January 14th, 2014 |

STYLISH KIDS’ PARTIES | IT’S HERE!

Stylish Kids' Parties party planning book from Kelly Lyden

It’s a happy, happy day around here when I can share such good news: My debut book, Stylish Kids’ Parties, is officially on bookshelves and available for purchase!  My goal with this book was to help you plan, design and execute festive kids’ parties that wow adults and thrill little ones! Filled with 12 creative and [...]

April 11th, 2013 |

FRESH FRUIT TART

fresh fruit tart recipe for spring entertaining

A fresh fruit tart recipe from lifestyle + entertaining blogger, Kelly Lyden. The perfect dessert for Spring parties. [...]

March 13th, 2013 |

CLOVER QUICHE for ST. PATRICK’S DAY

clover quiche for st. patrick's day

With St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Sunday this year, it’s a great opportunity to either host a brunch or surprise your family with a little themed breakfast!  I love the idea of this clover quiche recipe from Diamonds for Desserts.  SIMPLE to reproduce, and who doesn’t love a little spinach quiche?!

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February 20th, 2013 |

OSCAR PARTY FOOD | CHOCOLATE POTATO CHIPS

oscar party snack: chocolate covered potato chips

I’m always looking for a new decadent treat to try, especially when I have a captive audience for something fun, like an Oscar viewing party! These chocolate-covered potato chips from Spoon Fork Bacon have been on my to-do list for quite some time now.  I think Oscar Sunday might be the perfect time.  And I’m guessing they will [...]

October 23rd, 2012 |

Halloween Pizza

halloween pizzas

Did you catch our ideas for setting a festive, family-friendly Halloween dinner table earlier today?!  I’m here to share a creative {and simple} idea for making Halloween pizzas with your kids.

Using traditional pizza toppings, create Halloween images such as a pumpkin, a ghost or a black bat.  Here is a cheat sheet for ingredients:

shredded mozzarella (perfect [...]

October 4th, 2012 |

Easy Entertaining: Chili Bar

chili bowl

When entertaining a crowd this Fall, consider setting up a Chili Bar! A one-pot- wonder that appeals to guest young and old. You can make your chili ahead of time and set up a bar full of toppings, so it is self-serve for your guests and leaves you time to be having fun at your party [...]

October 3rd, 2012 |

Simple Menu Ideas for a Fall Brunch

pancakes

Fall is one of my favorite seasons for entertaining, and a family friendly brunch is just the ticket.  Yesterday, I shared ideas for decorating your table, and today I am back with some simple menu ideas:

Serve up Peach Billinis with fresh peaches, champagne, a hint of fresh lemon juice and a little sugar. Accessorize [...]

September 26th, 2012 |

AD Hoc

If you have been following along on the blog this week, you have already seen this post about the recent trip I took out to Napa, CA with my friend and assistant magazine editor, Charynn Olsheski and our husbands.  One of the main draws to make this trip out West was this amazing opportunity that was [...]

September 19th, 2012 |

Caprese Tomato Stack

This time of year, I have a standard, go-to salad…..a caprese tomato stack.  The gorgeous heirloom tomatoes literally call to me from the farmer’s market.  We keep it traditional sometimes, layering fresh mozzarella cheese between slices.  But what really gets the “wows” in my house is when I layer it with goat cheese.

Tip: mix a touch [...]

September 10th, 2012 |

Tailgate in Style

Tailgating is a time-honored tradition in the Fall. Whether you are attending a game at your alma mater, gathering with parents at your child’s soccer game, or entertaining at home, here are a few classic ideas that we re-vamped to make your next tailgating party a hit!

Set the stage for your food buffet by using the [...]

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