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Graduation Party Idea – Keys To Success!

Graduation Party Idea - Keys To Success!

Easy DIY graduation party keepsake! Create an interactive “Keys to Success” station that guests can visit throughout the party to write an inspirational message to the graduate.  Let everyone from Grandma to Uncle Joe share a pearl of wisdom and express their love for the graduate.  Then deposit these notes the “Keys to Success” jar as a special keepsake of the party. Materials Jar Decorative keys Chalkboard/black stock tags Gold pen(s) Inspirational sign/quotes Instructions For […]

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Graduation Cupake Party Idea!

Graduation Cupake Party Idea!

Surprise your graduate and guests with this smart dessert idea! Add some fun sweets to your graduation celebration with these simple and special graduation cap inspired cupcakes. They’ll be the hit of your party and they are so easy to make. Simply turn your cupcakes on their heads and dress them up for graduation day with a mortarboard. Graduation Cap S’more Cupcakes Ingredients 1 box chocolate cake mix (plus ingredients listed on box for preparation) […]

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Graduation Scroll Snacks

Graduation Scroll Snacks

If you’re celebrating a scholar in your family this year, we have a really smart idea for you! Use these sweet snacks as a special treat that doubles as décor for your party.  Simply create a display to pay tribute to the graduate’s newly earned diploma with 2 items you can pick up at your local market.  Follow the directions below and then stack scrolls on a platter and feature alongside classic books. Graduation Scroll […]

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Graduation Goldfish Party Snack Idea!

Graduation Goldfish Party Snack Idea!

Graduation Goldfish Snack Idea! Try this fun idea for celebrating a Pre-K, Kindergarden or an elementary school graduation.  It’s also a great way to say “Good Job” to children who successfully completed another school year and will graduate to the next grade!  Use our FREE printable tags to make it easy! Materials Plastic sandwich bags Baby Cheddar Goldfish® Crackers Ribbon Printable tags >  Click for FREE TAGS Instruction Print tags [FREE TAGS]. Cut out individual […]

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Easy DIY Graduation Party Photo Booth

Easy DIY Graduation Party Photo Booth

Create a Graduation party photo booth in a snap! Hang picture frames on clear wire indoors or out to create a cool photo booth that will capture the memories from this special celebration. 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 photo collage frames, large framed prints, etc. 2.    Once you think you […]

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Graduation Party Idea – Memory Lane!

Graduation Party Idea - Memory Lane!

Create a “Memory Lane” at your graduation celebration to pay tribute to your graduate. Guests will enjoy this stroll down Memory Lane while mingling at the party. This personalized DIY decor serves as a fun focal point and conversation starter for your party. Post-party, slip the pages into a scrapbook for a keepsake gift. Memory Lane Materials 1 pkg. white braided clothesline Decorative chalkboard clothespins Chalk 15 – 8.5” x 11” photos of graduate 15 […]

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Simple Ideas for A Kentucky Derby Party!

Simple Ideas for A Kentucky Derby Party!

And they’re off! Together these words start what has come to be known as the most exciting two minutes in sports. Saturday, May 3st, 2014 will mark the 140th “run for the roses”. The Kentucky Derby is the perfect time to gather family and friends for some fun. Host a party but keep it simple by inviting guests over to enjoy the race and a cocktail, 2 hours is perfect. Make it special by serving […]

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The Perfect Bloody Mary & Egg Bar with Mark Addison and Oxi Clean

The Perfect Bloody Mary & Egg Bar with Mark Addison and Oxi Clean

Picture above Mark Addison> Whether it’s a cocktail party with friends, dinner with your significant other or hosting the whole family for a holiday feast, at home entertaining is a great way for those you love to come together over good food and drinks.  But few of us have the hours needed to get the job done – and perhaps the least favorite job is tackling the prep and clean-up, even if that means taking […]

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Easter Egg Bunny Place Setting and Snack!

Easter Egg Bunny Place Setting and Snack!

Simple and Special Edible Easter Place Setting Idea Set your Easter Brunch table or your family breakfast table with these darling place settings that are actually a snack.  Each, an edible hard boiled egg that’s all dressed up for Easter.   If the kids have decorated Easter Eggs use them with coordinating napkins to create bunnies and feature their special creations at the holiday table. Bunny Place Settings What you need Hard-boiled egg Large decorative […]

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Ladies’ Night with Apothic White #ApothicWhite #MSG421

Ladies' Night with Apothic White #ApothicWhite #MSG421

This spring we’re sharing our twist on the traditional Ladies’ Night with an Apothic White inspired cocktail party. Apothic is a white wine with darker motives, bottled for nights just like the one we’ve created for you.  The new 2012 vintage combines a trio of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Riesling with hints of peach and apricot, giving it a refreshing finish like spring.  This medium-bodied wine is slightly sweet and friendly (just like the girls) […]

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Radiant Orchid Tropical Party Tips and Recipes!

