Black Magic Cocktail

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Are you getting ready to have a Spooktacular Halloween weekend of parties and fun? Serving up this delicious Black Magic Cocktail will help get things started. I was recently experimenting with flavor combinations when creating my Gothic Glam ladies night and this one was too good not to share. This is a sweet cocktail that […]

How To Host An Asian Themed Dinner Party

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Exotic “travel” themes are popular for all types of occasions from birthdays to anniversaries to showers. You may be inspired by a fabulous trip you took or your favorite cuisine from an area, or simply love the exotic differences in another culture. An Asian themed dinner party is a great way to share that with […]

Asian Style Peanut Noodle Salad

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We have been enjoying this Asian style pasta salad for years and it is always a fan favorite. It is the perfect side dish to bring to a pot luck in the summertime, or to serve during an Asian themed dinner party. The marriage of flavors from peanut butter to soy sauce to coconut milk […]

Halloween Costume Party + Themed Food

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There is so much emphasis on Halloween candy and treats, but what about some real sustenance for the kids before they head out for their sugar high? I created this Halloween supper & costume party for Celebrations using invitations from Pear Tree Greetings as inspiration. I set up a playful table for the kids to […]

Halloween Framed Silhouette Wall + FREE Downloads

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Add some spooky wall art to your Halloween decorating this year with a framed silhouette display. I found these printable silhouettes from Value Village and they add a great focal point. I put together this wall of frames as a backdrop to my Gothic Glam party design, and I love how it turned out. It’s […]

Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe

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There’s not much I like better in the fall and winter than my slow cooker filled with comfort food, especially for weekends. Last Sunday I made my classic and EASY vegetable beef soup recipe and it was delicious served with a piece of crusty French bread. The “secret” is in the seasoning and letting it […]

Halloween Gothic-Glam Ladies Night

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I hope you’re in the mood for a ladies night Halloween party with Gothic-Glam style. My latest contribution for Celebrations is full of ideas from table decor, to an appetizer I like to call “flesh & bones” for the occasion, a Black Widow cocktail, a Halloween “coffin” cake, and clever white chocolate skeleton favors, all […]