Blue Christmas {Guest Blogger}

Alexandra of Enchanted Events & Design is a talented graphics designer and event stylist/blogger.  She has a flair for modern sleek design and creates lovely paper goods which she sells in her Etsy shop.  Today Alexandra shows you how to re-create your holiday table from one year to the next.  She starts out with her wedding china […]

Entertaining Series – New Years Eve Glam

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If you need inspiration to start planning for New Years Eve, here is a wrap up of our Black & White Glam Dinner party.  We’ve included a sparkling tablescape, glamorous dessert table, a shiny bar display, and delicious appetizer recipe.  Just click each photo for the full post of ideas. ____________________________________________________________________________________     For more inspiration, follow […]

Candy Cone Christmas Tree

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Do you have one of these tabletop trees?  They are just darling and I love how this one from Country Living is trimmed with candy-cone treats – the perfect decorative element for a children’s decorating party!  It’s easy to put together with just a few items: Using ready-made ice-cream cones, CAREFULLY drill 2 side holes with a […]

Black & White & Glamorous Sweets Table

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I designed this mini dessert table to coordinate with my Holiday-Glam Tablescape.  It’s great for an intimate dinner party, and serves up small bites so guests can sample a little bit of everything.   For the dessert area I used the acrylic beaded curtain as a backdrop – a great way to tie two areas together […]

Black & White & Silver Holiday Table

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I designed this Holiday-Glam table for The Party Dress’Holiday Table Challenge.  I wanted it to be glamorous and neutral enough to translate into other celebrations throughout the year (anniversary, special birthday, small wedding).  What could be more glamorous than black & white & silver & shimmer?  With elements such as fluffy marabou boas, white hydrangeas, […]

Bird’s Holiday Party Guide

I’m excited for my friend Bird of Bird’s Party who has just launched her E-zine – Bird’s Holiday Party Guide, full of beautiful and inspiring photos, tutorials, recipes, and vendor products!  Many of the ideas are from Bird’s signature parties, but there are also contributions from Sandra Downie Event Designs, Haniela’s Food & Photography, and even myself!  Just look […]

IKEA Vase Christmas "Trees"

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I’m finding all kinds of great uses for these infamous IKEA vases.  I used them to hold bar mixers on the Cocktails & Cheers design here and here, and now I’m using them to create little Christmas “trees”.  The shape is perfect for this and all you need are some adhesive gems, ribbon, and mini ornaments for […]

Cookie Decorating Party

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Laura sent me these photos of a cookie decorating party she hosted for her step daughter & friends.  The party is so adorable and looks like such fun.  She used the printable party set from Shindig Parties To Go and carried out the dots and stripes from the printables into other decor with fabric and ribbon.  […]

Holiday Entertaining Series – Christmas Red & Green

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Happy holiday planning everyone!  If you still need ideas to incorporate into your parties, here is a round up posts I created for a Red & Green Modern Christmas.  From an adult cocktail party to kids Christmas party, here are decorations, recipes, and DIY projects you can do to help pull it all together.  Visit each photo […]

Christmas Cocktail {Jolly Old Elf}

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The perfect signature cocktail to make you jolly!  This is what I recommend with the Cocktails & Cheers party.  Garnish with frozen cranberries to keep it cold and make it pretty. Jolly Old Elf In a fluted glass add: 1/2 oz Amaretto liqueur 2 oz Cranberry juice Fill to top of glass with brut champagne […]