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30th Birthday Dinner Party

I think we can all agree...the cake in this feature is The Cat's Meow. Like a chalkboard cake with flowers on it. I just realized I sound like an idiot. But seriously? The cake merely sets the tone for the fabulously chic 30th birthday party - designed by The Sweet Side & photographed by Katie Parra - where the entire she-bang was inspired by a 500 lb golden...

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Rustic Glam Dinner Party

Happy New Years lovelies! Today, we wanted to give you a little bit of what we do best...celebrating the prettiest moments, the sparkliest ideas, the inspiration that vendors we love are crafting. And this Rustic but Glam dinner party - from Milou + Olin Photography & Artsy Heartsy Events...

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A Holiday Story + Lobster Bisque Recipe

While many of you may be stuffed to the brim with turkey and, well, stuffing, I am not quite ready for the festivities to end. So before we start on our New Years resolutions, let's take a peek at one more stunning holiday feast, complete with a recipe for lobster bisque that will leave your mouths watering. Designed by The Summer House and Coppermill Kitchen and...

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Al Fresco Autumn Soiree from Beehive Events

You'd think that after all the Thanksgiving posts we featured last week I'd be tired of entertaining ideas. But I'm not. Not by a longshot. ESPECIALLY not when they're this lovely. Designed and styled by Beehive Events, my only question is where do I sign up? Oh, and there's a whole lot more...

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How To Entertain in a Small Space

I happen to live in a smaller home, and when it comes to entertaining it often takes some serious creativity to make an event go off without a hitch. This shoot was inspired by entertaining for the holidays in a small space. The key is to take advantage of every square inch available, and don't be afraid to go buffet style. Don't be fooled, you can still entertain in style without having a formal sit down dinner! For more, head on over to my blog...

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Fall Harvest Party from Judy Pak Photography

It's official. Judy Pak wins wife of the year. This fall harvest surprise party she threw for her husband? It's one of the loveliest things I've seen in a while. Designed by Michelle Edgemont, it's filled to the brim with the prettiest details from an elegant paper suite to a granite hot chocolate bar, and there isn't a single detail that has been left unthought of. See if you can...

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Wine Dinner at Potomac Point Winery

While we're never opposed to featuring cutting edge, fun and whimsical parties (like this and this for example), every once in a while it's nice to step back and relish in a timeless affair. Great wine, good company, and views for miles really set...

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Brazilian Churrasco Dinner Party from Amelia Johnson

Any party whose theme revolves around food is one that I'd like to be invited to. And this backyard churrasco party is unequivocally no exception. Slow cooked meat on a stick? Yep. It's calling my name. Designed and styled by the talented Amelia Johnson Photography, there's no shortage of lovely amongst this next series of photos. And if you're looking for more...

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An Intimate Farm to Table Dinner Party

It turns out that when Clayton Austin and Panacea Event Floral Design team up, magical things ensue. Things like this farm to table dinner party which is so immaculate. So incredibly beautiful. So beyond anything I could have ever envisioned I almost don't even know where to begin. So instead of going on and on, why don't we all just breathe in the...

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Get the Look: An Alfresco Dinner for Two

Inspired by this mornings date night idea, we thought it'd be fun to round up a mini al fresco dinner for two of our own. Let's face it, not all of us have the option to put together an elaborate catered meal for your loved one. So here are a few simple ideas for an elegant and incredibly romantic...

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Date Night Idea: Dinner in the Woods from Filosophi Events

Though this date night idea is undeniably more work than your typical night out, I have a feeling that the additional effort is well worth it. I mean, sitting across from your loved one surrounded by hundred year old trees is swoon worthy, no? This sweet couple shows us how to keep the romance alive with this incredible anniversary dinner. Designed by Filosophi Events and captured by...

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Food Revolution Dinner Party

Chances are you've heard the term "Food Revolution" in the past. It's a wonderful endeavour geared towards improving North Americans' health and eating habits. I secretly love the entire notion, and am smitten with the fact that Nili Stevens & Wiley Valentine have taken the idea and transformed it into a pot luck dinner for all of their friends. Captured by...

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Alfresco Maui Dinner with Friends

Dinning al fresco, barefoot, as the sun sets and a ukelele plays? As if I needed to add another reason to move to Hawaii on my list. This simple soiree captures everything I adore about dinner parties. Fabulous food, wonderful friends, and simple yet elegant decor. Captured by Ashley Camper and styled by Shaunna Nygren there's...

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Yellow & Black Dinner Party

Does anyone remember Jenna Lyons NYC apartment in Domino Magazine? Her living room was this amazing black and white space with a gorgeous pop of yellow. It seemed so alive, so modern and yet was filled with timeless details. And this party - crafted by Ooh La Love Events with photography by LMarie Photo - reminds me totally of that space. Chic, modern, style for days.

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Farewell Sweet Liberty Dinner

It's only recently that the idea of throwing a dinner party has become appealing to me. I suppose that means I'm growing up? But when I'm surrounded by inspiration of the prettiest variety day in and day out, can you really blame me? Designed by The Pen & Anchor and beautifully photographed by Ali Walker, this sophisticated dinner affair is...

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Rustic Dinner Party from Cara Leonard

Though I'm not quite ready to welcome Autumn with open arms, I have to admit that this rustic mountain party is giving me a hint of the warm and fuzzies. The thoughtful details and adorable late Summer, early Fall-inspired moments are a sweet reminder of what's to come. Beautifully designed by Frosted Pink Weddings and captured by the wildly talented Cara Leonard...

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A Manhattan Rooftop Engagement Party from Clare Langan

With a focus on a simple, yet well-curated menu, this casual rooftop engagement party is one for the books. Set against the Manhattan skyline, I truly couldn't imagine a more worthy backdrop for a celebration of this kind. Blackberry gin cocktails to toast with, a warm-weather feast to fill bellies, and two people, very much in love set the stage for what is sure to be a picturesque evening. Designed by Clare Langan and...

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A Summer Dinner Party from Molly McGlone & Bryce Covey

While over-the-top styled events are always appreciated for their inspirational qualities, sometimes it's nice to sit back and focus on real-live ones that are completely and totally feasible. Events like this simple yet elegant dinner party that Molly McGlone threw for her graduate boyfriend (congrats graduate boyfriend!) With just a few key elements (like calligraphy place cards - swoon), this celebration is effortless perfection.

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An Italian Al Fresco Dinner from Avenue Lifestyle + Anouschka Rokebrand

There are countless things I love about the summer season, but ranking high atop that list is a simple al fresco meal shared amongst family and friends. Styled by Avenue Lifestyle and gorgeously captured by Anouschka Rokebrand, this next Italian-inspired feast is all that and more. All you really need is a handful of grilled asparagus, some simple anti-pasta and a...

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Al Fresco Mexican Inspired Dinner

Oh my Lovelies. We have such a pretty treat for you today. An Al Fresco Mexican Inspired Dinner with 5 crafy DIY projects, 3 insanely delicious Mexican recipes and a colorful tablescape for days. So for the next 9 hours, we're going to be showing you each and every little idea we could think of to host a Mexican inspired Al Fresco Dinner of your very own. And we're pretty sure that if you aren't frantically...

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