Published In Yum Food & Fun For Kids – Spring 2012

I’ve been patiently waiting to share my latest news with you guys: I was so excited to be asked to style another article for Yum Food & Fun For Kids magazine!! This assignment was for a partnership between the magazine and Random House to celebrate their children’s book series, The Magic Tree House, and create a party around it.

The crazy part is that I had two weeks to learn about the books, come up with an idea, shop, and pull it all together for the shoot. Once again I worked with Laura Gordon Photography and enlisted the help of my contributor Kori, aka Paper & Pigtails, for some custom invitations, game cards, book marks, and name cards. The article is a 14 page spread!! {Yeah, that’s exciting!} and includes tabletop styling, food ideas & recipes, diy tips, activities, and volcano cupcakes I made thanks to Debbie of Wants and Wishes.

Here are a few pages from the article but pick up a copy of your own. It’s FULL of great party ideas for you and the kids!

Let me also say a special congratulations to my contributor Rebekah, aka A Blissful Nest, who was also featured in the magazine.  You can see her announcement on her blog post by following the link.


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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. Super excited for you Chris! And what fun that Kori and Rebekah are included too — so cool!

  2. Congratulations! The first “chapter books” my son started reading was “Jack and Annie” books as he called them :) love creating party themes from books, fantastic!

  3. It is so beautiful and has your signature touch to it! Congrats and so well deserved.

  4. Great job!! Congratulations nothing like being under the gun :)

  5. Fun, fun!! Congratulation! We’ve definitely read many-a Jack and Annie books over here in the past. :)

  6. Congrats! How exciting!

  7. You did such a fantastic job Chris! I agree with Rebecca, it has your signature style which makes it darling but not too overwhelming for a mom to try and do herself (or at least be able to do some of it!) Amazing Job!! I am so thrilled to have been able to be a part of it!!!

  8. aaaaaaaaaaaaagggggggghhhhhhhhhhh!!!! (that’s me running around the room screaming like a crazy person w/ excitement) WOW what an awesome spread! Can’t WAIT to get my hands on a copy! Good for you Chris…couldn’t have happened to a nicer, more talented, deserving person. Yay YOU!

  9. Great job and congratulations :)

  10. Amanda Parker says:

    I simply CAN NOT WAIT to see this! Congratulations, sweet Chris!


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