December 9th, 2015 |

BREAKFAST with SANTA | DONUT BAR

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Creating a little Christmas magic for the little ones in my life is always a goal for the holiday season. This year, I want to host a “Breakfast with Santa” party – complete with our darling Santa party invitation, festive tablesetting, a donut breakfast bar, and Santa mug party favor. […]

October 20th, 2015 |

WITCHES’ DINNER PARTY

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Halloween can be such a busy time for Mamas – between making (or purchasing!) the kids costumes, helping at classroom parties, and getting the candy prepared for trick-or-treaters – most ladies don’t have a second to enjoy the festive holiday! I thought it would be fun to gather up some of my favorite “witches” for a little good old-fashioned Halloween dinner party this past weekend. […]

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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