Don”t you just love being able to hold a book full of party ideas in your hands and enjoy each glossy page again and again?  I am so excited to be one of the first to share this fabulous and fun new book, STYLISH KIDS’ PARTIES,… by Kelly Lyden of The Party Dress and The Well-Heeled Hostess!  Full of fantastic themes, creative ideas, yummy recipes, easy templates, and do-it-yourself tutorials, this book is an awesome guide and perfect reference for hosting the cutest parties around! And, you have a chance to win the book and party package…keep reading for how to enter to win!

Blogger and stationery designer, Kelly Lyden, makes it a snap to plan, design and execute festive kids’ parties that wow adults and thrill little ones! Filled with 12 creative and colorful party ideas, her debut book, Stylish Kids’ Parties shows you how to confidently tackle party preparation by using color palettes and themes that carry through–from invitations and decorations to party favors and treats. Complete with DIY tips, recipes, projects, themed activities and templates, you’ll love these party ideas for boys and girls, first birthday celebrations, baby showers and holiday gatherings.

Inside you’ll find:

  • Ideas for 12 themed parties that inspire a child’s imagination.
  • Beautiful and cost-effective DIY projects, decorations and recipes.
  • Instructions and ideas for games, activities and memory-making opportunities.
  • Bonus templates for quick invitations, party favors, gift tags and more.
  • Photography and party suggestions to help fuel your creativity                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Here is a glimpse of one of the ADORABLE parties that is featured in Kelly’s new book~
Modern Silhouette Birthday Party

Color Palette: Green, Black and White, Hot Pink

Patterns: Swiss Dot, Exploded Lattice

Elements: Modern Silhouette, Monogram

Most kids’ parties are planned around a theme: a princess, a train, a beloved character. For this party, I decided to think outside the box to create a stunning girl’s birthday party sans the traditional princess theme!  Here you will find ideas for a preppy-silhouette themed party in a fresh green, black and white color palette with a fun pop of hot pink….. a stylish party for any fair maiden.

The important elements in this chapter  include: a whimsical table setting, a delicious dessert table with color-coordinated sweets, a recipe for a simple, striped ice cream treat, and a fashionable DIY project that will make each guest party-ready!

Here is a look at what you can WIN!
How fun to be able to have the (signed) book and all of these party goodies arrive at your door!  Here is a list of what is included~

  • (1) Signed Copy of Stylish Kids’ Parties
  • (1) 36″ Green Balloon
  • (3) Silhouette Centerpiece Sticks from WH Hostess
  • (12) Black & White Polka Dot Paper Straws
  • (12) Black & White Striped Party Favor Bags                                                                                                        a Rafflecopter giveaway //                                                                                                                                                       
The book can be purchased online at the following stores: it makes a great gift for yourself or others!

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