Although it's hard to beat fresh flowers, there's something to be said about their paper counterparts. While they've had our attention for some time (largely due to the creative visions of Zoe Bradley), their versatility have made them quite the star of weddings, parties, and tabletops lately. Looking for any and all excuses to put them to good use, we found nine creative ways to give your space a floral touch — no green thumb necessary.
We're teaming up with Gap to throw a few holiday bashes and bring a splash of color to your holiday season! Join FabSugar editors and Gap in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York on Wednesday, Dec. 14, for a fun night of hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, live music, and shopping — with a special discount. Enjoy up to 50 percent off the best gifts and an exclusive 20 percent off a special collection of gifts from Pantone, Chronicle Books, and more. At each event, be sure to check out our favorite holiday picks and enter to win one of five Gap GiftCards worth $200.
The official invite is above. Please let us know which party you plan to attend — we hope to see you there!
In addition to all the amazing runway shows and presentations that go on during Fashion Week, there are also parties — tons of parties — and you never want to look as if you're trying too hard or even worse, not trying hard enough. Even if you're miles away from Lincoln Center, there is undoubtedly a party in your near future; whether it's a birthday, bachelorette bash, or just an excuse to do some drinking and dancing, the goal is to look chic, effortlessly sexy, and worthy of the spotlight. There are definitely easy ways to channel that coveted sex kitten vibe, but this time we're thinking outside the basic LBD box. We've styled up five stylish party looks that are perfect for your next soiree. Click through to see and shop each one.
The lazy days of Summer are coming to a close, but school-aged kids are about to embark on a new chapter of their lives. If your lil ones aren't as excited for the start of school as you are, or if you're simply looking for an opportunity to throw a lil get-together to introduce your tot to her new classmates, a back-to-school party is a great way to get everyone together. Inspired by the party Just Call Me Martha threw for her tots, we've searched the web for products and ideas to help busy moms throw their own soiree together in no time. Check them out!
YumSugar editor Katie Sweeney recently hosted a Moroccan-theme dinner party and shared a photo of her decor with the Lovely Little Vignettes group. She writes, "Here is the tablescape from my half birthday dinner party last night. I did a Moroccan menu and had everyone sit on the floor around my coffee table." The table setting looks fabulous, doesn't it!? Not only do I love this exotic style, but it caters to those of us (like yours truly) who don't have a dedicated dining room. I have a small bistro table that seats a few guests, but my large coffee table would much more easily seat a party of eight for a cozy bash like this one.
Now I'm feeling inspired to whip up some couscous and a lamb dish for friends in my own home. So I've done some shopping and rounded up some Moroccan tabletop decor for the fete. Check it out below!
Earlier today, Colleen Reilly and Stephania Stanley, hosts of Thursday Night Dinners, shared their first party plan for Super Bowl Sunday. Here's their second party idea, which is perfect for those of you who may not be football fans.
As we all know (or maybe you don’t know because you don’t care), Sunday is the Super Bowl. For those of us who aren’t interested in watching a bunch of grown men in tights running into each other while chasing after a ball for a few hours, that’s ok, we don’t have to watch it. But we suggest that you not let this day that is designed for friends to hang out just pass you by. Instead we recommend that you throw a low-key, stress-free mini wine tasting for you and your girl friends that has nothing at all to do with Game Day.
A wine tasting is a really fun way to try a bunch of different wines and, as a host, to save on alcohol money by having guests supply. Our recommendation for wine tasting rules: First pick a wine theme. It can be as simple as “White Wines,” or a little more interesting with something like, “French Reds,” or “Cabernet Sauvignons.”
Ask guests (it’s good to stick around 15ish guests) to bring two bottles of the same wine (one wine, but two bottles of it) that fall into your category of choice. When guests arrive, immediately place one of the bottles into brown bags or handmade wine labels to cover the one currently on it. Put a number or a symbol on the bag or label that will signify that guest—be sure to write down on a piece of paper each guests’ number or symbol. The point is that no one knows who brought which wine.
It’s Super Bowl season, and Katie Sweeney, editor of YumSugar, shows you how to get your hostess game on with two delicious beer cocktails. The Clara, also known as a Shandy in England, is a refreshing, sweet mix of lager and sparkling lemonade. If you prefer a full-bodied beertail, combine equal parts of Bass and Guinness for a Black & Tan. But there’s a trick to this mix, so watch our video to see how it’s done.
More than 70 percent of the US is currently covered in snow! The weekend is upon us and that means lots of tots spending time outside sledding, building snowmen, and making angels in the snow. When all of the cold, outdoor fun is done, warm up your lil ones and their friends with a hot chocolate party that will get them toasty in no time. Using Smita Bhakta's Winter Warmer Party as our guide, check out our tips for everything you need to plan this tasty afternoon fete!
Photo courtesy of: The Party Wall
We owe model Dree Hemingway a big thanks for giving us an easy solution to two vexing fashion questions: how to make girlie things cool and how to wear summery pieces now? She attended a glam opening of the Christian Dior flagship store in Manhattan wearing a deliciously frothy dress from Dior's resort collection. Dree applied a dose of California cool and a layer of warmth simply by adding a slouchy sweater and belting it. Love it!
Byrdie Bell let her cocktail pants bloom at the Winter Wonderland Ball in NYC recently. The socialite-philanthropist-model-actress had one of the most intriguing outfits of the night, standing tall and proudly flare-legged among the more traditional crop of ladies in dresses. The '70s bell-bottom has resurfaced recently, but the evening bell-bottom could be ushering in a whole new trend in party dressing. What do you think?