December 29th, 2009 |

‘Twas the night before Christmas

 

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!  It’s been a whirlwind weekend in our family….and the celebrating is continuing into this week!  My husband and I hosted our very first holiday dinner for my extended family on Christmas Eve….here is a little peak into our celebration!

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December 23rd, 2009 |

Baby Shower: Persimmon and Olive

 

The months following Christmas can be kind of dreary, the weather almost depressing!  I don’t know about you, but this is when I start to CRAVE color!  If you are hosting a baby shower during these months, opt for a bright, colorful theme.  Today’s inspiration is full of persimmon orange […]

December 22nd, 2009 |

Cranberry Christmas

I love this idea from Better Homes and Gardens….this is a simple, yet sophisticated way to dress up your Christmas dinner table.  Fill a small bowl, an egg cup, or a champagne saucer with fresh cranberries.  Stick in a small placecard and you have a charming addition to […]

November 25th, 2009 |

Holiday Table by Amber Karson Event Planning

I have a great feature for you today….Amber from Amber Karson Event Planning is back to share ideas with us for creating a preppy holiday table.  Here are some images of a holiday table Amber is working on for a client……make sure to check out her tips below:

“With instructions from the client to keep […]

November 23rd, 2009 |

Sunny Yellow + Bold Pattern: A Cheerful Dinner Party

Every year, my husband and I host a “thanksgiving” dinner party with friends.  This is our 4th year doing this – and we absolutely love it!  We all have our own traditional family Thanksgiving dinners…..so this is our opportunity to have a little fun with the dinner (and the table setting)!

It’s been […]

November 19th, 2009 |

Details for your Thanksgiving Table

Images: napkin (bhg.com), wine glass […]

November 5th, 2009 |

Fall Birthday Dinner

Fall is the perfect time to host a cozy dinner party at home.  Whether you are celebrating someone’s birthday or  just looking for an excuse to gather good friends….a dinner party at home is the perfect way to celebrate the weekend.

Fall food lends itself to comfort foods, almost Thanksgiving-like food.  […]

November 4th, 2009 |

Artichoke Placecard

Looking for a creative placecard idea for you next dinner party?!  One that doesn’t involve a Halloween pumpkin or a Thanksgiving theme?

I love this idea….using everyday produce, you can take something ordinary and make it special.

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November 3rd, 2009 |

Bridal Shower: Decorated with Buttons and Ribbons

 

When it comes to decorating a party, whether it be a bridal shower, a birthday party, or a wedding….consistently using a couple of  common items can help you pull a theme together.  Take for example, buttons and ribbons.  Easy to find at your local craft or fabric store – when […]

October 29th, 2009 |

A Modern Garden Kids Party

 

Now that the weather has definitely turned cooler, garden or flower-themed birthday parties get a little bit tricky.  Fear not – if your little girl is dying for a party full of flowers, and she just doesn’t understand the concept of “winter” – I have plenty of ideas for you […]

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