Forty years is a long time. Especially when you're talking about being married. My parents recently made it to that milestone--and we (their children) are very lucky to have such role models in our lives. To celebrate their 40th anniversary, we held a casual sit down dinner party for 16 people out in my parent's beautiful backyard. The inspiration for this event came from the green of the early { Read More! }


Starlight, starbright, first star I see tonight... We probably all knew this memorable little poem by heart from about the time we are old enough to have a sense of whimsy about us. Which makes it the perfect thing to inspire a party for little ones! Wishing on a star while laid out on a blanket gazing up at the heavens sounds like the perfect way to spend an evening while making a few { Read More! }

boy fairy tale party-1

We were so excited to have Elissa of One Stone Events contribute to the summer issue of Festivities Magazine. Her fairy tale mash-up party is definitely a new favorite of mine! I worked with her to develop some new, unique printables for her event, and Nicole of helped with darling Peter Pan inspired bunting and Pan hats. Of course, there was a whole cast of talented vendors that { Read More! }

mustache baby shower-13

My friend Richelle is just one of those people that is a ray of sunshine wherever she goes and lights up the lives of those around her. I'm guessing it's all the sun and water she got growing up in the Florida Keys. The minute she let us know she was expecting another little one, I got excited to start planning out her baby shower. Richelle thought the whole idea of these mustache parties was a { Read More! }

motorcycle low-50

My son's birthday party is my favorite one that I throw all year. Boy parties are challenging. No pink, no fluff, just down and dirty wholesome boy goodness. That can be fun if you let it! After some gentle steering from his father, our kiddo was quite enthusiastic about paying homage to motorcycles. For weeks before (and after!) the party all conversations focused around motorcycles in one way or { Read More! }


If you haven't been around this week, there are tons of great parties out there to peruse and be inspired by. Spaceships and Laserbeams collected 24 themes perfect for a first birthday. This monster one has always been a favorite! So long, farewell at this modern moving party.  Beware of the beach at this awesome JAWS themed shark party. Have a movie party under the { Read More! }

superhero birthday party

Superhero parties are always so fun to flip through. They're colorful, highly graphic and the kids always look so darn cute running around in their masks and superhero capes. So when my dear client Cecelia wanted a superhero party for her son, I was pretty excited to help her out! (She is so super creative, no pun intended.) Thank you to Jacinta Young Photography for the beautiful photos. As { Read More! }

owl baby shower

It's always exciting to hear from my friend Cecelia from Australia, because I know she'll soon send me some really darling photos of a party she's thrown. Cecelia is a regular mom (but bursting with creativity) so it's extra cool that she does such fabulous work, like in this Owl Baby Shower she recently held for her friend. I love the simplicity of the layout here; the party was an { Read More! }

Easter Bunny Trifles

We have enough Sara Lee poundcake over here to celebrate for a few days, so we thought we'd update our little trifles for an Easter party! Take the recipe for the Lemon Raspberry Mini Trifles here, and add a pair of paper ears, a candy nose and a ribbon. Super simple, super easy and super fast to make a darling Easter dessert! { Read More! }