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


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



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


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 […]

The 12 Days of Christmas: Let’s Make Whoopie


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: A Holiday Craft

Candy Cane Mouse

   Coming up on my first Christmas with a little family of my own, I have spent considerable time reflecting on what has made the holidays special through the years. Looking to the future, there is self-inflicted pressure to decide what traditions my husband and I will carry on as our family grows. And also […]


apples galore!

  It feels like fall today in the desert. Of course, I didn't wait for the cooler temps to welcome the season. I embraced the month of October by heading out to Willcox, Arizona to a beautiful little farm and apple orchard called Apple Annie's. Apple picking is of course, the quintessential fall activity and […]

Linen Obsessed Part 2: Hot Fabric Trends

Linen Obsessed Part 2

Have I mentioned that I am obsessed with linens yet?  Oh, wait… I did in another post dedicated to linens.  Well… good for you, I love linens so much, you get another post.  This one dedicated to the hot fabric trends of 2011.  So here's to the fabrics  you want to showcase at your events […]

New Year’s Resolutions: Consider Your Health Conscious Guests in 2011

Baked Onion Rings

Happy New Year!  As we step into 2011, we are faced with exciting new prospects, journeys to embark upon, challenges to overcome and lessons to be learned.  And as part of the traditions that come with a New Year, we set goals, hopes and dreams for ourselves – known as the New Year's Resolution.  The […]