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18 Patriotic Party Goods Worthy of a 4th of July Celebration

Summer is full of parties, but with parades, BBQs and fireworks, the 4th of July is Summer's ultimate celebration. So do it justice, and throw America a birthday party worth celebrating. You have the recipes...

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Mimosas, Mumus + Manicures – A Bohemian Brunch

It's all about the three M's - mimosas, manis and mumus for this bohemian inspired get together. Designed and styled by The Venue Report, the coolest ladies in L.A. gathered at Cote for picnic lunching and cheersing in kaftans all while getting a little pampering time in. It sounds like heaven especially when you add florals by ...

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Beach 30th Birthday + Gender Reveal Fiesta

Part beach fiesta, part sweet-as-can-be surprise gender revel, and part personal shopping experience from Top Shop - saying this was a memorable evening would be the understatement of the year. The darling Dave Annable and his beautiful wife, Odette, star of...

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Inspired by the Easy Elegance of Boho with Pier 1 Imports

We're looking to the pretty layered details of boho for this inspiration filled to the brim with decorating must haves big and small from Pier 1 Imports. Think a causal patio retreat layered with a blend of pattern and texture and an ease that fits right in with lazy summer days.  It's all about casual beauty and loads of textiles...

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Bohemian Essentials to Dress Up A Bare Picnic Table

Even if you're not a real-life gypsy (not many are), that doesn't mean you can't have the perfectly undone, outdoor féte of your summer entertaining dreams. And, with our picks to achieve step-by-step bohemian perfection, we promise you can set up shop for your dream ...

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What You Need for the Ultimate Bonfire

Summertime is all about the bonfire. Whether at a backyard or the beach, gathering with friends around the warmth of a firepit and hanging out late into the night is how every perfect day should end. Discover what you need for the ultimate bonfire and shop all our stylish picks in the slideshow below! Need summer inspiration? Check out these posts:

DIY Summer Floral Halo |...

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Friendship & Florals: A Backyard Celebration

This backyard party is a celebration of good company and outdoor entertaining all under a sea of cafe lights. Basically it's summer all wrapped up in one pretty evening crafted by Bristol Lane and Westcott Weddings. To mark the end of a busy wedding season, these ladies gathered amongst yummy cocktails, vibrant colors and a few...

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24 Outdoor Entertaining Essentials to Step Up Your Summer SoirÉe

There are certain things you just need for summer entertaining—outdoor space being one of them. The rest are below. Turn your summer party into the most talked-about event of this season with special touches sure to impress. From fire pits to...

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An Americana Beach Picnic with Pier 1 Imports

There is something so nostalgic and cozy about dining beachside. We're forgoing the table and saying yes to a picnic with a water view and all the pretty pieces needed to pull it off beautifully courtesy of Pier 1 Imports. Pack that picnic basket with your favorite summertime treats, grab a bevy of cute pillows and get ready to park...

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35 Outdoor Parties Worth Celebrating

Hooray—today officially marks the first day of summer! And summer is full of reasons to celebrate—beyond the gorgeous weather and all-around good vibes, there's Father's Day, Summer Solstice, Fourth of July, and countless others. We rounded up our favorite outdoor parties to inspire you to put on...

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9 Totally Outdated Rules of Entertaining Etiquette

Written by Katie Sweeney from MyDomaine ... "When I found the hardback, navy-blue 1945 edition of Etiquette: The Blue Book of Social Usage by Emily Post at a library sale a few years ago, I immediately snatched it up. As a modern hostess who prides herself on following etiquette rules (I always RSVP and never show up to a party empty-handed!), I couldn’t help but wonder how entertaining was in the past." Aside from the obvious differences (invitations weren’t emailed!), there’s a...

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Elegant Baby Shower and Maternity Shoot

Intimate, darling and filled with the works of her talented friends, this lucky momma-to-be was showered with love in the prettiest of ways. With Julia Rhode Designs behind the beautiful blooms, Make Merry responsible for all the pretty paper, ...

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Entertaining Tips for Beating the Heat

The pool is open, your patio furniture is out of hibernation and it's time to throw the perfect summer party! Nothing beats a cool glass of Sangria, good friends and even better food. But if there's one thing that ruins a party, it's the heat, which is why we've got nine tips to beat the heat, while...

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Sorbet Inspired Tabletop Shoot

I have a thing for tablescapes. I kind of love them with all my being. And this summery, fresh table situation dreamt up and captured by Monica Roy with florals from Amanda Vidmar makes me happy in the best of ways. Especially when you add yummy sorbet into the mix. It's a table inspired by our favorite summer dessert and...

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Anatomy of a Party Invitation

What could be more lovely than receiving an invitation in the mail? To help you craft the perfect party invite, we're breaking down the basics with Meredith Kurosko, behind the amazing letterpress design studios Regas, covering everything from the essential info every invite needs to unique ways to make your invite stand out. The anatomy of a party invitation What information is important to include in a party invitation? Putting together a...

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9 Stylish Theme Parties You Should Throw This Summer

From our friends at MyDomaine... Summer entertaining doesn’t have to be strictly limited to barbeques and pool parties (though we’re not complaining). The warm weather and longer...

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Glam Kate Spade Inspired Dinner Party

We'll take any excuse to dress to the nines, including a fancy dinner party filled with champagne and your best girlfriends. Inspired by the whimsy and glamour of Kate Spade, Glow Event Design + Nancy Liu Chin Designs and  ...

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The Perfect Party Flow + 12 Tips To Make It Happen

Whether you're a party planning pro, or throwing your first ever bash this summer, chances are you've thought about timing and flow, and wondered where to begin. Lucky for you, we asked one of the sweetest event planners we know -- Ashley Culicchia Cash of The Graceful Host -- for some essential do's, don'ts, and things to remember for keeping your party on track...

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The Perfect Summer Bar Cart with Pier 1 Imports

Summer is almost here and it’s time to get stocked up on everything you’ll need for those last minute get togethers. Just leave all your supplies poolside in Pier 1 Imports’ outdoor bar cart and you’ll never have to worry about cocktails running dry. We've pulled together our must-have list of goodies for the ultimate bar...

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Top 15 Easiest Party DIY’s Ever

Whether you're a seasoned pro or a DIY newbie, there's no denying the thrill that comes from making something fun, functional and beautiful, with your own two hands -- especially when it ends up being super easy! With that in mind, we rounded up our fifteen favorite party DIY's that also happen to be the ten of the easiest. Click through the slideshow for all the how-to's. And be sure to browse through our vault of past ...

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