Category: PARTY PLANNING IDEAS

Q&A: 12 Bottle Bar

Q&A: 12 Bottle Bar

12 Bottle Bar has been a cocktail contributor to our blog for years and we are excited now to announce the launch of their book, The 12 Bottle Bar. We sat down with them for a toast and to learn a little about the inspiration […]

Orange Coconut Syrup Cake Recipe

Orange Coconut Syrup Cake Recipe

Orange Coconut Syrup Cake presented by guest blogger Chef Michelle Tchea I love using citrus fruits in my desserts. I have made many variations of this cake, and the combination of coconut and orange is one of my favourites. I like to use a lot […]

Light Up The Night

Light Up The Night

  When getting ready for a summer party, I always make sure that the flicker of outdoor candlelight is omnipresent. I love the romance it brings! Outdoor candlelight also adds an entrancing calm to any summer tablescape. Who doesn’t love to watch the flicker of the […]

Decorating for Easter Celebration

Decorating for Easter Celebration

Get happy with a playful cast of whimsical bunnies, chicks and all things Easter. Discover our new 2014 Easter Collection.   Farmer’s Spring Dinnerware Cheerful layers that brighten up your everyday collection.  Easter Egg Cups Present as part of a place setting or in groups […]

One of my favorite things about January

One of my favorite things about January

Happy New Year All! Now that the holiday season is behind me, I reflect on all the joyous moments. I certainly had quality time with my family. My husband and I engaged in a handful of parties. My children were around and family was in […]

5 Steps To Holiday Tablescape Design

5 Steps To Holiday Tablescape Design

Decorating for the holidays is one of the most joyous things I can do for my family. It creates an ambience for the season. And, certainly, my holiday tablescape is no exception. For some, creating a holiday tablescape can be as daunting as the figgy pudding. […]

Did Someone Say Cookie Party?

Did Someone Say Cookie Party?

You heard it too, right? With all of the parties and planning going on over the holidays, sometimes it seems like throwing a party might just be too much. But, if you keep it simple, you can have a yummy gathering with your friends, neighborhood […]

Homemade Hostess Gifts with a Stylish Twist

Homemade Hostess Gifts with a Stylish Twist

A touch of your home to hers. I’ve always been a fan of homemade hostess gifts. I love to give them and receive them. They seem to exemplify what holiday gatherings are about: sharing these special times with those who are important to you. During […]

The Braggin’ List

The Braggin’ List

This is a dinner party cocktail. When it comes to a dinner party, don’t all the details matter? The food, the aps, the table, the wine, the dessert…the hand towels? It’s a way to embrace close friends by inviting them into your home and showing […]

Do you have to tell your guests everything?

Do you have to tell your guests everything?

That little white lie. Oh, how it helps us get through life! I’ve always been one for honesty, but sometimes a twinkle in the eye and a little white lie helps what could be an awkward situation become a breeze. Lately I’ve found myself white […]