July 27th, 2009 |
It’s no secret that I absolutely L-O-V-E dessert! Chocolate, cookies, candy…..and tarts……lots, and lots of tarts! So I am pretty much obsessed with this idea….I can’t wait to have a party just to try it out!
Instead of making one large tart to serve as dessert to your guests, set up a “make-your-own-tart” dessert bar.
What type of [...]
July 2nd, 2009 |
Everyone loves a caprese salad! What’s not to like – a little tomato, fresh mozzarella, a few basil leaves, some olive oil and balsamic vinegar – perfect ingredients all stacked up into one salad. But what if you don’t want to stack them up?
Try freshening up your presentation with this idea:
Take a whole tomato and cut [...]
June 28th, 2009 |
My mother and a few of her friends recently hosted a dinner party to celebrate the retirement of a dear friend. The party was hosted at my parent’s house, and although I wasn’t a hostess…..I hear the word party and I immediately jump on the bandwagon! I went up to help set up for the party [...]
June 26th, 2009 |
My brother-in-law is visiting us this weekend – so it’s dinner for three tonight! Me and two boys?! Let’s just say they don’t appreciate the fuss I typically put into a dinner party! So this dinner is going to be low on design but high in flavor.
If there is one thing I know they both appreciate, [...]
June 19th, 2009 |
Dinner at the beach….isn’t that what summer is all about?!
If you have a beach house, the “dinner at the beach” is easy enough! If you don’t live near water, invite some friends over for a casual summer dinner alfresco this weekend (with a beach theme, of course!). Create a casual, yet put-together outdoor space that will [...]
June 18th, 2009 |
Summertime table settings should be as relaxed and carefree as the season itself. The summer invites alfresco meals—from breakfasts on the porch to poolside cocktails and patio dinners. These great tips from Williams Sonoma will help you create stylish table settings for the entire season.
To simplify planning your settings, include pieces in your tableware collection that [...]
June 4th, 2009 |
Sunflowers and black and white patterns – two of my favorites combine here to make one striking party! The inspiration for this party came from Carolyne Roehm’s new book, A Passion for Parties. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s an absolute must-read! Fabulous ideas and tons of eye candy.
Sunflowers are abundant during the summer months [...]
May 29th, 2009 |
Brides.com has a great article this week – celebrity event planner, Colin Cowie, offers up his top 10 tips to save money on flowers for any event. For all of you out there planning a wedding, a charity event, or looking for creative centerpiece ideas for your next bridal or baby shower, birthday party, or dinner [...]
May 22nd, 2009 |
Remember that old Friday night fish fry?! Update that concept by inviting friends over for a healthy dinner of cedar-planked salmon with seasoned lemon butter. Serve up a green salad with serrano ham and a tomato vinagrette, iced tea, and chocolate orange cookie stacks for dessert.
To set the mood for this relaxed, modern patio, set your [...]
May 14th, 2009 |
One of the key elements to any beautifully set table is of course, the placecard. It adds a creative flair to the table, and if used as an escort card for a wedding, it sets the tone for what’s about to come.
During the planning of my wedding last year, one of my biggest challenges was [...]