June 4th, 2009 |
Sunflowers and black and white patterns – two of my favorites combine here to make one striking party! The inspiration for this party came from Carolyne Roehm’s new book, A Passion for Parties. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s an absolute must-read! Fabulous ideas and tons of eye candy.
Sunflowers are abundant during the summer months [...]
June 3rd, 2009 |
Today, we are going to forget the fancy invitations, the big, bold centerpieces and the creative placecards….today, we are throwing a different type of party.
Take advantage of the good weather while you have it and host a backyard movie party. Create a makeshift movie screen and invite friends to stop over for a picnic and movie.
June 2nd, 2009 |
I don’t know about you, but nothing screams summer to me like a lobster boil! Whether you host one on the beach or in your backyard, make sure to create your own little seafood soire this summer.
Set your table using acrylic or melamine dishes – perfect for the patio or the beach! I love [...]
May 29th, 2009 |
Brides.com has a great article this week – celebrity event planner, Colin Cowie, offers up his top 10 tips to save money on flowers for any event. For all of you out there planning a wedding, a charity event, or looking for creative centerpiece ideas for your next bridal or baby shower, birthday party, or dinner [...]
May 28th, 2009 |
I fell in love with this party by Lollipop Events and Designs featured on Project Wedding! Love, love, love the citrus colors and bold patterns! Check out Project Wedding for simple, do-it-yourself ideas to create your own Retro [...]
May 22nd, 2009 |
Remember that old Friday night fish fry?! Update that concept by inviting friends over for a healthy dinner of cedar-planked salmon with seasoned lemon butter. Serve up a green salad with serrano ham and a tomato vinagrette, iced tea, and chocolate orange cookie stacks for dessert.
To set the mood for this relaxed, modern patio, set your [...]
May 18th, 2009 |
Memorial Day weekend is the kick-off to summer. With temperatures finally rising here in the midwest – this weekend is the perfect time to host a Memorial Day BBQ!
Food for BBQ’s has to be one of the easiest – and everyone has their favorite summer dishes – so throw some burgers on the grill, toss up [...]
May 16th, 2009 |
Looking to throw a birthday party with a festive theme?
Try using an Asian theme…complete with paper lanterns, chopsticks and fortune cookies!
Set the stage for your celebration by setting up one long table and hanging paper lanterns above it to define the space. Use shades of red, orange and pink, with accents of gold to set your [...]
May 15th, 2009 |
Hosting a bridal shower for a bride-to-be that considers herself the next “Martha Stewart”!? Host a Domestic Diva shower!
Invite your guests to an afternoon of culinary activities! Send a festive invitation, like this one from Wedding Paper Divas, and include a recipe card and instructions for every guest to bring [...]
May 14th, 2009 |
I am love, love, loving these summer luminaries! How perfect for my preppy, summer BBQ’s?!
Sold in a set of 12 – they are perfect to use as a centerpiece vessel or hang them off shepard hooks lining a pathway. So cute and charming….doesn’t it make you want to plan a clambake [...]