Sun, Sand and 60

Pack the cooler and get to the beach—Mom turns 60! We celebrated Mom’s big day in a charming family boathouse in Florida. A beach lover herself, it was a fantastic weekend surrounded by hot sun, great food and cold cocktails.     I wanted to bring something to the party that my family would use […]

Talk Bubbly to Me

  As we enter that glorious time known as Spring and Summer—aka wedding season—toasts abound. To help you prepare your glass, we’ve rounded up our top five sparkling wines for toasts on a budget! Let’s face it, popping the Dom Perignon isn’t always an option. And there’s nothing wrong with that! So think up your […]

Cocktail of the Week: Cotton Candy Champagne

Whether you’re planning a bubbly brunch with your gals or looking for an elegant, fun signature cocktail, Cotton Candy Champagne is a charming option. Ingredients – Champagne (or Prosecco would work just as well!) – Cotton Candy – Personalized Stir Sticks Directions Pour your bubbly. Close to serving, top the flute with a tuft of cotton […]

Cocktail of the Week: Bourbon Neat

The classic Old Fashioned is, well, classic. But sometimes it is fitting to skip the sweet and go neat. Get ready for this weekend with a smooth pour. Ingredients: – Bourbon (try Maker’s Mark) – Orange slice Directions: Simply pour your desired amount into a tumbler, the same glass you would typically use for an Old […]

Desert Themed Wedding Reception Do’s

Secured your sought after desert destination wedding spot and now looking to ensure the perfect complementary decor? Or maybe you simply want to recreate that dreamy desert feel in your theme, right in your hometown venue. On trend for spring and summer weddings is the modern desert look, complete with succulents, geodes, pink himalayan salt […]

Cocktail of the Week: Lemon Lime Spritzer

Dreaming of summer? Us. Too. Brighten up your weekend with this light and refreshing Lemon Lime Spritzer. Ingredients: serves four – 1/2 cup of vodka (we recommend Ketel One) – 1/3 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 limes) – 1/3 cup simple syrup – club soda – lemon wedges – fresh mint – ice Directions: […]

Party Until You Pop!

Looking for just the right finishing touch that will really pop at your upcoming party? We are simply B·U·R·S·T·I·N·G with excitement to share a brand new product now offered by ForYourParty. Designer balloons! These 12-inch latex balloons are sold in packs of 3—with five fabulous colors and a variety of cheery sayings you can mix and match […]

Galentines for Valentines

Alright, ladies. Real talk. It’s February—that time of year where we may be tempted to feel a little single lady self-pity. But let’s channel our inner Leslie Knope and remember that there is so much to celebrate here. That’s right, we’re thinking Galentines. It’s time to round up all your best lady friends (single or […]

Designer of the Month: Hira

Hi! My name is Hira, and I’ve been at FYP for a little over a year. I went to Marquette University and majored in English Writing and Psychology. After which I worked for a small, grassroots NGO for four years focusing on adult education in underprivileged communities on the north side of Chicago. I found […]

Rain and Romance at Rib Lake

They say rain on your wedding day is good luck, and it could be a bride’s worst nightmare, but not for my bestie Julie. Overcast skies for a perfect “first look” picture, a downpour hitting the stained glass windows during the ceremony, and a constant drizzle for outdoor pictures didn’t put a damper on anything […]