March 30th, 2009 |
One of the biggest trends for Spring 2009 is “Crazy Lady Chic” – full of patterns, florals and every color of the rainbow – this trend can be a colorful inspiration for both fashion and parties this season.
A couple of easy ideas for food: ladies like to eat light, especially at lunch time. So [...]
March 29th, 2009 |
I don’t know about you, but I like to celebrate the weekend with a casual Sunday morning breakfast with family or friends. The weekend always goes by so fast, and Saturdays are always my run-around-and-get-everything-done-day….but Sundays….Sundays are my fun days!
Keep it simple with easy-to-make dishes, and enjoy the company!
Here are [...]
March 28th, 2009 |
Looking for a great gift for a Chocolate lover?
Try these indulgent gifts from Plum Party – they would make a great hostess gift or birthday present!
March 28th, 2009 |
Need a good dessert, fast?! Don’t have time to bake?
Try these adorable new Sweet Treat Cupcakes from Cold Stone Creamery. It’s way too difficult to decide which you want….which is probably why they are sold in 6 packs!
Perfect for birthday parties, dinner parties, or an office birthday.
Which flavor [...]
March 27th, 2009 |
Brighten your week with an impromptu game night filled with board games, comfort food and good friends. Make a lot of finger foods that are easy to snack on between rolls, and then serve a hearty main course (such as chicken and white bean chili) as the night lingers on.
Use bright, colorful board games as your [...]
March 26th, 2009 |
Today I am answering an email from a reader:
“Dear Hostess, Every time I go to a party or to a friend’s house for dinner, I feel like my friends always ask me to bring an appetizer. I’m sick of my same old recipes! I can’t make another Mexican layer dip or ‘pigs in a blanket’…..can you [...]
March 25th, 2009 |
These little bugs are easy to create and are sure to get rave reviews!
All you need are Oreo cookies, red and brown melting chocolate, lollipop sticks and 1/4″ icing eyes (all available at Country Kitchen Sweetart).
Pry apart the Oreo cookie and scoop out some of the [...]
March 24th, 2009 |
When a baby boy is on the way, host a transportation themed baby shower full of bright shades of blue and green.
Set the theme for the party with this darling invitation covered in trucks by minted.com. Welcome your guests and the mommy-to-be with a clean, modern space decorated with Spring-like centerpieces using [...]
March 23rd, 2009 |
Everyone is always so cooped up inside during the Winter and early Spring months….invite a friend or two over for an quick lunch to catch up.
I’m looking forward to catching up with one of my good friends tomorrow!
Here is what I’m thinking about for lunch:
Chicken Panini with Fig Jam
Recipe via Cooking Light
1/4 cup [...]
March 20th, 2009 |
I don’t know about you, but I am SOOOOO happy Spring is finally here…..it’s been a LONG winter!
Let’s welcome Spring with a casual cocktail party for friends….and you don’t have to make things difficult for yourself. Choose a couple of fabulous drinks, some easy snacks…..and you will end up with a festive [...]