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Colorful Celebration Decor from Luna Bazaar

Colorful Celebration Decor from Luna Bazaar

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You guys know I’m no stranger to being infatuated with gorgeous party decorations! Which has a whole lot to do with my love for our long-time sponsor Luna Bazaar. They are seriously my go-to place for the most beautiful celebratory decor. If you’re planning a wedding or even just a backyard shindig, you’re going to want to pop …

Favorites: DIY Party Garlands

Favorites: DIY Party Garlands

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Last week we had a little chat about party hats. And how they’re pretty much the bee’s knees. As it turns out, I’m also a junkie for a good party garland or two. They’re simply the easiest way to add a punch of color and cheer to any celebration. Bonus! Most of them are really super easy to make, usually involving little more than some combination of paper, glue, twine, and fabric. Even beginning crafters can jump on the DIY …

Recently Pinning: Bright + Cheerful

Recently Pinning: Bright + Cheerful

Are you guys sick of hearing me complain about the weather yet? Because I’m getting sick of myself. I’m not usually one to bemoan Mother Nature, but seriously. It’s pushing mid-April and yesterday I was dodging snowflakes. Snowflakes, people. All of this to say, I probably shouldn’t be surprised that I’m pinning everything bright and cheerful I lay eyes on like it’s my job this week. Parties decked out in swags of colorful garland? Pinned! Clusters of rainbow hued balloons? …

Festive Decor from Party Supplies Now

Festive Decor from Party Supplies Now

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Can we talk about party decor for a minute? Obviously you know I love me some awesome party decorations. The more colorful and festive the better in my book! So today I am really excited to introduce you to Party Supplies Now. Featuring a wide selection of decorations from honeycomb balls to paper lanterns, from tissue pom poms …

New Orleans Inspired Brunch Menu

New Orleans Inspired Brunch Menu

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Throughout October I’m going to be taking some time off and have invited a handful of my favorite bloggers to join us. Today the awesome Andrea Hubbell is joining us! Andrea is a commercial photographer and the founder of Bella Eats, one of my favorite food blogs. She’s also co-creator of Beyond the Flavor, alongside Sarah Cramer Shields. If you love food and entertaining as much as I do, you absolutely must check out her work!

Friday lunch at Galatoire’s is a New …

A Fancy Halloween Party + Witches Brew Cocktail

A Fancy Halloween Party + Witches Brew Cocktail

Throughout October I’m going to be taking some time off and have invited a handful of my favorite bloggers to join us. Today the wonderfully talented Ashley Brooke of Ashley Brooke Designs is here with us. For loads of stylish ideas, don’t miss the Ashley Brooke Designs blog! Also make sure to check out her shop, loaded with beautiful stationery and her lovely hand illustrations.

Happy (almost) Halloween! Around here, we love a good dress-up sesh, but this year, I’m thinking …

Party Shopping: Host a Pie Party

Party Shopping: Host a Pie Party

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Completely inspired by Lisa’s mini pumpkin cheesecake pecan pies this morning, I so want to host a pie party! A few besties spending time in the kitchen, sipping on wine and whipping up loads of delicious pies. My claim to fame in the pie department is definitely my homemade apple pie with a flaky homemade crust that’s pretty much irresistible. (Um, even if I do say so myself.) This year I’d love to try experimenting a bit more, loading up …

Spooky Halloween Party Inspiration

Spooky Halloween Party Inspiration

Is it too early to talk Halloween? Maybe so, but let’s face it, October is already knocking on the door and here in Syracuse today it’s a whopping 55 degrees so it’s feeling decidedly like fall out there! Last week while visiting Erika, the latest issue of Country Living made an appearance on her doorstep. Let’s just say, I fell totally in love with their Halloween spread. I love this inspiration for a Halloween party! Think old apothecary bottles, vintage …

Party Shopping: Ice Cream Social

Party Shopping: Ice Cream Social

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On my dream cross-country road trip (which I hope happens sooner rather than later), one of my must-visit destinations is Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in Columbus, Ohio. From the perfect packaging to the drool-worthy flavor combinations and the finest ingredients going, I feel like Jeni’s is popping up everywhere these days and with good reason! Of course, we all already know that ice cream is my favorite food ever (followed closely by lobster) so hitting up Jeni’s as I cruise …

Loving Pretty Place Settings

Loving Pretty Place Settings

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I have always loved a pretty table. Whether elegant and traditional, rustic or modern, the table is such a fabulous opportunity to add color, texture and personality to a celebration. Lately I have found myself pinning some of the loveliest ideas and I couldn’t resist sharing a handful of favorites. Right now I am definitely loving pretty place settings…

{Photos, from top: Erik Ekroth Photography via Hatch Creative Studio / Jose Villa via Once Wed /Arielle Doneson Photography via Style Me …

Pretty Little Things That I Love vol. 15

Pretty Little Things That I Love vol. 15

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My general rule of thumb when setting a table for either a small gathering at home or a big celebration is to use pretty white dinnerware mixed and matched with color and pattern by way of linens, glassware and serving pieces. Lately I’ve been stumbling upon the prettiest things and I couldn’t resist sharing a few of my favorites to help inspire your next party. From pretty pastels to polka dots and bold herringbone patterns, these pieces are the perfect …

Loving Spring Dinner Parties

Loving Spring Dinner Parties

Happy Monday, friends! I hope everyone had a great weekend. For some reason over the last few weeks I’ve had an itch to throw a dinner party that I just can’t seem to shake. Maybe it’s time to invite a crew over for a little gathering? I love the ease of spring entertaining. It doesn’t take much more than a warm breeze and some fresh flowers to set the stage for the perfect little party.

{Photo credits, from top left: Dining …