May 28th, 2014 |

NEW PRODUCT: CENTERPIECE CLINGS

peeling off cling horizontal

WH Hostess launches Centerpiece Clings: Simple, Re-Usable Party Decorations without Adhesive [...]

January 14th, 2014 |

STYLISH KIDS’ PARTIES | IT’S HERE!

Stylish Kids' Parties party planning book from Kelly Lyden

It’s a happy, happy day around here when I can share such good news: My debut book, Stylish Kids’ Parties, is officially on bookshelves and available for purchase!  My goal with this book was to help you plan, design and execute festive kids’ parties that wow adults and thrill little ones! Filled with 12 creative and [...]

March 19th, 2013 |

MINT + PEACH BABY SHOWER | DESSERT TABLE

chevron cake with ombre balloon backdrop

The “sweet” details of the sparkling peach dessert table from Lauren Stewart’s baby shower with an ombre balloon backdrop, desserts from Sweet & Saucy Shop, and paper goods by WH Hostess. [...]

March 19th, 2013 |

MINT + PEACH BABY SHOWER | ACTIVITIES

custom baby bingo card from wh hostess

The activities were all darling and centered around the baby shower theme. There was a table set up with apothecary jars full of baby items: clothespins, safety pins, and buttons that people had to estimate how many items were in the jars. Baby Bingo and a Mama & Baby Animal matching games were created by WH Hostess. [...]

March 19th, 2013 |

MINT + PEACH BABY SHOWER | DECOR

peach and mint baby shower tablesettings with chevron sequin tablecloths

A gorgeous peach and mint baby shower by event planner, Lauren Stewart, with custom chevron paper goods by WH Hostess. [...]

March 12th, 2013 |

PIN PARTY | VERA BRADLEY BABY LAUNCH

We are so excited to be co-hosting a Pinterest Party with The TomKat Studio and other fabulous bloggers to celebrate the 3/14 arrival of Vera Bradley Baby! Help us create a Pinterest board live Tuesday, March 12th at 6pm PST/9pm EST by contributing the must-have items you brought in your bag when you had your baby. We have a great group of [...]

January 30th, 2013 |

SEQUINS

sequin linens for parties

While scouring the web for inspiration for my sister’s recent baby shower, I slowly became obsessed with sequin linens.  An emerging trend in the events industry, we’re seeing them used for weddings, dessert tables and in my case, for showers.  Done in neutral colors, they are extremely sophisticated and add a touch of luxe glamour to [...]

July 2nd, 2012 |

Ships Ahoy! Nautical Baby Shower

One of my favorite summer themes is a classic, navy & white, nautical party.  Crisp, classic and can be interrupted so many different ways.  We updated our nautical collection with a preppy modern chain link pattern and a bold anchor, added a touch of yellow and it quickly became one of our best sellers….perfect for a baby shower, [...]

March 15th, 2012 |

French Stork Baby Shower

When it comes to throwing a fabulous baby shower, I prefer to focus on entertaining the mom-to-be, not the baby.  Let’s face it, it’s a rough nine months….she deserves a party!  So let the gifts be directed towards the baby, but cater the party details to a more mature audience!

I wanted to put an updated spin [...]

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 [...]