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...]

“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...]

Making Spirits Bright Holiday Bar Cart

The holiday season is in full swing, but that doesn't mean that you can't still amp up your holiday entertaining with a festive and colorful cocktail party. The holidays are a busy time of year for everyone and it's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of this fast paced season.  If you are like me and want to focus on slowing down, relaxing and savoring moments with family and friends you are going to love this easy Making Spirits Bright holiday bar cart. I've teamed up with … [Read more...]