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 8th, 2013 |

BOXWOOD & ROSE CENTERPIECE

boxwood and rose centerpiece

My pink Mother’s Day tablesetting from the Spring 2103 issue of The Party Dress Magazine included this darling boxwood and rose centerpiece project that was so simple to create, I just had to share it with you.

You can create this using silk or real flowers.  The supplies are simple: a footed vessel, a boxwood ball (sized [...]

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 [...]

April 11th, 2013 |

FRESH FRUIT TART

fresh fruit tart recipe for spring entertaining

A fresh fruit tart recipe from lifestyle + entertaining blogger, Kelly Lyden. The perfect dessert for Spring parties. [...]

April 10th, 2013 |

SPARKLING LIMONCELLO COCKTAIL

sparkling limoncello cocktail

Looking for a tart Spring cocktail to serve at your next party? Mix together a batch of lifestyle + entertaining blogger, Kelly Lyden’s favorite sparkling limoncello cocktail. [...]

April 8th, 2013 |

SPRING LUNCHEON with THE LADIES

ladies luncheon party with blue and white china and monogram linens

Living in Chicago, I’m used to LONG winters. So when the first signs of Spring arrive, I’m dying to celebrate! When we moved into our home {almost} 4 years ago, we had some serious updating to do on the sunroom attached to the back of our house. I had a vision for the space – clean, [...]

March 19th, 2013 |

MINT + PEACH BABY SHOWER | ACTIVITIES

custom baby bingo card from wh hostess

The activities were all darling and centered around the baby shower theme. There was a table set up with apothecary jars full of baby items: clothespins, safety pins, and buttons that people had to estimate how many items were in the jars. Baby Bingo and a Mama & Baby Animal matching games were created by WH Hostess. [...]

March 19th, 2013 |

MINT + PEACH BABY SHOWER | DECOR

peach and mint baby shower tablesettings with chevron sequin tablecloths

A gorgeous peach and mint baby shower by event planner, Lauren Stewart, with custom chevron paper goods by WH Hostess. [...]

August 2nd, 2012 |

the modern SALAD BAR

It’s no secret that Pinterest can be addicting – it’s a fabulous source of inspiration, and makes for a very simple method of storing your ideas for the home, parties, and gifts.  If you aren’t following us – come on over! (click here to follow) We’re thrilled to have another place to share inspiration with you!

One [...]

May 18th, 2012 |

Peonies + Chevron Dinner Party

Last weekend, I hosted a peonies + chevron dinner party to celebrate Mother’s Day.  Do you remember seeing my inspiration board?  I am happy to share a few pictures with you today.  The table was covered with a crisp, white tablecloth and my bold, grey and white chevron table runner.

To create an interesting centerpiece, I clustered [...]

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