Tis the season for parties. As a girl who just can’t help but put on parties, I can say they are a ton of fun but a lot of work! Cleaning, cooking, decorating then plus pre-party primping? It’s a lot! While hostess gifts should never be expected, I think a small gift is the sweetest gesture and it will ensure you’re invited back year after year. Here are some things I would be thrilled to receive (that tea towel says it all and is so cheap – I’d buy 10!)
I’m so excited to share our beadboard pantry, built from the ground up! It was a long process – we started the project in March (although it was a brain child for a year before then), and it is done, done, done. Not almost done, or just needs finishing touches. I mean done. And it feels good.
First, the pretty photos:
With so many parties and social engagements during the holidays I think it’s well worth it to buy a special dress to make your feel pretty all holiday long. To feel festive, you should look festive (and I’m not talking about ugly Christmas sweaters…) with a touch a bling, a swatch of red or green or a classic navy blue. Or go the super glitz route and recycle your Christmas look for New Years! With work parties, holiday dinners and events, you’ll get a lot of mileage out of it! Below are my picks for a festive holiday season.
Can you believe Halloween is almost here? You’ve seen my personal preference for black and white Halloween decorations – here’s some of the pictures that inspired my decor and food for the party I threw last year. Unfortnatly I’m terrible at multi-tasking the blogger/photographer/and party planner that I am, so hope these help get your imagination going. Halloween parties are some of the most fun!
Halloween is not a holiday I’ve ever decorated for, but last year we thought we’d throw a spooky get-together and I loved how our house turned out. We decided to stick to black and white for decor, keeping it simple and classic, and totally spooky. This year we were way too busy to decorate the whole house, so here’s last year’s never before seen decorations!