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.

Image [...]

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 [...]

October 8th, 2009 |

Wedding Inspiration: Autumn Elegance

 

I have a soft spot for autumn weddings that are part chic, part rustic.  As some of you know, I too was an October bride!  In fact, we are coming up on our first anniversary next week.  Stay tuned for some pictures from our wedding next week…..

When I saw these centerpieces from Floral Art in LA, [...]

September 30th, 2009 |

Witches Dinner Party

If you are looking for a special way to celebrate Halloween with your favorite ladies, or are hosting a bridal shower in the month of October….try hosting a Witches Dinner Party.

Set a table with beautiful, autumn-inspired decorations using a color palette of rusty orange, chocolate brown and mustard yellow.  Mix and match patterns to achieve a [...]

September 30th, 2009 |

Napkin of the Week: Halloween

With Halloween quickly approaching, it’s fun to insert a few easy ideas to add a touch of holiday spirit to your everyday life.  Take this napkin idea….a simple black bat tied to a napkin with a sheer ribbon.  Darling.  Simple.  Festive.  Want to take it to the next level?!  Make bat cookies.  Sugar cookies, black royal [...]

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