Keely Thorne's Party Essentials
This top Houston event planner shares her tips and favorite sources for entertaining in style—and looking great while doing it.
Meet Keely Thorne
"I Paired This Elegant Lace Dress By Tadashi Shoji With Gelines Jewelry Chandelier Earrings And Pelle Moda Platform Heels To Create My Signature Style: Tailored And Classic."
Keely Thorne Events, Houston, TX; keelythorne.com
Her Event Style
Romantic and refined
Her Favorite Venue
A space with historic architecture such as the Williamsburg-inspired Junior League of Houston, juniorleaguehouston.org
Evening Bag Essentials
My Vanity Is Always Stocked With
Bottles of perfume. Some I love for the scent; others, the pretty bottle. Chloé Eau de Parfum is a favorite for both.
- Chloé Eau De Parfum $90; neimanmarcus.com
Every Southern Woman Needs
Personalized stationery, hands down. As a child my mother ingrained in me that you write a thank-you note for everything. I've had my own custom stationery set since I was able to write.
- Atheneum Creative Paper $6/Card; atheneumcreative.com
My Holiday Table Is Always Set With
Heirloom silver and plenty of white flowers—usually gifted paperwhites.
- Ariel Paperwhite Kit $59; whiteflowerfarm.com
Go-To Hostess Gift
Prettily packaged hot chocolates.
- Hot Chocolate $1/Packet; shopcarefulpeach.com