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 […]

Chocolate Cake Cocktail

chocolate cake cockail

Let the countdown to midnight begin! I created this chocolate cake cocktail recipe to coordinate with my black & white plaid party, which is perfect for a New Years Eve dinner party. The dark color is in keeping with the theme, and the ingredients just BEG for a chocolate Swiss cake roll garnish! Mix this […]

5 Ways To Dress Up Champagne

dress up champagne

There’s nothing more festive or celebratory than champagne, and I’ve pulled together 5 examples of how you can serve it in style for New Years Eve. Most of the ideas are for mini bottles because I just think they lend themselves so well to great party style. If you order them in bulk {like a […]

Christmas Cocktail – Rudolph’s Shiny Red Cocktail

Christmas cocktail

Nothing completes your Christmas entertaining like a color-coordinated cocktail with seasonal flavors. I created this red drink using a bottle of Effen Vodka that was sent to me to sample, cranberry juice {of course}, plus the addition of something bubbly! The mixture makes a pretty pale red cocktail that I like to call “Rudolph’s Shiny […]

Halloween Cocktails – Trick Or Tini

Halloween cocktails

Can you believe it’s the last weekend of October!? Of course that means it’s the prime weekend for hosting Halloween bashes.  And you’re going to need some cocktails for those bashes, right! One of my long time blogging friends, Susan of Poca Cosa, shared these Trick or Tini cocktails made with Adult Chocolate Milk, that […]