Hugs & Kisses Modern Engagement Party {Styled Shoot}

hugs and kisses wedding party

“XOXO” – the sweet salutation that’s used so prevalently in social media outlets has found it’s way into this themed shoot from Emily Steffen Photography.  And why not?  It’s the perfect sign off for any newly engaged couple!    This modern design has just enough details to present the theme, but isn’t overly done or cutesy.  […]

Tea Party For Mother’s Day

I can’t think of anything more lady-like than a tea party, so when Glory of Glorious Treats shared this recent tea party with me, I knew it would be sweet inspiration for Mother’s Day.  All you need to do is make a few tea sandwiches (cucumber, chicken salad, egg salad), add some scones and some […]

Mexican Fiesta Party Inspiration

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Any time of year is great for hosting a Mexican Fiesta dinner party.  They make fun summer parties, festive birthday celebrations, or fantastic “just because” gatherings!  Here are some ideas from my latest contribution for Celebrations website…  Oh, and don’t forget the margaritas! You can see all my Fiesta design ideas in my article for Celebrations.  I don’t […]

Spring Bridal Shower Shoot

spring bridal shower

This beautiful Spring Bridal Shower shoot was created by Sarah of Events by Sarah Elizabeth, for a vendors design challenge on Brenda’s Wedding Blog.  The instructions were to create a Bridal Shower tabletop and dessert table using the color scheme of bubblegum pink, mint green, and robin’s egg blue.  I think you’ll agree this is […]

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.    […]

Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt – Table Setting

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An Easter Brunch deserves a special table for the adults since the kids have all the fun with egg hunting and eating treats {you can catch the sweets table and kids tablein Part 1 of this inspiration shoot to get ideas there}.  This table is a bit more sophisticated and would be ideal for any […]

Vintage-Chic Garden Wedding

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Spring is oh-so-close to being here, and this garden wedding puts me right in the mood for back yard entertaining!  If you’re planning a small Spring or Summer wedding this is just the inspiration you need.  But, don’t just look at wedding designs for nuptials, take the ideas and incorporate them into Bridal Showers, Special […]