Christmas / Holiday


Well, with Thanksgiving next week, the holiday season is officially upon us… and on that note, I have SO many good things to share with you today! We’re going to start with some stylish, yet surprisingly simple holiday entertaining ideas, then you’re going to find links to download the chalkboard-style holiday printables that I designed […]

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{Please note that this is a sponsored post for Anheuser Busch. As always, all opinions are my own, and I only write about products that I genuinely like and would recommend to a friend.} If you haven’t hosted or attended a fiesta-inspired holiday get-together before, now is the perfect time to change all that… because […]

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Hey everyone! Jen here of Jen CYK Photography! Growing up, holiday cards would come in the mail for my parents with hand written notes. A few of the over ambitious folks would include their yearly newsletter, but most kept it pretty simple. Then one year the trend shifted, and pictures began to come with the cards! Nowadays, it’s […]

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Here’s one way to enjoy the magic of the holidays without the stress of the holiday season: celebrate in the summer! That’s exactly what (social impact brand) ONEHOPE Wine did recently with this festive Christmas in July Dinner Party, which – yes – they did host in July. ;) While this might not look like […]

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I know we’re all recovering from our Christmas celebrations, but the truth is that winter has only just begun! So, I couldn’t resist sharing this whimsical Snow Princess Dessert Table with you today… and how cute is the little ballerina that inspired it all?! Lea Andrews of Sweet Scarlett Events dreamed up this sparkling winter wonderland […]

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With only 2 days left until Christmas, I’m extra excited to share a little holiday magic with you! Jesi Celeita from Dolce Designs set out to create a dessert table that “transported guests to a cold, snowy winter wonderland of sweet delights”, and I’d say she delivered! From the sparkly, snowy treats to the inviting hot cocoa […]

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I think my heart grew about 3 sizes when I saw this Grinch Inspired Who-liday Party by the incredibly talented Jennifer Carver of Banner Events! I love all the whimsical & classic Christmas patterns paired together with the bright and beautiful sweets. The Grinch’s heart cookies are probably my favorite though… they are just TOO Who-tastic. We’ve […]

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Crafting, wine, girlfriends, and a whole lotta sparkle? Yes, please! This beautiful, gold be-decked Holiday Wine & Crafting Party from Megan of ONEHOPE Wines just looks like the perfect way to soak in the joy of the season… and that’s exactly why Megan decided to host it in the first place! I love all the thoughtful […]

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I just love the holidays and all the little sugar plum fairies that come with them! Right now, I am particularly loving this Sugar Plum Fairy Dessert Table by Shauna Krantz of Cupcake With Character! Shauna’s party includes an adorable, tutu-wearing fairy as well as a fun spin on holiday colors — shown in the gold-gilded cake […]

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I absolutely love Cookie Exchanges because you get to enjoy all different kinds of treats as well as get new recipes to make for other holiday parties! That’s what I call a win-win! :) Bethany Gist of Auntie Bea’s Bakery did an awesome job setting up this Cheerful Christmas Cookie Exchange for her and her friends. If you want […]

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This whimsical take on the classic Nutcracker ballet is guaranteed to have little ones twirling with delight! Danielle of Cutie Putti Paperie used non-traditional Christmas colors and sparkly treats to bring this Sugarplum Fairy Nutcracker Birthday Party to life for her youngest cousin, Emily. Tinseled trees, a chandelier-inspired cupcake display and dazzling desserts make this Land […]

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It’s that time of year to finalize your gift list! Are gourmet edible gifts on your list this holiday season? Well, they’re on mine (Jessica Wilcox of Modern Moments Designs). It’s been a while since I’ve guest posted here and I’ve missed you all so much! I’m excited to show you some fun and simple ways to […]

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One of the questions I get asked most often regarding party styling is “where to you get your inspiration?”. The answer is literally from any & everywhere – but there’s usually one specific item that really grabs me and makes me want to design a party around it…. it could be a great dress, a […]

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Hi everyone! I’m excited to share a recent project with you today…This is a little different than my normal styled shoots though, because these pics are actually of a “preview” table that I mocked up in my living room a few weeks ago, then literally packed up and shipped off all the way across the […]

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Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Trend Alert” where I share with you some of the hottest trends in party planning! Today’s guest post is all about the hot new trend of decorating with BRIGHT COLORS FOR CHRISTMAS PARTIES! There are so many color options now available in Christmas decor besides the […]

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Santa’s elves have clearly been hard at work cooking up all of these sweet “toys”! Danielle from Cutie Putti Paperie whipped up this delicious Santa’s Workshop Birthday Party for her nephew’s birthday, but it’s also great inspiration for any kid-friendly Christmas party. Peppermint candy trees, chocolate doughnut “coal”, and Holly Jolly Ranchers are just a […]

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Bust out the glittered maracas & the twinkle lights, and let’s get ready to FIESTA! I just love this time of year and all the fun parties that come with it, so I was super excited to work with Sauza® on creating this Gold & Glitzy Holiday Fiesta that was inspired by their new {and delicious!} […]

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When I think of New Year’s Eve celebrations, images of sparkle, fun, and all-around excitement immediately dance in my head. So when Michelle Sparkling Wines asked me to dream up a NYE Inspired Bubbly Station for them, those are the exact qualities I wanted to infuse into the design! Armed with craft supplies, a few […]

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How amazing is it that these two brothers share the same birthday?! At 2 and 5, Tripp and Finn probably love doing everything together (most of the time, at least!), so it’s no wonder that their parents decided to throw them this Winter Wonderland Joint Birthday Party, styled by Valerie Gimre of Charming Touch Parties. Festive details like […]

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This Tacky Christmas (in July) Engagement Party is absolutely anything but! Katie from Kate & Company Events planned this super fun and extremely thoughtful celebration for her best friend Lauren and husband-to-be Drew, who actually met at a Tacky Christmas Party four years earlier. I love that she even found a way to incorporate some of the couples’ […]

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