Category Archives: Party Ideas for Adults


This year, to celebrate my daughter's birthday, we hosted a small late summer garden party.

Perfect timing for me to fancy up my beach cruiser with balloons and flowers to leave out front to greet guests.

The girls had a grand time running around the yard and drawing pictures in the little tepee that I […]

Roses and Rosé

Since rosé seems to be the unofficial drink of summer, I wanted to share a few photos of my "Roses and Rosé" party before this gorgeous season melts away.  

"Roses and Rosé" - with its pleasant alliteration- was born from my love of flowers and the occasional splash of rosé.  The compelling combination seemed […]


The iconic rock band U2 is bringing their latest tour to New York City this weekend -- perfect timing to share photos of a 40th birthday party that featured an awesome U2 tribute band!

U2 -- the real deal!

I loved planning this party with a friend who was very clear about what she wanted […]


Sometime it's all about the invitation.  My friend asked me to help her with a few details for an upcoming party that she was co-hosting and the first item on her list was a "special invitation."  Ahhh!!!  Music to my ears.  Now don't get me wrong...I love being invited to any party -- be it […]


There's no better way to hold onto that footloose and fancy free summer vibe just a little bit longer than by hosting a party!  Today I'm sharing photos of the late summer soirée that I helped my friend pull together to celebrate her husband's birthday.

The party was a classic clambake, but the raw elements - […]


This year, I wanted to usher in summer with a casual backyard soirée to get into the spirit of the season.  I decided that dusting off a tried and true tribute party that was an annual tradition for my husband's college fraternity would be just the ticket.  Enter: "Buffett Bash."

Yes, as in Jimmy.


The […]


Isn't it funny how a tidbit that you hear along life's journey can stay with you for such a LONG time?  This happened to me many moons ago when I was at a corporate retreat for a former employer.  One of the enrichment seminars being offered was "Color Meanings and Messages."  Right up my alley! […]


If I could take Doc Brown's DeLorean back in time, it would most definitely be to November 12, 1955 and the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance.  Back to the Future still ranks as one of my all time favorite movies and I just LOVE the music, style and spirit of the times embodied in Hill […]


Maybe it's the promise of sunshine.  Maybe it's all of the attention the city receives around the Oscars.  Or, maybe it's my upcoming vacation there that can't come soon enough.  Whatever the reason, lately my mind has been on lovely Los Angeles.



Growing up in Northern California, my family took an annual trip […]


Today I'm sharing photos from the SPF Love second anniversary celebration that took place last week at The Beach House in Old Greenwich.  My friend, Meg Geisler, founded SPF Love two years ago after being treated for melanoma.  SPF Love promotes sun safety through education, outreach and style (love Meg's chic tips on how to […]