Summer is finally here and with it brings the coveted outdoor entertaining season. Dawn Bryan, founder of The Qualipedia, offers some basic summer party hosting tips that will also turn your outdoor event into a spectacular evening. Party Basics: Arrange guests in small comfortable groups, to foster mingling (this can be done with small tables […]
By Leslie Pleasants Are you one of those families that like to all match for special occasions? If so does your husband just cringe or just go with the flow? Ever since I started having kids I don’t know what it is but I think it is so much fun for us to look alike […]
Mom Tip: Kitchen Salad Toss – Have you ever had a large crowd for dinner and realized you don’t have a big enough salad bowl to use fro a large crowd. Don’t panic. Just line the kitchen sink with aluminum foil and toss away! The all new kitchen salad toss.
I LOVE popcorn but what I love even more is when they are flavored popcorn!! It used to be good old fashion caramel popcorn. I still think that is probably my favorite but there is so many new flavors coming out each day it is amazing what people come up with. But what is […]
Wondering what to do with those mis-matched cups, glasses, candlestick and plates you find at thrift stores? We discovered simple ideas to create cake stands out of them along with the use of dollar store items. Here are 5 ideas to create. Thrift Store Tiered Cake Stand Armelle created a beautiful tiered cake stand using […]
Who would have thought that you could turn a pumpkin into a party cooler or punch bowl for your next festive gathering – of course Martha Stewart would think of it. Click here for Martha’s complete how to instructions.
By The Crock Pot Blog Here are a few dip recipe ideas for your super bowl party. Use a smaller crock pot for these recipes such as a 1 1/2 qt. or a 3 1/2 qt. crock pot. The dip can be served right in the crock pot to keep it warm. Artichoke and Mozzarella […]
Are you planning a New years eve party or headed off to one and in need of SIMPLE appetizer recipes ? Here are 4 recipes that will quickly become favorites. Olive Cheese Balls from Betty Crocker Cheap, Easy and always a hit 2 cups shredded sharp natural cheddar cheese (about 8 ounces) 1 ¼ cups […]
Simple, Cheap, Place Cards!! by Leslie Pleasants Need:~Bells (got mine from Dollar Tree, package of 6 for a $1.00) ~Glitter Glue (you could just use a colored sharpy) Great way to make simple little place cards! I got my bells from the Dollar Tree. They had little bows already on them and a hole to […]
Easy Elegant Thanksgiving Appetizers by Leslie Pleasant * Cranberry Crostini What you need: 1 French baguette 1/2 cup melted butter Salt and pepper 1 cup blue cheese crumbles 1 cup sundried cranberries or cherries 1 cup toasted walnuts (coarsely chopped) Heat oven to 350′. Place walnuts on a baking sheet and bake for about 10-15 […]