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Preppy Rehearsal Dinner

Though most people get all giddy for the wedding, I happen to look forward to the rehearsal dinner most of all. It's at this point that anticipation is at it's highest, the bride and groom are typically beaming, and the excitement is virtually palpable. Plus? If you have Esla Events at the helm, it's going to be just as gorgeous as the big day. With photos from ...

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Glamping Dinner Party

We've all been well versed in the art of glamping over the years. So this glamping dinner party that one of our adorable readers sent in? Umm, definitely a spin on a classic that we're loving. But first, check out our round-up for perfecting glampy inspired dinner party accoutrements. Hot Chocolate included! From the hostess...For my 30th Birthday, I decided to take the risk to do a party outdoors dinner party in mid-January. It was a sit down dinner party for 18 people. Living in...

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Parisian Baby Shower

I can't think of a better way to spend a Sunday than with an intimate gathering celebrating a mama to be. And if it looks anything like this one, designed by Galas By Gerry, you can bet your bottom dollar I'd be one very happy camper. Not only is this Parisian inspired party pretty as a peach, but it boast a crepe bar, mimosa bar and then some! With photos from ...

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40th Birthday Fiesta

If this is what turning 40th looks like, you can count me in again and again! Though this was supposed to be a low-key event for sweet Carlie Statsky's husband, it ended up being a fiesta of the very best kind! With no detail left unthought of, thanks to ...

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Pineapple Themed Party

Here's something I never thought I'd say: pineapples are super on-trend. Move over kale, there's a new veggie fruit in town!  They're popping up everywhere from fashion to food to interior design and, well, birthday parties! And I, for one, am totally on board. Because this event, designed and photographed by Tara Whittaker, is too adorable for words. From Tara...  I teamed up with Dallas...

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Modern State Fair Birthday Party

Every year we throw my daughter, Audrey, a birthday party. The kind of party that leaves her mom (me) with glue gun blisters, heat exhaustion and a few new strands of gray hair. You might remember her 1st3rd...

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Entertaining in Style

If there's one truth I know for certain, it's that Jen Huang and Poppies & Posies are magical - especially when they team up together. Case in point? This stylish dinner party. A sky blue linen runner lines the table, adding the slightest hint of rustic glam, while grandma's silverware incorporates that vintage touch. Layers...

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Pink and Mint Backyard Bash

Before the sun sets on one last epic summer, let's all take a moment to soak in this pink and mint backyard bash. A moment of silence, if you will. Because when a party is this adorable, that's just what you do! Designed by the crazy talented The Southern Table and photographed by Charla Storey Photography, this is undoubtedly...

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London Calling 1st Birthday Party

A birthday party truly fit for a tiny king (or queen!) White Door Events' London inspired 1st birthday party is the bees knees and then some. For the most dapper of tots, there is not a single element left unthought of. From that overflowing dessert table to the sweetest cake in all the land, we simply can't get enough. With photos from...

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Girl’s Night Out: Cocktail Class

For those times when you and your girlfriends are stumped for a clever something to do on a Friday night, allow us to introduce you to our new favorite thing. Take a cue from Cocktail Academy and Amber Events; grab your closest lady friends, a handsome bartender, and learn to whip up some delicious new concoctions. It doesn't...

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Peter Rabbit Birthday Party

If you're ever at a loss for birthday party inspiration, you can always rely on the classics. I mean, they're that way for a reason after all. Velveteen Rabbit, the original Winnie the Pooh, or in this case Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit. Styled by Eventful Wedding Planning and photographed by Alexandra Wallace, this is...

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Flora Farm 50th Birthday Party

The minute a party is referred to as a hootenanny, you can consider my on board. Not only doe it imply that a whole lot of fun is too be had, but it also means that said fun will be light and frivolous and likely outdoors.Perfect example: this farm inspired 5oth. The secret to its success? Dinner, live music, and wheelbarrows filled with bevvys! With photos from Sara Richardson, there's more...

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Owl Inspired 1st Birthday Party

What's black and white and adorable all over? You're about to find out. Mama and event planner Party With Chloe has totally outdone herself on this one. With a towering cake that's borderline too cute to cut into, tiny felt houses and a box filled with gummy favors, she's going to be hard pressed to top this one for sweet baby girl's 2nd. Complete with photos from...

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PopUp Dinner in Brooklyn

A friend of mine attended an all white PopUp dinner party last summer, and I swear I spent the entirety of that evening stalking her Instagram account. It's pretty much the coolest concept ever, and such a wonderful way to bring like-minded people together. This particular beauty was pulled together by Hand Made Events, and with ...

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10 Creative Hostess Gift Ideas

While it isn't exactly a rule that you need to come bearing gifts when you're invited to an event, it is a nice gesture. And though a thank you note post-party does wonders, a bottle of wine is always appreciated. Better yet? Flex those crafting muscles, warm that oven, and let's get our hostess gifting on! Here are 10 of our very favorites that will more or less guarantee you a repeat invite.

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Whimsical Baby Shower

Every baby shower is special in its own right, but you can bet your bottom dollar that when the sweet Lexington And Co is at the helm it's going to be perfect. A hint of whimsy, a little sparkle and a whole lot of baby adorableness all wrapped up in love.  Not to mention, a cake that's borderline too pretty to eat! With photos from ...

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Party Theme: Ice Cream Social

It's no secret we love a perfectly themed party, and there's been a lot of them over the years. But an ice cream social? Perhaps it's my sweet tooth talking, but it may just be the cream of the crop! Complete with a mini milkshake bar, make your own sundaes, a banana split cake and then some. We love that it can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike (and you knowww we'll be sharing...

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Easy Summer Gathering

There's nothing I enjoy more than summer nights dining al fresco with my nearest and dearest. I recently gathered friends and set the table with a Mexican inspired meal highlighting summer's flavors. Fresh watermelon, yellow corn, Georgia peaches, and all the heirloom tomatoes I could find. I don't know about you, but after the winter we all had, I'm trying to squeeze every ounce out of summer I can! Truly, MKR...

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Elegant Dinner Party

Though my dinner parties are often of the impromptu nature (read: often take-out thai is involved), as I grow older, the incredible dinner parties we've featured over the course of the last few years are inspiring me to step it up a notch. But this particular beauty, what with it's subtle blush and blue hues, is totally doing me in. With design, styling and photography by ...

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Strawberry Moonlight Dinner

Every time we receive a submission from Juniper & Dash, I hold my breath as I know it's going to be fabulous. But this time? Well this time they've outdone themselves. This strawberry themed moonlight dinner is unlike anything I've ever seen before. With lush bouquets and twinkly lights and sheer, all out lovely. With photos from ...

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