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kid’s parties

a contrast of black and white

I am very excited to finally share a few photos from the celebration of my twins turning three (see the story in Styled. issue five out today). The stark contrast fits them at this age and the elements were great fun to design. My favorite piece from the day being my husband’s broken down childhood […]

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a school time dessert bar

Bring out your inner school girl and style a dessert bar bake sale style. Offer sweet old-school lunch favorites made for an adult crowd; like butterscotch pudding cups in shot glasses (made with real scotch). Mini grilled cheese sandwiches made with Nuttella, brie and homemade raspberry jam. Finish off with espresso Twinkies. Lay out treats […]

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fabric balloons

I have a fun DIY to share today, taken from one of the editorial stories I styled for fall. Fabric balloons are a festive way to bring in texture when needed. I love their whimsical take on a very ordinary party supply. Make these balloons in multiple colors and in a combination of coordinating fabrics […]

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glittered box hats

In place of paper pointy party hats these glittered box hats will make your birthday girl and her friends feel really special. I adore how they ended up with such a festive and boxed vintage feel. Make your own glittered party hats using cardboard box frames found at local craft stores (I used oval but […]

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a moving party

The day we loaded our moving truck in San Diego we held a little last minute party. A play date for the kids with cardboard boxes, duct tape and a 26 foot moving truck. Having a party with kids the day you move is awesome because everything they could get into is nicely packed away. […]

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