THE PARTY DRESS MAGAZINE – SPRING 2013

This issue is full of creative ideas for seasonal events, but was also laid out in a way to simplify ideas for you. Creative ideas that are easily duplicated….so you can not only admire the concepts, but also re-create them. Truthfully, that’s why we’re here….to inspire you!

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CHAMPAGNE FLOATS

Sorbet and Champagne Floats

One of my favorite Spring and Summer “dessert” is a gorgeous champagne float.  A delicious, grown-up version of the classic root beer float, you can create these with any flavor sorbet (which is very helpful in color coordinating your dessert to your party theme or color palette!).

I simply place a scoop or two of flavored sorbet [...]

BOXWOOD & ROSE CENTERPIECE

boxwood and rose centerpiece

My pink Mother’s Day tablesetting from the Spring 2103 issue of The Party Dress Magazine included this darling boxwood and rose centerpiece project that was so simple to create, I just had to share it with you.

You can create this using silk or real flowers.  The supplies are simple: a footed vessel, a boxwood ball (sized [...]

MOTHER’S DAY PINK TABLESETTING

straws

Mother’s Day coming up this weekend. What type of celebration are you planning?  In the Spring issue of The Party Dress Magazine, I gave my simple ideas for hosting a gorgeous pink & green luncheon – complete with ideas for the tablesetting, DIY centerpiece, and even a delicious dessert!  Join me all this week as I [...]

MAY DAY BASKET

may day basket

Start a new tradition this year by giving of “May baskets,” small baskets of sweets and/or flowers, usually left anonymously on neighbors’ doorsteps on May 1st.  I found this charming basket (with the perfect handle for a door knob) at Hobby Lobby.  It holds a small amount of flowers, so if you purchase 3 different bunches, [...]

FRESH FRUIT TART

fresh fruit tart recipe for spring entertaining

A fresh fruit tart recipe from lifestyle + entertaining blogger, Kelly Lyden. The perfect dessert for Spring parties. [...]

ZUCCHINI BITES for SPRING PARTIES

zucchini tomato and goat cheese appetizer recipe

Fresh ingredients, quick to assemble and tasty every time, my zucchini bites will become your favorite spring appetizer. [...]

SPARKLING LIMONCELLO COCKTAIL

sparkling limoncello cocktail

Looking for a tart Spring cocktail to serve at your next party? Mix together a batch of lifestyle + entertaining blogger, Kelly Lyden’s favorite sparkling limoncello cocktail. [...]

INTERVIEW | MADISON DALLAS

madison dallas home and gift store

Meet Kelli Ford, co-owner of the charming home and gift store, Madison, in Dallas, Texas and join us as she answers questions about infusing the modern monogram into your personal style. [...]

SPRING LUNCHEON with THE LADIES

ladies luncheon party with blue and white china and monogram linens

Living in Chicago, I’m used to LONG winters. So when the first signs of Spring arrive, I’m dying to celebrate! When we moved into our home {almost} 4 years ago, we had some serious updating to do on the sunroom attached to the back of our house. I had a vision for the space – clean, [...]

SWEET & SALTY PEACH APPETIZER

peach sweet and salty appetizer recipe

For a sweet & salty appetizer this Spring, try pairing three of my favorite foods – peach, parmesan cheese and prosciutto. [...]