There’s no better reason to celebrate the arrival of our latest addition, Charlotte Grace, and our new home than hosting a Sip and See/Housewarming Brunch with our family and friends.
As hostess and event planner I love any opportunity to cook for others! However, not everyone shares my enthusiasm, and I wanted to share my menu selections for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day celebrations.
New Year’s Eve Dinner
Serve shrimp, avocado, and arugula salad to start. Simply wash fresh or frozen shrimp. … Read more
There’s something about Fall when the kids go back to school, the air becomes crisp and football, apple and pumpkin picking are family past times. Using the flavors and the colors of the season it’s easy to decorate your front porch and tablescape with seasonal squash, apples, flowers, eggplant and a little glam with glitter! Host a fall dinner party, pumpkin carving or decorating party with stickers and glitter, or a Halloween party.… Read more
It was a pleasure being a part of cocktails and celebrations with the lovely women of the Junior League of Charlotte. Two events that occur twice a year are for new members, Kickoff and Graduation. Both serve a different purpose, but are similar in making the women feel welcome as new members of the Junior League of Charlotte.… Read more
Summer is one of my favorite times of year to gather with friends outside and enjoy a refreshing cocktail. While summer is winding down, that doesn’t mean the fun has to!
Make use of the bright, fun colors of summer and use those as your theme for your cocktail party. I used my favorite colors, coral, pink and aqua blue. … Read more
Horses, hats, and fashion go hand in hand at the Kentucky Derby.
Whether you are attending the races at Church Hill Downs, another horse racing event, or Derby party I hope these party ideas will inspire you.
You won’t want to miss our Derby Garden Party with lots of DIY, recipes, floral design, décor, and more which was featured on HWTM, Pizzazzerie, Sweetly Chic Events, and Kara’s Party Ideas!… Read more
As a wedding and event planner it was such a pleasure to style and design “Tying the Knot” bridal shower for Elizabeth.
Inspiration for this bridal shower began with the theme “Tying the Knot”, which was reflected throughout the design of the event. For example, the flower arrangements had flowers that were in the shape of hearts or were tied. … Read more
Just because summer is winding down doesn’t mean the fun has to stop!
Every summer my husband and his brother’s go on a boat trip, which is a perfect time for me to throw a summer soirée with the girls. I enjoy using the season’s fruits such as peaches and incorporating them into a menu. You can also use fresh berries or mangoes.… Read more
A wine tasting and tapas bridal shower or bachelorette party is a perfect theme for a bride who enjoys wine and doesn’t like to be the center of attention. This is a fun party that allows guests to mix and mingle and learn a little about wine. You can host this party in your home, at a wine cellar, a winery, or if the weather is nice outside in someone’s backyard or patio.… Read more
Mother’s Day was established by Anna Marie Jarvis, following the death of her mother Ann Jarvis, to honor mothers and motherhood. Congress officially designated the second Sunday of May as a holiday in 1914. Today, the occasion is celebrated in more than 150 countries.
Celebrate your mother this year with personal touches such as a simple but colorful flower arrangement, a homemade brunch, a beautiful luncheon, or dinner on the patio. … Read more