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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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The Perfect Hostess

The Perfect Hostess

After you have sent the invitations, planned every detail of your party including food, beverage and decorations, the candles are lit, the final touches are in place, music is playing and the last important task is to get yourself party ready. Selecting an outfit days in advance of the party will assure you look your best and keep your stress level at a minimum. Be sure to select something special, shimmering, comfortable and perfectly fitted. …

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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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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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How to Spin Oscar Night

How to Spin Oscar Night

The big Hollywood night is coming up and Oscar will be in the spotlight along with the best of the best.  It’s a night to celebrate.  Yes it falls on a Sunday and ends later than most people in the Eastern time zone are willing to stay up, so here are a couple of ways to spin it. Three words about the décor: Glam it up!  Use everything that sparkles and shines.  I’ve selected the New York City …

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