ENTERTAINING WITH APPETIZERS & SANGRIA AL FRESCO

end of summer party- appetizers and sangria

Summer may be coming to a close, but backyard entertaining is still in full swing as we enjoy cooler temperatures and less humidity. My favorite way to entertain friends has always been with appetizers and drinks, and setting up a little happy hour al fresco is just the ticket! I was recently contacted by Pacific […]

BRIDESMAID LUNCHEON WITH MENU & RECIPES :: MOD MEETS VINTAGE

bridesmaid luncheon

I’ve been anxiously waiting to share this party design all summer, ever since I got some gold-tone entertaining accessories and pretty new/vintage glassware. I wanted to show how you can combine vintage treasures with modern trends to get a beautiful, unique look perfect for a Bridesmaids Luncheon {for some shopping resources see this inspiration board}. Thrift […]

HOST A CASUAL COOKOUT {recipes included}

casual cookout

Labor day is just around the corner which means end-of-summer cookouts will be hosted everywhere, and once again I’ve teamed up with Hebrew National to bring you ideas and recipes for your outdoor grilling and entertaining. It never fails that we include hot dogs on the menu when we grill out with friends, so today […]

4 WAYS TO TOP YOUR JARS FOR DRINKS

jar toppers

Even though it’s August I’d say there’s still a good 2 months of outdoor entertaining left to do before it gets cold again. One of the main concerns here in the South is bugs and keeping them at bay, especially from our drinks! You know I love to use the 8 oz canning jars for […]

INSPIRATION BOARD FOR A BRIDESMAIDS LUNCHEON

bridal luncheon inspiration

This summer I’ve been collecting some new items for entertaining and decided I wanted to create an inspiration shoot that would incorporate the old with the new. I love the tradition of a bridesmaids luncheon so that’s the direction I chose. Today I thought I’d share my inspiration board with links to some of the items […]

SET UP AN ICED COFFEE BAR

iced coffee bar

As you may remember from this ice cream recipe post, I’m working with International Delight for the remainder of the year to bring you ideas for entertaining, and since it’s summer I thought an Iced Coffee Bar would be the perfect afternoon pick-me-up! It would be a great thing to set up for a shower or […]

IDEAS & RECIPES TO HOST A SHRIMP BOIL #cwcolor

shrimp boil

I’m really excited to share this project with you guys today, because it goes back to my “roots” of hosting dinner parties with a theme. I also partnered with an iconic brand that I’ve grown up with - CorningWare®, and am showcasing their new colorful line appropriately called CW by CorningWare™. I was inspired by the red […]