May 10th, 2012 |

Tea Cup Centerpiece

Looking for a quick centerpiece idea for your Mother’s Day brunch?  I love the idea of using vintage tea cups scattered together down the middle of your table.  These tea cups came from my great-grandmother and great-aunt!  I love the intricate patterns on them, and they are so simple to fill with [...]

May 8th, 2012 |

{Mother’s Day} Gift for The Baker

It’s no secret that both Charynn and I love to bake.  So when it came time for us to narrow down our Mother’s Day gifting ideas for the Spring magazine – the baking gift was a no brainer.  Simple to pull together, we suggest including a cookbook, oven mit, some utensils and maybe even tie on [...]

April 19th, 2012 |

Tory Burch Inspired Spring Party

Let the Spring 2012 runway looks inspire your next party. Today I am showcasing the second of the two themes that were featured in the Spring 2012 issue of The Party Dress Magazine.

Take your favorite Spring collection and let it inspire! This Tory Burch ensemble shows the joy of mixing patterns done perfectly. Hot pink, florals, stripes and polka [...]

April 18th, 2012 |

Be Inspired: Iris Centerpiece

Iris Centerpiece

Sharnel Dollar inspired us with two amazing centerpiece ideas in the last issue of TPD Magazine to celebrate Spring.  Today we are featuring her tips for re-creating this luscious, white iris centerpiece.  I think this would be perfect for a Mother’s Day celebration, don’t you?

Supplies

Your favorite spring bloom en mass  |  Long rectangular vessel  |  Florist [...]

April 16th, 2012 |

Mother’s Day Manicures & Mimosas

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and I don’t know about you, but my family is always looking for new ways to celebrate Mom.  We’ve done the festive brunch, the preppy bbq, and the traditional family dinner.  I was thrilled when our magazine contributor, Beth Beattie, came up with this oh, so fashionable Manicures & Mimosas party [...]

April 2nd, 2012 |

DIY Monogram Napkin Project

For our Modern Monogram bridal shower, we created a darling assortment of monogrammed napkins to dress up the tablesetting.  They were simple to do, added a great pop to the table, and also served as a gift for the bride to bring home with her.

We gathered up supplies at our local Michael’s craft store: paint, stenciling [...]

March 28th, 2012 |

Eloise at The Plaza Party

My daughter Madelyn has loved Eloise since she was 2 years old. She collects the dolls, books, and has ALWAYS asked for a party at The Plaza. Since it is such a special “number” birthday, for her 5th birthday, I decided to style a pink, black, and white Eloise themed soiree. I enlisted the help of [...]

March 27th, 2012 |

Stylized Cookie Monster Party

We are talking {and sharing ideas and inspiration} about stylized character birthday parties this week on the blog, and to kick it off, I am here with photos from P is for Party’s Modern Cookie Monster Party that she hosted recently for her son’s birthday.  It’s always a pleasure to work with Christi (see some of [...]

March 26th, 2012 |

{How to Throw} Stylized Character Parties

One of the most popular features in the Spring issue of The Party Dress Magazine was “how to throw stylized character parties.”  This comes as no surprise to me, as it never fails, Charynn and I both get about 10-20 e-mails a week inquiring about {the dreaded} character parties. Clients looking for ideas, inspiration, invitations and [...]

March 23rd, 2012 |

Limoncello Ginger Lemonade

In continuing our “lemon day”, I am back to share my cocktail recipe that is TO.DIE.FOR.  The perfect Spring drink, use this for your Mad Men viewing party this weekend, or even for a festive Sunday brunch!

Ingredients
2T Ginger Simple Syrup
1/2c lemonade
3 oz limoncello
Sparkling water or ginger ale, to taste
Lemon slices, for garnish
Simple Syrup Directions

Mix 1/2 c [...]

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