March 17th, 2014 |

PINK & GREEN 40th BIRTHDAY

pink and green party paper goods by wh hostess

See the tablesetting and paper details of Kelly’s pink and green tablesetting for her friends’ 40th birthday dinner. [...]

May 9th, 2013 |

CHAMPAGNE FLOATS

Sorbet and Champagne Floats

One of my favorite Spring and Summer “dessert” is a gorgeous champagne float.  A delicious, grown-up version of the classic root beer float, you can create these with any flavor sorbet (which is very helpful in color coordinating your dessert to your party theme or color palette!).

I simply place a scoop or two of flavored sorbet [...]

May 6th, 2013 |

MOTHER’S DAY PINK TABLESETTING

straws

Mother’s Day coming up this weekend. What type of celebration are you planning?  In the Spring issue of The Party Dress Magazine, I gave my simple ideas for hosting a gorgeous pink & green luncheon – complete with ideas for the tablesetting, DIY centerpiece, and even a delicious dessert!  Join me all this week as I [...]

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 25th, 2013 |

DAPPER DERBY | DERBY THEMED DESSERT TABLE

candy jars with prize ribbon tags for derby party

The cake was just the beginning of the desserts offered to guests at Cameron’s Dapper Derby 1st Birthday Party.  A full Derby-themed dessert table held center stage and featured delicious sweets all in our signature color palette of yellow, blue and green.  The table was dressed in a blue floor-length tablecloth, creating a perfect base for [...]

April 24th, 2013 |

DAPPER DERBY | THE CAKE!

derby cake fondant detail

In addition to the lunch buffet, the dining room also held a special table for the adorable 3-tier cake from Cakes by Gina.  They were able to duplicate our haberdashery stripe and pony lattice patterns in fondant onto the tiers, and topped it with Cameron’s very own silver trophy cup.

The table was dressed in a topper made [...]

April 24th, 2013 |

DAPPER DERBY | FOOD & DRINKS

buffet table for derby party

I’m back today with more details of Cameron’s Dapper Derby 1st Birthday Party, with some classic ideas that you can replicate for your upcoming Derby party.  The lunch buffet was set up in the dining, featuring three gorgeous flower arrangements from Blooming Gallery in modern white trophy cup urns from Z Gallerie.

A Fare Extraordinaire created a perfectly [...]

April 23rd, 2013 |

DAPPER DERBY | KIDS TABLESETTING

preppy derby party kids table setting with custom fabric from wh hostess

Cameron’s Dapper Derby 1st Birthday party was so much fun to design, it truly has me itching to plan a Derby party of my own!  If you are hosting one where kiddos will be in attendance, here are some darling ideas on how to set a theme appropriate table, just for them.

Mini versions of white Chivari [...]

April 23rd, 2013 |

DAPPER DERBY | DECOR IDEAS

yellow and green tables for derby party with trophy cup centerpieces

When it came time to help one of my favorite Houston clients plan her son’s first birthday party, we tossed around quite a few classic boy themes.  After much deliberation, a “Dapper Derby” theme was born and guests were invited to “Derby Day at the Addison Downs”.

With a crisp color palette of blue, yellow and green, it [...]

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 [...]

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