May 27th, 2010 |
When it comes to Memorial Day, I like to keep it simple. A family BBQ is normally in the plans, and if we are lucky (with our wishy-washy Chicago weather) we’ll get to eat outside! I love this table setting from Pottery Barn….the white paper lanterns dress it up in an easy, DIY-way, and [...]
May 4th, 2010 |
With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, I realized that I had to get myself into party-planning mode! Today I am showing you a peek into my own party-planning for a family dinner celebrating Mother’s Day. Since we will be hosting this dinner party at our home (hopefully in our newly-remodeled sun room….if we can get [...]
April 29th, 2010 |
We focus so much on theme parties here on The Party Dress….but some occasions just call for pure elegance! Whether you are planning a wedding, an engagement party, a 60th birthday celebration or an elegant company event – there are always 4 main ideas that are key to making your event one to remember.
April 19th, 2010 |
I have been a busy bee this weekend working on some custom inspiration boards for clients. Everyone is having showers! Baby showers, couples baby showers and a few bridal showers thrown in for good measure. The board above was done as inspiration for my husband’s aunt – so I figured I could [...]
April 8th, 2010 |
I’m a sucker for blue & white. Pretty much all of the women in my family are – however, pair it with raspberry pink and it just makes me smile! I recently had a woman come to me to create a custom inspiration board and invitation for a bridal shower/luncheon. She wanted [...]
March 30th, 2010 |
I love the color pink. Always have. Especially when it’s paired so neatly with white! Keep your Easter brunch looking pretty and sophisticated by setting a table with all pink accents. Pink tulip centerpiece, pink lemonade to drink….the end result will be stunning!
Two updated ideas for your decorations:
Use ribbons to [...]
February 8th, 2010 |
When it comes to party requests, the one I receive the most is for a nautical theme. Baby showers, first birthday parties, summer cocktail parties. Ideal for spring and summer parties, and perfect for a boy or girl. Crisp navy and white, accented with either yellow or red….it has the makings for a darling [...]
January 5th, 2010 |
Once the holidays are over and the Christmas decorations come down, I absolutely crave Spring! A clean, fresh-looking space, vases of Spring flowers throughout my house, and I immediately start thinking about any Spring parties I may be hosting. With summer weddings so popular, Spring is a busy time of [...]
December 21st, 2009 |
A traditional red and white, candy cane-inspired party for you today! The countdown is on….only a couple days left! What are you doing to get ready for Christmas?
Images: candy cane candle (bhg.com), mantel display (parents.com), invitation (WH Hostess via etsy.com), mini martini glasses (beau-coup.com), silverware (australiaentertains.com), cake plate (crateandbarrel.com), room [...]
December 3rd, 2009 |
An open house can be a great opportunity to visit with friends and family during the Holidays. Because your guests can come and go as they please, it becomes a very approachable party…..they can stop by for an hour and move on to another party, or stay and enjoy the evening…..it seems [...]