15 Unique DIY Party Projects

15 easy DIY party decor projects

I’ve been meaning to do this post for weeks but as usual, other things seem to come up and take precedence. I’ve gathered up {mostly} all of the diy projects I did for my shabby chic bridal shower and dessert table, and none of them are outside the average skill level. So this is it […]

Blue Cheese & Balsamic Topped Kettle Chips

blue cheese & balsamic kettle chips

I was just telling someone the other day that I’m not a junk food junkie… but I AM a chip junkie! While other party planners are focused on the sweets tables & desserts, I’m over here thinking about the savory items & appetizers, and there’s no better savory, salty item than chips. My husband and […]

How To Make A Ribbon & Trim “Cake” Centerpiece

make this shabby chic "cake" centerpiece

You know, as a creative blogger it’s pretty hard to come up with something new and original. Of course you can take an old idea and make it your own by tweaking it a bit, but to make something that people haven’t seen before is a challenge. And to make something that other people will […]

Bourbon Infused Recipes – Meatballs & Dessert Balls

bourbon infused recipes

One of the absolute must-have items on the menu for any cocktail party I’ve ever hosted is cocktail meatballs. It’s as classic as a crudites platter or a cheese plate, and it appeals to men, women, and children. Not only is it economical but it’s also a great time saver since it feeds a crowd […]

Fun Ideas For Setting Up A Bourbon Tasting Bar

ideas for a bourbon bar

Saturday is the Kentucky Derby which kicks off the race for the triple crown. Although I’ve never been to the derby, I have been to a few steeple chases here in Virginia and in North Carolina, and I certainly love watching that iconic 2 minute race on the tv screen. With that in mind, what […]

Favorite Mexican Layer Dip Recipe

Mexican layer dip recipe

Time for a little Mexican flavor to get you in the mood for a Cinco de Mayo celebration. I’ve been making this Mexican layer dip since my college days. I got the recipe while I was working a summer office job up in Northern Virginia. One of the gals in the office used to make […]

How To Host A Stylish Cinco De Mayo Party

cinco de mayo party ideas

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love Mexican food & drink, and celebrating cinco de mayo. It’s also the perfect time to host a ladies night gathering with a few girl friends, mix up some margaritas, and serve up the chips and salsa/dips. I had the pleasure of working with Sauza blue tequila to come […]