April 10th, 2013 |

SPARKLING LIMONCELLO COCKTAIL

sparkling limoncello cocktail

Looking for a tart Spring cocktail to serve at your next party? Mix together a batch of lifestyle + entertaining blogger, Kelly Lyden’s favorite sparkling limoncello cocktail. [...]

November 19th, 2012 |

Thanksgiving Table

horizontal tablesetting

Can you believe Thanksgiving is in a few short days?  Although my parents host Thanksgiving dinner, I always help set a beautiful table. We tend to go more sophisticated and glam for the tablesetting (for 15!), so when it comes to my November dinner parties I tend to lean more towards the rustic, Fall look.

I recently [...]

December 5th, 2011 |

TPD Magazine: Coastal Christmas

I always know that when our contributor, Beth Beattie, signs on to do a party for the magazine, that I will be elated with what she comes up with.  I was so obsessed with her “Coastal Christmas” submission to last year’s Holiday Table Challenge, that I asked her to do another one for the holiday magazine. [...]

March 21st, 2011 |

The Party Dress Magazine

The Party Dress blog has been inspiring readers since February 2009.  After months of brainstorming, we finally took the plunge into producing a quarterly e-glossy magazine.  Chock full of amazing party ideas, DIY projects, easy entertaining and ideas for Easter celebrations, this first issue of The Party Dress Magazine is sure to [...]

October 5th, 2010 |

Fall Dinner Party

With a chill in the air, I’m totally in the mood to plan a fall dinner party.  You know – a cozy evening with friends – lots of candles, delicious comfort food and a few simple decorations to bring the look together.

I have has so much wonderful feedback from the [...]

July 7th, 2010 |

Patio Party

The long days of summer lend themselves to impromtu bbq’s and gatherings around the fire pit.  So it’s best to have a few go-to tricks for quick decor and easy-to-make appetizers – so that you can be the hostess with the mostess, no matter how last minute your party may be!

April 14th, 2010 |

Giada Love

I took a little break from my typical work day yesterday to go to a Giada book signing with my best friend and her 5-year-old, Emma.  We both love Giada’s recipes – but Emma, oh, Emma absolutely LOVES Giada!  She watches her show (which has inspired her to cook at the mere age of 5) and [...]

March 17th, 2010 |

Spring Salad Basket

Salads can take on so many different forms: green, vegetable, fruit.  But at the end of the day, we pretty much serve them the same way – in a bowl!  Mix things up at your next dinner party by serving your salad in a “basket” made of cucumber slices.

It’s simple to construct.  It’s pretty to look [...]

December 29th, 2009 |

‘Twas the night before Christmas

 

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!  It’s been a whirlwind weekend in our family….and the celebrating is continuing into this week!  My husband and I hosted our very first holiday dinner for my extended family on Christmas Eve….here is a little peak into our celebration!

Images [...]

November 25th, 2009 |

Holiday Table by Amber Karson Event Planning

I have a great feature for you today….Amber from Amber Karson Event Planning is back to share ideas with us for creating a preppy holiday table.  Here are some images of a holiday table Amber is working on for a client……make sure to check out her tips below:

“With instructions from the client to keep [...]