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 […]

STYLING A BOOKCASE FOR ENTERTAINING

set up a shelf for entertaining

A couple of months ago I shared a tour of my sitting room and studio space in a post sponsored by Sauder furniture. Lucky for me they really liked my style and photos, and gave me the opportunity to choose a piece of furniture from their collection, and style it for the blog – super […]

5 SIMPLE STEPS TO CREATE A DESSERT TABLE

valentine's day dessert table

There’s no better way to celebrate Valentine’s day than with some sweet treats with your family… at least that’s what my kids think!  I swear, my daughter wishes she could live on sugar alone.  It is fun to indulge once in a while though, so I created this dessert table using 5 simple elements. I’m […]

Top 5 Thrift Store Finds For Parties & Entertaining

top 5 thrift store finds for party decor

If you’ve read this blog for a while you probably know my love of vintage pieces and using them in party design. The funny thing is I’m drawn to a more modern aesthetic in home decor, but for parties it seems nothing adds charm quite like the addition of items from a bygone era. I […]

Make Your Own Drink Stir Sticks

make your own stir sticks

As I always say, it’s the tiny little details that people notice most when a party is creatively designed. In my own creative process I always start out by seeing the big picture first, and once that’s established I start looking at places where I can “guild the lily” so to speak, and add little […]

Top 5 Tips For Holiday Entertaining

top 5 tips for holiday entertaining

We’re hosting our annual Christmas cocktail party this Saturday, and I still have so much to do to get ready – like get the tree decorated! I’ve hosted this party so many times that I’m not stressed about it anymore. I’ve learned what’s important for me to take care of, and what I can let […]

Party Design Basics – Top 10 Party Supplies

Top 10 party supplies

As we head into the holiday season I can’t think of a better time to share my top 10 list of party supplies. If you enjoy entertaining all throughout the year then these are the items I would suggest having in your cabinets, closets, or other storage area. I’ve picked these items for their flexibility […]