Plan the ultimate Kentucky Derby party with this menu, featuring dozens of traditional southern appetizers, bourbon-soaked desserts and boozy cocktails. After watching American Pharoah win the Triple Crown last year, I’m really excited about the Kentucky Derby and horse racing season this year. How cool would it be to have back-to-back Triple Crown winners? Whether that […]

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We like to make a big deal out of birthdays. Epic themed parties. Amazing party food and favors. Creative gifts and birthday cards that really make a statement. I’m all about the big gesture. Since we had an Indiana Jones birthday party for my son, we were thrilled to find a Hallmark Sound Card featuring everyone’s favorite globe-trotting […]

Use cake stands to elevate your entertaining and to take your decorating to new heights. I am a sucker for a cake stand. Add a pedestal to a plate, and I just can’t resist. I counted the other day, and I own at least a dozen. Big, small, tall, short, fancy, casual, rustic, refined… I […]

Add this easy-to-make popcorn snack mix to your Game Day food lineup. There’s no question who we are rooting for in the Big Game! We’re showing our team colors with this tasty and easy-to-make popcorn snack mix, made with healthy, great-tasting BOOMCHICKAPOP popcorn. It’s a great Game Day treat, all season long, whether you’re watching football […]

Disclosure: I’m sharing these Red Carpet Party Ideas as part of a sponsored post for World Market. All opinions are my own. Read my full disclosure policy here. Celebrate champagne and cinema (and gourmet food, too) with these Red Carpet party ideas for the Oscars.While I’m mostly a comfy, casual kind of gal, I do […]

Are you hosting a party for New Year’s Eve? Treat the designated drivers at your party like VIPs by setting up a special bar filled with festive and fancy non alcoholic drinks and mocktails. After all, designated drivers are the real life of the party! Instead of the standard water and soda, I like to offer […]

It’s just a few hours until the premiere of the new Star Wars movie, “The Force Awakens.” So, I had to squeeze in one last Star Wars project; homemade R2-D2 and Han Solo chocolate candies. They’re really easy to make, but man are they cool. Of all the Star Wars food we served, these were […]

It’s been years since I’ve gone out on the town on December 31. I’d rather do my celebrating at home. This year, I think we may throw a small New Year’s Eve party and invite a few friends and neighbors over for snacks, champagne and a chorus of “Auld Lang Syne” after the ball drops. […]

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FoodAwakens #CollectiveBias #AwakenYourTastebuds This post also includes affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy here. What better way to build excitement for the premiere of “The Force Awakens” than with a Star Wars™ movie marathon party? My 9-year-old […]

BB-8 is the droid you are looking for! He’s already our favorite character from the new Star Wars™ movie, “The Force Awakens.” For our family’s movie marathon to celebrate the premiere, my son and I decided to make some DIY Star Wars party supplies featuring everybody’s favorite droid. (Sorry, R2 and C-3PO; we gotta show some […]