A Pretty and Pink Adorable First Birthday Party for London

This birthday party may have happened a few months ago, but we’ve been saving it for a good reason.  Obviously, from the very first photo, there’s a whole lot of pink!  This pretty and pink first birthday party was just so perfect for Valentine’s Day!

When London’s mama Danielle reached out to us that she wanted to make her birthday extra special, we knew we were going to have fun!  We came up with a pink ombré theme and carried it through-out the party.  From balloons to flowers, you have to see the pretty to believe it!

This party is also featured on 100LayerCakelet today!

Beautiful photos by Lyndsey Yeomans

Let’s just start with this gorgeous ombré balloon backdrop by Wild Child Party…  I think this is my favorite they’ve ever done!!!

For the tables we had Felisa from Of The Flowers create more ombré prettiness.  Together with the beautiful tabletop from L’entramise, it was really quite a stunner.  I love the way it all came together, so simple yet feminine and eye catching.

And how about those copper chairs from Found Rentals?  Look familiar?  We love them so much we used them in our shoot last week!  They really are a great addition to any event….

Next up, the most adorable little birthday girl you’ve ever seen!

Good looks obviously run in the family!  And they are just as beautiful on the inside…

Of course our friend Courtney from Poppy Jack Shop had to put her touch on this party!  She created all of the beautiful signage pieces for the event.  No first birthday is complete without a milestone and photo sign!!

I think this has to be the lounge of all first birthday party lounges… Found Rentals has so many amazing rental options, it’s alway fun to play with their collection.

Another thing a first birthday party deserves?!  A bar!!!  Truly this is for the parents, because they definitely deserve a big old drink!!!

Lastly, the desserts at this birthday party were insanely good.  So good, I am about to share about a million photos of them, haha!  Sweet & Saucy Shop does it again…

As long as we’re talking about desserts, we’ve gotta look at the smash cake!  This is such a fun tradition for a first birthday, and I love to make it special.  Each child is different with their cake, and London was of course incredibly sweet.  Hers was set in front of the prettiest backdrop from Foto Vibe Photostation.

Hope you liked this one as much as I did!



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By on February 12, 2018 in BIRTHDAYS, CELEBRATIONS, KIDS


A Galentine’s Wine & Cheese Night with the Best Babes

I’ve got the ultimate girl’s night out for you today with this Galentine’s wine & cheese night!!  Every girl needs a good night out with their best babes near Valentine’s Day… Certainly it’s a day of love with our men, but we’ve gotta recognize the other great loves in our lives…  Our girlfriends!!!  Because without them, where would we be?!  And for some of us, we’d rather be with our ladies than our men most days, ha!

I wanted to style and design a fun Galentine’s Night for my best girls!!  Lucky for me they are all talented fellow vendors so we got to have lots of fun and make the night extra pretty. The party was held at The Ma’amsion – aka the new amazing studio owned by Jesi of Jesi Haack Design, Carissa of JL Designs and Erica of 1011 Makeup.  I had a vision of pinks and mustard yellow for the colors and went from there!

Obviously a good girls night involves some key elements – wine & food.  That’s why I opted for a wine & cheese night!  Of course we reached out to our friends at One Hope and Smoke & Brine to make this idea a reality.  They made our dreams come true with this one, some of us had a little too much fun!  And by some of us, I mean me, hehe…

Keep scrolling to see all of the magic, or head to Green Wedding Shoes where it is also featured!

Photos by Pearl & Ash Photography

First things first, this stunner of an invite by Poppy Jack Shop.  She got the colors I wanted right, mustard yellow and pink!  Love that combo so much, and I know you will too once you scroll through these photos…

The gorgeous florals are by Rooted & Wild.  Yep, that talented lady who just showcased a DIY floral arrangement on the blog earlier this week!  Indeed, this lady knows what she’s doing in the flower department.

Equally amazing as the florals – the insane balloon installation from Wild Child Party.  Jolie, my friend and owner, was a guest and really brought it with the most amazing girly pink balloon arrangement!

