Simple but Elegant Floral Arrangement

Recently, I attended a cocktail reception hosted by Elan Artists at the Four Seasons Hotel. The entertainment was hot and the Rosemary Vodka Lemonade cocktails were yummy but the floral arrangements by Janet Flowers Weddings and Events were phenonmenal. They were simple but very elegant - ideal for many settings - and so easy to duplicate. To make, tie a small bunch of flowers with colorful electrical wire; gently lay the bouquet on one side of the vase so that the stems barely touched the water. Add colorful sand or marbles to add impact.

Create an Experience with Strolling Entertainment

I'm helping FACETS, a local non-profit organization with their annual fundraising event, Fall for FACETS in November. The Chair would like to enhance the event from an auction to a very special event. One of my recommendations is to add strolling entertainment, such as an autumn-inspired stiltwalker (pictured) from Cast of Thousands Entertainment to greet guests - and later, kick off the live auction.


No More Drink Confusion

I was doing research for a pool party and came across these super cute flip-flop coasters in tropical colors. Handmade by Amorevivo and sold on etsy.com, they also come with matching straws.


Coastal Celebration

Inspired by my husband's love for broiled lobster dripping with sweet, melted butter, I created this tablescape for his birthday party. Leveraging existing fish dishes and flatware, I changed up the look of my dinner table with a few items from around the house.

White oversized lobster napkins as placemats;

Stacked square glass vases with blue fabric (or scarf) tied at the center; plush toy lobster at the top.
Additional square glass vases flanked the tall centerpiece, each filled with blue glass beads, white candle and seashells from the shore.


Watermelon Beverage Dispenser

I found this super clever idea on karen's party ideas. A beverage dispenser made from a watermelon! She cut open a long/tall watermellon, scooped out the inside and added a spigot and some pink lemonade. Such a refreshing idea; I can't wait to make one for my next BBQ.