Cupcakes – Cupcake In A…

$6.00

SAMPLER: White Chocolate Mac…

$6.50

Edible Salted Caramel Weddin…

$270.00

No Gluten Pecan Pie Vegan So…

$10.25

Little Sticky Cakes

$25.00

3 Chocolate Victorian Keys: …

$6.60

Bacon Heart Wedding Favors (…

$40.00

White Rock Candy Blinged Lol…

$2.00

Mini Shortbread Wedding Cake…

$4.75

Edible wedding favors – movi…

$3.25

DIY Tea Bags (Complete Kit) …

$16.00

French Macarons in a Jar

$96.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘Paper Wedding Bouquets: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team’ by ravengrrl

Gorgeous paper bridal bouquets


Midnight Romance- Gothic Wed…

$175.00

Hope for Japan Pink Cherry …

$150.00

Rustic Bridal Bouquet Paper …

$99.00

Wedding Bouquet In your choi…

$100.00

LUXE custom paper flower wed…

$450.00

Retro Yellow Turquoise and R…

$45.00

Prefect First Anniversary gi…

$36.00

CLEARANCE SALE Custom Purple…

$32.00

Rose Bridal Bouquet in Red, …

$180.00

Charming Purple Vintage Shee…

$148.00

Bridal Bouquet – 29 Handmade…

$60.00

Custom Paper Bouquet

$135.00

CLASSIC paper flower wedding…

$300.00

Paper Roses Bouquet Vintage …

$99.00

Ivory Encyclopedia Bouquet -…

$168.00

Paper Flowers Wedding Bouque…

$195.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘Rat Pack Inspired Bachelor Party/Wedding Attire’ by ravengrrl

A collection of 60s Rat Pak inspired vintage and handcrafted items from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team.


Vintage 1960s JAZZ PIANO Swa…

$174.00

Groomsman Gift Pocketwatch -…

$39.99

Wedding Band with Meteorite …

$699.00

Tweed Fedora Hats

$198.00

The Mad Ave. Suit–Handmade,…

$1065.00

Necktie mens, airbrushed Car…

$30.00

Authentic Yellow Vinyl Cuffl…

$49.99

60’s Bronze Suit. 40R Sh…

$72.00

Black Tie Boutonniere – A Cl…

$13.00

Peacock feather bow tie. Sel…

$40.00

Vintage 1960s Necktie // Bro…

$20.00

Groomsmen’s Gifts Herrin…

$19.00

The Glasgow – Our big bow ti…

$42.00

Men’s Wool Hat/ Vintage…

$28.00

Elegant Feather Boutonniere …

$14.95

60s Mens Suit Herringbone Tw…

$125.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Theme Thursday: Rat Pack Stag Do

Bachelor parties have come a long way in the past few years. Many are getting away from the typical: go to a strip club and drink until you pass out on the night before the wedding party. If your groom really wants the conventional sort of do, then by all means go for it as long as it won’t invite the Drama Llama in to the mix.

For those who are looking for something different, take your groom’s likes and make a night of it. Is the groom a fan of fine cigars? Find a good cigar bar in town and arrange for a tour followed by some top shelf cigars for the groom and his friends. What about paint ball? Check your local fields and see if they can be reserved for a part of the day and spend the evening at your groom’s favorite restaurant. Make it all about your groom and you are sure to give him a great time with the friends and family he is closest to.

Today’s Theme Thursday is for a luxury loving Rat Pack sort of groom. This is definitely gonna set you back a few dollars, but if you have it, why not? Keeping true to the Rat Pack era, have a dress code with suits and ties. If you want to keep it authentic, slim fit suits are the way to go. Hire a classic 60s era limo for the night to be sure you are all drinking and partying safely. Then, head to a barber spa like The Art of Shaving and treat your groom to the total package. Follow that with dinner at a great Italian place (the one featured here is Venice Ristorante in Denver). Load up and check out a kick ass cigar lounge like The Robusto Room (Denver) pictured here. End the night with a real Rat Pack experience by finding out where Frank and the guys hung out while in your city. Frank Sinatra frequented the El Chapultepec Jazz Club here in Denver when he was in town.

Here’s a little board to get your gears turning as to how you can create a fabulous Rat Pack inspired night for your groom:

Rat Pack Bachelor

Stay tuned for Friday’s Favorites featuring Rat Pack inspired finds from the best of Etsy and Etsy Virtual Bridal Show shops.

Facebook Challenge 1: Rat Pack Wedding

So, a few days ago, I posted a challenge to my friends on my personal Facebook. The challenge was for them to come up with a theme for a party, wedding, gala, etc. and I would do an inspiration board for the theme. Here is the first one courtesy of my friend Mary (we went to college together): Rat Pack Wedding.