PARTY FAVORITES: ALEXANDRA HEDIN

We just started a new series here called Party Favorites and we have a local celebrity for you today! Party Favorites is a quick and dirty look into what actual party crazed bloggers really do keep on hand to throw their signature AWESOME bashes. Guess who is letting us peek into their toolbox? Here are a few hints: she's a regular on TV, has a beautiful book, styles windows and writes for 425 Magazine

Oh, did I mention she does all this with three of the cutest kids you ever did see? Please welcome Alexandra Hedin, the pal I met on a very, very, very delayed plane to ALT this past January.

Here some of her favorites and she says, To summarize :: I have too much party stuff.  I have an entire room filled with it.  But I cannot live without these three things:

1. PERSONALIZED NAPKINS I have them for every occasion + generic ones that have our monogram and separate ones that just say "Hedin".

2. SERVING TRAYS You can use them to serve off of {obviously} but they also turn any chair/couch/ottoman into a coffee table.  In an assortment of colors they create a look for your party without even trying.  They make Tuesday night taco night fancy too. 

3. FAKE-O FANCY APPETIZERS When you just don't want to make anything but you need to do something it's nice to have a fake-o appetizer on hand that looks like you tried.  Good cheddar cheese + crackers + Boat Street Café pickled raisins.  Available at Metropolitan Market and other good grocers. 

A huge THANK YOU to Alexandra for being awesome and sharing some of her secrets with H+H today! Am I the only one drooling at the thought of an entertaining closet? Does anyone else have one of these? Thanks again dear and we WILL meet for cupcakes soon!