August 14th, 2009 |

Dinner Party: Straight Off The Grill

We love entertaining at home, so I am always looking for new recipes and creative ways to set my table.  I think this dinner party invitation from Minted sets the tone for a casual, yet polished evening.  Setting the table is easy for me during the late summer months.  Sunflowers are in bloom and [...]

August 10th, 2009 |

A Colorful Birthday Party

I thought we needed a “colorful” inspiration for a Monday morning….how are you going to infuse color into your next party?

Images: party table (inmagine.com), centerpiece (nancyliuchin.com), place setting (socialcouture.com), plates and [...]

August 6th, 2009 |

Party Idea: Marshmallow Mania

I have been seeing recipes for marshmallow desserts all over the web lately!  Here are a few recipes that I think are party-ready:

1. Vanilla-Flavored Homemade Marshmallows

I found these over at Rosa’s Yummy Yums – they look as cute as I bet they taste!  These would be adorable for a child’s birthday party.

2. [...]

August 5th, 2009 |

Back-to-School Kid-Friendly Bash

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August 5th, 2009 |

Playdate Playdough

Playdate activities….it’s always an endless search for something new and exciting that will keep the children occupied long enough for the mothers to enjoy a cup of coffee!

Playdough.  It’s an activity that all kids enjoy.  But spice it up a bit.  Make playdough cookies!

Same concept: make a batch of dough, dye it different colors, and let [...]

August 4th, 2009 |

Cocktail Party: Color Coordinated

Add a fun twist to your next cocktail party by decorating with COLOR!  Choose a color palette of three hues and break up your party into color-coordinated sections.  For example, I have chosen a fuchsia, orange and yellow color palette for this party inspiration.  Set your table up in three sections and include flowers, cocktails, appetizers, [...]

August 1st, 2009 |

Edible Cocktail: Sangria

I found these delicious looking treats over at Big Red Kitchen.  Edible cocktails.  Jello shots.  Whatever you want to call them, they are so fun….I must try them at my next party!  Festive, colorful, and perfect for an evening of outdoor entertaining.  I bet a few of your guests may even squeal with delight when they [...]

July 29th, 2009 |

Summer Cocktail: Orange Spritzer

Here’s a fabulous spritzer that’s great for a warm afternoon spent picnicking on the grass. Make it with either orange juice as directed, or with frozen lemonade.

1 cup Campari
1 liter mineral water
2 cans frozen orange juice concentrate
orange slices

Mix all ingredients in a pitcher and serve over ice. Makes 12 servings.

Recipe [...]

July 27th, 2009 |

Dinner Table with Style

If you are like me, you are always looking for ways to spice up your table setting.  I like to change it up – even if it’s just dinner for 2!  I love the bold colors and modern lines of the images above.  There are a couple ideas that are great for everyday entertaining and are [...]

July 27th, 2009 |

Dessert: Make-Your-Own-Tart Bar

It’s no secret that I absolutely L-O-V-E dessert!  Chocolate, cookies, candy…..and tarts……lots, and lots of tarts!  So I am pretty much obsessed with this idea….I can’t wait to have a party just to try it out!

Instead of making one large tart to serve as dessert to your guests, set up a “make-your-own-tart” dessert bar.

What type of [...]

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