PartyLite Observing ‘Earth Hour’ in Special Ways, March 27-29

by Jodi Teal


Lights out! Candles on! That’s how PartyLite will observe Earth Hour, which happens all over the world from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time on Saturday, March 28.  

What’s Earth Hour? It’s an annual, global event to raise awareness of climate change and its effect on our planet. As the world’s largest party plan candle company, PartyLite strongly supports Earth Hour. 

You are invited to join PartyLite in observing this important global event by turning out your lights for one hour between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. local time – and lighting candles instead! By participating, you’ll join people in more than 7,000 cities in 163 countries who are doing the same thing – using their personal power to demonstrate a commitment to this planet!

PartyLite is so committed, we’re observing Earth Hour all weekend – March 27-29:

1.     For every Brighter World™ by PartyLite Jar Candle sold from March 27-29, PartyLite will donate $1 to the World Wildlife Fund in support of Earth Hour. Our use of ingredients used in these premium soy blend candles benefits the local communities where they are grown and supports sustainable agricultural practices and regional conservation efforts. By purchasing these wonderful candles during Earth Hour weekend, you’ll be supporting two great causes!

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2.     For Party Hosts – the exclusive opportunity to purchase the Mom and Baby Panda Set for just $18 – not available any other way!

3.     For Party Guests – 1 dozen Brighter World™ by PartyLite Lavender Verbena Tealights free with $50+ purchase.

Plan now to take photos of all your lit candles during Earth Hour, and share them on Instagram, Twitter and our Facebook page. Be sure to include #EarthHour and #PartyLite in every post. We’ll add your photos to our 2015 Earth Hour album and share your love of the planet with the world!


Create Million-Dollar Mood Lighting With PartyLite

by Jodi Teal


How do you create a special mood? As any interior designer will tell you, a key ingredient is lighting. 

But great mood lighting can be complicated, and it can get very expensive.  They don’t call it “million-dollar” mood lighting for no reason!

Think about a chandelier over a dining room table. Finding one you love can be a hassle, and the price can be shocking. Add in the cost of shades for those glaring, bare chandelier bulbs.  Add in a dimmer switch.  And don’t forget to add in the cost of an electrician to install it. Now, you’re up to a pretty substantial figure - and that’s just ONE lighting fixture in ONE room. No wonder customized lighting is such a big part of an interior design budget!

But there’s a much easier, much more affordable way to create any mood you want – exactly where you want it, exactly when you want it.

Think PartyLite, and think CANDLES

If you only think about candles when company’s coming or when there’s a special occasion, you’re missing out on a whole range of other great possibilities. 

Start thinking about the spaces you have.  Then think about all the areas within those spaces where you’d love to create a particular mood or feeling. Really open your mind to ANY place, indoors or out, and ANY time, daytime or evening.  You’re going to love where that kind of thinking takes you when you have candles in mind. 

You’re also going to love what it doesn’t cost to create those moods, and how easily you can change it up whenever the “mood” strikes you.  And keep this mind – the priciest lighting fixtures in the world still have no fragrance!

For sheer inspiration, check out all the “million-dollar” ideas PartyLite offers you – minus the million!


Want Some Cannot-Fail Decorating Ideas? Treat Yourself To Jonathan Adler For PartyLite

by Jodi Teal


Who creates the most interesting living spaces? Invariably, artists do. The rest of us work hard for that look called “eclectic” – meaning a mix of styles. But artists just seem to do it naturally.

It’s not always about money, either. Even artists whose furnishings and objects were found on the street always seem to mix them together perfectly. It’s that sure artist’s eye at work.

So when PartyLite invited famous American artist, sculptor and designer Jonathan Adler to create the Jonathan Adler for PartyLite® Collection, we knew something intriguing was about to happen. 

Jonathan’s first collection for PartyLite debuted last fall – a New York City-inspired group. His next, Safari Chic, debuted in the current Winter/Spring 2015 catalog, inspired, of course, by tribal themes from faraway Africa. Who would ever imagine that those two concepts could be combined? Jonathan Adler, that’s who. Both groups are in the current catalog.  And the great new is - you can’t go wrong mixing any of the pieces together with any of the others.  

Pieces from both collections took center stage on every table at the Humane Society of the United States Gala in New York City last fall. The combined look?  As one guest expressed it: “Wow! The animals by themselves are delightful. But everything mixed together is absolutely amazing!”

Some artists can’t tell you why what they’ve grouped together works, but luckily for all of us, Jonathan Adler can. He tells us that “mingling animal motifs with a splash of metallic is unexpected and fun!” He says, “A touch of the exotic glams up any space.” And he also says, “Every home needs a little gold.”

