“The Great Outdoors” Birthday Party

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I have more Summer party inspiration to share with you today.  This birthday party was sent to me by Christie of Three Pixie Lane, and is full of old fashioned outdoor fun for her 8 year old son.  The children enjoyed playing in the newly built tree house, swimming, and canoeing – very Huck Finn! […]

Backyard Picnic Bar Mitzvah

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For those who don’t follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you may not know that I’m undergoing a site makeover and re-design.  I thought it would launch yesterday but as technology usually goes, it hasn’t happened yet!  In the mean time I thought I would share a recent party I styled for a client – a Casual Backyard Picnic Style party.  The […]

Pick-Your-Potato Bar

potato bar

This Spud Bar makes me so happy - 1) I never met a potato I didn’t love, and 2) the reference to the 1950′s “sputnik” is just so genius and creative!  Designed by Botanica Florals, this potato bar includes everything: mashed potatoes, french fries, tater tots, potato wedges, potato skins, baked potatoes, and of course all […]

Woodland Party For Archie

woodland party

It’s been a while since I’ve seen a Woodland themed party, and this one photographed by Jennifer Sando, in Australia, is just about as cute as it gets.  The setting itself is full of charm, and the woodland party decor is packed with sweet details. I love the beautiful “welcome” space, and the name banner is […]

Framed Flower Vases

Thanks to a  lovely email from Katie of Newcomb Home, I found this fantastic DIY frame idea that I felt I had to share with you all.  Beverly of Flamingo Toes has created a stunning focal piece with this bud vase flower display using an old door with chicken wire, frames, and small bottles & […]

Chic Design For Casual Entertaining {Guest Feature}

french bistro style dinner party

If you love casual entertaining with a chic twist, this inspiration shoot by Vanessa of Alchemy Event Design is for you!  The theme revolves around the cheese and fruit display incorporated into the dessert table, and decorative elements include cheesecloth runners, and sheep, cow, and goat graphics to represent the sources of the cheese.    […]

A LOVE Themed Bridal Shower

vintage inspired bridal shower

What is the most obvious underlying theme of a bridal shower?  Why it’s Love, of course, and this “LOVE” themed shower is a wonderful reminder of that!!  The simplicity of the theme is carried out in the design which uses small wooden letters to spell out ‘love’ in several unexpected areas {placed on the doors}.  The antique rustic […]