Stay Calm & Carry On!

Stay Calm & Carry On!

Anyone else in need of some calming energy these days? Whether you like to do yoga, meditate, or something else, relaxing is an incredibly important part of life … especially in these high-stress times. Lavender works as an anxiolytic (an anxiety reliever) and as a sedative, to increase relaxation and calm, and help bring about sleep. Cue this lavender decor because it is bringing me all the zen vibes. Join me in adding the calmness to your cart:

Still feeling restless? Well, the purple plant’s healing powers for reducing stress are real. Lavender interacts with the neurotransmitter GABA to help quiet the brain and nervous system activity, reducing agitation, anger, aggression and restlessness. So fill your home up with some more peaceful energy with these favorites:

Don’t forget to practice the 3 R’s with me: Relax, Refresh, Recharge.

Stay calm and carry on!

Xx,

ArdyParty

Starry Night

Starry Night

Twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are… interested in out of these starry items? There’s just something magical about a midnight navy hue with a touch of metallic gold and silver. Although we’re supposed to be practicing social distancing, doesn’t mean you can’t create a Starry Night oasis in your own home to enjoy. And what better way to do that than with this 5-star decor!

I am also over the moon for these items:

Many are the stars I see, yet in my sight no star like thee!

Xx,
ArdyParty

French Bistro Charm

French Bistro Charm

Bonjour! Planning a trip to Paris soon? If not able to experience the City of Love authentically, you can always recreate the Parisian style at home with some Bistro-inspired decor.

The Bistro-style chairs are iconic. You can give your breakfast nook more charm with these options:

Complete your French cafe with these quaint accents:

Au revoir!

Xx,
ArdyParty

March Madness

March Madness

March Madness is upon us, which means I’m filling my bracket (and basket!) with all these winning items.

These pretty *pastel* pink picks are a slam dunk:

Get a Spring in your step with this Springy Floral decor:

Have an egg-cellent Spring!

Xx,
ArdyParty

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody

Calling all free spirits! Bohemian decor is back and about to take my tablescapes by storm. Bohemian decor is known for its rich colored hues and care-free style. So get your Alexa to play some Queen and rock out with these beautiful Bohemian must-haves:

Can’t get enough of the BoHo look? Me either. I got your back with even more options:

Xx,
ArdyParty

Ladies who Lunch

Ladies who Lunch

These items have inspired me to go buy a caftan and throw a brunch in my own honor. These entertaining goodies would also be ideal for a bridal brunch, baby shower or an old fashioned tea party with your gal pals!

How amazing is the blue acrylic salad bowl?! That is a must-have item, and it comes in a bunch of other colors too!

The beautiful feminine details of these other finds are also very pinky up worthy:

Spill the tea on what your favorite item is in the comments below!

Xx,
ArdyParty

Cheese, Wine and Everything Fine!

Cheese, Wine and Everything Fine!


Happy Valentines Day! On the day of love, I thought it would be fitting to talk about the two true loves of my life. Nope, not my son and husband… CHEESE & WINE! The absolute perfect pair. Each delicious on their own, but when consumed together… *magic*

Sweet Dreams Are Made of Cheese, Who Am I to Dis a Brie?

When hosting a party, putting out a cheeseboard is my go-to move. It’s easy to serve and easy for your guests to nibble on while mingling. My husband is a pro at the charcuterie display, and he loves having it be his special job when we have people over. But, even if arranging a cheeseboard is not your special talent — these cheeseboards are so pretty that it wouldn’t matter!

ALL my favorite cheeseboards at the moment:

Can’t forget the cheese knives:

When I sip, you sip, we sip!

A nice, clear wine glass is always a safe bet. But, it’s also fun to mix it up and have a little fun (…or A LOT of fun). Here are my favorite wine glasses right now:

 

I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine’s Day celebrating with your loved ones. And although you can’t buy happiness, you can buy cheese + wine… which is kind of the same thing. 🙂

Xx,

ArdyParty

Super Bowl

Super Bowl

Last night’s Super Bowl has me inspired to create a “manly” tablescape. I love the masculine energy these marble pieces bring, while still being beautiful and chic. Also, popcorn will never look better than when served in this beautiful brown glass bowl

Let’s get wild with these serving platters and accessories:

Losing my marbles over all this marble:

Here are some other goodies I have my eye on to complete the “manly” vibe:


 

What’s your favorite?

Xx,

ArdyParty

Outdoor Oasis

Outdoor Oasis

This dreary January weather has me dreaming of the warm, sunny days to come. I just moved into a new house and can’t wait to host parties in my backyard. These are some of my top picks right now for creating your own outdoor oasis:

I also have my eye on these goodies:

Now let’s just pray that the ground hog doesn’t see his shadow next week, because these items have me *READY* for Spring!!

Xx

ArdyParty

Shop the entire look here:

Polish Your Bar Cart Style

Polish Your Bar Cart Style

It’s 5 O’clock somewhere! When hosting, it’s always important to keep your bar cart stocked and fresh. Here are some of my favorite accessories to make your bar cart look polished and inviting.

Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner…

{ Gradient Glasses // Green Stripe Carafe }

The colors of these glasses are gorgeous, and would make any bar pop. I guarantee your bar cart won’t be a ‘Baby in the corner’ if these glasses/carafe are on it, instead yours would be dirty dancing front and center stage making sure you’re having the time of your life! (Random/terrible analogy, I know.) Anyways 🙂 They are both super unique and using the carafe to serve wine would definitely bring a certain cool factor to the party.

Shaken, Not Stirred…

{ Gem Cocktail Stirrers // Evil Eye Cocktail Stirrers }

No need to follow in James Bond’s footsteps. You can have your martinis shaken and stirred by using these fabulous cocktail stirrers. I love putting cocktail stirrers in a cup on my bar cart as another way to decorate it, along with it being practical.

Ice, Ice Baby…

{ Acrylic Ice Bucket // Antique Butterfly Ice Bucket – similar }

All right stop. Let’s collaborate and listen… cause this quirky-cute acrylic ice bucket is only $20!!!

White Claw SZN…

{ Cactus // Cheers // White Claw Tea Towel }

White Claw SZN will be here before you know it. Although, for some (me!), it’s White Claw season year-round… so this tea towel is already in my shopping cart.  A bar cart *absolute must* is a stack of adorable cocktail napkins for people to grab… these two would add instant cheeriness to your bar.

Don Draper Inspo…

{ Penguin Cocktail Shaker // Coasters }

A martini shaker is always a fun accessory to help fill out your bar cart and make it look legit. I own this penguin cocktail shaker, and although I’ve only used it a handful of times, I always leave it on display because it tends to get a lot of compliments. I LOVE these coasters. They have a sophisticated look without being boring. I imagine that these would be on Don Draper’s office, just waiting for a martini. If you are looking for something more fun, these pink coasters are perfect:

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Sip Sip… Hooray!

{ Neon Tumblers // Clink Champagne Glass – similar }

Having a few glasses readily available on your bar cart makes it easy on your guests to help themselves (which also makes it easier on you as a hostess). I like to have a mix of nice glasses and some fun plastic/paper ones for guests to choose from.

The Belle of the Ball…

{ Gold Round Bamboo Cart // Acrylic and Bronze Cart }

Last, but not least… the cart! Whether you want to put Baby in the corner (aka the round cart) or front and center stage (the rectangle cart) of the room, you can’t go wrong with either of these beauties. (I really don’t know why this weird analogy is sticking with me…  😛)

Cheers!

ArdyParty