March 18th, 2014 |

PARTIES by WH HOSTESS | COWGIRL

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A pink and turquoise cowgirl party by WH Hostess, full of charming western details, themed party decoration and creative dessert table. [...]

January 14th, 2014 |

STYLISH KIDS’ PARTIES | IT’S HERE!

Stylish Kids' Parties party planning book from Kelly Lyden

It’s a happy, happy day around here when I can share such good news: My debut book, Stylish Kids’ Parties, is officially on bookshelves and available for purchase!  My goal with this book was to help you plan, design and execute festive kids’ parties that wow adults and thrill little ones! Filled with 12 creative and [...]

October 21st, 2013 |

PUMPKINS THAT GLITTER

halloween pumpkin with glittered polka dots

We have been SO busy behind the scenes lately preparing for the book launch, as well as prepping our holiday collection to officially launch later this week.  So, although we have Christmas and Hanukkah on our minds most days lately, I figured it was time to get some Halloween decorations up around here.

You all know I [...]

June 18th, 2013 |

THE ASTON GOLF CLASSIC

aston cake top

I’ve met a lot of blogger “friends” over the last 4 years, but Lili of Swanky Chic Fete is one of my favorites!  Her blog radiates her friendly personality and love for parties, fashion and the latest products.  I have worked with Lili a couple times previously, and she also hosted a WH Hostess trunk show [...]

May 22nd, 2013 |

PARTIES by WH HOSTESS | BIRTHDAY PICNIC

menu card tied onto picnic baskets

One of the best parts of my job is getting to work with clients year after year, creating fun celebrations for their children’s birthdays.  One of my favorite Houston clients asked me to create a girly picnic themed collection for Olivia’s 3rd birthday (remember her darling Barnyard theme party last year?), and we just love how [...]

April 23rd, 2013 |

DAPPER DERBY | DECOR IDEAS

yellow and green tables for derby party with trophy cup centerpieces

When it came time to help one of my favorite Houston clients plan her son’s first birthday party, we tossed around quite a few classic boy themes.  After much deliberation, a “Dapper Derby” theme was born and guests were invited to “Derby Day at the Addison Downs”.

With a crisp color palette of blue, yellow and green, it [...]

April 22nd, 2013 |

DAPPER DERBY | TROPHY CUP CENTERPIECES

yellow white and green floral centerpieces for derby party

A simple way to carry out the Derby theme for your party is to recreate these gorgeous centerpieces from Cameron’s Dapper Derby 1st Birthday Party.  Blooming Gallery create these luscious arrangements of yellow, white and green blooms.  Placed in a silver trophy cup from ZGallerie, they were the perfect addition to the tables.

Stay tuned for more details from [...]

March 25th, 2013 |

PREPPY WHALE BIRTHDAY PARTY

whale cookie for party

I just love the colorful preppy style of Happy Wish Company, so I was thrilled when they put together a Preppy Whale Boys Birthday Party for our Spring 2013 issue of The Party Dress Magazine. Darling ideas in a blue and orange color palette that will have you dreaming of summer parties! [...]

March 19th, 2013 |

MINT + PEACH BABY SHOWER | ACTIVITIES

custom baby bingo card from wh hostess

The activities were all darling and centered around the baby shower theme. There was a table set up with apothecary jars full of baby items: clothespins, safety pins, and buttons that people had to estimate how many items were in the jars. Baby Bingo and a Mama & Baby Animal matching games were created by WH Hostess. [...]

March 19th, 2013 |

MINT + PEACH BABY SHOWER | DECOR

peach and mint baby shower tablesettings with chevron sequin tablecloths

A gorgeous peach and mint baby shower by event planner, Lauren Stewart, with custom chevron paper goods by WH Hostess. [...]

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