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How to Style and Throw a Lush Outdoor Thanksgiving

Even if the weather is far too crisp for a gorgeous outdoor spread like this one from Lexi of Glitter, Inc.Brandi Leigh the details of this Friendsgiving shindig are perfect for snagging. Things like little bundles of cinnamon sticks and herbs placed at each setting, jars of pecan pie and lush greens dotting the tablescape from ...

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Entertaining with Abby: Cake Party

Here's the thing with entertaining—it's often WAY easier to pull together a successful gathering if you have a bit of a "theme." Whether it's as simple as "black and white" to help make decor buying a cinch OR something like this cake decorating party where the activity takes center stage, a...

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Garden Party First Birthday with the Ultimate Flower Backdrop

Ok, let me just say that this DIY floral wall backdrop this gorgeous momma whipped up for her little one's first birthday is kind of beyond good, and definitely deserves a standing ovation. My jaw would drop in the best possible way if I walked into a...

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Abby Larson’s Ultimate Entertaining Checklist

My idea of entertaining involves having my best friend over to watch "The Bachelorette" with a bottle (or tw0) of wine. So, I'm especially grateful there are people like Abby Larson (who turns entertaining into an art form) to share their secrets with people like me. With these essential entertaining tips, your...

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Moody and Romantic Fall Supper & Calligraphy Workshop

Being around creative people inspires me to no end, so this lovely little gathering hosted and designed by Filigree Suppers would be such a dream night for me. With a show-stopping hand-lettered runner by Jenna of Vichcraft (we seriously can't get over it), beautiful blooms by ...

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Genius Fresh Flower Ideas for Your Next Party

Everywhere we turn, the cutest flower bars are popping up. Ahem 50 Shades of Blush Shower, we're looking at you. From full blown flower arranging stations, to flower crowns and sweet takeaway bouquets for guests, fresh flowers are a fun way to add a heaping dose of pretty to your party. Check out these genius tricks for incorporating your favorite blooms. Flower Market Bouquets A trip to your local farmer's market and a simple...

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Fifty Shades of Blush Bridal Shower

If we had to choose 50 shades of anything, this shower is convincing us it should be blush. Sorry E.L. James. It's a day with a few key details like a girly color palette, a fab signature cocktail and a flower crown bar all rounded off with delicious treats that make for an ultra fun party. See even more crafted by Mr. & Mrs. Wedding Events + Les Bouquets and ...

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A Very Golden Birthday

Whether dead of winter or a warm summer night, two or 52, gold is a total win each and every time. And this little golden girl? She's a two year old after our own hearts. For her second birthday, Lake's mom whipped the family backyard into a gilded masterpiece spray painting palm fronds for centerpieces (genius!), crafting a...

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Bar trays, carts, and … oh my!

Whether you've got space for a beautiful oak hutch or simply looking for a small cocktail tray, finding the perfect bar cart can be harder than dating! We feel your pain, which is why we've decided to round up not only our favorite bar carts but everything in between. No matter how big or small your space a great bar can...

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Black and White Entertaining Essentials

When it comes to keeping it simple, there's nothing more chic than entertaining in black and white! With a simple color palette, the littlest of details can really shine. From paper straws to all black plates, we've rounded up our favorite black and white entertaining essentials inspired by some of our favorite parties found on Style Me Pretty Living. Scroll down to see all the enviable...

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A Modern Fall Dinner Party with an Unexpected Color Palette

Fall brings to mind autumnal orange and rust and every variation of pumpkin you can think of but this modern dinner party is about to blow that theory out of the water. For this get together, it's all about a sleek black and white palette that fits right in with its cool weather surroundings designed by Harlin & Sparrow Events +Poppystone Floral Design and photography...

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What to do with leftover candy

Tonight, your little ones will be running around the neighborhood collecting more candy than they'll know what to do with which can only mean one thing, you're going to have A LOT of leftover candy. Before you throw 2 bags-worth away, check out a few ways to reuse your...

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DIY Pumpkin Ice Bucket

This is creativity at it's finest! What better way to use a pumpkin than to fill it with ice and chill your favorite bottle of rosé in it? This Halloween, we're keeping it chic with this DIY pumpkin ice bucket (complete with directions below). No matter what cocktail you choose, we promise...

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Easy Tricks for Pulling off the Prettiest Fall Tablescape

I recently hosted a luncheon with the fab HomeGoods team set against the beauty of Claudette in NYC – a restaurant at the tippy top of my design favorites list. At the lunch, I shared ideas on how to add the coziness of Fall to a dinner party with friends and family using an unexpected color palette and tablescape. We were inspired by gorgeous Fall colors and details minus the...

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Bohemian First Birthday Party

As a fellow blogger and mom to one insanely cute little Miss Scarlett, Lexi of Glitter, Inc. couldn't help but throw a detail driven birthday bash for her baby girl's first birthday. It's all cupcakes and sweet treats with an overarching bohemian flair. Tee-pees and macrame are the way this party rolls. See even more captured by Brandi Leigh Photography in...

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Adding Spooky Glamour to your Halloween Bar Cart

Every day deserves a good dose of glamour but especially on Halloween. And that layer of glam is even better with a spooky, dramatic edge. So if you're hosting a party or even a small get together, take heed of these fab tips from Laura Prattes Events along with the perfect accessories from Laura Hooper Calligraphy for decking your drink station to the nines. For more shot by ...

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Entertaining with Abby: Autumn Grilled Cheese Party

When the beloved glossy, Better Homes and Gardens, comes a-knocking...mmm, you crank your party making skills up a notch or two. I'm so excited to share the behind the scenes goodness from our shoot with BHG, a day that was drenched in gorgeous weather, really good cocktails, a pretty awesome crew and did I mention Grilled Cheese? See all of our tips and tricks to host a party of your own below and make sure to check out the October issue of...

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A Garden Gathering

If you're lucky enough to live in a spot where outdoor gatherings are a year long option, ummm A) the jealousy is real and B) still jealous. For this baby shower, the Denver Botanic Gardens set the scene for a floral infused garden party with a decidedly european feel crafted by A Vintage Affair + Bare Root Flora. A day perfect for a mama-to-be who also happens to be a...

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Backyard Baby Shower

There is no sweeter party than the baby shower. They are just so darn adorable, and the gifts? Don't even get me started. So when a party planner is in charge of bringing such a day to life, that level of darling goes up about ten notches. Which is precisely what happened when Little Miss Party Planner planned her sister's shower. With the help of ...

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A New Twist on Paint Night

I'm always looking for a good excuse for a girls night, and let me just tell you, if I saw this paint night hosted by the lovely Kari Rider, I would have my girls signed up in a hot second. But since Kari is just as sweet as they come, she's giving us tips on how to recreate just such an evening in the comfort of your own home, cocktails included. Don't you just love her? Here at Kari Rider Events, we’re always on the hunt for an...

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