Category: DIY

DIYFloral Arrangement: Instagram-Worthy Bouquets to Brighten your Day!

Flowers are always a great way to add beauty to your home, event, or of course, wedding! We’ve found some of the hottest new trends and mixed them with the basics for the perfect Instagram-worthy photo-ops to rejuvenate and reconnect with nature!

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Classic: Big bold blooms, and plenty of them! This traditional style bouquet can be quickly picked up at you local farmers market, or better yet, style it yourself by picking a color scheme and combining different sizes, shapes, and textures of flowers, get creative!

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On-trend: A 2018 take on a classic bouquet featuring trending blooms such as succulents, air plants, and even kale! All of your coworkers will be jealous with this cute arrangement on your desk!

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One-Hit Wonder: It’s super simple and always looks chic, take a bouquet and separate the individual flowers into bud vases, glasses or bottles. Mix it up with a trendy monstera leaf or eucalyptus!

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Super Sweet: Mix it up by adding fruit! Lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit, or even berries (cut or whole) lining the bottom of the vase add color and texture for a fragrant and unique look!

Show us your blooms! We’re dying to see how you create your own floral decor on instagram @Lulus with #lovelulus! (And don’t forget to shop cute floral print looks to match your DIY arrangements below.)

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DIYHappy Hour: Tropical Crush Cocktail!

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Pineapple, coconut and guava, oh my! For a flavor trio that definitely won’t disappoint, try out the Lulus Tropical Crush Cocktail! Perfect for sitting back and sipping on all summer long, create this five-ingredient cocktail in just a few minutes to WOW your besties at your next GNO or pool party!

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Directions

Step 1: Turn on your vacation playlist, then add rum, grapefruit juice, and pineapple juice into a shaker. Muddle it until you can’t muddle it any more.

Step 2: Add freshly squeezed guava juice to the mixture and shake with ice.

TIP: Canned guava juice is a perfect complement to the sweet, tropical flavors, and it also adds an absolutely stunning color to the cocktail!

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Step 3: Pour into two glasses, add 3 oz of coconut LaCroix to each glass, and top with crushed ice. Finish things off with a quarter slice of guava and a quarter chunk of juicy pineapple for garnish.

Step 4: Take a taste, close your eyes, and pretend you’re on a beach…sippin’ on something strong!

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Want more refreshing recipes? Check out the Aquamarine Martini cocktail recipe or our Strawberry Mint Mojito recipe for more summery sips! Don’t forget to share how you’re sippin’ by tagging #lovelulus on Instagram!

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DIYCharcuterie Chic: Create the Perfect Meat and Cheese Tray for Your Soiree

Charcuterie boards are all the rage right now, and we’ve got the inside scoop on how to make the perfect spread for your next spring soiree! Perfect for snacking on during the work week and cute enough to bring to your friend’s weekend get-together, these bite-size treats are a real crowd pleaser. Starting with just a few base ingredients, you can spin the flavors any way you’d like by using your favorite combos. For this we went with the classics  – but feel free to get creative! Some other great options are: a theme such as Italian or Spanish; adding dips like fondue, spinach artichoke, and guacamole; or adding tropical fruits and flowers for some feminine flair!

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Start With: Tray/board, napkins, cheese knives, and plates.

Cheeses: We used brie, but cheddar, gouda, and bleu cheese are great options.

Cold Cuts: Salami, prosciutto, ham, summer sausage, or the meat-free option of your choice.

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Fruits/Veggies: Olives, figs, fresh strawberries, grapes, baby carrots, and celery.

Nuts: Almonds, pistachios, cashews or mixed.

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Crackers/Bread: Baguettes, bagel chips, toasts, crisps.

Spreads/dips: Honey, jams, chutney.

Directions: Combine on your board however you like, just add the wine of your choice and all your girls!

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How do you charcuterie? Shop cute outfits for your next charcuterie party below and show us your party platter pics on Instagram @lulus with #lovelulus!

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DIYHappy Hour: Rose Royale Cocktail

Summer isn’t the only time you can enjoy rose-flavored beverages – in fact, the light and floral flavor is the perfect addition to your spring bar cart. We’ve swapped our usual rosé for the equally refreshing Lillet Rose, a wine-based aperitif, to create this festive sipper. Paired with sparkling wine and grapefruit juice, you’ll be feeling pretty in peach with this fresh spin on a classic bubbly cocktail. The Rose Royale Cocktail is perfect for sharing, so invite your gal pals over and get ready to sip on this sparkling spirit fit for a fun and feminine spring soirée.

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DIYGalentine’s Day Cocktails for You & Your Girls

Happy Galentine’s Day ladies! Today’s the day to celebrate some of the greatest loves of your life: your best friends! We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite drink recipes from the blog to give you the perfect Galentine’s Day cocktails for your girls’ night plans. From fruity and sweet to warm and spicy, whatever you and your gal pals are craving, there’s an easy cocktail recipe here for you.

The Bradshaw Cocktail

If you believe your girlfriends are your soulmates, this cocktail is the one for you. Inspired by the iconic foursome from Sex and the City, this sweet and sassy tequila cocktail is perfect for a night of gossiping with your girls.

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Floral Frosé

Our girls’ night drink of choice gets a fresh and feminine makeover with the addition of floral St. Germain. Freeze it up and you have the perfect slushy sipper for all of your Galentines!

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Spiked Pumpkin Spice Latte

Just because it isn’t fall anymore doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the OG coffee treat with your best babes. We don’t care if you call us basic, this sweet and spicy cocktail is the perfect warm beverage for a night of snuggling in with your fave movies.

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The Black Widow Cocktail

Feeling down with love or have a bestie going through a break up? This dark and dramatic cocktail is crafted with black vodka and cranberry juice for a tart take on a classic concoction. Skip the dry ice for a drink that’s a little less witches’ brew, a little more black hearts club.

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La Fleurette

Give your besties a bouquet of flowers in the form of this flirty spring cocktail. Bubbly sparkling wine and rose water make this a refreshing yet luxurious drink, perfect for an at-home spa night with all your closest friends.

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Which cocktails are you going to whip up for your gals? Show us your Galentine’s Day gatherings on Insta @lulus with #lovelulus!

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