August 14th, 2009 |

Dinner Party: Straight Off The Grill

We love entertaining at home, so I am always looking for new recipes and creative ways to set my table.  I think this dinner party invitation from Minted sets the tone for a casual, yet polished evening.  Setting the table is easy for me during the late summer months.  Sunflowers are in bloom and [...]

August 5th, 2009 |

Back-to-School Kid-Friendly Bash

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August 3rd, 2009 |

Shabby Chic Birthday Brunch

This shabby chic birthday brunch is all about natural sand colors mixed with cornflower blue.   This lovely invitation from Minted is the perfect inspiration for the decor of the party….it has a subtle garden party feel, but with a color palette that I think is so sophisticated.

If you are hosting a larger party, consider setting up [...]

July 30th, 2009 |

Wedding Inspiration: Pretty in Plaid

For a summertime wedding full of charm, take some old “country” ideas and update them to create a modern event that will have the town talking for weeks!  If you are a bride planning an outdoor, casual wedding, opt for a short wedding gown, such as this one from Amsale.  Short and sassy will [...]

July 27th, 2009 |

Dinner Table with Style

If you are like me, you are always looking for ways to spice up your table setting.  I like to change it up – even if it’s just dinner for 2!  I love the bold colors and modern lines of the images above.  There are a couple ideas that are great for everyday entertaining and are [...]

July 23rd, 2009 |

Parasol Wedding

Use bright, colorful accents to decorate your big day!  There are so many fun details in this inspiration board – they could be used for a wedding, a bridal shower or a fabulous summer birthday party!  The paper umbrella placecards, the napkin accented with a pink orchid, the colorful parasols to shade your guests from the [...]

July 21st, 2009 |

Napkin of the Week: Sunflowers!

Sunflowers add instant warmth to any table.  I’ve always considered sunflowers to be “happy” flowers…they instantly put a smile on my face!  Try setting the table for your next dinner party with these great napkin rings from Pottery Barn, or cut off the top of a flower and insert a placecard.  Both easy to do and [...]

July 16th, 2009 |

Rubber Ducky Baby Shower

“Rubber Ducky, you’re the one….you make our baby shower lots of fun!”

I had a reader write to me asking for ideas for a gender-neutral baby shower.  The first thing I thought of was the color yellow, and quickly came up with the idea for a rubber ducky theme party.  Playful, and easy to do – this [...]

July 14th, 2009 |

Lanterns by the Lake

Summer is the perfect time to gather for a family reunion.  Whether it takes place annually or for a special occassion such as a wedding or birthday – make time this summer to entertain your family in style!

Fill your location with wood picnic tables and hang white paper lanterns from the trees above to give the [...]

July 3rd, 2009 |

Birthday Party: Crisp Summer Style

I know I have been doing a lot of parties centered around red, white and blue this week…..it must be my patriotic side coming out!  So to switch things up, how about a birthday party with a blue and yellow color palette?!

There are many occassions worth celebrating in life, and a major milestone birthday [...]

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