December 7th, 2010 |

Holiday Table Challenge: Celebrations at Home

Our next Holiday Table Challenge entry is from Chris Nease of Celebrations At Home, one of my daily go-to resources for event planning inspiration.  Chris founded Celebrations At Home in the Fall of 2008 with the idea of making the smaller celebrations in ones life, stylish and memorable.  She has always had a passion for entertaining, […]

December 1st, 2010 |

Modern Barbie 1st Birthday

Today’s party is bold and colorful….perfect for a winter Wednesday!  Chloe’s mom contacted me this fall to create a stationery suite for her daughter’s first birthday.  She wanted a modern barbie theme and had already picked out the birthday girl’s darling outfit, which inspired the whole collection!  A hot pink, black and white color […]

November 11th, 2010 |

Little Pumpkin First Birthday Party

I had the pleasure of working with a lovely family recently to help inspire a cute, festive first birthday party for their little boy, Sutton, who’s birthday was the weekend of Halloween.  Sutton’s mom is a crafty, yet busy, working mama of two….so she came to me for a custom inspiration board […]

October 25th, 2010 |

Parties by WH Hostess: La De Da 5th Anniversary Party

I am very excited to show you today’s featured party… aunt owns a gift shop in my hometown of Northbrook, Illinois called la de da!  Full of charming home accents, perfect accessories and gifts for everyone, la de da has become a local hot spot in the North Shore of Chicago.  The store recently […]

September 27th, 2010 |

Project Nursery: Stylish Halloween Wreath Project

I’m giving the “how-to” instructions on making this stylish candy corn wreath (from Woman’s Day Magazine) over on Project Nursery today.  Isn’t it fabulous?!  Head on over to get the full instructions…..

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September 21st, 2010 |

Glamorous Halloween Centerpiece

Looking for a Halloween decoration or centerpiece that is a bit more “glam” than “cute”?  Look no further!  This fabulous, simple idea from Woman’s Day is perfect for your Halloween party!  I love the height of the black branches, and the touch of sparkle from the jewel ornaments.

July 16th, 2010 |

Sunflower Birthday Party Picnic

Let’s end this week with a sunny, vibrant inspiration for a summer birthday picnic!  Bold reds and yellows, lots of big, happy sunflower and simple picnic touches…..these are the makings for a fabulous summer birthday party!

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October 14th, 2009 |

Bumble Bee Baby Shower


I am always on the look-out for gender-neutral baby shower themes, and as you can tell, I love putting a sophisticated spin on them.  I think it’s important to remember that the shower may be celebrating the upcoming arrival of a baby, but it is also in honor of the mom-to-be… it’s important to […]

October 1st, 2009 |

Halloween: A Party Full Of Tricks & Treats

Halloween is a great opportunity to let your kids entertain their friends.  You can get them involved in the planning, and playing host/hostess for the day will make your child feel special!  I searched the web for invitations, and I have to say that Tiny Prints has the cutest selection out there!  There were so many […]

September 30th, 2009 |

Napkin of the Week: Halloween

With Halloween quickly approaching, it’s fun to insert a few easy ideas to add a touch of holiday spirit to your everyday life.  Take this napkin idea….a simple black bat tied to a napkin with a sheer ribbon.  Darling.  Simple.  Festive.  Want to take it to the next level?!  Make bat cookies.  Sugar cookies, black royal […]

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