Friday, January 13, 2012

Super Hero Party...TOMORROW!

I can't believe that my oldest just turned FIVE! Tomorrow we are celebrating with a Super Hero party and he couldn't be more excited!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Merry Christmas...a few days late! Thanks to my friend Kelly of WH Hostess for creating our Christmas card this year!

I have been THE.WORST.BLOGGER lately! I can't apologize enough! So much has been going on lately, but I won't bore you with the details. All good things though! I promise to be back in full swing soon. I can't wait to catch up with everyone!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Lots of Love ~ Christi

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Holiday Giveaway With WH Hostess!


Last week I had the pleasure of hosting Kelly Lyden of The Party Dress and WH Hostess in my home to help kick of the holiday season with her BEAUTIFUL stationery and products! We had a fabulous turnout and I was blown away by all of the cute things she had to offer! Not only does she design pretty stationery and holiday cards, she also offers lots of gifts such as custom trays, coasters, notepads and more. Lucky for you, we have teamed up for a giveaway and the winner will receive a $50 credit to her shop!

{Read below for the details...}








WH Hostess Giveaway Details
The winner will receive a $50 credit to the shop
Everyone is a winner because Kelly is offering a 10% discount {code WHHOLIDAY11} for all orders placed by Wednesday, November 23rd.

* Visit WH Hostess to see the fabulous holiday stationery products. Leave a comment here to let us know which is your favorite.

* Earn an extra entry by 'liking' The Party Dress on Facebook. Be sure to let me know that you did this by leaving a SECOND comment below.

* If you want to help spread the word about the giveaway, that will earn you ANOTHER entry!

Seriously ladies, the holiday collection has so much to offer! My wish list is a mile long!

Hurry and enter!
The giveaway ends Sunday, November 20th at 11:59 p.m. CST. Winner will be announced on Monday.

Good luck!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

{Real Parties} An Apple Harvest Birthday Party


Fall is almost over, but I just had to share this DARLING apple harvest party with you! Katie Nguyen Wells of Petite Social styled the most adorable birthday party for a recent client. The party was held in a beautiful open field and near a large oak tree. Katie used nature as the backdrop to the styled tables.


The children's table was so quaint. The color scheme used, kraft and red, is an all time favorite of mine! Katie incorporated burlap as well which I LOVE.
{I think I might have a slight addiction to burlap!}


The kraft paper lunch boxes held a delicious, fuss-free lunch of wrapped sandwiches, chips and fresh fruit served in mason jars.


Each little party guest took him a goody bag filled with items from a scavenger hunt and apple harvest themed cookies by JP Creatibles.



What a pretty and simple homemade cake!

And the mason jar arrangements added the perfect amount of charm and frill to the party!


Don't you just love the homemade feel of this party! Be sure to visit Petite Social's website for more party inspiration!

Petite Social - event styling + photography
JP Creatibles - custom cookies
Sweet LuLu - milk glasses + straws + twine
PaperMart - kraft lunch boxes
The Homespun Hostess - burlap bags (which held the cookies)

Monday, November 14, 2011

{Fall} Personalize Your Pumpkins With Nailheads


It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner and that fall is coming to an end. If you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your home this year, here is a simple and modern way to dress up your doorstep (or anywhere else in the house that needs last minute fall decor).


Step 1:

Gather your supplies: pumpkin, railheads, a pencil and decorative ribbon.

Step 2:

Think about your design before you draw it on the pumpkin.

Step 3:

Draw your pattern onto the pumpkin (you could use a stencil too).


Step 4:

Once your design is drawn on the pumpkin, start inserting the railheads one by one.
(line them up so they are touching on both sides)

Step 5:

Finish up your design or letter and there you go! You have a modern update to a traditional pumpkin!


You can use railheads on any type of gourd - not just a pumpkin!

A big thank you to Kelly Lyden of The Party Dress for featuring my DIY tutorial in the latest issue of her magazine!