Inspiration Board for a Bridesmaids’ Luncheon

bridal luncheon inspiration

This summer I’ve been collecting some new items for entertaining and decided I wanted to create an inspiration shoot that would incorporate the old with the new. I love the tradition of a bridesmaids luncheon so that’s the direction I chose. Today I thought I’d share my inspiration board with links to some of the items […]

3 Pink Drink Recipes

3 pink drinks recipes

I’ve been working with the color pink a lot lately so I thought I’d share some cocktail and mocktail drink options here. I think pink may be the most popular color used in party decor because it’s appropriate for so many occasions – baby showers, bridal showers, ladies luncheons, little girls birthdays, Valentines day, etc. […]

Baked Artichoke & Crab Dip

crab dip

I have one last recipe to share with you, from my shrimp boil party last week. This baked artichoke and crab dip is based on a  favorite spinach and artichoke dip recipe I got from one of my BFF’s over 15 years ago. I’ve always wanted to substitute the spinach for crab meat and this was […]

Best Tips for Taking Better Photos of Your Styled Party

Best tips for better party photos

As someone who has some success in working with brands, creating photo shoots, and photographing them, I feel compelled to write this post in hopes of helping other party stylist/bloggers with their own photo projects. I used to receive a lot of party feature submissions and most of what I had to turn down was not because […]

Set Up an Iced Coffee Bar

iced coffee bar

As you may remember from this ice cream recipe post, I’m working with International Delight for the remainder of the year to bring you ideas for entertaining, and since it’s summer I thought an Iced Coffee Bar would be the perfect afternoon pick-me-up! It would be a great thing to set up for a shower or […]

Summer Cookbook Review :: 4 Books for your Shelf

cookbook review

I know many people belong to book clubs and love reading a good novel, but my book of choice has always been cookbooks, especially when they have accompanying photos of the dishes. I’ve been collecting some over the past couple of months and want to share some reviews with you. As good as the internet […]

Cherry-Berry Cocktail or Mocktail Recipe

cherry berry drink recipe

Several months ago I found these cute candy cherries and ever since then I knew I wanted to make a cherry flavored cocktail. I decided the red color concoction would look right at home in my shrimp boil party. I created this cherry-berry mocktail/cocktail to serve for kids or adults. Mix it up in a […]

What to Wear :: Tropical Themed Party

what to wear_tropical party

PIN this post This past weekend three of our neighbors collaborated and threw a family friendly luau party. It was the perfect inspiration for my next “what to wear” post! Don’t we all love a good luau or tropical themed party in the summer! Back in college we may have worn grass skirts and coconut […]

Shrimp Boil Recipe for 4

shrimp boil recipe for 4

I realize you can’t write a post about entertaining with a shrimp boil without sharing the recipe for said shrimp boil, but I also didn’t want the original party post to get too cluttered with ideas and recipes. I’m sharing my small-scale recipe here today, which can be served in mini colanders to hold everything. […]

Ideas & Recipes to Host a Shrimp Boil #cwcolor

shrimp boil

I’m really excited to share this project with you guys today, because it goes back to my “roots” of hosting dinner parties with a theme. I also partnered with an iconic brand that I’ve grown up with – CorningWare®, and am showcasing their new colorful line appropriately called CW by CorningWare™. I was inspired by the red […]