November 11th, 2014 | Comments

THE APPLE of OUR EYE | DANIEL TURNS 1

apple of my eye first birthday party by wh hostess

Kelly Lyden shares the images from her son’s 1st birthday party, with a red, green, black & white “apple of our eye” theme. Get inspired for a festive fall gathering with ideas for party decorations, an apple themed dessert table, themed party favors and more. [...]

September 19th, 2014 |

5 on FRIDAY | TAILGATING TIPS for ENTERTAINING

football mason jar centerpiece

I recently partnered up with Pinnacle Vodka to create 5 tips for tailgating on your Sunday Funday. Whether you are tailgating outside your favorite field, or hosting friends at home, these tips will help you plan a festive game day that is sure to get cheers. [...]

September 4th, 2013 |

FALL DECOR | GOURDS

decorating with gourds for fall

As much as I adore lush, summer gardens, I am looking forward into moving my decor (both inside and out) into Fall.  I love the rich colors, and the addition of pumpkins, gourds and moss to my home.  While perusing around Pinterest the other day, I came across this image from a reader’s flickr account.  Using [...]

October 4th, 2012 |

Personalize Your Placesetting

leaf placecard

Add dimension to your placesetting by introducing new elements to your table. Use a galvanized tub, a small colander or a basket to contain your napkin, silverware and a fall embellishment, such as a pumpkin or gourd. Personalize a leaf with a metallic pen to serve as the placecard.

For more Fall entertaining ideas, read [...]

October 1st, 2012 |

DIY Pumpkin Topiary

pumpkin topiary 1

Things have been so hectic around here lately between some big projects, the start of fall parties, and finishing up {what I consider to be our BEST} holiday collection, so I haven’t had much time to decorate for the change of seasons.  I decided to take 30 minutes out of my Saturday to dress [...]

September 10th, 2012 |

Tailgate in Style

Tailgating is a time-honored tradition in the Fall. Whether you are attending a game at your alma mater, gathering with parents at your child’s soccer game, or entertaining at home, here are a few classic ideas that we re-vamped to make your next tailgating party a hit!

Set the stage for your food buffet by using the [...]

September 4th, 2012 |

Fall 2012 TPD Magazine + New iPad App

It is with GREAT excitement today that I share with you not only the latest issue of The Party Dress Magazine, but also announce the addition of the iPad APP!  Now offering you, our readers, three convenient ways to enjoy this issue:

buy the printed copy    |    download the iPad app   |   read [...]

August 13th, 2012 |

Back-to-School {Free Download}

With kids heading back to school all over the country this month, we thought it was time to share a free printable!  Every kid needs a shiny new pencil box to start the year off right.  We love the size of this green box we found at Target – it’s the perfect size for little hands, [...]

September 12th, 2011 |

The Party Dress Magazine – Issue 3

It is with great excitement that I introduce you to the third edition of The Party Dress Magazine.  Each issue is a true labor of love – with articles from amazingly talented contributors – so it’s a true thrill to see the final product.  This edition of the magazine is full of delightful parties,  simple ideas [...]

September 6th, 2011 |

Decorate to Welcome Fall

I hope you all had a fabulous Labor Day weekend!  I can’t believe how quickly the summer passed us by…..we have been so busy over here, I feel like I blinked and it was suddenly 60 degrees and Fall.  Don’t get me wrong, Fall is my favorite season!  And I am always looking for creative ways [...]

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