Thursday, July 15, 2010

Kate Landers Events, LLC {Thursday Treasures}

I would love to introduce you all to Kate Landers Events, LLC's {Thursday Treasures} series! A blog post that will share with you lots of treasures I have found to inspire you!

(Thank you all for your incredible kindness, prayers and support in regards to the passing of my grandmother. It is a difficult time for my family--most of all, my grandfather, and your continued support is much appreciated. Due to the circumstances, I may or may not be blogging for a bit, but I wanted to make sure I got this post out, as I think you will all *love* the inspiration!)

Part I: {Real Parties}

I have been blown away by the real parties that I have seen lately, and have a whole line up of many more yet to be featured on my other blog, Stylish Children's Parties. I apologize for not getting to post all of them quickly as planned, but promise there is much to look forward to. In the meantime, here are some fabulous real parties we featured in the last week, that I think you might want to check out if you haven't already!

A Vintage Chick{en} First Birthday Party

Styled by Jennifer Birkhead of Jennifer Birkhead Design, I can't get enough of this party. Utterly A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. Hop over to the feature to find the link to see more!

A "Cars" Inspired Birthday Party

Designed by Danielle of Belleza e Luce, a fabulous party with no detail left out. As you know I prefer parties that don't include cartoon character images, but Danielle made this one as GREAT as you could imagine and I just KNOW that the children at the party had to have *loved* it. To see Danielle's amazing work, check out the full feature!

An "Alice In Wonderland" Inspired Birthday Party

Morgann of Adisten's Closet created this absolutely PRECIOUS party, in the sweetest color scheme (she also made all the custom onesies and tutus, and tissue poms too!). Truly in love with this party, and her talent. Adore. Check it out!

A "Dr. Seuss" Inspired Birthday Party

Jessica has quite the party styling skills for someone who doesn't do this as a profession {yet...}! I simply adore her creativity (in particular those party hats!!!) at this charming party. I think you will adore so many of the details she incorporated, WOW! See the party, and you will know what I am talking about.

Part II: {Inspirational Success}

I can't tell you how joyful I am about all of the amazing success of women in the party planning and design world lately. There are so many, but here are a few I wanted to be sure to share with you:

Kim Stoegbauer, The TomKat Studio

Kim was recently featured on Martha Stewart's Dreamers Into Doers Website and Newsletter, as the Doer Of The Week. She shares a fabulous interview in her feature, well-worth checking out. I find Kim as a *wonderful* example of a successful entrepreneur, and hope you will be as inspired by her as I have. (By the way, you will note many of us party planners all became aware of the concept of joining Martha Stewart's amazing "Dreamers Into Doers" after hearing of her feature--so whether Kim was aware or not, she inspired many by her post. I encourage *you* to become a Martha Stewart Dreamer Into Doer!

Courtney Dial, Pizzazzerie
Courtney has filmed segments for Better Nashville and More at Midday in Nashville, Tennessee. sharing her tips and party styling. That's right--she's on tv!!! Courtney is one of the most rapidly successful young women when it comes to promoting her business, and is taking the lead when it comes to social media and marketing of her "guides"--you can check out Courtney's site on entertaining here. Oh, and Courtney also was featured in print, in Nashville Lifestyles magazine (I can't wait to receive my copy!). If you are looking to promote your stationery or gifts, I suggest you chat with Courtney!

Amy Atlas, Amy Atlas Events

Amy Atlas has practically become the newest household name in stylish entertaining, with her unbelievable rare talent in designing dessert tables that are truly, works of art. She has a gift of being able to create a presentation (like a full performance on stage behind the velvet curtains) with each of her dessert tables. Amy has perfected her designs and has been featured in publications too numerous to post here (check out her press page for the full list!), however most recently you may have seen her in InStyle Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, or heard her on Martha Stewart Radio. Oh, and she just worked with Kelly Ripa for a darling Electrolux event, and styled one of Brooke Sheild's daughter's birthday parties too. Amy is a truly remarkable, successful entrepreneur, and one I suggest checking out if you don't know of her already. She will never cease to inspire you, with amazing tips, guest dessert table features, and her new vlogs, too. If you are looking for valuable advice and tutorials on how to better your own dessert tables, Amy's blog is a place you will want to check out--daily.

Part III: {Superb Sites}

There are two wonderful party blogs that I want to introduce you to. You very may well know of them already, but in case you didn't see them yet, I wanted to make sure you were aware of what you were missing out on!

Party School 101: A Charming Newsletter

Children's Party Planner Extraordinaire Brittany has designed an incredible summer party series that is well worth checking out. She shares DIY tutorials, party crafts, tips, insider secrets, and her beautiful images will knock your socks off! She is truly a stand out (her parties have me drooling, I can't wait to collaborate with her--a dream!), and her summer party school series is a MUST in my book. A tremendous thank you to Brittany, for sharing so many wonderful resources with us all--you are a true gem (oh, and thank you for featuring our darling cloth napkins with rick rack trim in some of your photos, too!)

Hip Hip Hooray! Blog

A fun new blog dedicated to children's parties, featuring some outstanding contributors. While Suann Song's blog is ever so new to the party blog world, I have no doubt it will become one of the great ones in no time at all. Congratulations Suann and the entire contributing team!

Please let me know what you think of the new {Thursday Treasures} feature! Do you like it? Would you like to see it as a regular feature on a weekly basis? Your comments are very welcome and MUCH appreciated!

Do you have someone you know, a site you love, or a real party you think we should feature? Contact me at and let me know!


A Few of My Favorite Things said...

I love this feature! It's so nice to see some of my favorite people highlighted and learn about some I don't know yet. I hope you do more of them in the future.

Christina D. said...

Love "Thursday Treasures"! It'd be awesome to see more of these!

Jessica said...

Wow! I am so incredibly honored to be mentioned in the company of such amazing women! You and all of these talented entrepreneurs inspire me daily! Thank you, Kate!!!

Chris @ Celebrations At Home said...

This is great. The Hip Hip Hooray site is totally new to me. Thanks for the tip! ;D

Jen said...

What a fantastic feature! I love seeing some of my favorite designers being highlighted -- they're such an inspiration!

Anonymous said...

I love Thursday Treasures! It is already an incredible resource!! I would love to see more :)

Ivona said...

Kate, this is such a great feature. I especially enjoy the "Stylish Children Parties"

Christi Bennett @ pisforparty said...

I'll be looking forward to your Thursday Treasures posts!!

Modern Chic Tots said...

Thanks for featuring Adisten's 2nd Wonderland Party. What an honor!
~Morgann Perry

Jennifer Birkhead said...

Once again I am blown away by your support and feel extremely honoured, as Jess said, to be even mentioned the same blog post as such amazing women :) You have all done some BEAUTIFUL work which inspires me :)
Thank you, thank you, thank you Kate

Danielle @ Belleza e Luce said...

Thank you again Kate for the party feature. I love this new series and found 2 new amazing blogs to read! Thank you!

Miami Glamour said...

is just amazing one hip hip hooray for this blog congratulations!

All you events seem to be really fun

you can also upload all your events on

and tell us what you think...

Kori said...

What a wonderful and truly inspiring post!! Thank you for sharing!

Rach said...

No, I actually don't like this feature.... I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! Keep them coming - fantastic work - your blog keeps me fascinated each and every day! :-)

Natasha @ FĂȘte Fanatic said...

Thursday Treasures is a great idea. I havent't seen some of these blogs before, so I'll be heading over there shortly. Thanks for sharing!

Natalie said...

I love this new segment:)
great idea!