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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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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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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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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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5 Tips for Styling Your Home for a Party

5 Tips for Styling Your Home for a Party

Making the ordinary extraordinary is the perfect way to think about your home. Styling your home for your party might seem daunting at first so here are some tips to help you put your best foot forward. 1 | DE-CLUTTER Tidy up the areas you will use for the party including the entrance to your home and the bathroom guests will use. Remove any clutter, magazines and mail. Open up table surfaces so your guests will …

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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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