The pretty tabletop pieces were from L’entramise, and the gorgeous table runners are from Party Crush Studio.  I also bought and stained individual boards and had the talented Courtney from Poppy Jack Shop add her calligraphy to each making them place cards.  Such a fun way to personalize something for your guests and a sweet gift for them to leave with!

Clearly, we had One Hope, which never fails to get us nice and toasty… Perhaps some of us a little too toasty, haha!

We didn’t have any fun at all… None, I swear!!

Feast your eyes on this beauty!  Smoke & Brine knows how to create a whole lot of pretty!!

Last but not least we got to enjoy the prettiest and yummiest treats brought by Melody, owner of Sweet & Saucy Shop all on the prettiest bed of pillows from Found Rentals! Sweet & Saucy Shop’s desserts are equally yummy as they are unique and beautiful.

Ultimately I think we all need girl time, it’s so important to have a good squad of babes on your side.  Without a doubt, these girls I get to call my friends are some of the best!



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A Stylish Super Bowl Party Gathering with Friends

The Super Bowl may as well be a national holiday as far as I’m concerned!  It’s a day where we get together with our friends and family and celebrate and eat… Sounds like most holidays to me!  Therefore I like to treat it as something special and style it up.  Who says you need to have brown footballs all over the house as decor?  Not me!
I recently styled this party for friends that would be the perfect atmosphere for that special Sunday coming up!  We’ll even let a few of the guys join, if they’re lucky!
Photos by Corrie Lynn Photo
This party is also featured on SMP Living today!

The first thing I think of for the Super Bowl is the food!!  I teamed up with our favorite local caterers Colette’s Catering and asked them to make some fun party food with a healthy edge… They delivered and everything was delicious!  We munched on things like a 7 layer Mediterranean dip, Brussel sprout chips, and chicken stuffed jalapeño poppers.  It was all so tasty and we didn’t feel guilty afterwards!  It was seriously perfect!

The next thing I think about are drinks of course!!  We had beer and champagne out because well, you have to! One Hope Wine always has the fun shimmer bottles we love so much.  But we also made a fun signature cocktail – Beermosas, and let’s say they were a hit!!

As far as tabletop, when I have an event like this I try to keep things as easy as possible on myself.  Lately I’ve been using the amazing L’Entramise, a gorgeous single use tabletop line.  Everything they have is great quality and also looks amazing.  They have multiple options so you can customize your table for any event.  I especially love their glassware options, good disposable glassware is so hard to find!  And it’s so easy to clean up after, just toss everything!

Next, you need to add florals… We’ve said this before but they make an event!  Yes, even for a Super Bowl party…  You don’t need much but if you have a few stand out arrangements like these from Rooted and Wild you are set!  Get your coffee table, kitchen table and possible mantle styled up and you are good to go!  Now after that, don’t forget the details.  My friend Courtney from Poppy Jack Shop created fun signage pieces for us to play with and football cocktail stirrers.  Plus she made the cutest invite for our guests!

Now as you can see, having a stylish Super Bowl party is pretty easy!  The only other thing you need to worry about is having fun with your guests and rooting for your team!



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A Healthy Ladies Lunch & Recipe with True Food Kitchen

With the start of a New Year most of us are in the mind set to be healthy.  Of course, it’s always a challenge, especially when going out into social gatherings.  Finding a yummy yet healthy place to eat out and get together with friends can be tricky, except if you go to True Food Kitchen!  This is one of my favorite spots to eat because of their fresh and healthy menu and their vibrant atmosphere.  I even have their cookbook in my arsenal at home and often turn to it for inspiration!

My friend Julia Wheeler and I wanted to get a few of our friends together to have a healthy ladies lunch and immediately thought of True Food Kitchen.  They have an amazing private room for events that was the perfect space for us to host!  It’s picturesque and colorful, we just had to add a few personal touches to the table to make it even better!  We wanted the colors of the table to reflect the vibrance of the food!  Special thank you to our talented friends Twinkle & Toast, Wallflower Inspiration and Hostess Haven for making this table come life!

