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The Decorologist Throws a Retro Prom Party

Today I am very excited to introduce a VERY SPECIAL guest writer!!! Her name is Audrey, and she’s my brilliant and beautiful 16-year-old daughter. She helped me plan a retro prom themed party last week that she’s going to share with you in just a minute. Years ago, Audrey wrote her own blog called Audrey’s […]

How to Be the Hostess with the Mostest

It’s that time of year again. Time for holiday parties, gatherings with friends, and plenty of good food. My plan is to start decorating for Christmas this weekend after Thanksgiving. I’ll be hosting two Christmas parties this year, so I’ve got entertaining on my mind. Kirkland’s    For holiday gatherings, I usually do a buffet. […]

A Cupcake Decorating Birthday Party

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a party theme, I know. My youngest just turned 11, and I really thought she would be “so over” Momma’s themed birthday parties. Thankfully, she wasn’t – and she really, really wanted a cupcake decorating party theme. I’m down with that. Pin it to save this idea and links […]

Baby Shower for Heather Spriggs Thompson of Gathering Spriggs Magazine

This weekend, my home was the setting for a baby shower for a dear friend and fellow blogger, Heather Spriggs Thompson.  We met several years ago online (haha, I love to say that) and connected on both a personal and business level.  Her friends and family wanted to help welcome her baby boy into the world […]

Party Like a Vampire

This post is a re-vamp (pun intended) of one I did two years ago when I hosted a Twilight Dinner Party.  Since the latest Twilight movie is about to come out and it’s Halloween, I just had to share this with you (and since most of you weren’t following me way-back-when!).  You will LOVE this if you are a Twilight […]

Serving Hor D’oeuvres Elegantly

I love staging a party.  And I love staging an hor d’oeuvres table.  Rather than serving lunch or dinner, schedule your party for a time that assumes lunch or dinner has already been eaten.  Then you are free to choose an assortment of prepackaged frozen appetizers from Costco or Sam’s Club, easy grocery goodies like chips […]

Vintage Baby Shower

Baby showers are joyous occasions and don’t have to be generic or boring.   I always like to think about the honoree’s taste and style, as well as the baby’s room decor.    The honoree of this shower had an older son who was just moving out of the vintage western-themed nursery to make way for baby […]

Rainbow Birthday Party (Joan Walsh Anglund)

My inspiration for this birthday party was the amazing artwork of Joan Walsh Anglund.   Her artwork is immediately identifiable – she always draws children without noses and mouths.  You can find biographical information about this wonderful artist at http://members.shaw.ca/jwamail/. I found these never-opened paper plates and napkins in an attic of a friend of my mother’s.  I […]

Glass Bud Vases

Do you guys shop at Dollar Tree?  What a great place for finding mini-gifts, party favors, paper party products, stocking stuffers, holiday trinkets, and sometimes even good decor!   So I’m at my local Dollar Tree to stock up on Old London’s Melba Toast – but they don’t have it anymore!  Sad, but I did find these […]