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Summer Garden Salad – Friday Night Bites

Summer Garden Salad – Friday Night Bites

It’s time for Friday Night Bites, and tonight we’re serving up some fresh goodness from the Garden State!  Corn is a summer favorite of ours and here in New Jersey it’s in season and delicious. We’ve combined fresh corn on the cob and green beans with a lightly dressed salad for a side dish that can

How To Make and Serve Grilled Summer Peaches

How To Make and Serve Grilled Summer Peaches

July is prime peach season and calendars across the country are full of peach parties and peach festivals, especially here in NJ.  So in keeping with the “peachy” spirit, I thought I would share a simple, delicious and versatile way to enjoy this summer fruit! 3 Ways To Enjoy Grilled Peaches APPETIZER: Serve grilled peaches

Grilled Corn Couscous Summer Salad

Grilled Corn Couscous Summer Salad

The weather has been great here on the East Coast, and we’ve been grilling dinner almost every night.  Today we wanted to share a super summer side for a BBQ.  This couscous salad tastes like 5 star dining, plus it’s a budget-friendly way to feed a crowd.  Pair it with your favorite grilled meat and

5 Hot Summer Trends For Teens!

5 Hot Summer Trends For Teens!

Today, I’m so proud to introduce my niece Madison here at The Party Bluprints Blog. She will be posting this summer and adding her perspective on teen trends for everything from food to fashion 1. Half Rings This trend is so easy to wear and looks so cool.  You don’t need to buy a new

Fresh Summer Dinner Party Menu with CW by CorningWare™ #CWColor

Fresh Summer Dinner Party Menu with CW by CorningWare™ #CWColor

Disclosure: Party Bluprints Inc. partnered with CW by CorningWare™ to create unique recipes for easy entertaining. The smart, fun and colorful CW by CorningWare™ ceramic bakeware and serveware in Sprout inspired us to create superfast, super easy, make-ahead recipes featuring the fresh flavors and vibrant greens of summer.  Share them with family and friends and enjoy

Kate Spade Saturday’s Summer Solstice Party Looks with Emmy Rossum, Victoria Justice and more!

Kate Spade Saturday’s Summer Solstice Party Looks with Emmy Rossum, Victoria Justice and more!

Today we are pleased to share a peek at the fabulous party looks worn at Kate Spade Saturday’s Summer Solstice Party.  The brand, known for channeling the spirit of Saturday 7 days a week, is a fave of ours, and we love the summer looks for sunny celebrations.  The Summer Solstice party took place this past

Easy DIY Summer Floral Centerpiece

Easy DIY Summer Floral Centerpiece

Amp Up Your Al Fresco Table! Just because you’re dining al fresco doesn’t mean you can’t make your table look special. A simple and affordable way to create a focal point on your summer table is to take an existing lantern you have around the house, remove the candle and sub in a vase and

7 Summer Recipes With Cherries!

7 Summer Recipes With Cherries!

Photo Credit: David Sandomeno “Life is a bowl of cherries” – so let’s enjoy them! Recently, my Aunt Fran shared a few gorgeous photos of my cousin’s cherry tree on facebook.  Cousin David lives in Northern California and is passionate about growing organic food on his family’s land.  I was so inspired by these photos,

Hot Party Ideas for Summer – 10 Resources From Around the Web!

Hot Party Ideas for Summer – 10 Resources From Around the Web!

After surfing the web , I have put together links you’ll love for some of the hottest Summer Party Ideas around! Easy Summer Party Menus – Dinner Party Recipes – Delish.com   Planning a summer party? We’ve got perfect menus for a grilling feast, an easy lunch, and a delicious dinner. Summer Party Ideas – Backyard

Wummelbox Kids Crafts – Mom’s Pick For Summer Fun!

Wummelbox Kids Crafts – Mom’s Pick For Summer Fun!

Disclosure: Party Bluprints Inc. received a free sample of the product. The opinions expressed in this post are strictly our own. Summer is coming and Moms across the nation need ideas for keeping kids busy.  Here’s one idea I love, that will not only keep kids busy, it will foster playful learning. Introducing the Wummelbox!

Cranberry Lemon Summer Zinger Cocktail Recipe

Cranberry Lemon Summer Zinger Cocktail Recipe

Cool Cocktail Recipe For Summer Sipping! We love this cool Cranberry Lemon Summer Zinger cocktail for simple, yet special summer entertaining.  It’s a tart treat that will tantalize your tastebuds, and refresh your guests on a hot summer day.  Fresh lemonade and America’s Original Superfood are a great match for mixing an All-American cocktail – perfect

10 Cocktail Popsicle Recipes For Summer!

10 Cocktail Popsicle Recipes For Summer!

    Summer is hot, so try out this fun and festive twist on party cocktails. Treat your guests to the coolest cocktails – literally.  Below is a round up of some of my favorites, but try your hand at freezing your favorite cocktail – the only limit is your imagination.  Please make sure to

The Super Summer Outdoor Party Menu!