Radiant Orchid Tropical Party Tips and Recipes!

Entertaining at home can be one of the most intimate ways you connect with those you love, and it has the potential be the most fun! Imagine hosting a party that was actually a virtual vacation – an escape to a great destination for a few hours without leaving home! “Come as You Are” Cocktail BBQ – Surprise your friends and family with a tropical twist on the typical barbeque and host a mini-vacation for […]

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Special Carrot Salad For Spring!

Special Carrot Salad For Spring!

With Easter around the corner and spring celebrations filling up the calendar, we were eager to share this special carrot salad recipe from Svitlana Flom. Svitlana is the editor-in-chief of Art de Fete (www.artdefete.com), a website that’s a feast for your eyes.  It’s a wonderful resource for women looking for special ways to transform their home décor from ordinary to extraordinary.  It also offers illustrated tips, including sophisticated table settings, colorful springtime floral arrangements and […]

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Easter Egg Cakes From Woman’s Day Magazine

Easter Egg Cakes From Woman's Day Magazine

Looking for an adorable Easter treat?  Stop Hunting!  In the April issue of Woman’s Day, on newsstands now, you can find the cutest lemon flavored critter cakes to make for family and friends this holiday.  Each cake costs only 13 cents to make and can be decorated in many fun, creative ways. OUR TIP:  If you’re not a natural artist, don’t be intimidated by these cakes, have fun and let the kids join in too!  […]

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Deviled Egg Chicks For Easter and Spring Celebrations!

Deviled Egg Chicks For Easter and Spring Celebrations!

Photo Credit: Alexandra Mascali Try these simple, yet special Deviled Egg Chicks for Easter this year.  They will be the stars of the table! Chick Deviled Eggs Ingredients 6 large eggs, hardboiled and cooled 2 tbsp. mayonnaise 1 tsp. Dijon mustard salt and pepper, to taste 12 small Raisinets (or raisins) 1 candied orange slice grated lemon peel 12 Cheez-Its Instructions Peel eggs. Slice bottom off each egg so it will sit flat. Slice top […]

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Easter Breakfast Casserole!

Easter Breakfast Casserole!

If you are hosting an Easter Brunch this year, here’s a perfect recipe to feature at your holiday table.  It’s also a great idea for turning Easter leftovers into a delicious meal!  Enjoy. Emeril Lagasse’s Breakfast Casserole with Broccoli, Ham, and Cheese Serves 6 – 8 Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 1 ¼ teaspoons salt, plus more to season 6 cups broccoli florets (from about 2 pounds broccoli heads) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 ½ cups […]

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“Little Peeps” Easter Table Centerpiece

“Little Peeps” Easter Table Centerpiece

  For the “Little” Peeps Easter Table! Here’s a simple yet special idea for your Easter celebration.  Mason jars filled with an assortment of colorful Peep Bunnies and Chicks and Easter candy are the perfect pick for your “little peeps” Easter table centerpiece. When the party is over, they double as a family favor.  Send each family home with a jar as their keepsake of a special day. Note: depending on the size of your […]

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Little Girl’s Princess Birthday Party Theme!

A princess party is timeless, it seems to be a top pick for little girls year after year.  Today we want to share a very special party planned and produced by the talented Tali of A Party Studio.  We love this party because it makes room for the boys too and some very handsome pirates!   You can connect with Tali founder of A Party Studio on facebook here>  and be sure to visit her […]

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Shamrockin’ Recipes For Saint Patrick’s Day Party Coffees

Shamrockin' Recipes For Saint Patrick's Day Party Coffees

Just in time for your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, we have the pleasure of  sharing four Shamrockin‘ recipes for party coffees from illy and Master Barista Giorgio Milos.  Giorgio Milos is an Italian Barista Champion and top World Barista Championship contender, and now illy’s North American Barista in Residence . A barista’s work starts with understanding how coffee grows, then applying a scientist’s curiosity to the complex chain of chemical reactions and variables that create […]

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Little Boy’s Helicopter Birthday Party Theme!

Little Boy's Helicopter Birthday Party Theme!

