April 24th, 2013 |

DAPPER DERBY | THE CAKE!

derby cake fondant detail

In addition to the lunch buffet, the dining room also held a special table for the adorable 3-tier cake from Cakes by Gina.  They were able to duplicate our haberdashery stripe and pony lattice patterns in fondant onto the tiers, and topped it with Cameron’s very own silver trophy cup.

The table was dressed in a topper made […]

April 23rd, 2013 |

DAPPER DERBY | KIDS TABLESETTING

preppy derby party kids table setting with custom fabric from wh hostess

Cameron’s Dapper Derby 1st Birthday party was so much fun to design, it truly has me itching to plan a Derby party of my own!  If you are hosting one where kiddos will be in attendance, here are some darling ideas on how to set a theme appropriate table, just for them.

Mini versions of white Chivari […]

April 23rd, 2013 |

DAPPER DERBY | DECOR IDEAS

yellow and green tables for derby party with trophy cup centerpieces

When it came time to help one of my favorite Houston clients plan her son’s first birthday party, we tossed around quite a few classic boy themes.  After much deliberation, a “Dapper Derby” theme was born and guests were invited to “Derby Day at the Addison Downs”.

With a crisp color palette of blue, yellow and green, it […]

March 19th, 2013 |

MINT + PEACH BABY SHOWER | DESSERT TABLE

chevron cake with ombre balloon backdrop

The “sweet” details of the sparkling peach dessert table from Lauren Stewart’s baby shower with an ombre balloon backdrop, desserts from Sweet & Saucy Shop, and paper goods by WH Hostess. […]

March 19th, 2013 |

MINT + PEACH BABY SHOWER | ACTIVITIES

custom baby bingo card from wh hostess

The activities were all darling and centered around the baby shower theme. There was a table set up with apothecary jars full of baby items: clothespins, safety pins, and buttons that people had to estimate how many items were in the jars. Baby Bingo and a Mama & Baby Animal matching games were created by WH Hostess. […]

March 19th, 2013 |

MINT + PEACH BABY SHOWER | DECOR

peach and mint baby shower tablesettings with chevron sequin tablecloths

A gorgeous peach and mint baby shower by event planner, Lauren Stewart, with custom chevron paper goods by WH Hostess. […]

January 8th, 2013 |

WINTER BLUES

blue and white clusters

My home is looking sparse these days.  Now that the Christmas decorations are down, it’s time to go “shopping” in my home and redo some displays. I have been collecting blue and white china pieces – plates, jars, vases – for years now. Do you remember this party I styled centered around them that graced the […]

January 3rd, 2013 |

Winter White Florals

winter white centerpiece ideas

As I begin the process of taking down our Christmas decorations, I am taking a quick peek around to see if there is anything that I can re-interpret into “winter” decor vs “holiday” decor.  Paper whites and white amaryllis plants are a great option.  I love having fresh flowers in our home all of the time, […]

July 2nd, 2012 |

Ships Ahoy! Nautical Baby Shower

One of my favorite summer themes is a classic, navy & white, nautical party.  Crisp, classic and can be interrupted so many different ways.  We updated our nautical collection with a preppy modern chain link pattern and a bold anchor, added a touch of yellow and it quickly became one of our best sellers….perfect for a baby shower, […]

June 25th, 2012 |

Country Chic Holiday: 4th of July

The Fourth of July always conjures up images of a homespun holiday to me.  I like to throw my typical modern prep style aside and focus on creating a tablescape or party centered around true Americana style.  This year, I am going to combine gingham check, a classic red, white and blue color palette and a […]

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