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How to Make Gift Wrapped Shrimp

How to Make Gift Wrapped Shrimp

Entertaining enthusiasts, we’ve got a treat for you! We’re dishing out the recipe for our exclusive Gift Wrapped Shrimp that not only taste delicious and displays beautifully, but take less than 30-minutes to prepare. But wait – that’s not all! You can whip up this dish with items you probably already have on hand. So, have you got 30-minutes to spare? Let’s try it out! What You Need 24 medium fresh shrimp, raw, peeled, deveined 1 tbsp …

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Food Bars Made Easy

Food Bars Made Easy

You’re prepping to host a party, running to the store to pick up last minute items, forgetting an ingredient or two along the way, and frantically sending someone to the store before guests arrive and it’s too late. Sound familiar? We’ve all been there before, and let’s face it, prepping a four course meal for a group of twelve just isn’t as simple as it used to be. Some of us can’t cook like our mothers and …

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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 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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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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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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