Today we want to share a very special party planned and produced by the talented Tali of A Party Studio.   We love this party theme and all of its special touches.  What little boy {or girl} wouldn’t love it – Cheers to A Party Studio!  You can connect with Tali founder of A Party Studio on facebook here>  and be sure to visit her Etsy Shop here> Tali’s son, Asher, is crazy about helicopters so […]

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5 Fabulous Floral Arrangements From 2 Supermarket Bouquets

5 Fabulous Floral Arrangements From 2 Supermarket Bouquets

  5 Fabulous Floral Arrangements From 2 Supermarket Bouquets 1. “Pop goes the Daisy” for the Beverage Bar: The mix of sophisticated roses with a playful Gerbera Daisy poking up in the middle adds a charming pop of color to your beverage bar. We used this wide-mouthed glass mason jar for interest and its wide base and low height. There is a lot of activity at the beverage bar, so keep things low and compact. […]

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Saint Patrick’s Day Rainbow Dessert Idea!

Saint Patrick's Day Rainbow Dessert Idea!

  Here’s a fun way to introduce a healthy dessert at your Saint Patrick’s Day celebration.  It’s a rainbow of fruit flavor and will look gorgeous on your table.  Just try to keep the kids away so you get some! Saint Patrick’s Day Fruit Rainbow Ingredients (R) 16 oz. container strawberries – washed, hulled and quartered (O) 12 oz. jar mandarin oranges (Y) 1 pineapple – cut into bite-sized pieces (G) 3-4 kiwi – peeled, […]

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Saint Patrick’s Day Dessert Idea – Crème de Menthe Brownies!

Saint Patrick's Day Dessert Idea - Crème de Menthe Brownies!

Get Lucky this St. Patrick’s Day with some boozy baking!  Combine your cocktail and confections this St. Patrick’s Day with this mint of a boozy baked good. A shot of liqueur infused minty cream frosting sandwiched between gooey chocolaty goodness – everybody’s happy! Crème de Menthe Brownies – Boozy Baking Ingredients 1 tray brownies 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 cups powdered sugar 4 tbsp. Green Crème de menthe 8 oz. semi sweet chocolate baking squares […]

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3 Ways To Celebrate Your Birthday Mom!

3 Ways To Celebrate Your Birthday Mom!

Birthdays are good for you.  Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest. —Larry Lorenzoni Who doesn’t love a birthday celebration? A birthday is one day devoted to celebrating a human being’s presence in this world and is one day that you should celebrate “you”! Frequently Mothers don’t get a proper birthday celebration because, let’s be honest, many times we have to plan them ourselves and it doesn’t feel right.  However, […]

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Insider Oscar® Party Tips From Sterling Vineyards!

Insider Oscar® Party Tips From Sterling Vineyards!

  We are pleased to share these insider tips for creating a taste of Hollywood’s most glamorous night in your own home from Sterling Vineyards – the Exclusive Wine of the 2014 Oscars®. Sterling Vineyards is proud to share with us some insider tips for celebrating like a star in your own home.  Sterling shares a sneak peek below of what’s to come inside the walls of the Dolby Theater and at the Governors Ball.  […]

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Red Carpet Viewing Party Cocktail and Concession Stand!

Red Carpet Viewing Party Cocktail and Concession Stand!

On Sunday, March 2, 2014, Hollywood rolls out the red carpet for a night of stars (and the best fashion show of the year!) As viewing the red carpet coverage is an event in and of itself, it deserves its own viewing party. We wanted to extend the energy and excitement from the red carpet to the home so we created a Mod Cocktail and Concession Stand for you to enjoy with your friends. Not […]

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DIY Red Carpet Party Voting Paddles

DIY Red Carpet Party Voting Paddles

Turn your Red Carpet Viewing into Red Carpet Voting with these fun DIY Party Voting Paddles. To make the red carpet viewing more fun give each guest a Party Voting Paddle to weigh-in on the style strutting down the red carpet. FYI: One side of the paddle is positive, the other negative – you’ll be surprised how much fun you have! DIY Red Carpet Party Voting Paddles (Makes 4) Assembly was easy with these unfinished […]

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Oscar-Worthy Party Tips From Meyers Styles!

Oscar-Worthy Party Tips From Meyers Styles!

Introducing Katie Meyers, Entertaining Stylist,  and founder of Meyers Styles.  Katie’s work has been featured HGTV and  Huffington Post to name just a few.  Please enjoy this special guest post from Katie today, and let her inspire you to party like a star this coming Oscar® Sunday.  Also, be sure to connect with Katie on Twitter,  Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. All photo credits to Alexandra Frumberg OSCAR®-WORTHY PARTY TIPS  – BY KATIE MEYERS OF MEYERS […]

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Tic Tac Toe I Love You So Valentine’s Day Treat!

