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"

IKEA vase Christmas trees

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}

Champagne Cocktail

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 […]

Glass Vase Snowman

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Isn’t this little guy cute! I made him in a jiffy with just a few simple items: faux snow flakes, 2 mini fish bowl vases, felt fabric, adhesive gems, googly eyes. Simply fill each vase with the snow flakes and stack one on top of the other. Cut a small triangle from orange felt, for […]

DIY Paper Baubles By Bird Crafts {guest blogger}

Tutorial DIY Paper Baubles by Bird Crafts Parties

When I began blogging, I never thought I’d make friends around the globe!  Bird of Bird’s Party is one of those party girls I wish I could meet in person.  I just know we’d have such fun together!  Unfortunately for me she is thousands of miles away, in France… So I’ll settle for her gorgeous printables, inspiring party designs, and […]

Christmas Cocktails & Cheers Party

Christmas Cocktail Party

Time to spread a little holiday cheer by hosting a small cocktail party (for 6-8 guests)!  I teamed up with Fresh Press to design this gathering inspired by their “Cocktails and Cheers invitation”. Their designs are sleek and modern, and for this one I simply brought the swag from the invitation into my design, using ribbon and felt circles.  Read on for […]

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