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Korean-Inspired Dinner Party Side Dish

Korean-Inspired Dinner Party Side Dish

Feature one of the hottest trends, Korean Food at your next dinner party!  Here is a recipe from Chef Paul Kahan that will make a special side dish on your menu. BRUSSELS SPROUTS KIMCHI PUREE AND BACON Recipe by David Chang; Serves 4 Ingredients 1 lb Brussels sprouts 1/4 lb smoky bacon (buy the best that is available at your store) cut into 1? to 1 1/2? inch long batons. 1 cup Napa Cabbage Kimchi […]

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Holiday Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Recipe

Holiday Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Recipe

We had to share this amazing dessert recipe with you again – it makes a perfect holiday treat.   The recipe was featured at the Sandra by Sandra Lee NYC blogger event earlier this year.  Serve it up to guests this holiday season, then sit back and watch the smiles.  Many thanks to Sears HC  and Sandra Lee for sharing it with us, so we could share it with YOU!   Snickerdoodle Cheesecake with Caramel […]

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Thanksgiving Signature Cocktails For #MyKindOfHoliday With Target

Thanksgiving Signature Cocktails For #MyKindOfHoliday With Target

Disclosure:  We are members of Target Guest House – an exclusive network of Target advocates.  The content in this post expresses our own unique opinions. When hosting for the holidays, we love featuring a signature cocktail.  It’s a tradition in both our homes! WHY WE LOVE IT It sends a message to your guests that they are special. It shows you put thought and time into hosting family and friends. It’s fun and festive and […]

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Remebering 911 – Our Hero Firefighter Joseph A. Mascali, FDNY

Remebering 911 - Our Hero Firefighter Joseph A. Mascali, FDNY

  Taken September 11th, 2013.  Today we remember all the angels and heroes of September 11th and take time to honor our friends and hero Firefighter Joseph A. Mascali, FDNY We’re Still Standing ~ Hannah Schoechert, 7th grade student (9-11 poem) Those twin towers Standing tall with pride, Fell with grieving hearts. Stunned, America cried. But we’re still standing. Bin Laden tried To crush our land, But we stood our ground With our flag in […]

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How To Create A Party Photo Booth

How To Create A Party Photo Booth

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 or local tag sale for two frames. Hunt for two differently shaped or styled frames – consider large mirrors, framed […]

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Padma Lakshmi Interview, Party Tips and Recipe!

Padma Lakshmi Interview, Party Tips and Recipe!

Dishing with Padma was like discovering a kindred spirit.  She, like us, truly believes the most important quality in a host is the mood they set, not the food on their table.  Although, the food and wine enhance a party, it’s the host that give it life and energy.   We had Padma’s undivided attention, during our private 30 minute interview, and by the end, we were simply three hosts who love entertaining in their homes […]

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Fresh Fruit Party Idea For Kids – 2013 Hot Food Trend

Fresh Fruit Party Idea For Kids - 2013 Hot Food Trend

We’re continuing our coverage of  What’s HOT in Food for 2013 today by featuring #11 Fruit sides and desserts for kids! Here is a fresh and fun way serve fruit to the kids at your party -  Fresh Fruit Lollipops.  These fresh fruit lollipops are simple to make, yet they make such an impact on your table – a bold, beautiful splash of color!   However, the best thing about these good-for-you lollipops is that […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

We’re unplugging the next couple of days, to practice what we preach, and enjoy Thanksgiving with our families.   We are so thankful for YOU this year and that you took time to visit! Whether this is the 1st time or the 100th, we hope you will come back. Stay tuned for a very exciting month of Holiday ideas and inspirations! Our warmest wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving , Elizabeth and Dawn

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Easy and Inexpensive Amaryllis Holiday Flowers!

Easy and Inexpensive Amaryllis Holiday Flowers!

  Prepare for your Party Season – 10 minutes of your time this week can yield weeks of fresh flowers in December! There is one simple thing you can do that you won’t be able to do in a few weeks.  Plant Amaryllis and/or Paperwhite bulbs and in 4-6 weeks you’ll be enjoying the spectacular beauty that only these fresh blooms radiate. Pick up a few bulbs at your local nursery, home garden center, or […]

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Stop Zombie Mouth Twitter Party with Popcap and The ADA

Stop Zombie Mouth Twitter Party with Popcap and The ADA

It’s Trick or Tweet time of year again, so please join us for an online Halloween Celebration!  We’ve teamed up with PopCap – the coolest online games for kids and the American Dental Association to help STOP ZOMBIE MOUTH! We have fun tips for spooktacular alternatives to sugary treats and we want to hear your ideas too!  To get started check out StopZombieMouth.com, the ADA’s MouthHealthy.com and connect on Plant vs. Zombies Facebook Fan page […]

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Hot Giveaway from The TALK on CBS – #tweethetalk !

Hot Giveaway from The TALK on CBS -  #tweethetalk !

