March 2nd, 2010 |
I have decided that I have seen ENOUGH snow for one season. It’s time to move on to Spring! Bright colors, cocktails on the patio, gathering friends to celebrate a special occasion. I get requests all of the time for engagement party ideas…..but this inspiration could also be used for [...]
February 22nd, 2010 |
When it comes to incorporating the style ideas from our trend alert (Farmhouse Chic) earlier today into entertaining, there are a few key elements: a relaxed, natural decor, spring-like colors, and comfort food.
This invitation from my stationery line, WH Hostess, sets the tone for a cozy brunch, and also gives [...]
February 12th, 2010 |
Fat Tuesday is coming up! (Tuesday, February 16th) Here are some fabulous recipes to help you host your own Mardi Gras feast!
Jazz fest cocktail, cajun corn maque choux, citrus-marinated shrimp with louis sauce, shrimp and chicken etouffee, fried crawfish salad, king cake and [...]
February 8th, 2010 |
When it comes to party requests, the one I receive the most is for a nautical theme. Baby showers, first birthday parties, summer cocktail parties. Ideal for spring and summer parties, and perfect for a boy or girl. Crisp navy and white, accented with either yellow or red….it has the makings for a darling [...]
February 4th, 2010 |
If you plan on making chili this weekend for the big game, check out this idea:
Serve up smaller portions (perfect for snack food or an appetizer) by scooping out the center of a dinner roll, and filling it with chili and toppings to create a mini-bread bowl. Too cute, right?!
If you are looking for some chili [...]
February 3rd, 2010 |
The snow here in Chicago has me dreaming of the parties I will throw this summer in my new backyard. Top of my list?! A lemonade lunch. Totally inspired by this table setting created by Sharnel in Australia (it is summer there….), here are a few things that I would include:
February 2nd, 2010 |
Super Bowl Sunday is a great opportunity to entertain. Some may want to gather friends for a traditional party, serving beer and appetizers, and others…..well, they may want to run for the hills at the first sound of a Super Bowl party. Hey…it’s okay if football isn’t your thing…I totally get it! [...]
January 28th, 2010 |
Sunset Magazine has a great feature on pears this month. Light, refreshing and perfect for an early Spring party, these recipes will add a nice new assortment to your repertoire! They offer up 6 ideas (and each one is more irresistible than the other!):
This sweet (but not too sweet) drink should be made one at [...]
January 27th, 2010 |
I don’t know about you, but I have been trying to eat light these days. Between the holidays and my lack of activities during the winter, keeping meals light and healthy is important (especially so that I can keep eating chocolate like it’s my job!). My husband and I have been making [...]