Wine & Cheese Dinner Party

Wine and Cheese Dinner Party

Having friends over for dinner? Host a wine and cheese dinner party! Grab your favorite bottles of wine, and find out the best cheese to pair with them! We typed up our pairings and framed it in a simple, silver frame!  If you’re a regular reader, you know we mention height all-the-time – so no surprise we placed our cheese and crackers on a tall cake

Seashell Ice Cream Party

Seashell Girl's Ice Cream Birthday Party

Seashell Ice Cream Party Have a summer birthday for a little one coming up?  As you discovered with our Sweet CeCe’s Frozen Yogurt party, we are big fans of ice cream! This party was designed around a seaside ice cream theme for a little girl. The doll is a Little Souls, Inc. design.  The polka dot plates are Kate Spade. The lime green drink bottles

Southern Green Wedding

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Wedding Showcase A lot of things are close to my heart, and 2 of them are in this beautiful wedding. First, the color green, I love it.  Second, traditions.  Rachel and Alex Sisserson met at Vanderbilt University and were married in September 2009 in Orlando, Florida.  They found neat and creative ways to incorporate their family and heritage into their wedding. Here are just a

Pizzazzerie’s Picks: Summer Soirees

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We hope you enjoy our first edition of Pizzazzerie’s Picks!  We will be periodically showcasing fun finds (gifts, paper, and more!) from our newly launched Gift Guides! Know of a company or product that you think would be a perfect fit for one of our Guides? Email us! Giveaways/Discounts! HostessJo.com is giving away one of the showcased chip & dip platters along with fireworks bottle stoppers and fireworks

Outside Party Lighting

Outside Party Lighting

Summer brings with its arrival not only warmer weather but also outdoor PARTIES!  From casual backyard dinners to lavish outside weddings, lighting makes all the difference. It creates the ambiance that sets the mood for your guests. Do not forget to think about lighting and how it can enhance your party’s style! Here are a few fun ways! Paper Lanterns Not only are they inexpensive, but

Paperie Guide: My Personal Artist

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It is my pleasure to introduce you to My Personal Artist. Each of My Personal Artist’s designs begins with owner Michelle Mospens’ original hand painted watercolor or hand drawn artwork! Her artistic invitation designs are like nothing you have ever seen! — As a result, her work has been featured in InStyle Weddings, The Knot Best of Weddings issue (2009), Better Homes & Gardens Editors

Bell Pepper Baskets

Anniversary Dinner Table

Bell Pepper Baskets We LOVE making these bell pepper baskets for an anniversary or engagement dinner.  They would even make a great addition to the upcoming Memorial Day weekend!  They are quite simple to make and you can fill with your favorite vegetable salad! Adding pops of color to your table with these bell pepper baskets will have your guests WOW’ing all night! To make

Rubber Ducky Party

Rubber Ducky Party

Rubber Ducky Party This is a classic party theme! It’s perfect for a baby shower or a young child’s birthday party! And when you’re done? Save all your decorations for fun bath time toys!  My mother, who taught me all there is to know about party designing, styled this darling rubber ducky party! I can only claim the photography. I adore every detail from the

Wedding Showcase {7} Yellow & Gray

Yellow and Grey Wedding

Yellow & Gray Wedding Ashley and her husband, Graham, are the dynamic duo behind Scobey Photography.  When Ashley showed me this yellow and gray wedding (a new favorite color combo of mine!) – I knew I had to show you!  Alexandra and Josh Winston were married at the Four Oaks Manor in Hamilton, GA. I love the chalkboard signs for the dinner buffet! What a

“Meet the Puppy” Party

Puppy Party Table

Meet the Puppy Party This fabulous party was designed by Posh Pixels and not one detail was left out! When Kristy Stephenson and her husband adopted Ozzy, a lab-shephard mix, from a rescue shelter, they wanted a way to introduce him to family and friends!   What better way than a “Meet the Puppy Party”. The party featured gourmet human and dog treats (love the “for the

Memorial Day Cookout

Memorial Day Barbeque Table

Memorial Day Cookout We’re gearing up for lots of fun patriotic party ideas.  Kicking off the season for red, white, and blue is Memorial Day!  For this table, we filled a Radio Flyer wheelbarrow with chocolate chip cookies to use as a centerpiece. You can find the how-to for these fun bottle aprons from our previous post here. They are a fun way to jazz

Paperie Guide: Pitter Patter Creations

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I’d like to introduce one of our Paperie Guide members, Pitter Patter Creations, LLC. Michelle, founder and owner, launched Pitter Patter Creations, LLC after finding a lack of truly unique baby gifts on the market. She has expanded into beautiful stationery. Michelle says, “I am not just looking for a sale. I would like to establish a relationship with my customers, where they can count on