Have you tuned into “The Talk” yet?  I have, and truly enjoy this power hour.   The Emmy-nominated show has great energy and each afternoon the hottest topics of the day are covered with humor and grace, depending on the subject matter.  For me, here on the East Coast, it’s the last hour before the kids get home from school and I love taking a 1 hour time-out from work, putting by feet up and having […]

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The Summer Edition of Project You is LIVE – see our feature!

The Summer Edition of Project You is LIVE - see our feature!

The summer issue of Project You is live and you can view it FREE online by simply clicking below.  You can also share the e-zine with those in your circle – it’s so easy to post to facebook, tweet or simply send it out in an email to friends and family.  We were so pleased to contribute “Vacation In A Glass”, and hope you check it out and sip on 3 of our favorite summer […]

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Cocktail Rings For Every Budget!

Cocktail Rings For Every Budget!

  When I host a party, I need to feel good about what I’m wearing.  Sometimes, all it takes is a cocktail ring to make an old dress feel new again. With this in mind, I surfed the net to find the coolest cocktails rings for SUMMER (love the green and turquoise hues for this season).  Hope they bring you some hostess bling – there’s one for every budget! First row  Turquoise sunset ring – […]

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RBaby Foundation Five Star Food and Wine Gala – Saving Babies Lives!

There’s nothing better than a party with a purpose! This past week, I was honored to attend RBaby Foundation’s Food and Wine Gala at the Plaza in NYC.   Although the reason we were gathered in a beautiful venue, with the best food and wine in the city, was because of the heartbreaking loss of a precious baby girl, named Rebecca, the event was a celebration.  A celebration of 5 years of saving babies’ lives, in […]

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R Baby Foundation – SAVE BABIES LIVES with just a few clicks!

Please take a few minutes to watch the R Baby Foundation PSA and share it with your friends on facebook and twitter.  With a few clicks you can help SAVE BABIES LIVES!  It’s really that simple to make a big difference. What else you can do: Sign this petition to implement standards across the nation. Share your stories at RBabyFoundation.org Make a Donation.  90% of funds go directly to programs and initiatives – not administration! Did […]

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Link Up and Leap Around the Blogosphere #LeapBlog #LeapBlog2012

It’s Leap Year and in honor of the extra day we all receive today, February 29th, our blogging friend, Jessica from Look Who Found the Marbles, created a fun little meme with a list of questions to answer on our own blogs. You’re welcome to link up and leap along with us! So here are my answers to Jessica’s question… 1. My childhood nickname(s) was Wiki, my girlfriends called me this, think it had something […]

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My Valentine’s Day ‘Guest Gift Guru’ post at Gifts.com

Today I have the pleasure of acting as Guest Gift Guru at Gifts.com’s blog GiftRap.  Please join me there and check out my out of the box (the chocolate box that is) Valentine’s Day gift picks!        

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2011 Partybluprints Reflections

A Year of Growth, Hard Work, Love, Family and Making Memories Wow, 2011 was a huge year for Party Bluprints Inc. Dawn and I continued to grow our business. As our fellow entrepreneurs know, it’s not easy, there is a tremendous amount of hard work and sacrifice, but looking back, we are so proud of what we’ve built (we’re not done!) We are continually grateful for the opportunity to work on many exciting projects and […]

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NEW International Delight Iced Coffee and Spa Day Event

Photos Courtesy of Momtrends In the beginning of December, Nicole Feliciano of Momtrends.com and Audrey McClelland of MomGenerations.com co-hosted an amazing spa day sponsored by International Delight at one of NYC’s coolest salons, Hair Rules. We were excited to be among 40 New York city area bloggers attending this special day of  ‘giving and receiving’.  We were treated to manicures, back massages, and hair styling all while getting an exclusive taste of  International Delight’s NEW […]

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Easy Holiday Appetizer Recipe in the Slow Cooker!

all credit BettyCrocker.com Here is a slow cooker recipe for an awesome appetizer from Betty Crocker – a 2010 BEST of RECIPE Winner. I’m constantly finding new, simple and special recipes at BettyCrocker.com.  Here’s one I love, because it’s perfect when I’m short on time, but need a delicious homemade dish.  I’m planning to make these nachos next weekend, because I need to hit the mall and do my Christmas shopping all day.  That leaves […]

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December Holiday Headquarter Blog Hop and #HolidayHQ Twitter Party!

December’s Holiday Headquarter series is now live!  We are very excited to share our contribution Ring In The New Year Right with Brunch! Please be sure to check each post from these amazing Entertaining Experts.  Then join us for a Twitter Chat on Thursday, December 8th at 8 pm at #HolidayHQ. #HolidayHQ Blog Hop: The Gracious Girl |  Holiday Parties, Let Your Heels do the Walking Housewife Bliss |  Salt Dough Ornaments Second City Soiree […]

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WOW! Wordless On Wednesday – October 26, 2011

image from http://www.stylemepretty.com/ What makes you go WOW!  Join us for Wordless On Wednesdays and link up your post here! Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list…

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#KmartHalloween Twitter Party!

