Bits and Buds: The Dandelion Patch Blog
Aug28th

This Week at the Patch: Photo Booth Fun

At the end of every week we like to show you a sneak peek into the life of a Patchette, and today we’re doing just that! On Tuesday, our Patchettes went to an industry networking event that turned out to be quite the party. Let’s just say we got a little too excited when we discovered the photo booth…

Images courtesy of Booth-o-Rama

Industry parties just might be our new favorite hangout!

We hope you have a silly, fabulous weekend :)

- Maggie


Aug27th

Where in the World: Part 5

The Patch bag has made another stop. This time it was taken to sunny Hilton Head for a beach-front getaway! Where in the world will it go next?

Lisa Stock-Reusch

Hilton Head, South Carolina

Tell us the story behind the picture!
My trip to Hilton Head was for some good tennis and relaxation.  My favorite moments of the trip would be bike riding on the large Hilton Head beaches and finding great pieces of driftwood.  I will definitely plan a trip back there soon!

What do you love about The Dandelion Patch? 
The Dandelion Patch is always a favorite store when I need to find that special gift for someone.  Whether the gift be for a wedding, a housewarming or the holidays, I know I can find that unique item that will be perfect.  I also love the stationary and the note cards and have bought them many times for both myself as well as others.

Remember to send us your pictures with the Patch bag as you travel around the world this summer. Every participant wins a FREE Scout Market bag! Just email your picture to pr@thedandelionpatch.com before Labor Day.

-Maggie


Aug22nd

This Week at the Patch: August 16-22

Welcome to “This Week at the Patch”, a weekly installment where we talk about all of the exciting things we’ve been up to at The Dandelion Patch for the past few days. We’re also leaving you with a few links and pictures for a little weekend inspiration!

What we’re doing

Creating some exciting new partnerships for Patch Pals
Spending a bit too much time with the UPS guy because of all of our deliveries!
Conducting a walkthrough with our caterer for our 20th Birthday Bash



Featured Above: Food Network

What we’re clicking

A totally boho baby shower {100 Layer Cakelet}
This nautical engagement session {Bayside Bride}
A rustic-glam Brooklyn wedding {Style Me Pretty}



Featured Above: Style Me Pretty

What we’re pinning

A simple blush pencil skirt
Tips for capturing your children’s personalities through photos
How to make jam jar vases



Featured Above: Red Online

What we’re loving

The Hundred-Foot Journey
A universal baby registry (finally!)
Sassy greeting cards



Featured Above: Ladyfingers Letterpress

If you still haven’t gotten your Patch fix for the week, make sure to follow us on Facebook for more fun and inspiration! Have a great weekend!

-Maggie


Aug21st

Late Night Munchies

The ceremony was beautiful, dinner’s been served, and the real partying has begun! You want your guests to dance all night and have an absolute blast, so you need to keep them fueled up and ready to go. We love the idea of passing around late night snacks to all your party people. Some outdoor spaces allow you to get more adventurous with your late night options (think s’mores pits and food trucks) but we’ve come up with our favorite options that will work in ANY space. This is a great opportunity to include your favorite treats that didn’t fit into your gourmet menu earlier. Pizza anyone?

We started off with my personal favorite: coffee and doughnuts. The coffee ensures your guests have the energy to dance until the wee hours of the morning. And, well, the doughnuts are just delicious!

Featured Above Left: Intimate Weddings - Above Right: Cooking Classy - Lower Left: Lowe House Creative - Lower Right: A Beautiful Mess

Not for the faint of heart, fun jello shots are bound to kick your reception into overdrive!

Milk. And. Cookies. Enough said.

Featured Above Left: Wedding Chicks - Above Right: Kara’s Party Ideas - Lower Left: Bride Box - Lower Right: Huffington Post

Mini grilled cheese sandwiches and burger sliders fulfill both your late night cravings and your nostalgic spirit.

Featured Lower Left: Hungry Girl Por Vida - Lower Right: Bakeaholic Mama

Last, but certainly not least, we have the boozy milkshake. This little gem cures your sweet tooth AND helps bring out the dancer in all of us. Kid-friendly versions are great, too!

-Maggie


Aug20th

Oh My Monogram

Let’s get personal…ized. Nothing says “classic preppy” quite like a monogram. There’s something about wearing and decorating with your initials that tells the world “this is who I am and I’m pretty freaking proud to be me!” The great thing about monograms is that they truly are personal. Beyond your initials, you have options for lettering, borders, colors, sizes; so you have endless possibilities to find a combo that screams YOU!

Us Patchettes are obsessed with monograms and try to personalize anything within a 10-foot radius of ourselves. To show our love we curated a collection of our favorite monogrammed pieces to share with you.

