How to Host a Holiday Cookie Exchange Party

Hosting a Holiday Cookie Exchange is one of the easiest ways to gather friends for an evening of sweets and fun. Not only does it give you a chance to spend time with your favorite people during this busy holiday season, but it also provides the added bonus of getting to try a bunch of different yummy cookie recipes.  After years of hosting our annual cookie swap, I decided to share my favorite tips to help you host an extraordinary holiday cookie exchange party of your … [Read more...]

Holly Jolly Holiday Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #MyHolidayEveryday #CollectiveBias The holidays are such a magical time of year, but they can also be an incredibly busy time of year. This year host a simple Holly Jolly Holiday party and spend time making memories with friends and family.  You are going to Fa La La La in LOVE with this Holly Jolly Holiday Party, and our Holly Jolly Punch recipe is going to be your go-to signature … [Read more...]

Poinsettias & Plaid Holiday Brunch

Throughout the holiday season, our homes are filled with friends, family and lots of delicious food.  This holiday season, host a stress-free Poinsettias & Plaid Holiday Brunch to kick off the festivities.    During the busy holiday season, there are lots of parties to attend,  brunch can be easier on both the guest and the host. It's actually one of my favorite parties we throw all year and today I've teamed up with Calloway's Nursery to show you how to host your own … [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...]

Easy Tailgate Snack and Party Ideas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #KickoffWithGreatTaste #CollectiveBias It's that glorious time of year where the weather gets cooler, the holiday season begins and football fills our weekend!  I love this time of year and I always look forward to football games.  Whether we are heading to the local high school game or tailgating at the match up between major rivals I love game day! I've teamed up with my … [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...]

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...]