September 19th, 2014 |

5 on FRIDAY | TAILGATING TIPS for ENTERTAINING

football mason jar centerpiece

I recently partnered up with Pinnacle Vodka to create 5 tips for tailgating on your Sunday Funday. Whether you are tailgating outside your favorite field, or hosting friends at home, these tips will help you plan a festive game day that is sure to get cheers. [...]

September 17th, 2014 |

TPD MAGAZINE | BABY by WH HOSTESS

digital magazine about baby showers

The birth of a new baby (or a brand new stationery collection!) is an exciting time that deserves to be celebrated in style. The Party Dress Magazine is pleased to launch a special issue full of gorgeous inspiration for all things baby. From planning baby showers, sip & see’s, and baptisms, to gift ideas, recipes, advice for photographing your newborn, etiquette for selecting birth announcements and writing thank you notes, to ideas from your favorite bloggers on how to create traditions and modern heirlooms with your family, this issue is gorgeous and full of very happy occasions. [...]

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 [...]

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