Featured Above: The Dandelion Patch - Below Left: Style Me Pretty - Below Right: Mode the World

Featured Above: Vanessa Balli - Below Left: Prep to the Max - Below Right: Etsy

Featured Above: Pottery Barn Teen

Do you have a favorite monogrammed piece? Share your pic with us on Instagram! (@thedandelionpatch)

-Maggie


Aug19th

Bright and Modern Mitzvah

Gone are the days of “traditional” mitzvahs. We’re seeing modern design elements make their way into mitzvahs in a big way. Goodbye black table cloths and dramatic up-lighting, and hello neon brights and eye-catching designs! Play up your child’s fun-loving personality with vibrant hues and geometric decor. This exciting aesthetic is bound to put both teens and grandparents in the party spirit!

Featured Above: 100 Layer Cake-let - Below: 100 Layer Cake-let

Featured Above Left: Ruffled - Above Right: Oh So Beautiful Paper - Below: Brooklyn Bride

Featured Above Left: Easton Events - Above Right: Ruffled

-Maggie


Aug18th

Where in the World? Part 4

The Patch bag has made another stop. This time it was taken to Yankees Stadium to partake in America’s favorite past time! Where in the world will it go next?

Courtney Rice

New York, New York

Tell us the story behind the picture!
I was in NYC for a friend’s wedding and we went to see the Yankees play the Indians.  Although I’m a Phillie’s fan, I enjoyed cheering for the Yankees that day!

What do you love about The Dandelion Patch? 
My favorite part about the Dandelion patch is the excellent customer service, personalized products and being able to shop for my favorite brands (Lily Pulitzer, Kate Spade) in the same store. My sister and I also enjoy the ‘girls night out’ to sip wine while we shop : ) I am very sad that the Dandelion Patch outlet closed- I live in Tyson’s and liked stopping by to grab a sale item.

Remember to send us your pictures with the Patch bag as you travel around the world this summer. Every participant wins a FREE Scout Market bag! Just email your picture to pr@thedandelionpatch.com before Labor Day.

-Maggie


Aug15th

This Week at The Patch: August 9-15

Welcome to “This Week at the Patch”, a weekly installment where we talk about all of the exciting things we’ve been up to at The Dandelion Patch for the past few days. We’re also leaving you with a few links and pictures for a little weekend inspiration!

What we’re doing

Showing off the newest members of our Design Studio team
Preparing for Gracious Gifting in Georgetown on Aug. 19th
Admiring the stunning pictures from our customer’s wedding


Featured Above: Karson Butler Events

What we’re clicking

Elisa and Vincent’s sweet and simple courthouse I-do’s {United With Love}
This guide to reception seating arrangements {District Weddings}
Unique wedding gift ideas {Brooklyn Bride}


Featured Above: United With Love

What we’re pinning

This play on typography
Bright and funky nail art
DIY fruit macarons


Featured Above: Harper’s Bazaar

What we’re loving

This gorgeous (and helpful!) bridal makeup tutorial
Dalmatian print
An app that sends pizza to your front door with the push of a button


Featured Above: Jaclyn Hill

If you still haven’t gotten your Patch fix for the week, make sure to follow us on Facebook for more fun and inspiration! Have a great weekend!

-Maggie


Aug14th

Back to School in Style

As the temperature starts to cool down and kids are getting restless at home, it can only mean one thing: it’s time to go back to school. Here at The Dandelion Patch we love any excuse to fill our lives with pretty things, and “back to school” is no exception! Have your little ones stand out in the classroom with school supplies in vibrant colors and bold patterns. As you’re getting your children organized, don’t forget to show yourself some love and liven up your office with fun desk accessories or a new year-long planner.

Featured Above Left: Wanelo - Above Right: Mochi Things - Below Left: Eat Sleep Cuddle - Below Right: Preppy Princess

Featured Above: Lilly Pulitzer - Below Left: Little Green Notebook - Below Right: The Dandelion Patch

 

-Maggie


Aug13th

Unique Place Cards

The beauty is in the details. A detail that should never be over-looked is the escort card. Traditionally, the little slip of paper balances delicately above a stack of gleaming china, but we scoured the Internet over to find unique place card ideas that will set your event apart from the rest. Some of our discoveries aren’t even cards! Who knew you could customize acrylic chairs?

Featured Above Left: Project Wedding - Above Right: Wedding Chicks - Below: Karson Butler Events

Featured Above Left: Martha Stewart Weddings - Above Right: Ruffled - Below Left: Martha Stewart Weddings - Below Right: Green Wedding Shoes

Featured Below: Lovely Bride

-Maggie