Game Day Popcorn and Pretzel Bar

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on the behalf of Cost Plus World Market.  The opinions, text and photos are all my own. Growing up in Texas, football is a way of life. So when it comes to tailgating and game day parties I know how to entertain and wow a crowd! When you get to combine two things you love, football and entertaining, you know it's going to be a good day.  I'm gearing up for the Big Game with a fun football themed snack station that is guaranteed to get the party … [Read more...]

20 Fun Summer BBQ Food & Drink Stations

It is summer now, and there should be quite a bit of entertaining going on. A lot of the time, you eat with your eyes first- especially if there’s a food or drink bar. These 20 Fun Summer BBQ Food and Drink Stations allow your guests to pick and choose what they want. It is so easy to just set up a table and make all your food and beverages LOOK good. 20 FUN SUMMER BBQ FOOD & DRINK STATIONS Summer entertaining is all about spending time with your friends and family- and a Hot Dog Bar is … [Read more...]

Game Day Baked Potato Bar

Football and entertaining, those are two things I'm passionate about.  I love getting together with friends and family to watch football on the weekends, there is nothing quite like yelling at the TV and cheering on your favorite team with good food and friends.  This weekend everyone will gather at our house for the Big Game.  Our guest are going to love getting in on the action and creating their own winning combinations at our interactive Game Day Baked Potato Bar. Over 115 million people … [Read more...]

Buffalo Ranch Popcorn

Do you have one of those go-to recipes that you take with you to every party?  For me it's my buffalo chicken dip. I make it or take it to almost every single get-together or party we have.  It is one of those staples that everyone loves, but I thought it was time to switch things up this year for our Super Bowl party. I have a feeling our guest are going to love this Buffalo Ranch Popcorn just as much! Popcorn is the perfect party snack and great for munching on while watching the big … [Read more...]

Grinch Munch Popcorn

Traditions play a big part in our holiday celebrations. Every year we look forward to the arrival of our elf, decorating gingerbread houses, and serving others with our 12 Days of Service Project and watching our favorite holiday movies. It's these little things that help make the holiday feel truly magical. The holiday season would not be complete for our family without our annual How the Grinch Stole Christmas movie night. This year we are making the Imperial Sugar recipe for Grinch Munch … [Read more...]

Leftover Halloween Candy Recipes

Every year, it never fails, the kids come home with overflowing bags of candy on Halloween night! Even if we don't stay out trick-or-treating long, they still end up with so much candy. Or I end up buying lots of candy on sale after Halloween. Instead of sneaking candies out of the kids' trick or treat bags this year, have them hop into the kitchen with you and create some extraordinary treats with the extra Halloween candy. These Leftover Halloween Candy Recipes are out of this world delicious! … [Read more...]

Patriotic Popcorn Bar for 4th of July

Boom! Pop! Pow! Wow your friends and family with a Patriotic Popcorn Bar for the 4th of July.  This simple serve-your-self popcorn bar is the perfect way to wind down the night and settle in with a treat for the spectacular fireworks show. I've teamed up with Oriental Trading to create this Boom! Pop! Pow! 4th of July Popcorn Party and I show just how simple it is to throw together a festive popcorn bar that is perfect for your holiday entertaining.  Whether you are hosting a backyard BBQ or … [Read more...]

Poppin’ Into Summer Party

We are so ready for summer and can't wait for days filled with trips to the pool, family vacations, movie nights and sleeping in.  To celebrate we are Poppin' Into Summer with a simple and vibrant themed party.I love any excuse to celebrate and it's become a tradition for me to host a party on the last day of school. We've had a Surfin' Into Summer pool party, a Poolside Popsicle Party and this year we had a poptastic Poppin' Into Summer Party.  I decided to keep things simple and stick with a … [Read more...]

How to Plan an Outdoor Movie Night

Now playing on a lawn near you, a fun summer flick under the stars.  This summer kick-off the season with an outdoor movie night.  As the heat from the long summer days subsides and the evenings cool off it's the perfect time to entertain guest.  We've partnered with Enbrighten Cafe Lights by Jasco to show you how easy it is to plan an outdoor movie night. Our family loves going to the movies, but it can get expensive when you have to buy high priced movie tickets and overpriced snacks for a … [Read more...]

Lucky Charm Popcorn

It's not to late to put together a magically delicious treat for St. Patrick's Day.  We're celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Lucky Charm Popcorn, a treat the whole family will love! When I was a kid it was an extra special morning when we found Lucky Charms in our cereal bowls. It was truly like finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, I loved saving the tiny marshmallows until the end and watching them turn the milk into a pretty pastel rainbow. The marshmallows are still my favorite … [Read more...]