Rescue Patrol Party Featured on Pottery Barn Kids


The Rescue Patrol Party I recently styled in honor of my son’s 4th birthday is featured on Pottery Barn Kids! The party theme was based on my son’s interest in everyday heroes and rescue workers who make our world a better place. Rather than limiting the theme to one rescue hero, we decided to combine […]

Real Party: Little Red Caboose


I am so excited to share that my son’s Little Red Caboose Party was featured in the Winter / Valentine’s Day issue of Carousel Magazine! I put my whole heart into planning a party that I knew my son would love and couldn’t be more thrilled with the way it came together. Based on my […]

What a difference a year makes!


  It’s hard to believe that it was a year ago that I wrote THIS POST. After a sudden and shocking illness and intensive treatment course for my husband, my family was in the very beginning stages of re-building our life last New Year. To me it was our chance to start fresh, to establish […]

Eli Turns Two


My choo choo loving baby boy Eli Wesley turned two! When it came time to plan his birthday party, there was no question that it would be train related. But it goes without saying that train themes have pretty much been done a million times over for two year olds, so I wanted to challenge […]

DIY Tutorial: Tissue Fringe Letters


It seems only fitting that as I am in the midst of planning my son Eli’s second birthday party that I would just now get around to posting a tutorial from his first birthday party. I’ll spare you the excuses on why it has taken so long, since my intention was to share this tutorial […]

Real Party: Glam Train Party


The Glam Train Party I recently styled for my best friend’s adorable little girl Alexis is featured on Kara’s Party Ideas today!! I’m a huge fan of modern girly parties that have a theme more commonly associated with boys, so you can imagine my excitement when my friend trusted me 100% with the vision for […]

Fantastic Fall Giveaway


I’ve had the pleasure of working with Candace of LillyPaul Designs on several occasions over the last year. The detail and creativity of her parties never cease to amaze me and she has continued to grow her business, all while expanding her adorable little family this year too! Her parties can seen on well-known sites […]

An Open Letter to Facebook From a Small Business Owner

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Hey Facebook…we need to talk. It’s me, Tara. We used to be friends, but lately I’m not so sure. We met towards the end of my college career. You came around and lured me in with your Facebook-y ways. I have to admit, when I first found out that everyone was jumping ship from My-(what […]

{Party Prep} Glam Vintage Train Party


It has been an exciting few weeks at One Stylish Party! My shop is busier than ever (thank you to my amazing customers!) and I have been planning / crafting / glittering everything in sight for a Glam Vintage Train Party and Photoshoot! It’s not so often that I get to work on a party […]

Real Party: Pinwheels and Hearts Glam Play Date


I was absolutely thrilled when I opened my inbox and discovered this adorable Glam Play Date waiting for me. Courtney Price of Glamour Avenue Parties set out to plan a fun day for a group of girly girls, incorporating causal, yet glam details. The pink and aqua color pallet, combined with the heart and pinwheel […]