April 26th, 2016 | Comments

THINGS THAT GO | DANIEL turns TWO!

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Kelly Lyden shares the details from her son’s “Things That Go!” transportation-themed 2nd birthday party. With preppy stripes, gingham check and silhouettes of cars, trucks, airplanes, and trains, this party has a ton of inspiration for boy birthday parties. […]

November 20th, 2015 |

MIXED METALS THANKSGIVING TABLESCAPE

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Thanksgiving to me is more than a big meal shared with family and friends. It’s time to reflect on the things for which I am most thankful and also the official kick-off to the holiday festivities.
My parents host a big Thanksgiving dinner, so I love hosting a smaller intimate “friendsgiving” with my nearest and dearest a week or two before the official turkey day. […]

October 20th, 2015 |

WITCHES’ DINNER PARTY

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Halloween can be such a busy time for Mamas – between making (or purchasing!) the kids costumes, helping at classroom parties, and getting the candy prepared for trick-or-treaters – most ladies don’t have a second to enjoy the festive holiday! I thought it would be fun to gather up some of my favorite “witches” for a little good old-fashioned Halloween dinner party this past weekend. […]

October 14th, 2015 |

RUBBER DUCKY BABY SHOWER

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It’s no secret that we love a good theme party around here. And when it comes to baby showers, more often than not, we’re working with a gender neutral color palette. A rubber ducky theme is classic, and one of my all-time favorites. It also works beautifully for a 1st birthday party. […]

September 4th, 2015 |

PINK FLAMINGO DINNER PARTY

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Lifestyle + Entertaining Expert, Kelly Lyden, shares ideas for a Pink Flamingo dinner party. Gorgeous pink flower arrangements, layered placesettings, monogrammed napkin rings and trendy palm leaf placemats set the scene for a chic girl’s night! […]

June 22nd, 2015 |

GINGHAM CHECK FIRST COMMUNION

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Kelly Lyden, designer and party stylist of WH Hostess, shares the details from a blue and white gingham check First Holy Communion party. Including steal-worthy ideas for summer parties, this party has a darling dessert table, crisp tablesettings with gorgeous floral arrangements, and unique ways to incorporate personalization on paper goods. Images from Stacey Woods Photography. […]

April 28th, 2015 |

FIESTA PARTY | CELEBRATE CINCO de MAYO WITH KIDS

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Kelly Lyden shares family-friendly fiesta ideas to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Colorful party decorations, DIY fiesta food and drink ideas, and creative do-it-yourself party favor packaging. Kelly also shares her brand new Fiesta and Confetti themed party invitations from her social stationery line, WH Hostess. […]

April 7th, 2015 |

GOLF PARTY IDEAS | STYLISH KIDS’ PARTIES

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Kelly Lyden launches her brand new Preppy Golf Party Invitation and shares ideas from her book, Stylish Kids’ Parties, on how to infuse your party with design elements that will make your guests feel like they are celebrating on the 18th hole: a festive table setting with DIY décor ideas, a “putting green” dessert table, and themed desserts. Perfect for a summer birthday party or for a Masters’ viewing party! […]

March 4th, 2015 |

IKAT & CARROTS | EASTER TABLESETTING

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Kelly Lyden shares her Ikat & Carrots Easter tablesetting, with preppy ikat patterns and a festive carrot centerpiece. […]

September 19th, 2014 |

5 on FRIDAY | TAILGATING TIPS for ENTERTAINING

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I recently partnered up with Pinnacle Vodka to create 5 tips for tailgating on your Sunday Funday. Whether you are tailgating outside your favorite field, or hosting friends at home, these tips will help you plan a festive game day that is sure to get cheers. […]

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