Beautiful Photos by Dulcet Creative
This lunch is also featured on Style Me Pretty Living today!

Not only was it great to catch up with friends after the hustle and bustle of the holidays, but also none of us had to feel guilty with their delicious and healthy menu.  Plus, we even had a private tutorial on how to make the best guacamole.  In fact, it’s the best I’ve ever tasted!  And that’s saying a lot, because I LOVE guacamole!!  Lucky for you True Food is sharing the recipe with you today!  You may be saying, big deal, guacamole?!  But this one is a great way to add leafy greens and comes with a citrus twist!  Trust me, you’ll want to try it!!

Kale Guacamole 

Serves 4-6



½ cup Blanched and chopped kale 
1/3 cup Poblano peppers, roasted and peeled seeds removed
1/8 cup Cilantro chopped
1/8 cup Green onions chopped 
1/3 cup Grapefruit segments 
1/3 cup Orange segments
½ teaspoons sea salt 
4 Avocados, lightly smashed 



Remove stem from kale and blanch leaves in boiling lightly salted water until tender (approx 45 seconds). Shock in ice water till chilled, squeeze dry, finely mince and set aside. Roast poblano pepper until charred on all sides, peel skin, remove seeds, finely mince and set aside in a large bowl, lightly smash avocado. Mix in blanched kale, poblano, cilantro, onions, citrus and salt until well incorporated. Serve with pita chips and enjoy! 


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A Boho/Mid Century Winter White Celebration to Ring in the New Year

We’ve got one last celebration for you before we say so long to 2017!  I’ve been wanting to do a winter white themed dinner party for some time now, and this was the year.  Furthermore, it was the perfect excuse to gather a few of our friends, make something pretty, and celebrate!  I teamed up with Carissa from JL Designs and our mid century/boho dreams came to life.

One of the best things about the holidays is gathering your friends and celebrating, we did just that.  A few of us ladies got together and ate and drank and just had fun, in a beautiful setting.  It was perfect and I wish we did it more often.  This dinner party is the perfect inspiration for a NYE bash as well!  

So get your pin button ready, because it’s about to get good…

Photos by the talented Mike Radford

This shoot is also featured on Inspired By This today!

Kicking it off with the invite of course…  River & Bridge created this beautiful suite for the menu and invite and A Fabulous Fete handled the calligraphy.  I love the simplicity and the modern feel of it all, and it complimented our winter white theme perfectly…

My sweet friend Carissa did the gorgeous flowers, using different blooms in white with pretty greenery.  This girl makes magic with florals!  Did I mention that she’s just one of the best people ever too?!  It’s always a good time with her!  Love her so much!!

Carissa and I used items from our own collections at home to set the table.  It’s amazing what a few designers can come up with together!  And it’s a good thing both of us have a love for white and gold!!  Most of the items are still available and I linked to them at the bottom of this post…

Every dinner should have long taper candles, it just makes it more magical!

I love the way the menus by River & Bridge and the place cards by A Fabulous Fete complimented the table.  We just added a sprig of Winter greenery to dress it up a bit!

Now, onto the best part… The food and drinks!!!

Colette’s Catering spoiled us yet again with a delicious holiday themed menu.  First they served a winter kale salad that had the most delicious vinaigrette.  In addition to that deliciousness, we had butternut squash tortellini and braised short ribs… YUM!!!

Of course we had the One Hope flowing this night!  Since it’s all of our absolute favorite!  Rosé and Champs are always a must for a celebration with the ladies!!

Finally, there has to be a dessert to finish it all off!  Beverly’s Bakery made the cutest mid century winter white themed cake, and it was as yummy as it looks!!

Such a fun night with such amazing friends!!!

Cheers to another amazing year!!!!  Can’t wait to share more in 2018!!!!



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