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 [...]

January 14th, 2013 |

MOD VALENTINE’S DAY + FREE PRINTABLES

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Valentine’s Day is exactly one month from today…..it’s time to start planning your parties, classroom treats and sweet ideas for loved ones.  It’s the perfect opportunity to show your family a little extra love in the sweets department. Dessert tables have been trending for some time now and are a staple at most parties. But you [...]

December 10th, 2012 |

Pottery Barn Mystery Box Challenge

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Pottery Barn has been one of my go-to resources for entertaining items since I was in college.  I have always felt that my style paralleled theirs – update classics, a twist to the traditional – so when I was offered the opportunity to be one of five bloggers selected to participate in a Holiday Mystery Box [...]

December 5th, 2012 |

Christmas Cocktails & Desserts

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When it came to designing a Christmas party for the holiday issue of The Party Dress magazine, I decided that I wanted to put a chic, girly spin to it with a festive color palette of pink, red and green.  I also wanted to provide you with ideas that could be used for either an adult [...]

December 4th, 2012 |

Cookie Exchange Ideas Pinterest Party TONIGHT!

pin party - COOKIE EXCHANGE

It’s Tuesday, so you know what that means…..PINTEREST PARTY!!  We’re going to be pinning away tonight with The TomKat Studio and 10 amazing bloggers and friends.  It’s National Cookie Day so we’ll be pinning ideas for Holiday Cookie Exchanges!  Join us tonight at 9pm EST/6pm PST for one hour of sweet pinspiration!

Follow the board here to [...]

December 4th, 2012 |

Click to Print {Free Holiday Printables}

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I know that the holiday season can be stressful.  You want to do SO.MANY.THINGS: bake cookies, cut down the perfect tree, select the perfect gifts and wrap them with unique trimmings, throw the perfect party for friends & family.  It’s takes a lot of time to be the perfect hostess, so I teamed up with HP [...]

November 27th, 2012 |

Pier 1 Imports® Holiday Entertaining

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Known for their colorful, one-of-a-kind-items and unique holiday decor, Pier 1 Imports is the perfect spot to head to when styling a holiday table.  When offered the opportunity to shop their latest holiday finds and put together a holiday tablesetting to inspire you, our readers, I jumped at the chance.

There are so many different ways you [...]

November 20th, 2012 |

Merry Metallics Pinterest Party

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Join us tonight at 9pm EST/6pm PST for one hour of holiday inspiration as we host the 2nd party in our Holiday Entertaining Pinterest Party Series.  The theme tonight is Merry Metallics Holiday Decor & Party Ideas….it’s definitely going to be fabulous!  Last week’s event was a huge success with almost 250 pins in one hour!

November 8th, 2012 |

TPD Magazine – Holiday 2012

I can hardly believe that it’s “the most wonderful time of the year” already.  Is it just me, or are the days/weeks/months flying by this year? Well, it’s November and that means, it’s time for some major Holiday entertaining ideas.  And no better way to deliver those to you, than with the latest issue of The [...]

December 13th, 2011 |

Mod Hanukkah Dreidel + Free Download!

Our colorful paper dreidel placecards will dress up any Hanukkah dinner table.  So simple to make with our free downloadable template, all it takes is a little cutting and gluing.  Click on the image below for the free printables, [...]

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