October 1st, 2010 |
Since we are knee-deep in football season, I figured it was time I started giving you some recipe ideas for tailgating (or watching the game at home with friends and family!). Let’s be honest – my favorite part of football season is the food! So, as my husband is getting geared up [...]
September 22nd, 2010 |
To kick our vacation off in style, my husband and I decided to host a small wine tasting party the Thursday before we departed. I absolutely love this time of year – so why not celebrate with a “celebrate the harvest” themed wine tasting party?!
I used our layered [...]
September 16th, 2010 |
Lavender is one of those colors that can take on so many different looks when paired with different accent colors. This fall, I am loving it paired with grey! The combination becomes sophisticated, sweet and I love the touch of shimmer! Perfect inspiration for a bridal shower, birthday party or even a [...]
September 5th, 2010 |
I have a real treat for you today! Actually….today and tomorrow! I was contacted by a local customer to design the paper goods for her daughter’s sweet sixteen party, as well as help her plan and style a dessert table. She fell in love with our purse invitation and we created the decor for [...]
August 11th, 2010 |
I have been a busy bee over here getting ready for 7 BIG parties in the next month! Kids parties: monkeys (girl and boy!), elephants and purses…oh, my! Adult parties: a wine tasting and bridal shower. All will hopefully provide you with great inspiration in the coming weeks! For now, I thought I would share the [...]
August 10th, 2010 |
This summer-y watermelon cocktail from Sunset Magazine sounds just delicious! So simple, yet so festive…..here’s the how-to:
Whirl chunks of watermelon in a food processor until blended, then strain. Rub the rim of a martini glass with a cut lemon wedge, then dip rim in a shallow plate of sugar. Pour 3 tbsp. watermelon juice, 2 tbsp. [...]
July 21st, 2010 |
We’ve been having quite the heat wave here in Chicago this summer! The heat has me craving decor that SCREAMS summer, and now that the fourth of july and my birthday are over, my house needs a little summer update to get me thru until fall.
I’ve scoured the web for [...]
July 19th, 2010 |
Happy Monday, Everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! We are doing something kind of fun today on The Party Dress. I’ve received so many e-mails lately of people asking for “sophisticated” parties – no theme, just pretty. So, I’ve taken one of our new favorite collections from [...]
July 7th, 2010 |
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!