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The Ultimate Cocktail Hour Playlist

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Just because it’s cocktail hour, it doesn’t mean the music has to be boring! Below is a list to keep your guests going! Remember, they have to make it to the dinner you spent countless nights stressing over. Spotify playlist link at the end!

(Warning: Playlist contains a ridiculous amount of Glee covers)

In no particular order:

1. Christina Aguilera – What a Girl Wants
2. Sara Bareilles – I Choose You
3. Train – Hey Soul Sister
4. Usher – Without You
5. Demi Lovato or Glee – Give Your Heart a Break
6. Katy Perry or Glee – Teenage Dream
7. Taylor Swift – Mine
8. Bruno Mars – Treasure
9. Bruno Mars or Glee- Just the Way You Are
10. Bruno Mars – Marry You
11. Boyce Avenue – Happy
12. Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely
13. Justin Timberlake or Boyce Avenue – Not a Bad Thing
14. John Mayer – Your Body is a Wonderland
15. Hannah Trigwell – Counting Stars
16. Glee – We Found Love
17. Selena Gomez – Love You Like a Love Song
18. Michael Jackson – PYT
19. Kelly Clarkson or Glee – My Life Would Suck Without You
20. Mario – Let Me Love You
21. Mariah Carey – Honey
22. Beyonce – Love on Top
23. John Legend – (Tonight) Best You Ever Had
24. Al Green or Maroon 5 – Let’s Stay Together
25. Jagged Edge – Let’s Get Married
26. Becky G – Shower
27. Kat Dahlia – Crazy
28. Bob Marley – Is This Love
29. Robin Thick – Lost Without You
30. Colbie Callie – I do
31. Plain White T’s – Rhythm of Love
32. Jason Mraz & Colbie Callie – Lucky
33. Maroon 5 – Sunday Morning
34. Incubus – Are You In?
35. Michelle Branch – Game of Love
36. Tatyana – Daydream
37. Chris Brown – Forever
38. Chris Brown – Hearts All Over the World
39. Post Modern Jukebox – Drunk in Love
40. Capital Cities – Safe & Sound
41. Hellogoodbye – Here in My Arms
42. American Authors – Best Day of My Life
43. Paramore – Ain’t It Fun
44. Taylor Swift – How You Get the Girl
45. Tori Kelly ft. Ed Sheeran – I Was Made for Loving You
46. Tori Kelly – Nobody Love
47. Glee – Unchained Melody
48. Glee – Crazy/U Drive Me Crazy
49. Glee – Halo/Walking On Sunshine
50. Jordin Sparks ft. Chris Brown – No Air
51. Glee – Somebody to Love
52. Neon Trees – Animal
53. Paramore or Glee – The Only Exception
54. Lean on Me
55. Rihanna – Umbrella
56. Michael Jackson – P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
57. One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
58. Marvin Gaye ft. Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
59. Savage Garden – I Knew I Loved You
60. Savage Garden – Truly Madly Deeply
61. Janet Jackson – Escapade
62. Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
63. Train – Marry Me
64. Al Green – Love and Happiness
65. Ciara – Promise
66. 98 Degrees – I Do (Cherish You)
67. 98 Degrees – I Will Cherish You
68. The Wedding Singers – Stand by Me
69. Justin Timberlake ft. Beyonce – Until the End of Time
70. Pharrell or Boyce Avenue – Happy
71. Mariah Carey ft. O.D.B. – Fantasy
72. Jessie J – Domino
73. Arctic Monkeys – Baby I’m Yours
74. Dear Future Husband – Meghan Trainor
75. Mandy Moore – Candy
76. Mandy Moore – Crush
77. Backstreet Boys – As Long As You Love Me
78. Backstreet Boys – All I Have to Give
79. Backstreet Boys – I’ll Never Break Your Heart
80. Backstreet Boys – I’ll Be the One
81. Destiny’s Child – Cater to You
82. Destiny’s Child – Brown Eyes
83. Christina Aguilera – Come On Over
84. Ed Sheeran or Tori Kelly – Thinking Out Loud
85. Britney Spears – U Drive Me Crazy
86. Aaliyah – Rock the Boat
87. Janet Jackson – Doesn’t Really Matter
88. Janet Jackson – All For You
89. Jennifer Lopez – I’m Into You
90. Jennifer Lopez – Get Right
91. Ingrid Michaelson – The Way I Am
92. Colbie Caillat- Bubbly
93. Hilary Duff – Sparks
94. Hilary Duff – My Kind
95. Walk the Moon – Shut Up and Dance
96. Amerie – 1 Thing
97. The Pussycat Dolls – Stickwitu
98. Gwen Stefani – The Sweet Escape
99. Ja Rule ft. Ashanti – Mesmerize
100. Ja Rule ft. Ashanti – Always On Time
101. K-Ci & JoJo – All My Life
102. Spice Girls – Wannabe
103. Withers/Washington – Just the Two of Us
104. Mya – Fallen
105. 98 Degrees – Because of You
106. Ashanti – Happy
107. Ingrid Michaelson – The Way I Am
108. Hilary Duff – Sparks
109. Walk the Moon – Shut Up and Dance
110. Adam Sandler – Grow Old With You
111. Alessia Cara – Can’t Feel My Face (cover)
112. The Vamps – Can We Dance?
113. The Vamps ft. Demi Lovato – Somebody to You
114. Lifehouse – You & Me
115. Sam Smith – Latch (acoustic cover)
116. Elisa – Rock Your Soul
117. Christina Perri – Thousand Years
118. Nora Jones – Come Away With Me
119. Michael Buble – Everything
120. John Legend – All of Me
121. Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love
122. Frank Sinatra – The Way You Look Tonight
123. Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
124. Stevie Wonder – My Cherie Amour: Stevie Wonder
125. The Beatles – Here Comes The Sun
126. Cold Play – Viva La Vida
127. The Police – Every Breath You Take
128. Jason Chen & Megan Lee – I Really Like You

