Set Up A Chili Bar + All-Purpose Chili Recipe!

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Today I’m sharing an idea that you can use for Fall or Winter entertaining, as well as a timely idea for Super Bowl & other Football gatherings. I thought, ‘what could be more hearty, manly, and versatile than a chili bar?’ I didn’t want to do a chili tasting or cook-off because I think most […]

DIY: Chocolate Garnish

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When it comes to celebrating special occasions it’s all about the details….edible details that is! Today’s DIY project is just right for Valentine’s Day or Bridal Showers and Engagement parties. Actually depending on what shapes you make it can be used for multiple themes. I created some cute and tasty chocolate garnishes that can be […]

Celebrate The Year Of The Dragon With P.F. Changs

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Monday, January 23 is the celebration of the Chinese new year and we are entering the year of the dragon. With that in mind I’ve partnered with P.F. Changs to bring you ideas for creating your own Chinese New Year celebration, starting with their new “dinners for 2″ entrees. P.F. Changs is one of my […]

Party Design Basics – How To Create Pretty Centerpieces

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I get a lot of emails from readers with questions about how to create specific elements of a party like table settings, dessert tables, backdrops, etc. I’ve decided this year I will try and tackle as many of the basic “how to’s” as I can. I tend to forget that even though I can look […]

Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake Recipe

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Pumpkin desserts are NOT just for Thanksgiving! I think it’s the perfect flavor to serve all through Fall and Winter, and it is most certainly “comfort food”. This pumpkin pie dump cake is one that I’ve been making for years because it’s so easy and delicious – in fact I made this for our own Thanksgiving […]

New Years Eve Party – A BRIGHT Shiny Future!

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Happy Holidays!! How will you be spending New Years Eve this year? Adult’s only bash? Stay at home with the kids? An intimate dinner party with friends? There are so many options but when you have kids it can be tough to get a sitter and go out until well passed midnight. With that in […]

Budget Friendly Kids Christmas Table

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Yesterday I was a guest blogger over on A Blissful Nest and shared ideas for a budget friendly kids table for Christmas. Here are even more details of the table with a list of $1 items I used. Creating a kid’s table on a budget is easy when you start with traditional colors, use some […]