Published In Yum Food & Fun For Kids – Winter 2011

I have some very exciting news to share after keeping quiet about it for the last 4 months. I have a 4-page editorial design featured in the national publication, Yum Food & Fun for Kids! It all came about when one of the editors found my site and contacted me about holiday ideas for the kids. We discussed the kids candy coated Christmas party I hosted last year but she wanted more “tabletop” less “candy” centered ideas, so I set out to re-create a similar look, but for kids dining. Just to remind you, this was in JULY!! Kind of hard to get into the Christmas spirit, but I went into the attic and pulled out a Christmas tree and got to work. Lindi of Love the Day provided her Christmas printable collection as it matched my design perfectly, and Laura Gordon once again provided her amazing photography skills (she also shot my rustic-modern bridal shower design previously), and finally, Kori of Paper & Pigtails designed an ad for the magazine to place in it’s back pages. You can see some of the details below, but be sure to pick up a copy – it’s FULL of great kid’s party ideas. {BTW, those are my little darlings “modeling” in the photos.}

You can pick up a copy of the magazine at news stands like Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, and Target (& some grocery stores depending on your region). The magazine is dedicated to making fun memories with your kids, and this issue includes ideas for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and more.

Just a personal note: Being published in a national magazine was one of my secret goals this year. I can’t tell you how much this has meant to me and my business.  My real passion is developing party ideas that anyone can re-create themselves without having the “crafter” gene, or spending a fortune.  Stay tuned – I have a couple more things up my sleeve to share soon!   

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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. congrats chris! that is beyond exciting!!!

  2. I am SO proud of you Chris. I think this is such an accomplishment and it is wonderful to happen to such a sweet person! (as well as the other 2 fabulous ladies!!). Hugs to you all!!

  3. EEK! I was so excited when you gave us a sneak peek, and I can’t wait to get my hands on mine. Congrats on your secret goal fulfillment. :)

  4. How exciting!!!! Congrats Chris!!


  5. Congratulations Chris!!! Way to go to keep it a secret….I know how hard that is….ha!! What a great way to end this year! :)

  6. SO thrilled for you!! I am going to pick up my copy this week and I KNOW it’s going to be amazing!

  7. Congratulations! It looks lovely!

  8. I am a huge follower! You inspire me and spur me on — thank you!! Congratulations on your latest magazine layout — It is absolutely ADORABLE!

  9. HUGE congrats my love!! Wish I had this mag oevr here, I’d be buying them by the bucket loads! ;D

  10. Congrats! That is very exciting! One of my goals too and it must feel so great! You deserve it!

  11. How very exciting for you – I’ve not heard of the magazine, but I’m going to have to subscribe now! Congrats!

  12. Sooooo very happy for you!!! I can’t imagination how excited you are! The feature looks AWESOME!

  13. susan@pocacosa says:

    congrats! :) your feature looks AMAZING!

  14. Congrats to you and your team!!! Amazing group of ladies to work with. Can’t wait to pick up a copy!

  15. Yay! Congrats Chris and thank you for thinking of me and my printables! You are amazing!

  16. Congrats on feature … everything looks absolutely amazing!

  17. Thank you all so much for your sweet words and support. It means everything to me!

  18. Congrats! So very happy for you! Cannot wait to see what 2012 holds for you!

  19. Ellen Bessette says:

    That’s awesome! Congratulations!!!

  20. Chris, you are a rockstar. I’m so proud of you and excited! Congrats!

  21. I’m incredibly excited for you, Chris! I went to try and find a copy when I first heard about it but wasn’t able to. I’m on a mission to get one in my hands! Congratulations!!!!!

  22. Congratulations Chris!!! That is an incredible accomplishment and I’m so proud of you!!! I have been a fan of yours FOREVER…so I’ve known what a superstar you are for a long time! Congratulations and here is too many many more!!!


  23. Congrats on this great accomplishment! All your hard work has paid off. I love your blog and getting all your updates on my email. Just so you know, it’s one I always save to open. I love taking in all the creatives ideas!

  24. Miriam Corona says:

    Aw! Yay! So happy for you! Congratulations!

  25. So very happy for you Chris! Lovely job!

  26. Burundanguitas says:

    Congratulations Chris, as I previously said you Rock in party & events decorations, you are such a talented girl.
    Tks for sharing yr gorgeous ideas with all of us.
    rgds, dalys


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