February 2nd, 2012 |
When it comes to planning parties down South (Houstons) in November, there is nothing like hosting a birthday bbq outside (which we would KILL to do here in Chicago!), especially when it involves a petting zoo, horse rides and some pretty darling decorations!
We were thrilled to be asked to design a custom collection of party goods [...]
January 24th, 2012 |
Last week I shared with you how to entertain in style, keeping in mind the 2012 entertaining trends. And this week, it is all about being chic & loving parties!
One of the very first things you decide on when planning a party is the colors. Recently, the colors we see in fashion have transferred into the home [...]
November 21st, 2011 |
I’m a sucker for a crisp black and white color palette, especially when accessorized with a pop of green and a touch of sparkle. When it came time to develop a new holiday party theme, I immediately drew inspiration from my Kate Spade china and her crisp, and preppy design aesthetic. An untraditional pairing for the holidays, [...]
September 22nd, 2011 |
Halloween is such a fun holiday….the decorations are up for a short period of time, there is no mad-rush to get the gifts bought and wrapped, and it has a way of bringing out the child in everyone! WH Hostess LOVES a reason for a party….and Halloween is just that. Whether you are hosting a neighborhood [...]
September 21st, 2011 |
When it comes to baby showers, I prefer to cater to the Mom-to-be’s design aesthetic….not the babies! After all, the party is for her! It’s a great opportunity to pull in unique baby-friendly concepts, but perhaps modernize them to appeal to the adults in attendance. We get so many requests for fish/under the sea parties, that I [...]
September 20th, 2011 |
It’s always a pleasure when I get to work with Christi from P is for Party on a party….especially when it’s one of her parties! When she approached me about helping her design party goods for her very own birthday party….a flower arranging birthday party….I knew we were going to have some fun! The end result [...]
September 13th, 2011 |
One of my favorite articles in the latest issue of TPD Magazine is the Sunflower Soiree. With summer quickly vanishing and a lot to celebrate, my family gathered friends and family to celebrate the end of the season, an upcoming wedding and my mother’s 60th birthday in style with a “Sunflower Soiree”. With crisp black and white patterns, [...]
August 25th, 2011 |
I had the pleasure of working with a client this summer to plan a custom first birthday party for a little girl named Estella. A carnival theme was chosen early on and my client asked me to come up some festive designs that were colorful and playful. We designed a collection of paper goods that includes [...]
July 14th, 2011 |
Since it IS birthday week here on The Party Dress, I thought we would share the details of some of the birthday parties featured in the latest issue of The Party Dress Magazine. This pink and green, Lilly Pulitzer-inspired is one of my favorite parties that I have worked on recently. It is the quintessential preppy, [...]
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?
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