The Super Summer Outdoor Party Menu!

Fire Up the grill and bring the Party Outdoors  with our Outdoor Entertaining Party Bluprint™.  It’s time for some easy summer grillin’ – Let’s get this party started! FREE Download with all the recipes here> Get out of the kitchen and away from the stove this season.  We have come up with an easy, affordable

Party Products With A Purpose Great For Summer Entertaining!

Party Products With A Purpose Great For Summer Entertaining!

When I first came across Susty Party , I knew I had to share this amazing company and its people and products with you.  The Brooklyn, NY based company creates disposable tableware that is friendly to people and our planet.  It’s compostable yet colorful, highly-functional, party-ready, and responsibly made in partnership with non-profit factories who

Easy Summer Party with Santa Margherita

Easy Summer Party with Santa Margherita

Warmer weather is here and it’s time to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family.  Summer entertaining should fun for everyone including the host.  Here are a few tips on how get together with less no stress and mess. Host at home by the pool or host a get-together by the lake or at the

The Nautical Summer Party Look!

The Nautical Summer Party Look!

The nautical trend is hot this summer.  Cool looks from Channel to CWonder are everywhere so you can go all out head to toe, or just pick one piece that’s right for you.  Above, we had some fun picking pieces from CWonder to create a cool party look. Cotton Slub Boatneck Drawstring Dress $68.00 view

Grilled Pound Cake A La Mode – Summer Recipe

Grilled Pound Cake A La Mode – Summer Recipe

We love this dessert because it’s so simple to make, but looks so special (and it tastes just as special.) The grilled pound cake serves as the base – its crunchy exterior hides a soft buttery interior, both tastes and textures are equally delicious in combination with the refreshing sweet flavors of the berries and

Amazing Summer Salad – 1st Recipe In The Chef “Ups” Summer Series From A Bullseye View

Amazing Summer Salad – 1st Recipe In The Chef “Ups” Summer Series From A Bullseye View

Our friends at Bullseye View are partnering with famous chefs this summer to take culinary classics to the next level!  Each week, A Bullseye View will feature a new chef  “up” their favorite summer dish with a special, signature twist.  Kicking off the series for A Bullseye View is Chef Francis Dimitrius, Executive Chef at Villa

Four Fabulous Summer Salad Recipes!

Four Fabulous Summer Salad Recipes!

It’s a salad-bration! May is national salad month and in celebration of healthy and delicious meal creation,  Chef Laura Pensiero RD, Head Chef at Just Salad, has shared four fabulous recipes with us and YOU! You can make them yourself or buy one of the four versions that Just Salad is serving up.  Each salad features

Summer’s Best Beer Cocktail – Friday Night Bites

Summer’s Best Beer Cocktail – Friday Night Bites

It’s Friday night and tonight we’re toasting to a great summer and the upcoming holiday weekend!   Elizabeth’s Beer Cocktail So this is what I’ve been sipping on all summer. I was looking for something refreshing but not sweet.  I’ve never been a huge beer drinker, but I discovered the perfect twist that makes it

Labor Day Tablescape – “As Summer Sets Sail”

Labor Day Tablescape – “As Summer Sets Sail”

The Marina Table – ode to Summer setting sail… We love this table for so many different reasons: 1.    Extremely inviting – when I finished constructing it, I immediately wanted to sit down for dinner with friends, and when our guests arrived, they had the same reaction. 2.    Fashionable table – wow factor is the

Grilled Summer Fruit Bruschetta Recipe – from Kings

Grilled Summer Fruit Bruschetta Recipe – from Kings

Try something different on the grill this weekend! Labor Day plans are in the works here at the Party Bluprints Blog and I’m adding this Grilled Summer Fruit Bruschetta recipe to the line-up.  It comes from the amazing chefs at Kings Food Market and it will definitely be a stand-out at any party this holiday

Peachy Summer Dinner Party Recipes!

Peachy Summer Dinner Party Recipes!

Peaches are one of summer’s treasured gifts.  Here’s a great way to feature and enjoy them as part of a dinner party for friends or family. Just follow the easy recipes below that incorporate some of Balducci’s treasures too!  Then try giving your featured ingredient the starring role on your table, with this clever tablescape

The Best Tomato Salads For Summer!

The Best Tomato Salads For Summer!

