August 8th, 2011 |
Sangria and tapas are two of my favorite things. Mix them together and you have the key components for a fabulous summer party! Perfect for a cocktail party, Spanish tapas can range from bite-size finger foods to skewered delights. These small-plate dishes are perfect for a crowd and are meant to be shared.
Pottery Barn has a [...]
August 2nd, 2011 |
It has been SO HOT here lately! In the upper 90′s every single day, and I am doing everything I can to avoid cooking! My husband is getting pretty annoyed with the “lets go out tonight” comment he receives when he walks in the door after work – so I decided it was time to find [...]
July 18th, 2011 |
Eddie Ross is one of my go-to sites for entertaining inspiration. I love how he often thinks outside of the box when it comes to staging, serving or displaying traditional, simple items. This time, however, it was his thinking INSIDE the box that has me excited. Veggie dip – it’s a known favorite at any summer [...]
July 8th, 2011 |
Summer is the perfect time to host a luau-themed party! Tropical details, bright colors and delicious food are all you need to wow your guests. Traditional Hawaiian elements such as sand, shells, and floral prints can be used to decorate both an adults and kids table, while these four delicious bites will appeal to guests young [...]
June 30th, 2011 |
One of my favorite features in the latest The Party Dress Magazine was the burger bash photo shoot I did…..preppy seersucker, bold stars and a hint of patriotic pizzazz. A burger bash is the perfect time to gather friends and family this Fourth of July. Good food, and good friends….that’s what the holidays are about, right?
I’m a [...]
June 27th, 2011 |
I am very excited to welcome Charynn of Two Sugar Babies as a new contributor to The Party Dress! Since she is one of my go-to-girls for party inspiration (especially food!) and someone I bounce ideas off of on a daily basis, I knew she would be a great addition to the TPD family.Oh how I [...]
June 21st, 2011 |
I recently had the pleasure of working with a mom and daughter to plan a custom party to celebrate Alivia’s 3rd birthday. The theme?! Under the Tuscan Sun. The color palette? Sunflower yellow, rusty orange, moss green and pops of chocolate brown. We created a custom invitation and paper goods for the event, and helped plan [...]
June 13th, 2011 |
Today’s Real Party feature comes from Kate from Studio Lime Designs, who recently hosted her group of friends for a ball park-themed gourmet club dinner party. She thought the theme would be really fun considering their month to host was June and baseball season is in its prime. Also, since it was held on their patio, [...]
June 2nd, 2011 |
With this school year rapidly coming to a close, it’s time to put your thinking cap on to come up with a unique gift for your little ones to bring their teacher. I love this idea from Family Fun – package homemade truffles in a simple white box. You can dress it up by drawing lines [...]
May 27th, 2011 |
With strawberry season in full bloom, I find myself looking for creative ways to use them…..and my sweet tooth immediately directs me towards dessert recipes! Since so many people tend to make berry pies for Memorial Day weekend, I figured I would supply all of you with some of my latest finds.
Strawberry Chiffon Pie
Strawberry Italian Ice