Hosting the Holidays

Whether you’re having the family over for the holidays or just some friends for a night of hot chocolate, Christmas music, and gift wrapping, this time of year is a wonderful time for entertaining! We love the idea of adding in elements into your home decor to give a little holiday touch, like replacing your usual pillows with some that are holiday patterned, or adding wreaths around the house to give your home a cheerful atmosphere.

A hot chocolate bar for guests is a great way to get family and friends in the holiday spirit, as well as treats topped with peppermint and festive holiday cocktails! If you’re having a casual get together, or a fancy holiday dinner, these extra touches are sure to inspire. Take a look at these photos for ideas for your holiday gathering!

Vendor Spotlight: Borrowed Bar

Vendor Spotlight: Borrowed Bar

Today’s vendor spotlight is on Borrowed Bar in Madison! Borrowed Bar is owned by Adam and Marla Bergh, a husband and wife team that fired up their business in the Summer of 2017 with a soft launch at an anniversary party for Revel – Madison’s hip new DIY craft bar destination downtown. Borrowed Bar plans to officially launch by end of Fall 2017 with a website and social presence coupled with promotions and contest for rentals. Just in time for brides to book for their 2018 weddings and all the Holiday and New Year parties being planned!

Borrowed Bar rents pre-made and custom tap walls for events. The tap walls allow for a self serve bar where you can provide anything from champagne, wine, beer, coffee, kombucha, soda, and more – all on draft, from a keg! Borrowed Bar staff provides the customized tap wall rental plus the tapworks and gas to move the beverage from its keg behind the wall, to your glass! Owner Marla states that “having beverages on tap at your party is an amazing option and the fun customizations you can apply to your wall are endless. The tap wall is a centerpiece and definitely takes your event to the next level.”

Check out some of of these CBE parties that Borrowed Bar has done as well as a few other parties they have served! This Packer tap wall was perfect for our game day event and cheering on our favorite team (GO PACK GO!) while enjoying some delicious drinks. We also loved how our Old Fashioned tap wall turned out for our Camp Wed retreat featuring calligraphy by Saffron Avenue and was a huge success with our guests!


Photography credits:

Angela Mondloch of Saffron Avenue

Marla Bergh of Borrowed Bar

Back to School Party

Back to School Party

We can’t believe that summer vacation is almost over! The new school year is upon us and the smell of freshly sharpened pencils is in the air. For those of you with kiddos in the classroom, here is some adorable back-to-school party inspiration to get you ready for September!




Catch My Party 

Iron and Twine

By Stephanie Lynn

Pink Pepper Mint Design 

Tilly’s Nest 

Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day Brunch

This sunday, treat Mom with a brunch fit for a queen! Here is some sweet + savory inspiration for a perfect mid-morning meal.



The Sweet

Satisfy Mom’s sweet tooth with mini donuts, mini pancakes, baked goodies or a parfait bar.



The Savory

From breakfast pies, mini quiches to bagels topped with salmon, these savory dishes have our mouths watering.



The Flowers

Mother’s Day + flowers practically go hand-in-hand. Create whimsical centerpieces using colored glass bottles, repurpose vintage tea cups as planters or submerge a few blooms in large cylindrical vases.


The Toast

Whether it’s tea, lavender lemonade, strawberry limeade or a mom-osa bar with fresh fruit, make sure your glass is full and ready to toast!




These honey + lemon tea spoons are perfect for a mom who loves tea!



Cheers to you, Mom!


Photography Credit:

Amelia Tatnall


A Cup Full of Sass

Andressa Hara

Bright Star Kids

Cooking Classy

Brittany Gidley Photography

Spring Is In the Air

Even though it doesn’t necessarily feel like it, it is officially spring! As the temperatures begin to rise and hopefully stay there, it is the perfect time of the year to enjoy a special meal with your friends and family. There is no better way to do so than with an exciting spring themed party. Incorporating pastel or bright colors and pretty spring flowers is a simple way to create a beautiful tablescape. Add in some sweet treats, delicious drinks and a few personal touches and you will wow your guests!

Below are some of our favorite table setting and centerpieces designs to bring together your entire spring look. Since it is just around the corner, these ideas can also work great for celebrating Easter as well.

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Christmas Table Ideas

Tis the season of sparkling snow falls, warming up by the fire and Christmas parties. Whether it be for work, family, or friends, hosting a party can be stressful, especially with everything else going on during the holidays, which is why we have compiled some of our favorite festive table centerpiece and place setting ideas. All are perfect for a small get together or a large family event that your guests will be sure to love.

As the cold continues to creep in on us, remember to enjoy these wonderful times with loved ones. Happy Holidays!

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Celebrate Fall

Apple picking, pumpkin carving, bonfires, colorful falling leaves…these are the great times that come along with the cool, crisp fall season. Whether you like dressing up for Halloween, eating turkey and stuffing on Thanksgiving or watching football, fall is the perfect time to spend time with friends and family. So if you love this time of year, I have created a guide to have the perfect get together to celebrate fall.


These décor ideas incorporate the beautiful colors of fall. All are easy enough for anyone to do, but with the look and feel of a professionals work. There are tutorials and workshops all around teaching individuals how to create their own barn board signs and paintings that your guests will be sure to recognize and love.
















Get Creative

Tune in to your creative side with this great alternative to carving pumpkins. All the fun, but without the mess and they turn out looking fantastic.








Sweet Treats

You can’t have a party without dessert. Create your own s’more bar or caramel popcorn station and at the end of the night send your guests home with one of these cute miniature pies.










Drinks for everyone

S’mores hot chocolate, white chocolate pumpkin spice latte, apple cider sangria, these fall inspired drinks will have your guests asking for another. If there are children at the party, you can easily recreate nonalcoholic versions.















Warm up by the fire

What better way to end the night, than cuddling up with a cozy sweater and warm blanket around a campfire. Roast marshmallows, eat a s’more, maybe have another one of those yummy drinks and enjoy the weather.











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