July 2nd, 2015 | Comments

DRESS UP YOUR ICE CREAM SANDWICHES | 4th OF JULY

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Lifestyle + Entertaining Expert, Kelly Lyden, shares a simple DIY project to dress up your ice cream sandwiches for the 4th of July. […]

June 30th, 2015 | Comments (1)

4th OF JULY PARTY CRACKERS | FREE PRINTABLE

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Lifestyle + Entertaining Expert, Kelly Lyden, shares a festive idea for 4th of July party favors, including a red, white and blue free printable label. […]

June 27th, 2015 | Comments

STRAWBERRY PUREE ICE CUBES | 4th of JULY COCKTAIL

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Lifestyle + Entertaining Expert, Kelly Lyden, shares her tips for creating a patriotic red, white and blue champagne cocktail with star-shaped strawberry puree ice cubes. […]

June 24th, 2015 | Comments (1)

CHINOISERIE COUNTRY TABLESETTING | 4th OF JULY

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Lifestyle + Entertaining Expert, Kelly Lyden, shares her red, white and blue tablesetting with chinoiserie country feel. […]

June 17th, 2015 | Comments (1)

STARS + GINGHAM | PATRIOTIC GIFT PACKAGING

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Package your 4th of July food gifts or party favors in style with star printed cellophane bags from Party City and gingham check gift stickers from WH Hostess. […]

May 19th, 2015 |

SUMMER PARTY INVITATIONS | WH HOSTESS

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Memorial Day weekend marks the start of Summer and that gives us many reasons to celebrate! Summer parties evoke an Americana feel to them, with classic red, white and blue color palettes for Memorial Day, 4th of July, BBQs and picnics. WH Hostess recently launched a new collection of party invitations and we’ve got you covered with the modern classics that will help you entertain all summer long. […]

June 20th, 2013 |

STAR SPANGLED COBBLER

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One of my favorite parts of the 4th of July is the fuss-free entertaining and ease of the day.  We walk around town from the pancake breakfast to the parade, and then typically back to my parents for a simple BBQ.  I love the idea of infusing a bit of patriotic spirit into the meal somehow, […]

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 […]

June 3rd, 2013 |

RED, WHITE & BLUE | CAKE PLATE CLINGS

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Summer brings a whole new collection of red, white and blue Cake Plate Clings to WH Hostess.  Dress up your 4th of July BBQs, summer picnics and clambakes with these festive decorative liners.  Cake Plate Clings {patent-pending} are reusable, non-adhesive, slide-free and printed with environmentally-friendly ink and materials.  They are the perfect accessory to your dessert table or buffet, and also […]

July 3rd, 2012 |

Star-Spangled Cake

Making this impressive and patriotic dessert for your 4th of july festivities isn’t as hard as it looks. This cake is even great for a last minute picnic!

You need 2 white cake mixes, a batch of your favorite white icing (this is my favorite one online–http://www.grouprecipes.com/92114/italian-buttercream-from-the-culinary-institute-of-america.html), and some red and blue food coloring (I used super […]

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