entertaining inspiration and design

Invitations

Sharing the invitation I designed for a fall farm-to-table dinner party I co-hosted with a dear friend a couple of weeks ago. I’m always a fan of entertaining and getting our friends together to share in good food and good conversation – especially for no reason at all. But this invite works even if you do have a reason to gather…like Thanksgiving or really any party this season. The invite is available on my Etsy Shop and the coordinating party kit available soon – check back next week for party photos. Happy November!




Is it June? I can hardly believe it’s 2013, let alone halfway through the year! It’s been a busy first half, and I’m excited to share lots of projects with you all this summer.

Most recently is a shower I had the pleasure of co-hosting for one of my dearest friends. She’s keeping the gender a surprise until the delivery, so we decided on the shower theme “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and played up the gender possibilities with rosy-pink and minty-blue accent colors, balanced out with kraft paper, golds and whites. Who said gender neutral couldn’t mean both pink and blue tones? The recipient address calligraphy on the envelopes was done by Mizue Ohira, isn’t it beautiful? Enjoy the invitation photos, event photos coming very soon!





With Thanksgiving officially so last week, I finally had a moment to photograph my son’s birthday invites for his upcoming Paper Airplane Party. He’ll be two in a few weeks and like most two-year old boys is fascinated with planes. So I combined his love for paper (yes…he still loves the box and packing more than the item) and airplanes together – mixing in a bit of vintage airmail, stars and stripes, and a few flying paper planes for the invite. Enjoy the photos!




The invitations are available on my Etsy Shop now with the coordinating partie kit coming soon!

I’m totally loving the whole gender reveal party craze that’s happening lately, and couldn’t help but get on board! Inspired by my Kitschy Little Man birthday party, this gender reveal invite is a my peppy take on the whole “little mister or miss” theme. Being a mother of one who couldn’t wait to find out what we were expecting, I love the idea of getting friends and family together to cast a vote, celebrate the baby and then be part of the reveal. A fun mid-pregnancy party for the first baby, or a great way to celebrate the second (or third…or fourth…) in lieu of a shower! Invites sold on my Etsy Shop with the partie kit and styling tips coming very, very soon!




This summer I’ve had the pleasure of working on several custom projects for brides. From shower invitations to wedding materials to planning and styling bridal party dinners, it’s all been so much fun! Today I’m sharing the invitations I designed for a Champagne Bridal Shower. The hostesses wanted to throw a sophisticated shower to celebrate the bride’s impending nuptials – and nothing says ‘celebrate’ better than popping some bubbly! The invitations complemented the bride’s navy and white wedding colors, and were designed with a wrap-around band reading “bubbly and bliss”, which when removed revealed all the shower details. Enjoy the photos!