Trend Alert: Hanging Rags, Swags, And Lace

  You know how much hanging banners and buntings can add to a party.  Now they are easier than ever to make!  You can create your own unique hanging decor for backdrops, or overhead swags and “chandeliers,” using long strips of fabric, ribbon, and lace.   Depending on the colors and materials you use, you can create a vintage […]

A "Peace"-ful 2nd Birthday

red, white & blue dessert table

You may remember Anne of A. Party Style from this Cookies and Milk 1st Birthday party.  Well, her daughter is now 2 which means she has designed another incredible party based on the Peace sign/# 2 sign.  Held on Labor Day weekend, there is a definite Americana style with lots of red, white, and blue.  You must […]

Classic "Tom Sawyer" Inspired Birthday

Tom Sawyer themed party

If you have a young boy who loves the outdoors, and classic adventures, this is the party for you.  Inspired by the books about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, Kate of Kate Landers Events, LLC came up with a design plan in which her client, Brandi Brown executed to perfection.  Of course Brandi is already a wedding planner so […]

A Charming Gray And Yellow Baby Shower

yellow & gray baby shower

Another inspiring shower today featuring beautiful yellow flowers!  This time it’s a baby shower designed by Jill and Kari of The Babs Blog.  Combining yellow with gray, and using wonderfully modern fabrics, these gals created a stunning event with bird cage centerpieces to-die-for! I can’t tell you enough how much I love all the bird cage floral arrangements.  It […]

Bridal Shower In The Garden

latesummer shower

I think this bridal Shower is perfect for this time of year – late summer…not quite fall.  It has bursts of color with bright yellow flowers, combined with more subdued, earthy tones in the dishes, terra cotta pots, and linens.  The rustic tables and serving pieces add to the charm and transitional quality of this lovely setting. […]

Pink & Green 1st Birthday Ideas

I’d like to give a big Welcome to our newest sponsor, The Paper Cupcake.  Charlotte of The Paper Cupcake has recently opened her etsy shop, but has tons of experience designing paper goods (as seen here).  At The Paper Cupcake, she offers printable partyware and other paper goods/stationery.  My favorite part is that she loves […]

Birthday Cocktail Party

adult birthday party

Monique of Enchanted Expectations is one of my oldest blogging buddies – old as in ‘long time’, not ‘old’ ; ) She designs parties in the Baltimore area, and recently hosted her own cocktail gathering before a night out with friends to celebrate her birthday.  She always uses great color combinations and pretty paper details.  […]

Let The Sunshine In!

sunshine party

Lately I’ve been having the pleasure of working with some great talent from these interwebs.  Lindi Haws of Love the Day is one of these lovely ladies (I’m excited to meet her in person later this week!).  You’ll see our collaborative efforts a bit later, but for now I want to share this amazing Sunshine Party she […]

Happy Birthday With A Cherry On Top!

The cute factor in this party is off the charts!  Loaded with Cherry details, Stephanie at Stephmodo created this “half” birthday for her daughter, and the execusion is amazing.  Check out all the different ways she incorporated “cherries.”

Keys To Good Cooking – Tips For Potatoes

Obviously food is a key part of entertaining, and I know many of you out there enjoy cooking for family and friends. Now there’s an interesting and informative book that will give you tips and basic understanding of cooking techniques and different foods – The Keys To Good Cooking by Harold McGee. This is not […]