August 26th, 2014 | Comments

PARTIES by WH HOSTESS | FROZEN ICE PRINCESS

frozen ice princess party tablesetting with snowflake table runners

Kelly Lyden is sharing her latest client party today on the blog, a Frozen-inspired Ice Princess party full of snowflakes, snowmen, and a lot of charming details. Click over for full details on party decorations, a snow-themed dessert table, and coordinating party goods by WH Hostess. [...]

June 11th, 2014 |

CHIC MERMAID PARTY by WH HOSTESS

mermaid under the sea party by wh hostess

Be inspired by this chic and glamorous under the sea birthday party, featuring designs by WH Hostess, a dessert table by Sweet & Saucy Shop, and amazing decor ideas that will help inspire your mermaid party. [...]

June 3rd, 2014 |

WHAT WILL IT BEE? BABY SHOWER by WH HOSTESS

menu card chair horizontal

Kelly Lyden shares the images from her yellow and french blue bumble bee baby shower, a chapter in her book, Stylish Kids’ Parties. Full of ideas for a fresh table setting, gorgeous paper goods from WH Hostess, a stunning dessert table full of yellow candy from Candywarehouse.com and bumble bee cake pops from Sweet Lauren Cakes, and a theme-perfect party favor. Read on for inspiration for your bumble bee party! [...]

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 [...]

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