Take It Outside

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According to the weather report, it's time to move the party outdoors. Just a few simple entertaining essentials can make even a simple meal alfresco seem like a celebration. Seating can often be an issue with impromptu gatherings; stock up on outdoor pillows in a variety of shapes and sizes, like these Marimekko cushions from […]

Inspired by Color

Inspired by Color

Happy Valentine's Day… much love to you from Let's Party Magazine and yours truly.  Today, I'm inspired by love and delicious chocolates (but that's another story).  And the inspiration I feel got me thinking… when we design an event, what are we inspired by?  Where do we get our inspiration?  In terms of decor and […]

A Little Pumpkin: Embracing the Season in Your Events

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For gourd-like squashes, pumpkins are pretty neat. They certainly are the quintessential fall item and carry with them a sense of both tradition and personality. Think about it: No two pumpkins are alike and the hunt for the perfect one is an activity many enjoy this time of year with family and friends. From Jack-o-Lanterns […]

Boy or Girl? The Gender Reveal Party

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Take a Seat – A Guide to Event Chairs

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A glorious image appeared recently on my Facebook feed featuring a gorgeous chair setting at a special event and it reminded me of how totally awesome chairs can be. I may be obsessed with linens, but selecting the correct chair for an event is just as fun …and really, they are a crucial element of […]

Celebrating One

Celebrating One

I can't believe it. Our little girl is going to be one. How did this happen? Other than the obvious… I mean, where did the time go? She is growing up before our eyes and every second of it is precious. This is cause for celebration… right? Not only that she is growing up and achieving milestones […]

Tablescapes for the Romantic

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What is romance exactly? We can describe it, we can feel it, but somehow it feels impossible to define. It is an atmosphere, a sentiment, a gesture and so much more. While romance may not be something we can label as concrete, it is something we can express and create in our events. We can foster […]

From Neon to… Nature?

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It is looking like 2012 is off to a bright start. Word on the street is neon is the hottest color palette for the year. Flashback to the '80's anyone? While I am sure neon conjures up images of interesting fashion choices, don't cringe just yet. In 2012, neon is sophisticated, tasteful and couture. Pair […]

The 12 Days of Christmas: Let’s Make Whoopie

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Made with tender loving care by my grandmother every Christmas, the whoopie pie is a cherished holiday dessert. Fittingly called the "whoopie pie", these baked goods make you want to share the love. Although disputed, according to Wikipedia, these desserts are considered a "…New England phenomenon and a Pennsylvania Amish tradition." Word is that Amish farmers […]

The 12 Days of Christmas: Holiday Pajamas

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Every year we would look forward to receiving the gift of holiday-themed pajamas on Christmas Eve. All members of the family received a pair and while not necessarily matching, they were most certainly cozy. And while pajamas are sometimes an after-thought for someone's wardrobe, these pajamas were always special. They were special for several reasons; they […]