December 30th, 2009 |

Winter Cupcake Bar

It’s no secret that I am a sucker for both plaid and cupcakes.  So it’s no surprise that this idea from Southern Living literally made my head spin with ideas!

Although tartan plaid is typically associated with Christmas, I think you can use it all winter long.  It’s the perfect accent to transition your home from Christmas [...]

December 29th, 2009 |

‘Twas the night before Christmas

 

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!  It’s been a whirlwind weekend in our family….and the celebrating is continuing into this week!  My husband and I hosted our very first holiday dinner for my extended family on Christmas Eve….here is a little peak into our celebration!

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December 28th, 2009 |

Cookie Dessert Bar

Today is my father’s birthday (Happy Birthday, Dad!)….and I can’t think of anything he loves more than chocolate chip cookies!  I came across this idea for a cookie dessert bar….and I just think it’s the best thing since sliced bread!  Perfect for a birthday party or a wedding…..add in some milkshake shooters, [...]

December 24th, 2009 |

Merry Christmas!

I am hosting Christmas Eve dinner tonight for my extended family….so I am going to take the rest of the day off to cook!  I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas….I hope you all have a magical holiday!

Remember….you are never too old to leave cookies out for Santa!

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December 23rd, 2009 |

Baby Shower: Persimmon and Olive

 

The months following Christmas can be kind of dreary, the weather almost depressing!  I don’t know about you, but this is when I start to CRAVE color!  If you are hosting a baby shower during these months, opt for a bright, colorful theme.  Today’s inspiration is full of persimmon orange [...]

December 22nd, 2009 |

Best Blog Awards

I woke up to a lovely surprise this morning….Happy Hour Mom named The Party Dress as one of the recipients for the “Best Blog Award”!  It puts a smile on my face knowing that there are people out there that love what we are doing here at The Party Dress (and over at Project Nursery, who [...]

December 22nd, 2009 |

Cranberry Christmas

I love this idea from Better Homes and Gardens….this is a simple, yet sophisticated way to dress up your Christmas dinner table.  Fill a small bowl, an egg cup, or a champagne saucer with fresh cranberries.  Stick in a small placecard and you have a charming addition to [...]

December 21st, 2009 |

A Peppermint Party

A traditional red and white, candy cane-inspired party for you today!  The countdown is on….only a couple days left!  What are you doing to get ready for Christmas?

Images: candy cane candle (bhg.com), mantel display (parents.com), invitation (WH Hostess via etsy.com), mini martini glasses (beau-coup.com), silverware (australiaentertains.com), cake plate (crateandbarrel.com), room [...]

December 17th, 2009 |

O Christmas Tree

This Christmas Tree party was posted over at Project Nursery today.  Such a cute, festive theme….I had to share it with all of you too!

The search for the perfect Christmas tree can be a very entertaining process…..especially if you take a group of kids!  Plan a day of activities for your kids and their friends by [...]

December 16th, 2009 |

New Year’s Eve: Entertaining Essentials!

New Year’s Eve is quickly approaching…..are you hosting a party?!  New Year’s Eve is all about glitz and glam….time to pull out the good stuff and really make your home sparkle!  Today, I thought I would share a few of my favorite entertaining items with you….

No party is complete without an ice bucket!  I [...]

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