June 30th, 2009 |

4th of July: Dinner Under The Stars

Images: table under the tent (via Passion for Parties by Carolyne Roehm), red drinks (gloriawongdesign.com), berry dessert (foodportfolio.com), flower and stripe plates (kate spade [...]

June 29th, 2009 |

Bridal Shower: Party of Poppies

Although put together to be a bridal shower, this happy party could be darling for a birthday party too!

Have a bride that has a beautiful style, but doesn’t love a lot of frills?!  This bridal shower is perfect for her!  With a color palette grounded in grey, and popped with green, yellow, orange and pink – [...]

June 28th, 2009 |

Dinner for 16: Country French Charm

My mother and a few of her friends recently hosted a dinner party to celebrate the retirement of a dear friend.  The party was hosted at my parent’s house, and although I wasn’t a hostess…..I hear the word party and I immediately jump on the bandwagon!  I went up to help set up for the party [...]

June 24th, 2009 |

Swanky Soiree

Although I am a classic girl at heart, the festive colors and modern lines of this party bring a little flutter to my heart.  Just looking at it makes me want to go pull out a flirty party dress from my closet and sip a drink poolside!  I’m going to take a gamble and guess that [...]

June 18th, 2009 |

Decorate with Lemons

Give your party a fresh look this summer by using lemons in your decorations and centerpieces.  Bright, colorful, affordable, and easy to find – lemons are the perfect addition to any party.  Beautiful when paired with flowers, festive when combined with other citrus fruits, or boldly stunning when used by themselves – see what [...]

June 18th, 2009 |

Setting a Summer Table

Summertime table settings should be as relaxed and carefree as the season itself. The summer invites  alfresco meals—from breakfasts on the porch to poolside cocktails and patio dinners. These great tips from Williams Sonoma will help you create stylish table settings for the entire season.

Tableware

To simplify planning your settings, include pieces in your tableware collection that [...]

June 16th, 2009 |

Golf Outing with Flair

It’s rare that I feature a party geared towards men.  Nothing against them – but I think it’s safe to say that most of them don’t appreciate the type of attention to detail women put into party planning!  However, all men deserve a special party now and then…..so whether you are planning a fabulous Father’s Day, [...]

June 15th, 2009 |

Father’s Day Centerpiece Idea

Image via Better Homes [...]

June 12th, 2009 |

Dockside Wedding

 

The summer months have me dreaming of soft, romantic, outdoor weddings.  I fell in love with these images because they combine so many of my favorite things.  What could be better than a wedding full of seaside charm and peonies?!

There are a couple of details that I want to draw attention to:

I love the use of [...]

June 11th, 2009 |

Summer Centerpiece

Try this idea for your next outdoor party….

Plant  each guest a small pot of flowers and add in a chalkboard stake.  Write your guest’s name on it….you have a placecard, a party favor and if you group them all together in the center of the table….a centerpiece too!

Image via [...]

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