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Here are some fabulous photos from one of our summer outdoor parties… from a fab photographer Jen O’Sullivan.  

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7 Tips for Throwing a Great Outdoor Party

We are right in the middle of the sizzling summer season, so it’s the perfect time to throw an outdoor party.  Successful outdoor entertaining doesn’t have to be elaborate, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dazzle guests with an elegant event they will be sure to enjoy. 1. Make sure your guests are comfortable enough to stay awhile. Adirondack chairs, wooden benches and wrought iron furniture can create a stylish look for your outdoor dining area, but they can sometimes leave guests shifting in their seats.  Provide plenty of cushioning with plush, comfy, colorful pillows. 2. Ensure guests stay cool and fresh. Don’t let the heat of summer put a damper on your event.  Excessively high temperatures and humidity can really suck the life out of a party. Create shade with large […]

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More Tea Party Inspiration

A few weeks ago we gave some afternoon tea tips, we also wanted to share some wonderful inspirational images from the ‘Tea with E’ event hosted by Eddie Zaratsian, owner of celebrity florist Tic Toc Couture Florals. Eddie and friends hosted a Royal Tea Party at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena, California.   The decor boasted a vintage french province inspired theme that blended luxurious style with an inviting warm palette of colors, cozy furniture arrangements, and of course ridiculously gorgeous floral designs of Mokara, Vanda, and Cymbidium orchids with tropical leaves and spray roses. Want to see more images from this fabulous affair? See the images of the room and decor See the images from the photobooth and event

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Timeless Tips for Hosting Afternoon Tea

Whether it’s a special occasion or a simple gathering of good friends, who can resist an invitation to afternoon tea? A time-honored ritual, steeped in tradition and an air of elegance, people around the world have gathered for afternoon tea since the mid-nineteenth century. As the story goes, the Duchess of Bedford originally established the practice, within societal circles, of pairing the popular beverage with light fare to ward off hunger pangs in the hours between meals. Soon afterward, The Langham Hotel in London became the first establishment to serve afternoon tea to guests and continues to be known for its lavish tea settings to this day. When hosting your own afternoon tea, you may choose to make it a formal affair or a casual get-together.  As long as you […]

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What Every Party Goddess Can Learn From Oprah

I think it’s safe to say we’re all a little sad to see The Oprah Winfrey Show come to the end of its 25-year run.  Clearly, Oprah and her team know how to put on amazing events, so the final show was surely something special for a Party Goddess to soak up. And I don’t know about you, but I’m really looking forward to seeing what Oprah has in store for us in the next phase of her media maven superstardom.  Borrowing her famous words, “what I know for sure,” is she’ll continue to be an inspiration to women in general, and especially ambitious party goddesses in the making. So what can an aspiring event industry professional learn from Oprah?  This could be a long list, but I’ll keep it […]

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Goddess of the Week – Antoinette Robinson!

Our Goddess of the Week is event planner Antoinette Robinson! This week, celebrity event planner Marley Majcher picked Antoinette Robinson as the featured Goddess of the Week! Our Goddess this week is a full service event planner who broke out of traditional employment to harness her dreams of entrepreneurship.  Antoinette shares some fantastic advice for fellow women business-owners and inspiration for those who haven’t quite taken the leap yet. Antoinette Robinson had some GREAT answers to her questions! My favorite is her answer to this one: #4 – Question: “Which tv character is your personality closest to?” And Antoinette Robinson’s Answer Is…: “Wendy Williams and Kimora Lee Simmons – couldn’t have chosen just one!” Who would your Goddess of the Week be? Be sure to tell us in the comments below! Can’t get […]

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