Strolling Nantucket in Draper James

Giving you guys a tour around Nantucket is one of my favorite things to do, and so I combined two more of my favorites and set out around town in Draper James clothes with Rebecca Love Photography. I am happy to have you here with me on Main Street! You can also see more of…

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The Best Nantucket Travel Guide

I had never fallen in love with a place before until I met Nantucket 28 years ago- and, let me tell you, I fell hard. So hard that I still return each summer- and I truly believe that, if life were perfect, Nantucket summers would last forever. I love this place as if it were…

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Lydia Loves~ Favorite Fashion Finds and More

Favorite finds from retailers are some of my favorite things to bring to you- especially as we have been trying to support our businesses across our country during this pandemic. I have held off on posting my “Lydia Loves” selections lately- not because I don’t constantly find things I love, but because I am trying…

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Family Photos with Rebecca Love Photography

Family photos might be one of my all-time favorite gifts to receive. Ever since my children were born, I have appreciated the talents of professional photographers more than ever. Rebecca Love is one of the most talented, easy-going, authentic, and kindest people I have met~ and she happens to be an incredible photographer! Rebecca Love…

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Start Here

Welcome to The Party Wagon! A lifestyle blog devoted to celebrating life. My name is Lydia and I am glad you are here! Originally started in 2011 as a blog for children’s party ideas, The Party Wagon expanded in 2019 to also include recipes, gift ideas, favorite shops, home decorating ideas, easy DIYs, tips with…

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Cara Brown Jewelry Designs

Who is Cara Brown? A creative force that you should definitely add to your follow list…a warm, kind Texan who now makes her home in New Jersey…a Vandy Grad whom I had the pleasure of getting to know while I was on Nantucket…the list goes on and I haven’t even begun describing her latest endeavor~!…

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Lydia Loves… ~ Edition 3

Hello, Friends! One of the things I love most is hearing from you! This edition of Lydia Loves starts with a useful and fun find sent to me from my friend Lee Ann who lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Feel free to share ideas with me when you find something that you think we would all…

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Your Hostess

The Party Wagon The Party Wagon began in 2011 as a website to share children’s party ideas, kid-friendly recipes, and creative DIYs.  The name originated from friends asking to borrow my party decorations, and we jokingly referred to my carload of party goods as “The Party Wagon”.  My hope of sharing my ideas quickly morphed into also sharing…

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THANK YOU!

The Party Wagon has been in vacation mode for a little while now, but I am back and looking forward to sharing lots of fun ideas with you again soon!  The day I left for vacation was the last day of the contest for the Top 25 Blogs at Circle of Moms.  What a funny…

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A WHALE OF A FATHER’S DAY

A family trip to one of my favorite places just happened to coincide with Father’s Day weekend, and so I decided to add a few things along the way to celebrate Father’s Day in a fun way for my husband who is a fantastic father!  We flew to Nantucket and so, it was only fitting to use a whale as a focus on our Whale of a Great Daddy!