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Party Central: My Secrets, Soirée Go-To’s and Tips

Party Central: My Secrets, Soirée Go-To’s and Tips

One of my absolute favorite things to do is host! Making the people I love feel special on a big day, anniversary, birthday or at a baby shower truly account for some of my happiest moments! If you’ve been following along, you know I don’t usually write about things like this, but over the years, we have been inundated with emails/texts/inquiries about vendors I use for parties I throw (especially the one’s we have thrown for our kiddos, as posted on insta). 

That being said, thanks for asking! I take NO credit for anything below—I attribute all the beautiful and appearance of “togetherness” to the Dream Team of party vendors and friends of mine. I highly recommend each of them for any soiree (especially for you Houston ladies).


Hayley Hardcastle // HH Design House | | @hhdesignhouse
Creative designer, visionary and calligrapher. Maker of all customized party-ware, custom napkins and cups, favor tags, cupcake toppers, yard signs, door signs, food tent cards, bunting banners, signage, custom coloring pages and crafts. Her abilities are endless! Most of what you see here is ordered from Hayley! 


Emerson Sloan | | @emersonsloanparty
Adorable, pre-made party décor and my favorite oversized balloons and tassels in the whole world!

Tonia Lineberry // Sweet Stories Cake | @sweetstoriescake1
Insanely talented baker! She does it all—multi-tiered cakes, custom cookies, cupcakes, cookie favors and more!

Lindsay Horton // Horton Thompson Floral Design | | @hortonthompson
Stunning floral designs and centerpieces for any occasion! I use her for both personal and professional events!! 

Wendi Schoffstall | @wendischoffstall
Incredible photographer of the details and happiest moments! Having photos of our family memories is one of the most important things to me—I’m fortunate to have Wendi to make sure my kiddos are well documented. She also makes amazing photo books of the party!


I usually always have a face painter or balloon artist and a craft for the kids to do, too. My go-to’s are coloring, glitter, glue, stickers and props (on theme) for the kiddos to wear, but if you want to do something fun and different, cookie decorating is always a hit!

Thank you so much for your comments and kind words about these fun events. I hope this has inspired and helped you as you plan your future parties! I really couldn’t pull it all off without these talented women! For my visual ladies, I’m sorry for the photo overload, but here are some party ideas and examples from the different ones we’ve thrown over the years!


McKenzie’s 2nd Birthday

McKenzie’s 3rd Birthday


Noah's 4th Birthday

Graham’s 1st Birthday


McKenzie’s 4th Birthday


Noah and Graham’s 2nd and 6th Combined Birthday


(The bigger the mess, the bigger the fun...right?!)


Happy planning!

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