If you’re hosting a Pink Party in October (or any time of year), chances are good that you’ll be serving up some pink drinks, so here are a few ideas for adding an extra splash of your signature color to the outside of your drink! Adorning stemware & glasses with fun details like ribbon & […]

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Florist websites are such a great place to look for centerpiece inspiration – especially when they’re as creative and visionary as Floral Art! This Los Angeles-based company has an impressive events & weddings portfolio, but my favorite part of their website is The Flower Bar…. On The Flower Bar, you can search the most artistic […]

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In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is right around the corner, we’ve got some new “Pink Party” ideas coming your way! Maybe you know someone that’s walking in the 3-day & wants to celebrate afterwards, are planning some sort of fundraiser yourself, or want to host a little get together for a […]

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This next Real Party is a colorful “Oh Boy! Baby Shower” from Ebony Sparkes, featuring fun details like gumball-filled vases and an adorable plush-lion-topped diaper cake. Read on for all the sweet details, as told by Ebony herself… ***** “My friend Nicole and I were so excited to plan this baby shower for our dear […]

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There were 2 main types of centerpieces at last month’s French Circus Baby Shower – “feather trees” and an “eclectic groupings”, and today I’m going to cover the DIY details for the feather trees. These are actually one of my favorite types of centerpieces to make – and they’re surprisingly quick & easy! I used […]

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“Treat Cones” are such a fun way to display candy & other goodies at a party. They’re easy to make and can be tailored to pretty much any party theme or color palette, so the sky’s the limit on the style! The cones pictured here are from a French Circus-themed baby shower that I styled […]

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First of all… WOW! We had some truly amazing entries in the Facebook Summer Entertaining Contest… and WAY more than 5 stand-out parties, so let me tell you this was seriously a hard one to narrow down to just 5 finalists. We had several different people help with the process of narrowing it down though, […]

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Amy Atlas has done it again! Her recent Moroccan-Inspired Dessert Buffet is quite possibly one of my favorite dessert buffets she’s created yet… not only because of the fabulous pattern that is incorporated throughout the entire thing – but also due to the vibrant aqua and orange color palette. Yum! It’s ultra-contemporary, yet warm & […]

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Gretchen from b.a.s.h.ful Events sent over some pictures of this adorable Lemon & Lime Candy Buffet they created recently… how cute is this?! There’s so much great DIY inspiration in these pics – from the cute display tags that all feature the same fun pattern to the way everything was individually wrapped so that it […]

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Last week was a bit of a light posting week because I was pretty much consumed with last minute details for the Swiffer SocialLuxe Lounge – the “pampering party” kick-off for BlogHer ’09 that I co-hosted with 5 other bloggers in Chicago last Thursday…which ended up attracting over 500 guests! My main responsibility for the […]

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Here’s a sneak peek at the French circus-inspired “Cirque du Bebe” baby shower that I styled for Tisha Campbell Martin & Duane Martin last weekend. This theme was so much FUN to work on! With a guest list of nearly 200, this baby shower was extremely large and more like the size of a wedding, […]

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Here are some photos from the Sesame Street candy buffet that I created for Ashby O’Dell’s birthday party last month… which was so much fun to work on! You’ll find all the details below for this particular buffet, in case you want to create something similar for your own parties… All of the candy is […]

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Here’s a sneak peek at the inspiration board for the Swiffer SocialLuxe Lounge – a BlogHer kick-off party that I’m styling and co-hosting with these 5 wonderful ladies on July 23rd. (…which is suddenly right around the corner!) This event is a “pampering party” but it’s also a place for socializing, checking out tech demos, […]

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I’m just loving this gorgeous – and ultra-modern – Seaside Story wedding theme from the knot, so I was really excited to stumble on this knot tv video that gives a “behind the scenes” peek at the photo shoot for this theme!

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These fun pics are from a “Pink Lotus Lounge” backyard party that was hosted by sisters & designers Lori Roark and Denise Haynes-Port. This party was held in celebration of a milestone anniversary for their artful, handmade jewelry line: LilyGirl, but it also serves as great inspiration for all sorts of special occasions that you […]

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You might remember Michelle Schobert from the colorful, Tinkerbell-inspired party that she created for her daughter’s birthday. Well, she’s back with a gorgeous, adult-friendly soirée this time! Read on for the details, as told by Michelle… ***** “Here is the first official event planned by the newly established Six Chicks Designs. With Interior Architecture degrees […]

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Check out the latest amazing creation from the talented Amy Atlas! This fashionable Pucci-inspired dessert bar features gorgeous details like a custom cupcake tower, custom popcorn cone bar (so cute!) and custom cotton candy sticks. {6/5 Update: Here’s what Amy said about the popcorn how-to: “I cut styrofoam to fit in the tray and then […]

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Everyday with Rachael Ray just launched a brand new website – click here to check it out! While browsing this morning, I spotted a few fabulous centerpiece ideas that look especially perfect for occasions like bridal showers & grown-up birthday parties. Here goes: 1. Bag It – made from cut-up plastic grocery & shopping bags; […]

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The first time I stumbled upon the Mints Design website, it was love at first sight! If you’re looking for floral design inspiration that’s seriously beyond the basics and elevated to what really feels like an “artistry” level – get ready!  There’s so much visual eye candy over at Mints – from their stunning events […]

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Looking for a reason to party this weekend, but “Hats ‘n’ Heels” isn’t really your thing? Not to worry! One of the best things about the Kentucky Derby is the wide variety of personalities – and methods of celebration – that it attracts. We’re talking both ends of the spectrum here… from the “lifestyles of […]

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