Party Design Basics – No-Sew Fabric Bunting With VERSATILITY

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Nothing says “party” quite like a hanging banner or bunting. Seems like there’s hardly a party that I feature on here that doesn’t have one as part of the backdrop, table front, or in mini version dressing up a cake, etc. I admit I like to use them now and then too because it’s a […]

Party Design Basics – Simple Ideas To Dress Up Food Presentation

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Today we’re back to our Party Design Basics Series and this time we’re talking about food presentation. You can’t have a party without food, right! So why not make it more appetizing by adding a few extra embellishments to the buffet display. It’s great to add some designer items to your selection, which are already beautifully […]

Party Design Basics – Designing Dessert Tables

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I’m excited to address dessert tables in this edition of my year-long Party Design Basics series. Dessert tables have become THE party staple and focal point thanks to leaders in design like Amy Atlas and Sweets Indeed. You can hardly see a styled party today without an elaborate sweets display, but for the purpose of […]

Party Design Basics – How To Create Pretty Centerpieces

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I get a lot of emails from readers with questions about how to create specific elements of a party like table settings, dessert tables, backdrops, etc. I’ve decided this year I will try and tackle as many of the basic “how to’s” as I can. I tend to forget that even though I can look […]

36 Conversation Starters – FREE Downloads

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I love to use simple probing questions as conversation starters, especially when your hosting a party where everyone may not know each other very well. I’ve posted a couple of parties in the past where I used these questions in the form of drink tags, and have gotten several emails over the years asking what […]

Do You Want To Start Your Own Party Planning Business?

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I don’t usually talk “business” here on the blog, but since I get a lot of emails from ladies around the country who want to start their own party business and ask for my advice, I decided I’d give it a shot.  Read on for my answer to the most popular question & if you’re […]