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 [...]
February 3rd, 2010 |
The snow here in Chicago has me dreaming of the parties I will throw this summer in my new backyard. Top of my list?! A lemonade lunch. Totally inspired by this table setting created by Sharnel in Australia (it is summer there….), here are a few things that I would include:
January 21st, 2010 |
This citrus color palette would be perfect for ANY type of party! Bright, festive, and oh, so Spring-y looking!
Images: centerpiece (countryliving.com), outfit (nordstrom.com), napkins (hwtm.com), table setting (brides.com), dishes (jonathanadler.com), party favor box (theknot.com), candle [...]
November 23rd, 2009 |
Every year, my husband and I host a “thanksgiving” dinner party with friends. This is our 4th year doing this – and we absolutely love it! We all have our own traditional family Thanksgiving dinners…..so this is our opportunity to have a little fun with the dinner (and the table setting)!
It’s been [...]
October 29th, 2009 |
Now that the weather has definitely turned cooler, garden or flower-themed birthday parties get a little bit tricky. Fear not – if your little girl is dying for a party full of flowers, and she just doesn’t understand the concept of “winter” – I have plenty of ideas for you [...]
October 14th, 2009 |
I am always on the look-out for gender-neutral baby shower themes, and as you can tell, I love putting a sophisticated spin on them. I think it’s important to remember that the shower may be celebrating the upcoming arrival of a baby, but it is also in honor of the mom-to-be…..so it’s important to [...]
September 11th, 2009 |
My god-daughter was nick-named “Monkey” basically from the day she was born…..so I am always looking for cute monkey-themed party ideas for her. This Monkey Mania party would be perfect for a little boy or girl!
Invite your guests to join in on the Monkey Mania with this adorable invitation from Minted. It would be perfect for [...]
September 2nd, 2009 |
I have an adorable party to share with you today….it was sent to me from Laura of Sweet Soiree in San Antonio, Texas. Her friend asked her to create a doll-inspired party for her daughter’s 2nd birthday. Here was her inspiration:
And here is what she came up with!
How darling is this?! Laura used this [...]
August 25th, 2009 |
Food-wise, late summer may be my F-A-V-O-R-I-T-E time of the year! Why, you ask?! Tomato season.
In honor of this magnificent time of the year, host your own tomato fest dinner party. Using a color palette of bright reds, yellows and greens, set your table using what else?! Tomatoes as your centerpiece! [...]
August 18th, 2009 |
Sophisticated and sassy, this black, white and yellow wedding inspiration is nothing short of spectacular!
Images: Centerpiece (brides.com), Amsale Nadine Dress (stylemepretty.com), Yellow Wedding Cake
(thecakegirls.com), Anemones Bouquet (marthastewartweddings.com), Yellow & Black Desserts
(amyatlas.com), Letterpress ‘Fluted Bracket: Black’ Invitation