January 19th, 2010 |

Asian Dinner Party

These cold, winter months have me craving some heat!  Add a little spice to your next dinner party by using an Asian theme.  Better Homes and Gardens has some great, simple recipes that can help you create a family-style dinner in no-time.  The top recipes on my list are cashew chicken, shredded [...]

December 22nd, 2009 |

Cranberry Christmas

I love this idea from Better Homes and Gardens….this is a simple, yet sophisticated way to dress up your Christmas dinner table.  Fill a small bowl, an egg cup, or a champagne saucer with fresh cranberries.  Stick in a small placecard and you have a charming addition to [...]

November 23rd, 2009 |

Sunny Yellow + Bold Pattern: A Cheerful Dinner Party

Every year, my husband and I host a “thanksgiving” dinner party with friends.  This is our 4th year doing this – and we absolutely love it!  We all have our own traditional family Thanksgiving dinners…..so this is our opportunity to have a little fun with the dinner (and the table setting)!

It’s been [...]

November 20th, 2009 |

An Engagement Party with Holiday Cheer

There is something about the Holidays that brings forth a lot of engagements!  If a loved one gets engaged over the Holidays, host an engagement party that is full of Holiday cheer!

This invitation from Tiny Prints is perfect for the occasion…..I love that you could go two different ways with [...]

November 19th, 2009 |

Purple + Orange: Stunning Thanksgiving Ideas

Images: candles (bhg.com), picture frame (theknot.com), mums (parents.com)

I am always looking for new table ideas, and my new obsession is the purple and orange color combination.  It’s slightly modern, slightly rustic……for those of you that know me well, it’s my perfect combination!  The rich tones of these purple centerpieces would be beautiful for Thanksgiving.  [...]

November 5th, 2009 |

Fall Birthday Dinner

Fall is the perfect time to host a cozy dinner party at home.  Whether you are celebrating someone’s birthday or  just looking for an excuse to gather good friends….a dinner party at home is the perfect way to celebrate the weekend.

Fall food lends itself to comfort foods, almost Thanksgiving-like food.  [...]

October 27th, 2009 |

DIY: 5-Minute Fall Centerpiece

The crafty people over at HGTV are the geniuses behind this centerpiece idea.  All you need is 5 minutes, some pumpkins, candles, lentils (you can buy at the grocery store), and adhesive stripes…..and you have yourself a simple, unique centerpiece.  Perfect for Thanksgiving or a Fall dinner party!

Click here for the instructions [...]

October 22nd, 2009 |

Rustic Thanksgiving Dinner

Can you believe Thanksgiving is only a month away?!  I know, I know….we are not even thru Halloween yet….but I figured it was time to start rolling out the Thanksgiving ideas….I need to leave you all time to plan!

There are so many different types of Thanksgiving celebrations.  You can go elegant, you can go casual and [...]

October 15th, 2009 |

Inspiring Table Setting

I am always looking for inspiration….it’s just part of who I am, what I do.  For my job, it’s fashion…I look for ideas for products in every retail store you can imagine.  For the website, however – sky’s the limit!  I find inspiration for parties around every corner, in any store, even just walking down the [...]

October 13th, 2009 |

Pumpkins by Color

We tend to associate pumpkins with Halloween.  There are so many different varieties and color options, you could use pumpkins in your decorations throughout the whole Fall season.  Here are a few of my favorite pumpkin centerpieces from Sunset Magazine….perfect for a Fall dinner party or even [...]

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