inspiration for celebration

Well hello lovely Hostess With The Mostess friends! It’s Jen, your favorite Orange County photographer. Today, it’s going to get REAL serious! As you may know, family pictures are one of my specialties (if you’d like to get some ideas and inspiration, check out my Facebook page, right here). I adore family sessions and the stunning […]

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As far as my typical weeknights go, last night pretty much took the {fresh-fruit-topped-boston-cream} cake. I invited a few girlfriends over for dinner as part of a collaboration with Pier 1. There was yummy food, sparkling sangria, the glow of twinkle lights… and a giant gold Yoga Frog covered in butterflies. ;) But before I […]

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When a tropical vacation for all your family and friends isn’t necessarily in the cards, a Tropical Hawaiian 70th Birthday Party is definitely the next best thing! Belinda Ramanauskas of Styled By Belle brought the beach to the party with a low-key luau vibe, including a grass skirted dessert table & plenty of surfing-inspired details (like that flashback photo invitation)! Now […]

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With frosting, sprinkles and a cherry on top, this Sprinkled with Love Cupcake Baby Shower is sweet as can be! Kim Daniels of On Purpose surprised this mommy-to-be with a ‘Sprinkle,’ which typically celebrates a 2nd or 3rd child, including a sprinkle bar for decorating pretty pink cupcakes and adorable hand-made decor (how cute are those mini tassel garlands?!) With such […]

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Hello! Rachel here from RV Parties to share a fun, new concept — TWO different parties reusing many of the same decorations! Like many families, my boys have birthdays within a few weeks of each other and (of course!) they couldn’t be persuaded to pick a theme for a joint party. My five year old […]

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This Formal & Elegant Pretty in Pink Baby Shower by Ashley Lloyd of Attention 2 Detail Events is a stunning example of how special a shower can be! Mommy-to-be wanted something romantic and close-knit, so Ashley delivered with a beautiful long communal dining table in an absolutely gorgeous setting (just look at those chandeliers!) To top it all off, each guest received […]

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