Check out my Ultimate Cocktail Hour Playlist on Spotify!

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My Fave FREE Christmas Photo Booth Printables!

After posting my top 16 sites for FREE photo booth props,  I knew I had to post my top sites for Christmas photo booth props!

1. Talk Crafty To Me

2. Expressions Vinyl

3. Indulgy

4. Melinda DioRio

5. The Little Style File

6. Elegance & Enchantment

7. Party Delights

8. Holly Craig

9. Oh Happy Day

10. Simple Simon and Co.

I will continue to add more as I find them. Have any free Christmas printables you want to share? Any tips or advice? Share your comments below!

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My Fave Free Photo Booth Printables!

The holiday season is upon us! Get ready to a wave of holiday parties in the upcoming weeks! The best parties have amazing food, delicious booze, and of course, fun activities! One of my favorite party activities is the photo booth. Below are my favorite sites who offer free photo booth prop printouts.

DIY Photo Booth Props

1. Print out photo booth props according to instructions.

2. Cut out each prop individually.

3. LAMINATE.

4. Cut out and attach to sticks. I like to use meat skewers & white duct tape.

5. Enjoy!

Free PhotoBooth Prop Printouts 

1. Creative Juice

2. Pure Sweet Joy

3. Kensie Kate

4. Kensie Kate

5. Accent the Party

6. Capturing Joy

7. Gum Road

8. Botanical Paperworks

9. CraftZee

10. Maiko Nagao

11.  Make a Wedding Blog

12. Fox Hollow Cottage

13. When Pooch Comes to Shove

14. HGTV – Design Happens

15. Craftivity

16. Capturing Joy

17. Snapfish

I will continue to add more as I find them! Check back frequently for new additions! Do you have tips on making props last or trick you’d like to share? Share your comment below!

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Top Reception Songs

As my first dabble into event planning, I was approached to prepare dancing music for a traditional yet modern Vietnamese wedding. The playlist had to set the tone for the dance floor as well as please the conservative parents and young hipsters alike. With some help, here is the a list of songs that are family friendly and Lisa of All Trades approved! It is mostly Top 40 with sprinkles of oldies and EDM. Enjoy and happy planning!

