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 […]

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 […]

Down, Set, Party!

You’ve placed your bets, made your fantasy picks and donned your team colors. It’s almost time to fire up the grill and arrange the perfect couch-to-TV distance for optimal Super Bowl viewing. Or Super Bowl commercial viewing. It’s all about perception, really. But seriously, have you heard about this year’s halftime show? Regardless, we hope […]

Celebrate Everything! Thanks, Darcy Miller

We’re taking a cue from Darcy Miller to celebrate everything — especially a recommendation from the party planner extraordinaire herself. Founding editor of Martha Stewart Weddings, Darcy Miller’s recent book release, Celebrate Everything! Fun Ideas to Bring Your Parties to Life, is filled with fabulous party planning tips, stories and inspirations. Not to mention a few ForYourParty […]

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 […]

Blinded by the Wife.

… searching for a pun to start this post about how this couple started their life together. We are not talking about the nuptials (well of course we are, just not yet) but the day they met. A BLIND DATE! Who goes on blind dates anymore? An old fashioned blind date, set up by real […]

Hometown Love Story

‘Tis the season for love, laughter and happily ever after. Wedding season is a great time of year to reconnect with friends and family while celebrating the ones you love and care for.  Fancy dresses, ties, high heels and smiles fill the room while the bride and groom’s closest friends and family witness the beginning […]

Cocktails, Confetti, and Cake – OH MY!

My brother is GETTING MARRIED! I can’t handle the excitement and was so happy to be a part of the shower planning committee with other close family members.  Where to start planning? Personalized Scallop Coasters with Shiny Gold Foil The most important event goal was to have FUN. This party had to express the couple’s […]

Mimosa Bridal Brunch

We love our weekends! Even more, we love weekend brunches. Best of all, we love bridal Mimosa brunches. Brunch is a great time to enjoy good food in the company of great friends. Think weekend morning: your favorite people, delicious finger food, light cocktails, flowers and lots of light and laughter. Top it with some […]

Entertaining at Home with Style

Entertaining is a great way to show your style and social skills in the comfort of your own home. There are many articles on stocking up a home bar and most of them will give you great advice on the furniture (think bar cart) or what liquor you should stock up on but we wanted […]