He shows us how mixed metals, shiny surfaces, glass, silver and gold, the simple beauty of plain white porcelain, a dash of red and a splash of gray and subtly varied heights and shapes all come together for a fabulous grouping – whichever pieces we choose.

Thank you, PartyLite, for bringing a wonderful artist’s eye to all of our own rooms!  And thank you, Jonathan Adler, for sharing your wit and wisdom and sheer artistic talent with all of us.


How About a Brand New Job for the Brand New Year? The Brand New PartyLite Starter Kit Gets You Started!

by Jodi Teal


Were your New Year’s resolutions all about dieting and exercise?  And – if you’re like most of us -- have you already fallen off the wagon? 

Maybe you need some new resolutions. For instance, it’s a Brand New Year. How about a Brand New Job? How about resolving to be your own boss, manage your own time, earn more money and have a whole lot more fun? 
  
Just ask any PartyLite independent Consultant. You can do all of that – way more easily than dieting and exercising -- starting right now. All you really need to get your own business going is the great-looking, Brand New PartyLite Winter/Spring 2015 Starter Kit. So are you ready? Because it’s here!

This wonderful new kit is filled with loads of great PartyLite fragrance samples, full-size candles and a terrific mix of the latest candle holders and home décor accessories, as well as the business supplies you’ll need. It’s ready to go, ready to show and ready to help you present the total PartyLite experience. 
 
Ask your PartyLite Consultant how to purchase your kit right this minute for just $99.  Or find out how to earn it free. And be sure to find out how to earn all kinds of free products (valued at $256) to add to your kit during your first month of business. 

You can start loving what you do and loving your life, setting your own schedule and being your own boss. You can do business your way - at Parties, online, on Facebook, one on one! You’ll get all the training and tools and personal help you need.

Join the Party and launch a whole new career for the Brand New Year today!

 


Got the Post-Holiday Blues? Brighten Up Your Home – It’s a New Year!

by Jodi Teal


It’s time to tuck your holiday ornaments away in their boxes. Down comes the dried-out Christmas tree (can’t have a fire hazard, after all). Same goes for those holiday not-so-greens on the mantel and that drooping wreath outside.     

Warning - short, gray days still ahead. No wonder you’ve got the post-holiday blues, right? You need more light!

Wait just a minute. You’re forgetting the real spirit of the New Year! 

This is the time to re-energize – a time for whole new beginnings. You’ve made all those great resolutions – and plan to stick to them. You’re already exercising more. And you’re looking forward to spring.  So show it, already!

Trade in all that tired holiday decor for what’s new and what’s next. Brighten up your home with fresh new candle scents and exciting new looks in candle holders. It’s all there in the new, bright and cheery, glowing-with-possibilities PartyLite Winter/Spring 2015 catalog

Need some inspiration? Check out this little video for some cool ideas, and get your 2015 glow going right away!


Planning A New Year’s Eve Party? Make It Glow, Make It Sparkle, Make It Simple!

by Jodi Teal


Hosting a New Year’s Eve party with a whole lot of guests? And the caterer – that would be you?

If, like most of us, you’re doing it all, here are a few tips for a great party you can enjoy, too:

Buffet’s the Way - Start by getting your glow going! Out come all your candle holders - silver, black, gold or all three - and all your clear glass holders, as well as any that are shiny, reflective or sparkly. Think black and white candles. What a great look for New Year’s Eve! 

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Vary the heights - PartyLite Clearly Creative candle holders get you off to a brilliant start. This super collection’s Reversible Multi Candle Holder Pairs, holding black-and-white striped GloLite pillar candles, are perfect. Set up your big grouping of candles in the center of the table - tallest in the middle, varied shorter heights around them - with food, plates and silverware toward the edges. Or, for a more dramatic effect, set your candles in one corner of the table, starting with the tallest and working your way outward as they get lower in height. Try for varied heights with your serving dishes, too.  

Footed servers are fabulous for buffets. They let you put more food on the table and bring great energy to the look you’re creating.  Footed bowls, footed cake platters, tiered plate holders, tiered wire baskets - whatever you have. Don’t have any?  Borrow your neighbors’. Or check out local thrift shops. They’re usually surprisingly inexpensive. And remember - nothing has to “match.”  

Simplify your bar – eggnog? Sure, because it’s New Year’s Eve. But most people are perfectly happy with red and white wines and some beers or ales. You also want sparkling water, club soda or sparkling cider for non-drinkers. You don’t really need expensive champagne for midnight toasting, either. Save money with a sparkling white wine instead, like Italian prosecco. Sipped from a champagne flute, it’s a chic and delicious bargain.  
 
