June 22nd, 2010 |

Lovely Lemonade

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 21st, 2010 |

Bumble Bee Birthday Bash

I’m sharing the latest party from WH Hostess over on Project Nursery today, and had to share all of the beautiful details with you!

Our charming invitation was the perfect inspiration for the party decorations and color palette.  Mackenzie’s mom really wanted to stay away from the typical black and yellow bee party, [...]

June 17th, 2010 |

A Burger Bash

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 Dinner

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 [...]

June 7th, 2010 |

Lady Bug Soiree

I’m so excited to share the latest party from WH Hostess with you….a Lady Bug Soiree!  A traditional theme, updated with a fresh color palette of grass green, red and white.  Read on for all of the darling details and a peek at the delicious (and beautiful!) dessert table.

Emma’s mother contacted me [...]

May 20th, 2010 |

Cocktails & Snacks on the Patio

It’s been a bit of a crazy week in my house…..all of the hustle and bustle has made me crave a simple weekend on my patio!  I was scrolling thru Williams Sonoma’s recipe bank today and found a couple of recipes that I must try!  (and I think you may want to, too!)  Any [...]

May 11th, 2010 |

Lunch at Home with Friends

My social life has definitely changed over the last year….we moved to the suburbs, I work from home, and all of my friends have multiple children.  So a lot of times, we find time to spend together right smack in the middle of the day – for me it’s a much-appreciated, quick [...]

May 4th, 2010 |

Mother’s Day Dinner Party

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, I realized that I had to get myself into party-planning mode!  Today I am showing you a peek into my own party-planning for a family dinner celebrating Mother’s Day.  Since we will be hosting this dinner party at our home (hopefully in our newly-remodeled sun room….if we can get [...]

April 29th, 2010 |

An Elegant Celebration

We focus so much on theme parties here on The Party Dress….but some occasions just call for pure elegance!  Whether you are planning a wedding, an engagement party, a 60th birthday celebration or an elegant company event – there are always 4 main ideas that are key to making your event one to remember.

A [...]

April 27th, 2010 |

Triple Crown Cocktails

It’s getting to be Derby-time!  Whether you are throwing a huge bash, or watching the game at home with a couple friends….nothing makes a party festive like a few themed cocktails, right?!  Southern Living has the perfect combination of recipes for whatever your gathering may be…..  A Mint Julip for the Kentucky Derby, a [...]

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