Dinner in “Tuscany” and Almond Biscotti!

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Tuscan Dinner Party

Dinner in “Tuscany” and Almond Biscotti! After a spring trip to Florence and a fabulous Tuscan cooking class, I was inspired to re-create this unique Tuscan theme for a recent dinner party. I just loved incorporating the rich gold and greens, reminiscent of the beautiful Italian countryside! The yellow daisies are a super-easy and inexpensive way to create fun napkin rings (just tuck the stem … { read more }

Berries & Bellinis Birthday Party!

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Berries & Bellinis Favorite is a strong word, I know, but this is (hands down!) my favorite party (that I have designed so far!). It was an absolute blast - from one of my best friends helping me finish last minute touches the night before it was filmed for our local NBC affiliate to first coming up with the idea while brainstorming with the birthday girl in the Vanderbilt bookstore. Joy … { read more }

Cool Cat Dinner Party

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Silver Candles Birthday Party Cat
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Cool Cat Dinner Party This cool cat is so happy it is his birthday! I love a black and white table. Adding pops of color with silver and green are a fun way to jazz up the black & white decor. This is a very easy party to throw at home in your own house.  Use silver candles, hats, and curling ribbon hanging from the chandelier - and let the celebration begin. The cool cat vase came from TJ … { read more }

Thomas the Train Party

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Thomas the Train Party Table
Thomas the Train Party

Thomas the Train Party All aboard!  Thomas The Train is having a birthday party and you're invited!  Red and blue are always a fun color theme. The blue polka-dot plates came from Sur La Table and the glasses from Party City. The Thomas and friends train books have lots of adventures - so why not give each guest their very own book as a party favor? The Thomas Bathtub Squirters are a fun gift … { read more }

Tips for Vintage Parties

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Make it Vintage A great way to put a new spin on a popular theme is to make it "vintage". We are seeing this trend show up in everything from weddings to kids events. Flea markets, antique shops, Ebay and even rummaging through your own garage can turn up treasures to make your event one of a kind. Images (from top left): Venice Glam, Cupcakes, Vintage Basket, Bird Cages, Letters (painted by … { read more }

Alice in Wonderland Dessert Table

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Lavender Whimsical Party from Sweets Indeed
Lavender Dessert Party from Sweets Indeed

Wonderland Whimsy I am a huge fan of anything with a fanciful sentiment, so when I came across this Wonderland Whimsy dessert table by Sweets Indeed, I just couldn’t keep it to myself! Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, the lovely station was created for a wedding at the Viceroy Hotel in Palm Springs. Sweets Indeed’s custom made tea cup cake stands, moss covered stands, dessert tags, favor boxes, … { read more }

Sweet Shoppe 5th Birthday Party

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5th Birthday Pink and Blue and Green
Sweet Shoppe 5th Birthday Party

Sara Kate's Sweet Shoppe 5th Birthday Party I knew Kim of The TomKat Studio had a hand in this darling party as soon as I saw the pictures! Kim designed the paper goods for Sara Kate's 5th Birthday Party! Kristi, Sara Kate's Mom, is quite the party designer herself! She designed the rest of this Sweet Shoppe party, including the fondant cake! She designed and sewed Sara Kate's lollipop tank - … { read more }

Cowgirl Ranch Birthday Party

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Cowgirl Ranch Birthday

This birthday party is so bright and fun, it just makes me happy looking at it!  This birthday party was designed by Aimee Pool from Aimee Pool Photography for her daughter Hadley's fifth birthday party.  Held at White Rock Ranch in California, this birthday party had everything a five year old would want for a Cowgirl Ranch Birthday Party. Pink and Blue were incorporated into all of the … { read more }

Watermelon Party Table

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Watermelon Recipes
Watermelon Table

Summer is here so get outside and enjoy watermelon season! Recycle old baskets into unique decorations or centerpieces for your table. This easy-to-make basket is perfect for a fun centerpiece! Already have a centerpiece? Fill this basket with favors and have it by the door as your guests depart! Fabric Basket Centerpiece Here's What You Need: * 1 yard of fabric * Straw basket (7 to 9 … { read more }

“Dolce Annabella” Sweet Italian Baby Shower

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Dolce Annabella Baby Shower Mara of lmg events sent me this darling baby shower! Mom-to-be is Italian so the theme was Dolce Annabella in honor of their sweet baby girl and Italian heritage. The event was held at Tucci's Cucina Italiana in Salt Lake City, Utah. As Mara says, "Our theme, "Dolce Annabella", was prominently posted on our desert buffet complete with cupcakes done by chef Andrew … { read more }