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 14th, 2015 |

RUBBER DUCKY BABY SHOWER

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It’s no secret that we love a good theme party around here. And when it comes to baby showers, more often than not, we’re working with a gender neutral color palette. A rubber ducky theme is classic, and one of my all-time favorites. It also works beautifully for a 1st birthday party. […]

July 13th, 2015 |

SUMMER PATIO PARTY | PAMA LIQUEUR COCKTAIL RECIPE

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Lifestyle + Entertaining Expert, Kelly Lyden, shares her tips for hosting a summer patio party, including a sunflower tablesetting and PAMA pomegranate cocktail recipe. […]

October 21st, 2014 |

DIY HALLOWEEN PARTY FAVOR | THE GRUMPY CAT

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Join Kelly in planning her Grumpy Cat pumpkin-carving party – today, she shares ideas and free printable templates for a candy corn paper cone and gift tag, as well as DIY steps for adding a glittered initial to your pumpkin. […]

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! […]

February 11th, 2013 |

STYLISH KIDS PARTIES | VALENTINES TIC TAC TOE

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I’m back with a little peek from my book, Stylish Kids Parties (launching Fall 2013, F+W Media). Kids love holidays, so of course we had to include some holiday party ideas.  Since Valentine’s Day is this week, I thought I would share one of my favorite ideas: chocolate tic tac toe games!  Whether you use it […]

October 23rd, 2012 |

Halloween Family Dinner

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Halloween is typically a busy, busy day for moms. The pre- Halloween costume preparation, the day of school parties and parades, and the afternoon full of trick or treating. By the time dinner rolls around, who has time to pull together a special meal? You ALL do! Our goal is to celebrate family and with these […]

November 21st, 2011 |

TPD Magazine: Mix and Mingle

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 15th, 2011 |

Parties by WH Hostess: Baking Party {Part II}

Our baking party feature from the latest issue of The Party Dress Magazine continues with all of the sweet details of our cheerful dessert table.  Charynn and I crafted colorful cake stands  to complete the look of this table (be on the lookout for the DIY tutorial later this afternoon), which highlighted a variety of custom […]

July 8th, 2010 |

Cocktails by the Pool

 

Obviously I have a theme going this week: Great ideas for entertaining outside!  First I showed an amazing anniversary party I recently styled, yesterday it was a patio party, and today…..you guessed it!  It’s a pool party!

Pool parties can be great fun for guests young and old alike.  […]

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