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. [...]

August 29th, 2012 |

The Strawberry Muddle

It’s been a long summer of ZERO entertaining for me, due to our unexpected kitchen and home renovation.  I’m cautiously hoping that the light at the end of the tunnel is shining a little bit brighter today…..and we might just have everything done by tomorrow.  Of course the first thing on my mind isn’t how/when I [...]

June 20th, 2012 |

Citrus-Infused Water

One of my favorite elements from my summer picnic spread in The Party Dress Magazine was the citrus-infused water.  Always a fan, and inspired by Kelly’s favorite combo {see her post here}, I set out to package up individual waters for my picnic.  Using old, glass bottles that I saved from iced coffee, I filled them with different [...]

June 6th, 2012 |

Ice Pop Mimosas

When the dog days of summer are upon us, I turn to creative ways to cool down….especially when it comes to my cocktails! By now, I am sure you have all seen the popsicle-in-a-wine-glass image floating around Pinterest.  I absolutely loved the concept, but wanted to take it a step further, and with less sugar.

I came [...]

May 25th, 2012 |

Cool Down Your Cocktails

With the crazy heat wave we have been experiencing this week in Chicago, I have been looking for ways to keep cool.  Originally shot for the summer issue of The Party Dress Magazine (pre-order your copy NOW!), these frozen fruit skewers were too perfect to hold on to any longer.

Perfect for cooling down and adding a [...]

May 2nd, 2012 |

{To Die For} Margarita

In looking for ideas for a Cinco de Mayo celebration, I came across this recipe for raspberry & key lime margaritas.  They have quickly moved up to the top of my list for Saturday’s Cinco de Mayo celebration.  Simple ingredients and this combination of flavors is sure to please.

Check out the full [...]

March 28th, 2012 |

Eloise at The Plaza Party

My daughter Madelyn has loved Eloise since she was 2 years old. She collects the dolls, books, and has ALWAYS asked for a party at The Plaza. Since it is such a special “number” birthday, for her 5th birthday, I decided to style a pink, black, and white Eloise themed soiree. I enlisted the help of [...]

December 27th, 2011 |

TPD Magazine: Bedazzled New Years

I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday weekend!  We took a little time off from blogging and designing orders to spend time with family and friends and just RELAX!!  We are back today with some serious inspiration for you from Chris Nease of Celebrations at Home.  She put together this colorful party shoot for the holiday [...]

September 23rd, 2011 |

TPD Magazine: Spider Web Glass

Simple, festive Halloween details can bring an instant party to something as simple as a glass of milk!  Shown in the latest issue of The Party Dress Magazine, this milk glass was dressed up with strips of black electrical tape.  Easy to put on, and easy to take off!  You could also expand this idea for [...]

September 22nd, 2011 |

Parties by WH Hostess: Mod Spider

Spice things up this Halloween season by introducing a new, festive color palette to your celebration: black, lime green and magenta! We paired these three colors together, along with some tonal polka dots and one cute little spider to create a darling collection of party goods and ideas for hosting your next event.

Glittering black chandeliers were [...]

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