TREND ALERT :: Black & White Stripes

trend_black and white stripes

If you’ve spent more than a minute browsing parties lately, it should come as no surprise that black and white stripes are the new black! I’m completely smitten by this trend as it combines my love of black {as a grounding element} with the graphic stripe pattern which is both classic and modern at the […]

TREND ALERT :: CHURROS

Churros

I hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend, and start to summer. We had out-of-town guests and spent the entire time going to the pool, eating, drinking, and laughing about old times. I can’t tell you how important my old friends are to me, especially as I get older and find that it’s […]

TREND ALERT :: OVERFLOWING FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS

overflowing flower arrangements

PIN this post Flowers can MAKE a table setting. If you don’t believe me just take a quick look on Pinterest, at “tablescapes” and you’ll see how many tables are simply set but have an amazing floral arrangement which truly takes it to another level. One of the things I’m observing now is that trailing or […]

TREND ALERT :: COOKIE SHOTS

cookie and milk shots

You all are familiar with the Cronut® craze of 2013, right? Well, the same creative brain who brought you the Cronut® has now created a new sensation known as the #cookieshot. Dominique Ansel Bakery is in New York city and I’m jealous just knowing that those New Yorkers can head over any time for a sweet treat. […]

TREND ALERT :: CONFETTI IS THE NEW BLACK

confetti party ideas

That’s right!  Confetti is the hottest trend now and for 2014.  It was everywhere for NYE, seen mostly in gold, silver, and black metallic, but it is positively “bursting” into the party scene for weddings, graduations, showers, and birthdays as well.  What could represent a celebration more?! I pulled together some items to inspire you […]

7 Creative Ideas For Balloons

7 ideas for balloons

For years I’ve had a love-hate relationship with balloons. I think it’s because they’ve been the fall back party decoration that people {who don’t read party blogs *wink*} use when they don’t know what else to do. I’ve often said that displaying them en masse is a GOOD way to use balloons. Alternatively, using 1 […]

Trend Alert – Lamp Shade Forms

trend: lamp shade forms

I keep seeing this fabulous trend as I check out the wedding blogs, and it’s one of those things that’s so simple, you wouldn’t imagine it adds so much style to an event. I like to call it the “naked lamp shade.” Designers all over are stripping down lamp shades to their wire form and […]