Category archives: entertaining

valley & co. tips :: three fun ways to welcome your guests

valley & co. tips :: three fun ways to welcome your guests
'Tis the season (well, almost!) for garden parties and weddings! While our events this year will look a little different with safety measures in place, that's even more reason to ramp up the aesthetics, the experiences, and guest comforts, don't you think? We're always big supporters of welcoming and greeting guests with something tangible (a spiked blackberry lemo[...]

entertaining at home :: A Very Valley Holiday! Dressing Your Wreaths

entertaining at home :: A Very Valley Holiday! Dressing Your Wreaths
December at the Valley Home means it's garland time! We get our fresh trees each weekend after Thanksgiving from a charming family-owned tree farm (since 1948!) and it's our favorite holiday tradition - I also go full Griswold and get our usual 3 large wreaths and 75' of garland. Nick (what a guy!) knows that means stringing them all up with lights - we have our metho[...]

valley & co. tips :: corresponding with your guests during a pandemic

valley & co. tips :: corresponding with your guests during a pandemic
While 2020 has been the year of moving wedding dates for our sweet couples, it's also brought a renewed feeling of joy and excitement as we plan ahead for weddings. Our team has gotten it down when it comes to how to move dates as smoothly as possible (and we've written about that here and in our complimentary postponement guide). While we love snail mail and beaut[...]

creative business tips :: navigating your business through COVID-19

creative business tips :: navigating your business through COVID-19
Hey friends, What a wild 6+ weeks we've had! We hope you've all been rolling along well, taking good care, and continuing to create. With COVID-19 unraveling and causing such harm and devastation across the country and world, it hasn't been easy to know what direction to take or what to do. What we do know is that we are all in this together, and we have experience[...]

valley & co. designs :: chic white dinner party

valley & co. designs :: chic white dinner party
It's that time of the year when winter is on its way out and spring is on her way in, which means we're seeing spotted hellebores, early daffodils, white crocuses, and our evergreen clematis popping up all over our garden beds. It also means I'm exceptionally eager for parties! This crisp white dinner party with our talented friend Katie Parra was filled with my fa[...]

valley & co. event :: mountain welcome party

valley & co. event :: mountain welcome party
You'll most always hear us say that pre-wedding welcome parties are a must! They not only set the tone for the fun wedding festivities to follow, but they are a fantastic ice breaker and introduction for guests who may not have ever met! Eloise and Ian's welcome dinner was as festive as they come - nestled below the mountains (where a massive herd of elk made their ni[...]

valley & co. designs :: valentine’s day party

valley & co. designs :: valentine's day party
It's finally February and it means only a few more weeks until spring is here - our snowdrops and hellebores are in full bloom, and we can hardly wait for spring's arrival. Until then, we're excited to enjoy February and to share our spin on Valentine's month - a month where we spread joy through flowers and cookies to our neighbors and friends. I look forward to Ava [...]