Holiday + Seasonal Party Ideas

Glad to Give Holiday Party

Glad to Give Holiday Party

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Over the last few years, we’ve spent a lot of time talking about ways to give back as a family during the holidays, but this year we really wanted to take it up a notch. I’m not sure exactly why, but for some reason knowing that we’d have a new little baby joining us just in time for the holiday season …

Three Ways to Dress Up Champagne

Three Ways to Dress Up Champagne

As I’m spending time with our new little one, some of my best blogging buds are covering for me.
Today please welcome our old friend Chelsea from Lovely Indeed!

Hey party animals! Chelsea here from Lovely Indeed, so happy to be helping out while our girl Cyd is getting used to life with a new little nugget. There are so many reasons to celebrate right now, not the least of which is the holiday season! If you find yourself entertaining a few guests here and …

An Easy Holiday Party Dip Station

An Easy Holiday Party Dip Station

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With Thanksgiving just a couple of days away, it’s officially time to chat about holiday parties! In particular, quick and easy holiday party appetizer ideas that will make your guests really really happy without making you go crazy in the process. Are you feeling me? You know you are! By now you’re well aware that beautiful, yet casual entertaining is …

An Elegant Thanksgiving Table + Dessert Buffet

An Elegant Thanksgiving Table + Dessert Buffet

Sometimes it makes good sense to start the day with something super pretty. When it’s the week before Thanksgiving and that something happens to be in the form of a gorgeous Thanksgiving table and the yummiest looking dessert buffet you ever did see, well, then it’s even more appropriate. Today we’re talking about this beautiful Thanksgiving table styled by the ladies of Cacao Sweets & Treats. This elegant Thanksgiving spread was inspired by their amazing desserts, featuring a long organza table …

An Easy New Year’s Cocktail Station

An Easy New Year’s Cocktail Station

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Hi, friends! I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas for those of you who celebrate and an awesome weekend in general for those of you who do not. I’m going to be continuing to take a little bit of time off now through January 5, but I’ll be popping in here and there all week. So let’s get …

A Festive Last Minute Gift Wrapping Party

A Festive Last Minute Gift Wrapping Party

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Last week I hosted an impromptu gift wrapping party and invited a couple of my best friends to spend an afternoon with me wrapping gifts, sipping wine and stuffing ourselves with Christmas cookies. It was, in a word, amazing. I swear there is nothing like hanging out with some of your favorite people in the universe while wrapping …

Delicious + Easy Holiday Dinner Appetizers

Delicious + Easy Holiday Dinner Appetizers

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Some of you may remember that last year we hosted nearly thirty people for Christmas dinner. While we’re not going all out in quite that fashion this year, we are hosting family and friends at our home on Christmas evening. Which is why today I’m sharing a few delicious and easy holiday dinner appetizers with you! …

The Ultimate Chocolate Martini Bar

The Ultimate Chocolate Martini Bar

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One of my favorite ways to host a party that’s easy and fuss-free is to pre-mix a big pitcher of a signature cocktail or to set up a self-serve bar for guests. It makes it easy for friends to grab a drink without requiring you to mix drinks all evening. Win-win! During the holidays, I like …

Three Valentine’s Day Things

Three Valentine’s Day Things

I’m gearing up to bring you a handful of fun new Valentine’s Day ideas starting next week, but I thought I’d jump start things a bit today with three of my favorites from last year! I’m definitely the type who prefers small, sweet gestures on Valentine’s Day, so something sweet and handmade followed up by a fizzy champagne cocktail loaded with heart-shaped ice is just my speed. Of course, I’ve been pinning Valentine’s Day crafts and gift ideas like a …

A Festive Holiday Brunch Menu

A Festive Holiday Brunch Menu

Have I mentioned how much I love brunch? It’s kind of the most perfect meal in the whole entire universe if you ask me. There’s something about waking up late, lounging over coffee and then chowing down on delicious food. Add in a gaggle of friends and an abundance of good conversation and you’ve got an awesome day made with just one meal. And the holiday season? It practically begs for hosting brunch. Whether it be for house guests the …

Thanksgiving Countdown: 2 Days to Go

Thanksgiving Countdown: 2 Days to Go

With a pretty serious winter storm on the horizon for those of us here in the Northeast, I have to admit that this week is feeling a bit more like Christmas than it feels like Thanksgiving. (Minus the fact that we’re still a few days out from getting our Christmas tree, that is!) We have all kinds of snow and ice in the forecast and I can’t think of a better way to spend the next few days than bundled …

Thanksgiving Countdown: 6 Days to Go

Thanksgiving Countdown: 6 Days to Go

We’re one day closer to Thanksgiving and I’m telling you right now, I’m already excited. We’re actually eating at my mom’s house this year, which in and of itself is pretty awesome, because that lady is one heck of a cook. Also, she always makes vegetarian-friendly versions of all the Thanksgiving favorites for me so she earns extra awesome points for that, too. Which is not to say we’re free from the cooking entirely – B and I have been …