GIRLS NIGHT IN :: MIXED FRUIT SMOOTHIE COCKTAIL

MIXED FRUIT SMOOTHIE COCKTAIL

At this point in my life, so far removed from college, or single life, I LIVE for my nights in with the girls. No matter how much you love your husband and kids, women need other women. It’s like free therapy! I’ve been lucky enough over the years to live in communities where we’ve had […]

GOLDEN GRADUATION PUNCH {FAMILY FRIENDLY RECIPE}

GRADUATION PUNCH RECIPE

Since graduation parties usually consist of family and friends of all ages, you’ll need to serve some family-friendly drink options. And since we LOVE to match our drink color to the party theme I came up with this golden graduation punch for my graduation party for Pear Tree Greetings. This recipe couldn’t be simpler to […]

ST. PATRICK’S DAY COCKTAIL :: GREEN LEPRECHAUN

GREEN LEPRECHAUN cocktail

How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?  Do you celebrate it?  From what little I know about my family’s heritage, I do have some Irish blood.  Not surprising given my penchant for parties *wink*. But if you don’t, don’t let it stop you from celebrating – after all, you still love to celebrate Cinco de […]

RED CARPET COCKTAIL

RED CARPET COCKTAIL

I’m about to wrap up this week’s Oscars party ideas with something to quench your thirst – a Red Carpet cocktail.  I’m actually hosting my own Red Carpet viewing party on Sunday with a bunch of girls, and I was of course inspired to create a drink that would echo the red color.  I started […]

SET UP A HOT COCOA BAR

hot cocoa bar

My kids love hot cocoa and it seems like they ask for it on a daily basis during the winter months.  Thanks to my friend Jessica who snapped a photo on Instagram of her hot cocoa bar, I was inspired to set up my own so the kids could help themselves.  As a mom I […]

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 […]

ICED MOCHA-EGGNOG LATTE COCKTAIL

snowball cocktail

I’m so excited that eggnog has finally hit the grocery stores.  I really wish they sold it year round, but oh well, you take what you can get.  I’ve been creating lots of drinks this season and most of them are like dessert in a glass.  Today is no exception. I’ve combined another year-round favorite […]