Tips to Plan a Quick, Easy and Stylish Al fresco Luncheon

Tips to Plan a Quick, Easy and Stylish Al fresco Luncheon

Let’s get outside every chance we can and since we spend so much time at work every once in awhile we have to break out of the – eat at your desk, fast food drive-up rut. Pull together a quick and easy al fresco luncheon in a few easy steps and your office peeps will love you. Include a statement piece such as this beach inspired vase (from our Seaside party kit) packed with fresh cut …

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Serve up a Coastal Concoction

Serve up a Coastal Concoction

Do you ever have those days when you want to just sit ocean side in a tropical pub with a thirst quenching drink and something fresh to eat from the area?  If you can’t get to the ocean today, try this treat and see if it takes you there. Lobster. . .yum! Yield:  12 servings Ingredients 2 cups lobster Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper 1 tbsp snipped chives 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill, plus …

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Serve this Refreshing Blueberry Whipped Parfait

Serve this Refreshing Blueberry Whipped Parfait

Happy Friday!  The weekend is almost here!  Are you looking for dessert ideas for your next party? We love this dessert because it’s so light and PERFECT for Summer!  The middle layer is so delicious, we had to make sure we saved enough to create the desserts for our guests!  This is such a simple recipe which we have received a lot of wonderful feedback on – so we wanted to share it with all …

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Sip and See Party Customized for Ivanka Trump

Sip and See Party Customized for Ivanka Trump

For weeks after baby’s arrival it’s a juggling act on top of sleepless nights. The idea of throwing a party couldn’t be further from the mind. A Sip and See is the 21st century’s take on celebrating the arrival of a newborn. It’s an emerging trend that flies in the face of all that downcast exhaustion. The Sip and See is a large, glittery affair, involving a specialty cake, fancy hors d’oeuvres, champagne, and considerable …

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Key Lime Pie Martini Recipe

Key Lime Pie Martini Recipe

Make the cocktails your serve at your next party part of the experience. A signature cocktail is much more than just a drink. It must fit seamlessly with your theme, food and enhance your guests entire experience. Nothing speaks to summer like key lime.  I love key lime pie and it is delightful to have a martini that tastes exactly like the pie! Here’s the recipe. It yields 1 serving. Ingredients 2 oz. vanilla rum 2 oz. Key Lime Cream liqueur 2 splashes Pina …

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How to Design a Chic Easter Dessert Buffet

How to Design a Chic Easter Dessert Buffet

Planning to host a get together this Easter?  Design an attention-getting, impressive dessert buffet.  Dessert is our favorite part of a meal and even the simplest desserts can gain star power if dynamically displayed. Adding interest to your tablescape by elevating some items, adding decorative pieces and using tiered trays is aesthetically pleasing. Just like great landscaping or flower arranging, a visually pleasing buffet will not only display items with varying heights but also a …

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How to Spin Oscar Night

How to Spin Oscar Night

The big Hollywood night is coming up and Oscar will be in the spotlight along with the best of the best.  It’s a night to celebrate.  Yes it falls on a Sunday and ends later than most people in the Eastern time zone are willing to stay up, so here are a couple of ways to spin it. Three words about the décor: Glam it up!  Use everything that sparkles and shines.  I’ve selected the New York City …

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Fun Way to Discover More Eateries

Fun Way to Discover More Eateries

Looking for a great idea for a lunch with girlfriends or dinner with your favorite couples?  Try this progressive idea.  Here’s how we put together our Indianapolis based progressive luncheon. We identified a couple of areas in town that had several restaurants within close proximity of one another.  Then we determined which area of the city would most satisfied our tastes. We chose Mass Ave, a very eclectic section of town offering an interesting mix of restaurants to satisfy everyone’s cravings.  We checked menus …

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Cocktail Goes Viral

Cocktail Goes Viral

Just taking a moment to reflect on the Facebook post we were featured in on Coastal Living Magazine’s site and how beneficial it was for us.  It all started out when I saw a cocktail recipe posted by Tracey Minkin, Coastal Living’s Travel Editor, on Twitter.  I told her I would try it out at my upcoming party and she asked that I post a picture.  I took this picture before the party got started. The next week …

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5 Restaurant Progressive Dinner Party

5 Restaurant Progressive Dinner Party

You must try this amazing night out with your friends. Progressive dinners often take place in a variety of homes, serving one or more courses each. I’m sharing an alternative to this traditional format that goes over big each and every time. Look for an area in your city that has a variety of restaurants within walking distance. After doing a little research, you will discover the best places to go for each course of your meal. Depending on the time you start …

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