July 2nd, 2010 |

4th of July Cupcake Toppers

One of my readers sent me the link to this party…..a playgroup 4th of July party where the hostess used my free 4th of July printables to make the cupcake toppers.  They look fabulous, don’t you think?!  Have you downloaded yours yet?

Image via Melissa Vaughan Photography

June 24th, 2010 |

Fourth of July: Free Printables!

July is one of my favorite months of the year!  It is {normally} perfect, summer weather in Chicago, the fourth of July, and my birthday!  So in celebration of this fabulous month, I decided a free printable was in order!  Here are two free printables for your fourth of July celebration: cupcake toppers and food tent cards.  *See below for instructions*

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Instructions: click on the images above to download.  For the cupcake toppers, you will need to cut them into strips, and then use a 2″ circle hole punch to cut them out, and attach them to white lollipop sticks with hot glue or tape.  Simply cut out the food tent cards and write your food name (or you could use them as placecards on your table!) in the star with white or silver pen, and fold in half.

Enjoy!  I hope everyone has a festive fourth of July!

June 23rd, 2010 |

Giveaway: The Celebration Shoppe Winner!

June 1st, 2010 |

Minted Giveaway Winner!

Thank you all for entering our Minted invitations giveaway!  Congratulations to our winner, Meredith Reilly!

Meredith, please e-mail me to collect your prize.

May 25th, 2010 |

Giveaway: Minted

Good Morning, Ladies!  Do I have a treat for you today……

Our fabulous sponsor, Minted, has launched an amazing new wedding collection (if you are in the market, the collection is currently 15% off – run, don’t walk!).  To celebrate, they have offered us a giveaway you are all going to be excited about:

Minted is giving one of our readers 50 invitations of their choice (up to $100 in value).  Fabulous, right?!

Here’s how to play: Head over to Minted, scroll thru their amazing collection of  invitations and then leave a comment on our facebook page (you must be a fan, or become a fan) on what your favorite invitation is….it can be any type of party invitation.  And if you are looking for a little inspiration, see some of our favorites below!

The contest starts NOW and ends Friday, May 28, 2010 at midnight.  We’ll announce the winner on Saturday.  Good Luck!

I love this navy and pink floral invitation for a bridal shower!

They have an amazing collection of invitations for kids!

And a darling selection of baby shower invitations for girls and boys!

I hope you will check out Minted’s fabulous collection….and don’t forget to stop by our facebook page to leave your entry!

Images: pink and navy desserts (vanillabakeshop.com), blue and white party decorations (rebeccathuss.com), peach floral arrangement (lapartieevents.com), fish centerpiece (detailsdetails.com), drinks (southernliving.com)

May 14th, 2010 |

WH Hostess: New Collections

Happy Friday, Everyone!  I hope you are all looking forward to the weekend!  We’ve had so many fabulous party features this week – from a WH Hostess “Princess Chic” party, to a stunning, Spring baby shower, ideas for a preppy table, and for a sophisticated outdoor table – it’s been a busy week!  I promise next week will be just as enticing!

Before I leave you for the weekend, I thought I would introduce you to some of our new collections from WH Hostess.  Planning a party this summer – WH Hostess has fresh, modern party supplies that are sure to make you the hostess to envy!

I’m L-O-V-I-N-G this new kelly green and aqua t-link pattern!  Perfect for a “Palm Beach Preppy” party this summer!

Who doesn’t love a garden party?!  Perfect for a child’s birthday party or a baby shower…..or even a garden walk event!

Blue elephants are all the rage this Spring!  I love our take on the cute, preppy circus theme!  (also available in pink & green!)

This vintage fire truck collection is perfect for a sweet little boy!

Our confetti invitation is colorful and festive!  Perfect for an adult’s surprise party or a child’s candy-themed party!

April 23rd, 2010 |

Trend Alert: Hanging Decor

hanging party decorations

I don’t know what it is lately….but I am just plain obsessed with any type of hanging party decorations!  Whether it’s fabric covered letters hanging on a wall, or tiny votive candles hanging off floral branches – I just love the vertical element it adds to a room! And they would be perfect for just about any type of party – a wedding, bridal shower, baby shower, dinner party – and absolutely divine as the backdrop for the oh, so trendy dessert table!

What’s your favorite “hanging” trend right now?!

Images: copper hanging candle (bhg.com), hanging balls (brides.com), chandelier (sdkphoto.com), fabric letters and hanging votive candles (stylemepretty.com), hanging pomanders (jldesignsandevents.com)

April 13th, 2010 |

Spring Placecard Idea

I’m loving this placecard idea from weddingchannel.com for Spring!  They inserted gerber daisies into a pot of grass, but you could easily take the same concept and simplify it for your next table setting.  Try placing a gerber daisy into a small bud vase at each person’s place….and then pin a circle tag in the center of each flower with your guest’s name on it.  Simple and charming.

April 6th, 2010 |

Dress-Up Your Cake Plates!

It’s not just for cupcakes anymore!  You can now dress up your cake plates (round or square) with these lovely paper, filigree wraps.  Hmmm….my cakes just got a little bit prettier!

January 8th, 2010 |

Pepper Design Blog

I was so excited to wake up this morning to an amazing post on The Party Dress over at Pepper Design Blog.  Morgan’s write up was incredibly sweet – and I am honored to be a part of her Friday Guest Blog Series.  Head on over to read the full article, and spend a little time on PDB while you are there!  Morgan has a great collection of ideas for decorating your home, DIY projects and entertaining.

(Oh, and if you want to check out other guest interviews – click here to read interviews by Abby of Style Me Pretty, Jenn of Hostess with the Mostess, and Kim of The TomKat Studio).

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