Holiday Entertaining – Appetizers And Cocktails

appetizers and cocktails party

For me, Christmas is synonymous with decorating and entertaining, so when I had the chance to create a holiday party for Pier 1 using some of their items, I was thrilled! You know how I love to incorporate food as part of the party decor so pieces from their tasting party were “must haves” for […]

Inspired By This – Dress Up A Corner With A Holiday Buffet

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I hope you all had a spectacular Thanksgiving and didn’t eat too much. I stayed away from the computer for 2 days!…almost unheard of. I had a relaxing time with family though, and got some Spring Fall cleaning done in the prop & supplies department. Now it’s time to take on the Holidays, full speed […]

Cheese Truffles Recipe & “Grape Cluster” Display Idea

cheese ball "truffles"

Say goodbye to one big cheese ball {that’s so retro} and say hello to mini cheese truffles! It seems like it wouldn’t be a party without a cheese item on the menu, but people also seem to be intimidated by one large cheese ball sitting on the table – no one wants to be the […]

Cheese & Charcuterie Party

cheese & charcuterie party

I love cheese…all types, all flavors, all forms. My husband loves meat…all types, all flavors, all forms. What better way to appease both palates than by serving up a Cheese & Charcuterie spread?! That’s what we did over the summer, and this is how it turned out. There’s something for everyone and there’s also something […]

Autumn Entertaining: Wine & Cheese Bar

Autum Party - Wine & Cheese

I hope you’re ready for a marathon post today…{week really}, as I share my ideas for making Thanksgiving special and stylish! All week I’ll be sharing styled tables, DIY projects, and EASY recipes for hosting the holiday at your home.  I’m calling it my Autumn Entertaining Series and it all starts today with a Wine & Cheese […]

36 Conversation Starters – FREE Downloads

conversation starter drink tags

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 […]

Ideas For A Wine Themed Wedding

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One of the projects I did recently for Celebrations was this wine themed wedding with ideas on how to incorporate wine into the celebration. Inspired by invitations from Pear Tree Greetings, I designed the sweetheart table, escort table, and wine & cheese tasting table that’s a great idea for the cocktail hour. All of the […]