August 5th, 2014 |

CUSTOM PARTY: MAX turns ONE!

cake table

View the details of this preppy blue and green first birthday party, with custom classic party invitations, Cake Plate Clings and paper goods from WH Hostess. [...]

January 14th, 2014 |

STYLISH KIDS’ PARTIES | IT’S HERE!

Stylish Kids' Parties party planning book from Kelly Lyden

It’s a happy, happy day around here when I can share such good news: My debut book, Stylish Kids’ Parties, is officially on bookshelves and available for purchase!  My goal with this book was to help you plan, design and execute festive kids’ parties that wow adults and thrill little ones! Filled with 12 creative and [...]

May 2nd, 2013 |

JOHN’S DAY AT THE PARK

Silhouette themed dessert table in blue and green

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Back in March, I had the pleasure of helping my friend Vana, of Le Papier Studio, style her son’s first birthday bash.  Vana asked me for some help pulling together four themes that her little guy (and she) loved: walks in the park, puppies, little men and John’s monthly silhouettes that Vana [...]

April 23rd, 2013 |

DAPPER DERBY | KIDS HORSE RACE

horse-on-a-stick race for kids at a derby party

Nothing screams a Derby party like a horse race!  So entertain the kiddos at your Derby party with this idea from Cameron’s Dapper Derby 1st Birthday Party: Horse-on-a-stick races!  Custom stick ponies were made by The Teepee Guy in the party’s signature color palette, and the kids had fun racing to the finish line!

Set up a long, [...]

April 22nd, 2013 |

DAPPER DERBY | PHOTO BOOTH IDEAS

colorful derby party photo booth backdrop idea

I recently had the pleasure of working with one of my favorite clients to design her son’s first birthday.  To incorporate all things preppy, a touch of southern hospitality to celebrate her little man, we set a “Dapper Derby” theme with a crisp blue, yellow and green color palette. I’m so excited to share all of [...]

June 23rd, 2011 |

Parties by WH Hostess: Francesca’s Bake Shoppe

I’m very excited to show you the details of this darling first birthday party!  I worked closely with Francesca’s mom to plan this custom party, and the end result was just fabulous!  Located in California, we did all of our planning and communication by e-mail, and we designed a custom invitation and full collection of coordinating [...]

December 1st, 2010 |

Modern Barbie 1st Birthday

Today’s party is bold and colorful….perfect for a winter Wednesday!  Chloe’s mom contacted me this fall to create a stationery suite for her daughter’s first birthday.  She wanted a modern barbie theme and had already picked out the birthday girl’s darling outfit, which inspired the whole collection!  A hot pink, black and white color [...]