Invest in some “kid power” – Hire a couple of teens or ‘tweens to help you out. Use yours (if you have them) or rent a friend’s. Kids love to earn money on New Year’s Eve, and parents are relieved that they’re not in cars. The kids can help you set up your buffet, and then they can take coats, clear plates, re-fill empty platters, get more ice and even do the dishes while you’re walking your last guests of 2014 to the door. Now that’s simply the best way to have fun.

Happy New Year to one and all from PartyLite!


Bring Your Holiday Table to Life With Glowing Candles!

by Jodi Teal


Do you have lots of extra time right now for elaborate, formal table-settings?  Of course not – who does? 

So forget about fancy floral arrangements. Too hard. Too complicated. And usually too tall. 

Just think candles!  

For a gorgeously glowing centerpiece, go for GloLites!  Can’t you just picture the holiday red GloLite by PartyLite®3-Piece Pillar Garden – Crimson Berry taking center stage on your table?

Tip: Don’t line them up. Instead, put the three striking red GloLites in a circle in the center of your table, 2 inches apart.  That’s where the magic begins.

Next, on either side, use Seasonal Shadows Tealight Holder Pairs. You can even put a few sprigs of evergreen on the table, around the tealights. 

Finally, get ready for compliments and a reputation for having the prettiest holiday table of the season - and, with only 5 minutes of effort, the easiest!


How About Some Animals On Your Holiday Table?

by Jodi Teal


“A touch of the exotic glams up any space…Mingle animal motifs with a splash of metallic.  It’s unexpected and fun!”  Jonathan Adler
  
Want your holiday table to look extra fabulous this year?   Then check out The Jonathan Adler for PartyLite™ Collection, and put some animals on your table!  Your guests will absolutely adore them.

Famed potter, designer and author Jonathan Adler brings style, craft and joy to everyone’s home. His exclusive collection for PartyLite glams up any room. But the super stars are surely his animals. They’re simply delightful!   

You can’t miss with the Squirrel Tealight Holder.  “That’s one swanky squirrel,” says Jonathan. 

You also can’t miss with the charming pair of Peace Dove Tealight holders. “They exude happiness, peace and beauty, and they’re made for each other,” says Jonathan.   

Maybe you really need the squirrel and the peace doves?    

And once you see how much fun these chic little animals create on your table, you’ll be glad to hear that more are on their way.

Starting Dec. 19, with the debut of the PartyLite Winter/Spring 2015 catalog, the Jonathan Adler for PartyLite collection goes “Safari Chic.” You’ll find a Lion Votive Holder, a Zebra Tealight Holder, an Elephant Tealight Holder and an Elephant Jar Candle Holder.  Hey, “party animals” -- think New Year’s Eve decorating! 


Hooray for Holiday Fragrances, PartyLite Style!

by Jodi Teal


Three cheers for everybody’s favorite season of the year! It’s time to decorate, cook and bake, entertain, and gather with family and friends to celebrate with joy.

It’s all about creating that special feeling that says “Happy Holidays.” So, in addition to greens and poinsettias, treasured ornaments and twinkling lights, we’re thinking candles and – especially – we’re thinking holiday fragrances.

Nothing evokes that special feeling more powerfully than the scents of the season. PartyLite has exactly what you need to bring it home for the holidays:

Woodsy scents - If you want the scent of holiday greens to last from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, you want Emerald Balsam...or White Cedar Leaf…or Spruce in the Snow…or Golden Birch…or maybe classic BayBerry?  Maybe all of the above? These distinctive scents from nature -- and many more -- are available in candles of nearly all sizes and as flameless fragrance, too.  Put some in your entry foyer for the perfect “welcome.


 Fragrances that glow – It’s totally the perfect time for The World’s Brightest Candle™, GloLite by PartyLite. You light the wick and this candle glows from top to bottom instantly – so gorgeous!  Choose GloLite Jar Candles or GloLite Pillars – they both send your magical message for hours and hours. Don’t you deserve some in Golden Birch or Crimson Berry?  Or how about a 3-Piece Swirl Pillar Garden in Holiday Spices?  That’s the absolute essence of holiday fragrance!


Food, glorious food – For your kitchen, pantry, entryway, or anywhere you want your guests to say “yummy,” go for the scents that reach the tummy. Food, glorious food – without the calories!  Check out Just Desserts™ by PartyLite: New Lemon Lime Macaroon.  Apple Strudel.  Marshmallow Peppermint.  You think the words make you salivate?  Wait ’til you get a whiff of the actual fragrances!  


Flameless and fabulous – What about those other places where you might not want a flame: bathrooms, den, TV room, mud room, upstairs hallway?  Consider Scent Plus Melts for your ScentGlow® warmers in all the holiday fragrances.  And the latest “flameless” news is called SmartScents by PartyLite™: Decorative Fragrance Sticks are an innovative, easy way to fragrance your home for the holidays. They come in 15 different fragrances, including many that speak to the season. The more sticks you use, the more powerful the scent you get.  Just pop some into one of the charming SmartScents Ceramic or Metal Flower Holders, and you’re all set.  


