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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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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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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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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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Serve this Refreshing Blueberry Whipped Parfait

Serve this Refreshing Blueberry Whipped Parfait

Happy Friday!  The weekend is almost here!  Are you looking for dessert ideas for your next party? We love this dessert because it’s so light and PERFECT for Summer!  The middle layer is so delicious, we had to make sure we saved enough to create the desserts for our guests!  This is such a simple recipe which we have received a lot of wonderful feedback on – so we wanted to share it with all …

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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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