CHEESE & CHARCUTERIE

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Cheese & Charcuterie Party

I love cheese...all types, all flavors, all forms. My husband loves meat...all types, all flavors,

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PUMPKIN DESSERT

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4-Layer Pumpkin Cake

Here's the 4-layer Pumpkin Cream Cake I made for Thanksgiving. There were already 3 pies on the menu so I decided to change it up and make a cake.  I

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COCKTAIL TIME!

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APPLE-PUMPKIN SPICE COCKTAIL

I've said time and time again that Fall is my favorite time of the year. Not only is the weather invigorating, but the flavors of Fall are some of the

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PARTY STARTERS

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BEER-CHEESE SPREAD

Last weekend our neighborhood ended up having a last minute surprise birthday party for one of our

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TAILGATE TIME!

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Setting Up A Tailgate Party

Football season is in full swing and every Saturday I see friends posting on Facebook, pictures of their tailgating fun. Being from North Carolina

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DO IT YOURSELF

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Customize Cloth Napkins With Stencils

There are endless possibilities when it comes to customized details for entertaining. I always choose diy projects that aren't too "fussy,"

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PARTY STYLING INSPIRATION

VINTAGE STYLE BRIDAL SHOWER IDEAS

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If you love the charm and character of vintage inspired design then I have some party ideas for you! I designed this vintage style bridal shower last year for Celebrations, and with seasonal changes and holidays the way they are, I'm just now getting the chance to share it here. I know that the vintage style was at its peak a couple of years ago, but these shabby chic details will never go out

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A Modern Owl Baby Shower Theme

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Owl themes have been popular for a couple of years now in everything from Halloween to bridal showers. One of my latest projects for Celebrations.com was to create ideas for a Modern Owl Baby Shower inspired by the owl invitation from Pear Tree Greetings. I loved putting this party together using the invitation's color scheme and a clean modern design {so many of my designs are driven by

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Party Design Basics – Designing Dessert Tables

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I'm excited to address dessert tables in this edition of my year-long Party Design Basics series. Dessert tables have become THE party staple and focal point thanks to leaders in design like Amy Atlas and Sweets Indeed. You can hardly see a styled party today without an elaborate sweets display, but for the purpose of this blog and 'realistic' home entertaining & celebrations, I'm going to

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