A Holiday Dessert Your Guests Will Swoon Over

A Holiday Dessert Your Guests Will Swoon Over

Is it just us, or are individual desserts more fun to eat? The idea of a personalized dessert for each of our guests is something that we try to implement in all of our soirées. The best part about this Holiday Dessert? It’s as easy as 1.. 2.. 3! (Not to mention it just screams Christmas!) Step One: Make 1 package Cherry Jell-O as instructed on the box. Pour into the bottom ¾” of each cup, …

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10 Steps to Decorate Your Tree Like a Pro

10 Steps to Decorate Your Tree Like a Pro

Decorating your pre-lit Christmas tree like a pro is easier than you think. We’ve come up with 10 steps that will leave your friends and family thinking that you hired someone to decorate your tree for you! 1. Fluff the branches. 2. Wire your tree topper to the top branches (about 10” from the top). Be creative here by adding feathers, sprays, ribbons and flowers. 3. Decorate filler branches with ribbons, pinecones, picks and/or flowers …

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Surprising Ways to Transform Your Party Collection

Surprising Ways to Transform Your Party Collection

How many times have you bought décor for a party only to find yourself throwing out when it’s all said and done? If you’re a Your Perfect Party customer, you’ve purchased one of our themed collections, hosted a party for your friends, and maybe now you’re thinking, “How can I use these pieces to create a different look?”. We’ll clue you in on how to transform a party collection to create a different party for each season and even repurpose pieces from the collection in your home …

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The Perfect Hostess Gift

The Perfect Hostess Gift

Attending holiday parties this year? Try ditching the traditional, ‘bottle of wine for the hostess’ and pick up something unique instead. Check out our favorites! One – Host: A Modern Guide to Eating, Drinking and Feeding Your Friends Cookbook | Two – Monogram Initial Bottle Stoppers | Three – Gold Plated Corkscrew | Four – Caramel Nut Crunch from our local favorite Just Pop In! | Five – The Sandy Apron | Six – Himalayan Salt Mortar and Pestle | Seven – Swarovski Crystal Cocktail …

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Thanksgiving Dessert Bar

Thanksgiving Dessert Bar

If you’re anything like us, you love stepping outside of traditional. We’re always searching for a way to change it up, and this Thanksgiving Dessert Bar was no exception. Now, you may be wondering why anyone would serve ‘just dessert’ on the holiday associated with eating Oven Roasted Turkey, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, and Stuffing until you’re literally, “stuffed”. The answer is simple, really. Some people just aren’t chefs! With this in mind, our team set out …

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3 Tips for Serving the Perfect Cheese Tray

3 Tips for Serving the Perfect Cheese Tray

Shop for cheeses based on when and how you are planning to serve them. If your party is in the afternoon or you are serving cheese as an appetizer, make your selection light. Start with a fresh or young cheese, like creamy Italian Burrata (made from mozzarella and cream) or a wrinkly-rind, young goat cheese (goat’s milk has less lactose and is easier for people to digest. The longer it matures the milder the flavor becomes). …

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The Perfect Hostess

The Perfect Hostess

After you have sent the invitations, planned every detail of your party including food, beverage and decorations, the candles are lit, the final touches are in place, music is playing and the last important task is to get yourself party ready. Selecting an outfit days in advance of the party will assure you look your best and keep your stress level at a minimum. Be sure to select something special, shimmering, comfortable and perfectly fitted. …

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Spiked (or not!) Maine Sunset Cocktail

Spiked (or not!) Maine Sunset Cocktail

Nothing screams summer like strawberries and papaya! We get thirsty just thinking about this virgin drink. It is beautiful and the delicate sweet flavor is a party for your taste buds – you will be thrilled you made the entire gallon! Feel free to add vodka to the mixture or as the drinks are served. It is spectacular any way you mix it! Yield:  1 gallon Ingredients 6 cups fresh strawberries, sliced, plus extra whole …

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Antipasto Kabobs

Antipasto Kabobs

If you are looking for a quick and easy crowd pleaser, you must try these antipasto kabobs! They are a celebration for the eyes, and an exploration of flavors! Every time we serve them they seem to disappear right before our eyes! Enjoy! Yield: 24 servings Ingredients 5 oz package of refrigerated tri- color cheese tortellini 24 pimiento stuffed green olives 24 large pitted black olives 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing 24 thin slices pepperoni …

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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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