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!
June 23rd, 2010 |
Ice pops are all the rage this summer….and they are definitely the key to your next successful party! They are fun, creative and oh, so pretty to look at! You can get totally creative in how you display them, which makes them the perfect addition to your next dessert table.
You can use traditional ice [...]
June 22nd, 2010 |
I often get asked for non-alcoholic drink ideas for kids parties…..not just for the kids, but to give the adults something festive to drink (without the alcohol!) Flavored lemonade is a great way to go! Better Homes and Gardens has some great recipes this month….three of my new favorites are watermelon lemonade, [...]