Welcome Fall with a Dinner Party Al Fresco

First Fall dinner party

Today is the first full day of Fall and I have the perfect post for you! If you’re anything like me, you don’t need much of a “reason” to entertain and get together with friends or family. This is the time of year when the weather is just the right temperature by day, a little […]

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 […]

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 […]

Watermelon-Basil Salad

watermelon_basil salad

I almost forgot I had this recipe to share with you guys, and you NEED to try this before summer ends. It’s a watermelon-basil salad that is so fresh and delicious, you’ll want to eat it with every meal! This is one of the menu items I included on this pink party project last year […]

What to Wear :: Tropical Themed Party

what to wear_tropical party

PIN this post This past weekend three of our neighbors collaborated and threw a family friendly luau party. It was the perfect inspiration for my next “what to wear” post! Don’t we all love a good luau or tropical themed party in the summer! Back in college we may have worn grass skirts and coconut […]

Shrimp Boil Recipe for 4

shrimp boil recipe for 4

I realize you can’t write a post about entertaining with a shrimp boil without sharing the recipe for said shrimp boil, but I also didn’t want the original party post to get too cluttered with ideas and recipes. I’m sharing my small-scale recipe here today, which can be served in mini colanders to hold everything. […]