November 23rd, 2009 |

Sunny Yellow + Bold Pattern: A Cheerful Dinner Party

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 |

A Modern Garden Kids Party

 

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 |

Bumble Bee Baby Shower

 

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 |

Children’s Birthday Party: Monkey Mania!

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 |

REAL PARTY: Doll-Inspired Sweet Soiree

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 |

Tomato Fest Dinner Party

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 |

Wedding Inspiration: Sophisticated and Sassy

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
(weddingpaperdivas.com)

July 23rd, 2009 |

Parasol Wedding

Use bright, colorful accents to decorate your big day!  There are so many fun details in this inspiration board – they could be used for a wedding, a bridal shower or a fabulous summer birthday party!  The paper umbrella placecards, the napkin accented with a pink orchid, the colorful parasols to shade your guests from the [...]

July 21st, 2009 |

Napkin of the Week: Sunflowers!

Sunflowers add instant warmth to any table.  I’ve always considered sunflowers to be “happy” flowers…they instantly put a smile on my face!  Try setting the table for your next dinner party with these great napkin rings from Pottery Barn, or cut off the top of a flower and insert a placecard.  Both easy to do and [...]

July 20th, 2009 |

Cocktail Party: Bites and Bubbly!

To toast the end of summer, invite your friends over for a fresh cocktail party concept: bites and bubbly!

This simple invitation from Wedding Paper Divas sets the tone for a festive evening with friends. A color palette of yellow, pale orange and silver and the use of a simple circle shape to create bold and modern [...]

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