July 20th, 2009 |
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 [...]
July 16th, 2009 |
“Rubber Ducky, you’re the one….you make our baby shower lots of fun!”
I had a reader write to me asking for ideas for a gender-neutral baby shower. The first thing I thought of was the color yellow, and quickly came up with the idea for a rubber ducky theme party. Playful, and easy to do – this [...]
June 24th, 2009 |
Although I am a classic girl at heart, the festive colors and modern lines of this party bring a little flutter to my heart. Just looking at it makes me want to go pull out a flirty party dress from my closet and sip a drink poolside! I’m going to take a gamble and guess that [...]
June 18th, 2009 |
Give your party a fresh look this summer by using lemons in your decorations and centerpieces. Bright, colorful, affordable, and easy to find – lemons are the perfect addition to any party. Beautiful when paired with flowers, festive when combined with other citrus fruits, or boldly stunning when used by themselves – see what [...]
June 4th, 2009 |
Sunflowers and black and white patterns – two of my favorites combine here to make one striking party! The inspiration for this party came from Carolyne Roehm’s new book, A Passion for Parties. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s an absolute must-read! Fabulous ideas and tons of eye candy.
Sunflowers are abundant during the summer months [...]
April 30th, 2009 |
Now the weather is starting to get nicer, my mind keeps filling with ideas of outdoor entertaining. I live in the Midwest, so there are only a few months out of the year that you can actually throw a party outside. There are just so many options – pitch a tent in your backyard, [...]
April 9th, 2009 |
For my first post on COLOR, I decided to use a piece of Trina Turk for Schumacher fabric. This new Collection is launching this Spring – and makes me dream of decorating a fabulous vacation home in Palm Beach! Can’t you just picture the bold, vibrant colors….the clean, modern, white furniture….the pool in the [...]
April 1st, 2009 |
Easter is the start of the Spring/Summer event season. Bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, graduations, Mother’s Day…..so many parties, so little time!
Since we are now officially in the month of April, it’s time to start thinking about Easter. What are your plans? A family brunch, an Easter egg hunt for the kids, a traditional Easter [...]
March 30th, 2009 |
One of the biggest trends for Spring 2009 is “Crazy Lady Chic” – full of patterns, florals and every color of the rainbow – this trend can be a colorful inspiration for both fashion and parties this season.
A couple of easy ideas for food: ladies like to eat light, especially at lunch time. So [...]
March 27th, 2009 |
Brighten your week with an impromptu game night filled with board games, comfort food and good friends. Make a lot of finger foods that are easy to snack on between rolls, and then serve a hearty main course (such as chicken and white bean chili) as the night lingers on.
Use bright, colorful board games as your [...]