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I love to use simple probing questions as conversation starters, especially when your hosting a party where everyone may not know each other very well. I’ve posted a couple of parties in the past where I used these questions in the form of drink tags, and have gotten several emails over the years asking what […]

How To Set Up An Ice Cream Soda Bar

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Don’t let summer pass you by without hosting some type of ice cream gathering!  Whether you make homemade ice cream in the back yard, set up a sundae bar, or put together ice cream sandwiches, ice cream is the quintessential summer treat. For one of my latest contributions for Celebrations.com I put together ideas for […]

Beer Margarita

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Celebrate Fiesta time with a Beer Margarita.  If you’ve never tried these, you’ll be amazed at how delicious they are.  These are very easy to make, in fact this is one of our favorite drinks to make when we go to the beach.  The nice thing is you can use the frozen concentrate container to measure […]

Red Wine Sangria

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by contributor Lisa Thiele {photography & styling by With Style & Grace} Whether or not spring has made its appearance where you are, I can give you at least one excuse to prepare a big batch of this delicious sangria, Cinco de Mayo! Make a big pitcher of this red wine sangria, invite over some […]

Rustic-Glam Hot Cocoa Bar

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Don’t you just love hot cocoa bars?!  Katie of Katie Grace Designs hosted a baby shower this weekend and created the prettiest display that combined a little bit of rustic with a little bit of glam.  Katie is wonderful at infusing stylish details at every turn.  Nothing is left unadorned here, from the mugs, to […]

"Sweet-Heart" Valentine’s Day Cocktail

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Nothing like a color coordinated drink to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day!  Whether you’re sipping it with your love or celebrating “singlehood” with your girlfriends, this yummy “Sweet-Heart” cocktail will hit the spot.  A little bit sweet, a little bit tart…the perfect signature drink for the night! The Sweet-Heart {created by Chris Nease} 1/2 oz […]

Build-Your-Own-Bloody-Mary Bar

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Brandy of Simply Creative Insanity sent me her Bloody Mary bar design, that has many cute details.  She began with the name, “Hail Mary”, to add some whimsy to the bar and used the argyle pattern as the prominent design feature.  She filled decorative bottles with vodka and served garnishes in small galvanized buckets.  One […]