September 12th, 2011 |

The Party Dress Magazine – Issue 3

It is with great excitement that I introduce you to the third edition of The Party Dress Magazine.  Each issue is a true labor of love – with articles from amazingly talented contributors – so it’s a true thrill to see the final product.  This edition of the magazine is full of delightful parties,  simple ideas on how to make everyday a celebration, and Halloween style that you are sure to love.

As I am sure you can tell, producing this magazine quarterly takes a lot of work.  So I am thrilled to announce…..The Party Dress Magazine has a new assistant editor!  Our contributor and the fondant guru behind the uber-successful Two Sugar Babies, Charynn Olsheski, joined me this issue and I am so grateful.  Her style, enthusiasm and ability to talk me down off a ledge has made her an invaluable addition to this team, and will help me take TPD Magazine to the next level.

Our amazing list of contributors this issue include some VERY talented chicks.  Beth Beattie, Christi Bennett from P is for Party, Vana Chupp of Le Papier Studio, Chris Nease of Celebrations at Home, Maggie Hemsworth of Delish Catering Chicago, Jessica Kirkland of Pen ‘n Paperflowers, Kara Allen of Kara’s Party Ideas, Kim Stoegbauer of The TomKat Studio, Shannon Helliker & Rebecca Propes of Fresh Chick Designs,  Glory Albin of Glorious Treats, and Jill of Modern Cupcake.  We have an incredible list of advertisers in the book, and I encourage to check out each and every one of them!

I do hope you enjoy this issue!

You can purchase a luxe, glossy edition in our shop here.

September 7th, 2011 |

Monochromatic Medallions

I’m always looking for new, interesting ideas for back drops for dessert tables or party set ups.  I am totally drawn in by this wall of white medallions I found on Country Living.  I think it could make such an elegant look for a wedding or bridal shower!

September 4th, 2011 |

Giveaway: Madeira Housewares Winner

August 23rd, 2011 |

WH Hostess: Chunky Notepads

Back-to-School isn’t just for kids!  Or at least the school supply shopping shouldn’t be!  ;)  I’m sure it’s no surprise to you that I used to count down the days until I could walk through the aisles of freshly stocked notebooks and folders and fill up a cart (probably with way more than I would EVER need!) of brand new items that were sure to start my school year off right.

Well, fast forward 20-25 years and I am STILL obsessed with paper!  And with a busy life, I am constantly making lists.  I have a notepad in every room, in every purse….and am always on the search for the perfect one.  Well, since I couldn’t find it….we decided to make it!

I’m so pleased to introduce you to WH Hostess’s newest product….our 200 page chunky notepads with personalized covers.  A steal at $18 each, these make the perfect gift!  (anyone need to bribe a teacher this week?!)  Listed in the shop with 16+ different covers, these notepads are on fire and will soon be gracing desks across the country.

What’s your favorite pattern?

August 19th, 2011 |

{Pre-Order & Sneak Peek} The Party Dress Magazine

It’s been a busy, busy month here in TPD-land.  We have TONS of amazing parties we are working on and can’t wait to share with you soon.  New party collections for Fall are being uploaded to the shop daily (check out the mod fish, baking party, preppy dino, and circus carnival collections….more to come very soon!), and we are finalizing the layout for the Fall TPD Magazine.  Trust me when I say, you are all going to be blown away with the amazing contributions this issue: fabulous fall ideas for your home and parties, darling Halloween inspiration, and some real parties that will knock your socks off.

Be one of the first to see this issue!  You can pre-order your luxe, glossy issue here.

July 13th, 2011 |

Party Hats

I’ve always been a fan of party hats, but I don’t think I really, truly fell in love with them until recently when we used them for Francesca’s Bake Shoppe party.  Those big, pink flowers….they just made me swoon!  Ever since, I’m on a hunt to find unique ones for every party I am working on.  I’m sharing a few of them that I have found on etsy with you today…..hope you love them as much as I do!

Images: girly bow party hat, large flower party hat, orange fringe party hat

July 12th, 2011 |

Celebrate Kelly’s Birthday with 10% Off

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me…..you know how the song goes, and trust me, you DON’T want to hear me sing it!  To celebrate my birthday today, I am giving each one of YOU a gift!  Today only, enjoy 10% off our entire shop using the discount code: kellysbirthday.  It’s the perfect time to order those melamine plates you have been drooling over, or get a head start on an upcoming party.  Enjoy and happy shopping!

Check back later for a darling post from our contributor, Charynn of Two Sugar Babies.

June 28th, 2011 |

Giveaway: Silhouette SD Machine Winner

June 24th, 2011 |

Giveaway: Silhouette SD Machine

It has been a VERY exciting week around here!  First the launch of our new logo and blog re-design, then the launch of our 2nd TPD Magazine, followed up by three exclusive, custom party features by WH Hostess, and then we reached 5000 fans on facebook!  And now…….a SILHOUETTE SD MACHINE GIVEAWAY!  Pretty exciting, right?!

The silhouette machine is a unique tool that will upgrade your crafts or small business to a whole new level.  It connects to your computer just like a printer, but instead of printing designs it cuts them with a small blade. With the machine connected to your computer, you’ll get access to all of the fonts on your PC plus the thousands of cuttable designs found on the Silhouette Online Store.  Just think of the possibilities!

As you can imagine, I love using mine for paper crafts, but it can do so much more!  Glass etching, temporary tatoos, vinyl decals, scrapbooking….the sky is the limit!

So, let’s get to the good stuff.  Silhouette is offering one reader a Silhouette SD Machine (a $270 value)!  Here’s how to enter:

Leave a comment here on what you would make with your machine.  A winner will be chosen at random on June 28th.  Want a few extra entries?

  1. Become a fan of Silhouette on Facebook
  2. Become a fan of The Party Dress on Facebook
  3. View our latest The Party Dress Magazine and leave a comment here what is your favorite article

Can’t wait to see if you won?!  We have a special promo code just for you!  Use the code PARTYDRESS to purchase 1 Silhouette SD Machine and 2 Packages of Temporary Tattoo Paper for just $199 (that’s $120 savings!).  Happy Shopping and Good Luck to all who is entering!

June 20th, 2011 |

The Party Dress Magazine – Issue 2

Today is a happy, happy day in TPD-land!  Not only are we debuting our stunning “new look” but we are also launching the second issue of our magazine!  The incredible reaction we received to the first issue literally blew my mind, and it also gave me the drive to bring you a bigger and better issue this go-around.  We hope you enjoy each and every page of it, and please…..share it with your friends!  You can click on the image above to view the digital version, and click HERE to order your glossy, printed version.

16 AMAZING contributors submitted some of the most beautiful parties I have ever seen, parties that will literally make you squeal with joy, parties that will bring you inspiration for years to come…..thank you to this talented group of women!!

(Christi Bennett of P is for Party, Charyn Olsheski of Two Sugar Babies, Sharnel Dollar, Maureen Anders and Adria Ruff of AndersRuff, Kara Allen of Kara’s Party Ideas, Kim Stoegbauer of The TomKat Studio, Vana Chupp of Le Papier Studio, Sarah Thompson of Style Me Gorgeous, Beth Beattie, Tanya Martinez of Save the Date for Cupcakes, Naomi Henderson and Nathalie Rivet of Scissors.Paper.Cake, Maggie Hemsworth of Delish Catering Chicago, Glory Albin of Glorious Treats, Stacy Brennan of Scrumptious Swirls, Adrienne Miller and Missy Reedy of Fleurs Silk Flowers, and Wendy Hinken of Desire to Decorate)

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