During holiday season, I find myself playing the role of hostesses quite frequently. Although many occasions are planned out far in advance (Thanksgiving, cookie exchanges, Christmas gatherings), there are still those unexpected “pop in” guests and smaller gatherings that can throw any well-prepared hostess off of her game. Instead of breaking into a sweat every [...]Pin It
I’m a big fan of using tissue paper pom poms in my party decor. What I love about them is that they are inexpensive and can be used in a wide variety of events. I’ve used them for birthday parties (like this candy party) and baby shower (like this spring shower) + many other events. I often [...]Pin It
I recently partnered with Apartment Guide to bring you 3 party planning tips for hosting a entertaining in small spaces (check out my tips here). Today, I’m sharing more tips for entertaining & living in small spaces plus launching a $50 Target GIVEAWAY that you can use for your next gathering. If you are planning a [...]Pin It
I entertain in my home a lot — most often it’s the my go-to venue for hosting events. In fact, you can see that my home was the venue for parties here, here, here and here (just to name a few). One of the biggest challenges in hosting a party in your home can be lack [...]Pin It
Whether it’s a large formal soiree or a more causal dinner party – the best events are the ones that are put on by cool, calm, and collected hostesses. I talk a lot here about ways to simplify your gatherings and I’m always striving to share tips to keep you organized, stress-free, and excited about your event. Today, I’m sharing a must-have book that completely falls in line with these goals …
I know a thing or two about trying to plan an outdoor birthday party during rainy season (not that we really have a “season” here in southern, CA). Both of my daughters have birthdays in December (the 22nd and 23rd to be exact — really). And given that the weather could be freezing and raining one day and 80 degrees and sunny the next, it’s really hard to plan.
For your next formal affair, you may want to reconsider those overdone white chair covers. You know the ones, with the giant chiffon bow? I have put together a few pictures on fresh ways you can decorate you chair backs.