MUSIC THEMED CHRISTMAS TABLETOP DESIGN

Music Themed Christmas Tablescape

I’m really excited to share this Music themed Christmas tabletop with you today.  It’s a theme I’ve been thinking about for a couple of years and it’s finally come to fruition. Music is such a big part of the holiday and it’s one of the things I look most forward to.  From classic Christmas hymns […]

HAM & PARMESAN CANAPES

ham and parmesan appetizers

Everyone has their go-to list of party appetizers.  The ones you know will be a hit every time, they take little effort to prepare, and you can serve them for any type of gathering.  These ham and Parmesan canapes are one of mine. I served these at our Christmas cocktail party in which I prepared the […]

WINTER WONDERLAND HOLIDAY PARTY IDEAS

winter wonderland tablescape

If you love the idea of a classic Winter Wonderland themed holiday table you’ll want to check out my latest styling project for SheKnows.com.  I created a tablescape using silver and white, sequins and fuzzy fabric, and glitter and bling.  The ideas are easy to follow and have high impact.  There are also menu suggestions, […]

EASY PECAN PIE BARS WITH SUGAR COOKIE CRUST

easy pecan pie bars with sugar cookie crust

Last weekend started the holiday season with a bang with our ladies night gift exchange on Friday and our neighborhood Toys for Tots collection party on Saturday.  The TFT party was held at a church close by, and it was ‘open house’ style from 5-7.  Volunteers brought cookies and other baked goods to share, and […]

NEW YEARS EVE :: GOLDEN GLAM DINNER PARTY

New years Eve dinner party

I’m on such a gold and glam kick this season, I just can’t get enough of it! I decided to create this inspiration shoot for a modern and glamorous New Years Eve dinner party that’s filled with gold sequins, black and white graphic prints, and a few festive details. New Years Eve is the perfect […]

10 Do’s & Don’ts for Holiday Entertaining + Salmon Potato Bites Appetizers

holiday entertaining-wine pairings

I have exactly one week and one day to prepare for our annual Christmas Cocktail Party…I have the house partially decorated as you know, and I do have my menu planned out. Now I just need to do all the shopping and prepping that goes into “show time!”  To be honest, after putting this event […]

Grown-Up “Cookies & Milk” :: Kahlúa Balls & Winter White Cocktail

grown up cookies and milk

Do you love to make and bake gifts to give for the Holidays?  Think about those people you want to give something to, but they’re not really on your  “gift giving list.”  Neighbors, hostesses, teachers, can all benefit from a couple of hours you spend in the kitchen on a weekend afternoon.  In fact next […]