June 22nd, 2015 |

GINGHAM CHECK FIRST COMMUNION

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Kelly Lyden, designer and party stylist of WH Hostess, shares the details from a blue and white gingham check First Holy Communion party. Including steal-worthy ideas for summer parties, this party has a darling dessert table, crisp tablesettings with gorgeous floral arrangements, and unique ways to incorporate personalization on paper goods. Images from Stacey Woods Photography. […]

June 15th, 2015 |

NATIONAL LOBSTER DAY | LOBSTER ROLL RECIPE

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Lifestyle + Entertaining Expert, Kelly Lyden, shares her recipe for a classic lobster roll, inspired by the WH Hostess Preppy Lobster and Red Gingham Check Party Invitation. […]

June 8th, 2015 |

PREPPY ANCHOR SUMMER PARTY

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WH Hostess Social Stationery designer, Kelly Lyden, shares tips for throwing a Nautical-Inspired Dinner party, inspired by her Preppy Anchor party invitation. Classic blue and white stripes, mixed with maritime colors, anchors, nautical rope details and lanterns combine to make a stellar summer party. Make sure to save her recipes for a classic Sea Breeze cocktail and Clam Chowder Pot Pie! […]

October 16th, 2014 |

AHOY! IT’S A BOY | SIP & SEE

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Kelly Lyden shares her preppy anchor party collection for a nautical sip and see baby shower to welcome baby. Ideas for decor, food & drinks, and activities. […]

June 3rd, 2014 |

WHAT WILL IT BEE? BABY SHOWER by WH HOSTESS

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Kelly Lyden shares the images from her yellow and french blue bumble bee baby shower, a chapter in her book, Stylish Kids’ Parties. Full of ideas for a fresh table setting, gorgeous paper goods from WH Hostess, a stunning dessert table full of yellow candy from Candywarehouse.com and bumble bee cake pops from Sweet Lauren Cakes, and a theme-perfect party favor. Read on for inspiration for your bumble bee party! […]

May 20th, 2014 |

PARTY by WH HOSTESS | BABY BOY BAPTISM

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Take a peek into the blue, white and chartreuse green dessert table Kelly styled for her son’s baptism. […]

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 […]

July 23rd, 2012 |

Flower Market Birthday

The pages of our summer issue of The Party Dress Magazine were colorful and cheerful – large in part due to this sweet Flower Market birthday party by Leoni Jena, of Just Call Me Martha.  There are so many sweet details that I hope will inspire you for summer gatherings.  Read on for details from Leoni…..

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April 2nd, 2012 |

Modern Monogram Bridal Shower

When Pantone named Tangerine Tango the 2012 color of the year, I knew I had to incorporate it into an upcoming party collection. Bold on it’s own, I absolutely love it when paired with fuchsia pink and turquoise. This fresh color palette, mixed with a trio of modern patterns inspired a stunning bridal shower.

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March 29th, 2012 |

Girly Elmo Birthday Party

Character Parties week continues here on the blog with one of my favorite parties to date: a girly Elmo party with modern patterns, including a bold rainbow chevron.  We worked with one of our favorite clients in Houston to design this party, and she executed it better than we ever could have imagined!

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