January 5, 2019

Do you celebrate Galentine's day with your BFFs? Going out with your significant other for the holiday is always fun, but an evening spent giggling and crafting with your gal pals simply cannot be beat! Host an afternoon or evening in with your girls, complete with sweets and sips and your heart will definitely be full of love and laughter. 

Disclosure: As a member of the Oriental Trading Fun Squad, I received compensation and/or products in exchange for my styling and crafting and styling services. As always, all opinions are my own.

Glitter and all the pretty shiny things are a must when hosting a Galentine's party and our fete received a...

December 16, 2018

I've always thought a winter wedding with white fluffy snow all around would be simply magical! Guests could come all bundled up in beautiful laid-back layers of plaid and tulle and celebrate the happy couple's nuptials in a cozy barn complete with lots of twinkling lights and candles. 

Well, we don't get much snow here in Texas, but that doesn't mean you can't have a cozy down-home winter affair outdoors in a beautiful farm setting!

Disclosure: As a member of the Oriental Trading Fun Squad, I received compensation and/or products in exchange for my styling and crafting and styling services. As always, all opinions are my own.

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December 6, 2018

Do you wrap your Christmas gifts, or are you a bag kind of gal? I love the look of wrapped gifts and love getting creative with the process, but I hate the actual wrapping of the gifts part itself! UGH... sitting and folding paper over boxes and attempting to cut a straight line and not getting tape wrapped all twisted is not my idea of a good time. What I do love however, is spending time with my girlfriends, so this year I combined the two things and as it turns out, wrapping gifts CAN be fun!

Disclosure: As a member of the Oriental Trading Fun Squad, I received compensation and/or products in exchange for my styling and crafting services...

November 6, 2018

The holiday season is quickly upon us and I'm in full party prep mode! Before we owned the boutique, we would often travel to see family out-of-town for Thanksgiving. Now that we participate in the downtown McKinney Home for the Holidays the weekend after the holiday, we stick around and celebrate Friendsgiving instead. Have you ever hosted Friendsgiving?

Disclosure: As a member of the Oriental Trading Fun Squad, I received compensation and/or products in exchange for my styling and crafting and styling services. As always, all opinions are my own.

The premise is basically the same, only without any family drama that may ensue! Not saying th...

October 4, 2018

Have a foxy mama-to-be in your life? Then this woodland fox inspired baby shower is definitely for her! The warm color palette and the smattering of fall touches like the painted pinecones and acorns will envelop you like a cozy sweater in the fall. 

Disclosure: As a member of the Oriental Trading Fun Squad, I received compensation and/or products in exchange for my styling and crafting services. As always, all opinions are my own.

One of my favorite tricks for a place setting is to layer the plates. It instantly elevates the look of paper plates and adds a lot of texture and visual interest. The coral dessert plates practically pop off...

September 12, 2018

It's never too early to start the Halloween party planning and I have dreamed up the perfect party full of bat-tastic details that will have all your guests squealing with delight! I love a good pun and cannot help myself when it comes to styling parties around them. As with most themes, I took this one and totally ran with it. 

Disclosure: As a member of the Oriental Trading Fun Squad, I received compensation and/or products in exchange for my styling and crafting services. As always, all opinions are my own.

I love nothing more than creating a fun backdrop for my parties and the bats across the wall for this ghouls' nig...

August 10, 2018

If you have a mama-to-be in your life and you're looking for an adorable theme that is perfect for all seasons, why not throw her a Mama Bear Baby Shower? This shower is designed with unbearably cute ideas that make for perfect shower decorations and the best part is, they would look even more darling when hung in the new baby bear's nursery!

Disclosure: As a member of the Oriental Trading Fun Squad, I received compensation and/or products in exchange for my styling and crafting services. As always, all opinions are my own.

Setting the scene is easy peasy with these beautiful embroidery hoop wall hangings. They only take a few steps to creat...

July 18, 2018

Getting hitched and looking for the perfect way to celebrate with your gal pals? Host a lunch to remind them that they're one in a melon! They're the gals that will be standing by your side on your big day after all, so why not go all out and have a pun-derful day! With juicy sweet details and a fun color palette no one will be left feeling meloncholic! 

Disclosure: As a member of the Oriental Trading Fun Squad, I received compensation and/or products in exchange for my styling and crafting services. As always, all opinions are my own.

Balloons and a watermelon inspired wall hanging provided an over the top one in a melon kind of backdrop. I...

June 30, 2018

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. - Albus Dumbledore

Are you a Harry Potter fan? I didn't understand what all the hype was until about two years after the release of 'The Sorcerer's Stone', when I listened to it read aloud on CD (yes...it was THAT long ago) while on a long road trip. I was immediately hooked and couldn't even bear to stop for bathroom breaks because I couldn't wait to hear what would happen next.

Over the years, the books, and later the movies, became a way for my family and I to connect. We would discuss the details at length and analyze the underlying meanings...

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I'm Annaliese, Owner, Party Stylist, and Head Glitter Sprinkler at

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