Ugly-Tacky Sweater Christmas Party

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Ugly Sweater Christmas Party The charming Rebekah of A Blissful Nest told me about an Ugly Sweater Christmas Party she had worked on, and I was all kinds of excited to see the pictures! We love showcasing gorgeous cocktail parties, holiday children's parties, etc, but this party theme is one I know a lot of people celebrate around the country. I have seen some true "winners" in the tacky … { read more }

Elegant Connecticut Wedding

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Elegant Connecticut Wedding Thanks to photographer Justin Marantz for this submission to us via Two Bright Lights. Katie Saeger, a writer for our site, told me about this gorgeous wedding and we "ooh'd and aah'd" quite a bit over the lavish details! This autumn wedding provided us tons of luxurious inspiration for not only weddings but dinner parties, cocktail gatherings, and all sorts of … { read more }

Madmen Inspired Christmas Party

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Mad Men Christmas Party The holidays are all about food and fun, so why not throw a themed twist into your celebration this year with a Mad Men inspired Christmas party! We recently caught up with the owners of Fantasy Frostings (you might remember this duo from our Cake Jars giveaway) and learned all about their latest Mad Men inspired cake! The cake involves the Radio Flyer red wagon! … { read more }

Christmas Morning Breakfast with Willow House

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We recently hosted a fun giveaway of Willow House products and had the pleasure of styling a shoot with their holiday line. Thanks to Martha Hjorth for letting me style away with the gorgeous Willow House items. Huge thanks to Kristen Steele Photography for the amazing photos! Christmas morning is a magical time during the holiday season. The children are eager to open presents and sweet … { read more }

Giveaway: Calligraphy Hand Stamp

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Giveaway: Calligraphy Hand Stamp ($50+ value) Calligraphy is such a beautiful art and not jut for wedding invitations anymore! From paper goodies for parties, stationery, logos, and even cookies, Jennifer Gillespie is the owner of Calligraphy by Jennifer. We are so lucky to have her as a talented supporter of our site. She is a true gem. We are also lucky to be hosting a giveaway for a … { read more }

Holiday Round Up

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Hostess Gifts: Bloody Mary’s & Mimosas

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The Morning After Hostess Gifts Whether you’re the hostess or the party-goer, we all know the next morning can be painful whether it’s the cleanup or a hangover and for some, it’s both. Now that it’s the season for holiday parties, what better hostess gift then the ingredients for either bloody mary’s (a.k.a. the hangover remedy) or mimosas? It’s a thoughtful and simple way to say “thank you”. … { read more }

Vintage High Tea Birthday Party

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Vintage High Tea Birthday Party by Candy Soirees and My Little Jedi Submitted by Niki of Candy Soirees and Vesna of My Little Jedi, this Vintage High Tea Birthday Party took my breath away! Located in Australia, these two styled and designed this 2nd birthday party with an eclectic blend of girly and vintage chic with a touch of whimsy. Just my style! I love all things pink so it took my … { read more }

QUIZ: What’s Your Party Planning Style?

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One thing you probably already know about yourself- you love planning parties! But, what works best for you when putting together your fave festivities? Take this quiz to find out! 1. You’re off to the grocery store; what do you bring with you? A. A detailed list of everything you need and coupons you’ve clipped the day before B. A brand new recipe you just can’t wait to try- with your … { read more }

Top 8 DIY Wedding Crafts

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Top 8 DIY Wedding Crafts The fabulous Martha Stewart crafters design dozens of templates and wedding crafts for the DIY bride. We'll admit we're pretty smitten with everything her team designs. We've pulled our TOP 8 DIY Wedding Crafts to share with you! From escort cards to menu templates, these ideas will help keep costs down without sacrificing style! 1 Table Numbers An easy to … { read more }