St. Patrick’s Day is a week away! Time to get the beer and ‘Kiss Me, I’m Irish’ buttons ready. In that spirit, here are some of my favorite green things for entertaining.
Getting very excited about this party product line.
Loving the mismatched bridesmaid dresses from this beautiful wedding.
Absorbing all the good advice from last week’s After the Jump podcast.
Wanting to make everything Megan makes after trying my hand at her french silk pie.
Dreaming about spring clothes.
Thinking this is great brunch hosting inspiration.
Needing to jazz up some envelopes (yes, needing).
Listening to this playlist on repeat.
When Jess, the Perpetual Hostess, asked me to help with her birthday party earlier this month, I knew I was in for a good time. Jess loves bringing people together and it showed in every facet of this shindig. We started with her winter party inspiration and focused on making things beautiful and fun.
Jess loved these calligraphy signs so we used their templates to create the ‘little eats’ and ‘little treats’ signage. I used those templates as a reference to create the ‘#happybirthday’ that hung over the fringey streamer backdrop. She served simple yet delicious appetizers, several homemade desserts and the Blackberry Sparkler as a signature cocktail (based on this recipe minus the thyme). I created curly ribbon cocktail stirrers based on these and pop rocks were given as favors.
I had such a blast helping make Jess’ birthday come to life. She’s a gem with a great group of friends and I was honored to hang with them for a night. See more photos and details over on Jess’ blog. While you’re there, creep around for great hosting tips and tricks.
Hashtag Happy Birthday.
Party Sourced: Pop Rocks and Glass Vials for Party Favors // Ribbon + Bamboo Skewers for Cocktail Stirrers from Michaels // Gold Flatware, Plastic Stemware, Streamers + Napkins Party Depot // Plastic Plates from Safeway // Star Balloons from Party City // All photos by The Perpetual Hostess
Who’d have thought National Margarita Day was in February? I have to say I’m pleasantly surprised and happy to have a reason to break out the pitchers, salt and limes.
Since it’s a national holiday it’s basically a required celebration. Grab the tequila. Here’s your National Margarita Day party roadmap.
EAT: Tacos are a pretty perfect match for National Margarita Day and this is one of my favorite recipes.
DRINK: Margaritas are a given but mix things up with a few varieties like this classic, this spicy take, this colorful option or maybe even this sorbet.
MAKE: This bar cart would showcase the margarita selections nicely.
BAKE: Spiced flourless chocolate crinkle cookies keep things on message.
WEAR: Blazer and a tee for the win.
Some favorite old and new jams for a day of love. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Lots of fun heart-shaped DIYs floating around the internet lately. These are some of my favorites and they’d be perfect for a Valentine’s Day soiree. Also I need these cocktails in my life.
I’ve got Olympics on the brain and the only cure is gold, silver and bronze (that’s really more like copper) entertaining pieces. Go Team USA.
Thinking this is a great hostess gift idea.
Getting excited about this weekend’s birthday party.
Listening to this slow jammed cover more times than I can count.
Pinning a lot of pretty wedding dresses.
Laughing at these contemporary dance moves.
Needing this tote.
Loving these Valentine’s Day cards.
Most definitely watching unplugged tonight.
Cataloging cool quotes around town.
And believing this.
Lots of clean lines and colored shapes in this week’s round up. The geometric trend is here to stay and I’m definitely on board (especially with a cutting board). Yep, couldn’t resist.