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. [...]

June 3rd, 2014 |

WHAT WILL IT BEE? BABY SHOWER by WH HOSTESS

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Kelly Lyden shares the images from her yellow and french blue bumble bee baby shower, a chapter in her book, Stylish Kids’ Parties. Full of ideas for a fresh table setting, gorgeous paper goods from WH Hostess, a stunning dessert table full of yellow candy from Candywarehouse.com and bumble bee cake pops from Sweet Lauren Cakes, and a theme-perfect party favor. Read on for inspiration for your bumble bee party! [...]

May 29th, 2014 |

CLASSIC PUPPY PARTY by WH HOSTESS

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Classic Puppy Party from WH Hostess: Ideas for Decorating, Styling and a Fabulous Dessert Table [...]

May 22nd, 2014 |

PARTIES by WH HOSTESS | BABY CHIC SHOWER DECORATIONS, DESSERTS & DIY PROJECTS

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Enjoy a peek into the Baby Chic shower Kelly threw for her sister, featuring an aqua blue and coral color palette, classic baby elements, a stunning dessert table, and DIY projects that you can incorporate into your next party. This baby shower is a featured party in Kelly’s debut book, Stylish Kids’ Parties. [...]

May 8th, 2013 |

BOXWOOD & ROSE CENTERPIECE

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My pink Mother’s Day tablesetting from the Spring 2103 issue of The Party Dress Magazine included this darling boxwood and rose centerpiece project that was so simple to create, I just had to share it with you.

You can create this using silk or real flowers.  The supplies are simple: a footed vessel, a boxwood ball (sized [...]

May 6th, 2013 |

MOTHER’S DAY PINK TABLESETTING

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Mother’s Day coming up this weekend. What type of celebration are you planning?  In the Spring issue of The Party Dress Magazine, I gave my simple ideas for hosting a gorgeous pink & green luncheon – complete with ideas for the tablesetting, DIY centerpiece, and even a delicious dessert!  Join me all this week as I [...]

April 23rd, 2013 |

DAPPER DERBY | KIDS TABLESETTING

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Cameron’s Dapper Derby 1st Birthday party was so much fun to design, it truly has me itching to plan a Derby party of my own!  If you are hosting one where kiddos will be in attendance, here are some darling ideas on how to set a theme appropriate table, just for them.

Mini versions of white Chivari [...]

April 8th, 2013 |

SPRING LUNCHEON with THE LADIES

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Living in Chicago, I’m used to LONG winters. So when the first signs of Spring arrive, I’m dying to celebrate! When we moved into our home {almost} 4 years ago, we had some serious updating to do on the sunroom attached to the back of our house. I had a vision for the space – clean, [...]

April 1st, 2013 |

PREPPY BLUE + GREEN DESSERT TABLE | FIRST COMMUNION

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I designed and styled it for my best friend’s two children’s first communion (they are 11 months apart, and in the same grade). A fresh color palette of blue, green and white with accents in navy blue, I combined a geometric greek key pattern with a bold floral pattern to appeal to both the girls and boys! I hope this table will inspire you with ideas on how to incorporate religious details into a dessert table, without that being the “theme”, and serve as inspiration for baptisms, first communions and more. [...]

March 20th, 2013 |

CREATIVE EASTER EGG CENTERPIECE

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By the time Easter rolls around each year, I’m looking for unique ways to decorate my home and table with color. This year, I decided I wanted to come up with a unique way of displaying my Easter eggs, and this centerpiece is just the ticket! I’m sure it’s no surprise to you that I have a surplus of cake stands around my house (hence my product line, Cake Plate Clings). I gathered up a few to play with, including a new bunny cake stand from Pottery Barn, and came up with this project. [...]

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