May 6th, 2013 |

MOTHER’S DAY PINK TABLESETTING

straws

Mother’s Day coming up this weekend. What type of celebration are you planning?  In the Spring issue of The Party Dress Magazine, I gave my simple ideas for hosting a gorgeous pink & green luncheon – complete with ideas for the tablesetting, DIY centerpiece, and even a delicious dessert!  Join me all this week as I [...]

April 30th, 2013 |

MAY DAY BASKET

may day basket

Start a new tradition this year by giving of “May baskets,” small baskets of sweets and/or flowers, usually left anonymously on neighbors’ doorsteps on May 1st.  I found this charming basket (with the perfect handle for a door knob) at Hobby Lobby.  It holds a small amount of flowers, so if you purchase 3 different bunches, [...]

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. [...]

April 10th, 2013 |

SPARKLING LIMONCELLO COCKTAIL

sparkling limoncello cocktail

Looking for a tart Spring cocktail to serve at your next party? Mix together a batch of lifestyle + entertaining blogger, Kelly Lyden’s favorite sparkling limoncello cocktail. [...]

April 4th, 2013 |

SWEET & SALTY PEACH APPETIZER

peach sweet and salty appetizer recipe

For a sweet & salty appetizer this Spring, try pairing three of my favorite foods – peach, parmesan cheese and prosciutto. [...]

April 3rd, 2013 |

OMBRE TULIP CENTERPIECE

shades of pink tulips floral arrangement ombre affect

Create an ombre affect to your floral arrangement by using tulips in three shades of one color. [...]

April 1st, 2013 |

PREPPY BLUE + GREEN DESSERT TABLE | FIRST COMMUNION

blue and green preppy dessert table for first communion

I designed and styled it for my best friend’s two children’s first communion (they are 11 months apart, and in the same grade). A fresh color palette of blue, green and white with accents in navy blue, I combined a geometric greek key pattern with a bold floral pattern to appeal to both the girls and boys! I hope this table will inspire you with ideas on how to incorporate religious details into a dessert table, without that being the “theme”, and serve as inspiration for baptisms, first communions and more. [...]

March 25th, 2013 |

PREPPY WHALE BIRTHDAY PARTY

whale cookie for party

I just love the colorful preppy style of Happy Wish Company, so I was thrilled when they put together a Preppy Whale Boys Birthday Party for our Spring 2013 issue of The Party Dress Magazine. Darling ideas in a blue and orange color palette that will have you dreaming of summer parties! [...]

March 21st, 2013 |

CARROT TABLETOP + DESSERTS | EASTER

carrot cupcakes for easter

With Easter just a little over a week away, I have been thinking about our Easter brunch tablesetting.  My sister is due with her first child THIS WEEK, so we are anticipating that we’ll be doing brunch at home this year (vs years past when we would go out for brunch).  When it comes to Easter, [...]

March 20th, 2013 |

CREATIVE EASTER EGG CENTERPIECE

easter egg centerpiece

By the time Easter rolls around each year, I’m looking for unique ways to decorate my home and table with color. This year, I decided I wanted to come up with a unique way of displaying my Easter eggs, and this centerpiece is just the ticket! I’m sure it’s no surprise to you that I have a surplus of cake stands around my house (hence my product line, Cake Plate Clings). I gathered up a few to play with, including a new bunny cake stand from Pottery Barn, and came up with this project. [...]

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