NEW YEARS EVE :: GOLDEN GLAM DINNER PARTY

New years Eve dinner party

I’m on such a gold and glam kick this season, I just can’t get enough of it! I decided to create this inspiration shoot for a modern and glamorous New Years Eve dinner party that’s filled with gold sequins, black and white graphic prints, and a few festive details. New Years Eve is the perfect […]

THANKSGIVING PLACE SETTING :: 5 SIMPLE ELEMENTS

thanksgiving place settings

Don’t let the idea of setting a Thanksgiving table stress you out. I love creating elaborate tablescapes but sometimes simple is better. This year I decided to put together a place setting that’s based on 5 simple elements: burlap, place cards, interesting place card holder, Lucky wishbones, and a downloadable Thanksgiving word search. Here are […]

Ladies Night Chocolate Tasting Party

Ladies night chocolate tasting party

I’m excited to share this post as it’s the first ‘official’ party I’ve hosted in the new house, not to mention I got to work with….GODIVA TRUFFLES! Not a bad day at the office, right! Let me set this up for you. Godiva has a new line of truffle flights in several different flavor profiles […]

Pastel Bridal Party Design

pretty in pastels bridal party design

While there’s so much buzz about back-to-school and even Halloween right now, I’m SURE somebody out there has a wedding party or bridal party to plan, right! I designed this party a while back for SheKnows Wedding Planner guide, and I’m just now getting around to sharing even more details from the shoot. I chose a pretty pastel color palette which […]

Gold Party Decor – Ideas For Milestone Celebrations

gold party ideas

Do you want to incorporate the hottest trend this year – GOLD – into your next big celebration? Today I’m sharing more photos from the golden engagement party I styled for Celebrations a few months ago. This design is full of easy DIY projects that take minutes to complete, so you won’t be worn out […]

Wine Time Ladies Night

ladies night wine time

I think I should go ahead and call this week “drink week.” It just so happens I have posts scheduled every day that are centered around entertaining with adult beverages, so let the fun begin! For this wine time ladies night I teamed up with Black Box wines to create a casual setting for the […]

Our Last Minute Summer Cookout + Recipes

summer cookout

Over the years I’ve hosted a lot of parties – casual, formal, themed – and they usually take weeks or months to pull together. The thing I’ve noticed though, is that some of the most fun parties have been the ones we pulled together at the last minute with a few close friends. Everyone has […]