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...]

You’re a Star Graduation Party

Yesterday my kids informed me that there are only 20 days of school left.  Which means that graduation season is here and with that comes lots of graduation celebrations.  I teamed up with Oriental Trading and created a star-studded graduation party theme and dessert table that is perfect for your graduation celebrations So whether you are celebrating your cute little kindergarten graduate or your all grown-up high school graduate, this You're a Star graduation party is full of … [Read more...]

Boho Chicks and Churros Fiesta Party

I entertain a lot, but one of my favorite get-together's is hands down girl's night!  When you combine that with Mexican food, churros and cocktails you can guarantee an extraordinary night with lots of laughter and fun.  I recently teamed up with Oriental Trading to create this colorful Boho Chicks and Churros Fiesta party and am so excited to bring you a sneak peek of all the fun! I'm a sucker for a fiesta themed party.  Maybe it's because of the fact that I could probably live … [Read more...]

Mango Strawberry Sparkling Lemonade

“This post has been sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company. All thoughts and opinions are my own.” A few years ago I made a goal to drink the recommended 8-10 glasses of water a day. To be honest, I struggled in the beginning. I even created my own DIY motivational water bottle to help me reach my goal. After a while the habit became a lifestyle change and it was no longer a struggle to gulp down those glasses of water. But, every now and then I crave something with a little something extra and … [Read more...]

Woolly Cute Little Lamb Easter Party

Hippity-Hoppity Easter is on it's way...but this year we are giving the Easter Bunny a much-needed break and letting this "woolly" cute flock of sheep shine with a woolly cute Little Lamb Easter Party.   I have so many fond memories of holiday traditions and have made it a goal to make sure my children have the same happy memories.  Easter is one of those holidays where I can vividly recall special activities and moments, like the panoramic Easter eggs my mom would make and the … [Read more...]

Bunny Bait Easter Snack Mix

Hippity-hoppity the Easter Bunny is on his way! I can't believe that Easter will be here in just a few short weeks, to be honest I feel like it has really snuck up on my this year.  Fortunately, I've been working on some fun Easter themed projects, like this Bunny Bait Easter Snack Mix, that are Easter Bunny approved!   I recently teamed up with my friends at Chinet® to create this scrumptious snack mix and adorable bunny cups. This simple snack idea is perfect for Easter … [Read more...]

Slam Dunk Basketball Party

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC., The Coca-Cola® Company, and NABISCO, all opinions are mine alone. #TheWinningBasket #CollectiveBias Have you been watching The Big Tournament?  I am an avid sports fan, especially when it comes to basketball in March.  The first week of the tournament has shown us that anything can happen, everything from the unusual, improbable to the unthinkable has happened this week and I'm loving every minute of it! I'm here today to … [Read more...]

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...]

“You Stole a Pizza My Heart” Valentine’s Day Pizza Party

One of the things I remember most about my childhood is how my mom would always create fun themed events for all of the holidays.  I don't remember eating out much as a kid, but I remember the themed "restaurants" my mom would create at home to celebrate everything from Chinese New Year to Valentine's Day.  This year I'm channeling my uber creative mom and serving up lots of love with a fun family-friendly "You Stole a Pizza My Heart" Valentine's Day Pizza Party. I've teamed up with … [Read more...]

Easy Entertaining Tips for A Winning Game Day Party

Every year the first Sunday in February millions of people tune in to watch the Super Bowl. It's become an unofficial holiday in the United States and is a day when families and friends gather together to watch football, hilarious commercials and epic halftime shows.  Whether your favorite team made it to the Big Game or not, or you are just tuning in for the commercials, you'll score big with these tips for easy entertaining and a winning game day party! I'm a big fan of both … [Read more...]