March 15th, 2009 |

Polka Dots & Stripes – A Children’s Birthday Party

Polka dots and stripes and pink all around….

Give your little girl the birthday party of her dreams!

Images: chevron print dress (neimanmarcus.com), hanging pom poms (swoozies.com), invitation (tinyprints.com), table setting and stripe cake (brides.com), favor [...]

March 15th, 2009 |

Party Dresses for the Little Hostess

Spring fashion is a time for blossoms and brights.

Here are a few of my favorite party dresses for the little hostess.

Images: pink floral dress (gap.com), blue stripe dress (bestdressedchild.com), yellow floral dress (nordstrom.com), burberry plaid [...]

March 14th, 2009 |

What do I wear to…..A Spring Gala?!

I recently had a reader e-mail me with a fashion question….

“I have a black tie event to attend this Spring and don’t know what to wear.  It’s a Saturday night and I don’t want to wear the same old black dress!  Can you help me?”

Absolutely!  This Spring, it’s all about [...]

March 13th, 2009 |

Friday Night Fiesta!

Send your friends this bright, festive invitation to grab their sombreros and come on over for some margaritas and mexican food tonight!

Welcome your guests with festive music, and an easy menu of items that everyone loves – guacamole & chips, taco bar and of course, margaritas!  Everyone has their own favorite guacamole [...]

March 6th, 2009 |

A Sweet Surprise

I found these champagne rimming sugars at Crate & Barrel today.

A set of three flavors, Mimosa, Kir and Bellini come packaged together (and would make an adorable hostess gift!).

You can be sure I will be testing these out at my [...]

March 2nd, 2009 |

Modern Centerpiece Idea

Who knew carnations could be so fun?!?

Image via [...]

February 28th, 2009 |

Spring 2009 Party Dresses

A girl can never have too many dresses…here are a few of  my favorites for Spring!

Top row, left to right: Orange cotton bow dress (jcrew.com), floral chiffon dress (bloomindales.com), yellow strapless dress (nordstrom.com), floral chiffon maxi dress (jcrew.com)

Bottom row, left to right: Yellow print wrap dress (neimanmarcus.com), navy [...]

February 27th, 2009 |

Boho Chic – A Little Girl’s Birthday Party

I think this is the perfect birthday party for a free-spirited little girl!  I picture a feisty, red-headed birthday girl, running around the backyard in a tutu and barefeet…..

Paper lanterns and stars hanging over the festive table, cupcakes and candy galore, a yard decorated with blossom balloons (see Martha Stewart for directions [...]

February 24th, 2009 |

The first signs of Spring never looked so good!

Brighten up your kitchen table with this easy, do-it-yourself idea from InStyle.  So simple!  Take any glass vase – cube or cylander – and wrap it with different ribbons.  You can adhere the seams with either a hot glue gun or even double sided tape.  It’s a great way to freshen up your [...]

February 23rd, 2009 |

Bring on Fat Tuesday!

The name Mardi Gras is actually French for “Fat Tuesday.” Set 46 days before Easter, it’s like one last hurrah of merriment and excess just before the solemn season of Lent begins. In 2009, Mardi Gras day falls on February 24th.

In celebration of Mardi Gras, host a dinner party at home for [...]

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