April 26th, 2016 |

THINGS THAT GO | DANIEL turns TWO!

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Kelly Lyden shares the details from her son’s “Things That Go!” transportation-themed 2nd birthday party. With preppy stripes, gingham check and silhouettes of cars, trucks, airplanes, and trains, this party has a ton of inspiration for boy birthday parties. […]

March 29th, 2016 |

WH CUSTOM PARTY | MERMAID UNDER THE SEA

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Designer and Party Stylist, Kelly Lyden, shares photos from a whimsical mermaid under the sea birthday party. Ideas for a sparkling tablesetting, dessert table with themed desserts, kids activities, gorgeous under the sea cake, and party favors. […]

December 9th, 2015 |

BREAKFAST with SANTA | DONUT BAR

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Creating a little Christmas magic for the little ones in my life is always a goal for the holiday season. This year, I want to host a “Breakfast with Santa” party – complete with our darling Santa party invitation, festive tablesetting, a donut breakfast bar, and Santa mug party favor. […]

December 1st, 2015 |

CHOCOLATE TASTING | CHRISTMAS PARTY

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The holiday season is the perfect time to gather friends and family for themed celebrations. This year, I am hosting a chocolate tasting with some of my favorite treats from See’s Candies. Inspired by our “fretwork Christmas tree” party invitation, the party is infused in classic red, green and white with classic tree silhouettes popped throughout the decor. […]

November 20th, 2015 |

MIXED METALS THANKSGIVING TABLESCAPE

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Thanksgiving to me is more than a big meal shared with family and friends. It’s time to reflect on the things for which I am most thankful and also the official kick-off to the holiday festivities.
My parents host a big Thanksgiving dinner, so I love hosting a smaller intimate “friendsgiving” with my nearest and dearest a week or two before the official turkey day. […]

October 28th, 2015 |

CUSTOM PARTY by WH HOSTESS | NEMO

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Kelly Lyden shares images from a custom Finding Nemo Under the Sea birthday party at the Houston Aquarium. Great ideas for how to host a party on location, and how to style a themed tablesetting perfect for your little guppies. […]

October 20th, 2015 |

WITCHES’ DINNER PARTY

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Halloween can be such a busy time for Mamas – between making (or purchasing!) the kids costumes, helping at classroom parties, and getting the candy prepared for trick-or-treaters – most ladies don’t have a second to enjoy the festive holiday! I thought it would be fun to gather up some of my favorite “witches” for a little good old-fashioned Halloween dinner party this past weekend. […]

October 14th, 2015 |

RUBBER DUCKY BABY SHOWER

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It’s no secret that we love a good theme party around here. And when it comes to baby showers, more often than not, we’re working with a gender neutral color palette. A rubber ducky theme is classic, and one of my all-time favorites. It also works beautifully for a 1st birthday party. […]

September 4th, 2015 |

PINK FLAMINGO DINNER PARTY

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Lifestyle + Entertaining Expert, Kelly Lyden, shares ideas for a Pink Flamingo dinner party. Gorgeous pink flower arrangements, layered placesettings, monogrammed napkin rings and trendy palm leaf placemats set the scene for a chic girl’s night! […]

September 3rd, 2015 |

END OF SUMMER ENTERTAINING

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Lifestyle + Entertaining Expert, Kelly Lyden, shares ideas for an end-of-the-summer dinner party full of blue and white china, a gorgeous tablesetting, sunflower centerpiece, strawberry rhubarb lemonade cocktail, and lemon butter salmon recipes. […]

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