May 1st, 2009 |

Friday Night: Pasta Party with Friends

I don’t know about you….but it’s been kind of a boring week!  One day it’s nice, the next day it looks like it could snow again.  I decided we needed a little excitement as we moved into the weekend.

Invite friends over for a Pasta Party – all you need is some good [...]

April 29th, 2009 |

Safari Theme Children’s Birthday Party

This Spring, encourage your kids to explore the backyard by throwing a Safari theme birthday party!

This easy-to-do adventure will thrill your  smallest explorers….here are a few ideas:

Use postcards of Africa as your invitations – write something cute, like “We are going WILD for Matthew’s 5th Birthday!”

To decorate your house and yard, make an animal track [...]

April 29th, 2009 |

Celebrate Mother’s Day on the Patio

Celebrate the women in your life this year with lunch on the patio.  Outdoor entertaining can be easy – a simple menu, a refreshing cocktail and a clean, Spring-like table will set the mood for a festive day!

Set up your party out on the patio with a color palette of blue & white, with an accent [...]

April 27th, 2009 |

It’s all in the Presentation…

Give an old favorite recipe a new look…

I love, love, love this idea from Food Network….everyone has their own version of a Mexican layer dip….but wow your guests by updating the presentation.

Use small glasses as the vessel to create these individual dips.  Use a white, rectangular plate – place the dip and [...]

April 26th, 2009 |

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Cinco de Mayo (otherwise known as the 5th of May) is a day to party and to celebrate, and also a good time to get a taste of Mexican culture.  If you can gather some festive drinks, colorful decorations and try your hand at some traditional Mexican food….you can throw a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!

If you’re [...]

April 25th, 2009 |

Cocktails on the Patio

Now that the days are getting longer, and the weather is getting nicer – people are starting to socialize out on their driveways watching their kids ride their bikes and draw with sidewalk chalk.   These nice days are still few and far between….so when you have a good one – enjoy it!  Extend [...]

April 24th, 2009 |

Kentucky Derby: Day in the Garden

For 135 years, the Kentucky Derby has been everyone’s race – from the dapper men and beautiful women, all in hats and [...]

April 17th, 2009 |

Couples Shower with a Texas BBQ Theme

Start off BBQ season with a couples shower full of cowboy boots, rustic centerpieces, and plenty of good old-fashioned BBQ food!  This adorable invitation from Wedding Paper Divas says it perfectly – “Yee Haw!”

Send your guests home with the perfect BBQ favor – s’mores in a bag!  Little effort to assemble….big impact [...]

April 16th, 2009 |

Italian Tiles

Aren’t these italian tiles just beautiful?!

Wait…they aren’t tiles, they are cookies!

Whipped Bake Shop has crafted these scalloped, square, vanilla sugar cookies with almond royal icing.  These delicious and gorgeous cookies come wrapped individually in a clear bag.  They would make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift, or a perfect party favor for a bridal shower or [...]

April 16th, 2009 |

Candy Buffet Table 101

Candy buffets have been popping up at weddings for a while now – but why not take the concept and present a candy buffet at your next birthday party, shower or dinner party?  Not only is it a fun, colorful display of sugar….but it’s an activity for your guests….and a great favor for them [...]

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