June 29th, 2009 |

Bridal Shower: Party of Poppies

Although put together to be a bridal shower, this happy party could be darling for a birthday party too!

Have a bride that has a beautiful style, but doesn’t love a lot of frills?!  This bridal shower is perfect for her!  With a color palette grounded in grey, and popped with green, yellow, orange and pink – [...]

June 23rd, 2009 |

Wedding Inspiration: Shades of Green

I don’t know what it is about the color green – I’m constantly drawn to it!  Most people would probably say that it’s my Irish background, or the ting of red in my hair…..but in reality, I love that no matter what shade of green you choose, it is a rich color [...]

June 17th, 2009 |

Surfin’ Pool Party

Let your kids cool off during the dog days of summer by hosting a Surfin’ Pool Party!

If you are lucky enough to live by an ocean – plan your party for the beach!  For those of us that are a little more land-locked, find a local pool to host your party.

Invite your guests with [...]

June 11th, 2009 |

Summer Centerpiece

Try this idea for your next outdoor party….

Plant  each guest a small pot of flowers and add in a chalkboard stake.  Write your guest’s name on it….you have a placecard, a party favor and if you group them all together in the center of the table….a centerpiece too!

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June 2nd, 2009 |

Lobster Boil

I don’t know about you, but nothing screams summer to me like a lobster boil!  Whether you host one on the beach or in your backyard, make sure to create your own little seafood soire this summer.

Set your table using acrylic or melamine dishes – perfect for the patio or the beach!  I love [...]

May 30th, 2009 |

Do-It-Yourself Picnic: Reusable Sandwich Bags

Last week, I posted on creating the perfect, modern picnic for the summer.  I just discovered this idea in Tastebud magazine – and it’s perfect for our modern picnic!

Make a simple reusable sandwich bag from oil cloth. There are tons of great prints out there (look at your local fabric or craft store) and can be [...]

May 16th, 2009 |

A Birthday Celebration with an Asian Flair

Looking to throw a birthday party with a festive theme?

Try using an Asian theme…complete with paper lanterns, chopsticks and fortune cookies!

Set the stage for your celebration by setting up one long table and hanging paper lanterns above it to define the space.  Use shades of red, orange and pink, with accents of gold to set your [...]

May 15th, 2009 |

Domestic Diva Bridal Shower

Hosting a bridal shower for a bride-to-be that considers herself the next “Martha Stewart”!?  Host a Domestic Diva shower!

Invite your guests to an afternoon of culinary activities!  Send a festive invitation, like this one from Wedding Paper Divas, and include a recipe card and instructions for every guest to bring [...]

May 14th, 2009 |

Summer Luminaries

I am love, love, loving these summer luminaries!  How perfect for my preppy, summer BBQ’s?!

Sold in a set of 12 – they are perfect to use as a centerpiece vessel or hang them off shepard hooks lining a pathway.  So cute and charming….doesn’t it make you want to plan a clambake [...]

May 13th, 2009 |

Two Little Fish: A Baby Shower for Twins!

A new baby joining the family is a great reason to have a party – but two babies?!  That’s cause for a huge celebration!

Our Mom-to-be is having the dream duo – a little boy and a little girl!  Since we have to go with a fairly gender neutral theme and the party [...]

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