June 27th, 2009 |
Is your silver drink bucket a little too fancy for your summer picnic?! I love this idea…..cut off the top third of the watermelon (could be a straight cut, but I L-O-V-E the curved out version in the picture), and carve out the insides. Fill with ice, stick in your wine bottles and [...]
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 24th, 2009 |
Although I am a classic girl at heart, the festive colors and modern lines of this party bring a little flutter to my heart. Just looking at it makes me want to go pull out a flirty party dress from my closet and sip a drink poolside! I’m going to take a gamble and guess that [...]
June 22nd, 2009 |
Looking for a new idea for your next cocktail party? Embrace the outdoors and invite your neighbors over for a Cocktails & Croquet party. Full of festive drinks, appetizers and lawn games – this party is sure to create a little friendly competition!
Set up activities in your lawn such as croquet, bocce ball and [...]
June 21st, 2009 |
• 1 bottle dry white wine
• ¾ cup watermelon schnapps
• ½ cup white cranberry juice
• 2 cups freshly scooped watermelon balls
• 2 limes, cut into half-wheels
Combine all of the ingredients in a large ceramic or glass container and stir well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Serve over ice. Serves about 7.
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 15th, 2009 |
Add a little fizz and some retro fun to your next party with a soda bar!
Whether you decide to use old-fashioned soda pop (available in a variety of flavors – all with fabulous vintage logos on the bottles) or the modern day versions – choose a variety of colors and flavors and prominently show them off. [...]
June 11th, 2009 |
Serve up this refreshing treat from Rachael Ray at your next party!
2 cups fresh red grapefruit juice (about 4 grapefruits)
2 cups ginger ale
1/2 cup superfine sugar
2 tablespoons grenadine or pomegranate juice
4 maraschino cherries
In a large bowl, stir together the grapefruit juice, ginger ale, sugar and grenadine until the sugar is dissolved. Pour into a 9-by-13-inch metal [...]
June 1st, 2009 |
Try this refreshing summer drink at your next BBQ…
One of my Food Network favorites, Giada, came up with this festive drink:
4 cups iced tea (homemade or store-bought)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (1 to 2 lemons)
1/4 cup grenadine
Ice, for serving
In a large ball jar (or other transporting container), mix together the tea, lemon juice, and grenadine. Pour [...]
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 [...]