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As a special treat for the party in series, Amanda is sketching celebratory drawings of each city name. Download the 5×7 Charelston print here and use for postcards, gift tags, invitations or stash away a set of your favorite city prints to frame together at home.

I’ve never dreamt of living in South Carolina until I was introduced to Olivia’s blog and then dreams of taking trips to the shore and throwing parties in the garden of my grand southern estate set in. Olivia helped me compile this list of places to help make a Charleston fete fab.

Here are the best resources for planning a party in Charleston, SC:

Sugar Bakeshop makes cakes and tasty sweets that are almost too pretty to eat. The caramel cake is Olivia’s personal favorite! It is also hard to resist the French pastries and the colorful macaroons at the Macaroon Boutique.

The award for best tacos in the city goes to Taco Boy, try them if you are ever in town and luckily they have a taco truck that is available to rent for parties.

Daley Ann offers custom calligraphy and fun illustrated maps that make sure your guests find the party with ease.

For the perfect location, of course one of Charleston’s best assets are their beautiful plantations. Middleton Place is home to the sprawling landscaped gardens that are some of America’s oldest. The pretty photos above are of a wedding that was held at River Oaks, situated right on the water it makes for a dreamy, pastoral setting. For a more casual setting, Battery Park is right near historic downtown and is home to one of the cutest gazebos for guaranteed southern charm.

Stems is also an important place to know and is your best bet for flowers that will take your party from mediocre to fantastic.

Images by Virgil Bunao.

This post was written by contributor Melanie Blodgett; a party planner who writes daily at the lifestyle blog, You Are My Fave. She currently resides in Denver with her husband Ryan.

PS. Next week we’ll be partying in San Diego!



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  1. i’m saving this post, for sure. my husband and i visited Charleston for the first time in May and fell absolutely head over heels. We’ve made plans to move there some day.

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