October 16th, 2014 | Comments

AHOY! IT’S A BOY | SIP & SEE

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Kelly Lyden shares her preppy anchor party collection for a nautical sip and see baby shower to welcome baby. Ideas for decor, food & drinks, and activities. [...]

September 9th, 2014 |

WH HOSTESS | CLASSIC PINK BALLOON PARTY

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WH Hostess launches a brand new signature party, featuring their Classic Pink Balloon collection of party invitations and paper goods. Showcasing an adorable array of perfectly preppy party decoration ideas for a classic pink and green birthday party, stylist Kelly Lyden offers up ideas for a festive tablesetting, stunning dessert table and party favors. [...]

May 20th, 2014 |

PARTY by WH HOSTESS | BABY BOY BAPTISM

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Take a peek into the blue, white and chartreuse green dessert table Kelly styled for her son’s baptism. [...]

March 22nd, 2013 |

SITTING BUNNY COOKIES

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Decorating sugar cookies is one of my favorite seasonal treats.  I love taking the time to sit down and be creative with color combinations, patterns and then gifting them to loved ones.  The talented Hani Bacova from Haniela’s shared a darling sitting bunny cookie recipe with us in the Spring issue of The [...]

March 19th, 2013 |

MINT + PEACH BABY SHOWER | DESSERT TABLE

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The “sweet” details of the sparkling peach dessert table from Lauren Stewart’s baby shower with an ombre balloon backdrop, desserts from Sweet & Saucy Shop, and paper goods by WH Hostess. [...]

March 4th, 2013 |

WH HOSTESS | GLAM HELLO KITTY PARTY | DESSERT TABLE

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Are you ready for some of the sweetest, pink dessert table details EVER?!  Last week, I shared some of the decor details from the ultra glam Hello Kitty we recently worked on with a client.  Today, I’m back with the SWEET details of the pink, black and white dessert table.  It’s bright, festive and with small [...]

February 6th, 2013 |

Mardi Gras Macarons for Fat Tuesday

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Here in Chicago, Mardi Gras is one of those “wish-we-were-closer-to-celebrate, but-we-are-too-buried-under-the-snow” type of holidays.  It always looks so fun and festive and is something to look forward to during the bleek winter months.  If you are in the mood to celebrate, or just looking for an excuse to throw a themed dinner party, we have ideas [...]

May 3rd, 2012 |

Piñata Cookies

These cookies “had me at hello.”  I found them via Pinterest and the recipe (along with great detailed how-to photos) is from SheKnows.com.  I love the colors and surprise factor associated with the piñata aspect to the cookie.  This colorful option is perfect for a Cinco de Mayo, but I think you could also repeat this concept for [...]

April 2nd, 2012 |

Modern Monogram Bridal Shower

When Pantone named Tangerine Tango the 2012 color of the year, I knew I had to incorporate it into an upcoming party collection. Bold on it’s own, I absolutely love it when paired with fuchsia pink and turquoise. This fresh color palette, mixed with a trio of modern patterns inspired a stunning bridal shower.

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March 27th, 2012 |

Stylized Cookie Monster Party

We are talking {and sharing ideas and inspiration} about stylized character birthday parties this week on the blog, and to kick it off, I am here with photos from P is for Party’s Modern Cookie Monster Party that she hosted recently for her son’s birthday.  It’s always a pleasure to work with Christi (see some of [...]

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