Posts Labeled ‘party’

Super Bowl Party: Chips and Dips

Whether you are a Broncos’ fan, a Seahawks’ fan, or just in it for the commercials, it’s not too early to start thinking about your Super Bowl Party. The best place to start is with everyone’s favorite snack: chips and dip. Here are some different takes on the great classic. Bon Appétit!


Instead of store bought Sour Cream and Onion Dip try Sweet Onion Dip via Martha Stewart

Instead of Hummus, try White Bean Dip with Herbs via

Instead of Charcuterie try Salami Chips with Grainy Mustard Dip recipe via Epicurious

Fall TV Viewing Party

The cooler temperatures and changing leaves mean Fall is just around the corner and the return of your favorite TV shows is finally here. Plan a fun autumnal viewing party and gather around the TV with these delicious drinks and tasty treats.

Apple Bourbon Cocktail with Ginger Syrup via Wishful Chef


Fennel & Fig Infused Vodka via Food & Wine


Tamari and Maple Roasted Almonds via Martha Stewart


Lamb Sausage in Puff Pastry via Food Network


Baked Pears via Olive Magazine


Write your menu on an eggplant, gourd or pumpkin via Food Network


And don't forget to treat yourself to a pair of boots for the occasion! Frye Dorada Boot via Lucky Magazine

Ideas for celebrating the start of football season!

My all-time favorite season is just around the corner — football season! Here are a few ideas for ways to celebrate the kickoff of this fabulous time of year!


custom football cookies via Amy Atlas

football whoopie pies via Party Blueprints Blog

referee cupcake via Hostess with the Mostess

popcorn football field wrap via Catch My Party

Summer Entertaining

Summer is a time to relax, have fun and entertain. Have you decided to throw a summer party but are stumped on clever ideas to create a fun event? Try a couple of new summer recipes.  And why not get your guests playing a classic game of croquet, in all white of course!

Cute summer invite, via Shutterfly

Cocktails and croquet...wear white, via L.L. Bean

A new twist on a refreshing summer fruit, via

Great summer sangria, via

Light up the party with these string lights, via Ballard Designs

Winter Wedding Shoes

Choosing an outfit for a wedding, whether you are the bride, a bridesmaid or just a guest, can be stressful! It can be particularly stressful in the winter time because a “traditional” wedding shoe may not be appropriate for the cold weather. Refinery 29 has compiled a number of wedding shoes that are perfect for the winter. Below are a couple of my favorites but check the rest of the options here.


ASOS Precious

These gorgeous nude ASOS pumps are great for the bride (or bridesmaid) on a budget. The gold toe cap with jewels adds a total luxe feel without breaking the bank!

Alice and Olivia Odell Mirror Leather Heel

These unique Alice and Olivia wedges with their shiny, silver leather is a perfect accompaniment to a wedding dress. And not to mention the wedge heel will allow you to dance the night away pain free!

Valentine’s Day Ice Cubes

Whether you are hosting guests for a Valentine’s Day get together or just want to show that special someone you care, this project is for you! These pomegranate filled ice cubes are easy to make and will instantly make any drink you serve that much more special.


Pomegranate Heart Ice Cubes

You can find a step-by-step process on how to make these ice cubs here, but essentially you just put three pomegranate seeds in a heart shaped ice tray. Freeze and then serve in your drink of choice!


Election Party Decor: Silverware Holders

The 2012 election is just around the corner. Are you hosting an election results party? If so, these silverware holders via Kate’s Paperie are absolutely adorable. Just download the template, print on blue and red card stock, cut out the states (that part might be time-intensive!), cut two slits, and assemble with the silverware. I think the end result would be worth the work.

Don’t forget to vote! It counts!

Utensil holder craft via Kate's Paperie

Sugarfina: New Source for Your Sweet Tooth

I am anxious to try some of the cool candies offered by a brand new online candy shop called Sugarfina. Their offerings are really original and would make for great favors at a wedding, shower, or other event. In honor of the latest addition to the National Zoo family, these chocolate licorice pandas would be particularly fun! Also fun is their cocktail party sampler which includes a tasting alcohol-inspired candies.


Chocolate Licorice Pandas from Sugarfina

Cocktail Hour Tasting from Sugarfina