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 […]

June 24th, 2009 |

Swanky Soiree

Although I am a classic girl at heart, the festive colors and modern lines of this party bring a little flutter to my heart.  Just looking at it makes me want to go pull out a flirty party dress from my closet and sip a drink poolside!  I’m going to take a gamble and guess that […]

June 23rd, 2009 |

Wedding Inspiration: Shades of Green

I don’t know what it is about the color green – I’m constantly drawn to it!  Most people would probably say that it’s my Irish background, or the ting of red in my hair…..but in reality, I love that no matter what shade of green you choose, it is a rich color […]

June 11th, 2009 |

Summer Centerpiece

Try this idea for your next outdoor party….

Plant  each guest a small pot of flowers and add in a chalkboard stake.  Write your guest’s name on it….you have a placecard, a party favor and if you group them all together in the center of the table….a centerpiece too!

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June 4th, 2009 |

Sunflower Soiree

Sunflowers and black and white patterns – two of my favorites combine here to make one striking party!  The inspiration for this party came from Carolyne Roehm’s new book, A Passion for Parties.  If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s an absolute must-read!  Fabulous ideas and tons of eye candy.

Sunflowers are abundant during the summer months […]

June 2nd, 2009 |

Lobster Boil

I don’t know about you, but nothing screams summer to me like a lobster boil!  Whether you host one on the beach or in your backyard, make sure to create your own little seafood soire this summer.

Set your table using acrylic or melamine dishes – perfect for the patio or the beach!  I love […]

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