It’s tomato season and time to enjoy. Being a Jersey girl, I was raised on the juicy beefsteak, plump cherry, and perfect plum varieties from my Dad’s garden.  I love them all, truly tomatoes possess a very special power over me.  I can eat them plain with a dash of salt, in a salad, or

Nautical Tablescape – Summer Seafood Dinner Party

Nautical Tablescape – Summer Seafood Dinner Party

Take a summer night, add some seafood, mix in a group of friends and family and you will have a PARTY TO REMEMBER! This summer make sure to gather your crew together and enjoy a night under the stars with some delicious seafood.  Keep it simple with steamed crabs, a garden salad, fresh bread and

Grilled Summer Bruschetta

Grilled Summer Bruschetta

This light version of bruschetta features the flavors of fresh produce.  It’s my summer “go-to” appetizer; I never get tired of it. Go light with the olive oil because there’s nothing better than fresh produce and you want its flavor to shine through. This appetizer is not only affordable to prepare, it’s easy, just the

Gluten Free Summer Pie

Gluten Free Summer Pie

Summer Entertaining should be easy and full of freshness.  This recipe for a summer ice cream pie meets all of those criteria and tastes “out of the world” – we promise! It’s been nicknamed “Better than Key Lime Pie” by our families – which in my circles is the highest of compliments. It’s also perfect

Summer Pasta with Fresh Tomato and Zucchini – Friday Night Bites

Summer Pasta with Fresh Tomato and Zucchini – Friday Night Bites

It’s time for Friday Night Bites and tonight we’re cooking up some easy summer pasta! It’s zucchini and tomato season, so make the most of this fresh fare while you can.   I’m a pasta lover and this summer recipe is a delicious way to feature both.  My best advice is to make sure not

3 Cool Summer Party Looks!

3 Cool Summer Party Looks!

  Looking good and staying cool at summer celebrations can be a challenge, so here are 3 PARTY LOOKS that will help you beat the heat without busting your budget! I love the three looks (pictured above) for summer parties.  They are spot on trend, cool and comfy to wear, and you can get each

Summer Sunset Pomosa Cockail Recipe

Summer Sunset Pomosa Cockail Recipe

Here’s the perfect way to say cheers to summer! This “layered” cocktail inspired by a ruby red, orange sunset sets the mood for a special evening with its sexy look and effervescent nature. Party Bluprints Sunset Pomosa Cocktail (Makes 2) Ingredients 2 oz. Blood Orange Juice 1 doz. pomegranate seeds 10 oz. chilled champagne (you

Slim and Sparkling™ Summer Cocktails!

Slim and Sparkling™ Summer Cocktails!

Celebrate the warmer weather with some cool cocktails! Here is a great recipe line-up for Slim and Sparkling™ Summer Cocktails from Sparkling ICE.   These are an awesome alternative to beer, wine, and sugar-filled cocktail mixes.  Sparkling ICE is a delicious, has zero calories, and combines fresh spring water, natural fruit juices, vitamins and antioxidants.  Cheers

Super Summer Appetizer Recipe

Super Summer Appetizer Recipe

Here’s super idea for a summer appetizer! Shrimp in a shot glass feels special – the bonus is, it’s super easy to prepare.  Make one for each guest and serve them from a large tray.  They are a perfect way to welcome guests, who arrive hungry to your home! SHRIMP SHOTS Ingredients 1 large cocktail

Summer Sangria Recipe

Summer Sangria Recipe

Sangria is perfect for the summer.  You can mix up a pitcher then unwind with friends on the patio or poolside. Here is a delicious recipe for doing just that.  Enjoy! Red Wine Sangria Ingredients 2 large oranges, one orange sliced and one orange juiced 2 peaches, sliced 1 large lemon, sliced ¼ cup granulated

Quinoa Summer Salad – Gluten Free Recipe

Quinoa Summer Salad – Gluten Free Recipe

A delicious and healthy new summer recipe for entertaining gluten-free guests that everyone will LOVE! Good options for crowd pleasing alternatives to pastas are hard to find.  However, quinoa is a perfect solution and is a tasty base for summer salads.  This colorful, Rainbow Quinoa Summer Salad is a festive way to blend vegetables and

20 Picks for Summer’s Coolest Party Look – The Litte White Dress “LWD”

20 Picks for Summer’s Coolest Party Look – The Litte White Dress “LWD”

The Little White Dress is Summer’s Must have Party Look! Pictured above is the look from searsStyle’s Kardashian Kollection>  and below are some of my picks at SHOPCADE.com! Going all white is also right this season.  Here’s two tips before you buy:  1.) shop your closet, and group all your white pieces together to build

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