November 19th, 2012 |
Can you believe Thanksgiving is in a few short days? Although my parents host Thanksgiving dinner, I always help set a beautiful table. We tend to go more sophisticated and glam for the tablesetting (for 15!), so when it comes to my November dinner parties I tend to lean more towards the rustic, Fall look.
I recently [...]
October 4th, 2012 |
Add dimension to your placesetting by introducing new elements to your table. Use a galvanized tub, a small colander or a basket to contain your napkin, silverware and a fall embellishment, such as a pumpkin or gourd. Personalize a leaf with a metallic pen to serve as the placecard.
For more Fall entertaining ideas, read [...]
October 3rd, 2012 |
Fall is one of my favorite seasons for entertaining, and a family friendly brunch is just the ticket. Yesterday, I shared ideas for decorating your table, and today I am back with some simple menu ideas:
Serve up Peach Billinis with fresh peaches, champagne, a hint of fresh lemon juice and a little sugar. Accessorize [...]
October 2nd, 2012 |
Fall is the perfect time to gather friends and family for a cozy, Sunday brunch. Throw the stylized fete of the season with these seasonal entertaining tips:
Mix and match a patterned desert plate with an elegant detailed dinner plate. Get a little fancy with pretty glass goblets in fall hues. Look for colors that complement each [...]
September 12th, 2012 |
Whether you are planning a tailgating party, a kids’ football party, or just wanting to surprise your kids with a festive after-school treat, these football brownies are SO EASY! You only need three supplies: brownies, a football-shaped cookie cutter, and white piping gel (available at your grocery store).
I suggest putting your brownies in the freezer for [...]
September 10th, 2012 |
Tailgating is a time-honored tradition in the Fall. Whether you are attending a game at your alma mater, gathering with parents at your child’s soccer game, or entertaining at home, here are a few classic ideas that we re-vamped to make your next tailgating party a hit!
Set the stage for your food buffet by using the [...]
November 9th, 2011 |
These DIY nailhead pumpkins by Christi Bennett of P is for Party is one of my favorite features in the holiday issue of The Party Dress Magazine. It’s simple, it’s modern, and it speaks to “fall”, not necessarily a holiday. I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for those non-holiday decorations that make my home [...]
November 8th, 2011 |
This moss and pumpkin centerpiece is so easy to make, and adds a great pop to your fall or Thanksgiving tablesetting. As featured in the holiday issue of The Party Dress Magazine, it requires minimal supplies and a few easy steps:
Gather your supplies: vase, styrofoam ball, moss, wood skewers, mini pumpkins, glue gun & glue [...]
November 8th, 2011 |
November is a lovely time to entertain family and friends. Whether you are hosting an actual Thanksgiving dinner or not, take it upon yourself to set a gorgeous table, cook a delicious meal, and treat the special people in your life to a great evening. This tablescape was featured in the latest issue of The Party [...]
November 4th, 2011 |
Wine & cheese is a staple (and favorite) night in our house! But it’s also a simple way to throw a party. You don’t need to mess around with an entire meal or tablesetting – just put together one fabulous plate (I prefer my wine barrel lazy susan) and dress it up with some “accessories” such [...]