DIY Patriotic Italian Soda Bar

Summer is in full swing here and we are filling our social calendar with lots of pool parties, backyard BBQ's and outdoor concerts. While the summer is heating up we are cooling down with a fun and refreshing DIY Patriotic Italian Soda Bar!  This red, white and blue drink station is perfect for all your summer celebrations and I'm sharing all the details for this Italian Soda Bar over on the Chinet® brand blog.   Guest young and old will enjoy sipping on their own delicious … [Read more...]

Summer Seafood Boil Party

Summer may be almost over, but I just had to share one of my favorite summer party ideas that I recently hosted and shared on the Oriental Trading blog.  Here in the south our summer isn't complete until we've hosted or attended a Summer Seafood Boil.  This is one of my all-time favorite ways to entertain because it is simple and fun. If you aren’t familiar with a southern seafood boil let me give you a quick run down. It involves eating pounds and pounds of crawfish, shrimp, … [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...]

4th of July Drink Recipes

I found some amazing drink recipes that have the perfect patriotic flair! You could serve up these All American drinks just for the 4th of July or all summer long! Every one of these 4th of July Drink Recipes have some kind of different ingredient, so you’re bound to find a few that you will enjoy. Bring in some red, white, and blue to your table and cheer to our freedom. 4TH OF JULY DRINK RECIPES This Bomb Pop Fizzy Drink post was shared a few years ago, and I think it'd be a big hit for … [Read more...]

25 Watermelon Crafts

Of all the fruit we associate with summer, watermelon is probably right at the top of the list. And have you seen all the cute Watermelon Crafts floating out there on the internet? You should check out the ones I have found! There are so many that would be perfect for the summer- whether it's for a BBQ, a fruit themed party, or just a fun craft day.  Create things that serve multiple purposes, like this DIY Watermelon Flower Vase. Giggles Galore Button crafts are so fun to do- and this DIY … [Read more...]

Slice Into Summer- 20 Watermelon Party Ideas

If you’re all about summer’s favorite fruit- watermelon, then it makes sense to have a Watermelon Party!  I truly believe the best part about a party is the dessert table, with all the decorations and food. Have a fantastic party with all these sweet Watermelon Party Ideas. I hope you find some great ways to incorporate some of these ideas in your next BBQ, 4th of July party, or get together! Festive as it is inexpensive, this watermelon box party favor makes a great gift for your friends to … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Grilling Caddy Gift

Father's Day is just around the corner and that means the official arrival of summer isn't far behind.  Today I'm sharing a Father's Day gift idea that dad can put to good use all summer long.  I teamed up with my friends at Oriental Trading to create a Father's Day Grilling Caddy Gift stuffed with lots of BBQ tools, handmade gifts and free Printable Father's Day Grillin' Tags. When it comes to celebrating Father's Day, I love to get the kids involved with making special handmade … [Read more...]

DIY Patriotic Serving Tray

I am so excited about this weekend I can hardly stand it.  We have lots of plans for Memorial Day weekend, and I'm looking forward to spending lots of quality time with our friends and family.  But, what I'm most excited about is the unofficial start of summer and my favorite season for entertaining! There will be backyard BBQs, pool parties, lots of porch sitting, and of course plenty of refreshing beverages.  So I  whipped up this sweet and simple DIY Patriotic Serving Tray … [Read more...]

Brisket Sliders with Spicy Jalapeno Coleslaw

This blog post was sponsored by KING’S HAWAIIAN® but the opinions are all my own. #gametimegrilling #ad Here at our house Fall doesn't just mean cooler weather and shorter days. Around here fall means football. I've always been a fan of football, I think my love for the game started when I was in high school. As a social butterfly, Friday night games started out as a way for me to socialize with my friends. But, then I started hanging out in the press box announcing plays and eventually fell in … [Read more...]

Best Guacamole Recipe

Everybody needs a killer guacamole recipe, it's the perfect party dip and a crowd favorite.  I have the best guacamole recipe to share with you, it's so simple but it is seriously the best! Guacamole and Buffalo Chicken Dip are my go-to dips whenever we are entertaining or having a party.  I love avocados, and chips and guacamole are one of my favorite foods, so much so that I would probably request it as my last meal.  The other night my family and I went to On The Border for dinner and … [Read more...]