Find Your Beach

Find Your Beach

The days of relaxing in a cabana or getting cozy in a hammock while taking sun-kissed selfies with my besties seems so far away. Mainly because I am not in my early twenties anymore, but also… ya know, COVID. But that doesn’t mean we can’t find our own beach! So let’s sip on a homemade piña colada and get into the beach vibe with this cabana-inspired decor:

Still want to ride the wave of creating an outdoor oasis? More below!

Stay Beachy!

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

Being Switzerland: A Neutral Tablescape

Being Switzerland: A Neutral Tablescape

There’s something so calming about a neutral palette for a tablescape. I love the warmth and coziness these tones bring to a room. I also love that this tablescape can be year-round. The brown tones are perfect for fall, but neutrals are also great for spring/summer. And who can resist a winter white?

My favorites are the adorable hedgehog and the elegant garden stool. Shop the look below!

Want to fully complete the look? Check out more coziness here:

Keep it Switzerland!

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

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

She said “yes” to this tablescape!

She said “yes” to this tablescape!

One of my nearest and dearest friends got engaged last weekend and as a surprise, my friend Molly and I put together a congratulatory table of gifts for the soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs.! Since Spring finally graced us with her presence, I decided to go with a Spring theme and stick to florals and pastels for this tablescape.

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To honor the special occasion, I brought out all my nicest china and crystal to toast the couple: my Waterford Lismore ice bucket and Waterford Lismore champagne flutes. I also brought out my Herend dessert plates in Queen Victoria.

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I am a print fanatic! I love mixing and matching prints. This festive table cloth is from Target and is perfect for tons of occasions. I have pulled it out for fiesta-themed parties, birthday parties (adults and kids), engagement and baby showers, Baptisms, Easter, etc. {Unfortunately, I bought it a year ago so they don’t sell it anymore. I’ve linked a similar one here:

I also *love* these pink llama napkins . They make me happy just looking at them that I might have to buy the matching tablecloth! I bought the napkins on sale at Madre in Dallas, one of my *favorite* stores. Madre is run by 3 beautiful mamas/interior designers. Not only is the store stocked with the cutest home goods and adorable children’s clothing, but they also are for hire for custom designing a nursery or your little one’s bedroom. They are super talented and I can’t wait to have kids and then hire them! Follow their Instagram here.

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This beautiful creation is from Tart Bakery in Dallas. I found the design of the wood bark and the initials carved in on Pinterest and Tart Bakery was so accommodating to create it for us.  The cake topper is from Paper Affair, one of my favorite places in Dallas for gifts (especially house warming or hostess gifts … and let’s be honest, gifts for myself).

The newly-engaged couple were over-the-moon for our tablescape surprise. We had so much fun celebrating them standing around this table full of snacks and fun.

All items on the table (or similar options) are linked below: