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 […]

Peach Fizz Cocktail Or Mocktail

peach fizz

I’m so ready for Spring weather! This has been a very rainy and dreary winter, and just when it seems to be drying out, the wild winds are whirling about {very tough to get photo shoots done outside if you know what I mean}. But this yummy drink definitely gets me in the mood for […]

Cocktail Time – Limoncello Grapefruit Punch

lemoncello grapefruit cocktail

by Aleah and Nick Hello! We’re in full-on spring mode at Valley & Co. mixing up cocktails, sampling springtime menus, and knee-deep in planning festive and creative details for our upcoming client events. Did we mention mixing up cocktails? We’re lucky ducks as a big part of our job is taste-testing food and drinks {and […]

Bourbon Lemon Iced Tea

bourbon iced tea

Growing up in the South, iced tea was as common as feathers on a chicken …and the sweeter, the better! It was the quintessential “social” beverage at cookouts, reunions, birthdays, showers, and Sunday Suppers, and when I went to college I was friends with a lot of Northerners who quickly learned the virtues of sweet […]

Make Your Own Drink Stir Sticks

make your own stir sticks

As I always say, it’s the tiny little details that people notice most when a party is creatively designed. In my own creative process I always start out by seeing the big picture first, and once that’s established I start looking at places where I can “guild the lily” so to speak, and add little […]

Citrus Bourbon Punch Recipe

bourbon punch recipe

Do you have a go-to punch recipe you like to serve a crowd during a party? I do, and this is it! I’ve been making this citrus bourbon punch for at least a decade, for our Christmas cocktail party, Halloween parties, and whatever other party requires serving a crowd. I like to make it ahead […]

Hot Mulled Wine

HOT MULLED WINE recipe

On Christmas Eve I decided to try something new, thanks to my friend Coryanne who posted on facebook that she was going to make mulled wine for the holidays. I’ve never made it before – never even tasted it, but after a rave review from another friend {who doesn’t like wine – WHAT?!} who had […]