Archive of ‘Party Planning’ category

Traveling for the Holidays: Hostess Gift Ideas

Studio Oh! Mini Box of Recipes Champagne Cocktails

The holidays are quickly approaching and for many that means traveling to see family and friends wherever they may be. As you know, Mark and I love to cook and make festive drinks to share with our loved ones. But sometimes cooking, baking, or mixing just isn’t possible when you are heading our for a holiday […] Read more…

End of Summer Picnic Ideas

Mediterranean Orzo Salad - Iowa Girl Eats

Can you believe next week is Labor Day already?  This summer seemed to fly by – especially because we just got true summer weather here in Chicagoland.   I’m not complaining though.  We’ve had a wonderful summer so far filled with barbeques, outdoor concerts, camping, fun and relaxation, which was actually quite pleasant with the […] Read more…

Bachelorette Party Ideas

Fun Bachelorette Party Ideas

Planning a Tasteful Bachelorette

Fling Before the Ring!

The countdown has officially begun for my brother and soon-to-be sister-in-law to walk down the aisle!  Their wedding isn’t until November but I have the honor of planning the bachelorette party, along with the other bridesmaids! After planning my own wedding, I now realize just how many choices a bride has to make. It’s overwhelming, especially if […] Read more…

Decorating with Nature – Hanging Terrariums

Decorating with nature - hanging terrarium

Have you ever noticed that whenever you have people over, they always seem to gather in the kitchen? Much to my husband’s dismay, this happens quite frequently at our house (he’d rather everyone gather in the living room or on the patio).  But that is why we made sure to have a kitchen where our guests […] Read more…

Sweet Home Chicago Wedding Shower

Chicago Wedding Shower Party Decorations

We had a blast celebrating two of my favorite people last weekend!  I really enjoyed co-hosting my brother and soon-to-be-sister-in-law’s wedding shower with Madeline’s aunts, sisters, and my mom – everyone worked so well together and had a great time collaborating.  One of Madeline’s aunts was gracious enough to host the shower at her house, which worked out […] Read more…

Signature Wedding Shower Drink {Mimosa Bar!}

Signature Drink - Mimosa Bar

My brother and soon-to-be-sister-in-law are here!  We’re so happy to see them.  As I posted last week, we are getting ready for their wedding shower this weekend.  I’ve been working on a few more Sweet Home Chicago-themed decorations to have at the party (I’m planning on posting the finished products next week – stay tuned!) […] Read more…

How to Remove Wine Labels

Removing Wine Labels - Final product

In a few weeks, my brother, Kyle, and my soon-to-be sister-in-law, Madeline, will be coming up from Austin to celebrate their wedding shower.  We’re so excited to see them!  Madeline’s aunts, sisters, my mom, and I are planning the party together, and I’ve been creating some of the decorations the past few weeks. I thought I […] Read more…

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