Monday, December 29, 2014

Great Cocktails Without The Guilt

 One of the best parts of throwing a New Year's Eve party is enjoying a signature cocktail to celebrate your hard work. Don't waste all of your calories on the cocktails though, or you won't be able to go crazy with the buffet.

The classic New Year’s drink gets an upgrade with Amaretto and lemon

1 ½ ounces CIROC Amaretto
1 ½ ounces organic lemon sour
2 ounces Champagne

Combine first two ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a champagne flute glass. Top with champagne.

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Winter Wedding Trends

 This is the perfect time of year for a wedding-the crisp weather lends to the romantic ambiance. Winter is also the perfect time to feed your guests an Italian feast they will always remember. Read below for the latest in Winter wedding trends...

Red has long been a staple in winter wedding color palettes, but this season orange is a pretty and unexpected alternative. Earthy neutrals and greenery paired with colors like soft peach, bright poppy or burnt sienna really pop when mixed with seasonal details, shaking up the traditional muted winter shades. 

Friday, December 26, 2014

New Year's Eve For Teens

 Keeping teens safe on New Year's Eve should be a top priority, but it can be difficult to entertain in a safe and fun manner. Take a look at the following ways to keep teens entertained and happy during the holiday...

Test your teenager and her friend's knowledge of popular music by playing a game called name that famous song. With your teenager's help, write down a list of the most popular songs from the past year. Write down each of these songs on separate slips of paper. During the party, gather all the teenagers in a quiet room and instruct them to each take a piece of paper from the bucket or bowl. Stand the first teenager in front of the room and set 30 seconds on a timer. It's the first teenager's job to hum the song on his slip. Once a teenager in the room successfully guesses the song, stop the clock and write down the time. This is the first contestant's time. The teenager with the best time is the winner.
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DIY Projects For New Year's Eve

 New Year's Eve will be here before you know it, so if you are planning a party you should get everything squared away now. We have everything you need in the culinary department, so check out the following D-I-Y projects for the best party experience.

These sparkly, celestial decorations are so awesome, you’ll want to leave them up all year. Feel free to cover every non-glittery idea here in glitter and confetti.


Friday, December 19, 2014

New Holiday Trend

 Are you looking for a new way to decorate this season? Take a look at the following for the new black, white, and read trend. Don't decorate on an empty stomach, check our awesome holiday packages.

In order to add the proper balance of black and white to a Christmas tree, keep in mind that contrast and proximity are key. When placed on a green tree, black ornaments tend to blend in and white ornaments tend to stand out. When hanging the ornaments, try clustering them close to one another ensuring roughly two black ornaments for every white ornament. This mix will help keep the proper contrast consistent so both colors are showcased equally.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Best Table Settings

 Getting together for the holidays is a fun time, but it can be easy for the details to slip through the crack. Your table should be the best reflection of your personal taste. Take a look at the following gallery for table design inspiration.

Antique sheet music makes a chic, unconventional base for this white-and-silver place setting. Top the music with a silver charger, an ironstone dinner plate and a silver bread plate. Then, roll up a monogrammed linen napkin in a simple silver ring. 

Holiday Party Tips

 Are you hosting a party this holiday season? Take the time now to do the small things that will make your guests feel special. No time? Give us a call today, we will free up loads of time.

"Do always include the single friend or extra surprise guest, even if it's 13 at your table. You can always make room, slice the roast a little thinner."

DIY Holiday Decorations

 As we inch closer and closer to Christmas, we realize just how much we still have to do. Even those who plan ahead can get overwhelmed this time of year. Check out these awesome wreaths that you can make yourself...

Old T-shirts and rags find new life in this simple wreath. We cut fabric into 4-inch squares and nailed them through the center of the square to the wreath form, bunching up the fabric. We love how the wreath resembles a fluffy cloud and is the perfect complement to a bold-colored door. 


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Easy Holiday Wreaths

 Are you ready for the holidays? How does your house look? Organize your holiday menu, and then get to work on decorations with the following wreath tutorial...

This project emphasizes snowballs' super-cute side — and not the feeling of slush sliding down your neck when your kid pelts you with an icy handful.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

A Very Ducky Baby Shower

 Do you have someone in your life who is expecting a bundle of joy? Bring the joy to their life early with a fun baby shower, surrounded by people they love. Read below for some excellent Baby shower ideas...

This adorable and modern setting is brought to life with "floating" glass and Styrofoam bubbles, tabletop "bubble bath" centerpieces, fluffy towels, pint-size terry-cloth robes, bright splashes of aqua and sunny yellow, and of course lots of our little rubber ducky friends.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Bring The Holidays To Your Home

 Christmas will be here before you know it, so make the remaining time count. Use this time to create an atmosphere that will welcome your guests and put everyone in the holiday spirit.