December 9th, 2015 |


donut bar

Creating a little Christmas magic for the little ones in my life is always a goal for the holiday season. This year, I want to host a “Breakfast with Santa” party – complete with our darling Santa party invitation, festive tablesetting, a donut breakfast bar, and Santa mug party favor. […]

December 1st, 2015 |



The holiday season is the perfect time to gather friends and family for themed celebrations. This year, I am hosting a chocolate tasting with some of my favorite treats from See’s Candies. Inspired by our “fretwork Christmas tree” party invitation, the party is infused in classic red, green and white with classic tree silhouettes popped throughout the decor. […]

November 10th, 2014 |



Kelly Lyden shares her top personalized entertaining products from WH Hostess. Must-Haves for entertaining this holiday season at home, and they also make the perfect gift! […]

November 3rd, 2014 |


cello bags topiary

WH Hostess invites you to add a touch of luxury to your gifts with our new foil embossed cellophane bags! Our collection includes a variety of designs for everyday and holiday gifting with countless foil color options. Choose from one of our preppy, modern designs and customize your cello bags to fit your family’s personality. They are a fabulous way to package party favors, small gifts or baked goods! […]

October 20th, 2014 |


preppy modern christmas photo cards from wh hostess

WH Hostess launches their holiday collection, by offering a 20% discount on orders placed before 10/31/14. Kelly Lyden is sharing her favorite new holiday photo card designs, and telling you the great news….with lower prices, all photo cards are now offered as double-sided (with lots of customization options), and printed on a beautiful, luxe white cardstock. […]

November 20th, 2013 |

2013 Holiday Catalog | WH Hostess

WH Hostess Holiday Gift Catalog

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and you know what that means?!  Holiday gifting!  This year, WH Hostess is pleased to present our holiday collection both online in the shop, as well as in this easy-to-use catalog!  Click thru to view our preppy party invitations and photo cards, darling gift stickers, and an amazing […]

December 28th, 2012 |

Kelly’s Christmas Eve Tablesetting

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Good Morning, Everyone!  Although we are still technically on a little holiday break, I wanted to pop in to say hello and show you all a peek into my Christmas Eve party.  We hosted my extended family of thirteen for dinner and as always, I had fun setting the table!

My Kate Spade china gets used less […]

December 4th, 2012 |

Click to Print {Free Holiday Printables}

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I know that the holiday season can be stressful.  You want to do SO.MANY.THINGS: bake cookies, cut down the perfect tree, select the perfect gifts and wrap them with unique trimmings, throw the perfect party for friends & family.  It’s takes a lot of time to be the perfect hostess, so I teamed up with HP […]

December 3rd, 2012 |

White Chocolate Mocha Fudge

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The holiday issue of The Party Dress Magazine brought quite a few tasty treats for this season, including this White Chocolate Mocha Fudge recipe from Firefly Confections.  As you can see, this fudge would make a FABULOUS holiday gift for teachers, neighbors or friends & family.  Read on for Sandy’s exclusive recipe:

Chocolate Mocha Layer

1 ½ cups […]

November 28th, 2012 |

DIY Advent Calendar

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Started in Germany in the 19th Century, the Advent Calendar has been used for more than 150 years and becomes increasingly popular every year. From a traditional calendar to calendars that feature chocolate hidden behind every door, to the more elaborate versions that have risen in popularity over the last few years.

I love a good do-it-yourself […]

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