June 18th, 2009 |
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.
To simplify planning your settings, include pieces in your tableware collection that [...]
June 17th, 2009 |
Let your kids cool off during the dog days of summer by hosting a Surfin’ Pool Party!
If you are lucky enough to live by an ocean – plan your party for the beach! For those of us that are a little more land-locked, find a local pool to host your party.
Invite your guests with [...]
June 15th, 2009 |
Add a little fizz and some retro fun to your next party with a soda bar!
Whether you decide to use old-fashioned soda pop (available in a variety of flavors – all with fabulous vintage logos on the bottles) or the modern day versions – choose a variety of colors and flavors and prominently show them off. [...]
June 5th, 2009 |
Now that the summer months are upon us, we will take to the patio for all of our family dinners. There is just something about being outside that makes everyone relax and enjoy themselves. This weekend, gather your family or friends for a simple dinner on the patio.
Add instant ambiance by hanging mason jar lanterns from [...]
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 [...]
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 27th, 2009 |
Looking for the perfect way to add a little bit of your preppy style to your home this season? Perfect to grace your front door for summer, or to welcome guests to your next bridal shower or birthday party….this peony wreath is beautiful on it’s own….but hang it with a grosgrain ribbon [...]
May 27th, 2009 |
Freshen up your home, wardrobe and parties this summer with BOLD stripes! Done in different variations, and every color under the rainbow – stripes are all over the market this season. I personally love the navy and white combo – it lends it self perfectly to the nautical look for summer!
Images: stripe and polka dot china [...]
May 21st, 2009 |
The official start of summer is upon us this weekend – and that means it’s time to embrace outdoor entertaining! BBQ’s, pool parties, dining alfresco in the garden – they are all fun! But don’t forget the picnic – whether it is the end-of-the-year school picnic, dinner at a music festival, a picnic on [...]