June 7th, 2013 |

INDIGO PARTY with PATRIOTIC FLAIR | MARTHA CELEBRATES

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I’m always excited to discover a new line of party goods!  So when the editors at Martha Stewart asked me to style a party around the new Indigo collection of paper goods from the brand new Martha Celebrations collection for JCPenny….I jumped at the opportunity!

You all know my love affair with a crisp blue and white [...]

April 23rd, 2013 |

DAPPER DERBY | KIDS HORSE RACE

horse-on-a-stick race for kids at a derby party

Nothing screams a Derby party like a horse race!  So entertain the kiddos at your Derby party with this idea from Cameron’s Dapper Derby 1st Birthday Party: Horse-on-a-stick races!  Custom stick ponies were made by The Teepee Guy in the party’s signature color palette, and the kids had fun racing to the finish line!

Set up a long, [...]

April 22nd, 2013 |

DAPPER DERBY | PHOTO BOOTH IDEAS

colorful derby party photo booth backdrop idea

I recently had the pleasure of working with one of my favorite clients to design her son’s first birthday.  To incorporate all things preppy, a touch of southern hospitality to celebrate her little man, we set a “Dapper Derby” theme with a crisp blue, yellow and green color palette. I’m so excited to share all of [...]

February 1st, 2013 |

MOD BOXWOOD DINNER PARTY | DECOR

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I often get asked where I find inspiration for party ideas.  Like, daily.  Truth is, there is no rhyme or reason as to what inspires me.  It could be a book, a gorgeous party dress, or a color palette.  Today, it’s this picture of a fresh, updated interior.  I absolutely LOVE the clean lines, the black, [...]

September 19th, 2012 |

Caprese Tomato Stack

This time of year, I have a standard, go-to salad…..a caprese tomato stack.  The gorgeous heirloom tomatoes literally call to me from the farmer’s market.  We keep it traditional sometimes, layering fresh mozzarella cheese between slices.  But what really gets the “wows” in my house is when I layer it with goat cheese.

Tip: mix a touch [...]

September 11th, 2012 |

Must-Have Book: Kara’s Party Ideas

Our friend, Kara Allen of the blog Kara’s Party Ideas, is launching her first book in October!  We couldn’t be more thrilled for her, and are so pleased to have her here today to share a few peeks into the book and answer some questions about what we can expect to find in it.

Kara’s Party Ideas [...]

July 25th, 2012 |

Inspiration: Tropical Summer Party

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These hot summer days have me craving a little beach time and also dreaming of our upcoming vacation.  August is the perfect time to throw a tropical themed party, so we put together some ideas for you that would be perfect for any event from a pool party to a [...]

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…..

“From [...]

July 19th, 2012 |

BBQ with Southern Charm

With BBQ’s being our go-to summer entertainment, it’s fun to spice things up and change your “theme” now and again. Hosting a large group for a special occassion? Put a Southern spin on your event with classic, charming details. Seersucker stripes, a colorful traditional paisley, and some delicious food.

One of my favorite elements to this party [...]

July 6th, 2012 |

Celebrating Tomato Season

One of my FAVORITE parts of summer is the abundance of tomatoes, so it was a no brainer that we had to include a feature in the summer magazine.  We turned to entertaining expert, Jenny Steffins-Hobick, to create inspiration for a “celebrating tomato season” dinner party.  Read on for more details, as told by Jenny….

In the [...]

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