In no particular order:

1. 50 Cent – In Da Club

2. Beyonce – Crazy in Love

3. Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)

4. Britney Spears – Toxic

5. Chris Brown – Yeah 3x

6. Ciara feat. Missy Elliott – 1, 2, Step

7. Cupid – Cupid Shuffle

8. David Guetta –  Sexy Chick (Ft. Akon)

9. Destiny’s Child – Bootylicious

10. Enrique Iglesias – I Like It

11. Flo Rida – In The Ayer ft Will.I.AM.

12. Flo Rida ft. T-Pain – Apple Bottom Jeans (LOW)

13. Gwen Stefani – Hollaback Girl

14. Jagged Edge – Let’s Get Married ft. Reverend Run

15. Jay Sean – Do You Remember ft. Sean Paul, Lil Jon

16. Jay Sean – Down ft. Lil Wayne

17. Jennifer Lopez – On the Floor ft. Pitbull

18. Justin Timberlake – Lovestoned (Tiesto)

19. Justin Timberlake – SexyBack ft. Timbaland

20. Justin Timberlake – Suit & Tie ft. Jay Z

21. Justin Timberlake – Senorita

22. Katy Perry – California Gurls ft. Snoop Dog

21. Katy Perry – Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)

22. Ke$ha – TiK ToK

23. Ke$ha – Your Love is My Drug

24. Lady Gaga – Poker Face

25. Lady Gaga – Just Dance

26. LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem ft. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock

27. LMFAO – Sexy and I know It

28. MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This

29. Miley Cyrus – Party in the USA

30. Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera

31. Nelly – Hot in Here

32. Nelly Furtado – Promiscuous ft. Timbaland

33. OutKast – Hey Ya!

34. P!nk – Raise Your Glass

35. P!nk  – Get the Party Started

36. Jennifer Lopez – Dance Again

37. Pitbull – Give Me Everything ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack, Nayer

38. Pitbull – Hey Baby (Drop It To the Floor) ft. T-Pain

39. Rihanna – We Found Love ft. Calvin Harris

40. Sean Kingston – Fire Burning

41. Selena Gomez – Come & Get It

42. Selena Gomez – Slow Down

43. Selena Gomez & the Scene – Love You Like a Love Song

44. Shakira – Hips Don’t Lie ft. Wyclef

45. Sir Mix A Lot – Baby Got Back

46. Taio Cruz – Dynamite

47. Tatyana Ali – Day Dreaming

48. The Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow

49. The Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling

50. The Black Eyed Peas – My Humps

51. Usher – DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love ft. Pitbull

52. Usher – OMG ft. Will.I.AM

53. Usher ft. Ludacrus & Lil’ Jon – Yeah!!!

54. Zedd ft. Hayley Williams – Stay the Night (Tiesto Remix)

55. Calvin Harris – Feel So Close

56. Calvin Harris – I Need Your Love ft. Ellie Goulding

57. Calvin Harris – Summer

58. Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina – Stereo Love

59. Tiesto – John Legend – All of Me

60. Tiesto – Red Lights

61. Yolando Be Cool Vrs DCup – We No Speak Americano

62. Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want To Have Fun

63. Daft Punk – One More Time

64. Donna Summer – Hot Stuff

65. Earth, Wind, & Fire – September

66. John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John – The Grease Mega-Mix

67. Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’

68. Bon Jovi – Livin’ on a Prayer

69. Los del Rio – Macarena

70. Michael Jackson – Thriller

71. Michael Jackson – P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)

72. Montell Jordon – This is How We Do It

74. The Temptations – My Girl

75. Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline

76. Sister Sledge – We Are Family

77. The Beatles – Twist and Shout

78. DJ Casper – The Cha Cha Slide

79. Chubby Checker – The Twist

80. The Village People – YMCA

81. Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby

82. Backstreet Boys – Everybody

83. 90 Degrees – Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)

84. Dada Life – Born to Rage

85. Avicii – Levels

86. Daft Punk – Get Lucy ft. Pharrell Williams

87. Flo Rida – Good Feeling

88. Flo Rida – Wild Ones

89. Psy – Gangnam Style

90. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough

91. One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful

92. The Wanted – Glad You Came

93. Four Tops – I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey bunch)

94. Foster The People – Pumped up Kicks

95. Jackson 5 – ABC

96. Robin Thicke ft. T.I. – Blurred Lines

97. Bruno Mars – Locked Out of Heaven

98. Pitbull ft. Chris Brown – International Love

99. Will Smith – Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It

100. Cascada – Evacuate the Dance Floor

101. Zedd ft. Selena – I Want You to Know

102. Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

103. The Weekend – Can’t Feel My Face