October 29th, 2014 |

HALLOWEEN PARTY IDEAS from STYLISH KIDS’ PARTIES

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Kelly Lyden shares an excerpt from her book, Stylish Kids’ Parties, including ideas for creating a stylish halloween spread full of sweet treats and DIY glittered decor. She also shares her recipe for Halloween Whoopie Pies. [...]

October 28th, 2014 |

THE GRUMPY CAT HALLOWEEN PARTY

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Kelly Lyden shares her ideas for hosting a Grumpy Cat themed Halloween party, full of creative Halloween treats and decor ideas that you can easily replicate for a festive holiday. [...]

October 21st, 2014 |

DIY HALLOWEEN PARTY FAVOR | THE GRUMPY CAT

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Join Kelly in planning her Grumpy Cat pumpkin-carving party – today, she shares ideas and free printable templates for a candy corn paper cone and gift tag, as well as DIY steps for adding a glittered initial to your pumpkin. [...]

July 15th, 2014 |

NAUTICAL PARTY IDEAS from STYLISH KIDS’ PARTIES

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Kelly Lyden shares DIY ideas for a Nautical Party, an excerpt from her book, Stylish Kids’ Parties. Crisp, red white and blue themed ideas include DIY maritime banners, party invitations, tablesetting and decor ideas. [...]

September 3rd, 2013 |

STYLISH KIDS’ PARTIES | COVER + PRE-ORDER LAUNCH

Stylish Kids Parties a book by Kelly Lyden cover design and pre-order information

Happy September, Friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful summer!  As you could see from how quiet the blog was the last couple months, I took some time to really enjoy this particular moment in time in my life.  Focusing only on WH Hostess orders, finishing up the book, and spending quality time with friends [...]

September 25th, 2012 |

DIY Leaf Silhouettes Place Cards

It is with great pleasure that I welcome our newest contributor to the blog, Vana Chupp of Le Papier Studio!  Vana has been a good friend and supporter/contributor of the Magazine since the beginning and we are thrilled to now have her hear on the blog on a regular basis.

Professionally trained as an architect, Vana Chupp has always [...]

April 2nd, 2012 |

DIY Monogram Napkin Project

For our Modern Monogram bridal shower, we created a darling assortment of monogrammed napkins to dress up the tablesetting.  They were simple to do, added a great pop to the table, and also served as a gift for the bride to bring home with her.

We gathered up supplies at our local Michael’s craft store: paint, stenciling [...]

May 23rd, 2011 |

4 Simple, DIY Ideas for Dressing Up Memorial Day

Can you believe Memorial Day is just one short week away?!  Officially the kick-off to summer, Memorial Day weekend is a fabulous time to gather the troops and fire up the grill!  I’ll be back later in the week with some yummy ideas for what to serve, but today, I thought I would focus [...]

March 16th, 2011 |

DIY: Finial Placecards

L-O-V-I-N-G this colorful idea from Better Homes and Gardens.  Using wood finials from the hardware store, they updated them with a coat of paint and a cute placecard.  A quick, simple project, you can use these painted finials as placecards, sign holders or even buffet cards.  Brilliant!

See the full tutorial here [...]

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