Entertaining is something that I love to do and have enjoyed sharing on PPT. I think it is one of the ultimate acts of giving, as you are opening yourself up and attempting to create a memorable experience for others. Here are a few of my favorite parties. It’s an eclectic collection – everything from a child’s birthday to a book launch party. Just click on the highlighted party and you can read the original post and learn more about that particular event.
The first photo is from the Garden Party I hosted last Spring. The party coincided with the May issue of Better Homes and Gardens, in which my tulips were featured, along with a Tulip Party. When I planned the party, I wasn’t sure if the Tulip Party would be in the magazine, so it was a very happy and fun coincidence.
Next up is a Confetti and Champagne Birthday party for my friend, Lisa. She loves pink and champagne, so that was the focal point. One of my favorite features of the night was the Veuve Clicquot cookies I had created.One of the largest and most exciting parties I’ve coordinated was an event to celebrate the publication of Modern Mix by my friends, Eddie Ross and Jaithan Kochar. One of the most heartfelt parties I’ve planned was the 4th birthday party at home for my youngest son. He still talks about it as one of his favorite parties and memories. Ultimately, that’s the goal! He loved race cars, so that was the theme. It was a fairly simple party and luckily a beautiful day, so we had the party on the side lawn. I loved these precious cupcakes!On a smaller scale was an intimate birthday dinner for my friend who loves purple. I basically went to town on that color!Finally, I loved being a party of a progressive party in my neighborhood. There were 3 hostesses: one for appetizers, mine for dinner and a final house for dessert. We coordinated the napkins and florals, so that there was a coordinated look and feel at each of the houses. This is just a sampling of some of the parties I’ve hosted…and shows that no matter how big or small, elaborate or simple that a few key elements can make your guests or honoree feel truly special. And, isn’t that the whole point? Making people feel special.