Tic Tac Toe I Love You So Valentine's Day Treat!

  We were snowed in today so the only place to shop was the pantry, when trying to make a special Valentine’s Day snack.   Seriously, straight from the heart, no pun intended this is what Elizabeth come up with at her house.  She is a genius I love her! With these items, she created a Valentine’s Day dessert! What you need: Twizzlers Rold Gold Tiny Twists Pretzels Mallomars White icing Nestle’s semi sweet morsel Instructions: […]

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Super Valentine’s Day Snack Recipe!

Super Valentine's Day Snack Recipe!

  Sweet and salty snacks are always a favorite in my house, so I’m getting ready to mix up this treat for Valentine’s Day.  It not only tastes great, it will look so pretty on my party table!  You can enjoy more recipes at Target.com/recipes and – they’re fabulous! “Sweet Sayings” Chocolate Potato Chip Snack Mix Makes about 8 cups Total Time:  2 hours including time to set What You’ll Need: 3 cups Archer Farms Sea […]

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Sweet Valentine’s Day Card Crafting Party For Kids!

Sweet Valentine's Day Card Crafting Party For Kids!

Children love making handmade Valentine’s Day cards – it’s a craft and gift in one! They will be so proud to gift these sweet cards crafted with love. To make this activity extra fun this year host a Sweet Valentine Cards Crafting Party! Its simple to do and so much fun, check out the smiles below! Inspiration: Retro ‘70s Valentines – Inspired by the sweet valentines from our youth, we used sheets of Cavallini Valentine […]

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Galentine’s Day Brunch Recipes and Tips

Galentine's Day Brunch Recipes and Tips

Galentine’s Day Brunch with special recipes from Andrea Correale Whether you are coupled up or flying solo, February 13th is all about gals celebrating their gal pals.  Create a fun brunch for your friends with delicious recipes from Andrea Correale (see below).  Andrea took her menu inspiration from Park’s and Recreations character Leslie Knope, – waffles are  included!    Andrea Correale, Celebrity Caterer and Founder & President of Elegant Affairs, has catered to VIP palates including […]

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Romantic Valentine’s Day Party For Two – Tips | Recipes | Decor Ideas!

Romantic Valentine's Day Party For Two - Tips | Recipes | Decor Ideas!

  February is the month of love and romance, and is the perfect time to celebrate the “two of you”! When was the last time you got away alone as a couple? I won’t answer, because it’s been way to long. However, sometimes that’s the problem, we forget that we can get away together right in our own home, by creating a time, place and way to share.   After reading Seductive Tables For Two, by […]

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Winter Olympic Vodka Ice Bar and Viewing Party Tips!

Winter Olympic Vodka Ice Bar and Viewing Party Tips!

  Links for party picks above  1. Vodka Ice Bar   2. USA 2014 Winter Olympics Sochi Team USA Dual Flags Pin   3.  USA Go USA Knit Mittens – Navy Blue   4. International Flag Picks 50ct       5.  International Flag Pennant Banner 23ft    6. Fred Cool Shooter Glass Molds   7. Ralph Lauren USA Sochi 2014 Ceremony Reindeer Hat – Navy Blue    8. Team USA Fleece Blanket                9.  An outdoor photo op   10.  Petrossian Caviarcube® We love celebrating […]

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Banana Love Muffins – Valentine’s Day Recipe

Banana Love Muffins - Valentine's Day Recipe

Perfect Valentine’s Day Breakfast for your LOVE MUFFINS! These delicious Banana Love Muffins are simple to bake and make everyone feel special.  Serve them as a surprise breakfast for your loved-ones or enlist the help of the kids in the house to bake some memories together! Banana Love Muffins (Yields 18-20 muffins) Ingredients ¾ cup unsalted butter (softened) 1 cup sugar 4 eggs 4 ripe bananas 3 cups flour 1/8 cup wheat germ 1 ½ […]

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Valentine’s Day Sandwich Cookies!

Valentine's Day Sandwich Cookies!

Bake up some love for your family this Valentine’s day with this simple and special recipe. Kids love icing and sprinkles so we made sure to put them front and center in this sweet treat. Valentine’s Day Sandwich Cookie Recipe (Makes 12) Ingredients 24 sugar cookies (recipe below) 1 batch buttercream icing (recipe below) Heart sprinkles Instructions Lay ½ of the cookies bottom side up on a wax paper lined tray. Drop a spoonful or […]

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