Thank you all for entering our Minted invitations giveaway! Congratulations to our winner, Meredith Reilly!
Meredith, please e-mail me to collect your prize.
June 1st, 2010 |
May 27th, 2010 |
When it comes to Memorial Day, I like to keep it simple. A family BBQ is normally in the plans, and if we are lucky (with our wishy-washy Chicago weather) we’ll get to eat outside! I love this table setting from Pottery Barn….the white paper lanterns dress it up in an easy, DIY-way, and also add that vertical element that I am oh, so passionate about lately!
If you are looking for a couple new recipes for your Memorial Day BBQ, take a look at these…..
May 26th, 2010 |
Wedding season is in full bloom and so is our giveaway from Minted! Make sure to head over to our facebook page and tell us what is your favorite invitation. Lavender is on trend this season, and I love it paired with grey, lime green, or even pink! It makes a lovely, sophisticated palette for a bridal shower, birthday luncheon, or summer wedding.
May 25th, 2010 |
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 24th, 2010 |
My post over at Project Nursery today was a little to sweet not to share with you!
The first step in planning your kid’s birthday parties is determining what their current “likes” or passions are – and let’s face it, I have never met a kid that doesn’t LOVE candy! A candy-themed birthday party is a no-brainer for any age group, and with the candy/dessert table trend going strong – how can you resist?!
Here are a few ideas:
*Welcome your guests with a wreath made out of balloons (but looks like candy, right?!) hanging on your front door.
*Decorate your table with colorful linens (if you are a crafty momma, you could create a table cloth or runner out of felt – no sewing required!) You can incorporate big, bold flowers and polka dots too….the more colors and patterns you use, the better in this case!
*Create centerpieces out of candy! Vases full of gumballs, urns full of candy with lollipop sticking out, bowls full of m&m’s or licorice.
*Skip the juice for this party….the kids will be getting enough sugar from all the candy! Dress up water bottles with polka dotted labels that match the invitation.
*Send the kids home with a mini gumball machine as their party favor.
Images: invitation (whhostess.com), balloon wreath (howdoesshe.com), table setting (via Passions for Parties), mini gumball machines (beau-coup.com), water bottles (hwtm.com), rock candy (amyatlas.com), gumballs (hostessblog.com)
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May 21st, 2010 |
I spend a lot of time talking about birthday parties around here, however there are so many other celebrations that involve kids! Baptisms, first communions, graduations, team parties, end-of-the-year picnics….the list goes on and on. These are big events in their little lives and deserved to be celebrated! Boy parties are complicated in my opinion – it’s tough to find the perfect balance of “boy” and the cutesy details we all love so much. My answer?! Clean and modern, with a preppy twist.
I love the idea of this “little man” party. The “summer stripes” invitation from WH Hostess sets a fresh color palette of blue, lime green and yellow. You can carry the colors throughout the party with a few simple touches: blue ribbon flags on straws, a blue and green candy bar, and (this is my favorite idea) cupcakes topped with bow-ties and neckties, and sugar cookies shaped like ties and mustaches. (So cute, right?!)
I think this theme would be precious for a baby boy’s baptism, or a first communion celebration!
May 20th, 2010 |
It’s been a bit of a crazy week in my house…..all of the hustle and bustle has made me crave a simple weekend on my patio! I was scrolling thru Williams Sonoma’s recipe bank today and found a couple of recipes that I must try! (and I think you may want to, too!) Any of these would be perfect for a summer party, a cocktail and appetizer party, or a Memorial Day bbq.
May 14th, 2010 |
I’m leaving you today with a sneak peek of our latest party from WH Hostess. This is the custom inspiration board I created for a sweet 1 year old named Maia. Her mom came to me to create a concept and party goods for her fiesta themed party….and here is where it all started! Head on back on Monday to see how the party turned out! (PS – it’s amazing and you won’t want to miss it!)
Images: invitation (whhostess.com), dessert table (amyatlas.com), mexican banners (orientaltrading.com), tissue paper flower centerpiece (realsimple.com), colorful hurricane glasses for margaritas (amazon.com), pitcher decorated with colorful rubber bands or ribbons (bhg.com), colorful maracas (orientaltrading.com), table setting with hanging stars and paper lanterns (socialcouture.com)
May 14th, 2010 |
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!
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