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A Timeline for Pulling off the Perfect Cocktail Party

Never let the stress and overflowing to-do list of throwing a cocktail party deter you again. With a simple timeline straight from the mouth of an entertaining genius; you can hone in on effortless entertaining. Darcy Miller is sharing tips and tricks for pulling off your best ever cocktail party. Really it all boils down to preparation and fun details. Read up on her partying to-do's and for more entertaining secrets check out...

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This Very Merry Pink + Gold Holiday Party has the Perfect Creative Twist

Holiday parties are most likely filling up your social calendar this month but here's an idea you might not have thought of before. Instead of your standard cookie exchange, why not throw a Creative Exchange party? The ladies of Lemiga Events and Amanda Jewel Floral + Design invited their talented friends over for...

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Your Winter Won’t Be Complete without This Genius Party Idea

Any activity that gets my family outdoors during the winter is a huge win in my book. But this hot chocolate and s'mores party? It's not just a win, it's genius—an afternoon that the whole crew can enjoy. Who doesn't love a toasty fire and chocolatey, marshmallowy goodness? And with ...

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This First Fiesta is Numero Uno in our Books

Dylan! Your first birthday fiesta is too good. Like chips and salsa, birthday cake and all the balloons you could possibly dream of kind of good. This modern fiesta is fun for the kiddos and the adults too (that Sangria bar certainly helps). Crafted by Little Miss Party Planner with imagery by ...

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How To Make Saying Goodbye to Your Twenties WAY Less Painful

Saying goodbye to a decade is never easy, but it IS a wonderful excuse to throw a celebration to kick off the next ten years ahead. That's exactly what this mama-to-be and event planner Renata of RDT Events + Beauty did for her fab 30th shindig. From the glam bar to the blooming cake, every inch of pretty makes turing...

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Celebrating Baby with a Bohemian Picnic Party

Who doesn't love a good picnic? That same relaxed vibe we've come to associate with a blanket in the grass affair was incorporated into this sunny backyard shower. Except this one is all about the boho. Sprinkled with tee pees and expert textile lounging crafted by FOXY Parties along with photos by ...

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A Moody and Glamorous Fall Dinner Party Under the Stars

It seems that matte black accents are popping up everywhere these days. From kitchens to decor details and now parties too. And it's a thing of beauty. For this Fall dinner alfresco, Ragan Wallake of Beauty in the Bite and Molly Schoneveld of This Yuppie Life upped the moody glamour and wined and dined their friends with layers of black and metallic plus lots of good eats.

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The Best Hostess Gifts (that Aren’t Wine)

I must admit, I'm a little bummed to not be hosting Thanksgiving this year. I love the planning, prepping and the beautiful chaos of the day (even when I end up kicking everyone out of the kitchen during that last crazy hour of food assembly). But I also love coming up with fun hostess gifts—so I get to shine in that area this year! Are you heading to someone else's abode for this year's feast? Think beyond the wine...

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A Flower Fueled Baby Shower with a Modern Twist

Let's talk shower themes. With so many different approaches, pinpointing a fave can be hard but I can pretty much guarantee that this baby celebration is going to convince you to come to the flowery side. Its approach, masterminded by Leeves + Berries, is all things flora but designed in a fresh, modern way. And the watercolor macarons certainly don't...

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How To Celebrate Fall with Your Best Girlfriends

There's really no cozier time of year than fall to gather around a pretty table and get your party on. Warm plaid throws, copper mugs filled with cider (plus donuts!), and of course, gorgeous blooms to boot. So trade in that girls shopping trip for...

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These 5 Tips Will Instantly Upgrade Your Next Charcuterie Board

If every meal included a perfectly executed charcuterie board, I would be the happiest of campers. But aside from throwing together random cheeses, salami and crackers, it can be an art form, one of which most of us don't have the 411 on. Boxwood AvenueButter And Salt and Gagewood are coming to the rescue with...

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Copy This Fall Party Blueprint for a Perfectly Festive Fete

It's that time of year when the calendar starts filling up with cocktail parties, Friendsgiving meals and holidays with family. And chances are you're hosting at least one of the above. Get inspired to fully deck out your Fall shindig with a few details that will take it to the next level. Leather, copper, lush florals and a...

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We’re Crowning this Party the Queen of Insanely Cute Baby Showers

We can't think of better inspiration for a baby shower than a favorite children's book. It always makes for an adorable theme. But taking that story, in this case, Where the Wild Things Are, and turning it into a knockout celebration complete with gold crowns deserves a standing ovation. Take a peek at this Queen of Bebe Showers captured by...

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These Food Stars are Sharing the Secret Recipe for a Killer Cocktail Party

Food mavens and culinary masterminds are just a few of the ways to describe these all stars. Ayesha Curry of Food Network fame and Amanda Haas, culinary director of Williams Sonoma joined creative forces with Sunset magazine to bring you the 5 step process to throwing a...

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Tacos in the Fall? This is our kind of Al Fresco Party

This is such a genius combo. First, tacos are the best thing to ever happen to party food and second, a crisp Fall evening is pure magic. Put these all together into a boho al fresco fest masterminded by The Darling Event and the coolest party of the year is formed. See how to blur the lines summer and autumn...

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Want to Master Chic Camping? Here’s How.

I remember my first ever camping trip. No joke, it rained the entire first night and I woke up with a slug on my pillow. I was about five so I went with it, but if that happened today? I'd pack my bags and head home. Thankfully, glamping is a thing and if you plan your trip just right, it can be a smashing good time. Just take it from the folks at...

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Tea Time Just got a Whole lot Cooler

When you think of traditional tea parties, they probably consist of vintage china and cucumber sandwiches and other frilly bits. Well throw those notions out the window because this tea party designed by Ruby & Rose is streamlined and modern and insanely cool. Get the low-down for throwing your own tea time...

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A Hot Air Balloon Shower that’s Up, Up and Away with Our Hearts

Hot air balloons are the star of this gorgeous shower. It's a theme that started with a balloon infused nursery and carried right on through to an Up, Up and Away party. Crafted by Gold Leaf Event Design & Production with images by Melissa Jill Photography, pore through...

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Throw a Mini Bohemian Festival in Your Own Backyard

Turning your little one's next birthday bash into a whimsical backyard festival is as easy as low tables, loads of pillows and flower crowns, go. Lexi of Glitter Inc. wanted to give her daughter's birthday a bohemian infusion while incorporating a fairytale like ambiance. From...

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A Cozy Gathering Should be the First Thing on Your Fall Bucket List

Chillier weather calls for home cooked meals, delicious carb loading and a whiskey toast with friends. So welcome all that Fall has to offer with this gorgeous dinner party inspiration from Emily Browne and Perry Vaile Photography. We can almost smell the fresh bread...

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