  Halloween is around the corner, but do not fear we are here with a Twitter Party that will help you get prepared and excited to celebrate this haunted holiday. We have budget friendly tips on decorating the house using Kmart’s Totally Ghoul line of products, see what we did here>!  We also have recipes for simple yet spooktacular treats for the kids.  Plus our friends at Collective Bias will be giving away prizes, yes […]

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‘Project You’ 2011 Fall Edition is Here!

Project You online magazine is out today! It’s packed with great articles from fabulous women, just for YOU!  This issue has everything you need for Fall, including back to school advice from Moms who know, plus travel, beauty and entertaining tips from the experts.  Please check out our “Halloween On A Budget’ spread with tricks for decorating and treats for your celebration! Be sure to check out Amy Lupoid Bair’s feature Mama-vation story and Beth […]

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48 HOURS SPECIAL ON BULLYING IN THE DIGITAL AGE

I’m taking a time out from party tips today, because this issue is dear to my heart.  If you’re a Parent, Aunt/Uncle or Grandparent take time out to view this very important special from 48 hours.  If we want to celebrate life we have to cherish and respect it.   CBS NEWS PRESENTS A 48 HOURS SPECIAL ON BULLYING IN THE DIGITAL AGE “BULLYING: WORDS CAN KILL,” TO BE BROADCAST ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 16 (8:00-9:00 […]

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Heroes of September 11th

Heroes are not born – they answer the call to serve and are made by what they do for others. We take this weekend to remember all the Real Heroes and Angels of September 11th.  Our Hero, Joseph A. Mascali, a firefighter with Rescue 5 of the New York City Fire Department, did not come home September 11th, 2001,  but because of his bravery many other men and women did that day. Pay Tribute to […]

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Win $100,000 Salary for Blogging and Celebrate!

These days you may feel like there’s not much to celebrate – well you are wrong!  We not only give you good reasons but simple and special ways to do it each week and today we have some great news to share… You could WIN a $100,000 dream job next year – now that’s something to celebrate! CheapSally.com is announcing the “Cheap Sally Bring Home the Bacon” contest, where one lucky winner will win a […]

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Real Parties – The March Madness Party Bluprint!

Our Party Bluprint Readers ROCK!  Check out some pictures from the parties that were thrown all over the country using our HOOPLA Viewing Party Bluprints.    We tip our party hats to them! Kathy Murphy http://www.detroitmommies.com Sara Merritt http://www.thefootballwife.com Lala Sams http://thedealfanatic.com Tricia Fandrey http://www.thenightowlmama.com Lindy Fiste http://thehappyhealthyhome.blogspot.com/ Sara Wellensiek http://www.momendeavors.com Kristin Zaslavsky http://www.taminginsanity.com Kathy Roller http://2becouponchic.com Xenia Sundell http://www.thanksmailcarrier.com Emily Dickey http://babydickey.com

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Real Parties!

…  and the Oscar goes to our amazing readers!  Here are some fun pictures of interpretations of our Oscar Viewing Party Bluprint! Images from: Survivingateacherssalary.com Thedailyblarg.com Justshortofcrazy.com

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It’s Monday Night Football With The #BowlBash Twitter Party!

You are invited to a #BowlBash Twitter Party on Monday! Join Elizabeth and I , Beth Feldman of Role Mommy and Project You Magazine and Katja Presnal of Skimbaco Lifestyle to discuss how to host a Super Bowl Bash On A Budget in your home. We will raffle 5 Hamilton Beach slow cookers from Walmart during the party, the first one will be raffled 8PM sharp, so be there! Be sure to check out all […]

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Hot Food Trends For 2011

What’s New in Food for 2011?  Here are some predictions from a comprehensive survey of 1,500+ chefs conducted by the National Restaurant Association.   I’m not surprised but happy to see Quinoa (our recipe for cooking it up) and Amuse Bouche (our pick for a great recipe) on the list, we covered them here on the blog this past year.  I am very excited to see what recipes will emerge as standouts for Savory Desserts (LA favorites) […]

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Merry Christmas

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Last Minute Holiday Party Ideas Twitter Party

Join us for a Holiday Twitter Party and get great tips for hosting a last minute party this season! Join Skimbaco and Partybluprints for FUN Twitter Party on Wednesday evening. We will be sharing our best party advice, cool cocktails recipes and amazingly easy appetizers. Join us to find out how to host last minute no-stress & low cost parties this Holiday season. Plus there is more… Every 10 minutes we will be giving away […]

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GOOD DAY NEW YORK

Reflective light is the hot theme for the 2010 holiday season. Venice is the ‘City of Light and Water,’ making it a perfect backdrop for holiday celebrations. As light is a common thread in many faiths, it suits all guests and existing holiday decor. A tough economy doesn’t mean you can’t glam it up. Here are 4 tips to add that special sparkle to your celebration: New York News | New York Breaking News | […]

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