Mini DIY Succulent Pumpkin Place Cards

The little details are key to creating memorable events.  Whether you are hosting a Fall Dinner party or in charge of Thanksgiving for your entire family, place cards are a guaranteed way to make your guest feel special.  I am a big believer in place cards, even at a simple dinner party with friends.  Not only do I think that it helps guest feel extra special, it takes the pressure off of everyone trying to figure out where to sit.  Mini DIY succulent pumpkin place cards are … [Read more...]

8 Tips for a Stress-Free Fall Dinner Party

As the weather starts to cool off and the leaves begin to change, it's a sure sign that the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is just around the corner.  Fall always inspires me to enjoy the bounty of the season and puts me in the mood for a party!  Whether it's a kid-friendly Halloween party, a fall inspired coffee date with girlfriends or an intimate dinner party, nothing beats celebrating with your favorite people.  This year I'm spicing up our fall calendar and … [Read more...]

How to Host a Murder Mystery Dinner Party

Halloween is the perfect time to dress up and create a spooktacular themed party.  Murder mystery parties are an excellent way to engage and entertain friends this Halloween.  Not sure where to start?  Don't worry, I'm here to share my favorite tips and show you how to host a Murder Mystery Dinner Party that is to die for! I recently teamed up with Oriental Trading to create this bone chilling Murder Mystery dinner party.  It's full of spooky Halloween decorations, to die … [Read more...]

Pink-o-Ween Halloween Ghoul’s Night Party

Halloween is one of my very favorite holidays to celebrate.  I love everything about it from dressing up, transforming my home into a spooky Dead & Breakfast Inn and of course celebrating with spooktacular parties!  A night in with the "ghoulfriends" is always good for the soul, so I'm planning a Pink-o-Ween Halloween Ghoul's Night Party to eat, drink and be scary! While I love Halloween, I don't necessarily love the traditional black and orange color scheme.  I typically … [Read more...]

Simple Rustic Farmhouse Thanksgiving Table Setting

For an avid entertainer like myself, Thanksgiving is the ultimate holiday to host.  This year I'm giving my Thanksgiving table a timeless, rustic update inspired by the colors of autumn, pumpkins, and a bountiful harvest.  This year's table setting is all about bringing the harvest home and gathering with a grateful heart to celebrate with friends and family. I partnered with my friends at Chinet to create a beautiful and stress-free table setting that your friends and family will love.  When … [Read more...]

Fiesta Chicken Taco Cups

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Conagra Brands. All opinions are mine alone. #31DaysWithRotel #CollectiveBias Around here May is a month of celebrations and packed schedules.  We kicked the month of celebrations off with a poolside Cinco de Mayo party and moved right on to a Fiesta Dinner Party for our supper club.  In between we've had birthday parties, soccer parties, school activities and girl's night out.  It's been a busy month but I love any excuse to host … [Read more...]

Fiesta Dinner Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Conagra Brands. All opinions are mine alone. #31DaysWithRotel #CollectiveBias Cinco de Mayo may have come and gone, but that doesn't mean we can't keep the fiesta going!  May is a month full of party potential, just think about it...the weather is warmer, school is coming to an end and pool season is upon us. I personally love any excuse to host friends and family over, especially when it involves Mexican food. I've teamed up with … [Read more...]

Cupid’s Cafe Valentine’s Day Dinner

If you are looking for a fun way to celebrate Valentine's Day with your kids then you are in the right place.  Today I am going to share one of my favorite childhood traditions with a Valentine's Day twist.  Pull up a chair and join the party, today we are celebrating with Cupid's Cafe Valentine's Day Dinner. My mom always had the best ideas.  She was always creating fun scavenger hunts or hosting silly dinners for our family and friends.  One of my favorite ideas was the silly dinners. … [Read more...]

Winter Solstice Party

The holidays can be a merry time filled with laughter and fun, but they can also be stressful. In the midst of the darker winter days, combined with the added stress and craziness from the holiday season, this time of year can feel overwhelming. I know because it's exactly how I've been feeling lately.  With looming deadlines, holiday shopping, and holiday celebrations I started to lose sight of what this time of year is all about.  I decided to fix that and celebrate the light of my life, my … [Read more...]

Wickedly Awesome Halloween Parties

Halloween is drawing near- do you have any plans?  It is on a Saturday this year and I am so excited about that!  It gives us the opportunity to do something the night before Halloween and then we still have ALL day Saturday to prepare for the evening festivities!  If you're thinking of throwing a party, you should check out these wickedly awesome Halloween parties that I just love!  Some of them are spooky and dark, and others are bright and fun.  You can get inspired by so many of these … [Read more...]