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Citrus Fizz Summer Hydration or Libation!

Citrus Fizz Summer Hydration or Libation!

Our friends at A Bullseye View have shared this bright and bubbly drink with us today.  It’s the perfect pick-me-up when you need hydration from the summer heat.  It can also be turned into a super cocktail, if the moment calls for it, with the addition of a floral gin or simple vodka. Feel free

Easy DIY Photo Booth For Outdoor Summer Parties!

Easy DIY Photo Booth For Outdoor Summer Parties!

Want to incorporate the fun of a photo booth without the constraints and expense of a traditional photo booth? Here’s our answer and it’s so easy to do: A DIY Outdoor Photo Booth!  It’s easy to create party fun and memories that will last forever. How To Instructions: 1.    Search your basement, your mom’s basement

Easy Summer Quesadilla and Tequila Dinner Party

Easy Summer Quesadilla and Tequila Dinner Party

  This is one of the easiest parties you will ever host.  Light up the grill, shake up some tequila and enjoy the fun that ensues! Although we consider all year “grilling season”, the most popular time for grilling is summer. Steaks, burgers, hot dogs, Italian sausage are all easy items to throw on the

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,

Summer Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes

Summer Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes

If you are ready to start enjoying the summer tomatoes that are coming to market and ripening on the vines in home gardens,    we have a simple yet special recipe for you!  Serve it with fresh bread, arugula salad and a nice bottle of Chianti – we love DaVinci Chianti Reserva. Cheers to the

3 HOT Summer Trends To Look Out For!

3 HOT Summer Trends To Look Out For!

Here are three HOT Summer trends you should look out for this summer, as spotted by Maddie Leigh, our resident teen trend expert! 1. PATTERNED ROMPERS: Rompers are perfect for summer, especially because they are super comfy.  They can be dressed up if you are going out with some friends for dinner or worn more casually

Cool Cucumber and Dill Summer Salad

Cool Cucumber and Dill Summer Salad

This refreshing and cool cumber and dill salad can be prepared and chilled two hours before serving. It’s a cinch to make, and pairs perfectly with any grilled meat or fish.  Enjoy the recipe below, and try it out at your next celebration! 5 TIPS: Use English cucumbers if you can find them. If cucumbers

Summer’s Best Beer Cocktail – Friday Night Bites

Summer’s Best Beer Cocktail – Friday Night Bites

It’s Friday and tonight we will be toasting to a great summer and the weekend ahead!   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

#AvosFromPeru Summer Celebration Twitter and Pinning Party

#AvosFromPeru Summer Celebration Twitter and Pinning Party

Summer is finally here and we’re excited about lightening and brighting up our party menu!  One of the best ways we found to accomplish this is to incorporate avocados in our recipes.  Avocados are incredibly versatile, you can add them to just about dish and serve them anytime of day. To say that our families are

Summer Strawberry Salad Recipe

Summer Strawberry Salad Recipe

Image credit:  California Strawberries Strawberries are one of the first fruits to appear at farmers markets in spring and early summer.  Perfectly ripe strawberries are best eaten out of hand, of course, but they also make great additions to salads and plenty of desserts.  I can’t wait to serve this delicious Summer Strawberry Salad at my

10 Activities to Make The Most of Your Summer

10 Activities to Make The Most of Your Summer

At the end of every summer, I think it’s important to look back and say you made the best of the season, no matter what your age. Summer is different for me now that I’m working, but I still try to enjoy it with a fun and free disposition. I make sure to plan special

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

Top 10 Feel Your Best Beauty Tips For Everyday and Summer Parties!

Top 10 Feel Your Best Beauty Tips For Everyday and Summer Parties!

Samantha Gerard, our resident millennium expert, shares her beauty routine for feeling confident, unique and beautiful before she steps out to celebrate this spring and summer.  #RockYourLegs I think I speak for everyone in the New York City (and the entire country for that matter!) when I say I am especially excited for the beginning

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 Steak Tostadas – Easy Summer Dinner Idea!

Grilled Steak Tostadas – Easy Summer Dinner Idea!

I love this recipe because it’s simple to make, and perfect for summer entertaining.   It feels more special than your typical taco and for me it’s less work. I discovered the recipe at Lawrys.com.  It’s a wonderful recipe resource, so be sure to check its inspirations for the Family Table, Food for the Soul,

Tequila Melon Balls – Super Summer Appetizer and Cocktial in One!

Tequila Melon Balls – Super Summer Appetizer and Cocktial in One!

Try this refreshing treat with a kick. Adults only please, tequila spiked watermelon sprinkled with fresh lime juice and coarse salt is a cocktail and appetizer all in one!  When you’re done with your treat, enjoy the liquid that’s leftover, watermelon infused tequila.  Cheers to summer.   Tequila Melon Ballers Makes 18 Ingredients 1 seedless

3 Amazing Watermelon Cocktails For Summer!

3 Amazing Watermelon Cocktails For Summer!

Watermelon tastes like summer – it’s the perfect flavor to feature in your summer cocktails. Thanks to our friends at Casa Noble Tequila we are able to share three delicious recipes for doing just this.  With these cocktails you can WOW your guests by creating a Watermelon Tequila Bar at your next party! The Noble

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

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

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

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

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

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