Simple Summer Watermelon Party

Every summer my family and I eat our weight in watermelons.  We cannot get enough, they are just so refreshing during the hot Southern Summers! I wanted to make snack time a little more special recently, so I invited a few friends and my niece and nephew over for a Simple Summer Watermelon Party and watermelon snacks.  While the kids splashed in the pool, I set up a sweet little snack table. The night before the playdate, I made a watermelon cake.  It's really a funfetti cake … [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...]

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 … [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...]

DIY Outdoor Bar Cart

Sip, sip, hooray, summer is on it's way!  And you know what that means - it's time for outdoor entertaining!  I love entertaining, but summer entertaining is one of my favorite ways to hang out with family and friends.  I teamed up with my friends at DecoArt to create a colorful DIY Outdoor Bar Cart to get ready for all the pool parties, porch sitting, and backyard BBQ's!   When I think of summer entertaining I think of bright, bold colors. Last year I discovered the … [Read more...]

DIY Patriotic Monogrammed Koozies with Cricut Explore Air 2

The season for summer entertaining is almost here, and I can hardly wait!  I host lots of dinner parties, backyard BBQs and holiday themed events all year long, but nothing beats summer entertaining!  Memorial Day is the official kick-off and signal that summer entertaining has arrived, and to celebrate I'm making personalized DIY Patriotic Koozies with my Cricut Explore Air 2. Every year we take turns with our friends hosting a Memorial Day party.  It's not my turn this year, … [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...]

4th of July Sweepstakes

Are you ready for the 4th of July?  We have lots of plans and will be celebrating all weekend long with BBQs, Pool Parties and Fireworks.  If you haven't made plans yet, I've rounded up a few of my favorite ideas that are easy to execute and guaranteed to help you turn an ordinary celebration into an extraordinary one!  I've also teamed up with Tuesday Morning for a fun 4th of July Sweepstakes so you can treat yourself and celebrate the 4th, make sure you scroll down for all the details. If … [Read more...]