Comic Themed Children’s New Year’s Eve Party

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Children's New Year's Eve Party Black, White, Comics, & Bling This past fall, I participated in a fun "East Coast Challenge" with other party designers to collaborate on a Children's New Year's themed party. It was East Coast vs. West Coast! We'll showcase soon but today we're showing you East Coast with black, white, comics, and bling! My role was to add some jewels and "bling" the … { read more }

“Midnight” Themed New Years Eve Dinner Party

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New Years Eve Dinner Party Photography by Kristen Steele Photography This year, I was inspired to style a New Years Eve "midnight" themed dinner party atop a downtown Nashville condominium building. Partnering with Kate of of Custom Paper Works, we came up with a black, gold, and midnight blue color theme. She designed all the paper menus, confetti, signs, and place cards. She is one of our … { read more }

Free New Years Printables!

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New Years Printables in honor of Operation Shower from Love the Day Lindi of Love the Day created these oh so fabulous (and free!) New Years Printables to raise awareness for Operation Shower! Operation Shower is a fantastic nonprofit organization that "provides joyful baby showers for military families to ease the burden of deployment.” Check out Operation Shower’s website to find ways to … { read more }

Happy Holidays & Gingerbread House Party!

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We all wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We are all enjoying some quality time with friends and family for the next couple of days, but wanted to leave you with our fabulous Holiday card designed by Kori Clark of Paper & Pigtails. She took our love for tablescapes (and green!) and designed something we fell in love with. We mailed these out to Pizzazzerie friends and … { read more }

Nutcracker “Sweet” Tea Party

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Nutcracker "Sweet" Tea Party What better way to combine the holiday season and the celebration of a young girl’s birthday than with this DARLING Nutcracker “Sweet” Tea Party from Shannon Green at Sweet Pea Soirées! From the perfect ‘star’ of the show, birthday girl Hannah in her Clara-like white nightgown, to the beautiful vintage holly tea set, the party’s theme is flawlessly represented in … { read more }

Guilt-Free Holiday Drink Recipes

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Crystal Light shared these low calorie holiday drink recipes with me, and they are oh so good! I love the stuff day in and day out but you can add a few simple twists for a delightfully delicious holiday drink (without all the calories). What's your favorite Crystal Light flavor? Set up a "make your own cocktail bar" with a few different flavors of Crystal Light and a variety of liquors and … { read more }

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 }