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 […]

Real Party: Pinwheels and Hearts Glam Play Date

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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 […]

Refreshing & Easy Summer Cocktail Recipes

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Well it’s that time of year again. We’re getting ready for our week long family vacation to the Outer Banks in North Carolina! Our vacation to the Outer Banks last June was the last trip we took together as a family before my husband became sick, and now here we are a year later, and […]

One Stylish Party is One!!

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Today, One Stylish Party turns ONE!! What started as a passion, has turned into so, so much more. I never would have thought one year ago that I would be where I am today. A stay-at-home-momma by day and party enthusiast by night (well, by night, I really mean naptime and any other downtime that I […]

Wedding Trend :: Confetti Balloons and Tassels

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I just adore oversized confetti balloons and tassels as a unique party element. But I always knew that these balloons were sophisicated enough to cross over into weddings. Confetti balloons make an adorable photo prop for brides and grooms and can add a wow factor to the decor at any wedding reception. And forget the […]

How to Plan a Party Like a Pro

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Okay, okay, I know what you must be thinking. This chick thinks she’s some sort of party planning pro. Actually, I’m far from it. I come from a professional marketing and public relations background and simply have a passion for parties (and crafting and baking and well…you get the point!) So how do party planning […]

Up, Up and Away First Birthday Party

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As a mom and a party stylist, it was so exciting to put together a party in honor of my precious blue-eyed baby boy Eli. We had so much fun celebrating this milestone birthday with him and I’m fortunate to say that the celebrating has kept right on going ever since. Through his party, I […]