October 16th, 2014 | Comments

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. [...]

September 29th, 2014 |

PARTY PLANNING | APPLE 1st BIRTHDAY

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Kelly is planning her son’s first birthday with a classic “apple of our eye” themed party. Check out her inspiration and offer up ideas for this theme. [...]

January 14th, 2014 |

STYLISH KIDS’ PARTIES | IT’S HERE!

Stylish Kids' Parties party planning book from Kelly Lyden

It’s a happy, happy day around here when I can share such good news: My debut book, Stylish Kids’ Parties, is officially on bookshelves and available for purchase!  My goal with this book was to help you plan, design and execute festive kids’ parties that wow adults and thrill little ones! Filled with 12 creative and [...]

February 7th, 2013 |

NEW TO THE SHOP | PARTY PLANNING NOTEPADS

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I’m so excited to introduce you to our latest product: personalized party planning worksheets!

We work with clients on a daily basis to plan unique, stylish parties and all know that organization is key.  These new {personalized} notepads are offered in two patterns, two colors and are 8.5″x11″ in size, with 53 pages.  It’s the perfect accessory [...]

August 25th, 2011 |

Parties by WH Hostess: Carnival 1st Birthday

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 [...]

June 21st, 2011 |

Parties by WH Hostess: Under the Tuscan Sun

I recently had the pleasure of working with a mom and daughter to plan a custom party to celebrate Alivia’s 3rd birthday.  The theme?!  Under the Tuscan Sun.  The color palette?  Sunflower yellow, rusty orange, moss green and pops of chocolate brown.  We created a custom invitation and paper goods for the event, and helped plan [...]

March 21st, 2011 |

The Party Dress Magazine

The Party Dress blog has been inspiring readers since February 2009.  After months of brainstorming, we finally took the plunge into producing a quarterly e-glossy magazine.  Chock full of amazing party ideas, DIY projects, easy entertaining and ideas for Easter celebrations, this first issue of The Party Dress Magazine is sure to [...]

August 11th, 2010 |

Parties in Progress

I have been a busy bee over here getting ready for 7 BIG parties in the next month!  Kids parties: monkeys (girl and boy!), elephants and purses…oh, my!  Adult parties: a wine tasting and bridal shower.  All will hopefully provide you with great inspiration in the coming weeks!  For now, I thought I would share the [...]

March 10th, 2010 |

Inspirational Reading

I have had multiple people e-mail me lately asking if there are certain books that I pull inspiration from regularly.  Instead of respond to each of them, I decided I would share them with all of you!  Whether it’s weddings, parties, food, or just an updated floral arrangement I am looking for – these are my [...]

January 23rd, 2010 |

Welcome! Kate Landers Events

Last but not least, I would like to welcome Kate Landers Events to The Party Dress!

Kate Landers has planned events for her entire life.  She has a passion for planning, and loves all things classic and traditional!  When it comes to planning parties, Kate’s vision includes a custom line of higher-end and more eco-friendly [...]