MOLLY A. SHAPIRO

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ThePreppyHostess.com is your go-to source for event planning, party recipes, and etiquette tips.

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Inspiration for tonight’s dinner party! There is nothing better than Nantucket hydrangeas. 💙 Should I make a floral runner with these beauties? 🤩
Games, balloons, bright colors — your kids will love a carnival themed birthday party! 🎪🌭 I absolutely love this theme. From the bright balloons, to the cute plates to the cupcake and snack train it’s sure to be a hit. 🦁 🍭

The good news is, everything shown here can be purchased on my website! How cool is that!? 🥜🍿
Who said kids parties can’t be fun and fancy? ✨ At The Preppy Hostess, we wholeheartedly believe you can host an all out bash, that is kid and adult friendly. This under the sea themed party is proof that it’s possible! 🌊🐚 Need help planning your child’s next birthday party? Reach out to us at Molly@ThePreppyHostess.com to schedule your event consultation. Let’s celebrate! 🎂
Anyone else just not feel like cooking when it’s so hot outside!? 🙋🏻‍♀️ Today’s lunch was a tray full of colorful veggies paired with this Lemon and Dill Hummus. 🍋 The dip is so light and refreshing, you’ll want to eat it on everything. This recipe is simple, quick and best of all, it doesn’t require you turn on your oven. Nature’s candy is pretty rad. Link in bio for recipe. 🌈
Every year, I find myself making crumbles, cobblers, and crisps on repeat from May until September. Kick off the summer party season and celebrate summer’s bounty with this classic American dessert – Cherry Cobbler. Pick up a basket of plump cherries the next time you’re at the market and create this sweet, fruit-filled dessert. The cherries are cooked until they’re a jammy consistency and topped with a not-too-sweet, pie like crust. You can make individual servings, or combine everything in a large baking dish. However, I like the individual servings, because they’re fabulous for a party. Find the recipe by searching ‘All-American Cherry Cobbler’ on my website. 🍒
How stunning are these blooms? I am excited to share these beautiful floral details from a recent bridal shower I designed! 🌸 The pink and green soirée was just as bright and colorful as this bouquet. 💕

Who’s planning a wedding, or knows someone who is? Raise your hand 🙋🏻‍♀️ or tag your engaged friends here so I can personally say congrats! Need help planning the big day and making your vision come to life? We’re here to help! E-mail: Molly@ThePreppyHostess.com to schedule your event consultation.  Let’s celebrate! 💍 🥂
Anyone else feeling festive? A simple way to add a pop of Americana spirit to your table is to add small flags to potted flowers! This arrangement will last much longer than your typical cut flower arrangement so you can celebrate all week long! Head to ThePreppyHostess.com for more patriotic decor ideas, recipes and cocktail ideas! 🇺🇸
It’s a cake and champagne for breakfast kind of day! 🎉
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Many of you probably don’t know this, but for the past few years I have worked another job while doing “The Preppy Hostess." I started this brand in 2013, and slowly over time have turned it from a blog to a business. I actually worked various jobs since 2013, but I was never really fulfilled. Nothing energized me like owning my own business did. About a month ago – I left my job as an interior designer and started doing this business full time. There is something really scary about leaving a job where you have a steady income coming in every month and not knowing if your business will succeed or not. 
But it has also been the most invigorating and rewarding experience. They say your dreams are what can get you through even the worst days. If you are struggling, your dreams are your reason to keep going. They are why you wake up in the morning and try again. They are what makes your entire life worth living. 
I have always believed that when you are this motivated, it’s very hard to fail. The bottom line is, being a small business owner is no easy task. At all. You have to be your biggest motivator. No one will be able to understand how you feel on your off days or know how to encourage you to get out of your creative rut. The only reason I was able to quit my job and get to where I am today is because I always kept chugging along. 
Without our dreams, we are nothing. Link in bio to read more. 💙
It’s time to celebrate summer and my favorite way is always a cocktail party with friends. A delightful outdoor cocktail party instantly invokes the words “fresh,” “summer,” and “mingle” – right!? Get in the spirit with this delightful Peach Fizz, a sweet cocktail that includes a fresh peach nectar. You know what I always say, “entertaining should be simple!” These cocktails are just that, simple and delicious. Find this recipe by searching ‘Peach Fizz’ on my website.
Over the weekend I hosted a woodland themed baby shower for a sweet friend of mine. This celebration featured nature’s simple treasures – from rich greenery to cute critters, all with an elegant twist.  The tables were topped with wooden chargers, tree-like napkin rings, a table runner filled with greenery and adorable woodland animals. Guests were transported to a truly nature-inspired space with whimsical details throughout the event. Link in bio to read about decor details and what I served, like this sweet @reeses ice cream cake from @loveicecreamcakes! #ad #IceCreamCakeBreak #NotSorry
This post is for the guys! On today’s Ask Molly post, we are talking about how to keep friends and loved ones just that, with these solutions to common groomsmen dilemmas and questions.  From choosing your best man to who pays for what, today I am answering all of your tricky questions. Link in bio to read more.