Monthly Archives: December 2016

How to Make the Most of Your Holiday Leftovers

How to Make the Most of Your Holiday Leftovers

Holiday leftovers. Many of us may find ourselves tossing out leftovers to avoid overindulging or because there’s just no space to store it! Instead of taking the easy route and choosing to ‘throw it out’, we’re dishing out our tips on how to utilize those holiday leftovers and eliminate the waste. Give it Away! If you’re hosting the holidays, have food storage containers on hand to send guests home with goodies. It’ll save space for …

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A Twist On Your Traditional Holiday Spread

A Twist On Your Traditional Holiday Spread

When we think of the holidays, thoughts of Spiral Honey Ham, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, and Assorted Pies come to mind. But have we ever thought about doing something different or out of the ordinary? This year, our team decided to create a holiday menu that can’t be served ‘family-style’ and that swaps the Mashed Potatoes for Asparagus Crostini’s. Are we crazy? Absolutely not. Is it delicious? You know it! Our holiday spread includes Asparagus Crostini’s, Beef Rolls with Soy …

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How to Rock Your New Year’s Eve Celebration

How to Rock Your New Year’s Eve Celebration

Is there anything better than warm cookies and a big, tall glass of milk? Ask anyone on our team and we’ll tell you no! Inspired by our love for the traditional treat, we decided to come up with an adult-friendly version to enjoy.. at our New Year’s Eve Party! Whether you’re hitting the town this New Year’s Eve or hosting at home, you can easily whip up this ‘after midnight snack’ to end your night. (Don’t worry, …

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How to Secret Santa Like a Pro

How to Secret Santa Like a Pro

Ah, Secret Santa! For many of us, we share Secret Santa Gift Exchanges with our family, friends, and even our coworkers. As true fans of Secret Santa, we’ve found ourselves involved in (more so coordinating) several gift exchanges among our various circles. How do we do it and manage all of the other tasks that come with the holiday season? We’ll show you how! Starting with the guidelines is the best way to get everyone involved on the same page. While …

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Must-Try Holiday Cookies

Must-Try Holiday Cookies

Can anyone really avoid temptation during the holidays? Try as we might, we’ll admit that we’ve had to have ‘just one‘ holiday cookie at all of our recent parties and soirées! Because ‘just one’ is never enough, we’ve rounded up six Holiday Cookie Recipes that we’ll be trying this season! Classic Gingerbread Men from Sally’s Baking Addition are at the top of our list because, well, who doesn’t love the classics!? These Eggnog Cookies from Cooking Classy almost look to good to eat! Almost. Chocolate …

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Winter Solstice Dinner Party

Winter Solstice Dinner Party

This time of year, we have plenty of reasons to get together at parties with our friends. I’m particularly fond of celebrating astronomical phenomenon’s. Winter Solstice marks the longest night and the shortest day of the year. It takes place on Wednesday, December 21 and I’m throwing a little dinner party in honor of this occasion. Staying true to the Your Perfect Party spirit of entertaining, the theme for this dinner party is defined using …

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Unique Holiday Wrapping Ideas You Have To Try

Unique Holiday Wrapping Ideas You Have To Try

“Presentation is everything” when is comes to gift wrapping according to Good Housekeeping’s Caroline Picard. Well Caroline, we agree! Holiday wrapping is admittedly one of our favorite things (yes, really!). Between the bows, accents, embellishments, gift tags, and beautiful gift wrap we just cant get enough! In attempt to share our love of beautifully wrapped gifts, we’ve rounded up six designs that have caught our eye. Traditional Gets an Upgrade with this dramatic bow design by Carolyne Roehm. Elegance is …

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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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