Our Favorite Southern Entertainers on Instagram
With phones always in hand and apps just a click or two away, it’s no wonder Instagram has become the go-to source of inspiration–be it for home decor, style, beauty, or entertaining. An endless stream of colorful, carefully curated images has resulted in a wealth of hosting tips for how to throw the perfect party. When it comes to entertaining, these accounts are virtual hostesses with the mostess:
This St. Louis blogger’s soothingly neutral feed is filled with images of soft, inviting interiors and simple and sweet treats. We love her humorous and sweet Easter treats.
Based in Nashville, this creative powerhouse (titles include creative director, event planner, florist, designer, and stylist) works on projects worldwide and creates some seriously dreamy tablescapes.
The School of Styling
If you’re here to learn, then you’ve found the right account. The School of Styling is based in North Carolina, but hosts workshops around the country (many of which are in the southeast!). You can’t look at their feed without getting major floral inspiration.
Okay, we’re biased, seeing how she’s our senior staff stylist and resident floral genius, but her Instagram is objectively, total entertaining inspiration. Impress guests with one of her brilliant “easy wows,” aka, floral arrangements that are totally doable, even for us beginner florists.
Mandy Kellogg Rye
Courtney, based in Nashville, does not back down from color or fun--which is what makes her the perfect spirit guide for any party planning or tablescape-arranging venture. Important note: if you’re in the business of throwing tea parties for teddy bears, she also has an Instagram account dedicated to her daughter’s crazy-cute parties.
Packed Party is an Austin, Texas-based brand that helps you send the perfect pick-me-up package to a friend or just bring a little sparkle to your own day with their “packed party” boxes.
The boxes are themed (e.g., birthday, miss you, etc.) but are always filled items that are playful, colorful, and probably sparkly. Their Instagram feed is SO fun you can’t leave without wanting a disco ball shaped drink for yourself.
Tara is a Charleston, SC-based event planner known for her soirees around the world. Follow for classic elegance and swoon-worthy wedding design.