About Us

Kelly and CardsKelly Rohlfs Lyden is known for her updated, yet classic style with a touch of preppy pizzazz.  Readers crave her fresh party style and flock to her lifestyle + entertaining blog, The Party Dress, daily for inspiration.  Her approach to planning parties is unique and approachable – focused on a color palette, an icon, or a classic theme that needs to be updated.  

Kids parties are Kelly’s specialty: she pull in elements that you would typically see at adult events, but executes the design in a way that appeals to children.  She believes in branding a party with paper goods – pulling together elements such as cupcake toppers, decorations, custom fabric, dessert table signage and party favor packaging that all coordinates back to the invitation and theme.   

WH Hostess, provides clients with preppy social stationery, gorgeous foil-embossed gift tags, party invitations and decor, and personalized gifts.

Our BABY by WH Hostess collection oozes that fresh baby look and feel.  Classic gingham checks, soft stripes, sweet baby monograms - all done in Kelly's signature style offered on birth announcements, stationery, baptism invitations and the most gorgeous collection of baby shower invitations and party decor around.

The Holiday collection provides clients with unique, personalized ways to spread holiday cheer.  From modern photo cards, to gift tags, personalized packaging for holiday sweets, and personalized gifts for everyone on your list, WH Hostess is a premier destination for holiday gifting.

In 2012, Kelly Lyden created the patent-pending product, Cake Plate Clings. A series of decorative linings designed for cake stands, pedestals and serving dishes, they offer a fresh, reusable update to the traditional disposable paper doilies and liners. They are used for decoration, placed under the food for ornamentation, and are offered in vibrant colors and patterns from WH Hostess Social Stationery. Cake Plate Clings are reusable, washable, non-adhesive, slide-free and use environmentally-friendly ink and material, and can be personalized with monograms and initials.

Kelly’s first book, “Stylish Kids’ Parties” (F+W Media, Inc.) launched in December 2013 and features 12 darling kids parties and baby shower themes, each including decorations, DIY party ideas, recipes and more. 

Due to the customized nature of our products, please note that all sales are final. All products are crafted by hand, so please plan on an average of a two week turnaround.