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, […]
June 17th, 2010 |
When I think of summer, I think of two words: burgers and BBQ’s! It’s time to up the ante a bit from the traditional bbq fare and wow your friends and family with a “burger bash!”
Invite your guests with this darling BBQ invitation from Minted. It sets a color palette […]
June 14th, 2010 |
Father’s Day is upon us! I always have to put a little extra thought into my Father’s Day celebrations – they can’t be as feminine or even as stylized as I would typically do for a party, because the men in my life would tell me “it’s overdone!” So a casual family dinner is […]