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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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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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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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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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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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5 Planning Tips for Progressive Dinner Parties

5 Planning Tips for Progressive Dinner Parties

Did you know that progressive dinner parties are one of the most versatile party styles going? You can have them at your home using various rooms for each course or coordinate with several friends to host a progressive dinner party at 3 or 4 different homes, with each host responsible for a specific course. A progressive dinner night-out-on-the-town opens the evening up to experience an array of restaurants. Plan to eat a different course at …

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9 Tips to Plan Food and Drinks for Your Next Party

9 Tips to Plan Food and Drinks for Your Next Party

With the big party season fast approaching, you have not only the who, what and when on your mind but also the menu you want to prepare. What to serve is difficult for many simply because quantities have to be determined. When entertaining no one wants the embarrassment of having food run out before everyone has eaten. Here are nine tips to make entertaining easier! 1 | Assuming you are hosting a cocktail party and serving appetizers, the time of your party …

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Top 5 Party Must Haves

Top 5 Party Must Haves

Making a party feel special is what Your Perfect Party is all about!  Create an identity for your party by incorporating many beautiful, well-coordinated items into your tablescape and bar area. This will bring your party to life! Your guests will appreciate your attention to detail and your efforts won’t go unnoticed.  Here are our top 5 party must-haves that will help you elevate your party to the next level! 1 | A STATEMENT PIECE …

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How to Decorate for your July 4th Party!

How to Decorate for your July 4th Party!

Ah! July 4th parties are just around the corner and are some of my favorites. Those long weekends certainly are the perfect time to bring family and friends together to celebrate! Did you know President Reagan proclaimed 1986 the Year of the Flag. “The colors of our flag signify the qualities of the human spirit we Americans cherish,” Reagan said, “Red for courage and readiness to sacrifice; white for pure intentions and high ideals; and blue for vigilance and …

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