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Farm to Table 30th Birthday Party

Foodies take note. If you are going to throw a farm-to-table birthday bash, this is how to get top marks. A casual, yet unique setting, incredible food (and of course a doughnut bar), plus a few whimsical notes for fun all inspired by Sunday suppers. Ashley Nicole Events planned a fresh get together, including...

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Backyard Celebration in Layers of Pink

This backyard soiree is truly special – a mix of traditional elegance, layers of pink, and evening ambiance. It's the perfect way to celebrate the christening of a little lady as cute as they come. And celebrate they did with beautiful flowers by Alamo Plants and Petals, decor by LUXE Event Decor and...

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Al Fresco Wine and Cheese Dinner Party

If you're a lover of dining al fresco surrounded by great wine and yummy cheese (and really who isn't?) then this Sonoma dinner party has your name written all over it. Hosted and planned by Modern Dame, it's layered with olive branch garland, rosemary and eucalyptus decor, simple table settings and a mood that's all at once organic and romantic. See all the gorgeous snapshots from the camera of ...

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Farm to Table Fete

When you think farm to table, you think farmer's market, right? Well, this inspiration shoot styled by A Family Affair Maine and photographed by Justina Bilodeau is infusing farm-to-table entertaining with a big dose of pretty. The gorgeous settings, the combo of flowers and english garden details, the...

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A Backyard Garden Party

I think that the group of designers behind this next little lovely captured it perfectly when they said that they set out to design "a playground of pretty" for their nearest and dearest. Her Lovely Heart, the organization behind this fabulous fete, is designed to bring small creative business owners together in a way that feels inspiring and fun. And that was the reason that they threw this beautiful little gathering...doesn't that just...

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Party Theme: Flower Picking & Arranging

The idea of hosting a party just because can be quite daunting. But for those of us that love to entertain, this exactly what we dream of doing. So we're hoping to make it a bit easier by sharing fun party themes that we discover around the web. Like this absolutely lovely Flower Picking & Arranging Party hosted by Aster B. Flowers and photographed by Esther Mathieu. Check out even...

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Farm to Table Fall Dinner

If you're still on the fence about this whole fall thing, I may have just the thing to get you in the mood. I secretly wish this post came with a smell-o-gram because I have a feeling it would smell like apple cider donuts and cinnamon spice. With Goldfinch Events & Design and Jeremiah and Rachel Photography behind...

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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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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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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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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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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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One Year Anniversary Party in Cape Town

Okay, I'll admit it- I totally dropped the ball on my first wedding anniversary. Is it possible to still be tuckered out from wedding planning a year after the fact? This year, I'm determined to make up for it- and when this beautiful, summery anniversary dinner party arrived in our inbox I knew I found my inspiration! Be sure to check out all the pretty details captured by Cheryl McEwan in the...

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Summer Harvest Feast

A late Summer Harvest Feast. I'm pretty sure those are the best five words on the planet. Complete with friends, wine and good good food. And of course, styled as beautifully as this celebration held by Lynn of Easton Events at her gorgeous winery. While we've included some pretty spectacular pics from Tec Pateja, make...

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Farm to Table Entertaining

The one thing I miss most each winter is outdoor dining. At our condo, we have a teeny balcony that basically overlooks the highway, and when the weather co-operates, eating dinner at our table for two is still the best part of my day. Though it looks nothing like this incredible farm to table meal from Alisa Lewis and PRLR, captured by ...

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Backyard Entertaining

As we go into our snowy weekend, I am craving those easy Summer days where backyard entertaining took center stage. So if you're lucky enough to live in a place where a day like this - an engagement party actually - is totally doable then I'm officially jealous. If not, bookmark this bit of pretty from The One Day House, as you'll want to use it as...

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A Whimsical Thanksgiving

At long last, Thanksgiving is upon us. And though we know it's important to show our gratitude every day of the year, it feels especially special to have a full day dedicated to just that. So thank you, our loyal readers, for being so incredibly wonderful and supportive. We couldn't, shouldn't, wouldn't want to do it without each and every one of you! And to show our thanks, we're doing it the best we know how: with a whole lot of pretty. From...

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A Harvest Dinner with Friends

There are two things that I could not, would not, ever want to live without: good food, and fabulous friends. And when you pair the two together, in a wide open field in the middle of fall no less, you're basically speaking my love language. Beautifully designed by Celeste Greene and exquisitely captured by Brumley and Wells, this is one event that you may want to bookmark for...

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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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