A CASUAL BACKYARD WEDDING {Guest Feature}

CASUAL BACKYARD WEDDING

Today I have a guest feature sent in by photographer, Dawn Heumann. This is a backyard wedding that has a real family feel with fun personal touches. Some of the stand-out details for me are the whimsical “flare” pins for each guest to choose, the designated jars for discarding bottle toppers {great idea for any […]

WATERMELON-BASIL SALAD

watermelon_basil salad

I almost forgot I had this recipe to share with you guys, and you NEED to try this before summer ends. It’s a watermelon-basil salad that is so fresh and delicious, you’ll want to eat it with every meal! This is one of the menu items I included on this pink party project last year […]

INSPIRATION BOARD FOR A BRIDESMAIDS LUNCHEON

bridal luncheon inspiration

This summer I’ve been collecting some new items for entertaining and decided I wanted to create an inspiration shoot that would incorporate the old with the new. I love the tradition of a bridesmaids luncheon so that’s the direction I chose. Today I thought I’d share my inspiration board with links to some of the items […]

3 PINK DRINK RECIPES

3 pink drinks recipes

I’ve been working with the color pink a lot lately so I thought I’d share some cocktail and mocktail drink options here. I think pink may be the most popular color used in party decor because it’s appropriate for so many occasions – baby showers, bridal showers, ladies luncheons, little girls birthdays, Valentines day, etc. […]

BAKED ARTICHOKE & CRAB DIP

crab dip

I have one last recipe to share with you, from my shrimp boil party last week. This baked artichoke and crab dip is based on a  favorite spinach and artichoke dip recipe I got from one of my BFF’s over 15 years ago. I’ve always wanted to substitute the spinach for crab meat and this was […]

BEST TIPS FOR TAKING BETTER PHOTOS OF YOUR STYLED PARTY

Best tips for better party photos

As someone who has some success in working with brands, creating photo shoots, and photographing them, I feel compelled to write this post in hopes of helping other party stylist/bloggers with their own photo projects. I used to receive a lot of party feature submissions and most of what I had to turn down was not because […]

SET UP AN ICED COFFEE BAR

iced coffee bar

As you may remember from this ice cream recipe post, I’m working with International Delight for the remainder of the year to bring you ideas for entertaining, and since it’s summer I thought an Iced Coffee Bar would be the perfect afternoon pick-me-up! It would be a great thing to set up for a shower or […]