March 13th, 2009 |

Friday Night Fiesta!

Send your friends this bright, festive invitation to grab their sombreros and come on over for some margaritas and mexican food tonight!

Welcome your guests with festive music, and an easy menu of items that everyone loves – guacamole & chips, taco bar and of course, margaritas!  Everyone has their own favorite guacamole [...]

March 6th, 2009 |

A Sweet Surprise

I found these champagne rimming sugars at Crate & Barrel today.

A set of three flavors, Mimosa, Kir and Bellini come packaged together (and would make an adorable hostess gift!).

You can be sure I will be testing these out at my [...]

March 2nd, 2009 |

A Vineyard Wedding

A wedding in wine country with sophisticated food, stunning greens and rich flowers, beautiful scenery and a touch of rustic charm.

Images: placecard display (brides.com), bride & bridesmaids (theknot.com), wedding scene (brides.com), cake (brides.com), [...]

February 27th, 2009 |

Lemonade Jars

I thought I would pass along this idea from the creative ladies over at Hostess with the Mostess…..what a darling idea for serving lemonade at your summer parties!

Check out their blog for information on where to find these [...]

February 23rd, 2009 |

Bring on Fat Tuesday!

The name Mardi Gras is actually French for “Fat Tuesday.” Set 46 days before Easter, it’s like one last hurrah of merriment and excess just before the solemn season of Lent begins. In 2009, Mardi Gras day falls on February 24th.

In celebration of Mardi Gras, host a dinner party at home for [...]

February 21st, 2009 |

Oscar Worthy Cocktail

Like many others around the world, chef Bobby Flay believes Oscar night is cause for celebration!  This year, Bobby is hosting a 400 guest event at the South Beach Food & Wine Festival.  His signature drink for the evening is a Sparkling Pear Cocktail – if it’s good enough for his friends, I bet [...]

February 19th, 2009 |

For the love of Chocolate….

Chocolate is perhaps one of my most favorite things in life.  I love the candy and I love the color…especially when it is paired with pink!

When I needed an idea for a birthday party for one of my friends, I decided to pair some of her favorite things together: chocolate, [...]

February 18th, 2009 |

Spring Fever! A Saturday Lunch with the Girls

I admit it…I have Spring Fever! I find myself day-dreaming about sunshine, flowers and the smell of freshly cut grass.  I long for the days when friends gather for a bbq on the beach, a glass of wine on the patio, or a visit to the local farmer’s market.  Unfortunately, the weather isn’t cooperating with my [...]

February 12th, 2009 |

Champagne Cocktails

As far as I am concerned, there is no better drink than a glass of bubbly!  What could be better, you ask?  Let’s try a Raspberry Champagne Cocktail….and it’s pink!…just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Ingredients

2 1/2-pint baskets fresh raspberries

2 tablespoons sugar

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons raspberry liqueur

1/4 cup cognac or other brandy

8 sugar cubes

1 750-ml [...]

February 12th, 2009 |

Valentine’s Day Dinner Party

February can be such a boring, long month….why not spice it up a bit with a fantastic Valentine’s Day dinner party for your closest friends?!?  Pull out a party dress and paint the town red!

Dress from Diane vonFurstenberg at neimanmarcus.com, chocolate covered strawberries from redenvelope.com, table setting from theknot.com, invitation by wedddingpaperdivas.com, and the Larabee Road [...]

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