Invent your own holiday fragrance - You can design your own holiday scent with SmartScents or Scent Plus Melts, too. For example, one stick of Iced + one stick of Emerald Balsam - a new scent you could name Winter Wonderland. Or blend a Crimson Berry melt with White Cedar Leaf to create your own Merry Mistletoe scent.  For more scent-mixing ideas, see the Invent Your Scent Guide


Glam Up Your Holidays with PartyLite Gold!

by Jodi Teal


Hey there, it’s the holiday season. So don’t you go thinking “beige.”  If ever you’re going to glam it up at your house, now’s the time to go for the gold!

Actually, gold is a great design secret all year long. It’s always the star of the show – glitzy and glittery – rich and dramatic. Gold makes every party a celebration.

At the same time, gold is a surprisingly good neutral. Why? Because it works with everything – any color you can think of, or no color at all.  Your fanciest china or just simple white plates. An elegant tablecloth or a big long piece of colored felt covering the table. (Try those white plates on dark green felt with some gold accents!) Coffee tables, end tables, mantels, shelves, kitchen islands…they all shimmer to life when you add in the gold. 

Best of all, when you turn down the lights and combine gold accent pieces with the magical glow of candlelight, that’s when your room radiates sheer holiday glamour.

PartyLite has a wealth of golden choices to help you glam it up for the holidays and beyond:

Invest in the Symmetry Trio.  Filled with a few gold holiday leaves, or even just a few golden balls, these stunning contemporary glass votive holders are perfect right now. Later in the year, you can fill the bottoms with other seasonal blooms, fruits, nuts, marbles or candies.  


Go for gorgeous Deco glam with pieces from the Vienna Lights collection. The stunning Vienna Hurricane and the charming Vienna Votive Holders do it with consummate style you’ll love forever.


Don’t miss the Angels of Light Tealight Trio – these sculpted angels with their glittery golden glass skirts make everyone smile.  And make sure you don’t overlook the classic Golden Reflections Tealight Holders. They come in pairs and create an illusion of multiple flames – a spectacular effect on your table.


For a crowning glory of a centerpiece – or as a glowing source of holiday warmth on your coffee table or kitchen island – you can never go wrong with the Clearly Creative Elevated Votive Centerpiece. Add your own collection of gold holiday balls, pine cones or other seasonal pieces to the base, and see how the golden glow enchants your guests all evening long.


PartyLite Says ‘More Is More’ When Talking Holiday Candles

by Jodi Teal


The great 20th century architect, Mies van der Rohe, defined Modernism by often quoting the aphorism, “Less is More.” 

But when it comes to fall-holiday entertaining, we have to side with the great Dolly Parton, who defined her own personal style with the quip, “More is More.”

Truth is, you can never have too many candles! So here are tips for celebrating the season with “more-is-more” style at your house:

1. Candles say, “Welcome!” How about luminaria lining your walkway? How about a welcoming group of candles in your front hall entryway?

2. Go for a grouping - or several! PartyLite pillar gardens are instant groupings! They’re put together in sets of three. Same color family, three different heights.

3. Create a mantel! If you have a fireplace, your mantel is the perfect place for lots and lots of candles. If you don’t, just hang up a nice big shelf and create your own – after all, that’s all a mantel is, really. Fill your shelf with lots and lots of different candles, holiday greens and favorite decorations.  

4. Double or nothing!  Want to double your grouping? Set it in front of a mirror. Instantly, you have twice as many candles burning brightly. Gorgeous!

5. If you love it, multiply it! Multiples create magic on your walls. Any sconce you love adds drama and candlelight to your walls. So hang up three of them. Or five of them. Or seven. Now you’ve got a real glow on – try it and see! Is there a candle holder you crave? Don’t just settle for a pair – go for a whole bunch of them.  

6. Serve candles as a first course! Want to make your holiday table even brighter? Put a votive or small pillar (in a holder) on top of each place setting. When your guests are seated, just tell them to set their candle down on the table above their place setting. In addition to any other candles you’ve used, you now have, maybe, a dozen more candles glowing and gleaming, from one end of the table to the other.

7. Leave no space behind! This is the time to fill every space in the room with candles. No worries – you’re going to be in the room throughout your holiday dinner. So put candles on side tables, coffee tables, buffets, bookshelves, window sills. What about that corner? Do you have an open floor plan?  Can you see the kitchen island? If so, fill it with candlelight, and go for the glow.  Why? Why not? After all, when it comes to the holidays, “More is definitely More.”